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France Denounces U.S. Plans for Iraq - "SERIES World Consequences"
The Washington Post ^ | 17 March, 2003

Posted on 03/17/2003 4:36:18 PM PST by Happy2BMe

PARIS, March 17 -- French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin denounced the United States today for planning to wage war against Iraq, saying such a conflict was in clear violation of international opinion and risked "serious consequences" for the Middle East and the world.

De Villepin issued the forcefully worded, written statement this evening, hours before President Bush was scheduled to deliver a U.S. television address on Iraq. The minister reaffirmed the French position that war was not justified now because U.N. inspections were effectively disarming Saddam Hussein's government.

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TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: denounce; france; iraq; us
The consequences are series.
1 posted on 03/17/2003 4:36:18 PM PST by Happy2BMe
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To: Happy2BMe
FULL TEXT
2 posted on 03/17/2003 4:36:47 PM PST by Happy2BMe (HOLLYWOOD:Ask not what U can do for your country, ask what U can do for Iraq!)
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To: Happy2BMe

THIS JUST IN: Foreign Minister of Human Slugs (apology to slugs worldwide)
and French Opportunists Villepin was asked what he thought of French arrogance, stupidity,
terrorophilicity, and incompetance. He stopped, shook his head, held his nose, and said,
"Oui, France is a shitty little country of cheese-eating surrender monkeys,
BUT we are now on the side of Greenpeace rather than attacking them. "


3 posted on 03/17/2003 4:38:38 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Happy2BMe
It is true, the consequences are serious. Seriously bad for the French, and seriously good for America.
4 posted on 03/17/2003 4:38:39 PM PST by linear
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To: Happy2BMe
Dumminique will always be remembered - on the page marked "history's greatest appeasers".....
5 posted on 03/17/2003 4:39:05 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Happy2BMe
The French seem bent on committing social suicide. They have elevated this problem far beyond they need to. There must be a significant interest on their part to keep Saddam in power.
6 posted on 03/17/2003 4:39:17 PM PST by shrinkermd
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To: Happy2BMe
Lessee; serious consequences:
7 posted on 03/17/2003 4:39:30 PM PST by steveegg (Remove 1 leg from the UN and you get LN (League of Nations). The French are sawing away now.)
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To: Diogenesis
SHUT THE F**K UP FROGS!
8 posted on 03/17/2003 4:39:47 PM PST by mc10
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To: Happy2BMe
Hey, Dominique, we are just trembling in our boots at the consequences.

NOT!
9 posted on 03/17/2003 4:40:34 PM PST by saluki_in_ohio (Gun control is the ability to hit your target!)
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To: Happy2BMe
Oh, just what are we going to discover the frogs have black-marketed to the butcher of Baghdad; Nukes? bios? chems? We will see when its over, huh.
10 posted on 03/17/2003 4:40:37 PM PST by Uncle George
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To: Happy2BMe
Next up. France does the "we are still relevant" speech.
11 posted on 03/17/2003 4:41:38 PM PST by VRWC_minion (Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and most are right)
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To: Happy2BMe
I love the smell of panic in the morning.
12 posted on 03/17/2003 4:42:47 PM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: Happy2BMe
"serious consequences"

So the French think the "serious cosequences" clause in 1441 was meant for the U.S.

Eff'ing Frogs.

13 posted on 03/17/2003 4:43:08 PM PST by demlosers
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To: Madame Dufarge
LOL!

What a shame it is to have a President who means what he says... </sarcasm off>

LET'S ROLL!
14 posted on 03/17/2003 4:46:30 PM PST by TSgt (“If I do my full duty, the rest will take care of itself.” - General George S. Patton)
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To: Happy2BMe
"...was in clear violation of international opinion..."

So, now its the US, Britain, Austrailia, Spain, Portugal, Kuwait, Turkey, Poland, Israel, etc, etc, that are in clear violation of "international opinion". At what point is there a shift from "international opinion" to one of "Iraq, France, Russia, China opinion"?

15 posted on 03/17/2003 4:46:47 PM PST by C210N
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To: C210N
At least it has FINALLY changed from violation of International Law to International Opinion.
16 posted on 03/17/2003 4:49:01 PM PST by Calpernia (http://www.politicsandprotest.org/attack.swf)
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To: shrinkermd
"There must be a significant interest on their part to keep Saddam in power."

A Union Made In HELL!

How history will tell the story:

A. The U.N. sent inspectors into Iraq to find weapons of mass destruction - the same WMD Saddamn said he did not have. Forming new alliances, France, Germany, and Belgium, continually sought prolonged inspection times in their attempts to restrain the U.S. and Britian from attacking Saddam. The U.N. Council repeatedly ruled in thir favor.

B. Saddamn, while insisting (and convincing France, Germany, and Belgium) he had no WMD, at the same time threatened the U.S. and Britian to destroy them (WITH THE SAME WMD HE CLAIMED NOT TO HAVE) if they attacked Iraq.

C. The United States and Britian agreed that Saddamn had not complied with U.N. resolution 1440, had WMD, then attacked and removed Saddamn from power to prevent him (or other terrorists) from using them.

D. After the U.S. and Britian attacked Iraq, vast stores of WMD, chemical, biological, and yes - even some nuclear - were uncovered by the prevailing U.S. and British forces.

E. Saddamn and his two sons were tried before a U.N. tribunal and unaimously found to be enemies of minkind perptetuating mass murders on their own people of magnitudes and ferociouceness not seen since Adolph Hitler's actions created the word "genocide." They were summarily hung for their crimes against humanity. Regrettably the knots where incorrectly tied and the distance of the drop was not sufficient to break their necks. They swung and kicked for almost thirty minutes before strangling to their infamous historical deaths.

