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1 posted on 09/19/2007 10:21:57 AM PDT by Republicain
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I’m not so sure Belgium will actually split up in the very near future (coming months). It’s a deep crisis, and not one easily resolved soon. But an eventual break-up isn’t an easy way out of the crisis: it poses all kinds of new problems.


2 posted on 09/19/2007 10:26:45 AM PDT by Dutchguy
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Balkinization. It's the wave of the future... catch it.

This promotional add brought to by the committee for open borders and your friend at the U.N. Si, yo hablo espanol.

3 posted on 09/19/2007 10:26:56 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Sorry Hillderella, but the Hsu fits...)
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I thought they already had broken up, both of them.
4 posted on 09/19/2007 10:27:48 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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Diversity is there strenghth? Bilingualism fails again!


6 posted on 09/19/2007 10:33:07 AM PDT by MSF BU
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Parts of it were up for sale on EBay a few days ago ... until it was taken down!LOL

Someone there did not like what was happening in some sections of his country!

7 posted on 09/19/2007 10:33:22 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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I’d guess that Brussels is to blame.


9 posted on 09/19/2007 10:38:28 AM PDT by Paladin2 (I don't fix the problems, I only fix the blame.)
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“Belgium has no new government, 101 days after a general election.”

Based on what is going on around the world and how bad a job every government is doing - Belgium should be happy.


10 posted on 09/19/2007 10:40:20 AM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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Belgium, Canada.. what is it with these Frenchies?


11 posted on 09/19/2007 10:48:34 AM PDT by mikeus_maximus (CAIR delende est.)
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Belgium, Canada.. what is it with these Frenchies?


12 posted on 09/19/2007 10:48:40 AM PDT by mikeus_maximus (CAIR delende est.)
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To: Republicain; MoochPooch; Michael81Dus; Vicomte13; az_gila; Experiment 6-2-6; henkster; ...

Europe pinglist ping.


16 posted on 09/19/2007 11:41:10 AM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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Well now, the result of last week’s competition when we asked you to find a derogatory term for the Belgians. Well, the response was enormous and we took quite a long time sorting out the winners. There were some very clever entries. Mrs Hatred of Leicester Said ‘let’s not call them anything, let’s iust ignore them’ ... and a Mr St John of Hurtfingdou said he couldn’t think of anything more derogatory than Belgias. But in the end we settled on three choices: number three ... “The Sprouts,” sent in by Mrs Vicious of Hastings... very nice ; number two..... “The Phlegms,” from Mrs Childmolester of Worthing; but the winner was undoubtedly from Mrs No-Supper-For-You from Norwood in Lancashire ... “Miserable Fat Belgian Bastards.”


18 posted on 09/19/2007 11:44:34 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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Belgium never made much sense to me as nation-state. Belgium and the Netherlands were cobbled together during the Middle Ages and then fell into lap of the Hapsburgs, who through incompetent, heavy-handed government ignited a revolt by the Dutch. Belgium is just the bit the Hapsburgs managed to hold onto after the Dutch revolt.
32 posted on 09/19/2007 12:30:18 PM PDT by colorado tanker (I'm unmoderated - just ask Bill O'Reilly)
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Breaking up isn’t always a bad thing: the Czechs and Slovaks had a pretty amicable divorce.
38 posted on 09/19/2007 1:27:12 PM PDT by Heatseeker
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All these words about the troubles in Belgium and not a word about their large and growing Muslim population?

The threat isn't balkanization. The threat is Sharia!

39 posted on 09/19/2007 1:55:31 PM PDT by Gritty (The Bosnian demographic profile is the European profile of the future - Mark Steyn)
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I don’t believe Belgium exists. I know I’ve seen proof of that somewhere on the net...


40 posted on 09/19/2007 1:59:06 PM PDT by steveyp
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LET US PRAY that this breakup will occur. I have good freinds in Antwerp and Brugge, and they are disgusted by the French South. Plus most of the growth of the nation comes from the Flemish North. And they are VERY Conservative and hostile to Islam.


43 posted on 09/19/2007 2:19:05 PM PDT by montag813
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The best result would be to let them break apart, the Dutch north could merge with the dutch Netherlands, and the south could merge with Luxembourg. Problem solved


44 posted on 09/19/2007 2:27:05 PM PDT by ulm1 (“There are scandals that need to be addressed. Republicans address them, Democrats re-elect them.”)
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Culture clash may break up Belgium

And nobody will notice.
Or care.

Alors!
Les Belges!

45 posted on 09/19/2007 5:09:48 PM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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