Possible new French President loves Israel, hates “terrorists”

What the possible new French President thinks of Israel and Lebanon….(thanks to the Fanonite)

It appears very likely that the far right Sarkozy (I was appalled to hear Al Jazeera International describe him as “somewhat reformirst, centre-right”. If even Sarkozy has claims on ‘centre’ I presume Atilla the Hun would qualify as ‘left-liberal’) will win the French election. From some of the coverage, I gathered that elections in France are no less image-driven than in the US. Personally, my already diminishing faith in Western-style democracy will vanish if this execrable creature is elected as the president of France.

It is rather sad that only four years after the French resisted US pressure to back its illegal invasion of Iraq, they should vote in a poodle who is vying for Tony Blair’s kennel. Following is from the Fanonite archives:

If you thought Blair was a disgrace, wait till you meet his new competitor for American affection. Nikolas Sarkozy, the French Interior Minister and future Premiereship hopeful is on a visit on the United States, and according to this NYT report he also seems to have a keen sense of where the power lies:

He told Jewish leaders of his love of Israel, American business leaders of his love of free enterprise, and Francophiles of his love of America. He confessed that he loves to read Hemingway and watch movies like “Miami Vice.”…

In a closed-door meeting with more than a dozen Jewish leaders on Monday, he said France should not have waited as long as it did to commit troops to Lebanon and went further than Mr. Chirac in criticizing Hezbollah, calling it a “terrorist” organization, according to one participant, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to disclose what took place at the meeting.

Speaking on Turkey’s bid to join the EU, he added:

In the meeting with Jewish leaders, for example, he said Europe had a problem with its own Muslim population and asked, “So why is America advocating Turkish membership in the European Union?” according to one participant. He added, “We don’t have a model of handling Muslims in Europe, so why should we bring in the Turks?”

He said the Libyan leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, had told him that one day Europe would be Muslim, and added that it would be “terrible” if such a thing happened with American help, the participant said.

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  1. […] New French President loves Israel, hates “terrorists” Filed under: Uncategorized — Tartan @ 4:24 pm This is just a reposting of an old article since sarkozy has now won… Possible new French President loves Israel, hates “terrorists” […]

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