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Posted: 12/4/2002 2:25:40 PM EDT
Read the signature at the bottom carefully AFTER you read this story!!!!! > Subject: ONE MARINE'S TAKE ON THE FRENCH > > > A funny thing happened to me yesterday at Camp Bondsteel (Bosnia): A > French army officer walked up to me in the PX, and told me he thought we > (Americans) were a bunch of cowboys and were going to provoke a war. > He said if such a thing happens, we wouldn't be able to count on the > supportof France. > > I told him that it didn't surprise me. Since we had come to France's > rescue in World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and the Cold War, their > ingratitude and jealousy was due to surface at some point in the near > anyway. That is why France is a third-rate military power with a > socialist economy and a bunch of faggots for soldiers. > > I additionally told him that America, being a nation of deeds and > action, not words, would do whatever it had to do, and France's support > was only for show anyway. Just like in ALL NATO exercises, the US would > shoulder 85% of > the burden, as evidenced by the fact that the French officer was > shopping in the American PX, and not the other way around. > > He began to get belligerent at that point, and I told him if he would > like to, I would meet him outside in front of the Burger King and beat his > ass in front of the entire Multi-National Brigade East, thus > demonstrating that even the smallest American was tougher than the average > Frenchman. > > He called me a barbarian cowboy and walked away in a huff. > > With friends like these, who needs enemies? > > Mary Beth Johnson > LtCol, USMC
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 2:38:13 PM EDT
Hey, even cyclist Lance Armstrong proved that an American with one nut is better than a Frenchman with two.
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 2:41:22 PM EDT
Looks like we need Mary Beth Johnson to kick Doggonit's ass, also. Doggonit, you're a sexist asshole. Have a nice day.
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 2:46:07 PM EDT
I case you didn't know Armstrong has a heart which is much larger than any normal human heart, enabling him to win most races. Also, when he first started he lost every race because he thought he was the best, etc. etc. and didn't train and plan well despite his coach's urgings. He started kicking A after his bout with cancer. He saw his survival as a secong chance to use his skill and abilities to the fullest extenet. All pro bicyclists are pretty damn good and will outrace %99.999 of us and probably everyone on this board. Doggonit Got beef? No, I am a vegetarian! Ok then, ... Got tofu???? IM me if you want to flame me...
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 2:47:52 PM EDT
Hey Doggonit, where you been? The USMC has had female Officers for years, and I'm willing to bet that she can smoke you on a PT test. PONY_DRIVER
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 2:49:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Doggonit: FEMALE MARINE CORPS OFFICERS?? WTF??? What has the world come to! I would liek to see her do just 40 pushups and run just 2 miles! Bet she can't even do 10 or run .5 miles. Female USMC officers? I still don't believe it....
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Boy, do you need a reality check. Females have been in the USMC for a while, and I've met some pretty tough ones. What do you score on the Marine PFT, which is chinups, a THREE mile run, and situps?
One thing: All too many people from this nation DO act like barbarians overseas.
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WHO? I hope you don't mean the armed forces, who do a damn good job when the government just sticks them in every hellhole on earth. How do we act like barbarians.
Especially with the ever popular bigotted commentary about the French. The French Foreign Legion will kick the Army's ass any day
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As a US Army Ranger, I'd take offense to that. I guess you must be an expert. What did you do, read the comic book about them? And the FFL is not Frenchmen anyway.
and the Leclerc MBT is equal to if not better than that overrated M1A2.
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Really? In what area? Power to tonnage ratio? Armament? Armour? Fire control? Electronics? HOW ABOUT NONE. Don't believe what you read in popular mechanics.
GIGN is as good as anything that the finest American SWAT team can offer.
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OOHH. As good as any American SWAT team. LIKE I CARE.
It's just that too many people are biggoted, ignorant, and downright dumb. Doggonit
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That would be you. So you called a Marine officer a wimp, barbarian and a stupid bitch and you don't even know her. GET F*CKED!
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 2:50:21 PM EDT
How many times has the US military saved France's ass? If not for us, they would still be doing the goose-step over there. They owe the US military more than they can ever re-pay for liberating them, and what is the thanks we get?? They refuse to stand with us over dictators like Sadam Hussein and Khaddafi in Libya. They refuse to back our resolutions, and they refuse us permission to fly through their airspace. What great allies they are. At least Great Britain hasn't forgotten. I say "Fuck the French" What do the French army have in common with bannanas? They start out green, turn yellow, and die in bunches. [soapbox]
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 2:59:12 PM EDT
Well, it looks like Doggonit deleted his first two replies, but don't worry, I quoted most of them, they are truly a work of art. I did not save the part he called Lt.Col Johnson a stupid bitch. It was classic.
