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France: Israel Not Doing Enough, Iran ‘Stabilizing Element’
The Israeli National News ^ | July 31, 2006 | Hana Levi Julian

Posted on 08/02/2006 7:10:42 PM PDT by mcg2000

French leaders praised Iran and disparaged Israel on Monday in two separate news conferences held in Beirut and in the Paris area.

Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin told reporters at the news conference in France that Israel’s willingness to suspend its air strikes on Hizbullah terror targets was “only a first step, but still not enough.” De Villepin maintained that the “cessation of the aerial attacks is insufficient in light of the situation in Lebanon.”

At the news conference held in Beirut, French Foreign Minister Phillippe Douste-Blazy praised Iran as a “stabilizing force in the Middle East.” Douste-Blazy told reporters that Iran "is an outstanding country with great people and an honorable civilization. It has a crucial role in the region.”

Iran is the primary patron of the Hizbullah terror organization, which has fired close to 1,800 Katyusha missiles at northern Israeli communities in the past 20 days, killing 19 civilians and injuring hundreds more.

Iran has armed Hizbullah with long-range rockets equipped with warheads containing more than 100 kg. of explosive material and little metal balls designed to wound large numbers of people and create maximum damage.

Hizbullah started the current war with Israel with a major attack on July 12th in which terrorists kidnapped two IDF soldiers, killed four others and fired Katyusha rockets at Israeli towns along the northern border. Four other soldiers were killed in their tank by a mine when they set off in pursuit of their kidnapped colleagues.

Iran also continues to refuse to end its uranium enrichment program, in direct violation of international law. Ongoing efforts by the international community to convince Iran to end the program, which is a precursor to the development of a nuclear weapon, have been fruitless thus far.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: appeasement; europe; france; fruitloops; geopolitics; hizzbollah; iran; israel; jewish; middleeast; terrorism; terrorists; un

1 posted on 08/02/2006 7:10:45 PM PDT by mcg2000
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To: mcg2000

And in the middle of California, a person says before his computer screen: France should shut the hell up!


2 posted on 08/02/2006 7:12:31 PM PDT by kingu (Yeah, I'll vote in 2006, just as soon as a party comes along who listens.)
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To: mcg2000
....LOL...when BOR was interviewing Condi and told her that he said "Iran was a stabilizing force"....she just laughed...he was trying to goad her into belittling him, but she just affirmed that "Iran is the furthest thing from a stabilizing force"....This guy is in someone Mullah's pocket
3 posted on 08/02/2006 7:13:33 PM PDT by NorCalRepub
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To: mcg2000
French Foreign Minister Phillippe Douste-Blazy praised Iran as a “stabilizing force in the Middle East.”

OMG.

4 posted on 08/02/2006 7:16:57 PM PDT by GVnana (Former Alias: GVgirl)
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To: kingu


In Tyre, French U.N. peacekeeping unit sleep.



In Tyre, French U.N. peacekeepers drink coffee.


5 posted on 08/02/2006 7:19:45 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: mcg2000

The French must have a number of pending business contracts with Iran.


6 posted on 08/02/2006 7:20:16 PM PDT by Obadiah (Liberals: Blazingly Stupid!)
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To: mcg2000

French brown-nosers. If Iran had no oil, they would not give them the time of day.


7 posted on 08/02/2006 7:20:18 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: mcg2000
If I didn't think they were serious and could actually implement the stuff they come up with, I would get a good laugh from what comes out of de Villepin's mouth.
8 posted on 08/02/2006 7:20:41 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: mcg2000

Boycott anything French.


9 posted on 08/02/2006 7:21:52 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: mcg2000

I don't think France is doing enough to stabilize their own country.


10 posted on 08/02/2006 7:25:33 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: kingu
I hope the IDF can lob a few at the Frogs when this thing is over.
11 posted on 08/02/2006 7:28:22 PM PDT by Ukiapah Heep (Shoes for Industry!)
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To: mcg2000

This is a joke right?


12 posted on 08/02/2006 7:29:38 PM PDT by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: kingu

Its time to send a cub scout troop to France that they can surrender to!


13 posted on 08/02/2006 7:30:29 PM PDT by Luigi Vasellini (What do you call 2 toddlers and some duct tape??........muslim body armor!!!!!!!)
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To: mcg2000

We need to renew the France boycott


14 posted on 08/02/2006 7:34:17 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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To: mcg2000

Algeria must come to the aid of France and help the French people throw off the yoke of the secular socialist overlords.


15 posted on 08/02/2006 7:34:30 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Buy 'Allah' brand urinal cakes - If you can't kill the enemy at least you can piss on their god)
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To: mcg2000

Yeah maybe he is right. Iran stabilizes the region the frog says. I say Hitler pretty well stabilized Frenchfrogs in the same manner. Zeig Heil you nincompoop.


16 posted on 08/02/2006 7:37:48 PM PDT by petertare (!)
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To: mcg2000
The Islamic Republic of France.

Established: 2025 A.D.

