Archive for the ‘France’ Category

Mean while, in France

June 9, 2008

The French military is literally falling apart. Remember kids, France is the model oh so many far left liberals thinks the US should follow.

According to confidential defence documents leaked to the French press, less than half of France’s Leclerc tanks – 142 out of 346 – are operational and even these regularly break down.

Less than half of its Puma helicopters, 37 per cent of its Lynx choppers and 33 per cent of its Super Frelon models – built 40 years ago – are in a fit state to fly, according to documents seen by Le Parisien newspaper.

Two thirds of France’s Mirage F1 reconnaissance jets are unusable at present.

Viv’la France!

October 4, 2007

The President of France has bigger balls then most US liberals.
Pilgrim points out:

The President of France, Nikolas Sarkozy, has decided that France should establish a goal of expelling 125,000 illegal immigrants by the end of the year. And of course, in France “illegal immigrant” most often translates into “Muslim” of one sort or another.

This gives sort of a bizarre twist to the usual order of things, when France’s president has the nerve to face an out of control illegal immigration problem and actually DO something about it and our president, well, doesn’t.

Viv La France!

August 28, 2007

Yes, the French have collectively grown a pair in at least one matter.
Accord to Reuters, who probably sees this as a “bad thing”,

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Monday a diplomatic push by the world’s powers to rein in Tehran’s nuclear program was the only alternative to “an Iranian bomb or the bombing of Iran.”

Sarkozy said a nuclear-armed Iran would be unacceptable and that major powers should continue their policy of incrementally increasing sanctions against Tehran while being open to talks if Iran suspended nuclear activities.

“This initiative is the only one that can enable us to escape an alternative that I say is catastrophic: the Iranian bomb or the bombing of Iran,” he said, adding that it was the worst crisis currently facing the world.

That is something you don’t see every day…

May 18, 2007

Ann Coulter praising France.

I’m off to Paris! I hereby revoke every churlish remark I’ve ever made about those lovely Gallic people

With Nicolas Sarkozy’s decisive victory as the new president of France, the French have produced their first pro-American ruler since Louis XVI.

In celebration of France’s spectacular return to Western civilization, I bought a Herve Leger dress on Monday, and we’re having croissants for breakfast every day this week. This delicate French pastry, by the way, is in the shape of a crescent to commemorate the Crusaders’ victory over Islam. Aren’t the French just peachy?

“Sarkozy the American,” as he is known in France, called Muslim rioters “scum.” Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

He explained his position on Muslim immigrants in France, saying: “Nobody has to, I repeat, live in France. But when you live in France, you respect its rules. That is to say that you are not a polygamist. … One doesn’t practice female genital mutilation on one’s daughters, one doesn’t slit the throat of the sheep, and one respects the republican rules.”

t looks like the Democrats are going to have to drop their talking point about Bush irritating the rest of the world. Evidently not as much as Muslim terrorists irritate the rest of the world. The politicians who hate Bush keep being dumped by their own voters.

At the Democratic presidential debate a few weeks ago, B. Hussein Obama carped that Bush had “alienate(d) the world community” and vowed that he would build “the sort of alliances and trust around the world that has been so lacking over the last six years.”

Democrats are terrific at building alliances. Remember how Jimmy Carter won the love of the world by ditching our ally the Shah of Iran, allowing him be replaced by a string of crazy ayatollahs? Since then, we haven’t heard a peep from that area of the world.

Fred Thompson gets it

May 9, 2007

From National Review:

My attention was drawn to Tenet’s statements that al Qaeda is here and waiting and that they wish nothing more than to be able to see a mushroom cloud above the United States.

Naturally, the media emphasis is not on that. Its attention is on any differences Tenet had with the administration. The media’s premise is that Iraq should not have been considered a real threat to us and that the administration basically misled the country into war. While one may take issue with Tenent on several things, I was intrigued that on some very important issues, Tenet did not follow the media script when answering Russert’s questions.

HT to Mr. Reynolds

Update: He nails it again:

“Oh, to be sure, the French media hates us, but there are a lot of people who say ours does too. Regardless, Sarkozy’s victory has sent shock waves through the world’s media centers.”

Good News for France

May 7, 2007

The Socialists were defeated.

The surprise is…

July 14, 2004

It seems the woman who claimed she was attacked for looking like a Jew outside Paris was just kidding.
Given the rise in violent anti-semitic attacks in France, the surprise is that this one isolated incident was a hoax.