galaxy5
Posts: 1952
Joined: Sat Mar 18, 2000 10:09 pm

French Military Prowess

Sat Feb 08, 2003 10:04 pm

So the French still aren't on board with us kicking Iraq's ass. Oh boo hoo. Let's take a look at the mighty French military prowess, shall we?

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 every 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 pissing their pants 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.

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 surrenders?"
"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
 
777236ER
Posts: 12213
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2001 7:10 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Sat Feb 08, 2003 10:10 pm

Why is it to certain people that democracy is fine, just so long as the country involved follows the US's orders?

With friends like the US, who needs enemies?

[Edited 2003-02-08 14:13:26]
Your bone's got a little machine
 
EGGD
Posts: 11880
Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2001 12:01 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Sat Feb 08, 2003 10:14 pm

"Oh look, the french don't agree with us, lets go and pick out the parts of their military history that they'd rather forget..."

 Insane
 
Banco
Posts: 14343
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2001 11:56 pm

RE: French Military Prowess

Sat Feb 08, 2003 10:18 pm

Didn't France help win the American War of Independence by blockading the British?
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
 
L-188
Posts: 29881
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 1999 11:27 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Sat Feb 08, 2003 10:19 pm

boy I can see this topic getting real ugly really fast.

You forgot to list the Franco-Indian war, which occured right before the US War of Independence.

Got the french out of Ohio.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
 
Klaus
Posts: 20594
Joined: Wed Jul 11, 2001 7:41 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Sat Feb 08, 2003 10:34 pm

I see that nobody can match the american courage of only entering a conflict when massively overwhelming force can be assured...  Insane
 
Banco
Posts: 14343
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2001 11:56 pm

RE: French Military Prowess

Sat Feb 08, 2003 10:36 pm

To be fair, Klaus, entering a war being absolutely sure that you're going to win just seems like good sense to me.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
 
EGGD
Posts: 11880
Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2001 12:01 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Sat Feb 08, 2003 10:52 pm

I totally agree Banco, why join in a fight that is on a level playing field? You might lose!!!
 
petertenthije
Posts: 3260
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2001 10:00 pm

RE: French Military Prowess

Sat Feb 08, 2003 11:03 pm

Weren't the French also kicked out of Vietnam?
Attamottamotta!
 
Cyril B
Posts: 380
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2001 6:03 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Sat Feb 08, 2003 11:57 pm

Galaxy 5, aren't you ashamed to show us how enormous is your ignorance?
I cannot find enough harsh words to qualify such a load of crap.

Hundred Years War - Mostly lost

Mostly lost? After Joan of Arc took Orleans, Charles VII finished the work and, by 1453, the english had lost all their french territories, except the town of Calais.

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.

France was a participant in this war, ended by the Westphalie treaties and won by France and Sweden. During this war, France annexed Roussilon, Artois, Alsace and several key cities of Flandern, Hainault and Luxembourg.
This war marked the begining of the french domination of continental europe.

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

Louis XIV annexed Franche-Comté...

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

France imposed Philippe V of Anjou (grandson of Louis XIV) as the king of Spain...

The Napoleonic Wars - Lost.

...After France submited all european ennemies during 20 years... (1795-1815).

World War I - Tied and pissing their pants on the way to losing, France is saved by the United States.

What a caricature! France resisted the germans during 3 years, with an inferior army, before the americans came in France. 1 500 000 french gave their life to save the country.
If you think america won WWI for France, then go back to school.
 
L-188
Posts: 29881
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 1999 11:27 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 12:02 am

Besides, I still have to give credit to the French Special Forces that carried out that daring raid on the spyship, "Rainbow Warrier" that almost resulted in no casulaties.

Save for some numnuts who decided to run back on board as the ship was sinking to grab some film he had taken.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
 
AOMlover
Posts: 1191
Joined: Sun Jul 22, 2001 6:03 pm

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 12:04 am

732: Charles Martel beats the Arab army at Poitiers.

From 778 to his death: Charlemagne invades Belgium, Holland, a part of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Northern Italy.

1066: Guillaume le Conquérant, duke of Normandy, wins at Hastings, in England, and becomes the King of England.

Napoléon Bonaparte: yeah he's from Corsica, but when ha was born Corsica was already a French island so Bonaparte was a french man.

From 1850: France helps Italy to be independant.

WWI: 1 400 000 French persons died. Please, Galaxy5, don't insult those people by your stupid comments.

