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French mercenary Bob Denard, arrested by French troops in Comoros, 1995.

Denard (1929-2007) served in the French Navy in Indochina, then joined the Moroccan police (still under France’s command) in the mid 50′s.

In the 60′s, he fought in Katanga, Congo and North Yemen.

He failed a military coup in Benin in 1977.

His “favorite” playground was the Comoros, where he was personally involved in four coups (1975, 1978, 1989 and 1995). During the 80′s, the archipelago was basically his property. The infamous Presidential Guard, under his command, was mostly made of Europeans (and some South Africans) mercenaries, with local soldiers loyal to Denard.

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The best Giant moments of 2016:
-Back to back to back home runs: Span, Panik, and Posey (April 4th)
-Great defensive plays by Panik & Crawford
-Bumgarner homers off Kershaw April 9th)
-Walk-off against the dodgers (June 11th)
-Williamson’s amazing play (July 5th)
-Belt (finally) makes the all-star team
-Posey’s home runs
-Gillaspie’s homer in the wild card game (October 5th)

nicknames i have for the sf giants (to be expanded upon)0

buster posey: mvposey, husband, love of my life, 2012 nl mvp, buttser
brandon belt: giraffe man, size 15s
brandon crawford: gold glove, defensive superstar, hair
joe panik: panini
denard span: dinner spin, spans the mans
matt moore: eyebrow man, moe money mo problems
mark melancon: melon man
jeff samardzija: samarza, dizajizaja
conor gillaspie: clutch, condor
jarrett parker: parkour