There’s A Shocker

aussaresses.jpgThe smiling old man in the photo on the right is General Aussaresses, and, according to Le Monde, he has recently admitted that he had FLN leader Larbi Ben M’Hidi hanged in 1957, during the Algerian war of independence. The French government has always maintained that Ben M’Hidi committed suicide. But then again what would one expect from lawmakers who, in 2007, were still having a serious debate over whether French colonization of Africa was “mostly positive“?

Photo credit: AFP/Joel Robine

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