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Monday, February 21, 2005

 

The French Connection

The Papers 2/21/05 Pg 1 coverage of Bush trip to Europe yet again focuses on how it is that Pres Bush has upset the French and how we should make nice and kiss their "cheeks".
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However, The Paper never seems to inform its readers about French history and their relationship with English speaking people. For example:
The French have always been our friends and allies in times of danger and adversity haven't they? Perhaps not!
As the German army swept through France in 1941 Sir Winston Churchill requested that the French government move their naval fleet to England and place it under English command. The French refused and Churchill took the grievous decision to attack the French fleet in Oran, Algeria in July 1941, destroying the French fleet and killing 1500 French sailors. He could not take the risk of the French navy's being taken over by the Germans, for this probably would have been the end for Britain. In 1942 as we landed in Algeria, French Morocco, and Tunesia more American soldiers were killed by Vischey French troops than were killed by the Japs at Pearl Harbor. In 1966, with two million east-block troops and 60,000 tanks supported by massive nuclear weapons along the east-west-German border, Charles DeGaul and the French government threw NATO headquarters out of France and removed French forces from NATO control.
So--, why is it that only George W. has problems with the French?




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