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    Typical French Move - Swoop in AFTER the Fighting's Over

    Iraq to 'give preference' to French firms
    By EMMA VANDORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press
    Wednesday, November 18, 2009

    France has "a special place" in Iraq, and French businesses will get preference if they invest and do business in the country, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

    The Iraqi leader used the third day of his state visit to France to push for greater French investment in his country that has been ravaged by war since 2003 at a meeting with the main French employers' association, Medef.

    "We are also encouraging American and British companies," he told AP on the sidelines of the meeting. "But at the same time we are encouraging French companies because they are very experienced in Iraq, and we want to have a strategic relation with France."

    "We are encouraging many countries in the world, from China to the United States of America to Brazil, but France has a special place," Talabani added.

    France wants to rebuild commercial ties with Iraq that all but collapsed after U.S.-led invasion to oust Saddam Hussein. Iraq is building its international ties before a pullout of American forces that is scheduled to end by 2011.

    France had significant economic and commercial links to Iraq historically — notably during the Saddam era.
    In a typical French move, they wait until the fighting's over and then jump in.
    What surprises me is that the French voted against UN actions to remove Saddam Hussein because he had been bribing them during the Oil for Food Program, yet the Iraqis want to do business with these snakes.

    Another example: The French joined the Brits and the US to patrol the No-Fly Zone after the first Iraq War, but France bailed out when Saddam Hussein began shooting at the planes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPSartre12 View Post
    In a typical French move, they wait until the fighting's over and then jump in.
    What surprises me is that the French voted against UN actions to remove Saddam Hussein because he had been bribing them during the Oil for Food Program, yet the Iraqis want to do business with these snakes.

    Another example: The French joined the Brits and the US to patrol the No-Fly Zone after the first Iraq War, but France bailed out when Saddam Hussein began shooting at the planes.
    France did not agree with the invasion and occupation of Iraq. However, they did support with great bravery the American action in Afghanistan:
    As the grieving families of the 10 soldiers killed in Afghanistan looked on, French President Nicolas Sarkozy honoured France’s fallen heroes at a solemn ceremony in Paris Thursday.

    Speaking at a ceremony at Les Invalides, the golden-domed monument in Paris where France’s war dead are commemorated, Sarkozy hailed the “valour, courage, comradeship and solidarity” of the soldiers.

    “All of the French nation pays tribute to 10 of its sons who paid the ultimate price, who laid their lives down for their country,” said Sarkozy.

    The 10 paratroopers were killed in a battle with Taliban militants that began late Monday and continued into Tuesday, in the Sarobi area at the edge of Kabul province in Afghanistan. Twenty-one soldiers were injured, eleven of whom were brought back to France Wednesday. The attack was the deadliest for the French army in more than 20 years.
    http://mobile.france24.com/en/200808...-afghanistan-0
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    Or in dealing with the Somali pirates:
    One French hostage has died and four others have been freed in a rescue operation by French troops on a yacht off Somalia, French officials say.

    Two pirates were killed in the operation and three were captured, the French presidency said.

    Officials said the rescue was launched when talks with the pirates broke down and threats became "more specific".

    Two French couples had been seized with a child, who was among those freed from the yacht, Tanit, seized last week.
    BBC NEWS | Special Reports | Frenchman dies in Somalia rescue

    Ya know, if you didn't watch Faux.News all the time, ya might actually know some real facts, "Sartre."
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    Quote Originally Posted by simone View Post
    Or in dealing with the Somali pirates:

    BBC NEWS | Special Reports | Frenchman dies in Somalia rescue

    Ya know, if you didn't watch Faux.News all the time, ya might actually know some real facts, "Sartre."
    I have a fine french army rifle for sale. Never been fired only dropped once. Funny simone ya didn't even know Canadians were coming the USA for medical procedures so maybe you need to stay off Puffington post, KOS and the DU and get some news.
    The left lost the ability, use logic or know what truth is with the embrace of moral relativism. Thus you get moral equivalence between acts like detaining terrorists and cutting off heads of innocents.
    If lawmakers and anti-gun groups were serious about reducing or ending gun crimes, they would turn their wrath toward the criminals. As it is, their efforts are not the solution to gun crimes they are part of the problem.
    Even if you gave liberals the answers on an ethics exam, they’d fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simone View Post
    France did not agree with the invasion and occupation of Iraq. However, they did support with great bravery the American action in Afghanistan:

