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France says it won't fly American WWII vets over for D-Day anniversary
Fox News ^ | May 18, 2014

Posted on 05/18/2014 1:14:39 PM PDT by SJackson

Seven decades after ­Allied troops stormed Normandy’s beaches and saved France from the Nazis, the surrender-happy nation is turning its back on hundreds of US veterans who want to return next month to mark the invasion’s 70th anniversary.

France has broken its promise to pay for the vets to fly to this year’s commemoration, according to Rep. Michael Grimm.

“Our chief-of-staff heard it from the French Embassy in DC — that they would be flown out to France [for free],” said Nick Iacono, a spokesman for the Staten Island congressman.

But when The Post contacted the embassy Friday, the French turned up their noses as if smelling rotten Camembert.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: anniversary; dday; france; vets; wwii
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Well, ok I guess. America paid the way the last two European wars, we can do it again.

I'm looking for the articles about our government sending the vets over. I'm sure we're doing that, we did it the first time, and it won't even cut into Michelle's vacations much.

1 posted on 05/18/2014 1:14:39 PM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson
Better article, from the NY Post
2 posted on 05/18/2014 1:16:50 PM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: SJackson

No chance. obama’s scheduled a concussion round table. No joke. It’ll cut into his funding for that.


3 posted on 05/18/2014 1:17:13 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: SJackson

If you expect the current regime to do anything for our military or vets, you are sadly mistaken.


4 posted on 05/18/2014 1:17:55 PM PDT by anoldafvet (If you think the government is capable of taking care of you, just look at the indian tribes)
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To: SJackson

Screw France. They were not worth Americans dying for. They sure are paying the price now with their lovely muslim invaders.


5 posted on 05/18/2014 1:18:01 PM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: SJackson

Were it not for the bravery of these men, there would not be a France today.

6 posted on 05/18/2014 1:19:39 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: SJackson

Fine, then bring our boys home. I would contribute money for that.


7 posted on 05/18/2014 1:20:19 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: SJackson
Scrous vous, France.

We'll pay for it ourselves.

Anybody know how to start one of those crowd funding things?

8 posted on 05/18/2014 1:20:28 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: goodwithagun
They have sissified the military...now they're trying to sissify the NFL.

This concussion thing is intended to keep people from playing football...there are lots of nervous mothers who won't let their boys play football because of this.

Remember when Obama said he would not let his son play football?

9 posted on 05/18/2014 1:23:34 PM PDT by what's up (sun)
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To: SJackson

In 1966 upon being told that President Charles DeGaulle had taken France out of NATO and that all U.S. troops must be evacuated off of French soil.

To which Dean Rush asked, “does that include all the US soldiers buried in France from WWI and WWII?”


10 posted on 05/18/2014 1:23:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SJackson

11 posted on 05/18/2014 1:24:29 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: NYer

I read William L. Shirer diary of his time in Nazi Germany. He stated many times that the French did not fight at all. There were a lot of French communists and they, along with unions ordered the soldiers not to fight.


12 posted on 05/18/2014 1:26:00 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: NYer

If not for D-Day—it would be part of Greater Germania. Maybe France would be a better place?


13 posted on 05/18/2014 1:26:31 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Texas Eagle

How many are left? Screw the French! Why Honor them with the presence of Real Hero’s! A cowardly deed by a cowardly Nation!


14 posted on 05/18/2014 1:27:28 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: NYer
Yes, these guys too, a few decades earlier.


15 posted on 05/18/2014 1:27:41 PM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: dfwgator

Oops, should be Dean Rusk.


16 posted on 05/18/2014 1:28:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Rusty0604

They fought us in North Africa.


17 posted on 05/18/2014 1:29:42 PM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

When you play the role of world policeman, do not expect any rewards, bribes, gratitude, appreciation or even a thank you.

With National debt soon to climb over $20 TRILLION mark, USA needs to stop all foreign military adventures. Or else, follow the Roman empire, Third Reich, Alexander the Great, and all other leading power houses who met their demise with foreign military adventures.


18 posted on 05/18/2014 1:30:36 PM PDT by entropy12 (Some thought Obama would be no worse than Romney. So we have less jobs and more food stamps people.)
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To: DocJhn
Screw the French!

Amen!

19 posted on 05/18/2014 1:30:44 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SJackson

They going surrender to Islam okay works for me LOL!