WWII: Don't forget that millions of French people fought and died during this war. Without the Resistance, the disembarking couldn't take place.

War in Indochina: yes, we've been kicked out of Indochina, just like the USA.

You know Galaxy5, France has a loong looooong history.

Galaxy5, to me you're nothing more than a narrow minded person who should come here in France to see that we're more than you see. But I don't know if you desserve to come in France (I'm not arrogant saying that but someone who has such thoughts about a country and it's ppl shouldn't even be allowed to get into this country).


 
Cyril B
Posts: 380
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2001 6:03 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 12:39 am

I want to add that I'm getting really tired of this kind of anti-french lies.

What's the goal of such a post? Insult the french? To demonstrate we are cowards, under-men, evil?

In fact, Galaxy's post looks like a nazi statement saying the jews are under men, backed by wrong historical facts.

He is doing the same with the french.

 
erj190
Posts: 371
Joined: Tue Dec 19, 2000 12:26 pm

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 12:41 am


First I must say one thing:

I am by no means pro-French.

I live in country that lost too much, because of French invasions in the 19th century, and that paid dearly for standing with Britain against France during those days.

But this initial post is really stupid.
It denies the great influence of France and French culture in the world. We may criticize them, for being self-centered chauvinistic and the likes, but maybe they have reasons to be like that.

Just some information that seems to be missing here:

- In World War One, without the extreme efforts of France, the help of the USA, (which came only in the last year of the war, when the blockade was making things really bad for the central powers) would have been irrelevant.

- In World War Two, bad tactics, resulted in the fall of France. Actually, there was an armistice, because Germans didn't want to really subdue France completely. France still had North African colonies, and the French fleet, would still be fighting.

As Mr. Winston Churchill wrote in His memories, Britain would have suffered from the same destiny, and would also have surrendered if they had to face the German army in British soil.

The greatest military asset of Britain in WW2 was the English channel and the Royal Navy's capacity to defend it.

The initial post, comes obviously from a member of the very significant number of Americans that just have no idea about the world they live in, and that have a completely distorted vision of the world. Fortunately there are many Americans that still have brains.
 
OO-AOG
Posts: 1395
Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2000 1:24 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 12:47 am

Galaxy5,

France is not supporting this war because they think that it could be avoided, not because their army is not capable. It's not a competition here, can you understand that? What a stupid post anyway  Big thumbs up
Falcon....like a limo but with wings
 
Alpha 1
Posts: 12343
Joined: Sat Feb 03, 2001 12:12 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 1:05 am

I have found that the worst sin on this forum-THE ABSOLUTE WORST, is to make fun of France. It's ok to make fun of the U.S., I've noticed, but make fun of France, and war is almost declared on here by certain voices. I get reamed for my defense of the U.S., but God help you if you cross the line and go after France.

Let France believe what France wants to believe in the current situation. Their assistance would be welcome, but it is not necessary.
 
sccutler
Posts: 5567
Joined: Thu Jan 27, 2000 12:16 pm

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 1:22 am

At the risk of posting something moderate, it appears to me that galaxy is engaging in a bit of parody...

...perhaps the best thing to do for someone, like this, with whom you disagree is to utterly disregard them.

...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
 
AOMlover
Posts: 1191
Joined: Sun Jul 22, 2001 6:03 pm

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 1:38 am

Please, please Alpha1, read the numerous anti-French threads that appear in this forum the last days.
 
vc10
Posts: 1342
Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2001 4:13 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 1:42 am

Galaxy 5,
The original submission was quite funny, but I hope the French do not
take it to seriously. Remember history is normally written by the victors who slant things their way. This modern enmity between the USA and France is quite a modern thing, originating from Charles De Gaulle, before that they were great friends.
In fact the American war of independence might not have been successful with out French assistance. Their Fleet beat the British relief Fleet going to Yorktown, and in fact at Yorktown there was more French soldiers fighting the British than there was Americans. Mind you there was on the British side more Germans than British, So I always say that your French beat our Germans .
As an American I thought you might have skipped Indo China as I seem to remember that You Americans had a slight problem there too. Before you and the French get carried away with who won the First WW remember that the UK and her empire sent one or two soldiers there too.
Being British you might not think that I would support the French, but I quite admire their their recent governments [last 40 years ] as they do what is good for France and to hell with everybody else, I just wish the British government did the same for the UK.

