Discussion in 'Europe' started by dilloduck, Sep 18, 2004.
or why do the French not like us today.
France doesn't like Bush...like Europe and european population...
But France doesn't hate USA for themselves...only for Bush.
You don't like France for her arrogance....French don't like USA for the same reason.
But for myself, I have no problem with US citizen. except when they are dumb, but it the same for all the people, even the french.
I dedicate this thread to dish who wants to talk about CURRENT tensions between France and the US.
I think Americans are angry at France because France did all it could to prevent a large coalition joining the US in it's attempt to force Saddam from power WITHOUT WAR!
can you explain yourself ?
I agree with this statement. Moreover, when the US tried to obtain an UNSC resolution authorizing military force if Iraq did not comply with previously agreed UNSC resolutions, then France actively campaigned to prevent such a resolution. This was not merely the behavior of dissent. Rather it was the behavior of an active enemy of America. It is one thing to voice disagreement (whining is expected from France); quite another to actively organize opposition to the military enforcement of previous UNSC resolutions.
There's always a reason!
France has always walked the fence since it's Vichy affair.
It took no time in leaving Nato, and always had the largest communist party in West Europe after WWII. Reagan got all kinds of flak from the French for putting nukes in Europe while they armed themselves. Clinton got far less than Bush Sr. did out of France, barely nothing at all to help the US in Somalia, Yugoslavia, etc.
Under Bubba Iraq festered and UN secured payoffs from Saddam.
Genocide in Rwanda and the UN debated.
Osama runs around, embassies bombed, Somalia a disaster, all hell breaking loose in even Europe and France was content not to do a thing to help.
With Bush the games were over and from day one the state ran Euro media geared up for what is far more anti-American propaganda than I've seen yet.
And that was before 9-11.
Opposing Bush and supporting the regime of Saddam is not acceptable, not from an ally.
Europeans who oppose the U.S. in the Iraqi war are not sounding like they want to give dvice in the hopes of our victory. They sound bitter and vindictive against not just Bush but the gullible American idiots who support him. And they sound smugly certain of our defeat under Bush.
With that kind of singular smug contribution in the effort from France they might as well call themselve neutral at least.
ah, but did you know the French armed, supported and covered (at the UN and in the press) for the Hutu Power regime that slaughtered over 800,000 tutsis and moderate Hutus?
they even "intervened" under cover of a UN operation to help the Hutu Power forces keep part of the country from the Rwandan rebels who were trying to stop the genocide and free the nation.
this article was written in 2003, I'd argue that by now, France is an enemy.
Yep, France put a cabash on any chance of avoiding violence. Then had the balls to demand a piece of the pie. With denial, it got worse...
you have to go to link to see photo.
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