France destroys Ivory Coasts Air Force - Page 2




 
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Boots
 
November 9th, 2004  
c/Commander
 
 
And how many airmen and sailors did we lose during the no-fly zone shootdowns over Iraq?
November 10th, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
Seems the French feel it fine to act on their own behalf. Yet want all other nations to get permission before acting.
Apparently whats good for the Goose isn't good for the Gander in Paris huh?
November 10th, 2004  
Hegario
 
The French did get permission from the UN security council.

What makes the Ivory Coast situation also different is the fact that a rather large number of French nationals were also present since it's their former colony.
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Boots
November 10th, 2004  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
justifed and also reenforces frence's power
November 11th, 2004  
DTop
 
 
Here's an interesting viewpoint don't you think?

Quote:
No Blood for Cocoa?
By Joe Mariani
November 9, 2004

A unilateral invasion without the permission of the United Nations. Thousands of civilian deaths. Mass graves uncovered. A foreign power imposing its will on a xenophobic, restless, resentful populace. Massive protests in the streets against the meddling foreigners, calling their leader a "terrorist" and "enslaver." More troops pouring in, desperately trying to keep order and failing. Widespread fear of a quagmire. Whole segments of the population begging President Bush to help them expel the hated French invaders...

Hang on... what was that last part again?
http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/gue.../jm_1109.shtml
November 12th, 2004  
Darcia
 
The main difference about tis is the fact that thier are estimated 750 French and 450 British thier right now.
November 12th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Intersting article.
I like it.

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Originally Posted by DTop
Here's an interesting viewpoint don't you think?

Quote:
No Blood for Cocoa?
By Joe Mariani
November 9, 2004

A unilateral invasion without the permission of the United Nations. Thousands of civilian deaths. Mass graves uncovered. A foreign power imposing its will on a xenophobic, restless, resentful populace. Massive protests in the streets against the meddling foreigners, calling their leader a "terrorist" and "enslaver." More troops pouring in, desperately trying to keep order and failing. Widespread fear of a quagmire. Whole segments of the population begging President Bush to help them expel the hated French invaders...

Hang on... what was that last part again?
http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/gue.../jm_1109.shtml
November 13th, 2004  
Missileer
 
 
What goes around comes around, eh?
November 15th, 2004  
Italian Guy
 
 
Right Texan 8)
November 16th, 2004  
DTop
 
 
The latest news from Ivory Coast:

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(AP) - The number of foreigners evacuated after a violent uprising in Ivory Coast has topped 5,000, the French military said Monday, while more than 10,000 African citizens without hope of flights out have fled into neighboring countries. A French-led exodus from Ivory Coast started Thursday, the first day of calm after five days of burning, looting attacks unleashed by supporters of hard-line President Laurent Gbagbo against French troops and civilians and other foreigners.
http://news.yahoo.com/fc?tmpl=fc&cid...at=Ivory_Coast