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User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2035 times:

See, the French aren't as bad as you are told to think.

http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/03/18/sprj.irq.france.chemicals/index.html

Essentially, Chirac said that he would send troops if Iraq used chemical weapons.

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User currently onlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13749 posts, RR: 61
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2023 times:
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Obviously the French are just as evil and corrupt as the U.S. administration is, right?

I mean, after all....it's all about oil and getting even for daddy, right?  Insane



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User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1875 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1999 times:

EA CO AS, Have you read the article?
Teva



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User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1983 times:

How is this new news? I think it would be impossible for France, Germany, Russia, etc. to just sit back and watch if Saddam did use chemical weapons. That's not what we're pissed about. We're pissed about the fact that France is dilly-dallying, seemingly waiting for Saddam to strike so that they have a undisputable reason to use force to oust him.

User currently onlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13749 posts, RR: 61
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1977 times:
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EA CO AS, Have you read the article?
Teva


Yes. Have you?



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User currently onlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13749 posts, RR: 61
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1971 times:
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The U.S. should (and probably will) reject any offers of assistance from France, as they'll likely come with the conditions that they be a part of rebuilding Iraq.

They had their chance to get on board, and now they're done.

Of course, as someone recently noted:

Going to war without the French is like going hunting without your accordion.  Big grin



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User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1942 times:

France simply wants proof of WMD's before they will commit troops. The original idea was to allow the inspectors time to uncover these weapons and then give Saddam a deadline to disarm. Unfortunately, the war-mongering actions of Bush allow only one way to prove that Iraq posseses WMD's. Now that the inspectors are gone, the only way we will know if Iraq posseses these are if he uses them.

What was the saying I recall hearing:

How do Cheney and Rumsfeld know that Saddam posseses WMD's?

Answer: They gave them to him.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1933 times:

Actually most of them came from countries other then the US. France was a major supplier, Especially when nuclear technonlogy was concerned.




France is big time convering its ass right now, because they know the US will find those WMD at best, or at worse have them shot at them.



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User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

Just for your information, German Anti-ABC troops have been stationed in Kuwait to protect the US forces there since October 2001. If Saddam uses WMD against the US forces or Kuwait, they'll surely won't sit back and do nothing.

User currently offlineRadarbeam From Canada, joined Mar 2002, 1310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

L-188,

This is a fake picture, actually not fake but it is not saddam hussein on the photo with Chirac, nice try but better luck next time.


User currently offline747-451 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1900 times:

France should be locked out of any rebuilding since Aventis, Dassault, TotalFinaElf and Alcatel have already made enough money. Let some one else get a chance.... Insane

User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3682 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

Considering the global anti-French sentiment, I suggest that if Hussein uses chemical weapons against US troops, we just surrender and let them in the shit.

(joking joking joking joking)


User currently offlineMarcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1808 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

OMG a picture of Chirac with Hussein!!!!............quick quick someone cue the picture of Rumsfeld shaking hands with Hussein.


Get real.



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User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3682 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

Again this story.
These people just forget that 60% of the Iraqi oil is bought by the USA ...


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16365 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

France Offers Military Support

Errr.....to who? The US or Iraq?




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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16907 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

"60% of the Iraqi oil is bought by the USA "

And you came to this conclusion how?



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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

First you slam them for not wanting war, and now you slam them for saying that they will help. Go figure...

User currently offlineKaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

"First you slam them for not wanting war, and now you slam them for saying that they will help. Go figure..."

Have you ever heard the sayings like

A day late, a dollar short?


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

Actually that 60% is reportedly the accurate number.

All of it however has been purchased through the food for oil program, that Saddam has been pilfering to pay for his WMD programs.



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User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

France gave Iraq the Osirak reactor and a few mirage jets. The show I watched on the History Channel a week ago on Iraq interviewed the head the department in charge of all biological weapons in the US. Against his reccomendations, he was ordered under Reagan to ship Anthrax over to Iraq.

User currently offline747-451 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

Actually that 60% is reportedly the accurate number.

actually, that statement is wrong. The US gets 30% of it's oil from the Middle East in the aggregate; a majority comes from Nigera, Venezuela and our close neighbour  Insane Canada. Europe gets 80% of it's oil from the Middle East...


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1799 times:

747-451, obviously you didn't read the post.

60% of the IRAQI oil is bought by the US.

Your post is meaningless.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 22, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1797 times:

That was a reference to the percentage of what Iraq exports.

