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Chirac lobbies the Turks to deny US bases and overflight rights
Fred Barnes on Fox News | Me

Posted on 03/14/2003 3:51:45 PM PST by Dog

Fred Barnes while on the panel tonight on Special Report just stated Chirac is urging the Turks not to allow us bases and overflight rights.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Germany; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: europeanunion; france; germany; iraq; jacqueschirac; jacquesiraques; nato; russia; waronterror; weasels
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I don't post vanities ......but people need to know to what lengths the French will go to stop us. This will cost of American lives if this continues..
1 posted on 03/14/2003 3:51:45 PM PST by Dog
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To: Admin Moderator
Can you correct the title......if I posted this in the wrong section please remove..
2 posted on 03/14/2003 3:52:51 PM PST by Dog ( Groundhog Day II -- the Sequel.....America held hostage by the UN.......where everyday is the same)
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To: Dog
It's about time to lob a few cruise missles on Paris
3 posted on 03/14/2003 3:52:56 PM PST by craig_eddy
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To: craig_eddy
An idea whose time may have come!
4 posted on 03/14/2003 3:53:34 PM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: craig_eddy
Totally agree..
5 posted on 03/14/2003 3:53:41 PM PST by Dog ( Groundhog Day II -- the Sequel.....America held hostage by the UN.......where everyday is the same)
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To: Dog
Un-freakin-believible!

It's not enough to posture against us in the UN but now they are attempting to put our troops at risk. F*** the French..I've had it.

6 posted on 03/14/2003 3:54:39 PM PST by amused (Republicans for Sharpton!)
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To: Dog
This perfidy needs to be exposed. This goes beyond a principled disagreement. ChIraq want to protect his honey pot and doesn't care if Americans die. I'm joining the "Bomb France" group.
7 posted on 03/14/2003 3:55:06 PM PST by Bahbah (Pray for our Troops)
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To: Dog
Has it been made official that France is an Enemy of the United States?
8 posted on 03/14/2003 3:55:42 PM PST by Guillermo (Sic 'Em)
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To: Dog
If this is true, it's a whole new ballgame with the French.
9 posted on 03/14/2003 3:55:53 PM PST by Balata
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To: Bahbah
France has been acting in the manner all along.

They have been lobbying the whole world to oppose us.
10 posted on 03/14/2003 3:56:30 PM PST by Guillermo (Sic 'Em)
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To: Dog
I heard this on Fox, also. If accurate, it seems to me that France is moving to the state of being an ally of an enemy state. France is reportedly offering Turkey EU membership with France's asssistance if Turkey will not help the US.
11 posted on 03/14/2003 3:56:35 PM PST by Truth29
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To: craig_eddy
He does not just want to stop the war, he is seeking our defeat. This is very close to an act of war. How can the EU survive this? There are 50,000 British troops in the field. The sad thing is is that Germany wil never allow Turkey in to the EU.
12 posted on 03/14/2003 3:56:55 PM PST by CasearianDaoist
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To: Dog
That explains General Myers this week when he said we are prepared for a northern front without Turkey. I knew that our planes at Incirlik could be moved with their mainenance people very rapidly as well since they had to have a workaround if Turkey won't give us permission to use their airspace.

Let Chirac get Turkey out of their financial difficulty! I frankly have had it with the Turks!

They had better decided in a hurry which side they are on!
13 posted on 03/14/2003 3:57:01 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US)
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To: Dog
france is the enemy.
14 posted on 03/14/2003 3:57:01 PM PST by madison46
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To: PhiKapMom; MadIvan; Scott from the Left Coast; mhking; hchutch; Miss Marple
Ping!
15 posted on 03/14/2003 3:57:02 PM PST by Dog ( Groundhog Day II -- the Sequel.....America held hostage by the UN.......where everyday is the same)
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To: Dog
Hold it. France blocked NATO from giving Turkey Patriot missiles for defense, and now they are telling Turkey not to allow overflights?!
16 posted on 03/14/2003 3:57:05 PM PST by Pokey78
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To: Dog
Hey, b2 #6? How bout swinging over to Paris for a spell.
17 posted on 03/14/2003 3:57:34 PM PST by gulfcoast6 (Last election our overseas troops votes were not counted, betcha they will this next election.)
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To: Dog
Chirac has now declared France an ally of Iraq and an enemy of the United States. Who'll be his friend when Allied forces take Baghdad?
18 posted on 03/14/2003 3:57:40 PM PST by colorado tanker (Beware the Ides of March)
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To: Guillermo
"They have been lobbying the whole world to oppose us"