Well we are talking about France what they famous for

Always surrendering


20 posted on 05/18/2014 1:31:36 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe
Screw France. They were not worth Americans dying for. They sure are paying the price now with their lovely muslim invaders.

Islam in France: THAT was the price of colonialism.

21 posted on 05/18/2014 1:31:39 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: what's up

and then congratulated the queer for being selected by the Rams?

Yea, I ummember.


22 posted on 05/18/2014 1:32:14 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: NYer

Uh actually, there would probably not be an America either if it hadn’t been for some of our allies, one of them being the French, who helped us enormously during our Revolution! They weren’t the only reason we won our independence, of course, but one of them; along with some Polish fellows and some Germans, and a few American Indian leaders! So we did owe them something. That said, I believe we paid them back quite a bit!


23 posted on 05/18/2014 1:32:37 PM PDT by dsutah
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To: SJackson
I'm looking for the articles about our government sending the vets over. I'm sure we're doing that,

I think you forgot the sarcasm tag?

It would not surprise me if their passports were confiscated...

You know most were white christian patriots...commonly known nowadays as domestic terrorists...

24 posted on 05/18/2014 1:32:59 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SJackson

Psssst! Hey Putin! Over here.


25 posted on 05/18/2014 1:33:44 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: SJackson

I have mixed feelings on this one. The French probably have a moral obligation. On the other hand it is 70 years later and a paid for trip would be a vacation for the men. We are not French nationals. We voluntarily entered the war for our own reasons not because of France. Americans seek a lot of “freebies.”


26 posted on 05/18/2014 1:34:18 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SJackson

Don’t worry, I’m sure that genius John Kerry will smooth things over. LOL.


27 posted on 05/18/2014 1:34:30 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SJackson; mickie; pax_et_bonum; flaglady47; seekthetruth; seenenuf; Bob Ireland; 3D-JOY; ...
Time for Bill O'Bloviator to crank up his "boycott France" crusade again. Worked very well last time. Let's do it again!

Remember, when you go to the store, no French cheeses, no French wines, no French perfumes, no French naughty postcards.......

Leni

28 posted on 05/18/2014 1:35:39 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

I’m not sure they have a moral obligation. But if the article is correct, the underlying source is the NY Post, they offered to pay the expenses, then backed out.


29 posted on 05/18/2014 1:36:32 PM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: SJackson
the surrender-happy nation

Unfortunately, given Obama as President, this might apply to Obama States.

30 posted on 05/18/2014 1:37:03 PM PDT by OldNavyVet (Looking forward to November elections.)
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To: SJackson

As I said I have mixed feelings. If there was a firm contract to pay and then France backed out. That would sway me in favor of France paying.


31 posted on 05/18/2014 1:38:40 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SJackson
But when The Post contacted the embassy Friday, the French turned up their noses as if smelling rotten Camembert

That should say: The French turned up their noses as if smelling the stench of their very own BO.

32 posted on 05/18/2014 1:39:32 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: SJackson

Back to freedom fries!


33 posted on 05/18/2014 1:39:37 PM PDT by StoneWall Brigade
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To: MinuteGal

There are Naughty post cards?
Are there even post cards?
If there are, they sure don’t cost a penny.

Any way, if these vets want to go, then WE should send
them, not what calls itself our “government”.
I would donate to such a cause if someone were assembling
such a tour.


34 posted on 05/18/2014 1:41:48 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: entropy12

When we do this of necessity the world will be a darker place.


35 posted on 05/18/2014 1:43:59 PM PDT by onedoug (God derived the function we discovered as mathematics)
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To: SJackson
I recall a story of a WWII vet in the 101st who was making a visit to France. When asked for his passport he realized he had forgotten it but asked could he be allowed to continue his visit.

the person behind the counter replied that no one enters France without a passport.

The veteran said last time he was in France he didn't have a passport.

Very arrogantly the person asked and just when was that.

The veteran quietly replied June 6, 1944.

36 posted on 05/18/2014 1:44:12 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: entropy12

More and more I agree with you. They say isolation doesn’t work - but hasn’t it worked for other countries?

But this does put us into a hashtag diplomacy doesn’t it - we will complain about what is going on but not do anything just like most of the rest of the world. Then what happens when somebody has to face off Iran? China? Russia?

