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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 11/21/2012 4:16:57 PM EST
The strike on Libya in 86?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:18:13 PM EST
Operation Overlord

Course there were some other reasons for that.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:19:42 PM EST
How are we defining "French Airspace?"
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:21:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:22:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By Gunnerpalace:
Operation Overlord

Course there were some other reasons for that.


LOL, I love this place....
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:23:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By Fatbert:
How are we defining "French Airspace?"


I'm not sure. A guy at work says France wouldn't allow the US use of their air space in the 90/91 Gulf war.

I thought they were part of the "coalition".

I also think he's full of shit. Well, I KNOW he's full of shit. I just wonder if he's right about this.

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:33:14 PM EST
Didn't we hit their embassy on accident ?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:52:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By ARMALITE-FAN:
Didn't we hit their embassy on accident ?


That was China.

it is "by accident", not "on".

And accident should be surrounded by scare quotes in your post, because it sure as hell wasn't unintentional.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:16:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
I don't think so. I believe they were written off as the worthless turds––and unreliable allies––they are after the Libya event.

French troops have been on the ground and under U.S. command in Desert Storm and Afghanistan.


Would our current administration support Britain if the Falklands War flared up today? If not, would that forever label Americans as a whole as "worthless turds––and unreliable allies?"


Vive la France!





Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:28:39 PM EST
Originally Posted By ARMALITE-FAN:
Didn't we hit their embassy on accident ?


Their embassy got a bell ringer in close but not a hit, IIRC.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:43:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 5:44:15 PM EST by outofbattery]
France was trying to avoid a full on war with Libya over Chad.They bombed Libya more than we did during the border conflict. Khadaffi blew up a French airliner 3 months before he downed PA103 over Lockerbie for their bother.


Link Posted: 11/21/2012 8:01:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
I don't think so. I believe they were written off as the worthless turds––and unreliable allies––they are after the Libya event.

Yeah good thing they didnt go to Afghanistan and kill any Taliban, those unreliable bastards.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 8:01:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 8:02:34 PM EST by WildBoar]

Originally Posted By Misinformer:
Originally Posted By Fatbert:
How are we defining "French Airspace?"


I'm not sure. A guy at work says France wouldn't allow the US use of their air space in the 90/91 Gulf war.

I thought they were part of the "coalition".

I also think he's full of shit. Well, I KNOW he's full of shit. I just wonder if he's right about this.

He is FOS. We had French troops in Iraq in 91. Dudes were super cool.

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 3:08:42 AM EST
I've read in GD several times that Libya didn't cause us no problems after we kicked their ass...leaving aside killing 270 people and bankrupting Pan Am. Even stranger is that while at least it's been pointed out that Scotland set their asshole free,lots of people want to ignore the fact that Dubya absolved Libya of further economic responsibility for the Lockerbie and disco bombings. We might not negotiate with turr'ists but we'll take their billion $ and call it good.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:57:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By WildBoar:

Originally Posted By Misinformer:
Originally Posted By Fatbert:
How are we defining "French Airspace?"


I'm not sure. A guy at work says France wouldn't allow the US use of their air space in the 90/91 Gulf war.

I thought they were part of the "coalition".

I also think he's full of shit. Well, I KNOW he's full of shit. I just wonder if he's right about this.

He is FOS. We had French troops in Iraq in 91. Dudes were super cool.



THANK YOU!! You may have read a post i started about him having an IQ of
157. But when he gets an idea in his head he can be real dumbass.


Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:59:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By Misinformer:
Originally Posted By Fatbert:
How are we defining "French Airspace?"


I'm not sure. A guy at work says France wouldn't allow the US use of their air space in the 90/91 Gulf war.

I thought they were part of the "coalition".

I also think he's full of shit. Well, I KNOW he's full of shit. I just wonder if he's right about this.

the FFL held one of the extreme flanks.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:27:00 PM EST
Just worked with an ANG Wing Commander. His state has some 135's and they would deploy to England and do a tdy to Spain. When they tried to fly back through French airspace, they were put in a hold. When they asked when they could expect clearance, the Froggy controller said "sometime tomorrow afternoon".

They then had to return to their base in Spain and make some phone calls. They eventually re-routed away from French airspace but it's a pain.

Not sending a kid of mine to free them again. Too many dead Americans in French cemetaries already.

TC
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