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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    PS...since one the main tenants of Gaullism was the retaining of French Colonies, it would be tough to find large numbers of Brits who would be followers, but that not to say there were absolutely none....
    And one other thing. You're wrong about DeGaulle too. He oversaw the abandonment of French Algeria.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    And one other thing. You're wrong about DeGaulle too. He oversaw the abandonment of French Algeria.
    Occupied France was duped into siding with the Allies on the promise that they could have their empire back in the postwar period. The Allies forgot to tell the French they were promising virtually the entire colonialized world their freedom in the postwar period in return for their support.............................

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Isn't the Secretary of State expendable?
    Uh...No.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    Occupied France was duped into siding with the Allies on the promise that they could have their empire back in the postwar period. The Allies forgot to tell the French they were promising virtually the entire colonialized world their freedom in the postwar period in return for their support.............................
    "duped into siding with the Allies"? Don't be too harsh on them. Many sided with the Nazis.

    What "empire" did they lose?

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Yeah, if John Kerry attends the funeral the free world is doomed.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Yeah, if John Kerry attends the funeral the free world is doomed.
    Would you rather have the Sec of State working to resolve the issue or just let it get worse?

    Stop being a partisan hackjob.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    "duped into siding with the Allies"? Don't be too harsh on them. Many sided with the Nazis.

    What "empire" did they lose?
    North Africa and Indochina were to be restored fully to Paris' control...............................

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Would you rather have the Sec of State working to resolve the issue or just let it get worse?

    Stop being a partisan hackjob.
    John Kerry is going to solve the situation??

    You don;t have to be a partisan to know he's not going to make any progress.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    John Kerry is going to solve the situation??

    You don;t have to be a partisan to know he's not going to make any progress.
    Therefore your answer is do nothing. Seriously, you are such a hack. You don't even try to hide it.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    North Africa and Indochina were to be restored fully to Paris' control...............................
    That was their "empire", huh?

    Indochina was obviously not too interested in being part of their empire. The Maginot line was certainly not going to protect their 'empire'.

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