Regards little vc10









 
manni
Posts: 4049
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2001 1:48 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 1:50 am

Alpha1,

You're the first to come up with your anti-american nonsense, whenever someone writes something about your nation that you dont like. So dont write that it's OK to make fun of the US, cause when that's coming out of your mouth it is an outrageous lie.

'...let's France believe what France wants to believe...'

Therefore they got my biggest respect, unlike others who sell their ass for a couple barrows of oil.

SUPPORT THE LEBANESE CIVILIANS
 
AOMlover
Posts: 1191
Joined: Sun Jul 22, 2001 6:03 pm

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 2:22 am

You know, I'd really like this stupid France vs USA "war" to stop.
France and the USA don't share the same opinion about a war in Iraq. OK?
American people want a war, that's understandable, but French (and German and Belgian people) think that we can avoid a war.
Does that mean that France and the USA are ennemies ?
Of course no !
Does that mean that France is afraid of a war ?
Of course no !

Galaxy5, come in France, ask to any teenager, any person: "what would be your favourite destination?", a huge majority would answer "the USA".
In my class many people think I'm lucky because I've already been to America. Lots of French people would love to go in America, but the don't want a war in Iraq, that's all.
French people are not anti-american. Don't trust the TV, don't trust magasines like frontpagemag. We are NOT anti american ! But when I read so many comments like yours about my country, first I think "grrr...once again an american man insult me and my country". Then I realize that many American people in this forum like France and French people, and even if they don't care about, they don't insult us. On other forums I often talk to American ppl, and I have no problems with them, we're just happy together.
But please, don't break everything with your stupid posts about France. Lots of people love America, but if they read this they may think that all American ppl are anti American.
I am able to know that in America, just like in any other country, there are stupid people and very intelligent and nice people.
You know, like I said before, I have been to America. It was 10 years ago. I remember that the American people were cheerfull and very welcoming. I've been to Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. I've had so much fun...this was surely one of the best holidays I've ever spent. Luckily, my father speacks English very fluently.
I really had a great time. But I also remember that some people were arrogant and not that nice; but I don't care because I've been a great time and that the huge majority of people was nice and very welcoming. Today, the US is in my "top3" favourite destination.
Then, a few years ago, there was some American soldiers and aircrafts in France, at Istres. I don't know if they're still there. My father who was a doctor in the French army, went to Istres to meet them, he invited some of them at my home. They were very nice ! to thank us, they invited us to the air base and I've seen the aicrafts, etc... I had a great time.
So as I explained, I love the USA and I love many American people, and I'm not the only French person who thinks that way.
But in this forum I've read so many bad and stupid comments about my country and its people that I've been very hurt many times. And most of those comments come from American people.
What do you want me to think ?
On one side I've known very nice, welcoming and cheerfull, and open-minded American people, and on an other side I know American people who insult me all day long saying that French are betrayers, that we never fought, that we're nothing more than stupid frogs...
Those comments sadden me a lot, not just because they're about my country, but also become they often come from American people. But I've also seen many American people defending us when this kind of comments appear in this forum...
Galaxy5, if I could, I would invite you in France, because I want to show the world that we are not only stupid frogs. We may be arrogant, but we are also much more. Every people worth being known before being judged.
Today I have to say that I'm very worry about this permanent "France vs the US" war. I'd like this "war" to stop, but I can't stand reading bad comments about my country without reacting.
Please understand my point.
I'd like France and the US to be as friend as before.
But Friendship doesn't mean that we have to share the same opinion.
 
Alpha 1
Posts: 12343
Joined: Sat Feb 03, 2001 12:12 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 2:41 am

Alpha1,

You're the first to come up with your anti-american nonsense, whenever someone writes something about your nation that you dont like. So dont write that it's OK to make fun of the US, cause when that's coming out of your mouth it is an outrageous lie.


Manni, settle down a little, will you? I agree that this time, it was just a cheap shot on France. But having said that, what I said was true, whether you agree with it or not. All you have to do is look at what you, or Indianguy, or Ovelix, and a host of others are always writing on here about me and my nation, and you'll see that it's the favorite past-time on this forum. I don't say that as an American-I say that as objectively as I can. All you have to do is look at the number of threads on here that, in one way or another, end up as a lynching party against my nation, or our President, or our people. It is NOT an outrageous lie. It's a fact of life on A.net.

'...let's France believe what France wants to believe...'

Therefore they got my biggest respect, unlike others who sell their ass for a couple barrows of oil.


