Posted by Adele on July 29, 2000 at 16:52:26:
In Reply to: Re: Casting Stones duck Adele posted by Bill R on July 29, 2000 at 14:14:32:
: : : Several of you have cited cases and situations from the more recent past. I see the treaty between the French and English as slightly dfferent than those cases. As I see it, it would be as if when the Americans, having chased the Germans from France in WW2, telling the French that under a treaty signed by the Germans and the U.S. in Moscow with no representation by the French, France now belonged to the U.S. France was conquered by Germans who we had defeated, therefore it was up for grabs, the French people notwithstanding.
: : : I might buy the argument that too much time has passed for most forms of compensation, but it seems the season for apologies. France and England could apologise.
: : : What about the Swiss and the Irish? They both played pivotal roles in the outcome of that war and in the underhanded land grab that followed?
: : : What is the saying 'jus in bello et jus ad bello?"
: : : Victoria
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: : OK Victoria, you have inadvertently brought up one of my pet peeves......and I guess I must have been hanging around Billy too long.......because I am about to speak my mind! Uh-oh!
: : I know that you were just using WW2 as an example to make a point. However, I would just like to say that it was not just the Americans who 'chased the Germans from France'. WW2 was fought and won by the Allies which consisted of 49 countries, including the US, UK, USSR & France.
: : Right, that wasn't too painful now, was it?! I could get used to this........look out Bill, you might have a little competition in the Standing on one's Soapbox Award!
: : Adele
: Ah yes, but Adele. You KNOW that we Americans carried the war and you British just tagged along for the ride. Right?
........and this from the country that turned up a couple of years late not once, but TWICE!!
hehe right back at ya Billy!
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