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.