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Old 11-13-2012, 11:52 AM
 
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BBC News - Syria: France backs anti-Assad coalition

France, the former colonial power in Syria-Lebanon, has recognized "the Syrian national coalition as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people and as future government of a democratic Syria" (in the words of M. Hollande). The statement by the president of the republic appears to take French policy beyond mere formal recognition to imminent outright military alliance:

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Mr Hollande said France would look at the question of arming the coalition."On the question of weapons deliveries, France did not support it as long as it wasn't clear where these weapons went," he said. "With the coalition, as soon as it is a legitimate government of Syria, this question will be looked at by France, but also by all countries that recognise this government."
Hopefully, this means that if we ever see a day when a post-Assad government is backed by western military support, it'll be soldiers of la Legion, not British or American troops, patrolling the streets of Damascus.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Cali
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BBC News - Syria: France backs anti-Assad coalition

France, the former colonial power in Syria-Lebanon, has recognized "the Syrian national coalition as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people and as future government of a democratic Syria" (in the words of M. Hollande). The statement by the president of the republic appears to take French policy beyond mere formal recognition to imminent outright military alliance:



Hopefully, this means that if we ever see a day when a post-Assad government is backed by western military support, it'll be soldiers of la Legion, not British or American troops, patrolling the streets of Damascus.
We need American troops patrolling our borders.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:24 PM
 
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Yeah till France cuts tail and runs again. Friggen cowards.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:39 PM
 
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Hey, nothing like a little adventure int eh Middle East to help jump start the French defense indu... I mean, economy.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:43 PM
 
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c'est la vie or something.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:52 PM
 
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They ought to cool out on this, it didn't turn out great when everyone jumped the gun on Libya.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:58 PM
 
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No;I thinkt hat bthe abra league takes the elad in recognise the rebel right to form a governamnt. France's action is meaningless reallyithe region.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:59 PM
 
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Yeah till France cuts tail and runs again. Friggen cowards.
I know this a frequently state canard... but when in history did the French "cut tail and run?"
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:00 AM
 
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France Raises Issue of Arming Syrian Rebels

Laurent Fabius, French foreign minister, wants "defensive" weapons excluded from the arms embargo - the French are moving quickly on this, it seems. Naturally, it had to be a Socialist government to launch a policy which might otherwise seem like an adventure in search of lost imperial glory, for the same reasons it had to be a Republican who went to China.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:12 AM
 
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Yeah till France cuts tail and runs again. Friggen cowards.
You mean like when they helped us win our independence?
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