July 15, 2013

France Confirms al Qaeda Murder of Hostage in Mali

Usually I have nothing good to say about France's handling of hostages. This is the country that routinely pays ransom, and then acts surprised when even more hostages are taken.

But in Mali? France has been, shall we say, ça va?

"The death of our compatriot Mr Philippe Verdon is formally confirmed," Hollande said in a statement. "The remains will be transferred to our country as soon as possible and the autopsy will reveal the causes of his death."

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 07:12 PM | Comments |