The fleet from a country known more for its lightning-quick surrenders than its military successes captured more than a dozen Somali pirates (right) and rescued two threatened cargo ships off the Gulf of Aden.
In what must have been a confusing experience for the Brie-loving seamen, 19 Somali pirates raised their hands in surrender and let the French sailors raid their boat on Sunday.
France had many heros in WWII - they were called the Resistance. One has to remind oneself, perhaps, that France had lost a few million young men just a few years earlier, in the meat-grinder of WWI. So, instead of sacrificing yet another generation, they surrendered. The inevitable slaughter was avoided and Paris still stands.
"Humor ist, wenn man trotzdem lacht" (Humour means laughing despite of it)
Carp, do you need someone to make to a list of French heroes during the second world war for you, or would you prefer to go on being ignorant and stupid?
No, I'm not going to make the list for you. I've already spent too much time on this topic.
French bashing has become quite the sport during the last ten years or so (a lot longer really, but especially lately). It's as if some need to do it as a means of feeling some fusked up sense of superiority. It's really, really sad.
Edited by Jashue (01/08/0907:31 AM) Edit Reason: Unreliable iPhone spell-checking
of-course anyone who stands in the face of battle is a hero but thats not what I meant.
Actually the french did get slaughter at Ardennes , they lost something like 5,000 tanks , so they did not just throw up their hands . They wanted to save the city from bombing and shelling which was a good move and I have to give the German general a big hand too for not burning down Paris as Hitler ordered him to do when the US came knocking on the door.
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