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To our Comrades in Harms Way

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God, I love this!!! Enjoy!!!!
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> > Subject: Semper Fidelis
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> > From a Marine in Bosnia. Note the signature, but read it last.
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> > A funny thing happened to me yesterday at Camp Bondsteel (Bosnia): A
> > French army officer walked up to me in the PX, and told me he thought we
> > (Americans) were a bunch of cowboys and were going to provoke a war. He
> > said if such a thing happens, we wouldn't be able to count on the support
> > of France.
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> > I told him that it didn't surprise me. Since we had come to France's
> > rescue in World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and the Cold War, their
> > ingratitude and jealousy was due to surface at some point in the near
> > future anyway.
> > That is why France is a third-rate military power with a socialist
> > economy and a bunch of ******* for soldiers.
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> > I additionally told him that America, being a nation of deeds and action,
> > not words, would do whatever it had to do, and France's support was only
> > for show anyway. Just like in ALL NATO exercises, the US would shoulder
> > 85% of the burden, as evidenced by the fact that the French officer was
> > shopping in the American PX, and not the other way around.
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> > He began to get belligerent at that point, and I told him if he would
> > like to, I would meet him outside in front of the Burger King and beat
> > his ass in front of the entire Multinational Brigade East, thus
> > demonstrating that even the smallest American had more fight in him than
> > the average Frenchman.
> > He called me a barbarian cowboy and walked away in a huff.
> >
> > With friends like these, who needs enemies?
> >
> > Mary Beth Johnson LtCol, USMC
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The French have been irrelevent since Dien Bien Phu. The have been obnoxious far longer than that.
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