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You could have heard a pin drop. #7753755 02/22/20 11:01 PM
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When our politicians tend to apologize for our country's prior actions, here's a refresher on how some of our former patriots handled negative comments about our country.
JFK'S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk,
was in France in the early 60's when
DeGaulle decided to pull out of NATO.
DeGaulle said he wanted all US
military out of France as soon as possible.
Rusk responded,
"Does that include those who are buried here?"
DeGaulle did not respond.
You could have heard a pin drop.

When in England, at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the
Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of
'empire building' by George Bush.
He answered by saying,
"Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and
women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders.
The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury
those that did not return."
You could have heard a pin drop.
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There was a conference in France
where a number of international engineers were taking part, including
French and American.
During a break, one of the French engineers came Back into the room saying,
"Have you heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done?
He has sent an aircraft carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims.
What does he intend to do, bomb them?"
A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly:
"Our carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several hundred
people; they are nuclear powered and can supply emergency electrical power
to shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed
3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand gallons
of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a dozen
helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and from their
flight deck.
We have eleven such ships; how many does France have?"
You could have heard a pin drop.

A U.S. Navy Admiral
was attending a naval conference that included Admirals from the U.S.,
English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies. At a cocktail reception,
he found himself standing with a large group of officers that included
personnel from most of those countries.
Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a
French admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many
languages, Americans learn only English.
He then asked, "Why is it that we always have to speak English in these
conferences rather than speaking French?"
Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied, "Maybe it's because the
Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have
to speak German."
You could have heard a pin drop.

AND THIS STORY FITS RIGHT IN WITH THE ABOVE...
Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane.
At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his
carry on.
"You have been to France before, monsieur?"
the customs officer asked sarcastically.
Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously. "Then you
should know enough to have your passport ready."
The American said, "The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it."
"Impossible. Americans always have to show their passports on arrival in
France !"
The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly
explained, ''Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to
help liberate this country, I couldn't find a single Frenchmen to show a
passport to."
You could have heard a pin drop.

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I had a similar experience in France when I was stationed in Germany. We were going to Barcelona for a vacation. Stopped in France for snacks and to stretch our legs. Had some young punk frogs start talking crap about us American solders....

This right after we bombed Momar Khadafi in Libia and France refused to allow our bombers to use their airspace so they had to fly around Spain and Portugal both ways adding many unnecessary flying time for our pilots.

There were three of us and 5-6 of them....skinny little wormy bastages….one got up in my face blocking my way. I asked him, "Sprechen sie deutsch MF'er?" and shoved him out of my way...

They wouldn't start anything so we went about our way....can't stand those arrogant pigs....

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