This will warm your heart, from France, our good friends and buddies. The elite of Europe, the people we should be saddened by cause of thier lack of love for the U.S. right now. These are people we’re supposed to aspire to be more like and want them to like us?
9/11 attacks ‘an incident’
Paris – French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen has dismissed the September 11, 2001 attacks as an “incident”, saying the death toll of 3 000 was equal to the number of people killed in Iraq in a month.
Le Pen made the comment in an interview published on Wednesday with the Catholic newspaper La Croix during which he praised Islamic leaders for condemning the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon.
“The September 11 event, or one could say incident, prompted a certain number of people to distance themselves (from Islamic extremism) to avoid falling under the barrage of accusations that was then unleashed,” said Le Pen.
Commenting on the death toll from the attacks, Le Pen said: “3 000 dead, that is how many die in Iraq in a month and it’s far less than the deaths in the Marseille or Dresden bombings at the end of the Second World War.”
The National Front leader said the World War II bombings were “also terrorist acts as they expressly targeted civilians to force military leaders to capitulate”.
Le Pen, 78, stunned the nation when he qualified for the second round of voting against Jacques Chirac in the 2002 presidential election with nearly 17% of votes.
He is taking part in his fifth and undoubtedly last presidential campaign ahead of the April-May election.
The far-right leader was convicted of Holocaust denial after he declared in 1987 that the gas chambers used by Nazi Germany to exterminate Jews were a “detail in the history of World War II”. (link)
Bravo, this is who people are voting for in France? Ya, I really want THOSE people to like us more. Pity we don’t get along these days.