Right now about a quarter of US oil is from Iraq. That is mainly due to the strike in Venzuela that has pretty much shut down that coutrys production. This is one reason why prices are so high right now. The worries about the war in the Iraq is the other.

If we would just drill ANWR that would provide an equal percentage to what Iraq producesfor the US at this time.



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User currently offline747-451 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

Your post is meaningless.  Yeah sure  Yeah sure  Yeah sure

No, it's an explanation of where US oil comes from.


User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

Jeeez - its not Saddam. Its Steve Paterson!

25 777236ER : Yes, that has no relevance in this discussion. Can't you just admit you read the post wrong?
26 Post contains images 747-451 : "Yes, that has no relevance in this discussion. Can't you just admit you read the post wrong? " Factually, I am correct, and yes my statenment clearly
27 777236ER : Wow, you can't even admit that you misread a post! Yes, factually you may be correct, that's not the issue. Can you not even say that you misread the
28 L-188 : 60% is the percentage of oil that Iraq exports to the US. 25% is the percentage of oil that the US imports...Mainly it is that high because of the tur
29 Post contains images 747-451 : Wow, you can't even admit that you misread a post! Yes, factually you may be correct, that's not the issue. Can you not even say that you misread the
30 Post contains images 777236ER : Oh. Guess that makes you really mature then.
31 Thumper : Who the hell needs the French for anything. It is bad enough to fight a war with the enemy in front of you,why would you want them behind you. The onl
32 N766UA : Heeeyyy wait a second! I thought Iraq had no WMDs?!! What now France? You're admitting they might? Hmmmm.
33 Alessandro : So anyone heard of Djibouti (former French colony, independent 1977)? The USofA is after that strategically placed country and the infrastructure whic
34 N79969 : Their offer of help is based on a contingency. I don't think there is all that much value. France's support in facing down Saddam diplomatically over
35 N79969 : IL96M, Inspections did not work. They were a shell game and the world was so eager to credit Saddam for 'cooperating' that they assumed that weapons d
36 Alessandro : So USofA troops is helping Djibouti to monitor it´s borders how nice, http://allafrica.com/stories/200302280596.html Shame that they have to co-opera
37 Alpha 1 : I would politely decline the offer by France to assist. I have no problem with them opposing a conflict, but either the do, or they don't. They can't
38 STT757 : Chirac's reply to European Nations who support disarming Iraq , "Shut up". Ilyushin96M, I would rather interpret what Bush says than be lectured by so
39 CX747 : It is nice to see that France would help the American GIs after they have been gassed. Thanks but no thanks.
40 PHX-LJU : Alpha 1 wrote: "to the winners go the spoils. If you don't participate in the war, why should you participate in the bounty afterwards?" With all due
41 Sebolino : With all due respect, Alpha 1, this attitude just creates the impression that this war is in large part about "bounty" and profits, rather than the in
42 Alpha 1 : PHX-LJU, the hypocrisy about the French position is that they mask what they're doing as purly "humanitarian", and that's just an outright lie on thei
43 Sebolino : PHX-LJU, the hypocrisy about the French position is that they mask what they're doing as purly "humanitarian", and that's just an outright lie on thei
44 N79969 : Sebolino, Alpha 1 is correct. In opposing the US, France was: 1. Seeking to preserve a state of world affairs in which it might wield influence 2. Try
45 747-451 : The only thing we need to do with France is to ignore them.
46 Post contains images 747-451 : "Oh. Guess that makes you really mature then. " Just like you
47 Prebennorholm : If Chirac really means so, shouldn't he then have prepared by now - I mean, started preparations right after 1441 last November? Chirac coming to that
48 Post contains images Soku39 : So when it takes France 4 weeks to mobolize their troops do we have to wait for there asses.
49 Alpha 1 : I'm no big fan of Sean Hannity of FOX, but I heard him make a interesting observation when I tuned in WJR Radio out of DTW tonight. He said France is
50 Fanoftristars : I think that France has made a step in the right direction. To be honest, there will really be no real benifits in post-war Iraq. Anyone who wants to
51 Post contains images Ilyushin96M : If the French want to offer support, great. Let them. Of course, all the stupid conservatives who are pouring out French wine and renaming french frie
52 Post contains images 747-451 : "I saw Chirac on CNN, and he made more sense than Bush ever has - talking about letting the inspections work. " How long should they go on, 50 more ye
53 Go Canada! : "The original idea was to allow the inspectors time to uncover these weapons and then give Saddam a deadline to disarm" NO NO NO NO NO! the un was qui
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