    France hails fallen troops' bravery in Afghanistan | France 24
    Did you hear the story back in the napoleanic days where a french officer asked a British officer why they wore red coats. The Brit answer so if they got shot, the sight of blood wouldn't alarm the common soldiers. Ever since then French officers have worn brown pants.
    The left lost the ability, use logic or know what truth is with the embrace of moral relativism. Thus you get moral equivalence between acts like detaining terrorists and cutting off heads of innocents.
    If lawmakers and anti-gun groups were serious about reducing or ending gun crimes, they would turn their wrath toward the criminals. As it is, their efforts are not the solution to gun crimes they are part of the problem.
    Even if you gave liberals the answers on an ethics exam, they’d fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSarge View Post
    I have a fine french army rifle for sale. Never been fired only dropped once. Funny simone ya didn't even know Canadians were coming the USA for medical procedures so maybe you need to stay off Puffington post, KOS and the DU and get some news.
    Actually, I look at the press outside the US in order to get the real story.

    So, tell me about all your medals and ribbons for bravery in combat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSarge View Post
    Did you hear the story back in the napoleanic days where a french officer asked a British officer why they wore red coats. The Brit answer so if they got shot, the sight of blood wouldn't alarm the common soldiers. Ever since then French officers have worn brown pants.
    Did you get that stupid story from the Freepers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSarge View Post
    Did you hear the story back in the napoleanic days where a french officer asked a British officer why they wore red coats. The Brit answer so if they got shot, the sight of blood wouldn't alarm the common soldiers. Ever since then French officers have worn brown pants.
    Ooh rah!

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    "They've taken their own precautions against al-Qa'ida. To prepare for an attack, each Frenchman is urged to keep duct tape, a white flag, and a three-day supply of mistresses in the house." --- Argus Hamilton

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    I knew this was going to be an interesting thread. That's why I started it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simone View Post
    France did not agree with the invasion and occupation of Iraq. However, they did support with great bravery the American action in Afghanistan:
    That's because the Taliban in Afghanistan didn't have any oil with which to bribe them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easyrider View Post
    Ooh rah!

    "I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me." --- General George S. Patton


    "It's no surprise the French won't help us get Saddam Hussein out of Iraq. They didn't help us get Germany out of France, either. Still, it's essential for them to join us in the war against Iraq. They can teach the Iraqis how to surrender." --- Jay Leno

    "Army personnel in Kuwait unloaded a dozen faulty tanks that only go in reverse. Tanks that only go in reverse - they've been repackaged and sold to France." --- Craig Kilborn

    "What do you expect from a culture and a nation that exerted more of its national will fighting against Disney World and Big Macs than the Nazis?" --- Dennis Miller


    "They've taken their own precautions against al-Qa'ida. To prepare for an attack, each Frenchman is urged to keep duct tape, a white flag, and a three-day supply of mistresses in the house." --- Argus Hamilton

    "Do you know it only took Germany three days to conquer France in WWII? And that's because it was raining."
    --- John Xereas, Manager, DC Improv.

    France is implementing a new national flag - white cross on a white background.

    Q : How do you cure a French Soldier of Constipation?
    A : Give him a rifle.

    Q : How can you identify a French war veteran?
    A : He's the one with sunburned armpits.

    The French Surrender Page

    I think that if you'd been through two world wars right on your ground, you wouldn't be so belligerently ooooorah!
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    Quote Originally Posted by simone View Post
    I think that if you'd been through two world wars right on your ground, you wouldn't be so belligerently ooooorah!
    Thats why we have the brains to fight them there. Not to mention we win when we fight.
    The left lost the ability, use logic or know what truth is with the embrace of moral relativism. Thus you get moral equivalence between acts like detaining terrorists and cutting off heads of innocents.
    If lawmakers and anti-gun groups were serious about reducing or ending gun crimes, they would turn their wrath toward the criminals. As it is, their efforts are not the solution to gun crimes they are part of the problem.
    Even if you gave liberals the answers on an ethics exam, they’d fail.

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    That's why they are clever enough to let you expend the lives and treasure doing the fighting, while they come in make the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold View Post
    That's why they are clever enough to let you expend the lives and treasure doing the fighting, while they come in make the money.
    Not clever, opportunistic leeches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSarge View Post
    Thats why we have the brains to fight them there. Not to mention we win when we fight.
    So why did Osama bin Laden get away at Tora Bora?
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