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70 Responses to How Did France`s Respond To N. Korea`s Bombing?

  1. Profile photo of RfG
    RfG Male 13-17
    155 posts
    November 26, 2010 at 5:02 pm
    Link: How Did France`s Respond To N. Korea`s Bombing? - They did exactly what you`d think they would do...
  2. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    November 26, 2010 at 5:08 pm
    Another reason for Americans to love them
  3. Profile photo of Durrell
    Durrell Male 18-29
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    November 26, 2010 at 5:13 pm
    after being to the effeil tower in reality, this doesn`t look quite right...

    none the less, France doesn`t always surrender. just look at Napoleon
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    Siyanor Male 18-29
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    November 26, 2010 at 5:16 pm
    France never surrendered, and hated surrendering, before nuclear warfare.
  5. Profile photo of Standards
    Standards Male 18-29
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    November 26, 2010 at 5:17 pm
    i laughed
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    November 26, 2010 at 5:29 pm
    Ha ha ha Lolz, france!
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    steve17 Male 13-17
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    November 26, 2010 at 5:38 pm
    God I`m bored of France surrendering jokes
  8. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    November 26, 2010 at 5:40 pm
    Until recently, France had a reputation for being a warlike nation. With good reason, as France has been in more wars than almost any other country.

    It`s strange how quickly the complete reversal of reputation has occured, and all down to one surrender that was forced on them by the Nazis, which was in turn caused by a political failure rather than a military one (over-reliance on the Maginot line).

    Even after the surrender, many French soldiers bugged out to Britain and carried on fighting from there and many French soldiers and civilians fought from within the wilder areas of France, supplied from Britain and often trained by British special forces soldiers who`d infiltrated Nazi-occupied France.

    The idea of France as a nation of "cheese-eating surrender monkeys" is just propaganda.
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    Locke357 Male 18-29
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    November 26, 2010 at 5:41 pm
    Yup, nothing like getting your ass handed to you in two world wars to ruin a nation`s reputation
  10. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    November 26, 2010 at 5:45 pm
    France Surrenders!
    Even 70 years later, it NEVER gets old! LOLZ!!@!
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    November 26, 2010 at 6:06 pm
    HA!
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    November 26, 2010 at 6:12 pm
    I have a WWII French rifle for sale, it has never been fired but has been dropped several times!
  13. Profile photo of MechaWolf
    MechaWolf Male 18-29
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    November 26, 2010 at 6:22 pm
    Ha, so true.
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    November 26, 2010 at 6:28 pm
    HA! the french =D
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    Lblaxplaya20 Male 18-29
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    November 26, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    @DuckBoy87
    I`ll trade for a genuine French flag. It looks strangely similar to a white bed sheet.
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    twenty5 Male 18-29
    167 posts
    November 26, 2010 at 6:35 pm
    aha france is funny
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    forestq Female 18-29
    494 posts
    November 26, 2010 at 6:49 pm
    Hahaha!
  18. Profile photo of Airclot0
    Airclot0 Male 13-17
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    November 26, 2010 at 6:49 pm
    Its not a matter of can we depend on France, its a matter of how long till France gets invaded.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    November 26, 2010 at 6:52 pm
    France got its ass handed to it by Prussia in 1870 and the war was over in less than a year, would have lost in 1914 if Great Britain hadn`t saved it, and let the Nazis annex half their country in 1940 with the vast majority of the French quite content to live with the Vichy regime who almost went to war against Great Britain when they sunk the French fleet. The glorious legacy of Napoleon doesn`t matter because it was so long ago (besides, he lost and got himself a tiny island for his trouble). The fact is that France in the the century and a half has amply earned its reputation for weakness. At least when Germany and Russia went down they put up a fight. That`s not to say individual Frenchmen lack pluck, but the polity has been a weak one compared to its neighbors throughout most of its recent history.
  20. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    November 26, 2010 at 7:08 pm
    Owned
  21. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    November 26, 2010 at 7:38 pm
    Heh.

