Skip to comments.France calls for new global coalition of ‘goodwill powers’
Posted on 09/28/2018 2:48:07 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Frances 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 dont, he said. In these uncertain times, it is important that we speak up.
Although its 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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France can go to hell.
Sure, they can’t even get Europe to work together, so go after other countries to create their New World Order.
In their frickin' dreams.
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.
Need one elaborate ?
The EU is working very well together: aiding and abetting Iran, impeding Brexit, trying to unseat a sitting American president.
France has never gotten over the fact that they haven’t been a power since 1814.
Correct. What it’s working against in addition is the well-being of its own people, all for the sake of power.
As long as they keep French culture FRENCH!!!
But it does not include the police no go zone.
France is busy joining the Caliphate, so that will be its new coalition.
mariconi’s kumbaya moment.
Even in Paris it’s “Le Big Mac”
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?
How can you recognise a French veteran?
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?
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.
Only good thing that SOB Johnson ever did.
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