Monday, August 21, 2006

France...The Bastion Bastards of Hypocrisy

Apologies: when typing on the run to catch a plane, I can't catch all the typos...yes, I should know how to spell "Hypocrisy." Will try harder :)

DovBear's erudite analysis that "The French Win One [over America]" is still ringing in my head.

"The breakthrough is based on the inclusion in the call for a cessation of hostilities for a progressive Israeli withdrawal from Lebanese territory to go simultaneously with the deployment of the Lebanese army backed by reinforced U.N. peacekeepers."


France, which pushed for the ceasefire (which hasn't helped get our IDF soldiers back) boasted they would send 2500-4000 soldiers to the UN peacekeeper force destined for South Lebanon. And they were expected to lead the force as well...

How French.

How Noble.

But words are so much more French than actions...

Olmert spoke by telephone with Prime Minister Romano Prodi of Italy and called on Italy to take a leading role in the international force, according to a statement released by Olmert's office. Italy has offered to send up to 3,000 troops while France, which helped broker the cease-fire, has so far refused to commit more than 200. International Herald Tribune.



Let's repeat that: France, which helped broker the cease-fire, has so far refused to commit more than 200.

From 4000 to 200...that's mighty impressive backpedaling.


Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael

11 comments:

Pragmatician said...

I used to love that country (not for it's politics) now I try no to have to set foot there!

YMedad said...

Well, if we are going to discuss France and its underhandedness, let's recall Shimon Peres' remark:
"I am certain that France is not anti-Semitic, neither historically nor currently. I am convinced the French leadership is staging a serious and determined battle against anti-Semitism in France."
http://www.jpost.com/Editions/2002/02/27/News/News.44170.html
which enlightens us how they France gets away with it all - they have personages like Peace Prize Peres who covers up for them. Is he complaining today?

AMSHINOVER said...

"I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me."
---General George S. Patton .

Sam said...

Their all the same. The Italian foreign minister is a jew hater. See my blog for more information http://www.peoplesmedia.blogspot.com/2006/08/italy-to-lead-un-lebanon-security.html

Sir Chuck said...

Comforting that the French voice of reason has prevailed to calm down all that needless over-reaction of the Jewish state. Oh, by the way...

The missiles fired on Sunday, called Saegheh — thunder in Persian — had ranges of 50 and 150 miles, the official ISNA news agency reported. In April, Iran unveiled new weaponry, including radar-evading missiles and high-speed torpedoes.

Well, that gives them enough range to fire from north of the river over the heads of the peacekeepers, so the 200 Frenchies will be OK.

But, nonsense, more negotiations will settle the whole matter. In fact, we have Iran's word on it...

Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a senior cleric who is in charge of the powerful Expediency Council, warned the United States in a sermon during Friday Prayer..."We hope America has learned a lesson from the war in Lebanon and refrains from getting involved in another conflict and causing insecurity in our region,” he said in remarks broadcast live on radio. “The problem should be resolved by wise people through negotiations so that we can end this regional and international issue in a good way.’’ NY Times, 8-21-06

Wonder what the good way is that he has in mind?

AMERICA~LAND OF THE FREE said...

http://www.riehlworldview.com/carnivorous_conservative/2006/08/french_to_alter.html

Speaking of france. check this out.
Hillarious. :O)

BoneCrusher said...

France, the French...

See what French's Mustard was reported saying during the Gulf War


STATEMENT FROM FRENCH'S MUSTARD

The makers of French's Mustard made the following recent statement:

"We, at the French's Company, wish to put an end to statements that our product is manufactured in France. There is no relationship, nor has there ever been a relationship between our mustard and the country of France. Indeed, our mustard is manufactured in Rochester, NY.

The only thing we have in common is that we are both yellow."

Actual statement: http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2003/03/27/french030327

FrumGirl said...

It is a total disaster.

Ben Ami said...

bonecrusher: that is fantastic! i can't find the exact line on the statement page - can you help me out? i'd like to send that around the email list.

jameel: thanks for keepin us in touch with home.

queeniesmom said...

What can we expect from a country whose "gourmet cuisine" consists of eating bugs?!

Mazel Tov on your anniversary. (Sorry I'm a day late) Glad it was uneventful.

BoneCrusher said...

ben-

Try http://www.oddrob.com/frenchjokes.asp for all your favorite rude French trivia and jokes.

Like, Q. How many jokes are there about the French?

A. Only one, the rest are true


Or, Q. Why don't Master Card and Visa work well in France

A.They do not know how to say "CHARGE!"


And...Q. What is the first thing the French Army teaches at basic training?


A. How to surrender in at least 10 languages.

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