And, how much of what we do is based on what global business wants...the same global business that wants amnesty? Who REALLY provides more than lip service for the defense of the American middle class?

One thing for sure, our current course is the course to bankruptcy. Probably exactly what Al Queda was shooting for in the first place.


37 posted on 05/18/2014 1:45:02 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

I just can’t beat up on the french, there were brave
frenchmen in both wars and in the First world war they
suffered horrendous casualties. Had the US suffered the
same numbers as Verdun we would have been torn apart too
the second time.


38 posted on 05/18/2014 1:45:11 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SJackson
Take what it cost for one vacation for King Obama and his idiot half and it would pay the way for these vets. Asking too much for our emperor.
39 posted on 05/18/2014 1:45:47 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: SJackson

An appreciative nation steps up and shows its class, or lack thereof.


40 posted on 05/18/2014 1:46:53 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: SJackson

What is one to expect from a bunch of cheese-eaters who pour 55-gallon drums of perfume into their subways because the people over there rarely bathe?


41 posted on 05/18/2014 1:47:50 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: tet68

The offer to fly the U.S. vets to France was made, and then withdrawn. That’s a present day decision made by an official in the current French government.

We have the right to know who in France made that decision, and does the office of the French president approve. Our embassy should be demanding to know, right now.


42 posted on 05/18/2014 1:52:05 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: SJackson

It is a slightly more complete article, however Fox News, like all other MSM, gets everything backwards and couldn’t give a crap. The (29th Division)116th landed at H-Hour on D-Day. The 115th followed later. To the young Fox writer it’s all meaningless anyway....115th, 116th...what’s the difference? Of course it was actually a BIG difference. But “details” mean nothing to today’s MSM......just another depressing “sign of our times”.


43 posted on 05/18/2014 1:56:08 PM PDT by NYAmerican
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

next war, we’ll stand back, and let the Germans deal with the French, and their Muslim imports, by themselves.


44 posted on 05/18/2014 1:56:46 PM PDT by telstar12.5 (...always bring gunships to a gun fight...)
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To: SJackson

Said about the French Army, it’s hard to engage the advancing enemy where you are running in the same direction.


45 posted on 05/18/2014 2:02:05 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is my tag!)
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To: SJackson
Does Obammy plan to not show up like all the other times? Or does he have an important golf date that weekend that will prevent him from going again? After all, Dude, that was seventy years ago!

I'm sure he could persuade Reggie to tag along even if Moochelle decides she would rather do something else. Or maybe she could turn it into another $10 million dollar vacation for herself and 500 or so of her closest friends and relatives and really make us proud!

46 posted on 05/18/2014 2:03:05 PM PDT by Gritty (Climate hysterics shriek on. Loud and apocalyptic is the only setting on the machine.-Mark Steyn)
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To: SJackson

The French may have a point. Would their country now be transitioning to Islam had they lost WW2? I think not.


47 posted on 05/18/2014 2:04:29 PM PDT by BobL
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To: dsutah

The French didn’t help much at all during our revolution. It was mainly the Germans and Poles that actually did the work. You don’t think those weasely French were good for anything even back then, do you? Ok, Lafayette, but he’s the only good one.


48 posted on 05/18/2014 2:07:51 PM PDT by Shimmer1
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

Screw France?

I was their for the 50th anniversary, and I have to tell you that it was the biggest pro-American display of love and friendship I have ever seen outside the US.

Having been there over 50 times, most of the people appreciate us, and most of their youth would love to live here.

Their pro-family marches draw larger crowds than we do, which puts our couch potatoes to shame.

They have a lot wrong, as we do. This ain’t the country our greatest generation fought for, I will tell you that.


49 posted on 05/18/2014 2:09:54 PM PDT by ImaGraftedBranch (...By reading this, you've collapsed my wave function. Thanks.)
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To: Gritty

“Does Obammy plan to not show up like all the other times? Or does he have an important golf date that weekend that will prevent him from going again? After all, Dude, that was seventy years ago!”

We as a nation will be better off if Obama and Kerry stay home and the veterans who do make the trip represent this nation. Neither Obama nor Kerry care about American exceptionalism, the historical accomplishments of the American people, or veterans. They are narcissistic political leeches who are only concerned about themselves and their socialist agenda. Be happy if they stay at home. If they go the media will fawn over them instead of the people who fought and died there.


50 posted on 05/18/2014 2:10:11 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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