19 January 2010

But of course...

...10 million destitute, illiterate, starving people spread over 10,000 square miles... who wouldn't be itching to invade?

France accused the US of "occupying" Haiti on Monday as thousands of American troops flooded into the country to take charge of aid efforts and security.

The French minister in charge of humanitarian relief called on the UN to "clarify" the American role amid claims the military build up was hampering aid efforts.
Of course, the real lesson here is... never get in between a Frenchman & the emergency exit.
Alain Joyandet admitted he had been involved in a scuffle with a US commander in the airport's control tower over the flight plan for a French evacuation flight.
Flee, flee... run away!!!

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Forgive France. They are probably still upset about the Allies occupying the French beaches after D-Day."


10 comments:

The_Iceman said...

Forgive France. They are probably still upset about the Allies occupying the French beaches after D-Day...

Fred said...

FOR SALE:

250,000 French Army rifles. Only dropped once.



How many gears on a French tank? Six - five reverse and one forward in case of an attack from the rear.

What's the color of the French Navy's flag?

White

Neo Conservative said...

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"iceman says... still upset about the Allies occupying the French beaches"

not to mention that other earlier little 1914 incident we won for them.

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Anonymous said...

Fred stole my line ;)

Except you forgot 'Never Fired' Fred :)

L said...

Not to mention that they gave away Canada in 1783.

Anonymous said...

That reminds me of the tale of the old gentlemant landing in France and the customs official was giving him a hard time because his passport was not in order. The old gentleman told the official that the last time he came to France that he didn't even show his passport. "but that is impossebla monsewer". The old gentlemean then said that the last time he was in France was June 6th 1944 and there wasn't any Frenchmen around to give his passport to ;)

kursk said...

France still has designs on Haiti, and views American military involvement as interference in France's perceived sphere of influence.

Anon1152 said...

Kursk.
Thank you for alluding to the much longer history between France and Saint-Domingue.
Anon1152

BDFT said...

The French sphere of influence? A handful of shithole third world countries and Quebec. Or am i being redundant? It is to laugh.

Rich said...

Earth to Mars....and France.
THIS is why the U.S. "invaded".
Follow up.
Haiti violence fears lift, U.S. troops help deliver aid
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Fears of violence and looting eased in earthquake-devastated Haiti as U.S. troops provided security for water and food aid deliveries, and thousands of displaced Haitians heeded the government's advice to seek shelter outside Port-au-Prince.