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Marine Le Pen's Worldview: Oppose America, Embrace Iran
Gatestone institute ^ | Feb 6, 2014 | Peter Martino

Posted on 02/11/2014 8:07:19 PM PST by JerseyanExile

Marine Le Pen, leader of the Front National (FN), the most likely winner of the upcoming municipal and European elections in France, held a press conference on January 22, in which she presented the foreign policy of her party, including a passionate plea for France to break off its relations with Saudi Arabia and ally itself to Iran.

Sitting next to her foreign policy advisor Aymeric Chauprade, Le Pen advocated that France should sever its links with Saudi Arabia, "America's... ally" and a "dangerous country ruled by extremist clans, who, since the origin of Wahhabism, have but one goal: to dominate global Islam and turn it into jihad against all other civilizations."

Marine Le Pen is apparently of the idea that the world is currently under threat from two evil types of global imperialism trying to subjugate France: American "euro-mondialism" and Islamism. In Le Pen's view, both the Americans (with the European Union as an American tool) and the Islamists want to dominate the world and destroy France's sovereignty and identity.

Her view seems to be that there is moral equivalence between the U.S. and Islamism; that both are equally eager to dominate the world, and that sometimes they even cynically use each other to foster their own goals.

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Le Pen's worldview seems comes from the man sitting next to her, Aymeric Chauprade, who taught geopolitics at the Joint Defense College of the French army, until he was fired after writing a book in which he voiced the possibility that that the 9/11 attacks might have been part of a deliberate plot conceived in Washington to start an American war against the... world.

Chauprade is being groomed to become the leader of the FN group in the European Parliament after the next French general elections.

(Excerpt) Read more at gatestoneinstitute.org ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: france; frontnational; iran; marinelepen; obamette; ronpaul
A lot of times whenever the Front National gets a mention here in the context of an article talking about the rise of the "French right", the few comments tend to be vaguely positive. I think it's important that people realize that for once, the use of the term "extremist" and even "fascist" by the European press is fully warranted. I've done research, read translated versions of the website, past and present, and speeches by some of their prominent members. The National Front is a fascist leaning party. They aren't out and out neo-nazis like the Golden Dawn, but still, their rise is not encouraging, especially given events over the past year in France.
1 posted on 02/11/2014 8:07:19 PM PST by JerseyanExile
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To: JerseyanExile

The FN was always like this.


2 posted on 02/11/2014 8:09:54 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: JerseyanExile

She’s right about the Saudis, and not far off about the US and EU, but I don’t get the Iran part at all, unless they are providing funding.


3 posted on 02/11/2014 8:11:53 PM PST by PAR35
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To: JerseyanExile

They’re a means to an end. Anything to crack the European Union’s bureaucratic dictatorship. We can cross the next bridge when we come to it.


4 posted on 02/11/2014 8:12:52 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: JerseyanExile

Thank you for posting this— very informative.


5 posted on 02/11/2014 8:13:54 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: JerseyanExile
Sitting next to her foreign policy advisor Aymeric Chauprade, Le Pen advocated that France should sever its links with Saudi Arabia, "America's... ally" and a "dangerous country ruled by extremist clans, who, since the origin of Wahhabism, have but one goal: to dominate global Islam and turn it into jihad against all other civilizations."

I agree with this view.

6 posted on 02/11/2014 8:15:06 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: JerseyanExile

The funny thing about both of these silly propagandists is that by slandering our beloved country, they are losing support from anyone so inclined to see islamofascism as a threat. Talk about cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face. A pox on both of them.


7 posted on 02/11/2014 8:16:54 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: PAR35
She’s right about the Saudis...

She really understands the threat - the huge threat - of radical islam. In this case, the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Her problem is that she equates Bush's stupidity, and Obama's plotting, with America itself.

8 posted on 02/11/2014 8:39:11 PM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: JerseyanExile

mademoiselle Le Pen rencontrer mr. trois zéro huit


9 posted on 02/11/2014 8:44:49 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Leaning Right

I beg to disagree. The US has the strongest military but deep in debt that threatens to unhinge her society. Historically such nations tend to start wars to escape social problems. If the Fed Reserve cannot hold our debt ridden system together, do you think the bankers will take the blame, do you think the politicians will take the blame? I don’t think so. If I were the NSA I will at the behest of our ruling elites hack and crash the US grid before our financial system implodes. That way they can blame China, or Syria or Iran or terrorists, or ...... when our banks close and our accounts read zero balance.


10 posted on 02/11/2014 8:52:17 PM PST by Fee ( Big Gov and Big Business are Enemies of America)
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To: JerseyanExile

I’m so tired of these people being called a European ‘Tea Party’. Anyone who believes that should read this article.


11 posted on 02/11/2014 10:41:31 PM PST by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: dfwgator

But ally with Iran, who is the world’s biggest funder of state-sponsored Islamic terrorism?


12 posted on 02/11/2014 11:14:49 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: JerseyanExile

From the little I’ve read of La Pen, she’s as big a crackpot as our worst American crackpots like Noam Chomsky. Michael Moore, Al Sharpton, or Oliver Stone.


13 posted on 02/12/2014 4:26:22 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Olog-hai
But ally with Iran, who is the world’s biggest funder of state-sponsored Islamic terrorism?

