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2003-02-03 Europe
European Parliament Chairman Censures European Leaders for Backing U.S. Position on Iraq
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Posted by Steve White 2003-02-03 01:14 am|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [306 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 A long time ago, in a Playground far, far away, a pact was made by a Tribe of children calling themselves "NATO"; and in this pact it was said that "An attack against one constitutes an attack against all". Perhaps 9/11 wasn't an attack, but an unfortunate misunderstanding of on how diplomacy is executed between two Tribes. Frankie goes to Hollywood in reverse. I do appreciate the German Army Decon unit with us here; they, like the Czechs' are standing by to assist the nation of Kuwait if Sammy does something silly like gassing innocent civilians of another nation. (read Diplomacy, Tribes, etc.) Hmmm....
Posted by Bodyguard 2003-02-03 03:17:30||   2003-02-03 03:17:30|| Front Page Top

#2 "" Merde en France posts a link stating that Albania and Slovakia have joined the 8. The article points out how militarily poor the 10 are, compared to Nuclear France than Germany, but still notes the split in Euro opinion.

Time to move bases.

(Merde en France posts their posts in English and French, side by side. They're funny, irreverent, and display classical Gallic humor. And on the side of Truth, Justice, and Goodness (They say Rumsfield is right about "Old Europe"). Please add to the links on the right.)

Posted by Anonymous 2003-02-03 04:28:15||   2003-02-03 04:28:15|| Front Page Top

#3 Posting from other computer. Previous comment is mine.
Posted by Ptah  2003-02-03 04:30:01||   2003-02-03 04:30:01|| Front Page Top

#4 Good idea. They're on the list. I just love Gallic smartassery...
Posted by Fred  2003-02-03 09:11:15||   2003-02-03 09:11:15|| Front Page Top

#5 I'm ready to show the Europarliament our national finger...
Posted by Fred  2003-02-03 10:05:23||   2003-02-03 10:05:23|| Front Page Top

#6 I must confess that up to this moment that I have never heard of the Europarliament. And I have the feeling I am not alone....
Posted by tu3031 2003-02-03 10:12:30||   2003-02-03 10:12:30|| Front Page Top

#7 "Yar! The only people allowed to go off half-cocked on this continent is us! "

See? I've got a half-cock right here...
Posted by Anonymous 2003-02-03 10:19:19||   2003-02-03 10:19:19|| Front Page Top

#8 What the bloody 'ell is Czechia?
Posted by Brian  2003-02-03 10:55:09||   2003-02-03 10:55:09|| Front Page Top

#9 Ireland is on the list as well. Their prime minister was rightly steamed for not even being asked to sign by the "8". Before you consider Ireland to be a backwater of the former United Kingdom, Their per capital annual family income is now higher than Germanys. They've also run into the buzzsaw of the EU when the decided to (GASP!) cut taxes and tarrifs to stimulate their enconomy.
Posted by Frank Martin  2003-02-03 10:58:54|| []  2003-02-03 10:58:54|| Front Page Top

#10 Seems to me that eight leaders is consensus, but I's just a iggerant Yank. In the US Congress, censure is a big fat hairy deal, a formal show of disapproval. Is it the same thing in the EP, or just one guy flapping his gums?

Merde in (not en---I suspect there's a subtle difference) France is an American living in France.

Posted by Angie Schultz 2003-02-03 11:06:18|| []  2003-02-03 11:06:18|| Front Page Top

#11 I think the "censure" amounts to Mr Chairman making faces on his own. If my Mom was still around, she'd warn him his face is gonna stay that way.
Posted by Fred  2003-02-03 11:10:20||   2003-02-03 11:10:20|| Front Page Top

#12 European joke of the day (from the italian paper La Repubblica,monday Febr. 3rd, interview to a leftist leader): "...a strong , clear and UNCONDITIONED no to the war to Iraq...An eventual UN resolution is no longer a sufficient guarantee: the pressure by the USA on the UN inspectors are UNACCEPTABLE and they make the UN no longer credible". Boys, this guy says that EVEN IF the UN calls for war the left is UNCONDITIONALLY in favor of Saddam. You know, the UN is under USA control...This guy should be paid for being the best clown in the world.
Posted by Poitiers 2003-02-03 11:28:16||   2003-02-03 11:28:16|| Front Page Top

#13 hmm Europe is to speak with one voice, we got 4 against, 10 for the US. When the French and Germans are "censuring" the majority, maybe the power structure is not one country one vote? And if it isn't, why are the smaller countries signing up?

Seems to me that someone needs censure here...
Posted by flash91 2003-02-03 12:03:31||   2003-02-03 12:03:31|| Front Page Top

#14 France and Germany: Beware of Caucuses becoming Consensus.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2003-02-03 12:56:39||   2003-02-03 12:56:39|| Front Page Top

#15 Frank Martin: I was surprised too. I don't think the British thought that the Irish wanted to have anything to do with anything in the British were involved. The PM of Ireland must be VERY worried about Saddam too..
Posted by Ptah  2003-02-03 19:08:37||   2003-02-03 19:08:37|| Front Page Top

#16 Ptah --- The Irish PM is probably worried about mosque construction up north.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2003-02-03 20:53:53||   2003-02-03 20:53:53|| Front Page Top

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