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Originally posted by OldCorp
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
France: "Well, we've been a few years without a land war in Asia..."
I remember how well it worked out for them the last few times too. Lesse: WWI, WWII, Indochina... Have I left out any wars the French haven't needed us to clean up after and save their butts? I was just remembering a line from the movie "Last of the Mohicans."
Kindly inform Major Heyward that he has little to fear from this General Marquis de Montcalm in the first place; and scant need of a colonial militia in the second because the French haven't the nature for war. Their Gallic laziness combines with their Latinate voluptuousness with the result that they would rather eat and make love with their faces than fight.
That about sum it up?
I fear that, once again, if France starts something we'll have to finish it.
Oh Vitchilio... Did you really just call Obama a Zionist?
ETA: Oh, and we had Cornwallis beat BEFORE the French showed up with their ships; so don't anyone bring the Revolutionary War into it either. And the only reason the helped us at all, after years of waffling, was because they knew they could stick it to the English without much risk.edit on 9/28/2011 by OldCorp because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Vitchilo
They are obviously pointing at Israel striking Iran.
Iran nuclear drive heightens risk of strike: France
Asked what would happen if Iran reaches the threshold of a nuclear weapon, Araud said: "Personally I am convinced that some countries won't accept this prospect."
"If we don't succeed today to reach a negotiation with the Iranians, there is a strong risk of military action," according to Araud, who did not say who would be likely to carry out such action.
Israeli bunker-busters cause Mideast alarm
Meir Dagan, director of Israel's foreign intelligence service until he stepped down in January, said commanders who opposed any attack on Iran because of the regional firestorm it would detonate have been dismissed.
He said Netanyahu and Barak were intent on plunging Israel into "a dangerous military adventure in Iran" that was certain to trigger a regional war that would ultimately threaten Israel's existence.
Dagan told one interviewer: "I decided to speak because when I was in office, Diskin, Ashkenazi and I could block any dangerous adventure. Now I'm afraid there's no one to stop Bibi (Netanyahu) and Barak."
"Netanyahu is completely serious in his desire. And in his preparations to circumvent the warnings of the entire defense establishment in order to implement this desire, which many of those in his inner circle have defined as messianic: to attack Iran before winter," one Haaretz commentary observed.
Bibi is a nut.
Originally posted by mr-lizard
Originally posted by macman
reply to post by Ellis1234
Ok, ok. Let me look at this.................FRANCE?!?!?!?!?!?!
Yeah, I believe that.
France wouldn't know what to do if found in such an engagement.
I am reminded of the old anecdote "Want to buy a French rifle. Never been shot and only dropped once".
But, seriously. If they do follow through with this, expect the UN and *Sigh* the US to be right behind them, pushing them back into the battle as they scurry away.
Erm... Let's put down your American textbook for a moment and consider France has 2000 + years experience of wars. People learn from defeat (and yes they have lost a lot) - but this is the 21st century. Don't forget it was the French who saved you Americans from us British!
Don't forget that France / Britain are now sharing weaponry and defensive tactics / equipment - and France also has a high conscription rate and a fairly high military expenditure. Don't forget the foreign legion either or the fact that France were the first to attack Libya.
France holds a lot more power than it did in the WWII era.
You'd be well to do some research before plonking a lot of exclamation marks (!) and smilies across your post, if indeed you wish to be taken seriously.