And if something mentioned on Fox News today holds true, the hatred of the French will take on all new levels. In passing (I missed the story), I thought that I heard a Fox News announcer say that it's now believed that France was giving Iraq intelligence information right up to the beginning of the war, and maybe even during it.
Again, I am not sure that I heard this correctly, so please let me know if I'm wrong.
But if this is proven, that will be the end of US/Franco relations as we know them.
posted on 04/27/2003 11:39:36 PM PDT
It's true...see the threads, now current, here at FR. :-)
posted on 04/27/2003 11:44:36 PM PDT
Everything you ever wondered about the dirty business France had with Iraq is turnign out to be true and worse.
The dirty French actively cooperated with the the Iraq secret police to identify Irapi refugees and exile dissidents attending a conerence in Paris by secretly allowing in photographers. I believe I have this right.
Ann Cynwyd a British MP and one of the most knowledgable people on the planet was one of the sponsors of this conference and her words were that the French behavior was "atrocious". She is demanding an apology from France. I doubt she'll get one.
If it were me, I'd withdraw our ambassador, and let the Froggies stew on that for a while.
posted on 04/28/2003 12:10:22 AM PDT
by John Valentine
(Writing from downtown Seoul, keeping an eye on the hills to the north.)
A little known piece of history is that the Vichy French actually fought against us when we first became involved in WWII. In our invasion of North Africa to oust the Nazi Germans and give us another front for the invasion of Europe, the Vichy French killed several thousand Americans.
These guys are not our friends.
I'll be happy to see Tariq Aziz enscounced in a mansion with a pension if he gives us the goods on the payoffs made to Chiraq and Americans like McDermott.
I'm confident it's true they were traitors to the end and beyond.
I HOPE it means the end of the
so called alliance--especially as we've known it.
They are beyond ingrates--traitors, for sure.
And I still think they will end up attacking us. We'd best distance ourselves and prepare well ahead of time.
I suppose one could make an argument for making them our friends to preven such an attack. But I don't think that's possible. They are too arrogant and selfish. Besides that, their rulers are power mongerers after the model of
her unroyal lowness,
her hideous heinous--
Bwitch Shrillery Antoinette.
posted on 04/28/2003 2:40:03 AM PDT
This morning, I heard a few snippets on a couple of networks hinting that there were rumors that the U.S. may have been dealing in some reverse pyschology with the French against Iraq. Please God, don't let this be true that we would in any way be complicit with the traitorous French!! Has any other Freeper heard anything about this?
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