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Nah, we really don't want French troops in Iraq,...

by Paul C / September 23, 2004 11:44 AM PDT

...at least if this is the way we can expect them to act.

Twelve French soldiers on peacekeeping duties in Ivory Coast have been arrested in connection with a bank theft there last week.

The troops had been assigned to protect a branch of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) and were charged with stealing $120,000 (100,000 euros).

French military spokesman Colonel Henry Aussavy said the accused soldiers were being sent home to face French justice.

More than 4,000 French troops are serving alongside UN peacekeepers.

The robbery came as banks throughout the eight countries of the Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa (UEMOA) were in the process of replacing a 1992 series of banknotes with more secure bills.


I guess the troops must have heard about the Oil for Food Program and figured that they could just get their share of the UN's plunder as well... Sad

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(NT) (NT) Weren't leaders of the French gov't leading the way?
by Kiddpeat / September 23, 2004 12:08 PM PDT
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(NT) (NT) do you mean they didnt drop there guns and run away?
by Mark5019 / September 23, 2004 2:03 PM PDT
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