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French soldiers had 2 chances to kill bin Lad


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Documentary: French soldiers had 2 chances to kill bin Laden

A French documentary claims French soldiers had two opportunities to shoot and kill Osama bin Laden, but they were not given the go-ahead by their American superiors.

According to media reports, the documentary says French special forces had the leader of al-Qaeda in their sights twice in Afghanistan, in 2003 and 2004.

The soldiers would have fired on him, the film says, but the order to kill simply never came from the U.S. commanders in charge.

The newspaper Le Figaro said Thursday that the documentary is based on interviews of four soldiers by filmmakers Éric de Lavarène and Emmanuel Razavi, who call their documentary Ben Laden, les ratés d'une traque (Bin Laden, the Failures of a Manhunt ).

The documentary has created a stir among government officials. The French cable network LCI says the Defence Ministry is calling the film's claims "pure fabrication."

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-_- If they shot first without permission, would they have gone to jail for killing a terrorist on the FBI's Most Wanted?

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Documentary: French soldiers had 2 chances to kill bin Laden

A French documentary claims French soldiers had two opportunities to shoot and kill Osama bin Laden, but they were not given the go-ahead by their American superiors.

According to media reports, the documentary says French special forces had the leader of al-Qaeda in their sights twice in Afghanistan, in 2003 and 2004.

The soldiers would have fired on him, the film says, but the order to kill simply never came from the U.S. commanders in charge.

The newspaper Le Figaro said Thursday that the documentary is based on interviews of four soldiers by filmmakers Éric de Lavarène and Emmanuel Razavi, who call their documentary Ben Laden, les ratés d'une traque (Bin Laden, the Failures of a Manhunt ).

The documentary has created a stir among government officials. The French cable network LCI says the Defence Ministry is calling the film's claims "pure fabrication."

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[sarcasm]I still think it's Bill Clintons fault.[/sarcasm]
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A French documentary claims French soldiers had two opportunities to shoot and kill Osama bin Laden

So did William Jefferson Clinton.

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Frankly; I find the French claiming that anyone in their military actually had any chance to do anything patently ridiculous..

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Well, I guesse they wouldn't have been able to without orders.

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