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I hope these people respect French law and culture, and not try to force their own.

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The Italians are being rather disingenuous when they claim they are following the Schengen rules. Tunisians require a visa to enter Italy: how many of the migrants had a valid visa? If they didn't have a valid visa they should be deported, not given travel permits.

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Problem is europe has a huge immigration problem which costs countries a lot.

Looks like Italy wanted to pass their own problem along to france, who quiet rightly said we will take the people that can support themselves.

Nothing to do with Islam/Muslims, heck europe also gets a LOT of illegal immigrants from as far as China, Thailand, etc.

IMHO, time for people to stop looking to other countries for better lifes/opportunities as those countries cannot handle/support those immigrants any longer. Europe right now can't handle the influx of immigrants and that was even before NATO/USA decided to step into Libiya, etc.

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I hope these people respect French law and culture, and not try to force their own.

Do u think french respected our law and culture when they came centuries ago in my country?

If Europe didn't screwed up so many countries to become wealthy they wouldn't face all these problems.

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Do u think french respected our law and culture when they came centuries ago in my country?

Nicely put!!!!!

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Some will say France made her decisions and that is that. But I wonder how much the other E.U. nations will take before France's position in the U.N. is affected?

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"Some will say France made her decisions and that is that. But I wonder how much the other E.U. nations will take before France's position in the U.N. is affected?"

Heh that's funny.

I think most EU nations, even the dementedly PC UK realize the need to stop the rampant flow of immigrants coming to suck of Europe's gargantuan social tit.

Read Scrote's earlier post for insight as to why the French are stopping the trains.

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Afro,

"Do u think french respected our law and culture when they came centuries ago in my country"

Probabaly not but dwelling on the actions of the past, with most involved now being 6 foot under is quite frankly ridiculous. And besides, France is suffering the consequences of her colonial aspirations from the past.

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Read Scrote's earlier post for insight as to why the French are stopping the trains.

Intriguing conjecture is not proof of truth.

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"Do u think french respected our law and culture when they came centuries ago in my country"

Did you have 'laws', in the Western sense of the word?

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Love the irony of the SNCB ad which accompanies this article. "Discover Europe by tra..." ........ oh...., er... right.......

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manga

I'll wager that Scrote is on the money, and that Italy is acting in this manner to off-load immigrants to another EU country and wash their hands.

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"Love the irony of the SNCB"

That would be SNCF.

And sure, enjoy the delights - with a valid visa.

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Well Madverts, I will wager you lose a lot of bets. The Italian government did not load them onto those trains and doubt they let them into Italy thinking "Oh, they are headed for France anyway. Next!". Suggesting irresponsibility was compelling. Suggesting off-loading is not.

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I have to agree with Afro Engineer, the Europeans thought it would be cool to go in to Africa and try to civilize

them wild Africans by making so many Africans cheap labor to Europe, now the French, English etc..are all paying the consequences. Viva la France??

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"Love the irony of the SNCB"

That would be SNCF.

Or indeed Ternitalia, but neither operator were advertising on JT. Sorry if fact it was a Belgium ad clouded the irony for you. I happen to agree about your valid papers comment though.

I'd like to hear Elbudamexicano and afroengineer explain how the current political unrest in Tunisia is a dircet result of French colonisation in the 1880's and when, if ever, is it appropriate to shift the balance of blame onto the shoulders of these countries' current ruling elites and away from from their old colonial oppressors. My folks (Irish and Scottish) have relatives who are convinced that every ill in their life is because of King Edward II and Oliver Cromwell and so don't have much time for the English. It doesn't bother me as I think they are just soft in the head but it would be interesting to know if you think a statute of limitations exists on our responsibilities, for both sides' sake.

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Do u think french respected our law and culture when they came centuries ago in my country?

Not relevant. The French left your country, and your "law and culture." Most of these immigrants will never leave Europe.

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Problem is europe has a huge immigration problem which costs countries a lot.

then I hope you also support Arizona's efforts to protect against illegal immigration.

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manfromamerica.

I do but not being american my support means zilch. FYI, I fully support legal immigrants, etc.

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@Madverts And in Africa we still dont suffer from that colonial rule?

@Lieberman The world doesnt resume to the west.You should learn the world : "humility" and travel more.

@JeffLee Go say it in Ivory Coast, Gabon, Senegal, Chad,...

Moderator: Back on topic please.

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zenny - we're on the same page here.

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These are not "immigrants" they are illegals.

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Europe's ancient hatreds are never far below the surface.

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