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France calls for new global coalition of ‘goodwill powers’
Associated Press ^ | Sep. 28, 2018 4:41 PM EDT | Collin Binkley

Posted on 09/28/2018 2:48:07 PM PDT by Olog-hai

France’s leaders proposed a new alliance of “goodwill powers” on Friday in an attempt to revive the type of global diplomacy that they say is being jeopardized by the United States, Russia and other countries that favor unilateralism over cooperation.

French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced the plan during a speech at Harvard University, suggesting that Europe should align itself with countries like India, Australia, Mexico and other “powerful democracies” that share a commitment to multilateralism.

His speech described an erosion of the brand of diplomacy that brought nations together following World War II and led to the creation of the United Nations, saying some countries now resort to disinformation and intimidation to pursue their own interests.

Speaking through an interpreter, he told The Associated Press that he believes the United States “methodically and regularly jeopardizes the fundamentals of multilateralism” through its approach to the U.N., trade deals and other international agreements.

“Do we have to suffer that situation without doing anything, without taking any kind of initiative? I think our point of view is that we don’t,” he said. “In these uncertain times, it is important that we speak up.”

Although it’s still little more than an idea, the coalition would intend to go on with or without the United States. Still, the minister denied any attempt to isolate America, saying it would be embraced and could play a strong role if it chooses to join. …

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: eurabia; eussr; france; iran; jcpoa; rop; tds; un; unhrc; unrwa; untiednations; worldwar3
Ah, the official denial of trying to isolate the USA. Well, that would be their position.
1 posted on 09/28/2018 2:48:07 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

France can go to hell.


2 posted on 09/28/2018 2:50:29 PM PDT by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism.)
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To: Olog-hai

Sure, they can’t even get Europe to work together, so go after other countries to create their New World Order.


3 posted on 09/28/2018 2:51:55 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Stop the madness. Make repeated vanity posts a bannable offense.)
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To: Olog-hai
...Still, the minister denied any attempt to isolate America...

In their frickin' dreams.

4 posted on 09/28/2018 2:52:07 PM PDT by mewzilla (Has the FBI been spying on members of Congress?)
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To: Olog-hai

France is hilarious. They pull these stunts all the time to try and appear important. When they do, I picture a mouse barking at an elephant.


5 posted on 09/28/2018 2:52:33 PM PDT by KyCats
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To: Olog-hai

France

Need one elaborate ?


6 posted on 09/28/2018 2:53:39 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: SaxxonWoods
...Sure, they can’t even get Europe to work together...

The EU is working very well together: aiding and abetting Iran, impeding Brexit, trying to unseat a sitting American president.

7 posted on 09/28/2018 2:55:35 PM PDT by mewzilla (Has the FBI been spying on members of Congress?)
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To: Olog-hai

France has never gotten over the fact that they haven’t been a power since 1814.


8 posted on 09/28/2018 2:56:13 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: mewzilla; SaxxonWoods

Correct. What it’s working against in addition is the well-being of its own people, all for the sake of power.


9 posted on 09/28/2018 2:59:18 PM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: VanDeKoik

As long as they keep French culture FRENCH!!!

DK

But it does not include the police no go zone.


10 posted on 09/28/2018 3:00:11 PM PDT by Dark Knight
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To: Olog-hai

France is busy joining the Caliphate, so that will be its new coalition.


11 posted on 09/28/2018 3:00:22 PM PDT by CondorFlight
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To: Olog-hai

mariconi’s kumbaya moment.


12 posted on 09/28/2018 3:08:27 PM PDT by chief lee runamok
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To: Olog-hai

Lemme guess...France,Iran,China,Venezuela...


13 posted on 09/28/2018 3:23:45 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (I've Never Owned Slaves...You've Never Picked Cotton.End Of "Discussion".)
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To: VanDeKoik

Even in Paris it’s “Le Big Mac”


14 posted on 09/28/2018 3:24:59 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (I've Never Owned Slaves...You've Never Picked Cotton.End Of "Discussion".)
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To: Olog-hai

In 1966, upon being told that Charles de Gaulle had taken France out of NATO and that all U.S. troops must be evacuated from French soil, President Lyndon Johnson told Secretary of State Dean Rusk: ‘Ask him about the cemeteries, Dean!’

So, at end of the meeting, Dean asked de Gaulle if his order to remove all U.S. troops from French soil also included the 60,000 plus soldiers buried in France from World War I and World War II. De Gaulle never answered.

What do you call 100,000 Frenchmen with their hands up?
The army.

How can you recognise a French veteran?
Sunburned armpits.

Why did it take Germany three days to conquer France in World War II?
Because it was raining.

Why is the French fighter plane called the Mirage?
It doesn’t exist.

Why don’t they have fireworks at Euro Disney?
Because every time they shoot them off, the French try to surrender.

What does ‘Maginot’ mean in German?
Welcome!

What does the new French flag look like?
A white cross emblazoned on a white background.

What is the most useful thing in the French Army?
A rear-view mirror, so they can see the war.

Why does Nike like the French Army?
Because in wartime they are the biggest buyers of running shoes.

Why did the French celebrate their World Cup in 1998 so wildly?
It was their first time they won anything without outside help.

Why do the French have glass bottom boats in their Navy?
To see all their other ships.

A long time ago, the British and French were at war. During one battle, the French captured an English major. They took the major to their headquarters and a French general began to question him.

The French general asked: ‘Why do you English officers all wear red coats? Don’t you know the red material makes you easy targets for us to shoot?’

In his debonair English way, the major informed the general that the reason English officers wear red coats is so that if they are shot, the blood won’t show, and the men they are leading won’t panic.

And that is why from that day to now, all French army officers wear brown pants.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1161642/As-France-rejoins-NATO-humorous-reminder-missed-them.html


15 posted on 09/28/2018 3:35:52 PM PDT by DFG
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In 1966, upon being told that Charles de Gaulle had taken France out of NATO and that all U.S. troops must be evacuated from French soil, President Lyndon Johnson told Secretary of State Dean Rusk: ‘Ask him about the cemeteries, Dean!’

Only good thing that SOB Johnson ever did.

16 posted on 09/28/2018 3:37:50 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: Olog-hai
feh...
17 posted on 09/28/2018 4:01:44 PM PDT by Chode ( WeÂ’re America, Bitch!)
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