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France grows some balls????

#1
For those who know me, will know that im always the first to spit when france comes into the conversation, as we all know france is full of frog eating garlic wearing nancies. Their war history is almost as bad as our football world cup history, in fact its worst as we won once.
But! Watching the news last night and france has grown some balls, after years of flying the white flag of war, they have started talking the like they are up for a fight. :pissed: 8O

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6998602.stm

A warning by France's foreign minister that the world should prepare for war over Iran's nuclear programme has drawn an angry response from Iran.
Iran's foreign ministry said the remark had damaged the credibility of France, while the official Iranian news agency accused Paris of aping Washington.

On Sunday France's Bernard Kouchner said: "We have to prepare for the worst, and the worst is war."

Meanwhile, the top UN nuclear official said force should be a last resort.

At a conference of the UN nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in Austria, Mohamed ElBaradei said he saw no clear and present danger, and that talk of force was counter-productive.

He said the recent deal between Iran and the IAEA on clearing up questions about its past nuclear activities was an important step if Tehran co-operated.

Iran denies it is trying to acquire nuclear weapons, and says it only wants nuclear power to generate electricity for civilian purposes.

But it has repeatedly rejected UN demands to give up the enrichment of uranium, which the US and other Western states fear is being diverted to a nuclear weapons project.

'Inflammatory'

Mr Kouchner said negotiations with Iran should continue "right to the end", but that an Iranian nuclear weapon would pose "a real danger for the whole world".

He said a number of large French companies had been asked not to tender for business in Iran.

Iranian official media responded with contempt.

"The occupants of the Elysee (the French presidential palace) have become the executors of the will of the White House and have adopted a tone that is even harder, even more inflammatory and more illogical than that of Washington," IRNA news agency said.

The accepted wisdom in Iran is that the US is too wrapped up in Iraq and Afghanistan to launch another war in the region, says the BBC's Jon Leyne in the capital, Tehran.

Mr Kouchner was visiting Russia on Monday, where he was expected to push for tighter UN sanctions to try to force Iran to give up enrichment.

Russia has a UN Security Council veto over any new sanctions, and its support is seen as vital for any new approach.

But Mr Kouchner said even in the absence of UN action, the European Union should prepare its own sanctions against Iran.

Tougher approach

Iran has warned that any new punishments could push it to stop co-operating with the IAEA.

The US and its allies believe the IAEA agreement with Iran to clear up questions about its past nuclear activities just gives Iran more time - delaying new UN sanctions while advancing its nuclear capabilities.

The BBC's diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus says France has changed its approach to world affairs under its new President Nicolas Sarkozy, adopting a harder line on several issues, and seeking to improve relations with the US.

The United States has not ruled out a military attack against Iran to prevent it from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

However, a top general in Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said any bombing raid on targets in Iran would provoke a tough response.

US positions in neighbouring Iraq and Afghanistan "are within our range", Gen Mohammad Hassan Koussechi told IRNA.
but im left thinking "are they all talk?? ill plan my holiday to france after i see them shooting"
 
#3
Ok having balls, but they need to get rid of that inherent yellow streak down their backs
 
#5
smallheathen said:
Bon Oeuf toute circulaire!
Ha ha. You want to check your translations mate.


It seems that France want some of the attention given to allies of "freedom lovers". Also, they see that they are being left behind by smaller EU states that are increasing their global standing by taking part in current ops.

edited to add: Pay more attention to the use of gender in your French. Good effort 5/10
 
#6
"prepare for war."
in Frances book means make more white flags and don running shoes.


Cheese eating surrender monkies.


I've seen more fight in Mahatma Gandhi v Mother Teresa UFC death match.
 
#7
Wench3000 said:
smallheathen said:
Bon Oeuf toute circulaire!
Ha ha. You want to check your translations mate.


It seems that France want some of the attention given to allies of "freedom lovers". Also, they see that they are being left behind by smaller EU states that are increasing their global standing by taking part in current ops.

edited to add: Pay more attention to the use of gender in your French. Good effort 5/10
Quel (quelle) con!
 
#8
predatorplus said:
For those who know me, will know that im always the first to spit when france comes into the conversation, as we all know france is full of frog eating garlic wearing nancies. Their war history is almost as bad as our football world cup history, in fact its worst as we won once.
But! Watching the news last night and france has grown some balls, after years of flying the white flag of war, they have started talking the like they are up for a fight. :pissed: 8O

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6998602.stm

A warning by France's foreign minister that the world should prepare for war over Iran's nuclear programme has drawn an angry response from Iran.
Iran's foreign ministry said the remark had damaged the credibility of France, while the official Iranian news agency accused Paris of aping Washington.

On Sunday France's Bernard Kouchner said: "We have to prepare for the worst, and the worst is war."

Meanwhile, the top UN nuclear official said force should be a last resort.

At a conference of the UN nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in Austria, Mohamed ElBaradei said he saw no clear and present danger, and that talk of force was counter-productive.

He said the recent deal between Iran and the IAEA on clearing up questions about its past nuclear activities was an important step if Tehran co-operated.

Iran denies it is trying to acquire nuclear weapons, and says it only wants nuclear power to generate electricity for civilian purposes.

But it has repeatedly rejected UN demands to give up the enrichment of uranium, which the US and other Western states fear is being diverted to a nuclear weapons project.

'Inflammatory'

Mr Kouchner said negotiations with Iran should continue "right to the end", but that an Iranian nuclear weapon would pose "a real danger for the whole world".

He said a number of large French companies had been asked not to tender for business in Iran.

Iranian official media responded with contempt.

"The occupants of the Elysee (the French presidential palace) have become the executors of the will of the White House and have adopted a tone that is even harder, even more inflammatory and more illogical than that of Washington," IRNA news agency said.

The accepted wisdom in Iran is that the US is too wrapped up in Iraq and Afghanistan to launch another war in the region, says the BBC's Jon Leyne in the capital, Tehran.

Mr Kouchner was visiting Russia on Monday, where he was expected to push for tighter UN sanctions to try to force Iran to give up enrichment.

Russia has a UN Security Council veto over any new sanctions, and its support is seen as vital for any new approach.

But Mr Kouchner said even in the absence of UN action, the European Union should prepare its own sanctions against Iran.

Tougher approach

Iran has warned that any new punishments could push it to stop co-operating with the IAEA.

The US and its allies believe the IAEA agreement with Iran to clear up questions about its past nuclear activities just gives Iran more time - delaying new UN sanctions while advancing its nuclear capabilities.

The BBC's diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus says France has changed its approach to world affairs under its new President Nicolas Sarkozy, adopting a harder line on several issues, and seeking to improve relations with the US.

The United States has not ruled out a military attack against Iran to prevent it from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

However, a top general in Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said any bombing raid on targets in Iran would provoke a tough response.

US positions in neighbouring Iraq and Afghanistan "are within our range", Gen Mohammad Hassan Koussechi told IRNA.
but im left thinking "are they all talk?? ill plan my holiday to france
after
i see them shooting"

I doubt it. You can't trust the French anyway.
 

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#12
And once the Iranian panzers are steaming under the Arc De Triomphe (contradiction in terms) they'll all be goosestepping a la Iranian stylee, capitulate and then it'll be deja'vu.
 
#13
Which side would you want to be on:

1. Beside France - invading Iran?
2. Beside Iran - invading France?

Bit of a toughy that one. They are just suffering from the past 20 years of complaining about everyones Foreign Policy and Vetoing like there is no tommorrow, the result is - no bugger invites them to the discussion anymore. Poor Pierre, HA!
 

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