Yes, and we need to uncover each and every instance that we can find.
19 posted on 03/14/2003 3:57:46 PM PST by Bahbah (Pray for our Troops)
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To: Dog
*IF* this is true, it is far beyond opposing a resolution for war. This is the overt act of an enemy opposing us in battle.
20 posted on 03/14/2003 3:58:43 PM PST by mlo
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To: Dog
Time for a second Normandy landing.
21 posted on 03/14/2003 3:59:02 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Pokey78
They offered them membership in EU...
22 posted on 03/14/2003 3:59:23 PM PST by Dog ( Groundhog Day II -- the Sequel.....America held hostage by the UN.......where everyday is the same)
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To: Dog
I imiagine Chirac is threatening Turkey with consequences vis-a-vis EU entry.
23 posted on 03/14/2003 3:59:23 PM PST by CrimeOf73
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To: CrimeOf73
Bingo!
24 posted on 03/14/2003 3:59:42 PM PST by Dog ( Groundhog Day II -- the Sequel.....America held hostage by the UN.......where everyday is the same)
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To: Dog
Chirac has completely lost any reasonable perspective. France, the French insults have finally reached the level where we can't ignore them any longer. They will rue the day they committed global political suicide.
25 posted on 03/14/2003 3:59:44 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Don't just sit there, use the links on the Graphic Teaser.)
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To: Dog
Once the Allies turned over a large boulder in the field of The War on Terror(Iraq) what we found underneath sent waves of revulsion, betrayal, and fury through us. The war on terror is just that, a war. Iraq is but one campaign of many to come. I would not be surprised to see American occupation forces in France someday.
26 posted on 03/14/2003 4:00:05 PM PST by Spruce
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To: Bahbah
The Frogs had one purpose in this spoiler campaign; become the Masters of Europe.

They grabbed for the big brass ring, missed it, and are now falling off their horse.

Long term effects very negative for them.
27 posted on 03/14/2003 4:00:32 PM PST by MindBender26 (.....and for more news as it happens...stay tuned to your local FReeper station....)
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To: Dog
So is Saddam blackmailing Chirac, or are the Clintons?

I'm only half kidding.
28 posted on 03/14/2003 4:01:35 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Pokey78; a_Turk
Turkish EU Entry Would Be End of Europe-Giscard
29 posted on 03/14/2003 4:01:43 PM PST by Shermy
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To: Dog
Chirak can kiss my chirac up, down, and all around.

It was they that "gave" the PKK mine clearing equipment, political cover, and funds to terrorize us with. It was they who allowed the pasting of our generals pictures on their subway floor.

So, I thought that I read many FReepers posts who claimed that this had already happened, and that we were "bought" by the French..

Those of you can also kiss my Chirac at great length..
30 posted on 03/14/2003 4:01:46 PM PST by a_Turk (I set out running but I take my time, A friend of the Devil is a friend of mine :^D)
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To: DoughtyOne
This is simply amazing.....they have to pay....and I don't mean pouring some crappy wine in the gutter......they need to feel real pain...
31 posted on 03/14/2003 4:02:28 PM PST by Dog ( Groundhog Day II -- the Sequel.....America held hostage by the UN.......where everyday is the same)
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To: Dog
The unmitigated gaul of that weasel Chirac... They deny NATO self-defense assistance and then have the temerity to lobby Turkey against US access? It's beyond the pale! Damn how I despise the Frogs!!!
32 posted on 03/14/2003 4:02:35 PM PST by gatorgriz
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To: Dog
It may get worse - I was looking through Agence France Presse for further information:

French defense minister to travel to the Gulf

ATHENS (AFP) French Defense Minister Michele Alliot-Marie said she would travel to the Gulf region on Saturday and Sunday to hand over a message from President Jacques Chirac to three regional leaders.

Alliot-Marie is to go to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.

Regards, Ivan

33 posted on 03/14/2003 4:02:56 PM PST by MadIvan (Learn the power of the Dark Side, www.thedarkside.net)
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To: Dog; Pokey78
>> They offered them membership in EU...

That's like the governor of New York offering us statehood in the US.. Nonsence.
34 posted on 03/14/2003 4:03:34 PM PST by a_Turk (I set out running but I take my time, A friend of the Devil is a friend of mine :^D)
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To: Guillermo
Has it been made official that France is an Enemy of the United States?