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 3:01:45 PM EDT
Thanks, ok, I admit: I am a troll, I am gay, racist, sexist, a rapist, convicted felon, Tlaiban, I am the greatest evil ever. Etc. etc. Happy now? Are you happy?
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 3:03:49 PM EDT
I wonder what his problem was? He probably has a big problem with women of authority. What a jerk.
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 3:17:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By John91498: I wonder what his problem was? He probably has a big problem with women of authority. What a jerk.
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Small penis syndrome. PONY_DRIVER
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 3:23:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PONY_DRIVER:
Originally Posted By John91498: I wonder what his problem was? He probably has a big problem with women of authority. What a jerk.
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Small penis syndrome. PONY_DRIVER
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[:D]
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 3:25:54 PM EDT
I like this lady's style. But, let's throw out the generalizations about all French soldiers being pussies, shall we. Has anyone else here read a book about Dien Bien Phu called (IIRC) "Hell in a very small place"? The French soldiers involved in that debacle had major stones, and their version of LRP were some unbelievably brave sumbitches. As always, the fault there was "management", if you will. Their generals insisted on fighting the current war with the tactics from the last, regardless of availible information. Sound familiar, anyone? Their LRP dudes were out in the bush basically forever, no rotation, no R&R, no relief. After defeat at the negotiating table (hmmm, think Rhodesia here) the teams in the field were totally abandoned, and were hunted down like dogs. A final radio transmission from one team didn't ask for relief, or for extraction, just ammo so they could go out like men. Pussies? I think not. Back to Dien Bien Phu in the closing days; the AA situation in that valley was horrific, yet there were still pilots doing supply drops under truly harrowing circumstances. And, even though it was obvious to all that they were gonna get plastered, there were still French paratroops jumping into that hell hole (and it was a fucking postage stamp at that point) to assist their buddies. The last command issued as they were being over-run was "fix bayonets, charge!" Pussies? I think not. I picked up that book thinking the usual "yeah, French, what a bunch of pansies", and put it down with a totally revised attitude. Those dudes were studs. Read the book!!!!! -Eric
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 3:39:01 PM EDT
It still amazes me that a third world country like Viet Nam can DEFEAT both the French and U.S. Management at it's finest.
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 3:52:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 4:09:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Doggonit: Thanks, ok, I admit: I am a troll, I am gay, racist, sexist, a rapist, convicted felon, Tlaiban, I am the greatest evil ever. Etc. etc. Happy now? Are you happy?
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With N.J. residents being so disarmed, that shit-hole is bound to be populated with a cluster of you folk. No surprises here.
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 4:30:30 PM EDT
Thanks Helldog. It's been years since I read that book (and it's currently buried deep since the fiancee' moved in and started re-arranging my entire house). My lame-ass old fogey memory remembered it as being Frence national forces and not Legion forces. Point well taken. Their generals were dumbfucks, and ours were too since they didn't learn a damn thing from the folks they were inheriting the situation from. There was stellar achivement lower down the food chain though. Hackworth, anyone? I'd love to see that man get some influence over our current military infrastructure. Heads would roll, eh? Be fun to watch. -Eric
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 4:55:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/4/2002 4:56:02 PM EDT by raven]
Anyone want to bet against me that this letter will end up on www.snopes.com with a big [b]FALSE[/b] next to it? It sounds like something someone wished had happened, rather than an actual event, right down to the insult to French manhood. Smells like bullshit to me.
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 4:55:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 6:09:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 6:31:38 PM EDT
Doggonit, you a retired Irvington cop?
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 6:45:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 6:46:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By raven: Anyone want to bet against me that this letter will end up on www.snopes.com with a big [b]FALSE[/b] next to it? It sounds like something someone wished had happened, rather than an actual event, right down to the insult to French manhood. Smells like bullshit to me.
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Already there: [url]http://www.snopes.com/news/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=000005[/url] It doesn't look like it's been verified yet.
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 6:47:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By raven: Anyone want to bet against me that this letter will end up on www.snopes.com with a big [b]FALSE[/b] next to it? It sounds like something someone wished had happened, rather than an actual event, right down to the insult to French manhood. Smells like bullshit to me.
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I agree.
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