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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The French

With the French renegging (what else is new?) on their commitment to the Lebanon peace keeping/enforcing commitment, this email I received today seemed very timely:

----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Asher
Tuesday, August 22, 2006 10:49 PM
Subject: Re: History Lesson About France.

Hi Dottie,

Your Uncle John, my father, made the Normandy Invasion in person and told me this: I had to climb over bodies and body parts and move ahead. When we marched into Paris the French cheered "Viva DuPont!". I am not sure they knew who we were or why we were there. When a jeep or 1/2 track had anti-freeze, my motor pool stenciled "DuPont", the brand of anti-freeze, on the front bumper. They are stupid people and they drink a lot. Many of them still don't remember when we Americans marched through that day when we "liberated" them forever - even to this day. Being stupid is out of their control - probably inherited. Being drunk is their choice. So is being cowardly. I could add, being forgetfull is also a choice. Being forgiving is what we do best, along with liberating. We can forgive then for being stupid, drunk and forgetful. But we cannot let their stupid comments stop us from liberating other oppressed. Most people appreciate being free.

God Bless America and those who understand leadership, sacrifice and not being cowardly.

----- Original Message -----
Tuesday, August 22, 2006 4:10 PM
Subject: History Lesson About France.

June 6, 1944. - NORMANDY

Three hundred French civilians were killed and thousands more wounded, today, in the first hours of America's invasion of continental Europe. Casualties were heaviest among women and children. Most of the French casualties were the result of artillery fire from American ships attempting to knock out German fortifications prior to the landing of hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops. Reports from a makeshift hospital in the French town of St. Mere Eglise said the carnage was far worse than the French had anticipated, and reaction against the American invasion was running high. "We are dying for no reason," said a Frenchman speaking on condition of anonymity. "Americans can't even shoot straight. I never thought I'd say this, but life was better under Adolf Hitler."

The invasion also caused severe environmental damage. American troops, tanks, trucks and machinery destroyed miles of pristine shoreline and thousands of acres of ecologically sensitive wetlands. It was believed that the habitat of the spineless French crab was completely wiped out, threatening the species with extinction. A representative of Green peace said his organization, which had tried to stall the invasion for over a year, was appalled at the destruction, but not surprised. "This is just another example of how the military destroys the environment without a second thought, " said Christine Moanmore. "And it's all about corporate greed." Contacted at his Manhattan condo, a member of the French government-in-exile, who abandoned Paris when Hitler invaded, said the invasion was based solely on American financial interests. "Everyone knows the President Roosevelt has ties to big beer," said Pierre LeWimp. "Once the German beer industry is conquered, Roosevelt's beer cronies will control the world market and make a fortune."

Administration supporters said America 's aggressive actions were based in part on the assertions of controversial scientist Albert Einstein, who sent a letter to Roosevelt speculating that the Germans were developing a secret weapon, a so-called "atomic bomb." Such a weapon could produce casualties on a scale never seen before and cause environmental damage that could last for thousands of years. Hitler has denied having such a weapon and international inspectors were unable to locate such weapons even after spending two long weekends in Germany. Shortly after the invasion began reports surfaced that German prisoners had been abused by Americans. Mistreatment of Jews by Germans at so-called "concentration camps" has been rumored, but so far, remains unproven.

Several thousand Americans died during the first hours of the invasion, and French officials are concerned that uncollected corpses pose a public health risk. "The Americans should have planned for this in advance," they said. "It's their mess and we don't intend to clean it up."

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