Skip to comments.France says would not act alone on Syria if US rules out strike
Posted on 09/03/2013 8:43:11 AM PDT by tcrlaf
France will not intervene alone in Syria if the U.S. Congress votes against action, President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday.
"If the decision of (Congress) was not positive, then we would not act alone, but we would not shirk our responsibilities, by supporting the opposition in Syria in such a way that would provide a response," Hollande said after meeting German President Joachim Gauck.
no problem, obama has the French Republicans
What kind of diplomatic BS response is this:
Are they basically saying “We think Syria should be attacked but won’t do it unless the US goes first. If the US chooses not to go we will not send troops either but we will support the rebels in other ways”?
God, I HATE diplo-speak
WHAT? Les Fracoise backing down? Sacre Bleu! How can this be? Where’s inspector Closeau when we need him?
Seriously?!? Our foreign policy has devolved to what amounts to a couple of kids looking at each other and going “I’ll do it if you do it”.
Meanwhile, you just KNOW the Russians are looking at all of this going, “WTF??!!”.
Nice to know our fellow socialists are there for us.
I don't think even Rosetta Stone would help me with the linguistic nuances, here.......
What he means is they would attack, but with a cautious, anti-war demeanor.
Or more likely than "WTF?", something like the Russian equivalent of "LOL!".
“Or more likely than “WTF?”, something like the Russian equivalent of “LOL!”.
Bingo! Ivans in Russia are laughing again at the pitiful Frogs!
“...waving the white flag and maybe presenting the sword of surrender to whom ever was shooting at them at the time....”
Ok...once and once only, I’ll stick up for the Frogs...
The French Poilu fought like absolute maniacs in World War I. Yeah, they had the Brits and us helping them, but look at Verdun for an example of how they fought tooth and nail and would not cede one inch of ground... Operation Gericht was meant to bleed the French white; it wound up bleeding the Germans as badly as it did the French. They just wouldn’t roll over and quit.
Gotta give them a little credit where its due...
(donning flame-retardant suit in 3....2....1)
Seriously though - if you want to read an amazing account of the French Verdun, read “The Price of Glory” by Alistair Horne (1961).
Three negatives followed by 2 positives, and a jumbled mass of 36 words that confuse, conflate & distort whatever it is that this socialist is trying to say. No wonder he's buddies (I think) with 0dumb0! Good to know that we're not the only country with an idiot for its' leader.
I am (IN NO WAY)in favor of OBOZO’S War Plans,but I can still remember what “Stormin’ Norman”said about The French.””To Go To War Without The French Is Like Going Deer-Hunting Without An Accordion”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It’s your former colony, France!
The UK and France should be required to do the dirty work over there seeing that they made up those stupid countries.
The Frogs might actually be resting up a bit and re-loading. It’s only been a few weeks since they sucked it up and did some serious house cleaning in Mali on their own.
Eeee, I missed the “not” in the headline on first glance. I thought I heard le mouse roar.
This decision was precipitated by the recent fire that destroyed France’s white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the country’s military capability.
Cantor & Boehner aren't quite listening to Ted Cruz very well.
I wonder why.
Don’t worry. Our Saudi Masters have ordered the attack, and both Democrats and Republicans alike have fallen into line.
France is ready; white flags firmly affixed to all rifles.
...does France even have a military?
Maybe France can help us to surrender.
How very French of them
I think it’s fairly well established that no nation in Europe, sans possibly the UK, is gonna take any kind of real initiative in global affairs like this one unless the US is holding their hand every step of the way. Hopefully it has turned out to be a huge alert for everyone who insisted it would be so much different under Obama.
It's their RECENT record that hasn't been particularly good.
“...French have by far the best record in terms of wins, draws and losses...”
We joke about the Frenchies a lot... I think they’re sad WWII non-performance and Vietnam debacle just flayed their reputation.
And I really do believe World War I just bled them so badly - just wasted a few generations of their sons - that they are still recovering from it.
After I read Horne’s book “The Price of Glory” my opinion of them changed. They were maniacs defending Verdun and took horrible losses in manhood that would castrate any nation.
There was a bronze plaque at one of the Verdun sites, Fort Vaux, I believe; it was put there after the war, by a mother of one of the slain French soldiers who died there. It says “Since your eyes have been closed, mine have not ceased weeping.”
You could say that was an epitaph for that whole generation of young men who never came home.