    France.

  22. Profile photo of AmberCherry
    AmberCherry Female 18-29
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    November 26, 2010 at 7:56 pm
    But I am le tired
  23. Profile photo of inaria
    inaria Female 18-29
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    November 26, 2010 at 8:35 pm
    The French are lovers not fighters
  24. Profile photo of rbt_food
    rbt_food Male 18-29
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    November 26, 2010 at 8:37 pm
    AmberCherry,
    thank you, reading your comment with a french
    accent made me laugh for longer than it should have.
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    November 26, 2010 at 8:41 pm
    awesome
  26. Profile photo of tridirk
    tridirk Male 50-59
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    November 26, 2010 at 9:51 pm
    I think France gets a bum rap much of the time. I like the country and appreciate their being an ally.

    I don`t always agree with them, but they do show up at least.
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    barrelmonkey Male 18-29
    135 posts
    November 26, 2010 at 9:53 pm
    FRENCH WIN
  28. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    November 26, 2010 at 10:22 pm
    [quote">But I am le tired[/quote">

    Albinoblacksheep!

    I am le tired
  29. Profile photo of Kougaiji
    Kougaiji Male 18-29
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    November 26, 2010 at 10:41 pm
    the gov`t surrenders is a trick. its people will riot at the drop of a pin and form an underground resistance movement like no other.
  30. Profile photo of OssimJohn
    OssimJohn Male 18-29
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    November 26, 2010 at 10:51 pm
    I hope so kougaiji!
  31. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    November 26, 2010 at 11:13 pm
    @Angilion: Great link man.
  32. Profile photo of Feuyaer
    Feuyaer Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 1:00 am
    Okay, if you guys think this is funny, then surely I can make 9/11 and dead soldier jokes? Right? Because militaries and their ancient blunders are fun stuff, right?
  33. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 1:06 am
    heh..
  34. Profile photo of ErinBtx
    ErinBtx Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 1:29 am
    feuyaer, how amazing that you feel a random political JOKE on iambored gives you license to make a comparison to 9/11. and i`ll even indulge you and ask, even IF france did SURRENDER, what does that have to do with 9/11? or maybe you alluded to 9/11 in a completely irrelevant manner because you`re attention seeking.
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    November 27, 2010 at 2:33 am
    France says ALLEZ VOUS FAIRE ENCULER BANDE DE PEDES!
    so much for helping you win against the british
  36. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    November 27, 2010 at 3:07 am
    @Feuyaer- You can on the internet!
  37. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 3:40 am
    @PierreJeanFR dude chill we are in the top five most powerful country with the USA China Russia so we can take a joke or two, we still got the best anthem of them all 8-)
  38. Profile photo of Kadinsky
    Kadinsky Male 18-29
    575 posts
    November 27, 2010 at 4:08 am
    Come`on France ... don`t be sad! You guys still rock! :)
  39. Profile photo of xKiesix
    xKiesix Female 18-29
    448 posts
    November 27, 2010 at 5:02 am
    Feuyaer, you think a joke about stereotypes is equal to 9/11? I think this is perfectly fine considering every five seconds I see a fat joke about the USA on IAB.

