French casualties and the economy.

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  1. BBC News - Four French troops die in Afghanistan shooting

    Quoting the article:

    He was sending his defence minister, Gerard Longuet, to the country "immediately," he said.

    Mr Sarkozy said that the question of an early French withdrawal from Afghanistan would arise, if security conditions were not re-established.

    It was "unacceptable" for French troops to be fired on by their allies, he said.

    To be expected, he's obviously trying to make this issue top of the French peeps agenda in an attempt to cover over his complete **** up of the French economy.
  2. The bloke doing the firing wasn't an Ally, he was an insurgent who infiltrated the ANA.

    It's just another tactic that needs to be recognised and countered. Any decent Commander would understand this, so it sounds like the French are looking for any lame excuse for an early exit. Especially now they've really fallen out with the British it sounds like a case of wanting to take their ball home.

  3. How. Did he make his point in German?

    How does one rouge cnut reflect on the whole AA?

    Sarks an over reacting cnut desperate for an opportunity to deflect attention away from the fact that he's shit at his job.
  4. Given the normal behaviour of the French in international cooperation, there's nothing unusual about this.

  5. Ze Phrench taking their ball home in a sulk? Never mon aimes! You must think it's still 1940!
  6. maybe we should give this a go
  7. I thought the French were pulling 1000 troops back from Surobi by the end of this year anyway, about a quarter of their force.

    Mes plus sincères condoléances aux familles.
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  8. Indeed.

    More evidence that Sark's is merely capitalising on the death of his people and couldn't really give a toss about aux familles.... outside of the potential for his own political gain.
  9. The reduction of 1,000 between 2011 and 2012 is in line with transition and has nothing to do with recent casualties. They were decided in coordination with NATO and they match the gradual TLSRs in the French AOR.
  10. Tis my point, it's what they 'politicians' do, they know something is already planned and use it for political gain on a completely and otherwise unrelated subject. Attaching some other reasoning to something. Usually doesn't involve dead troops though.

    Sark's is really scraping the barrel to try and divert attention away from the fact that the French hate him and maybe score some browny points elsewhere. Can't imagine it will fool that many in France.... was there ever a nation more politically aware. What it could result in is other nations hammering the 'Surrender Monkey's' drum to death... all because Sark's only cares about himself.
  11. Will they be taking out the step up to the bog out on the French presidential jet when Sarkozy gets****ed off later this year?
  12. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    hey ho......eventually some of this will sink in...
    Great to hear that the Neocon smearing of France for DARING to say 'Non' to George Bush in 2003 has taken such a firm hold of some English minds...... whilst you can bash les grenouilles for many things

    >their addiction to garlic and disdain for vegetables other than salad
    > their strange taste in whiskey
    > their bizarre affection for rank caporal tobacco
    > the fact that their women are effortlessly sexier than majority of English chicks, when they bother to wash
    >their age-old policy 'France first and last'

    - they have stayed the course and poured more blood and treasure into AFG than MANY NATO allies.....

    - and it is not just the French who are questioning whether the sh1t-hole in question is worth the effort....

    Time to Leave Afghanistan
    - read the Comments from a host of serving and Veteran Yanks below his short dit.

    Now...who is going to stand up in Parliament and say the same thing to David Cameron next week ?

    More importantly (obviously) when is David Cameron going to say the same thing to He Who Walks on Water in Washington ?......The Emperor just isn't wearing any clothes...and someone needs to say so.

    Le Chevre
  13. He was red?