A little known piece of history is that the Vichy French actually fought against us when we first became involved in WWII. In our invasion of North Africa to oust the Nazi Germans and give us another front for the invasion of Europe, the Vichy French killed several thousand Americans.
These guys are not our friends.
I'll be happy to see Tariq Aziz enscounced in a mansion with a pension if he gives us the goods on the payoffs made to Chiraq and Americans like McDermott.
These are just the British Grave sites in France. It was the same pretty much at the American graves. Yeah they are our friends. Freaking frogs and why should they "clean" up these monuments and headstones, we cannot even expect them to take a bath. Purfume and cologne yes, but soap NO.
Now that's a thought.
Weasels, traitorous weasels indeed.
Would Aziz be THAT CANDID? If not, no deal!
posted on 04/28/2003 2:43:26 AM PDT
I think the Vichy French may have inflicted more casualties on we Americans than the Italians who were Hitler's allies. Can any WWII experts confirm that?
They certainly killed more Americans than Franco -- a quasi-Hitler ally -- did.
posted on 04/28/2003 6:30:42 AM PDT
In our invasion of North Africa to oust the Nazi Germans and give us another front for the invasion of Europe, the Vichy French killed several thousand Americans.
This is true. The Vichy French shot my father's best buddy, who went through basic training with him at Ft. Hood TX. He made a pretty good recovery, but the bullet's still in him and has given him a lot of trouble over the years. (He and my dad live within 5 miles of each other now! Small world!)
posted on 04/28/2003 6:36:00 AM PDT
(. . . there is nothing new under the sun.)
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