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Looks like Bush has found a new lapdog...

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"Let me tell you solemnly today, France will remain engaged in Afghanistan as long as it takes, because what's at stake in that country is the future of our values and that of the Atlantic alliance."

Aye, the Frenchies will cook the hamburgers back at base just in case their cooking utensils get shot at
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Aye, the Frenchies will cook the hamburgers back at base just in case their cooking utensils get shot at
Can you imagine how much it hurts getting shot in the spatula though

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Blimey, he knows how to kiss some derriere!
 
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Can you imagine how much it hurts getting shot in the spatula though

Not as much as a grenade in the cruets, very nasty!
 
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'A partner in peace'

Meaning 'we've got nukes, but we're not gonna let anyone else have them'
 
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'we've got nukes, but we're not gonna let anyone else have them'
Precisely
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Obviously the French have realised that to be a World Player one has to suck up to Bush and Co
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So the French Poodle wants to get some bite

No-doubt, like most K-9's, they'll bark a lot but end up licking their own b lls when anyone barks back
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Well, well, what a surprise, really... Sarkozy promised every group he visited during the election time frame what they wanted to hear, without fear of contradicting himself. Time during which he declared that, were he elected, France would get out of Afghanistan.

Not to play Machiavelli here, but this is what the message seems to be: on one hand, the EU is getting preoccupied by the current US monetary policy; on the other hand, the US has engaged in huge military spending.

In other words, if the US accepts to actively seek to stop the US dollar drop in exchange rates, the EU will provide military help in Afghanistan, and potentially Irak, and assist any diplomatic intervention of the US regarding Iran.

Am I the only one sensing this?
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Why is it in Europe's interest to halt the drop in the value of the Dollar? Or am I misunderstanding this entirely?
 
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I hate GWB
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I hate GWB
You should watch Alexandra Pelosi's film
"Journeys With George" I think you get
to see the real GWB in this documentary.

I don't hate the guy, he's just a spoilt
ex-cokehead alco playboy.

It's the cabal surrounding him that's the problem.
 
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Why is it in Europe's interest to halt the drop in the value of the Dollar? Or am I misunderstanding this entirely?
Having a strong currency is great when you're essentially a bank/trading country and want to attract investment funds.

But when you produce anything that you should sell to other markets, it's not, whether you sell services or goods. And it's not good when you're a touristic destination either.

So, currency-wise, you need to strike the right value for a just balance between your financial markets, imports and exports.

The US has been a very strong market for European goods. Fashion, cars, wine, and other food items sell very, very well over there. The US is a prime market for Mercedes and BMW, for example, and for the entire Italian fashion industry.

Hence for the EU, seeing the Euro rise endlessly against the US dollar is not too good.
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Why is it in Europe's interest to halt the drop in the value of the Dollar? Or am I misunderstanding this entirely?
The US is very touchy about the value of the dollar.

When a Mr S. Hussein switched his countries monetary
reserves to Euros and started trading it's oil in Euros,
America invaded. That's how seriously they take the
value of the dollar.

("**** with out petro-dollar and we will bury you!")
 
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Wasn't the last I heard, that OPEC were going to start trading in Euros?
 
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Wasn't the last I heard, that OPEC were going to start trading in Euros?
Never gonna happen, my friend.

The US administration would crush, by any
means necessary, any foreign government
who tries to switch to Euros.

Even Chavez isn't going to try that stunt.
 
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Its all very well the French posturing on stage with the Bush but in reality they are not going to get involved in a serious attempt to invade Iran, only a fool would think they would,and Bush is as mad as the people who believe Iran would not play Nuclear checkers if and when it makes the bomb !! Yes Bush is Stupid and dangerous but the middle east madmen are ten times worse, I will take my chances with the western madmen any day
 
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Yes Bush is Stupid and dangerous but the middle east madmen are ten times worse, I will take my chances with the western madmen any day


Why do you think the middle east are pi**ed at the West, Ray?
 
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Having a strong currency is great when you're essentially a bank/trading country and want to attract investment funds.

But when you produce anything that you should sell to other markets, it's not, whether you sell services or goods. And it's not good when you're a touristic destination either.

So, currency-wise, you need to strike the right value for a just balance between your financial markets, imports and exports.

The US has been a very strong market for European goods. Fashion, cars, wine, and other food items sell very, very well over there. The US is a prime market for Mercedes and BMW, for example, and for the entire Italian fashion industry.

Hence for the EU, seeing the Euro rise endlessly against the US dollar is not too good.
They are heading for a recession they just don't want to admit it.....

And France has a love/hate relationship with the US but now it's all love... at least on governmental level. Most of the citizen would still make fun of the US and the main cowboy dubya
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[QUOTE=HSTDriver;1384829]Why do you think the middle east are pi**ed at the West, Ray?[/QUOTE

Thats not the point i was making HST the point is everyone thinks we are ruled in the West by madmen (which may be true) but a lot of Middle east countries are ruled by people who have no value for life and who would think nothing of sending a Nuke onto a neighbouring country (or ours if they could reach) Now if you can honestly say you would like Iran to have Nuclear weapons then fine, but personally i will take my chances with the western madmen (And lets face it the East / West hatred is hardly new is it ? )
 
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Why do you think the middle east are pi**ed at the West, Ray?[/QUOTE

Thats not the point i was making HST the point is everyone thinks we are ruled in the West by madmen (which may be true) but a lot of Middle east countries are ruled by people who have no value for life and who would think nothing of sending a Nuke onto a neighbouring country (or ours if they could reach) Now if you can honestly say you would like Iran to have Nuclear weapons then fine, but personally i will take my chances with the western madmen (And lets face it the East / West hatred is hardly new is it ? )
I don't trust ANY leader with nukes (including our own) because the very ownership of these weapons places everyone in the world at danger.

Their continued ownership and expansion is also a breach of international laws, which appears not to bother their owners one iota.

In a real civilised society we'd have no concerns over

a) destroying all nuclear weapons or
b) allowing everyone equal access to the technology

but we're not civilised, not in the east, west, or anywhere else.
 
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but a lot of Middle east countries are ruled by people who have no value for life and who would think nothing of sending a Nuke onto a neighbouring country
Careful, the Israelis don't take
that kind of criticism well.

Sometimes I get the feeling you've
never been outside the UK.



 
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