France Could Not Possibly Have Done This

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    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,1072-2486864,00.html

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    I dont know, it is possible, France do claim to this date that they were the only ones who were speaking to both sides during the genocide attempt. But I wouldnt put it past a government to prop up another government to further its self interests.
     
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    Posted by Kathianne:

    Hmmm, maybe we, with the help of the English of course, should "buy" some land in the middle east somewhere, and give it to, oh, I don't know, we'll work that part out later, and they can call it their own.

    With the help of boat loads of money, and the protection of the worlds Super Powers, I'm sure we can make some more enemies, that can last into the next millennium.

    Or maybe, we should just MOOB , I don't know.:confused:
     
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    When I read what I wrote I can see where some might get the idea that I meant France 'would never' do that. Hardly, I never underestimate the French ability to backstab any ally. It's not 'personal' you know.
     
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    I just watched a "special" on the French Foreign Legion. One would do well, to ALWAYS be on the OTHER side from France. They've lost more wars, than I knew there had been. The Foreign Legion not withstanding.:eusa_eh:
     
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    France's wartime history....

    * Gallic Wars - Lost. In a war whose ending foreshadows the next 2000 years
    of French history, France is conquered by of all things, an Italian.

    * Hundred Years War - Mostly lost, saved at last by female schizophrenic who
    inadvertently creates The First Rule of French Warfare; "France's armies are
    victorious only when not led by a Frenchman."

    * Italian Wars - Lost. France becomes the first and only country to ever
    lose two wars when fighting Italians.

    * Wars of Religion - France goes 0-5-4 against the Huguenots

    * Thirty Years War - France is technically not a participant, but manages to
    get invaded anyway. Claims a tie on the basis that eventually the other
    participants started ignoring her.

    * War of Devolution - Tied. Frenchmen take to wearing red flowerpots as
    chapeaux.

    * The Dutch War - Tied

    * War of the Augsburg League/King William's War/French and Indian War Lost,
    but claimed as a tie. Three ties in a row induces deluded Frogophiles the
    world over to label the period as the height of French military power.

    * War of the Spanish Succession - Lost. The War also gave the French their
    first taste of a Marlboro , which they have loved ever since.

    * American Revolution - In a move that will become quite familiar to future
    Americans, France claims a win even though the English colonists saw far
    more action. This is later known as "de Gaulle Syndrome", and leads to the
    Second Rule of French Warfare; " France only wins when America does most of
    the fighting."

    * French Revolution - Won, primarily due the fact that the opponent was
    also French.

    * The Napoleonic Wars - Lost. Temporary victories (remember the First
    Rule!) due to leadership of a Corsican, who ended up being no match for a
    British footwear designer.

    * The Franco-Prussian War - Lost. Germany first plays the role of drunk
    Frat boy to France 's ugly girl home alone on a Saturday night.

    * World War I - Tied and on the way to losing, France is saved by the
    United States . Thousands of French women find out what it's like to not
    only sleep with a winner, but one who doesn't call her "Fraulein." Sadly,
    widespread use of condoms by American forces forestalls any improvement in
    the French bloodline.

    * World War II - Lost. Conquered French liberated by the United States and
    Britain just as they finish learning the Horst Wessel Song.

    * War in Indochina - Lost. French forces plead sickness, take to bed with
    the Dien Bien Flu

    * Algerian Rebellion - Lost. Loss marks the first defeat of a western army
    by a Non-Turkic Muslim force since the Crusades, and produces the First Rule
    of Muslim Warfare; "We can always beat the French." This rule is identical
    to the First Rules of the Italians, Russians, Germans, English, Dutch,
    Spanish, Vietnamese and Esquimaux.

    * War on Terrorism - France , keeping in mind its recent history,
    surrenders to Germans and Muslims just to be safe. Attempts to surrender to
    Vietnamese ambassador fail after he takes refuge in a McDonald's.

    Thus, the question for any country silly enough to count on the French
    should not be "Can we count on the French?", but rather "How long until
    France collapses?"
     
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    Hey ! Far from thid board for a couple of monthes because exams, and when I come back, always this old joke ? Guys, i'm sure you can do better things ,better jokes ;)

    I have several times answer to this joke, so i won't do it again.

    About the French Foreign Legion, I hope you've seen Cameron, Tuyen Quang, and the other famous battles where this elite corps show its strength. hope also you've heard that the US Navy Seals have a training copied on the Legion training.

    For Rwanda, France can be blamed, maybe. But the whole international community can be blamed too. Everybody refused to send a multinational force to Rwanda. The Turquoise operation, with french forces, came to late. The MINUAR, the UN blue helmet force, wasn't able to do anything, and the soldiers of the MINUAR, particularly the canadian, got nightmares because of this weakness (they haden't a mandate e nough strong to do something).
     
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    I'd hope they did good, considering they weren't acutal Frenchmen, but a mish-mash of FOREIGNERS, including, but not limited to runaway Nazis. Tres bein. :clap2:
     
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    French Foreign Legion has ex-Nazis in its troops after the WWII, yes. They were sent in indochina to fight communists. But the Legion is more than 170 years old, so, not only Nazis, dear Said1 ;) .

    And more than half of the men of the Legion are in fact French, all the officers, or not far, are French men.
     
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    Oh, yes. that's right, France lost all her colonies.



    I love bugging you. And no, I have nothing better to do, maintenant. :cool:
     

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