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Originally posted by SKinLaB
reply to post by Yissachar1
Man that was a big no-no on Obama's part. That adds more to the reasoning of why he is more hated day by day. I'm ashamed to even call him our President.
France is our biggest ally? The French can't stand us and they make it very well-known.
U.K people please do not judge Americans for what this idiot said. It is far from the truth. He represents himself, not us. I'm proud to have the U.K as our allies. The French can kiss my a$$....
Originally posted by 46ACE
Originally posted by ProudtobeEnglish
Withdraw all British troops from conflicts instigated by the US, demand the immediate withdrawal from Britain of all US military personnel/equipment, increase visa regulations for US citizens and start deporting non-essential Americans living in our country. The yanks and the frogs are scum in equal measure.
No reason to get upset!
Don't worry mate Won't belong you'll be back in good favor"
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Originally posted by max100
Originally posted by Yissachar1
I wasn't going to post this as there are more important things happening in the world like the Australian floods.
However I thought it deserved a thread.
I know it is from the DM so cannot attest to its veracity, but c'mon!
The French HATE America!
I think this is proof that obama is a rabid socialist who hates Britain.
I think he is very out of touch with the reality of British and American ties and the countries people he supposed to represent.
Maybe he fancies Sarkozy' wife? And loves how the frogs have just sold ships and other military hardware to his socialist Russian comrades?
Lets see how quickly the french come to their "biggest allies" aid when the shtf.
They will be too busy running the other way!
(visit the link for the full news article)
i posted this in another thread but the sentiment is still applicable.
I would consider it an act of selfless council to advise your president to proceed with the minimum of expectations with regards to his new found best friend. The French political class are notoriously selfish concerning their own interests before any other and will undermine any alliance that does not benefit them foremost. The diplomatic community will pay no mind to this show of diplomatic fur stroking and see it for the political maneuvering it really is. It wont take long for Wikileaks to report the French socially elite class muttering disparaging remarks about the first ladies fashion sense, Mr Obama's heritage, or the lack of sophistication of the American people in general, but Vive Le Dollar......for now. The british are well versed in the mercurial idiosyncrasies of the French political elite as our neighborers have taught us well over many years.
Do we readilly forget the price for the joint liberation of their homeland was a refusal for years to allow us in to their profitable club called the common market. I would again advise caution in your enthusiasm as disapointment between friends can be most disconcerting..
I'd rather have a German division in front of me, than a French one behind.
Misattributed by former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger on Fox News. Patton commanded French troops, the 2nd Armored Division commanded by Philippe Leclerc, integrated in the Third Army, and had rocky but friendly relations with the French general. For instance, on August, 15 1944 Patton wrote in his diary: "Leclerc came in very much excited. He said, among other things, that if he were not allowed to advance on Paris, he would resign. I told him in my best French that he was a baby and said I had left him in the most dangerous place on the front. We parted friends"
Originally posted by thoughtsfull
I have to admit that I have found Obamas behaviour and manipulations most interesting
He seems to be playing the anti-British card really well.. not that I care.. but it is interesting the way it is used to obfuscate the games that are being played.
And you might ask why France, why now? why would US and France be BFF
Well just think, the British nuclear weapons facilities have given US companies the space for decades to operate and develop the next gen weapons without congressional oversight. while we (in Britain) have done the same with developing next gen weapons in the US without Parliamentary oversight..
Twisting lots of treaties in the process....
and now we have UK/French military treaty that includes the French Nuclear weapons facilities..
Is France is now included in that game?? or is it fear that the US will be excluded from this game that Obama makes this move?
I don't know, but feel it is something like this that is at the heart of the move...
Originally posted by Freeborn
reply to post by ProudtobeEnglish
I have no time for The French; it is impossible to ignore 1000 years of history.
But we must recognise that time's change and new alliances are formed to meet current requirements.
But I personally will never trust them.
For all their faults I trust and like Americans and the world would be a much worse a place without them.
Obama may not particularly like the UK but this is simply the POTUS playing politics.
Words are cheap, acts and deeds are what count.
Oh, quite the little Nazi aren't you.
Not good at all!
Originally posted by idealord
First of all, I live in France, my wife is French and the French LOVE America. Even the Algerian kids... practically every kid in my whole town wears a NY Yankees hat. They listen to American rap, rock, whatever and worship American pop culture.
When we tell people that we moved from NYC to France they look at us like we're crazy. They all want to move to the US!
Now don't get me wrong, the French abhor, US mega-corporations, Monsanto, all the war machines. But the French adore Obama, and adore the US.
I saw a T-Shirt worn by an Arab kid at the mall just a month ago. A picture of the Trade Towers, and the bad English underneath - the Big Apple Doesn't Run!
Having a special relationship with the French is great now. Remember the French helped us during the Revolutionary War kick the Brit's out!