Hey genius, If it weren't for France, you'd still be singin' "God Save
> France? If NATO called on France...for what? To help us? You're not serious w/the answer of
"she probably would". She probably would what...run the other way and hide? They wouldn't
let us fly over their "air space" at one point.
> Thank god for England and Australia.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: kc2hiz@xxxxxxxxx
> To: cpf0000@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 5:39 PM
> Subject: Re: [CPF0000] Yuri Dolgorukiy launched
>>> Getting serious on me, hm? :-)
>> only as serious as "Don't you mean that we should disarm because the
>> French are upgrading their nuclear weapons platforms? :-)"
> Trying to be funny. Flopped. Sorry. The intent was to have US
> policy be the opposite of France's. If she's building nukes, we ought
> to... ah well.
>>> Aside from that, I think that French interests are fairly aligned with
>>> US interests, and if NATO called on France to launch nukes in support
>>> of the US, she probably would.
>> again, I ask, is "probably" good enough for you?
> Yes. What other answer is there?
> If the US launcher count has dropped to the point where we _need_
> those 120 extra French launchers, then it's pretty beholden on us to
> make friends with the French.
> If the US launcher count of 1200 launchers is sufficient to protect
> American interests, then any French 'assistance' would be in name
> If the US wants the French to launch alone, and solely because of US
> interest, it's a jump ball as to whether relations with France are
> good enough to convince her to launch.
> I count France among our allies. An alliance is a cyclical thing with
> a life of its own. 'Probably' is all anyone will ever get out of an
> ally, even the best ally.
> By the bye, who would be our best ally at this moment?
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