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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 18 Sep 21 9.40am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Putting NATO at risk ? French Diplomats recalled.

Remember the Exocet missiles you Frenchies kept selling the Argentines during the Falklands ?

All's fair in love and war.

 


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View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Flag Croydon 18 Sep 21 10.23am Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

Putting NATO at risk ? French Diplomats recalled.

Remember the Exocet missiles you Frenchies kept selling the Argentines during the Falklands ?

All's fair in love and war.

Totally incorrect, as usual.

France sold 5 exocet missiles to Argentina before the Falklands.

No missiles were supplied to Argentina during the conflict, in fact Mitterand supported us and placed an embargo on arms sales and assistance to the regime at the start of the conflict.

The defence secretary Sir John Nott said France was our greatest ally in the war.

 

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag bristol 18 Sep 21 12.09pm Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

Totally incorrect, as usual.

France sold 5 exocet missiles to Argentina before the Falklands.

No missiles were supplied to Argentina during the conflict, in fact Mitterand supported us and placed an embargo on arms sales and assistance to the regime at the start of the conflict.

The defence secretary Sir John Nott said France was our greatest ally in the war.

Certainly more than the Americans who were far closer to their dictator client state.

 

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag bristol 18 Sep 21 12.12pm Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Originally posted by beak

The French cannot possibly join Aukus,the Chinese would laugh themselves silly if it was called Afukus !

I dunno, what about FRAKUS?

 

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag bristol 18 Sep 21 12.20pm Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Originally posted by Matov

I suspect its because the EU are currently putting feelers out to the UK about joining up with them in some kind of new defence pact because other than the French, nobody else has any kind of significant military capacity.

Our military and the French also co-operate far more closely than either nation cares to admit and I suspect its better to paint this as a US-Australian stitch up with the UK just along for the Anglo-centric ride.

That makes sense. Populist dumb French thought is anti Anglo. Populist dumb Brit thought is anti French. Meanwhile, both governments keep the Entente Cordial strong for reasons that would be obvious to a whelk, but quiet so as not to alienate a swedge of voters.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 18 Sep 21 1.24pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

Totally incorrect, as usual.

France sold 5 exocet missiles to Argentina before the Falklands.

No missiles were supplied to Argentina during the conflict, in fact Mitterand supported us and placed an embargo on arms sales and assistance to the regime at the start of the conflict.

The defence secretary Sir John Nott said France was our greatest ally in the war.

My understanding was that the French kept the Argies on a string pretending to sell them whilst working with our SIS. In short the Argies wasted a lot of time and never got their hands on them which was to our benefit.

Still don't like French politicians though.

 


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 18 Sep 21 8.39pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

My understanding was that the French kept the Argies on a string pretending to sell them whilst working with our SIS. In short the Argies wasted a lot of time and never got their hands on them which was to our benefit.

Still don't like French politicians though.

There was a British Intelligence operation that posed as French Arms traders. They sold faulty exocets to the Argentines. There was a documentary on this. Ones that hit our ships could have even been those as, off the top of my head from memory, the warheads didn't go off. Unfortunately the rocket fuel caused the fires. Cutbacks on missile defence, a faulty system, and cutbacks on uniforms caused many deaths and injuries on the ships. I hope it's better these days.

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

Red and Blue Army!

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View HKOwen's Profile HKOwen Flag Hong Kong 19 Sep 21 9.33am Send a Private Message to HKOwen Add HKOwen as a friend

Nothing brightens up a Sunday like annoying the French.

Their hubris is boundless

Well done the UK and Australia.

Biden probably didn't understand what was going on, thought the sub deal was a delivery of foot longs.

 


A lie will travel half way around the world before the truth has got it's shoes on.

When conceited septuagenarians opine , best to ignore.

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 19 Sep 21 9.46am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

I don't mind annoying the French but I wonder about this deal which is essentially anti Chinese, I have no love for them but why are we getting involved in this.

 


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View beak's Profile beak Flag croydon 19 Sep 21 9.56am Send a Private Message to beak Add beak as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

I don't mind annoying the French but I wonder about this deal which is essentially anti Chinese, I have no love for them but why are we getting involved in this.

The USA tug the lead and like a well behaved poodle we follow our master.

 

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View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Flag Croydon 19 Sep 21 10.13am Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

The UK a 'vassal state' of the USA, according to angry France.

The truth always hurts.

The PM and new foreign minister already flying to Washington to get their orders.

 

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View chris123's Profile chris123 Flag hove actually 19 Sep 21 10.44am Send a Private Message to chris123 Add chris123 as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

I don't mind annoying the French but I wonder about this deal which is essentially anti Chinese, I have no love for them but why are we getting involved in this.

Australia feeling that the threat from China, military and cyber, has left them increasingly exposed.

 

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