France: Hitting Home

A grieving brother goes mid

The cream-colored Alfa-Romeo careered toward the assembled dignitaries as a security man, in a half-crouch, squeezed off shots from his .357 magnum. There were screams. Onlookers scattered. The car slued into a line of coffins, knocking one over, and finally rolled to a halt, after coming within ten feet of French Defense Minister Charles Hernu. The incident last week climaxed an otherwise solemn military funeral at the Toulouse-Francazal airbase for the nine French paratroopers killed in Chad. The grieving brother of one of the dead soldiers had tried...

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