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Top French general: Iran intervention not viable
ap ^ | 9/10/09 | ap

Posted on 09/10/2009 4:54:46 PM PDT by Flavius

The head of the French military says military intervention is not a viable option to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear capability.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: airstrikes; france; frenchtroops; iran; israel; military; obambi
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1 posted on 09/10/2009 4:54:47 PM PDT by Flavius
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To: Flavius

Must...not...comment...


2 posted on 09/10/2009 4:56:36 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Al

Yeah theres a real authority on combat...


3 posted on 09/10/2009 4:56:51 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: Flavius

The French know a thing or two about military interventions... I guess.


4 posted on 09/10/2009 4:57:33 PM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: Flavius

Well, I hope Israel wasn’t counting too heavily on French assistance!


5 posted on 09/10/2009 4:57:40 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Flavius

That’s the traditional French response, as predictable as the grape harvest. Somehow I think the Israelis will have a different idea when their survival is at stake.


6 posted on 09/10/2009 4:58:35 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Flavius

the White Flag folks....who probably have oil deals they are worried about.......every nation on this planet will cry helpless and watch Iran continue to strive for exterminating an entire race......

Welcome to Obama world....where IRAN is the superpower...


7 posted on 09/10/2009 5:01:40 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: Flavius

Hehe he he ... Some jokes are just to obvious...


8 posted on 09/10/2009 5:03:21 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard (truth--the liberal's kryptonite.)
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To: Flavius

I believe Israel will prove him wrong, before Christmas.


9 posted on 09/10/2009 5:05:43 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Flavius

Well, Israel might just prove him wrong?


10 posted on 09/10/2009 5:05:43 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Flavius
Oh, don't worry, Jean-Louis. I don’t think the Israelis are expecting you guys to get involved.
11 posted on 09/10/2009 5:08:37 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Flavius

The French battle flag:


13 posted on 09/10/2009 5:09:16 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Sarah Palin can see the left's heads explode from her house!)
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To: Flavius

14 posted on 09/10/2009 5:11:20 PM PDT by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: Flavius

That’s because all their tanks only work in reverse!


15 posted on 09/10/2009 5:15:19 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: Cincinna; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...

I agree. The nuclear annihilation of Iran (and all other Moslem countries) is preferred.


16 posted on 09/10/2009 5:16:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: ScreamingFist

Damned fine post sir.


17 posted on 09/10/2009 5:17:19 PM PDT by glock rocks (health care, gun safety and climate change are strawmen. It's all about CONTROL.)
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To: Flavius
Why do the French plant trees?

So the Germans can march in the shade.

It's a JOKE! (For all you Francises out there.)

18 posted on 09/10/2009 5:19:16 PM PDT by synbad600
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To: Flavius

Try flu??


19 posted on 09/10/2009 5:21:13 PM PDT by Waco (OK Libs, stop emiting)
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To: Flavius

I think he’s thinking of the Maginot Line


20 posted on 09/10/2009 5:21:39 PM PDT by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: Flavius
No comment. It's too much like shooting poissons dans un baril.
21 posted on 09/10/2009 5:22:52 PM PDT by neocon1984
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To: neocon1984

OK.

I think if the French don’t believe in it, that’s the only confirmation needed to actually go and bomb Iran.


22 posted on 09/10/2009 5:29:03 PM PDT by drzz (I)
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To: Flavius

French deaths highlight NATO’s other challenge
By Daniel Korski - 19 Aug 08

France today has suffered the greatest number of causalities in military combat since clashes in Bouake, Ivory Coast in 2004. In fierce fighting 30 miles east of Kabul, 10 French soldiers were killed and 21 wounded.


23 posted on 09/10/2009 5:31:16 PM PDT by ScreamingFist
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Monaco is not a good target for French Intervention.


24 posted on 09/10/2009 5:32:03 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: Flavius

:) Bump? Cowardly French.......?


25 posted on 09/10/2009 5:34:36 PM PDT by ScreamingFist
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To: Flavius

I think it would be nice if a couple of the Israeli bombs “accidently” managed to hit Paris...


26 posted on 09/10/2009 5:45:25 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: ScreamingFist

Here’s the article: http://www.ecfr.eu/content/entry/commentary_afghanistan_french_deaths_highlight_on_going_struggle/

We forget our allies when convenient? Good Lord.

There’s a whole lot more going on behind the curtain folks. Lighten the hell up.


27 posted on 09/10/2009 5:48:39 PM PDT by glock rocks (health care, gun safety and climate change are strawmen. It's all about CONTROL.)
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To: Flavius

There’s a reliable opinion. </s>


28 posted on 09/10/2009 5:51:50 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Flavius

29 posted on 09/10/2009 5:52:10 PM PDT by bamahead (Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. -- B.H. Liddell Hart)
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To: Flavius

NO military option is viable... for a French General.