Type of government: Muslim theocracy, ruled by Revolutionary Council of Ayatollahs.

Languages: Arabic, French.

Ethnic groups: Predominantly Muslims from North Africa and Middle East. A sizable minority of French extraction.

Religions: 75% Muslim, 20% Christian, 5% no religion. Christians may practice their faith under strict guidelines established by the government, and pay a large tax.

Education: All citizens are required to attend public schools, where the Koran is studied at least three hours a day.

Judicial system: Death penalty imposed for all offenses against Islam. No appeals allowed.
17 posted on 08/02/2006 7:38:02 PM PDT by Deo volente
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To: A CA Guy
Boycott anything French.

That's tough to do. Many products that you'd swear were American, are French. There was a list floating around here a few years ago. It's pretty amazing.

18 posted on 08/02/2006 7:41:08 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: mcg2000
I hope Israel is setting the stage to reject French involvement much less a French-led 'force
19 posted on 08/02/2006 7:43:57 PM PDT by GeronL (http://www.mises.org/story/1975 <--no such thing as a fairtax)
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To: mcg2000
An artist's rendering of the French Foreign Minister making the above statement:

SmileyCentral.com

20 posted on 08/02/2006 7:46:03 PM PDT by Reaganesque
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21 posted on 08/02/2006 7:46:04 PM PDT by Screamname (Batman and Godzilla : When will they fight?)
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To: mcg2000

He's right - Israel isn't doing enough - they ought to be
exterminating every one of those camel-humping M-F's.


22 posted on 08/02/2006 7:55:18 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Reaganesque

FRANCE PLEASE SHUTTTTT UPPPPP


23 posted on 08/02/2006 7:58:29 PM PDT by silentknight
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To: mcg2000

The Iranian president constantly spouts off about how the Holocaust didn't happen, and that Israel should be eliminated, and France thinks they are a "stabilizing" force? The French are truly, truly demented and have no grasp of reality!


24 posted on 08/02/2006 8:12:36 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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I guess in WWII, the Vichy government was a stabilizing influence as well. They sure kept ol Adolf from going off the deep end.

What's in the wine over there?

25 posted on 08/02/2006 8:15:31 PM PDT by AFreeBird (... Burn the land and boil the sea's, but you can't take the skies from me.)
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To: mcg2000

Amazing!

France constantly finds a deeper pit to throw their worthless asses into...

Poor France -- born with a silver spoon in her mouth and reduced to gaging on Arab deposits.

F'em They can never be trusted again....

Semper Fi


26 posted on 08/02/2006 8:24:21 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: mcg2000
I agree with the Frogs, Israel isn't doing enough.

I want it to call up it's 600,000 reserves, mobilize all 5000 of it's tanks, put all 440 of it's first line aircraft in the air, and go through Hezballah and the Syrian armed forces like corn through a goose.

Then I want Israel to give the imbeciles in Tehran a collect call and ask them how they prefer to be served to the local buzzards, as original recipe or extra crispy.

27 posted on 08/02/2006 8:35:54 PM PDT by epow (Proudly fighting on FR for truth , justice, and the last slice of leftover pizza since 1998)
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To: mcg2000

You never know what kinds of manipulations these diplomats are doing behind the scenes. They might just be trying to butter Iran up in order to get them to make concessions.


28 posted on 08/02/2006 8:49:19 PM PDT by Hound of the Baskervilles ("Well, Watson, we seem to have fallen upon evil days.")
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To: mcg2000

France wants to send their soldeirs over there and does not want them to be shot to pieces by Hezbollah. Maybe this is just a way to get there from here. I am not taking this all that seriously. I could be wrong though.


29 posted on 08/02/2006 8:51:20 PM PDT by Hound of the Baskervilles ("Well, Watson, we seem to have fallen upon evil days.")
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Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin told reporters at the news conference in France...“only a first step, but still not enough.”

30 posted on 08/02/2006 10:00:47 PM PDT by mugs99 (Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out alive.)
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France. Typical.

When we were kids my granddaddy used to scold us "Don't pick your nose, what are you? French??" He was a product of his era, I guess: only France could invent the Vichy Regime, a particularly nasty stab-in-the-back for the British at the time.

None of that sentiment resonated with me, until these past few years, when we have seen France at Her worst behavior.

And only France could have the temerity to scold the Israelis for doing "too little". Disgraceful.

Hopefully Israel will have the class to set this rebuke to one side, considering its source.


31 posted on 08/03/2006 2:28:00 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (I am the Chieftain of my Clan. I bow to nobody. Get out of my way.)
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"French leaders praised Iran and disparaged Israel on Monday in two separate news conferences held in Beirut and in the Paris area.

In other breaking news: bears poop in the woods, water is wet, its hot in Georgia in August and cold in Maine in January.

The French never miss an opportunity to be against Israel and the USA. The day the French support Israel and the USA is the day the earth spins the opposite way on its axis.
32 posted on 08/03/2006 6:47:05 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (The Arab League jihad continues on like a fart in an elevator - FR American in Israel)
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