    Also, if you are trying to compare the N. Korea bombing to 9/11, fat chance. 9/11 Casualties were in the thousands. This bombing`s casualties? Two. Two people died.
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    ippa Female 18-29
    143 posts
    November 27, 2010 at 6:53 am
    This I would like to see! : D
  41. Profile photo of GhettoNinja
    GhettoNinja Male 30-39
    886 posts
    November 27, 2010 at 7:19 am
    I thought this was going to be Sarkozy dry humping his trophy wife on the floor of the UN.
  42. Profile photo of DamienLike
    DamienLike Male 13-17
    705 posts
    November 27, 2010 at 8:13 am
    France probably thought,
    "Guys, North Korea is getting stronger. Better surrender to them to be on the safe side."
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    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
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    November 27, 2010 at 8:21 am
    did they really?
  44. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    November 27, 2010 at 9:00 am
    PierreJeanFR, is preparing to greet his new North Korean overlords with a family-sized tube of KY Jelly.
  45. Profile photo of chimmeychang
    chimmeychang Male 30-39
    685 posts
    November 27, 2010 at 9:02 am
    Wow, the French really have a bad reputation... according to the interwebz they couldn`t win a fight with a starving orphan. For the most part war is the epitome of ignorance. I cant blame the French for thinking that art and science and enjoying life are more important than always being prepared for war. I do not believe for a second that the french are cowards, no more than anyone else. Go on with your bad self France, continue being a beacon of culture and forward thinking in this world...Vive la France!
  46. Profile photo of maniacalg
    maniacalg Male 40-49
    92 posts
    November 27, 2010 at 9:23 am
    They`re never gonna live that down, are they? They hate us anyway so, rock on!!
  47. Profile photo of CmdrBittles
    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
    1172 posts
    November 27, 2010 at 9:34 am
    Roflcopter!
  48. Profile photo of K3vin
    K3vin Male 18-29
    487 posts
    November 27, 2010 at 10:55 am
    you`re right chimmey chang... They are not cowards. They just tend to be at war with their own government instead of the rest of the world.
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    ollylimpfish Male 30-39
    177 posts
    November 27, 2010 at 11:40 am
    i loved the fact that a couple of years ago you could type french victories into google and the it suggested do you mean french defeats
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    soulmate Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 12:00 pm
    @ chimmeychang They can be a beacon of culture and forward thinking as long as the USA and Britain are there to defend them when the hitlers come calling.... Frace`s landscape is dotted with US and British cemeteries as we have come to defend them when they couldnt defend themselves... seems ironic.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    "Okay, if you guys think this is funny, then surely I can make 9/11 and dead soldier jokes? Right? Because militaries and their ancient blunders are fun stuff, right?"

    Anyone can do anything they want to do, whenever they want to do it. Whether they will be met with positive or negative reactions depends on the action.
  52. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
    605 posts
    November 27, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    The french are the most successful military power in history. You can look that up if you want.
  53. Profile photo of IshiiDaFishy
    IshiiDaFishy Male 18-29
    773 posts
    November 27, 2010 at 12:36 pm
    "Okay, if you guys think this is funny, then surely I can make 9/11 and dead soldier jokes? Right? Because militaries and their ancient blunders are fun stuff, right?"

    Are you saying it`s wrong to make fun of 9/11? No wonder I havent gotten laid in forever.
  54. Profile photo of whyme73
    whyme73 Male 18-29
    469 posts
    November 27, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    @olly thats hilarious.
  55. Profile photo of SPrinkZ
    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 1:08 pm
    "The french are the most successful military power in history. You can look that up if you want."

    No. Just no.

    Rome. The Mongols. The Huns. The Visigoths. The Moors. The Chinese. etc. etc. etc. etc.

    I`ll give you Charlemagne (and his grandfather) and Napoleon, and hell I`ll even throw in William the Conqueror, but no, just still no.
  56. Profile photo of SPrinkZ
    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 1:10 pm
    "Feuyaer, you think a joke about stereotypes is equal to 9/11? I think this is perfectly fine considering every five seconds I see a fat joke about the USA on IAB.

    Also, if you are trying to compare the N. Korea bombing to 9/11, fat chance. 9/11 Casualties were in the thousands. This bombing`s casualties? Two. Two people died."

