They’d only drop them anyway

The Telegraph

The French Secret Service forgot their guns when traveling to Brazil. Given the French only ever win when they aren’t led by French-men or when the Americans are doing the fighting there is good chance that if they had them they would only have dropped them as their hands reached for the sky:

French secret service agents tasked with protecting President François Hollande “forgot to pack their guns” while on a recent trip to a climate conference in Brazil, it was reported on Wednesday.

In a highly embarrassing Inspector Clouseau-style blunder, the presidential guards from the elite GSPR unit only realised the guns were absent upon arrival at Rio de Janeiro Airport.

They usually travel with a secured briefcase containing an array of firearms. But when they sought to present the weapons to customs officials, they were nowhere to be seen.

“They searched the (presidential) Airbus with a fine tooth comb, to no avail,” according to French satirical weekly Le Canard Enchaîné. It later transpired the guns had been left at the Elysée Palace in Paris.

This meant that for the duration of the trip, the bodyguards’ only means of protecting the French president were their “bare hands”, Le Canard reported. “In police memory, it’s a first,” one elite officer was cited as saying.

The bodyguard in charge of the weapons was soon identified and fired from the unit because he reportedly tried to blame the neglect on somebody else.


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  • le sphincter

    Quelle horreur. Luckily M Hollande is so loved there were no problems even in a crime ridden place like Rio.
    Is it too much to ask that Mr Key ‘forget’ his bodyguards when travelling to his secure gated compound at  Oioo  on Maui.
    When leaving the compound  and its security  maybe a contract security guard could be assigned to watch the hired car.

    Internal affairs has re prioritise its existing  funding to pay for  Charles and Camillas trip and security but Pms department  seems to have unlimited funds for every whim

    • Blokeintakapuna

      Yep – VIP’s get and deserve that level of protection… because we all know there’s some real arseholes out there…

      • le sphincter

        The good news is that The French president hasnt forgot any of his children and left  one at the pub

      • In Vino Veritas

        Spink, you clearly aren’t a parent.

      • le sphincter

        You should be reported, do you leave them at sky city too , because its convenient

      • In Vino Veritas

        Spoken like a childless person with no job spink

    • In Vino Veritas

      Pop over to the Standard spinc, there are people there that advocate physical harm on the PM.
      I’d imagine if someone was threatening you or your family, and it was real, you’d be the first to bleat to the police for help.

      • le sphincter

        I can why hes hated in NZ , but Hawaii.?
        HC seemed to holiday overseas by ‘getting away from it all’ not bring it with her

  • Scanner

     le hemorrhoid, (aka pain in the arse) Perhaps they could hire you to stand between JK any any possible shooter, that way any nutter (rabid lairboar supporter) was to take the shot JK would be saved and we would be rid of you,

  • Paranormal

    At least they didn’t leave them in the taxi or at the airport….

  • Patrick

    HC can holiday quite safely incognito because any intended assailant would be looking for a woman – clearly HC is well disguised. In fact Peter can confirm she has meat & two veges to help her when she is undercover