Skip to comments.Australian MP lashes out at France: France was helping prop up a psychotic dictator with opposition
Posted on 03/18/2003 2:36:20 PM PST by knighthawk
FRANCE was helping prop up a psychotic dictator with its trenchant opposition to an American-led war on Iraq, government backbencher Cameron Thompson said tonight.
France, along with Russia, Germany and China, helped sink a new resolution in the United Nations Security Council which would have paved the way for a UN-backed war in Iraq.
Instead, France was pushing for UN arms inspectors to be given more time to scour Iraq for weapons of mass destruction.
French President Jacques Chirac today condemned plans by the US, Britain and Australia to launch a unilateral strike to disarm Iraq, warning the decision ran contrary to the wishes of the international community.
But Mr Thompson said France had trashed hopes of a sensible outcome in the UN and was motivated by self-interest, rather than any genuine opposition to war.
We've witnessed (French nuclear tests on) Mururoa Atoll, we've witnessed the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior and we've also seen, for example, France selling nuclear power plants to Iraq," he said.
"Those sorts of things I think should rightly instill in Australians a view that France will do practically anything, will practically sell anything, will practically go anywhere, to advance French initiatives."
Mr Thompson said it was ironic that the Australian Greens, who supported the environmental movement, were supporting the Chirac government, which authorised the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior in Auckland Harbour in 1985.
"In this exercise they have set out to promote French interests," he said.
He said the French were simply trying to flex their muscles in world affairs to set France up as an alternative power to the US.
"They saw in this an opportunity to relive the good old days French imperialism and they took it," Mr Thompson said.
But the US and Australia never advance their interests, never sully their hands with blood soaked dictators, never used covert ops.
Apparently, 1+1+1=1 according to this reporter.
1 AND 1 AND 1 = 1
And your point is.....?
EVERY nation advances their interests! Just as you (hopefully) try to see to it that your family is safe and has enough to eat. There is no sin there, if tis done honourably. There is less blood on our hands than there might be, and our hands are far cleaner than those of some cheese-eating nations I might mention! Not to mention some Sattrappies in Asie and the Mid-east!
So what if we've used covert ops? This isn't "Chutes and Ladders" and if you think for one second that the oposition isn't and hasn't used Spec Ops on us then you are naive.
More courage from an Aussie than 99% of the Republican leadership.
Thank GOD for Rummy.
How true. New definition for 'unilateral'. LOL
We thank the Australians for their kind words and support. When the chips are down, I can't think of any time that the Aussies were not with us.
They are advancing their self-interest at the expense of your life, friend, and lying about the reason.
Like Clinton, French leadership are scumbag Socialists who trick the stupid populace into believing their self-sacrifice while lining their pockets.
The definition of EVIL.
Learn to name it and hate it, not excuse it.
No problem here, between thee and me!
Personally, i don't like the French perfidy and I *DO* think that for them, it is about the money and the oil-contract scandal that broke this morning... and Chirac covering his bottom, of course!
The fact that they have scuttled back so quick, only makes me want to kick them more...I mean REALLY! It has not even been 24 hours that they were calling us names and now here they are , wanting to be all helpful.
Makes my blood boil!
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