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Originally posted by DragonsDomain
France have a different President this time. From what I've seen of him, Sarkozy has been working more closely with the US than Chirac, and is a man of stronger convictions than his predecessor.
Whilst I wouldn't rule out France becoming involved in a war with Iran, I'd say that their first priority would be the safety of their people. Would the loss of French soldiers' lives be worth the possibility of loss of French civilian lives IF Iran gained nuclear weapons, and IF they used them.
I wouldn't blow off Kouchner's statement as hot air just yet though. I also wonder if this is just a one-off statement, or if we'll hear anymore from the French soon.
[edit on 17-9-2007 by DragonsDomain]
The French Foreign Legion took back Kolwezi after a seven-day battle and airlifted 2,250 European citizens to Belgium, but not before the FNLC massacred 80 Europeans and 200 Africans. In one instance the FNLC killed 34 European civilians who had hidden in a room.
Originally posted by northwolf
Past 250 Years... Ever hear of man called Napoleon