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Knocking the French: Why?
NavySEALs.com ^ | July 30, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.

Posted on 07/29/2006 5:20:07 PM PDT by SuzyQ2

But we Americans seem to have short memories.

What else could explain the fact that we, generally speaking, so-often lambaste the French, calling them “cowards” for not allying themselves fully with us in every instance? We constantly throw in their faces the fact that we came to their rescue in World Wars I and II. And we’ve all heard the jokes: “Surplus French military rifles for sale. Never fired. Dropped once.”

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To: GeorgefromGeorgia

"When WWII started they just were not prepared or had the gumption to stick it out"

they really didn't have a chance, also belgium not letting france and gb deploy pre-emptively and instead becoming neutral guaranteed germany had a not-so-opposed entry into NE france. once the armor was on the ground, who was going to stop it at that point?

i think post-occupation collaboration was a far bigger shame issue than losing to the german military of that time.


101 posted on 07/29/2006 8:04:26 PM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: SuzyQ2
(Homer enters Hank Scorpio's doomsday facility)

Hank: "Hey, Homer. I'm keeping two of my fingers crossed that you're gonna have that nuclear generator up to full power by tomorrow."
Homer: "Uh, yes, sir. No problemo."
Hank: "Good. By the way, which is your least favorite country? Italy or France?"
Homer: "France."
Hank: "Heh, heh, heh. Nobody ever says Italy."


102 posted on 07/29/2006 8:04:28 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Homer is far smarter than Chirac!


103 posted on 07/29/2006 8:12:54 PM PDT by bfree (Liberalism-the yellow meat,)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
A dead Frenchman has many good qualities, many things to recommend him; many attractions--even innocencies. Why cannot we have more of these?

To answer Mr. Twain: Because Frenchmen don't die... they surrender to their own mortality.

104 posted on 07/29/2006 8:14:00 PM PDT by Charles H. (The_r0nin) (Hwt! Lr bi mst hord, solce!)
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To: SuzyQ2

Because their greatest soldier was a woman, their greatest General was an Italian, and their graditude is as good as their memory?


105 posted on 07/29/2006 8:27:55 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

Hell, Chirac caved to the rioters. So having run out of everybody else, the French have surrendered to the French.


106 posted on 07/29/2006 8:29:52 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: PzLdr

It's not a "world war" until france surrenders.


107 posted on 07/29/2006 8:32:24 PM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

I do. How about Citizen Genet?


108 posted on 07/29/2006 8:34:27 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: G. Stolyarov II

You should have tried German, a language they are equally familiar with, and very prone to accomodate.


109 posted on 07/29/2006 8:35:54 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: WoofDog123
they really didn't have a chance

They didn't have a chance because of their own choices - trusting their entire defence to the (admittedly formidable) Maginot Line. They simply ignored the parts of their border it could not defend and allocated virtually nothing to any defence in depth.

They were doomed by the arrogant assumption that the enemy would stupidly attack them where they were strongest.

110 posted on 07/29/2006 8:37:20 PM PDT by irv
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To: SuzyQ2
"Knocking the French: Why?"

His name is Jacques Chirac, a liberalist and a communist.

But I won't mention the fact that in the early 19th century that country beheaded everyone with an IQ over 100. So their evolutionary process and gene pool was set back considerably
111 posted on 07/29/2006 8:50:14 PM PDT by Dale 1
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To: SuzyQ2
Knocking the French: Why?...The Arrogance of the French - that's but one answer to the question and also the name of an amusing and insightful book by Richard Chesnoff - as the back cover says, "This is the perfect book for anyone fed up with the folks who would be speaking German today if not for the USA, and who ought to be just a little more grateful in return"......
112 posted on 07/29/2006 9:14:55 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Fresh Wind
Can your picture get copied?

Also, Americans tend to slam the French a bit too much; it seems that although there has been a sort of culture wars between the United States and France since their revolution, there are only some French which disdain the United States whilst many Americans disdain France.

113 posted on 07/29/2006 9:42:02 PM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( http://www.answersingenesis.org)
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To: alexeijin

France has one of the highest birthrates in Europe, though some of this could be from their immigrant population--largely Muslim, too.


114 posted on 07/29/2006 9:43:41 PM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( http://www.answersingenesis.org)
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To: kenavi

And the Marquis de Lafayette. While the French government only supported the war to attack the British, and so that they could regain New France, their were Frenchmen who were supportive of the United States (also, why would an absolute monarchy support the creation of a nonmonarchial government?). The British were the United States traditional enemy until around the late 1800's. France, while having a cultural war with the United States, has never had a political one (though during Napoleon's time it got close to one).


115 posted on 07/29/2006 9:54:53 PM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( http://www.answersingenesis.org)
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To: John Jorsett
Are the Quebeçois and West Africans and French Polynesians arrogant? Or the people from Luxemborg? Which other Francophone culture is renown for their arrogance (and apparently it is Paris that is giving their country its reputation).
116 posted on 07/29/2006 9:58:36 PM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( http://www.answersingenesis.org)
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To: PhillyRepublican

Weren't the French against going into iraq from the get go?


117 posted on 07/29/2006 10:02:20 PM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( http://www.answersingenesis.org)
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To: PzLdr
Napoleon was born in French Corsica.
118 posted on 07/29/2006 10:06:43 PM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( http://www.answersingenesis.org)
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To: PzLdr

Let's not forget that in the former case, they also promptly executed her when she became politically awkward, instead of giving her something else to do.

And let's also not forget that Napoleon had his @$$ handed to him by a British footwear designer at Waterloo; his troops broke and ran. Even the Old Guard couldn't stop the inevitable at that point.


119 posted on 07/29/2006 10:09:46 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

If anything, the Quebeçois are trying to out-French the French. They have a worse rep, IMHO. However, the rest of the Francophone world is still pretty bad, just not arrogant (Francophone sections of the world seem to be the most corrupt places - see Louisiana.)


120 posted on 07/29/2006 10:11:35 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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