France and the U.S. are both looking out for what they perceive as their national interests. They have differeing opinions on what the course should be in Iraq. I have no problem with that. I do believe that France's huge investments in Iraq is one reason they're opposing an invasion, and, truthfully, I'd feel the same way in their shoes. The U.S. sees the situation differently. Neither one is any better, any worse than the other, in my opinion.

AOMlover, that was one of the better posts I've seen on here in a long, long while. I am one of those that have been guilty, as charged, with making fun of France. Some of it I think has been justified, and some of it, whether anyone believes me or not, is just good-natured ribbing.

There is a long, proud history between France and the U.S. One of the proudest symbols of freedom in the world, The Statue of Liberty, was a gift from France to the U.S. Who can forget the pictures on 9/11 of Lady Liberty in the foreground, with New York burning in the background. I think you're right. Conversely, one only needs to visit Normandy (which I hope to God I can do before my time here is over), and look at the American graves at Normandy to see that the U.S. has also given much to the liberty of France.

Americans need to remember that France has supported the U.S. over it's relatively short history, and, despite the current differences, there is more that unites France and the U.S. than divides us.

I think both sides can hold their opinions on the current issues without dipping into the gutter of attack on "my country is better than yours".

I think your points are justified. Nice job.
 
N312RC
Posts: 2584
Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2000 10:58 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 5:01 am

The French have never been nice to the Americans... but yet we still flock there to the tune of 17 million tourists a year.........
N/A
 
vafi88
Posts: 2981
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 10:32 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 5:11 am

You are speaking completely from an American Prespective there buddy, that's how we got into this in the first place. How about you care about other countries. It's people like you who are the BIG RED Self-Distruct Button...

I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
 
AOMlover
Posts: 1191
Joined: Sun Jul 22, 2001 6:03 pm

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 5:15 am

Thank you Alpha1  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
I've lived to years in Normandie, so I've often seen the beach where so many Americans lost their lives. This Summer I want back to Normandie, and I visited an American/English cemetery. It's hard o find the words to describe this place. There were American people. I don't know if they were families of soldiers, or just American people who were visiting France, but I really wanted to go and tell them "Thank you". I didn't, not because I finally didn't want, but because I didn't dare (I don't know if "dare" is the correct word, I used babelfish that translated "oser" into "dare").
And as you said, the Statue of Liberty is here to remind us that we're both united by Freedom.
Trust me, I'm really happy that you understood what I tried to say  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
It was important for me.
 
GDB
Posts: 12653
Joined: Wed May 23, 2001 6:25 pm

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 5:16 am

Galaxy5, (what does that number signify? your total amount of brain cells?), France managed to stop a planned attack by Islamic terrorists to crash an airliner on to Paris in the 1990's, is that at the core of your post? Envy?
And look at Vietnam, all the US did was lose on a bigger scale to France.
Libya, in the 1980's French forces booted Gaddafis forces out of Chad, where he was after uranium, all the US did was sink a few ships, bomb a few aircraft, oh and kill his 2 year old daughter in the attack on Tripoli.
Get over yourself.
 
cba
Posts: 4228
Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2000 2:02 pm

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 5:50 am

Let's also remember that after 9/11, France has been providing the USA with countless information about Islamic fanatics. The French have had their fair share of terrorists ever since WWII ended, especially around the Algerian war. Ever since then, France has had to deal with more terrorism than the US. Remember in 1994 when Algerian terrorists took an Air France plane and attempted to crash it into the Eiffel Tower? One would think that us Americans would have taken notice that terrorists were willing to use planes as weapons.
 
User avatar
sebolino
Posts: 3495
Joined: Tue May 29, 2001 11:26 pm

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 6:12 am

This Galaxy5 is very funny, but not very smart.
He already posted exactly the same thing in another thread, but was unable to understand the answers ...
Otherwise he wouldn't have dared to do it one more time ...

It seems French are going to be the Belgians of the USA Big grin
 
aloges
Posts: 14842
Joined: Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:38 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 6:34 am

Hey Sebolino! Don't forget about the Germans!! I'm an idiot for Donald Nuke'em, too!!!

