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Originally posted by OXmanK
Did you bother to read the link guy? It tells you the truth of that event. Here are some excerpts of that link:
Originally posted by yergen
Hmmm....talk about short memory. Where does the statue of liberty come from??? Ok, the U.S saved French ass in WWII, but the French helped the US during their struggle for independence.
So there's no reason for calling them names. The only question ever asked by major players in politics is: "Which action benefits me the most, and can I angle it so my country believes it's in their best interest."
Bush and his cronies did it and so did the French. Don't blame the people for their government's actions.
Originally posted by OXmanK
France is still, technically speaking, an Allie(sp).
Originally posted by Ninjorp
Well, GW Bush's gandaddy, Prescott Bush had eight of his businesses closed down under the 'trading with the enemy act'. Hitler was Time magazine's 'Man of the Year' in 1938, and the US had no problem with Nazi Germany for quite a while and only entered the war after everyone else was decimated. So the States, or some powerful elements in your country supported Hitler for quite awhile. All the Nazi ball bearings were made in New Jersey for instance. So the Frech are not the only ones involved in the 'dirty' weapons game.
How many countries do YOU allow to violate YOUR airspace? It's quite common to disallow another country to have free reign over your skies. Especially if you're not on friendly terms.
Also the US were not the only ones who entered the war and 'saved asses'. Canada, Australia, New Zealand and many other commonwealth countries got involved at that point.
So it's because the French disagree with you? Do they HAVE to agree with you?
Hell yes he was a threat. He was specifically targeting Americans for acts of violence and that made him a threat. Your panzy ass government may not have the stones to defend it populace, but the US does. And you hear a lot from Khadafi these days. Mostly "wasn't me" and "I'm sorry for what I did, the ass whipping you gave me taught me a lesson." Give you two guesses as to why, but you'll probably need 3.
Was Khadafi all that big a threat? I don't hear much about him now. If he was so evil, why is he not targeted for execution now?
Trust me I would never take your word for it. Nor anyone else's. I do my own research on international levels and try to see things from every angle. Unfortunately I can't cower low enough to see things from the French point of view.
If I were you, I'd start to read a little more international news, just for a different point of view. It's just possible that the news you're getting is a little one sided. Please don't take my word for it, check it out for yourself.
Originally posted by Flanker
Originally posted by jetsetter
I hate them because they call for peace and turn around and sell weapons to Iraq and such. If they were really comitied to peace they would not be selling weapons around the world.
oh and americans never sold weapons to anyone right?
[Edited on 26-4-2004 by Flanker]
Originally posted by Mr No One
Because the French are a bunch of pricks. We saved their asses in WWII (after they bent over for the Germans) and then they don't have decency to "get our backs" in time of need. Two cases in point: 1. When Khadafi was attacking Americans in the Middle East & Reagan decided to fight back, the French said "not over our airspace" and our pilots had to take a more dangerous and less direct route to their target (nice); 2. after the world trade center attacks, the French were unwilling to do ANYTHING to help us hunt down the people responsible.
See how much the French kiss our ass the next time they get invaded (which seems to be the only real military accomplishment they can be attributed to in the last two centuries).
And let's not forget the real reason the French didn't support the invasion of Iraq - Saddam Hussein was one of France's biggest customers.