Jacques gets bizzaaaayyyyy
'without waiting for the response of the international community.'
Noble sentiment one would think. Racing in to help the Sudanese who are so desperately in need of saving.However, where the Frenchies are concerned (and I say this being one quarter French - the sexy, buxom wench quarter that is), there is always an ulterior motive.
After all, the Chirac himself defiled the US over Iraq, saying:
'to favour the use of force over law, is taking a heavy responsibility'
Of course, France was so engrossed in profiteering from Iraqi misery through the Food for SPOilS program that it was in its best interests to object.
Africa is another matter altogether. Funnily enough, France has a vested interest in ensuring that its African interests are protected. That is, the French seek to, among other things:
- obtain strategic natural resources essential for French heavy industry;
- stabilise African nations so as not to disturb France's economic success in heavy industry, including adherence to UN conventions (the UN may be impotent but responding to those pesky declarations takes time and destabilises an already impatient population); and
- erode US supremacy in Africa. An increase in military and economic activity has seen the French suffer, both economically and reputation-wise, thus impacting their other activities where they are seen as inferior to the US.
Any wonder then that Jacques is wetting his knickers to get into Sudan?
How much money on NZ being the next to throw their defence force (all five of them) into the fray?
NB. No bets will be honoured as I have no idea what those crazy NZers are going to do. Rugby is on this weekend so international crises may have to wait.