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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


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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