Thursday, November 23, 2006

France Teaches Israel A Lesson

You want to know how a real, sovereign country acts?

A country that doesn't give a durn about public opinion?

A country that cares dearly for the lives of its citizens?

A country who couldn't care what the other country thinks about it?


French soldiers in Lebanon who feel threatened by aggressive Israeli overflights are permitted to shoot at IAF fighter jets, a high-ranking French military officer told The Jerusalem Post.

According to the French officer, Nehushtan apologized for an incident on October 31 when an IAF fighter carried out a mock bombing run over a French UNIFIL position in southern Lebanon, almost prompting troops to fire anti-aircraft missiles.

"There was a reality on the ground and it was important for us to reaffirm what we had seen and explain clearly what are the orders of the French soldiers to protect themselves," the French officer said.

"No assurances were made to us that they [the IAF] would stop [the flights]," the French officer said. "The orders that the [French] soldiers have is that their weapons are for self-defense and if a commander will feel threatened, as it was about to happen on the 31st of October, he would have the right to use force."

Everyone knows that Israel isn't going to strafe French troops, bomb them, missle-launch against them or whatever. Aggressive? These are intelligence fly-overs to ascertain that the friggin' French aren't doing their job in making sure that Hezbollah isn't rearming itself.

But do the French care? Hell no!

Screw the Israelis - we're going to shoot "if we feel threatened", they say.

So, when is Israel going to act like that?

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