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French Troops Stop A Massacre  
User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1386 times:

Credit to the French military for saving lives.

http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/08/05/congo.foiled.massacre.ap/index.html

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User currently offlineEmiratesA345 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 2123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1369 times:

See! I always knew they were good people! And to think a lot of you folks don't like 'em.  Yeah sure

EmiratesA345  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1348 times:

But as soon as the French live it will probably return to what it was like before their arrival when the Paraguyan UN peace keepers had to take shelter themselves!

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1320 times:

Very decent of you to post this, N79969. Whoever it was who said "French military victory" is an oxymoron last night (although I don't recall they were intelligent enough to use the word 'oxymoron') should read this.


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User currently offlineHamfist From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 614 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1265 times:

Not sure I would call this a "military victory" -- A modern military halts a bunch of tribesmen with machetes and light arms fire? I doubt you're gonna see parades back home...on second thought, maybe they will!

User currently offlineVc10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1411 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1257 times:

Hamfist,
I do not see why the they shouldn't call it a victory, as you Americans often did when you beat a bunch of tribesmen with bows and arrows think they were called American Indians.

Regards little vc10  Smile


User currently offlineLhmARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1252 times:

Well, that's a great weapon for the French. All they need to do is record helicopters, then play the recording back toward tribesmen through a high-quality PA system. Instant French victory.


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User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1248 times:

So, this is what a French victory is. Well it turned out better than what could have happened i suppose. Dont get me wrong it is a good thing that they stopped a massacre but come on, how can you call this a great military victory.


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User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

The bottom line is that these guys stopped the senseless killing of defenseless people at risk to themselves. That is an unequivocally good thing that is worthy of praise.

Whether they were professional soldiers, an anti-terror unit, or even a bunch of guys with rented helicopters and some hunting rifles, it does not matter. That is the way I am viewing it.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

do not see why the they shouldn't call it a victory, as you Americans often did when you beat a bunch of tribesmen with bows and arrows think they were called American Indians.


At least we won.


Which is more then the rifle armed British Army did at Isandlwana, in Natal against a sword and spear armed Zulu Army.



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User currently offlineHamfist From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 614 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1227 times:

Hamfist,
I do not see why the they shouldn't call it a victory, as you Americans often did when you beat a bunch of tribesmen with bows and arrows think they were called American Indians.


C'mon, you can do better than that! I guess you glanced over the "modern military" portion of my statement? However...if in a subliminal way, you are comparing contemporary French military capability to that of colonial America, I might be inclined to accept that! Big grin

Now, about "the evil white man taking the natives' land" sad song you seem to be tuning up for...that's a whole other thread! And if you decide to start that one, be sure you tell me which notable nations don't have a history of conflict over territory.


User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1224 times:

"At least we won.


Which is more then the rifle armed British Army did at Isandlwana, in Natal against a sword and spear armed Zulu Army."


Yes but the british were out numbered almost 200 to 1.



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