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Discussion in 'Sound Off' started by Whit1, Jan 8, 2015.
Today We Stand Together with France.
Amen to that!
Yeah, but just 11 years ago, we hated them so much that french fries and french toast were being renamed Freedom fries and Freedom toast.
Just like on this forum thier are a lot of us who don't share the same views but that doesn't mean when the crap hits the fan you wouldn't help your friend or countrymen!
Europe is starting to get a taste of the real world and its harsh realities sorry but you can't reason with terrorist and not all people are equal !
Would we have won the Revolutionary war without the French? Possibly, eventually, maybe.
Would the French have won WWI without us? Doubtful, for once the Russian Revolution came about, Germany could concentrate forces much better,
Would the French have won WWII without us? Well, the Russians would have won it single handed, then taken over all of Europe,......
French Indochina? Let's not even open that can of worms.......... :O
But one thing that has been the same these 200 years......we haven't been at war against France, only with it.
No, they haven't always been the ideal bed partner,
they could shave some spots
and bathe more
But they always answer the phone for a booty call, even if they hang up on us once in a while!!!
Thank you Esox and Petronious! I said about the same thing a few years ago and got lambasted on a forum about how that was then and this is now! Don't forget the Limeys either!
I think you are all backwards. Europe has been fighting since about 1300. We are the ones that didn't know what the real world is. The oceans have protected us for centuries. But they aren't that big anymore.
So France has been dealing with Islamist terrorist in France since 1300 thanks for filling me in I must of missed that in history or skipped over that chapter!
I'm referring to the modern era liberal socialist country the have become in the last 50 or so years . You know the one where the government takes care of everyone and everything can be solved by negotiating with everyone as there are no bad people in the world!
Europe has been dealing with terrorism from homegrown groups since the 1950's.
AD - Action Directe - French revolutionary group
OAS - Organisation armée secrète - French dissident paramilitary organization
IRA - Irish Republican Army - Irish republican revolutionary military organisation
ETA - Euskadi Ta Askatasuna - Basque nationalist and separatist organization
Red Brigades - Italian paramilitary terrorist organization
RAF - Red Army Faction known also known as the Baader-Meinhof Gang - West German far-left militant group
Then there were outside terrorist groups, such as:
ASALA, PLO, Black September and countless others.
Frick the French period. They never support the USA unless it helps them...
I was wondering how far this thread would go before someone would take the jingoist stand that is far too typical of those whose selfishness would rather divide than bring people together.
As your great St. Ronald Reagan used to say, " There you go again!". Who cares hw they run their country? They are good allies as is England, Canada, Australia, and a whole bunch of other, as you put it "Socialist" countries.
Not all countries agree with each other or support each other all the time. Neither do close friends or family members. Too many Americans tend to believe that if you are not 100% with them, then you are against them.France may not agree with everything we do, but they have not done anything against us.
In fact, I believe France would have backed us concerning the overthrow of Saddam Hussein if we didn't blame/accuse them of selling "Yellow Cake" to Iraq. They were a bit miffed with that accusation since it is the French Gvt that was handling the ore mining, inventory, security, and sale of all Niger ore. Niger couldn't move a single pound w/o France all over it. This all the while they were side by side with us in Afghanistan from the git.