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French foreign minister deplores Israel's rejection of 72-hour truce
Ynet ^ | 07.29.06

Posted on 07/29/2006 5:35:49 AM PDT by Hadean

French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy on Saturday criticized Israel's rejection of a 72-hour halt

to fighting to evacuate the injured, children and elderly from southern Lebanon.

"I actively regret" the refusal, Douste-Blazy told a news conference in Paris. He said he would immediately renew France's appeal for such a temporary truce through the United Nations. (AP)

(07.29.06, 13:56)


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2006israelwar; 72; france; truce

1 posted on 07/29/2006 5:35:51 AM PDT by Hadean
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To: Hadean

72 hours of Hezbo's to regroup? I don't think so.


2 posted on 07/29/2006 5:37:43 AM PDT by vimto (Blighty Awaken!)
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To: Hadean

I actively regret being French.


3 posted on 07/29/2006 5:38:09 AM PDT by refermech
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To: Hadean
F the french get er done.
4 posted on 07/29/2006 5:38:28 AM PDT by boomop1 (there you go again)
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To: Hadean

""I actively regret" the refusal"

What on earth is active regret?


5 posted on 07/29/2006 5:39:11 AM PDT by vimto (Blighty Awaken!)
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To: Hadean

The French are goofy.

This is war, the side that is getting its ass kicked doesn't get the opportunity to call timeout to regroup.

Maybe they can get the next geneva convention to introduce a standing eight count into the rules of war.


6 posted on 07/29/2006 5:39:56 AM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: Hadean

"He said he would immediately renew France's appeal for such a temporary truce through the United Nations."

Yeah. That'll do it! /s


7 posted on 07/29/2006 5:40:34 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Hadean

"French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy on Saturday criticized Israel's rejection of a 72-hour halt"

TRANSLATION: Hezbullah is getting their asses handed to them and need some time to reorganize, rearm and redeploy..we need an excuse to stop the fighting so our friends can accomplish this.


8 posted on 07/29/2006 5:40:55 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info)
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To: Hadean
....deplore...

Ah, yes. Deplore. Nobody can "deplore" quite like those French, eh? "Deploring" is for girlie men.

Real men kick some ass.

9 posted on 07/29/2006 5:40:56 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (dust off the big guns.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

"Ah, yes. Deplore. Nobody can "deplore" quite like those French, eh? "Deploring" is for girlie men."

Next is receiving the dreaded "Letter of Deep Concern" from the UN.


10 posted on 07/29/2006 5:42:24 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info)
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To: vimto
What on earth is active regret?

The same as a "free gift" or a "co-conspirator".

11 posted on 07/29/2006 5:44:17 AM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: Hadean
"72-hour halt to fighting to evacuate the injured, children and elderly from southern Lebanon."

Once these people are behind Israeli lines, they can be taken care of much better than on the hezzbulah side. Any kind of ceasefire only gives the terrorists time to regroup, restock and re-energize.
12 posted on 07/29/2006 5:44:22 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Hadean

The "W" in French stands for "Warriors".


13 posted on 07/29/2006 5:46:46 AM PDT by MrEdd (A lawsuit by the obese against illegal labor. It fights illegality with irresponsibility)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
Next is receiving the dreaded "Letter of Deep Concern" from the UN.

The fine print reads, "prepare to be shake down."

14 posted on 07/29/2006 5:47:02 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (dust off the big guns.)
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To: vimto
What on earth is active regret?

I think it means he farts in Israel's general direction...

When islamic militants retreat...

15 posted on 07/29/2006 5:47:13 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: the invisib1e hand; GeorgiaDawg32
"prepare to be shake down."

That's the indian version. It should read, "prepare to be shaken down."

16 posted on 07/29/2006 5:48:24 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (dust off the big guns.)
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To: silverleaf

must have peeled off the "gore/lieberman" bumper sticker.


17 posted on 07/29/2006 5:49:14 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (dust off the big guns.)
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To: yankeedame
Ah yes, a tautology.

Mind you I use 'Free Gift' in Gospel preaching to explain 'Grace' sometimes. I will have to think of something else now.

kind regards.
18 posted on 07/29/2006 5:49:57 AM PDT by vimto (Blighty Awaken!)
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To: silverleaf
"I think it means he farts in Israel's general direction..."

A latter day Le Petomane eh?

http://www.johnbarber.com/pujol.html
19 posted on 07/29/2006 5:52:55 AM PDT by vimto (Blighty Awaken!)
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To: Hadean

I forget, is Hexbullah a member of the U.N.?


20 posted on 07/29/2006 5:53:11 AM PDT by The Brush
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To: Hadean
Since the women, children and wounded surround the Hezzie positions, why should the international aid organizations bring food and supplies directly to them. If the Hezzies need supplies, let them cease fire and withdraw to their own supply points.

Otherwise, we see footage of Israeli rockets hitting UN supply vehicles and more innocent civilians as they respond to Hezzie rockets fired from amongst them. Wasn't the video and story about the four dead UN "peacekeepers" enough?

21 posted on 07/29/2006 5:55:31 AM PDT by RhoTheta (Twas brillig, and the toves were not just slithy, they were stinking drunk.)
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To: Hadean

The French are angry because the Israelis won't surrender...


22 posted on 07/29/2006 6:05:29 AM PDT by Iscool
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To: Hadean

Word has it that France plans to offer Israel detailed data on their Maginot Line which,they assure the Israelis,will protect them from any misguided followers of the ROP.


23 posted on 07/29/2006 6:17:12 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: The Brush
I forget, is Hexbullah a member of the U.N.?

No,they're not full members,but they have many many close friends and supporters there...

Russia

China

France

Venezuela

Spain

Norway

among others...

24 posted on 07/29/2006 6:20:02 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: Iscool

I have a feeling that the Israelis aren't buying the ceasefire BS this time. They are attempting to remove the tumor. I wish the world could see that.

I can't imagine the mess if Kerry was in charge. There would be white flags everywhere and Israel would be asked to give up more land and more lives in turn for getting more of the same.


25 posted on 07/29/2006 7:09:44 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Hadean
Israel will not agree to a one sided ceasefire. One in which Hezbollah can regroup and rearm while Israel is prevented from going after it. If the French think Israel will accept such a deal, they're sadly mistaken.

(Go Israel, Go! Slap 'Em Down Hezbullies.)

26 posted on 07/29/2006 7:15:14 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: silverleaf

"My kid blew up your kids school"

I hate to admit it, but that really is funny in a sad sort of way.


27 posted on 07/29/2006 7:40:21 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Democrats - The reason we need term limits)
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To: Hadean
Do the Hezbos promise to abide by a 72 hour truce?
28 posted on 07/29/2006 7:45:36 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (999-TNS)
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To: Mike Darancette

I actively regret being born on a U.S. Air Base in Chambley, France just before Degaulle kicked us out because our tanks didn't have 21 speeds in reverse like the French.


29 posted on 07/31/2006 11:39:06 AM PDT by chambley1
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