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    Re: France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The first reaction of the French is to retreat? Not much of a shocker, there.
    And that would be wrong - according to the BBC, the French are enhancing security at critical embassies. The embassies will be closed on Friday only according to France 24.

    • Security was being enhanced noticeably at the embassy in the Egyptian capital Cairo, as French schools and cultural centres in the country were set to close on Thursday
    • The embassy in the Indonesian capital Jakarta announced on its website it would close on Friday
    • French schools in Tunisia were due to close from Wednesday afternoon until Monday morning, and the embassy in Tunis will be closed on Friday

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    Re: France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Who is appeasing them? "France" (in quotes because of course in the West, none of the governments are actually doing anything) did this last year. It's become pretty par for the course to make fun of Muslims about being so absurdly sensitive, and every few months, someone in the West blatantly mocks Muhammad. Doesn't really seem like appeasement at all.
    muslim activists in Europe are the kings of welfare, special privilege and victimization. There is no middle ground with them. And they keep pushing and pushing... and for fear of being called "racists" the people suffer.

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    Re: France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash


    Soon it will be impossible to criticize anything to do with Islam without their approval for fear of potentially deadly consequences.

    What a ridiculous situation, which the West must fight with all its might!

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    Re: France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    What a ridiculous situation, which the West must fight with all its might!
    We've been trying to explain Brit humor for a long time. Perhaps if the radicals saw Monty, Benny and some stuff like that then they'd just shake their head as well.

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    Re: France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash

    I'm coming more and more to the conclusion that, in the 21st century, embassies are an anachronism. They are simply no longer needed. We have instantaneous communication with foriegn countries these days and it seems to me that parking a bunch of your citizens in the middle of hostile territory really doesn't accomplish a hell of a lot.

    Really vital communications are done Head of State to Head of State anyway. Embassies merely serve as handy targets or as centers for mischief makers or spies.
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    Re: France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    We've been trying to explain Brit humor for a long time. Perhaps if the radicals saw Monty, Benny and some stuff like that then they'd just shake their head as well.
    One must HAVE a sense of humor before understanding it.
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    Re: France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash

    Closing embassies due to security threats is the standard operating procedure for MANY countries, including (in some cases) the United States. If France expects trouble to erupt there, why WOULDN'T they close it? Diplomats and office workers are not soldiers.
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    Re: France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    We've been trying to explain Brit humor for a long time. Perhaps if the radicals saw Monty, Benny and some stuff like that then they'd just shake their head as well.
    I like some of the Brit humor. I try to catch Last of the Summer Wine when it comes on. It is always good for a laugh or two right before bed. Certainly a lot better than most of what the main networks put on as humor nowdays.
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    Re: France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash

    I remember a department store show that was totally wacked out.

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    Re: France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Closing embassies due to security threats is the standard operating procedure for MANY countries, including (in some cases) the United States. If France expects trouble to erupt there, why WOULDN'T they close it? Diplomats and office workers are not soldiers.
    It's not such a big surprise that they close them. It's the reason why they must close them that's ludicrous.
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