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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.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: airstrikes; france; frenchtroops; iran; israel; military; obambi
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To: Flavius

Wonder what he would have thought about that little operation at Normandy...


51 posted on 09/10/2009 11:11:23 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: Flavius

The cheese-eating surrender monkeys strike again!


52 posted on 09/11/2009 12:43:57 AM PDT by JerryP
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To: killjoy

nobody said the French didn’t make damn fine nurses. Or maids.

/sorry


53 posted on 09/11/2009 2:52:27 AM PDT by kinghorse
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To: SunkenCiv

I think we can add France to the areas that should be a glass covered parking lot. Who needs “allies” like this? They are turning mostly muzzie anyway, nuke em.


54 posted on 09/11/2009 3:11:57 AM PDT by AUH2O Repub (Palin/Hunter 2012)
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To: SolidWood

They’ve never gotton over Dien Ben Phu. And we won’t even talk about the Maginot line. It’s amusing that after decades of making consistently bad choices, now they want to be seen as important. Not.


55 posted on 09/11/2009 3:48:29 AM PDT by dools007
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To: Flavius
Maginot Line false security did not work previously, nor will it function now, in light of threats from Iran and the rest of the jihadist and communist enemies of the West.


56 posted on 09/11/2009 3:57:56 AM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is not 'free'.)
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To: AUH2O Repub

The Muzzies will burn down or smash everything in Europe. We should then evacuate the survivors, THEN nuke the whole works.


57 posted on 09/11/2009 4:13:49 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: romanesq
A military attack would be complex and very much unlike the singular strike on Iraq’s one nuke site.

Already existing troops are available... From Iraq and Afghanistan. Along with a marine invasion from the Persian Gulf, it wouldn't be that complicated. We just rolled right over the Iraqi forces, and considering how much trouble the Iranians had with them, it wouldn't necessarily be a "quagmire" at all, especially since many, many Iranians don't like their Islamic oppressors.

Now, if the Russians could be trusted and would position themselves in the Caspian, they could roll right into Tehran in a matter of days...

58 posted on 09/11/2009 5:11:51 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Pinging Homer J Simpson


59 posted on 09/11/2009 6:39:31 AM PDT by HOYA97 (Hoya Saxa = What Rocks)
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To: Flavius
Yeah, well they weren't too big on stopping the Germans either.


60 posted on 09/11/2009 7:00:29 AM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: Flavius
Ecoute-moi, Flavius!

Le Géneral a raison. Iran is huge. Larger than Europe. It has a huge army. Let's say we take out every military installation we know of on day one with conventional smart weapons.

What goes on with their installations we don't know about? They don't have nukes? OK. But they have "Dirty Bombs" and enough missiles to hit Israel at least a few times.

We continue smart-bombing, they keep shooting one-two missiles a day at Israel. We (and the French, of course) invade. OK, we quickly have an area larger than Europe, and the mother of all insurgencies, staffed by Armageddon-Seeking Shiites for whom death is a blessing. 10 years later we would still be "mopping up." Meanwhile, back home dans la belle France, the resident worthy oriental gentlemen will dismantle and burn down everything from Toulon to the Bois de Boulogne... oo lala, quelle tragedie!

My plan, you say? A Nuke, Ground Zeroed on the Well of the 12th Imam, with a mushroom cloud that lasts for days. They want Armageddon? Give it to them with nukes, lots of them until there literally isn't a stone left upon a stone. Let Allah sort it out afterwards. Perhaps it can be the New Palestine.

There is a dirty little secret about Shiite theology every Westerner should take to heart. That is that the Shiites want the end of the world by fire. Sure, every Shiite will die. But, that way only they, the Shiites, The Good Muslims, will go straight to Paradise, "Firdous," where us infidels and bad bad Muslims (i.e., non-Shiites) will be their slaves for all eternity.

In the meantime, Allah The All Wise, has a clean (if slightly radioactive) blank slate with which he can re-build the more perfect Shiite paradise-on-Earth, Islam's answer to Disney World. Armageddon is a Shiite Win-Win!

Sounds weird to a Westerner. But it's no bullshiite.

61 posted on 09/11/2009 7:04:07 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Congratulations Obama Voters! You are not prejudiced. Unpatriotic, maybe. Dumb definitely.)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

From a military standpoint, I can’t see agreement with what you suggests.
Iran is a large country and has a much greater population than Iraq.


62 posted on 09/11/2009 12:40:18 PM PDT by romanesq
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To: Flavius

63 posted on 09/11/2009 3:30:42 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: All

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

As well as the US, specially about military interventions in Africa or Middle East....


64 posted on 09/22/2009 4:25:44 AM PDT by darkness78 (y)
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To: dervish

“I think he’s thinking of the Maginot Line”

Well, if only the US thought about a kind of Maginot Line in the Pacific in 1941....maybe we would have shot at least a couple of Japanese Zeros....


65 posted on 09/22/2009 4:27:31 AM PDT by darkness78 (y)
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To: romanesq

“Word is Israel gave the US a limited time”

What does Israel has to do with this ???


66 posted on 09/22/2009 4:28:42 AM PDT by darkness78 (y)
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To: darkness78

National survival is everything. To other nations, it’s a potential issue to lodge a weak protest in the United Nations.


67 posted on 09/22/2009 6:30:58 AM PDT by romanesq
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To: Yehuda

Rome and Vatican City are closer and will be in the targeting mechanism of Iranian missiles sooner.


68 posted on 09/22/2009 6:32:01 AM PDT by romanesq
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To: All

If its a viable otion....Why did Bush administration never used it? They had 8 years for themselves to “accomplis” this mission!


69 posted on 09/22/2009 7:47:52 AM PDT by darkness78 (y)
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To: romanesq

Heaven forbid!


70 posted on 09/22/2009 3:34:11 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Yehuda

Iran has been continuously working on advanced missile technology and North Korea has been also providing assistance. They are now getting very close to hitting most of Western Europe just as their development on nukes is hitting a critical stage.

Iran is already chomping at the bit to puff up and make threats. This will only make them more aggressive not less.


71 posted on 09/24/2009 4:28:51 AM PDT by romanesq
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To: romanesq

“This will only make them more aggressive not less.”

What “this”?

Their ability / longer range?

Our telling them to ESAD?


72 posted on 09/24/2009 9:48:05 AM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Yehuda

This being the longer range of their continental missile technology.
Their already funding Hezzbully in a big way in Lebanon with upgraded longer range missiles there.

Are they going to be less aggressive with more advanced missiles?


73 posted on 09/24/2009 11:15:06 AM PDT by romanesq
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To: romanesq

“This being the longer range of their continental missile technology.”

Exactly.

“Are they going to be less aggressive with more advanced missiles?”

No of course not, just wasn’t entirely sure of your previous.


74 posted on 09/24/2009 11:40:30 AM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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