NATO is the armed wing of a Western bloc … A kind of substitute UN for the US so it doesn’t act alone.
In Arret sur Info, April 16, 2016
Translated from French by Tom Winter April 18, 2016. Note: This was a long and abstruse item to render and I got distracted from it to other projects. It still seems just as worthwhile today, November 29, so I returned to it and finished it. I have left out the footnotes.
Whatever has happened today to the reservations — or rather, the firm opposition — vented by François Hollande in April 2008 when he wanted the Assembly to vote a censure motion against President Sarkozy’s intent to put France back in NATO?
How could he turn his back on that which he said “has enabled, beyond the political majorities or the successive Presidents, bringing together the French on the main orientations of our foreign policy, and which allowed our country to be respected By the international community”?
What’s at risk is our future, our security; it’s a matter of our own control over our own destiny.
“It’s not the property of the president of the Republic to decide by himself our affairs of foreign policy and defense. This domain cannot be exclusive,” François Hollande said in conclusion.