Why Is France Pushing So Hard on Syria?

Why Is France Pushing So Hard on Syria?

There are 25 comments on the ABC News story from Sep 17, 2013, titled Why Is France Pushing So Hard on Syria?. In it, ABC News reports that:

In a secretive compound north of Paris, colored blips and blotches on a computer-screen map of Damascus depict an armored vehicle at a highway, tanks, a blown-up building in a suburban field.

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Since: Feb 12

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#1 Sep 17, 2013
France as a nation have always claimed to be at the forefront of civilization and culture, but when you look deeper they are one of the most venal, and cowardly nations on the planet. the only reason for France to get involved in anything is greed, they have been supplying both the rebels and the Syrian government since the war kicked off. Now they want their hands on the minerals in Syria and they think that if they join with Obama the closet muslim they will get a share of the spoils.

Since: Nov 10

Zhengzhou, China

#2 Sep 17, 2013
they must do as Sarkozy did, rebuild french figure in the world.
Mic

Germany

#3 Sep 17, 2013
it is ruled by proissraeli zionists, no real frenchmen.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#4 Sep 17, 2013
The French are good for one thing. No, I take that back.
Lil

Berlin, Germany

#5 Sep 17, 2013
they have elected not very wisely, again criminal morons. This sarkozy and his gang was hopeless and this hollande is the same scoundrel.
Have they another parties and another people or at least to support proper people as leaders of these big parrties and not such lunatics as ruled and rule.

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#6 Sep 18, 2013
Lil wrote:
they have elected not very wisely, again criminal morons. This sarkozy and his gang was hopeless and this hollande is the same scoundrel.
Have they another parties and another people or at least to support proper people as leaders of these big parrties and not such lunatics as ruled and rule.
I return the compliment of criminal morons to the Germans who are the first to have used combat gaz during WWI
and are very competitive to provide combat gaz machinery and porduction plant technology to dictators
Oliver Cromwell

Blackburn, UK

#8 Sep 18, 2013
taffman wrote:
France as a nation have always claimed to be at the forefront of civilization and culture, but when you look deeper they are one of the most venal, and cowardly nations on the planet. the only reason for France to get involved in anything is greed, they have been supplying both the rebels and the Syrian government since the war kicked off. Now they want their hands on the minerals in Syria and they think that if they join with Obama the closet muslim they will get a share of the spoils.
I think it goes deeper than that,the French like many other European Nations have a Colonial and Imperialist gene mainly among their ruling class,the British are a typical example of this,one has only to look at Cameron,he is a perfect example,they have a sense of entitlement to the point of thinking they are entitled to tell other Countries what to do and who should rule them,its a bloody History that's killed millions over the centuries.

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#9 Sep 19, 2013
Oliver Cromwell wrote:
I think it goes deeper than that,the French like many other European Nations have a Colonial and Imperialist gene mainly among their ruling class,the British are a typical example of this,one has only to look at Cameron,he is a perfect example,they have a sense of entitlement to the point of thinking they are entitled to tell other Countries what to do and who should rule them,its a bloody History that's killed millions over the centuries.
It's the case of almost all the nations through the world when they have a military supremacy over other nations, be in Asia, Africa or elsewhere. Colonial empires and law of the strongest haven't been an european monopoly in mankind history.
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Syria

#10 Sep 24, 2013
Back to colonialism..........
Holland backing Islamists in Syria and fighting them in Mali..pure schizophrenic behavior killing people worthlessly. Syria is not Mali Mr. Holland must have learned that by now prior to burn his fingers in a matter that does not concern him whatsoever !!!
The Examiner

Montréal, Canada

#12 Sep 25, 2013
Maybe the French are nostalgic of the past. After WW1, they had the received the Syria mandate from the League of Nations. So now, they want to come back to Syria to take a few souvenir photos in Damacus

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#13 Sep 25, 2013
The Examiner wrote:
Maybe the French are nostalgic of the past. After WW1, they had the received the Syria mandate from the League of Nations. So now, they want to come back to Syria to take a few souvenir photos in Damacus
The french population disagrees at more than 2 versus one with any armed french action at Syria

We have a foreign affairs minister who could get an isareli passport in less than on hour time after demand, qatari billions dollars investments in France, why not help so good friends to get rid of an ennemy ?

