French Fighting In Iraq

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    For the other side! Gee I'm surprised. :rolleyes:

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationw...5,1,2588440,print.story?coll=la-iraq-complete

     
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    See the terrorists go there instead of here now....and to say this war wasn't in our intrests....... :firing:
     
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    I'm assuming they are getting their training in France. Interesting, no?
     
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    Oui.
     
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    There is a huge difference between the French fighting in Iraq for the other side and a couple of extremist Muslim wackos who happen to have a french passport. Let's step back 3 years when John Walker was captured. How would you feel about a headline that read: US Fighting in Afghanistan for the Taliban?

    Okay, I'll chill now. :baby4: :)
     
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    You don't see the seriousness of these men coming from Europe, regardless of their "ethnic" background?
     
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    I don't see the fact that they are coming from France as being any more or less serious than the fact they are coming from Saudi Arabia, Spain, the US, or Canada. Unless you would like to suggest that the French government is turning a blind eye to terrorist activities inside their borders, I don't see this event as particularly damning to the French as a nation. I do see it as yet another reminder that this is not strictly a Middle East problem but a world wide problem. THAT is what's serious.
     
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    Not damning to the French as a nation, but damning to their present government, yes. I'm not suggesting France is turing a blind eye to terrorist activities within their boarders. However, some nations are willing to own up to what is going on inside their boarders, and others are..... let's just say "arrogant" about it.
     
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    Said1 I thought the US held the patent on arrogance? :halo:
     
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    I'll pm my close friend PE, and tell you what he says. :D
     

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