Aaaahhh.... and I feel so proud of it!
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
 
aloges
Posts: 14842
Joined: Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:38 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 6:39 am

To be serious: without having read this thread entirely, my opinion about that whole "US vs. {insert what you want}" thing is:

Please calm down and get a thicker skin.
So there was Hertha Däubler-Gmelin, who compared Dubya's actions to those of Hitler? Fine, her political career was brought to an end by this. That's enough.
So there is Donald Rumsfeld, who's reapeatedly bashing Germany and France? Fine, but since when have Defense secretaries been responsible for the US foreign policy? Whatever he's going to say, I won't be bothered by it as much as many of my fellow citizens are.

aloges
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
 
User avatar
sebolino
Posts: 3495
Joined: Tue May 29, 2001 11:26 pm

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 6:52 am

I think the "problem" is not what Bush or Rumsfled think. But it seems a part of the US population jumped head first in this new anti-French/Germany trend, just as if they were waiting for something to think (I mean those who need Bush to think, that means not the smartest).
 
LOT767-300ER
Posts: 8526
Joined: Mon Jan 01, 2001 12:57 pm

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 6:55 am

"Therefore they got my biggest respect, unlike others who sell their ass for a couple barrows of oil. "

Are you talking about France/Chirac and TotalFina and Company who have 40 billion dollar contracts with Saddam and are bitting their fingernails that they will lose them? Big grin You know its true  Big grin
 
VonRichtofen
Posts: 4260
Joined: Sun Nov 05, 2000 3:10 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 9:24 am

Notice how the thread starter hasn't responed to any of the replies.  Yeah sure

What's the matter Galaxy5? Afraid of losing this one?

Show us your intellectual prowess

Or will you wait till other members turn the tide of the debate and THEN step in and claim you won the debate...get it?


Kris
YYC
 
Klaus
Posts: 20594
Joined: Wed Jul 11, 2001 7:41 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 9:47 am

Galaxy5 against VonRichthofen...

Now that´s a dogfight I´d like to watch...  Big thumbs up
 
L-188
Posts: 29881
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 1999 11:27 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 4:29 pm

GDB.....If Gaddafi had been sleeping five feet farther to the right, we would have gotten him too.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
 
Guest

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 5:13 pm

Galaxy5's post isn't only silly, immature, simplistic, and insulting; it isn't even original; the exact same text is found on several other sites. By neglecting to mention that little fact in the post, Galaxy5 took credit for something that isn't even his work.
 
ScooterTrash
Posts: 553
Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2001 10:39 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 5:14 pm

As a proud American who feels that Iraq poses an imminent threat to the security of my country, I could not disagree more with the public position the French government has taken with regard to a possible war with Iraq.

But that doesn't mean I suffer from Franco-phobia either.

The French DSGE and other agencies have long been world leaders in counter terrorism operations, rarely shying away from the "wet work" that the American government was always (well, until now) too fearful to carry out. They have always cooperated well in intelligence sharing. The same can be said for the German BKA and others.

If you want to look back in history, no one could challenge the effectiveness of the French Resistance during WWII. Without them, Operation Overlord would have been an abject failure.

With that said, it is time for the French to get the fence post out of there keisters and decide if they want to fight with the U.S. or against it. The world community should have figured out many times over by now that maniacal tyrants must be stopped at the earliest possible moment. Especially when they have WMD and the will to use them.
 
We're Nuts
Posts: 4723
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2000 6:12 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 5:35 pm

Oh boy, this is going to get deleted, but I just can't help myself....

What do you call 100,000 Frenchmen with their hands up? The Army.


What did the Mayor of Paris say to the German Army as they entered during WWII? "Table for One Hundred Thousand?".


Why don't they have fireworks at Euro Disney? Because every time they shoot them off, the French try to surrender.


Q: How do you stop a French tank? A: Shoot the guy that's pushing it!


Three guys, an Englishman, a Frenchman and an American are out walking along the beach together one day. They come across a lantern and a genie pops out of it. "I will give you each one wish, " says the genie. The American says, "I am a farmer, my dad was a farmer, and my son will also farm. I want the land to be forever fertile in America." With a blink of the genie's eye, 'FOOM' - the land in America was forever made fertile for farming. The Frenchman was amazed, so he said, "I want a wall around France, so that no one can come into our precious country." Again, with a blink of the Genie's eye, 'POOF' - there was a huge wall around France. The Englishman asks, "I'm very curious. Please tell me more about this wall. The Genie explains, "Well, it's about 150 feet high, 50 feet thick and nothing can get in or out." The Englishman says, "Fill it up with water."


And finally, the very old and still quite funny:

Q. Why did the French plant trees along the Champs Elysees? A. So the Germans could march in the shade.
Dear moderators: No.
 
aloges
Posts: 14842
Joined: Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:38 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 8:01 pm

Haha. Very funny. RIBY. Rolling In Bed Yawning.

