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(Telegraph)   France's military is so weak the country could hardly defend itself if attacked.   ( portal.telegraph.co.uk) divider line
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2001-12-17 03:54:16 PM  
Makes it easier to surrender.
2001-12-17 03:54:40 PM  
Even if they had a real military, they would just ___ anyway.
2001-12-17 03:54:40 PM  
Sac le bleu
2001-12-17 03:54:52 PM  
Attacked by whom exactly?
2001-12-17 03:54:53 PM  
C'mon, let's invade for shiats and giggles...
2001-12-17 03:54:54 PM  
One more reason to hate the French. They sure don't make it difficult.
2001-12-17 03:55:06 PM  
Well sure, they just sent their 200 foreign legion studs to Afghanistan.
2001-12-17 03:55:20 PM  
As if they'd try...
2001-12-17 03:55:23 PM  
Duke is favored by 10 at home vs. France.
2001-12-17 03:55:30 PM  
I can't help it...
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2001-12-17 03:55:46 PM  
From the country that brought you Le Car.
2001-12-17 03:56:10 PM  
Pepe LePew is tougher than the average French wuss, and probably more tang too.
2001-12-17 03:56:20 PM  
Lets invade, it will become FARKISTAN

oh yeah i call president.
2001-12-17 03:56:22 PM  
well duh...why else would they surrender so easily
2001-12-17 03:56:48 PM  
I guess their signature rudeness repels any country from trying to invade, plus their reeking stench of unbathed civilians.
2001-12-17 03:56:53 PM  
This could be Farkistan's first major aquisition. Can we force them to speak a new language first?
2001-12-17 03:57:35 PM  
Rosalea: 4 words my dear, cock and ball torture

2001-12-17 03:59:09 PM  
Rabb. That's beautiful man.
2001-12-17 03:59:26 PM  
HAH. The article on the carrier Charles de Gaulle is much, much funnier. Just a sample:

The ship's electronics circuits weremalfunctioning, while its personnel, it emerged, were being exposed to unacceptable levels of radiation. The ship was simply not fit to sail.

Ayup. Sounds about right to me. full article
2001-12-17 04:00:49 PM  
ThisIsNotAFugaziComment: thanks, I am committed to using that till' people biatch and or it becomes filtered, join the effort if you like

2001-12-17 04:00:55 PM  
Just for the record, I made the FIRST 'France Surrenders' comment on FARK...ask Drew, he'll vouch for me. I therefore claim patent rights on 'France Surrenders' usage on FARK......where's my money Drew?
2001-12-17 04:02:57 PM  
I was gonna not trash them....but then I remembered that they made Mumia abu Jamal an honorary citizen. Fark 'em.
2001-12-17 04:04:07 PM  
Hey hows about a photoshop to find a national flag for FARKISTAN.
2001-12-17 04:04:34 PM  
Attacked by who? Aliens?
2001-12-17 04:04:52 PM  
Their planes won't fly, their tanks won't run, but I bet they have pretty snappy uniforms. Gaultier, I think.
2001-12-17 04:06:56 PM  
Just when the France surrenders thingy was going away......

We get this story.

Oh well,

BTW France surrenders to cock and ball torture.

2001-12-17 04:08:03 PM  
French Military is in a constant state of surrender readiness.
2001-12-17 04:08:16 PM  
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2001-12-17 04:08:41 PM  
Don't they have nukes though? That's a pretty good defense. Maybe the brits are exagerrating on this one.
2001-12-17 04:09:20 PM  
France does not need a military, when ever they get in trouble they just come running to the US and UK begging for help and telling us how great we are ! But once the sh*t settles down though they fall right back into telling the US and UK how horrible they are and labling them as war mongers. , anti enviromentalists, exploiters of the world, kind of funny coming from the last western country to still be conducting above ground nulcear weapons testing in poor south pacific natives fishing and sacred waters. They make great wine and great movies, pretty nice helicopters and bicycles but their politics and world attitude are childish!
2001-12-17 04:10:33 PM  
Uhh, my only comment is why is this news? Lets be honest, France sucking the large hairy one has pretty much been the standard for the last 100 or more years. Remember the stupid wall between France and Germany, as I recall the Nazi's just went around the damn thing. Frenchies are so funny sometimes.
2001-12-17 04:11:12 PM  
Oh sure that's what the French want you to think. Sooner or later, we all will be speaking French. Mark my words . . . the French are out to rule the world!
2001-12-17 04:12:15 PM  
then it would be french cock and ball torture!!

2001-12-17 04:13:22 PM  

What if the Germans find out?
2001-12-17 04:13:27 PM  
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2001-12-17 04:13:40 PM  
If France surrenders, the terrorists have already won.
2001-12-17 04:13:43 PM  
We must attack France before they nuke Springfield!

"Ve vill teach them to call US Frogs! Braaaaaaamp braaaaaaamp braaaaaaaamp"
2001-12-17 04:14:32 PM  
yeah I suck, try this

2001-12-17 04:15:04 PM  
I quote Groundskeeper Willie...

"Bonjourrrrrrrrrr ya cheese eatin' surrender monkeys!"
2001-12-17 04:15:08 PM  
Enh. France hasn't been a military threat since Napolean, despite their efforts. These are the people who created the Maginot Line and the theory of "esprit de corps" or whatever that is -- all useless endeavors to buck up French military pride. Lame lame lame.
2001-12-17 04:16:31 PM  
Mma - They do have nukes, ask the Algerians. That would be a classic French military innovation - relying on nuclear weapons as the sole viable means of protecting their territory...either that or rebuilding the Maginot Line to the glorious state it was in back in 1940.
2001-12-17 04:17:13 PM  
France doesn't have nukes, they have nuclear power plants. They get like over 50% of their power from nuclear plants, so if we tried to bomb them, they would all blow up and radiate all of Europe. Darn. However, they have had quite a good record with the plants, nothing like Three Mile Island or Chernobyl . . . With nuclear-powered ships, however, it seems that their one claim to fame is far from perfect.
2001-12-17 04:18:37 PM  
Remember the stupid wall between France and Germany

Eh. You mean the Maginot Line, and it wasn't really a "wall" - it was a network of defensive positions, highly advanced and very powerful set up to deflect a direct German assault. It stretched roughly from the Ardennes to Switzerland and from the Alps to the Mediterranean, with focal points of strength and periodic outposts.

Unfortunately, the forest of the Ardennes was not quite as impassable as the French had believed, and Hitler simply pulled the old switcheroo and went around the line.
2001-12-17 04:20:20 PM  
"France doesn't have nukes, they have nuclear power plants."

bzzzzzt! wrong! You are the weakest link!
2001-12-17 04:21:17 PM  
France does have the bomb. They were the fourth nation to develop the bomb after US, USSR and Britain (in 1960 - they tested them in Algeria.)

They still maintain a nuclear arsenal. And yes, they do have nuclear power plants, and are keen on reminding the rest of the world on how green and safe they are (and apparently not well defended.)
2001-12-17 04:22:49 PM  
fark france.
2001-12-17 04:23:12 PM  
Isn't it nice, in these times of strife and petty bickering between nations, cultures, and schools of thought, that there is someting that brings us all together--

Hatred of the French.

Fuggin' Frogs.


P.S. If someone can tell me where I got that, I'd appreciate it, because I can't for the life of me remember.
2001-12-17 04:23:51 PM  
2001-12-17 04:24:54 PM  
I say we let Deutchland take over the French territory. Atleast Germans have a military to back up their mocking:)
2001-12-17 04:26:29 PM  
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