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August 24, 2004 - Paris, France

The French Government announced today during the International Counterterrorism Conference, that it has raised its terror alert level from "run" to "hide".  The only two higher levels in France are "surrender" and "collaborate".  The raise was precipitated by the recent fire which destroyed one of France's white flag factories, disabling their military.

On a side-note, a high-ranking French Official asked "Why is it that we have to speak English at this conference, rather than speaking French?"  Without hesitating, the American Dignitary replied "Maybe it's because back in 1944, Great Britain and the United States arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German."