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    french anti-terrorism effort

    Merde, that's not Osama

    A Frenchman has been convicted for trying to run over a pedestrian he mistook for Osama bin Laden - which could have earned him a $7 million bounty.

    The 35-year-old, identified as a struggling artist named Pierre, was sentenced by a court in this southern France city to a three-month suspended prison term and ordered to pay 500 euro ($A830) to the victim, who was unharmed.

    The man's lawyer, David Mendel, said his client was traumatised by last week's terror attacks in Madrid and was temporarily the "victim of a hallucination," while driving through Montpellier's historic centre.

    The victim, a man in his 30s, was able to run from the oncoming car, which crashed along the side of a street.

    "It wasn't bin Laden," Mendel said. "If it was, we would have won $US5 million."

    The Madrid train bombings, which killed 201 people, increasingly appear to have been orchestrated by Islamic extremists with links to bin Laden's al-Qaeda terror network.


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    Hugh Jass Guest
    In the immortal words of Homer Simpson:

    Doh !

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    fat_chick Guest
    homer simpson is a man of the future

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    Tulrin Guest

    Re: french anti-terrorism effort

    Originally posted by Ned Kelly

    "It wasn't bin Laden," Mendel said. "If it was, we would have won $US5 million."
    That is hilarious... but I thought the reward for "getting" Bin Laden was US $25 million.

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    DPG Guest
    Well to be honest after the first gulf war, they are probably better off out of this one, let alone the anti-terror effort...

    Can you imagine the government briefings - we have mobilised and placed on red alert some of Paris's most vicious motorists...the terrorists haven't got a chance!!

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