Macron pleads with Trump not to cut off U.S. support for French forces in Africa

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  1. rainman33

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    Funny that all these same countries that criticize, ridicule, and I would even say subvert the best interests of the United States, constantly have their hand out.
     
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  2. thewitt

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    Are they speaking German? No?

    Debt paid in full.
     

  3. wlkjr

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    A little loyalty don't hurt but they need to step it up a few notches. Get back in the game.
     
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    I think we should go in there and kill those ISIS slime , but do it from the air. bombs and missiles. Take them out and let the French clean up the mess.
     
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  5. Intolerant

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    Sorry, i should have been more clear in my statement, as in at the least, what have they done for the USA, in our present lifetime. Not a whole lot, if anything.
     
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  6. Pluto57

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    But they wouldn't support us in a similar fashion and they're not going to pay squat for the support we're providing.
     
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  7. Pluto57

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    Well, not really. The France that helped us win the war was overthrown a few years later and the people who sent help to us were all beheaded. So, sorry, France doesn't get credit for that one.
     
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    I think we’ve paid them back in spades.
     
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    I still remember the frogs denying us use of their airspace back in the 80’s.
     
  10. Pluto57

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    Yep, and in 1991, they allowed us to use their airspace but wanted to dictate what type of bombs we dropped and where we dropped them.
     
  11. Butch_Coolidge

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    I think we should help them out, but only if they give up the rights and patent for the French tickler. It’s only fair. Quid pro quo.


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    I meant to mention earlier that I believe France has radical Islam problems at home that they should focus on, first.
     
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    France is a NATO ally and drone support isn't a whole lot to ask for.

    Why make a big deal about it?
     
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    Other than that without French help during the American revolution we might not have won, they haven’t done much. Just saying...

    I did like the post about the people in France who helped us being beheaded. It is hard to say whether the new leaders would have provided the same help. As we know, timing can be everything.

    I also think that WW1 and WW2 could be said to have repaid the debt.

    I think we have a history of shared interests with the socialist suckers and despite the bad shape they are in as a soon to be Muslim country, we still have overlapping interests to consider. FWIW
     
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  15. BengalBacker

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    Exactly. Hell they're probably over there recruiting ISIS to come to France and rape their children like all of the "migrants" they're letting in. They don't seem to be trying to stop it from what I've seen.
     
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  16. happyguy

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    All those Frenchmen are dead now.

    Just like the slaves I am supposed to feel guilty about.

    I am all for helping out an ally if it is in our best interest, but not for something that happened 250 years ago.

    Regards,
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    Without France there would be no America (revolutionary war) and without America there would be no France (WW2). We are linked by history, like it or not.
     
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    No. Simple answer. The American support is basically air support/transport. The French rely upon the Foreign Legion rather than conscripted soldiers. It is all various glamorous on television. However, it masks the lack of depth in military spending. Germany is even worse when you review the number of battle ready tanks/aircraft/submarines.

    The US has the same problem in a different way. We can throw billions into exotic ships and planes, but there is a lack of depth in soldiers. If you go back 50 years, it was a big deal to have a government official say that the 101st airborne was going in . . . However, there was the depth behind it of a conscripted army. You don't have enough grunts in service today. So, the 101st isn't a reserve force of highly trained soldiers, it might just be the only US military infantry unit available.
     
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    Thank you. It says it very well.
     
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    Fixed it fer ya! :thumbsup: