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2018-11-08 Europe
France's Macron tries to becomes the new leader of Europe by picking a fight with Trump
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Posted by Besoeker 2018-11-08 08:03|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6469 views ]  Top

#1 For informative historical perspectives Google: Vichy France, formally French State, French État Français, (July 1940–September 1944)

Special attention should be given the Vichy Government's treatment of the French Jewish communities.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-11-08 08:13||   2018-11-08 08:13|| Front Page Top

#2 "We will not protect the Europeans unless we decide to have a true European army."

Would a 'European army' surrender faster or slower than a French army?
Posted by Raj 2018-11-08 08:53||   2018-11-08 08:53|| Front Page Top

#3 I dunno Frenchy, better men than thou hast gone down in flames after picking a fight with Trump. Don Surber maintains The Trumpenfreude List on his blog. Ninety-some names of those who have achieved infamy and misfortune after tangling with Trump. Coincidence? Karma? Who can say, but the list keeps growing.
Posted by SteveS 2018-11-08 11:36||   2018-11-08 11:36|| Front Page Top

#4 Reminds me of a joke:

A man walks into a bar one day and asks, "Does anyone here own that rottweiler outside?"

"Yeah, I do!" a biker says, standing up. "What about it?"

"Well, I think my chihuahua just killed him..."

"What are you talkin' about?!" the biker says, disbelievingly. "How could your little runt kill my rottweiler?"

"Well, it seems he got lodged in your dog's throat."
Posted by gorb 2018-11-08 12:04||   2018-11-08 12:04|| Front Page Top

#5 Who, pray tell, will pay for this (quote) European Army (un-quote) officered by French Generals?
Posted by magpie 2018-11-08 12:21||   2018-11-08 12:21|| Front Page Top

#6 Fight's on. 50% tariff on all French products.
Posted by Blackbeard Creretle1983 2018-11-08 13:34||   2018-11-08 13:34|| Front Page Top

#7 #6 Fight's on. 50% tariff on all French products. --Blackbeard Creretle1983
Something far simpler: Tell him that if he is a Man, and not a bag of smelly farts, then dissolve NATO!
Posted by magpie 2018-11-08 13:52||   2018-11-08 13:52|| Front Page Top

#8 There are still a lot of Euro countries feeling threatened by Russia and don't wish to become client states. No need to break up NATO. That only accomplishes what France and Germany want. Better to economically squeeze them. They depend on our imports to fund their economy.
Posted by Blackbeard Creretle1983 2018-11-08 14:01||   2018-11-08 14:01|| Front Page Top

#9 EU vassal state uprising suppression force.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2018-11-08 15:11||   2018-11-08 15:11|| Front Page Top

#10 NATO

Please tell me why we are subsidizing first world countries? We left the post-WWII world of feeble Euro states back in the 80s when just the combined population and GDP of the Western nations exceeded ours. Two attempts at cultural suicide in the 20th Century and now the latest in importing a huge non-assimilating population engaged in out populating the natives. You can not save them. You can only allow them to drag us down with them. Conserve your limited resources elsewhere.
Posted by Procopius2k 2018-11-08 15:23||   2018-11-08 15:23|| Front Page Top

#11 Trump should respond by pulling out of NATO and establishing a defense pact with Eastern Europe instead.
Posted by rjschwarz 2018-11-08 15:45||   2018-11-08 15:45|| Front Page Top

#12 With some luck German politics is about to change. Friedrich Merz, who might become the next CDU party boss, is a free market, conservative, US-friendly competent politician. He hasn't said anything about Trump yet and would deal with him on a non-emotional matter of fact level.

Macron has just defended Pétain. Lovely.
Posted by European Conservative 2018-11-08 15:58||   2018-11-08 15:58|| Front Page Top

#13 Macron has just defended Pétain. Lovely.
Posted by European Conservative.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-11-08 16:00||   2018-11-08 16:00|| Front Page Top

#14 Besoeker, I think a double face palm would be more accurate.
Posted by European Conservative 2018-11-08 16:08||   2018-11-08 16:08|| Front Page Top

#15 Heh heh
Posted by Frank G 2018-11-08 16:09||   2018-11-08 16:09|| Front Page Top

#16 Sorry EC, my bad. I owe you a rump steak at the Pörrbacher Hof.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-11-08 16:26||   2018-11-08 16:26|| Front Page Top

#17 Mmmh they do good steaks there :-)
Posted by European Conservative 2018-11-08 16:30||   2018-11-08 16:30|| Front Page Top

#18 Just in case you haven't heard about the whole thing (not likely on RB):

Referring to Pétain, Mr Macron said: "He was a great soldier".
Sure. And Vichy has good water.
Posted by European Conservative 2018-11-08 16:35||   2018-11-08 16:35|| Front Page Top

#19 ...And Attila the Hun "Had an active, outdoor lifestyle. He was also a fabulous, simply fabulous equestrian! [*Gushes enthusiastically]"
Posted by magpie 2018-11-08 17:02||   2018-11-08 17:02|| Front Page Top

#20 As I recall, Attila the Hun was also quite fond of Persian carpets...
Posted by trailing wife 2018-11-08 18:00||   2018-11-08 18:00|| Front Page Top

#21 French. The inventors of crotchless underwear. Because they don't want shit stains on their surrender monkey white flags.
Posted by Woodrow 2018-11-08 18:54||   2018-11-08 18:54|| Front Page Top

#22 The French military has always suffered from poor political leadership. Sigh.
Posted by Clith FootnMouth7248 2018-11-08 19:37||   2018-11-08 19:37|| Front Page Top

#23 They were at their best when lead by a Corsican (which at the time of his birth was part of Genoa).
Posted by Procopius2k 2018-11-08 20:29||   2018-11-08 20:29|| Front Page Top

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