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posted on Dec, 23 2002 @ 10:30 AM
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Today, France defense Minister told to the french press that french nuclear air-carrier " Charles de Gaulle " will be ready, in January, to go straight to the Gulf to join the US and UK Naval Forces.



[Edited on 23-12-2002 by ultra_phoenix]




posted on Dec, 23 2002 @ 12:05 PM
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posted on Dec, 23 2002 @ 12:06 PM
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Where was this? Makes sense though, we're fast approaching bomb-dropping day...



posted on Dec, 23 2002 @ 01:42 PM
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I have heard it on the radio, when I was driving my car.

I think that I will be able to find a link ( probably a french lnk, of course
). I'll post it if I find it.



posted on Dec, 23 2002 @ 02:00 PM
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Ok, I found it.

www.funradio.fr...#

But it's in french, sorry



posted on Dec, 23 2002 @ 02:08 PM
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I could parlais vous Francais enough to get the jist....

Thanks!

[Edited on 23-12-2002 by Gazrok]



posted on Dec, 23 2002 @ 02:37 PM
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WOW!!!!!

The French might fight?!?!

Did Iraq threaten to steal there wine or something.



posted on Dec, 23 2002 @ 02:47 PM
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Whuf. My French is TERRIBLE! I need to study! I did sort of get the gist -- thanks to your translation, UP.



posted on Dec, 23 2002 @ 09:29 PM
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The French are coming..Holy Crap..!



posted on Dec, 24 2002 @ 01:08 AM
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Guys, all jokes aside, the French are in this war with Iraq for the same reason Australia is, even though the French forces are larger than ours. For Freedom. We believe in freedom along with the US and the UK, and are willing to die for it!
The free world, once achieved, believes strongly in it and will do anything to preserve it. Dictators believe the only way to stay in power is to Indoctrinate there own or other people and to install regimes of terror in order to in spite fear in them. Very wrong! People are scared to believe! Thats very wrong!



posted on Dec, 24 2002 @ 08:15 AM
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posted on Dec, 24 2002 @ 08:30 AM
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Haha, I hope for them that the carrier will make it all the way to the Gulf, the French government has spend millions of Euro's on that carrier.
It has suffered all kinds of technical problems in the past...



posted on Dec, 24 2002 @ 08:36 AM
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is about Freedom? Nah...sure it sounds all flowery and patriotic, but it all boils down to the same reason all wars are fought (excepting religious crusades, which usually involve this factor too)...Economics. Not that removing a terrorist friendly dictator doesn't help freedom a bit though, hehe....



posted on Dec, 24 2002 @ 09:59 AM
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There is a show Channel on my cable tv called Tech TV..

on that channel they have a Show (cant recall its name) that rates Millitary equipment , readiness and so on..I do believe its a British made program..

Any who..they rated the French Carrier as a resonding 2 thumbs down..out of a possable 5 (being the best) they gave it a 2 ....cuz it floats!


But Hey glad to see the French coming along..



Boomslang
Just my 2 copper pieces



posted on Dec, 24 2002 @ 02:07 PM
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today france, china and russia told america that they will not particapate in the war agaisnt Iraq due to lack of proof they have need to go to war. They don't belive they even have nukes, even though there are wepons inspecters who have tolf the world that they due. Mabey war agaist Iraq and these above three is not a bad idea.

www.boston.com...

[Edited on 12/24/02 by Samtheozzman]



posted on Dec, 25 2002 @ 03:39 AM
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Originally posted by Zion Mainframe
Haha, I hope for them that the carrier will make it all the way to the Gulf, the French government has spend millions of Euro's on that carrier.
It has suffered all kinds of technical problems in the past...


Yes Zion. But now, their air carrier is ready and don't have any problems anymore. And the new right-wing french gov ordered a second one.

I saw this Big Boat, and really,even if I don't like France, I think that it will be a deadly mistake to underestimate it.



posted on Dec, 25 2002 @ 12:25 PM
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Typical French..they cant make up there mind..tell someone kicks there ass..then they going crying for help..IS there another country with there history of having to have other countrys come to there rescue..I mean look at the French Foriegn Legion..they cant barly field a Army of there own people..

UP...i think what the Show i made referance to was saying ..was that in regards to "bang for the buck" ie getting what they paid for..the screwed up big time..*like i said it was a british made show* we all know there is no love lose there

Boomslang



posted on Dec, 25 2002 @ 01:01 PM
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wow the charles de gaulle nice iraq shud be shakin now, hopefully but the french will do something with it anmd maybe help the US out



posted on Dec, 27 2002 @ 01:48 AM
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Members:

It should be remembered that in Gulf War I the French
were very much in agreement to strike back against Iraq early on, with the provision that the goal was to destroy Saddam Hussein .

France has not been timid in intervention where their (France's) Interests have been threatened, especially in the former French Colonys in Africa. Thats what they have the French Foreign Legion for.

Theodore L. Gieseking



posted on Dec, 27 2002 @ 03:00 AM
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HI
I'm french and i well know technical problems about the CDG-air carrier
It's a quite good boat but it suffered of frauds in quality control...
Actually, french army is quite poor, so the CDG is only equiped of 15 RAFALES MARINE...
A good plane but from a conception a little bit old
The other planes and helicopters are :
Mirages, Etendard and super-etendard // plane
Eurocopter TIGRE and Dolphin for helicopter

Our defense minister (Michelle ALLIOT-MARIE, a woman) is not OK for a french particpation in the gulf but we are in the NATO, so, if USA decide to attack (that ins't sure for now) we come !!!






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