The only valuable pretext for agressivity at Syria would be the horrible remembrance let in the french collective memory of the WWI gaz attacks that the Germans were the first to use against the french and allied troops.
The Examiner

Montréal, Canada

#14 Sep 26, 2013
Oliver Cromwell wrote:
<quoted text> I think it goes deeper than that,the French like many other European Nations have a Colonial and Imperialist gene mainly among their ruling class,the British are a typical example of this,one has only to look at Cameron,he is a perfect example,they have a sense of entitlement to the point of thinking they are entitled to tell other Countries what to do and who should rule them,its a bloody History that's killed millions over the centuries.
The French think they can send troops to African countries like Chad or Ivory coast whenever they feel like to install a government that would listen to them. However, I think they would never dare to send troops to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia again except to make movies about the Dien bien Phu battle
ocxz

Paris, France

#15 Sep 26, 2013
Why Is France Pushing So Hard on Syria?

Delusion of grandeur ?

Since: Dec 06

Charlie's

#16 Sep 26, 2013
The Examiner wrote:
The French think they can send troops to African countries like Chad or Ivory coast whenever they feel like to install a government that would listen to them. However, I think they would never dare to send troops to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia again except to make movies about the Dien bien Phu battle
I've already told that the french opinion is against sending troops or having military actions abroad, except into countries where do live many french such as Ivory Coast.
May be the french rescuing french looks uncomprehensible for a short eyed examiner who forgets that Cameron wanted military action at Syria, and don't accuse the Brits of willing to be ampong world's policemen.
Mr Giblets

UK

#17 Sep 26, 2013
they have for long had a thing about Syria, dating from the Crusades. Didn't Empress Eugenie write a song called "Partant por la Syrie" ? it was a favourite song of the French army and the Legion Etrangere. The Crimean War started because France said it had a "right" to protect the Catholics in Jerusalem, while the Russians said they had the right to protect the Orthodox. The bogus Napoleon III pushed it to a war to show he was a real Bonaparte.

I had better go now before "hugh" , Le Rio or La Ronan attack me for having a "moniker".
Oliver Cromwell

Fleetwood, UK

#18 Sep 26, 2013
The Examiner wrote:
<quoted text>
The French think they can send troops to African countries like Chad or Ivory coast whenever they feel like to install a government that would listen to them. However, I think they would never dare to send troops to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia again except to make movies about the Dien bien Phu battle
Yes General Giap taught those Colonial pigs a lesson,but as I said this Colonial Gene is a problem every now and again it comes out,now they are sticking their nose into Africa again and Syria,as if the Syrians would be interested in anything those Clowns have to say.
Oliver Cromwell

Fleetwood, UK

#19 Sep 26, 2013
DonPanic wrote:
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I've already told that the french opinion is against sending troops or having military actions abroad, except into countries where do live many french such as Ivory Coast.
May be the french rescuing french looks uncomprehensible for a short eyed examiner who forgets that Cameron wanted military action at Syria, and don't accuse the Brits of willing to be ampong world's policemen.
Well I have accused the British, like I said Cameron comes from the class who think they are entitled to tell other Countries how to behave,its just bloody Colonial arrogance,also the Legion have a huge base in Djibouti,why?
rio

Bromley, UK

#20 Sep 26, 2013
ocxz wrote:
Why Is France Pushing So Hard on Syria?
Delusion of grandeur ?
Hollande wants a war to distract public opinion from internal problems - economy and criminality.
alexandre

Corfu, Greece

#21 Sep 27, 2013
rio wrote:
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Hollande wants a war to distract public opinion from internal problems - economy and criminality.
He needs to appease people's thurst for blood...
But he is doing the right thing when it comes to Syria. Damascus needs to be razed to the ground, the way the allies razed Dresden and Hiroshima to the ground in 1945... Then peace will come again.

~A~
Oliver Cromwell

Blackburn, UK

#22 Sep 27, 2013
alexandre wrote:
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He needs to appease people's thurst for blood...
But he is doing the right thing when it comes to Syria. Damascus needs to be razed to the ground, the way the allies razed Dresden and Hiroshima to the ground in 1945... Then peace will come again.
~A~
You dumb freak,maybe Paris should be razed to the ground and then Athens.

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