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Flights From Paris to U.S. Cancelled
MSNBC | December 24, 2003

Posted on 12/24/2003 10:41:16 AM PST by cyncooper

MSNBC just announced that three flights from Paris to the U.S. have been suddenly cancelled due to "security concerns". The first flight was scheduled to depart Paris heading for Los Angeles.

I could not find an article yet.

TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: airfrance; erniealert; france; lax; nocheeseforyou; orangealert4; terrorism; threat; usembassy
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To: cyncooper
Any time something from France doesn't get to the US its not a bad thing.
281 posted on 12/24/2003 11:45:15 AM PST by vladog
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To: StarFan
Thanks, Star. As President Bush would say, GOOD RIDDANCE!
282 posted on 12/24/2003 11:45:37 AM PST by Wait4Truth
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To: got_moab?


Ah ha, I suspected that!

283 posted on 12/24/2003 11:46:18 AM PST by Lurking in Kansas
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It already has, to see some of the news reports from their Islamic underclass areas.
284 posted on 12/24/2003 11:46:48 AM PST by FreedomPoster (this space intentionally blank)
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To: Ex-Dem
She sounded familiar from another board and I read some of the other posts in her account before it got the Almighty ZOT.

Just a guess, though.
285 posted on 12/24/2003 11:46:59 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("There are worse things than crucifixion...There are teeth.")
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To: Steve_Seattle
Also plausible is that they have one specific pilot in mind, but don't want to tip off.
286 posted on 12/24/2003 11:47:15 AM PST by Shermy
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To: got_moab?
LOL! I knew "aquaculture" looked vaguely French.
287 posted on 12/24/2003 11:47:25 AM PST by Ex-Dem (~%%%Merry%%%Christmas!%%%~)
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To: All
An Air France source told AFP news agency: "We are taking all reports of any threats very seriously as we are facing the most significant threat we have had since 11 September 2001 and are reacting accordingly. "We are doing the groundwork appropriate to at least head off some additional attacks." BBC


PARIS - French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin asked national carrier Air France to cancel U.S.-bound flights on Wednesday and Thursday because of a threat to security, the prime minister's office said. "Air France has cancelled the flights scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, December 24 and 25, between Paris and Los Angeles," Raffarin's office said in a statement.

"This measure was taken at the request of Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin on the basis of information, currently being checked, which was gathered in the framework of Franco-American cooperation in the fight against terrorism and which was of a nature to threaten the safety of these flights." Reuters, via Ha'aretz.

288 posted on 12/24/2003 11:47:37 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: aquaculture
Well, that's your opinion. But if you defend the right of someone to say "the French suck," if that's their opinion, then you also must defend the right of someone to say that Israel sucks or is a "s****y little country". Right?

NO, because the French suck.
289 posted on 12/24/2003 11:48:05 AM PST by beezdotcom (I'm usually either right or wrong.)
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To: Yossarian
(At this point, French bashing is too easy, and thus isn't good sport....)

French bashing is always good sport. I don't remember anybody having "schadenfreude" over bashing for years the football team from the "frenchiest" city in America, New Orleans.

290 posted on 12/24/2003 11:48:12 AM PST by Dane
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To: Shermy
It would be interesting to see what flights they *are* letting out of France...and where they're bound to.
291 posted on 12/24/2003 11:48:16 AM PST by Raebie
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I don't know if arguing with aqualung here is worth the trouble.

Just picking a fight, I think.

So far, I've been informed that I want all of France dead.

Thankd God I'm not in charge. That would be "Pretty sick stuff!"

292 posted on 12/24/2003 11:48:21 AM PST by New Horizon
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To: aquaculture
"The war in Iraq is a bad idea, Freedom, in my opinion and in the opinion of many American conservatives. France wasn't the only major player to oppose it -- Germany, Russia, China, India, Japan -- they all went against us. Are they bad enemies, too?

"The enemies are the neocons who've taken over the foreign policy of the conservative wing of the executive branch and twist it to Israel's interests. There's nothing conservative about neoconservatism. President Bush is figuring this out, which is why Wolfowitz won't be part of what I hope will be a second Bush term. And Richard Perle's gonna be gone soon as well."

Ah, so now the real "philosophy" of Aquculture comes out. You don't like Wolfowitz. He is a Jew after all. Can't have a smart, compassionate Jew in a position of influence, right? No, you'd rather see the French sabotage us than have that happen.

For sure, I think you would happier at a nice French site. There's a lot of anti-Semitism in France. Maybe you will even consider moving there...

293 posted on 12/24/2003 11:48:21 AM PST by Sunsong (Free Republic is a conservative, American site -- try to keep that in mind...)
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To: nina0113
Those days are over. Here's what you can expect to find in France nowadays:

Cemetery for American and British soldiers who liberated France.
When the Muslims they imported start slitting French throats - which they certainly will - we will just cheer them on this time.
294 posted on 12/24/2003 11:48:38 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: New Horizon
Don't worry, the anti-Semite twisted your words to meet his sick needs.

I certainly didn't read into your post that you wished a terrorist attack.
295 posted on 12/24/2003 11:48:41 AM PST by RabidBartender (2003: Conservative <> Republican)
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To: RandallFlagg
I'm surprised she lasted this long. (Little more than 2 years.) Sleeper?
296 posted on 12/24/2003 11:48:42 AM PST by Ex-Dem (~%%%Merry%%%Christmas!%%%~)
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To: sonserae
I would think that if the chatter about the French flights was diversionary, the real operation would already be underway. So if we don't hear anything bad soon, perhaps the French flights were indeed the targeted ones.
297 posted on 12/24/2003 11:48:43 AM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: tort_feasor
Lisa Myers, reporting a few minutes ago on MSNBC, made it sound like the U.S. really had to strong-arm the French to cancel these flights. It sounds like our people were very very concerned that these flights not take off.
298 posted on 12/24/2003 11:49:06 AM PST by cyncooper ("The evil is in plain sight")
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To: cyncooper
You should have put a '3' in the title unless ALL flights were cancelled!
299 posted on 12/24/2003 11:49:38 AM PST by tubavil
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To: sissyjane
Most flights from LAX and SFO to London and Paris are Trans Polar flights. They don't fly over the states.
300 posted on 12/24/2003 11:50:21 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Kaddaffi, "I will do whatever the Americans want because I saw what happened in Iraq. ")
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