Would you care to document that assertion?

14 posted on 02/12/2014 6:58:48 AM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck
Pick a source. This is common knowledge. Unless of course you are fine with being an ally of one of Israel’s (and our) greatest enemies?? Does their chanting “Death to America” over and over not convince you?
15 posted on 02/12/2014 10:15:41 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: dfwgator

I see the emphasis on Wahhabism as a distraction. The Shiites are no cakewalk, either, just for starters.

Overall, there is only Islam.


16 posted on 02/12/2014 10:21:34 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: JerseyanExile

The Saudis are not to be trusted - the 9/11 hijackers were mostly Saudis. The Saudi were trying to get us to spill American blood in Syria, basically paying us to be their errand boy. They have there hooks in a bunch of people, and especially in the GOPe.

I personally don’t trust any of these middle eastern lunatics. But we have politicians in bed with them because there is so much money involved. Just like the Chamber of Commerce willing to destroy the USA on immigration. Money.

Our ‘leaders’ are simply cheap whores. DC should be flushed. Federal power eradicated.


17 posted on 02/12/2014 10:32:00 AM PST by LibertyLA (fighting libtards and other giant government enablers!)
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To: Olog-hai
Pick a source.

Actually I was hoping that YOU would pick a source since the assertion is one that YOU are making. Do you have a source or is it just something you 'read somewhere' on the internet?

Unless of course you are fine with being an ally of one of Israel’s (and our) greatest enemies?

Your lack of objectivity is showing here.

How about just providing the statistics from a credible source to back up your claim?

For example, does your 'source' consider Iran's material support of Shiite militants fighting Al Qaeda in Syria to be an act of terrorism?

Does their chanting “Death to America” over and over not convince you?

No, in part because the strategic threat imposed by Iran toward the United States is insignificant, (contrary to what some globalist pettifogs would have you believe), and in part because chanting 'death to America' from 7,000 miles away is not an act of terrorism.

18 posted on 02/12/2014 3:01:21 PM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck

Ah, the “lack of objectivity” game. Have the liberals indoctrinated you to such a degree? Should I be “objective” when it comes to God’s Word as well? To be “objective” in the meaning of liberals means to consider the rhetoric and propaganda of our enemies as valid.

There is absolutely nothing ambiguous about the words “Death to America”. I prefer to believe the evidence from the horse’s mouth when it’s available. And to say that Iran is strategically “insignificant” is to agree with Obama’s assessment of Iran as a “tiny country”, and his whole agenda by extension.


19 posted on 02/12/2014 3:37:39 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Cincinna; Olog-hai; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...
Thanks JerseyanExile!
Marine Le Pen, leader of the Front National (FN), the most likely winner of the upcoming municipal and European elections in France, held a press conference on January 22, in which she presented the foreign policy of her party, including a passionate plea for France to break off its relations with Saudi Arabia and ally itself to Iran.

20 posted on 02/17/2014 8:15:11 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: JerseyanExile

Instead of leading the West to sanity, Marine Le Pen falls ill to the rabies of anti-Americanism and commits civilizational treason in supporting Iran.
If she is angry with the EU, she should look at how it was founded by France as this third way against the US and USSR. She is not an enemy of the #Eurabia project, but a continuation of it. She is not the next Charles Martel, just the next collaborating traitor like Charles Maurras.


21 posted on 02/18/2014 10:55:14 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: mac_truck

They have bases in Venezuala and are working on nukes and ICBMs. You you need to be hit with a hijaaked 767 to pay attention to reality?


22 posted on 02/18/2014 10:57:03 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: PAR35
She’s right about the Saudis, and not far off about the US and EU, but I don’t get the Iran part at all, unless they are providing funding.

Follow the money!

23 posted on 02/18/2014 11:09:32 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: rmlew
They have bases in Venezuala and are working on nukes and ICBMs

Sure they do...and I'll bet those sneaky basturds paid for the project with rolls of Egyptian toilet paper.

/smh

24 posted on 02/19/2014 4:18:22 AM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck
There are none so blind as those who refuse to see.
Do some basic research and retract like an adult.
25 posted on 02/19/2014 10:45:23 AM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: rmlew
There is no 'basic research' to be found for your nutty assertion...just some off the record comments made to the foreign press from "someone" working in the national security industry...you know the typical scary fake news fabrication process.
26 posted on 02/19/2014 11:33:14 AM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck
So you are saying that the missiles the Iranians paraded and celebrated don't exist. You are saying that they have no nuclear weapons program?
I suppose that nothing short of a nuclear test will change you mind. And then you will say that as a nuclear power, they are untouchable. Because you are already a supporter of Iran out of hatred for America.
27 posted on 02/19/2014 11:30:01 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: rmlew
Saying that you hate America is wrong. You hate our use of power abroad. This means that you very quickly denounce America and find virtue or innocence in our enemies.

Our foreign policy is horrible and we have real threats.

28 posted on 02/19/2014 11:33:06 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: rmlew
So you are saying that the missiles the Iranians paraded and celebrated don't exist.

No Einstein... I'm saying the Venezuela launch site for those missiles doesn't exist, and that such claims are a deliberate fabrication designed to exaggerate the threat Iran poses to the United States.

29 posted on 02/20/2014 5:12:53 AM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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