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    Re: France, suddenly has backbone

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkles View Post
    ... I feel a torrential downpour of pointless leftists posts that add nothing to the conversation coming....
    I'm sorry sweetheart, is this thread not going how you intended? I guess the world is a bit more complex than e-based Sean Hannity impersonations.
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    Re: France, suddenly has backbone

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I'm sorry sweetheart, is this thread not going how you intended? I guess the world is a bit more complex than e-based Sean Hannity impersonations.
    It can be hard to understand things that people understand... that you don't.

    Give the fella a break :P

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    Re: France, suddenly has backbone

    Quote Originally Posted by MKULTRABOY View Post
    It can be hard to understand things that people understand... that you don't.

    Give the fella a break :P
    No no but France is full of surrender monkeys. Never you mind they're a political power with troops in most major multinational military organizations.
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    Re: France, suddenly has backbone

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    No no but France is full of surrender monkeys. Never you mind they're a political power with troops in most major multinational military organizations.
    Or general kickassery when not eating cheese and drinking wine.

    Like that terrorist that one guy sniped in the face as he fell from a third story window. Awesome-sauce.

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    Re: France, suddenly has backbone

    Quote Originally Posted by mkultraboy View Post
    or general kickassery when not eating cheese and drinking wine.

    Like that terrorist that one guy sniped in the face as he fell from a third story window. Awesome-sauce.
    Something bout: Why you hate the US? And 'MURICA. Lots and lots of MURICA.
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    Re: France, suddenly has backbone

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    It's just you. Read up on French politics and wars and you'll see that they go to war more than we do. Also, they just had their 1st round in presidential elections and are headed into the 2nd round and the current right-wing administration under Sarkosy is losing his ass off to the socialist party candidate François Hollande and as usual, to maintain an image of leadership Sarkosy often rolls into the "tough-guy" appearance and it wouldn't surprise me one bit if this is tied to that.

    They had some Muslim nutjob kid shoot 7 people dead a few months back and because Sarkosy was losing in the polls, he went on a tirade saying that this was France's 9/11. Yep, he went all the way there.
    I have a better idea...post some links.

    The French government is quick to send the Foreign Legion--a unit that doesn't have any Frenchmen in it--to perform various missions, but seldom is it the French Army and when it is, they have a pattern of cocking things up.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: France, suddenly has backbone

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I have a better idea...post some links.

    The French government is quick to send the Foreign Legion--a unit that doesn't have any Frenchmen in it--to perform various missions, but seldom is it the French Army and when it is, they have a pattern of cocking things up.
    When we post links you sort-of... dodge them.

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    Re: France, suddenly has backbone

    Quote Originally Posted by MKULTRABOY View Post
    When we post links you sort-of... dodge them.
    Because, typically, the links that are posted fail to prove your point.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: France, suddenly has backbone

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The French government is quick to send the Foreign Legion--a unit that doesn't have any Frenchmen in it
    Do you just make **** up?

    French Foreign Legion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    As of 2008 members come from 140 countries. The majority of enlisted men originate from outside of France, while the majority of officer corps consist of Frenchmen. Many recruits originate from Eastern Europe and Latin America. Neil Tweedie of The Telegraph said that the role was "somewhat ironically given the Legion’s bloody role in two world wars."[3] In 2008 Tweedie added that "Brits, too, have played their part, but there was embarrassment recently when it emerged that many British applicants were failing selection due to endemic unfitness."[3]

    ...

    When looking at the overall recruitment chart, one must keep in mind that the Foreign Legion accepts people enlisting under a nationality that is not their own. A proportion of the Swiss and Belgians are actually likely to be Frenchmen who wish to avoid detection.[23] In addition many Alsatians are said to have joined the Foreign Legion when Alsace was part of the German Empire, and may have been recorded as German while considering themselves French.

    Regarding recruitment conditions within the foreign legion, see the official page (in English) dedicated to the subject:.[24] With regard to age limits, recruits can be accepted from ages ranging from 17 ½ (with parental consent) to 40 years old.
    Maybe you meant... women? No women in the FFL.
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    Re: France, suddenly has backbone

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    If I recall correctly, France was the first country to join us in Afghanistan after 9/11. They also are the reason why our country exists thanks to the blockade they held on our shores during the revolutionary war. Don't know why they get such a bad rap from us.
    Because despite the icing, the cake is worthless. They did very little for us during the Revolutionary War. And they did very little in Afghanistan today. English speaking nations are or true allies. The rest merely want a seat at the table and they will send troops to hide behind walls to prove it. Add up the casualties of all other countries in the NATO coalition in Afghanistan and they don't add up to what Canada has lost. Next in line is the U.K. and then, of course, the U.S. You don't spend all day in the sun building a shed with your own tools and give grand thanks to the neighbor who shows up with a few nails and a pitcher of lemonade to support you.

    As far as this grand show of morality to defend the little guys, one month prior to insisting that America do something with them in Libya, France offerred complete support to the dictator in Tunisia.

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