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Sacre Bleu!

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Submitted by Arlinda DeAngelis (United States), Jul 13, 2005 at 07:35

Ah those Froggies know a thing or two about homeland security, Hooray for them. To hell with the rest of the world. Terrorism in all its glory according to the brilliant Bat Ye'or can be laid at the feet of said Froggies. Since DeGaulle, the driving force for French foreign policy and their obsession with reclaiming their long lost imperialism has been: (1) the honor and glory of France and (2) the diminishing of American power and influence. First the Froggies went to bed with the Third Reich and then the Froggies went to bed with the imperial Islamic army of death and terror all for a cheap bucket of oil and French foreign influence and power.

From their glorious days of using their Marshall Plan money to fight for their colonial power in Vietnam rather than using it for its intended purpose of rebuilding their infrastructure to their bended knee stance for Missy Arafat, perhaps the only moment of Gaullic dignity was their banning of the head scarf aka the schmata for young Islamic women attending ecole.

Dr. Pipes, long before the bombing in Great Britain, in a lecture I attended at NYU, analyzed Britain's policy towards the terrorists who lived on their island as so "liberal and open" it was almost non-existent. He said the British may be with us in Iraq, but their homeland policy just wasn't there.

I thought at the time he was being rather harsh on the British. I now know differently. He was, as usual on target. His analysis, as always, was impeccable.

The slings and arrows are aimed at the French, in the event that we should become too enamored with the Gauls. Their homeland security for terroirsm is first rate. Their foreign policy is a love letter to every Islamic torrorist on the planet. But it does keep the terrorists from blowing up the Louvre. I very much appreciate that from our "friends" in France.


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