[quote]I didn't know 'stones' was french for bullets. Interesting.<hr></blockquote>
[quote]No you have it wrong. "Stones" is French for "high quality explosives" and also "bomb children and launch rockets" as well as bomb bus full of people going to a wedding.
I think that French anti-Semitism is showing itself here.<hr></blockquote>
I'm sick and tired of the crap that goes on in here.
When I express an opinion, it is mine, not that of all french people. When will you guys understand that? Can there not be a single thread here that will not result in illegitimate french bashing?
I came in this thread with a fresh mind, wanting to leave the mutual bashing in the other thread behind me, maybe get some constructive discussion going.
But no, a single post and the only answers I get is it getting discredited because it's french.
What is it with the so-called french anti-semitism???? ScottH I seem to recall you posting in the other thread you never said France was xenophobic. Well you just did, so I guess we can discredit your authenticty.
I used to love this place for what it was. Recently though, it has become ridiculously idiotic and brain-less.
What did I say that made you feel so threatened as to attack me, of all persons, as a french citizen? Have you even seen my face? Have you? You wouldn't really call me the typical french guy if you had.
But alas, just like it's more convenient to blame Arafat for everything, it's easier to just discard any disturbing opinions as that of "toads". Is it not?
Arafat could be killed tomorrow, it wouldn't change a thing.
And when I talked about "stones", I was schematising the situation. I guess when somebody talks about an Intifadeh you just laugh your ass off because it means "War of Stones". Oh, but you quite probably didn't know the meaning of the word did you? I was just trying to show the disbalance btw the metods used by palestinians and Israelis.
All is was trying to say is that there are issues on both sides here, and that accusing either side is not going to resolve anything over-night, the hatred is much deeply-entrenched.
But since, mature, educated, adult people on these boards can not tolerate opinions other than theirs simply because they are that of a "Toad", I think it is best for me to just discard thoses posts, and find some other board, with more tolerant, level-headed people.
I wonder what the moderators are doing though.
I've been thoroughly disappointed by the behavior of some people on these boards. I'd like to congratulate you for making me feel like an unwelcome foreigner.
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