The French Military Really Bleu It This Time

The French military has finally attacked something. Unfortunately, the country they attacked was France:

PARIS, France (AP) — A military shooting demonstration in southeast France on Sunday left 16 people wounded, including children, when real bullets were used instead of blank ones, officials said.

The military shooters immediately surrendered to themselves, of course.

I’m no safety expert, but even if the bullets were supposed to be blanks, why were the soldiers firing at the crowd? That’s a little too realistic a demonstration. Perhaps they mistook a few people in the crowd for the notorious anti-Jerry Lewis radicals that are a threat to the very freedoms France enjoys.

This bungled incident has earned the French military the “Robocop ED 209 ‘Weapons Malfunction of the Year'” award.

And now for the obligatory “picking on France” cartoon that must accompany any blog post concerning the French military:


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