F. The Democrats in the United States had their worst election returns in the 2004 elections in that party's history.

G. George W. Bush was elected president for a second term in 2004 by the largest landslide in U.S. history.

H. Ditto for Tony Blair.

I. Hillary Clinton was defeated for his (grin) bid for reelection in New York State.

J. Thanks to the "footdragging" tactics of France and Germany througout the entire world crisis, the United Nations was made to be a laughing stock of historical proportions and was deemed irrelevent and impotent and consequently vaporized into nothingness as did it's predecessor - The League of Nations.

Viva La France - French Military History in a Nutshell (Including *WAR ON TERRORISM*)

17 posted on 03/17/2003 4:49:01 PM PST by Happy2BMe (HOLLYWOOD:Ask not what U can do for your country, ask what U can do for Iraq!)
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To: Happy2BMe
Shut the hell up already!!!!!! Good God...someone turn off the answering machine!! I'm sick of these cheese eating monkeys!!!!! I would love to send a fax that said "You're next! Love America"

18 posted on 03/17/2003 4:50:07 PM PST by Shaka
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To: C210N
How France becomes the urinal of the world.
19 posted on 03/17/2003 4:50:45 PM PST by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: Happy2BMe
such a conflict was in clear violation of international opinion

What the @#$% does that mean? I didn't know international opinion was codified. Does that mean I can make a citizen's arrest if someone clearly violates Homer's opinion by playing Dixie Chicks in public?

20 posted on 03/17/2003 4:50:47 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson
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To: Diogenesis
A billboard which faces the northbound lanes on Interstate 95 near Philadelphia carries a message to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, March 17, 2003. With the collapse of diplomacy on Monday, President George W. Bush has set a fateful course toward an unprecedented U.S.-led war against Iraq that could affect world events for a generation or more.   REUTERS/Tim Shaffer
Mon Mar 17, 6:57 PM ET

A billboard which faces the northbound lanes on Interstate 95 near Philadelphia carries a message to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (news - web sites), March 17, 2003. With the collapse of diplomacy on Monday, President George W. Bush (news - web sites) has set a fateful course toward an unprecedented U.S.-led war against Iraq (news - web sites) that could affect world events for a generation or more. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

21 posted on 03/17/2003 4:56:01 PM PST by Happy2BMe (HOLLYWOOD:Ask not what U can do for your country, ask what U can do for Iraq!)
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To: Happy2BMe
risked "serious consequences"

CLICK HERE


22 posted on 03/17/2003 4:57:42 PM PST by Calpernia (http://www.politicsandprotest.org/attack.swf)
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To: Happy2BMe
A WORLD SERIES this early in the year?
23 posted on 03/17/2003 5:09:18 PM PST by FryingPan101 (I love Rummy!)
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To: Happy2BMe
Well, when the French say "serious conscequences" we know to take them seriously. /sarcasm
24 posted on 03/17/2003 5:34:47 PM PST by RAT Patrol
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To: Happy2BMe
In honor of the French

Frog in a blender

25 posted on 03/17/2003 5:40:15 PM PST by tophat9000
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To: tophat9000
Outrageous! - TY! LOL...
26 posted on 03/17/2003 6:13:45 PM PST by Happy2BMe (HOLLYWOOD:Ask not what U can do for your country, ask what U can do for Iraq!)
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To: tophat9000
I FORGOT ABOUT THE OLE "FRONG IN THE BELENDER" ALL TO FITTING FOR THE FRIGGIN' FRENCH.
27 posted on 03/17/2003 6:44:34 PM PST by BamaFan69
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To: Happy2BMe
The statement in part reflected France's determination to defend itself against bitter U.S. and British criticism of the French threat to use its veto in the Security Council against any resolution that sought to authorize the use of force at this time. French commentators said Paris had been unjustly singled out.

"I think it is a little bit unfair to blame France. France played a part, but I think the [U.S.] administration did not display an enormous amount of competence in ensuring support for its views," said Guillaume Parmentier, director of the French Center on the United States at the French Institute for International Relations.

He said the White House had been too quick to reject a recent compromise offered by Chile and had alienated many countries in the past by its opposition to the Kyoto environmental treaty and the International Criminal Court.

Unfairly singled out! LOL

So they admit their motives were impure all along, not from "principle".

28 posted on 03/17/2003 6:54:07 PM PST by Iowegian
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To: Happy2BMe
"SERIES World Consequences...WORLD SERIES Consequences"
29 posted on 03/17/2003 6:56:13 PM PST by midwestmidnight
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To: Happy2BMe
OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH I am so scared! The french are denouncing a war in Iraq....what should we do? NOT!
30 posted on 03/17/2003 7:04:42 PM PST by Arpege92
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To: Happy2BMe
What in the Sam Hill is an alleged "man" doing running around with a name like "Dominique?" Bet "he" squats to use the "Eurinal."
31 posted on 03/17/2003 7:08:09 PM PST by strela ("a' poppin' off at Pop's Sodium Shop")
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To: Happy2BMe
World Series? In Baghdad? An interesting idear. In October, we'll be there!
32 posted on 03/17/2003 7:11:29 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Someone left the cake out in the rain I dont think that I can take it coz it took so long to bake it)
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To: Happy2BMe
vey series.
33 posted on 03/17/2003 8:17:06 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Go Al Go!)
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To: Happy2BMe
Yes, but not really really serious consequences.
34 posted on 03/17/2003 8:19:58 PM PST by Consort
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To: demlosers
That's what struck me--the use of the same language about the situation in Iraq--which France declined to do anything about.
35 posted on 03/17/2003 9:42:22 PM PST by wildbill
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