Somehow, not one single joke about Americans is coming to my mind.... Guess that shows how anti-American all of Europe, and especially Germany, is.
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
 
777236ER
Posts: 12213
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2001 7:10 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 10:36 pm

Come on Galaxy5 you better reply and kick all our anti-American arses
Your bone's got a little machine
 
EGGD
Posts: 11880
Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2001 12:01 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 11:03 pm

Yeah, I'm particularly anti-american, i'm also a terrorist sympathizer, a terrorist and a neo-nazi...
 
kolobokman
Posts: 1112
Joined: Tue Oct 10, 2000 5:32 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Sun Feb 09, 2003 11:16 pm

I'm an anti-american nazi-communist, too bad Galaxy doesn't care!
I can neither confirm, nor deny above post
 
HOMER71
Posts: 2123
Joined: Fri Jul 20, 2001 10:56 pm

RE: French Military Prowess

Mon Feb 10, 2003 4:03 am

I think you all scared Galaxy5 away!
"On spaceship earth there are no passengers...only crew."
 
Klaus
Posts: 20594
Joined: Wed Jul 11, 2001 7:41 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Mon Feb 10, 2003 4:07 am


Oooooooooooh!  Wink/being sarcastic
 
galaxy5
Posts: 1952
Joined: Sat Mar 18, 2000 10:09 pm

RE: French Military Prowess

Mon Feb 10, 2003 4:11 am

nope, im more amused than anything. Its just funny how you guys get all riled up and emotional, alot of immaturity in here. What am i supposed to be afraid of ? The fact no-one in here can take a good rubbing when it come to anything other than the US, or is it only Americans are allowed to be made fun of and disagreed with?
"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
 
EGGD
Posts: 11880
Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2001 12:01 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Mon Feb 10, 2003 4:21 am

alot of immaturity in here.

ROFL  Laugh out loud.

The fact no-one in here can take a good rubbing when it come to anything other than the US, or is it only Americans are allowed to be made fun of and disagreed with?

Well this is a great argument you've put across, hardly satire is it?? You've tried to prove your point, you've failed.
 
Staffan
Posts: 3879
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:21 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Mon Feb 10, 2003 4:23 am

Don't see anything wrong with people getting upset when their country is slammed. Nothing immature with that, just a natural reaction.

Staffan
 
galaxy5
Posts: 1952
Joined: Sat Mar 18, 2000 10:09 pm

RE: French Military Prowess

Mon Feb 10, 2003 4:34 am

Again, you see i didnt realize this was a popularity contest on here and that im supposed to agree with everyone here. Also i dont respond to replies that just state "your stupid and piss me off " there is really nothing to argue there whats the point.
like these statements here:
777236ER
From United Kingdom
Reply: 39
Posted Sun Feb 9 2003 14:36:01
Come on Galaxy5 you better reply and kick all our anti-American arses


EGGD
From United Kingdom,
Reply: 40
Posted Sun Feb 9 2003 15:03:17 UTC+1 and read 68 times:
Yeah, I'm particularly anti-american, i'm also a terrorist sympathizer, a terrorist and a neo-nazi...



RE: French Military Prowess
Username: Kolobokman
From Russia
Reply: 41
Posted Sun Feb 9 2003
I'm an anti-american nazi-communist, too bad Galaxy doesn't care


Staffan
From Sweden
Reply: 46
Posted Sun Feb 9 2003 20:23:48 UTC+1 and read 1 times:
Don't see anything wrong with people getting upset when their country is slammed. Nothing immature with that, just a natural reaction.

Staffan

exactly, why wouldnt you expect it from Americans as well, since that seems to be the favorite past time of many on here.



"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
 
GDB
Posts: 12653
Joined: Wed May 23, 2001 6:25 pm

RE: French Military Prowess

Mon Feb 10, 2003 4:46 am

Maybe we should think up some Pearl Harbour, Vietnam and Sept 11th jokes to test Galaxy5's new found commitment to satire, or rather attempted humour, fancy a 'rubbing'?

 
Staffan
Posts: 3879
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:21 am

RE: French Military Prowess

Mon Feb 10, 2003 4:55 am

Galaxy5, I never said that I don't expect it from Americans. They are human too, and therefore I'd expect them to react the same way.

Staffan

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: jpetekyxmd80, speedygonzales, Thunderboltdrgn, zoanandreass and 10 guests