30 posted on 09/10/2009 5:54:37 PM PDT by omega4179 ( -11)
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To: Flavius

He has a valid point.

He / France puts their hand to it and the muslims fry Paris and its suburbs same day.

Thus, not viable.


31 posted on 09/10/2009 5:55:31 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: bamahead

mange le fromage petite singe


32 posted on 09/10/2009 6:06:29 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Flavius

Because Iran will be MUCH easier to deal with once they have nukes.

Uh huh. MORONS.


33 posted on 09/10/2009 6:07:18 PM PDT by piytar (Bussing in SEIU brownshirts to intimidate regular Americans is REAL FASCISM! NRA Lifetime Member)
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To: hinckley buzzard

It’s like the French beg us to insult them when it comes to their military and culture. If however, the Iranians are suspected of putting anti-freeze in the wine, then there will be war. After the UN sends a letter telling them how angry the French are.

As for it not being ‘viable’ seems to be the same policy of putting air conditioner in their homes so their elderly don’t die.


34 posted on 09/10/2009 6:21:17 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Flavius
Those crazy mixed-up French generals. Gotta love 'em. ;)


35 posted on 09/10/2009 6:36:18 PM PDT by NightOfTheLivingDems (Destroy the Dems in Two Thousand Ten)
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To: Flavius
If Israel was going to do anything why not by now? The situation isn't getting better. Obama certainly won't do anything.

It looks like the US and Israel are getting ready to accept a Nuclear Iran.

36 posted on 09/10/2009 6:41:51 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Flavius

The General is a pussy and a Jihadi sympathizer.


37 posted on 09/10/2009 7:13:38 PM PDT by Mariner
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To: FlyingEagle

LOL, my plug-in translator result: eat the cheese baby apes


38 posted on 09/10/2009 7:35:32 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: NightOfTheLivingDems

Check out Hitler’s arrogant head tilt. Obama’s version is worthy of the original.


39 posted on 09/10/2009 7:36:51 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Flavius

France will send Iran a strongly-worded letter.


40 posted on 09/10/2009 7:37:39 PM PDT by mquinn (Obama's supporters: a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise)
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To: Flavius

Cheese eating surrender monkeys.


41 posted on 09/10/2009 7:40:58 PM PDT by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: Flavius

Great time to install a French general in change of NATO U.S.


42 posted on 09/10/2009 7:54:27 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Wearing neck brace in commemoration of Ted Kennedy's contribution to our society.)
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To: NightOfTheLivingDems

The most successful act by the French army in WWII was cutting the elevator cables, so Hitler couldn’t savor his victory on top of the Eiffel tower.


43 posted on 09/10/2009 7:58:52 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Flavius

The new Vichy!


44 posted on 09/10/2009 8:00:20 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Love my country. Hate my government./Barack Obama: An authentic "African American.")
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To: ScreamingFist; glock rocks

People also forget it was the French who were there treating our Sailors after the USS Cole was attacked. Without them, a lot more would have died.


45 posted on 09/10/2009 8:10:52 PM PDT by killjoy (Life sucks, wear a helmet.)
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To: Flavius

For America? No. For France, or England, or Europe in general? No. But for Israel and Saudi Arabia? Iran is a threat today, let alone in a decade with a nuke.


46 posted on 09/10/2009 8:17:02 PM PDT by RAO1125 (Neoconservatism:Failed. Socialism:Failing (again). Next up: Libertarianism)
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To: Flavius

Cheers!

47 posted on 09/10/2009 9:02:01 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Flavius

48 posted on 09/10/2009 9:02:47 PM PDT by SmithL (The Golden State demands all of your gold)
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To: Flavius

49 posted on 09/10/2009 9:09:51 PM PDT by hattend (Sarah Palin's mob minion - Mob Name: Hatman the Hitman)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Word is Israel gave the US a limited time to employ the Obama Iran-fail plan.
But that clock is about run out.

Problem is my sense is that any strike will have only limited results. Much of the discussion revolves around how much time Israel gets in delaying mullah nukes.

Problem is that’s all inexact and Iran’s nuke program is scattered and some sites may not be known. (They may be known to the Israelis.) To complicate matters further Israel is trying to get Russia to not send a new air defense capability. It’s not faring well as it’s leaked out already by the Russians.

So the scenarios actually look bad and worse. A military attack would be complex and very much unlike the singular strike on Iraq’s one nuke site.


50 posted on 09/10/2009 9:26:22 PM PDT by romanesq
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