About 20 years ago, a faux French teacher on The Simpsons sneeringly labeled the French “cheese-eating surrender monkeys.” Based on their highly self-proclaimed but pathetically nonresistant Resistance against the Germans during World War II, when the Germans easily occupied France after a kindergarten-strength French opposition followed by French appeasement of and collaboration with their supposed enemy, the description stuck. Jonah Goldberg at National Review immediately grabbed the phrase and uses it often. And effectively.
Based on recently released information about a contemporary French surrender to evil in the Israeli online site Israel HaYom (Israel Today) taken from a French newspaper, it seems The Simpsons‘ writers and Goldberg didn’t go far enough analyzing the depths of French perfidy.
A breakthrough in the investigation into the 1982 terrorist attack at the Chez Jo Goldenberg Jewish deli in Paris, which killed six people and wounded 22, sheds light on one of the more disgraceful chapters in French history.
Following the attack, French authorities reportedly agreed to a secret pact with Palestinian terrorist organization behind the massacre — the Abu Nidal group — guaranteeing Abu Nidal operatives free movement within France in exchange for a promise of no further attacks on French soil.