It's official to me. Some may not think boycotts work, but for my own sake, nothing french for me. Motel 6 is out as is any fancy sounding water. Defenitly no travel.

I'm really in HATE mode right now.

35 posted on 03/14/2003 4:03:34 PM PST by madison46
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To: MadIvan
What is he up to now...
36 posted on 03/14/2003 4:04:07 PM PST by Dog ( Groundhog Day II -- the Sequel.....America held hostage by the UN.......where everyday is the same)
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To: Truth29
After all that's been going on around the world, it makes me wonder if there isn't something going on we don't know about? Just to pose a question... could someone out there be trying to make a move on us? For example France, Germany, Russia or China or any combination of them?

Something seems terribly wrong for this kind of opposition over a piddly dictator like Saddam. Maybe these larger countries are actually the ones sponsoring terrorism and don't want to be found out?

Maybe we need to poke Russia in the eye and get the cold war started again to remind these players what it is they are facing in reality? Just throwing out some questions because there's obviously more to what we know than is being reported.

Why the meeting between USA, Britain and Spain this weekend? Seems like something hot is about to develop.

37 posted on 03/14/2003 4:04:11 PM PST by Tactical
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To: MadIvan
Good to see the French are still stupid enough to send a woman to these Islamic countries.
38 posted on 03/14/2003 4:04:42 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: MadIvan; All
Alliot-Marie is to go to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.

Look where she is headed....

39 posted on 03/14/2003 4:05:13 PM PST by Dog ( Groundhog Day II -- the Sequel.....America held hostage by the UN.......where everyday is the same)
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To: Spruce
Actually, the only U.S. force I want in France is one to bring our honorable dead soldiers' remains off of French soil and home to honorable resting places. To leave our honored dead in French soil is repugnant! Chiraq is protecting his graft and corruption from being exposed, and he doesn't give a damn if it costs more American lives to do it. In the end, the prince of warty frogs will be exposed for the degenerate criminal he is.
40 posted on 03/14/2003 4:05:26 PM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote Life Support for others.)
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To: Tactical
I did a search on Google for "French Military Victories. Here's the results:

I did, here's what it gave back:

Google Search: french military victories ... Your search - french military victories - did not match any documents. Suggestions: - Make sure all words are spelled correctly. - Try different keywords. ... www.internetcetera.com/fmv.html - 11k - Cached - Similar pages

BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

41 posted on 03/14/2003 4:05:35 PM PST by vger
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To: Dog
If I was the French ambassador to Iraq, I'd move out of the embassy. Let's all remember what happened when France denied us rights to cross their airspace when we bombed Libya ...

Anyone know the French word for ... INCOMING?!
42 posted on 03/14/2003 4:06:32 PM PST by MattGarrett
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To: Tactical
I been thinking the same thoughts....France has an unseen partner in all this.....who??
43 posted on 03/14/2003 4:07:01 PM PST by Dog ( Groundhog Day II -- the Sequel.....America held hostage by the UN.......where everyday is the same)
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To: Dog
Alliot-Marie is to go to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia

those countries want US Power Not France's BS

44 posted on 03/14/2003 4:07:15 PM PST by scooby321
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To: Tactical
If the arab countries suddenly back out after the French visit, then I might worry about that. But I think there are less armeggedon-like reasons that explain this.
45 posted on 03/14/2003 4:07:34 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: scooby321
Not if France is the front for a silent partner.....or partners..
46 posted on 03/14/2003 4:08:36 PM PST by Dog ( Groundhog Day II -- the Sequel.....America held hostage by the UN.......where everyday is the same)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Let's not allow any reinforcements from arriving in Cote d'Ivoire. Let's see how long the French troops there would last.
47 posted on 03/14/2003 4:09:08 PM PST by winner3000
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To: Dog
They can't do it - they do not have the power. Germany will not allow it. They will be up to their necks in Turks. He will weasel out of it in the end. Turkey will end up in the Russian orbit.
48 posted on 03/14/2003 4:09:09 PM PST by CasearianDaoist
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To: Dog
We have surrounded the less dangerous country. Time to put Iraq on hold and tend to more urgent business.
49 posted on 03/14/2003 4:09:20 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: Guillermo
Has it been made official that France is an Enemy of the United States?

Once Iraq is liberated France can replace Iraq in the Axis of Exil

50 posted on 03/14/2003 4:09:22 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Let's get on with it already!)
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