    Just have to disagree with you there. It`s been said that one death is a tragedy, and a thousand is a statistic. There is no way to quantify the two lives lost, or the two thousand. Both are not good to make fun of.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    laugh out loud funny!
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    FAKE
  59. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    @SPinkZ
    Sorry, thats my fault. Either I genuinely got this wrong, or I`m covering my tracks, They`re are the most successful military power in EUROPEAN history.
    Derp :/
    I need to remember my facts better.
  60. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    November 27, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    Sorry, thats my fault. Either I genuinely got this wrong, or I`m covering my tracks, They`re are the most successful military power in EUROPEAN history.
    Derp :/
    I need to remember my facts better.

    Still rather dubious. You`d rank them above Macedonia and Greece under Alexander the Great? Above Rome? The British Empire? Charlemagne the Great?

    OK, Charlemagne was sort of French, since he was king of the Franks and France is named after them.

    The point could be stretched to the Mongols, as they entered European history. Nowhere to the largest ever recorded contiguous land empire in a couple of generations, all by military power.
  61. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
    605 posts
    November 28, 2010 at 5:37 am
    @Angilion
    Fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice, shame on you.
    France has the best military record in Europe. The French have fought twice as many military campaigns than any other European nation, and won twice as many battles as they have lost.
    Us Brits (I`m british FYI), Liked to pride ourselves as the superior power at sea, but only because we knew we couldn`t win a war on the European continent. The French army has, for most of history, been the largest, best equipped and the most strategically innovative in Europe.
    I see now how important the `in EUROPEAN history` part was. My bad.
  62. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    November 28, 2010 at 5:19 pm
    And the British empire was much larger than the French empire. It`s a debateable point which was more successful militarily. Yes, it`s true that France had more military power in France than Britain could move into France from Britain in the days of wooden boats, but that`s hardly conclusive.

    What about the other countries in EUROPEAN history that I mentioned?
  63. Profile photo of dart3rocks
    dart3rocks Male 13-17
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    November 28, 2010 at 10:12 pm
    @ hatface too bad they get scared at disney`s fireworks XP
  64. Profile photo of ROK9
    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2010 at 11:30 pm
    LOLZ
  65. Profile photo of Vanadil
    Vanadil Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2010 at 3:39 am
    "Sunday, November 28, 2010 5:37:06 AM
    @Angilion
    Fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice, shame on you.
    France has the best military record in Europe. The French have fought twice as many military campaigns than any other European nation, and won twice as many battles as they have lost.
    Us Brits (I`m british FYI), Liked to pride ourselves as the superior power at sea, but only because we knew we couldn`t win a war on the European continent. The French army has, for most of history, been the largest, best equipped and the most strategically innovative in Europe.
    I see now how important the `in EUROPEAN history` part was. My bad."


    Yeah grats mate we all watch QI.
  66. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2010 at 4:26 am
    @Vanadil
    Well, we all have to get our facts from somewhere, is QI not a reliable source? I`m not claiming this is my own research. I`ve also read Niall Ferguson`s work, if that helps.

    Either way QI book of Ignorance volume 2, Best book I`ve ever owned.
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    hatface Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2010 at 4:57 am
    @Angilion
    Yes, but your getting mixed up. Military success does not necessarily mean a large empire. Of course, it does have an effect, but I assume that the British invested more time and resources into exploring and discovering new lands. If France had attempted to take all of the land off the Brits had claimed, and lost, then they probably would not be the most successful.
    The point is, I`m going by the numbers. By the losses and the wins in the battle, and by the NUMBER of battles, France comes out in top. According to Historian Niall Ferguson, out of the 125 major European wars, the French have participated in 50, more than Austria (47) and England (43).
    They have a nice average too, out of 168 battles fought (since 387B.C.), they have won 109, lost 49, drawn ten.
    But no, the Mongols don`t technically enter the period of history historians define as European history, as their empire spanned the 13th and 14th centuries, while the wars counted in European history
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    November 29, 2010 at 9:28 am
    The french will always be french.
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    keith2 Male 30-39
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    December 4, 2010 at 8:59 pm
    france was a boss at one point (napoleon!) and fuct all the beotches. i have no affiliation with france or french people.

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