Thursday, August 14, 2008

Oh! I See - France To The Rescue !!

How could we have missed it?

"Sarkozy's Georgia gamble pays off ! "

France's president Sarkozy has led the way with his inate Gallic sense of diplomacy and courageously risking his (and the French people's) great esteem in the world and in their own minds. What flair! Such Elan! Such courage!

By playing at the game of diplomatic meddling between powers and people that neither care nor give any regard to his existence France has saved the day .... or at least added yet another smiley face sticker on the home office wall to commemorate their "Achievement" on the world stage.

" On the face of it the French can count their intervention in the Georgian crisis as a big diplomatic success.

Well of course! Having NOT been noticed and thus escaping any possible critical examination how easy it is to claim a great triumph. After all who is to say that it is not so?

It helps also if you can find a way to ignore being told to mind your own business by Everyone who is actually involved!

Self aggrandizement ?

I'd say the textbook definition.........

Read the BBC News report HERE !

Of course as BBC struggles to find meaning in events where they have no possible way of influencing either opinions of those actually involved or any possible outcomes.
They must find something irrelevant to hold up as an accomplishment.

I remind the reader of this observation:

Indeed, tired of European lectures, the Russians are now telling the world that soft power is, well, soft. Moscow doesn’t give a damn about the United Nations, the European Union, the World Court at the Hague, or any finger-pointing moralist from Geneva or London. Did anyone in Paris miss any sleep over the rubble of Grozny?

Victor David Hanson


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Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

France saving the day?..Ha!..good one!

8/14/2008 4:05 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May as well include the U.N. too.

8/14/2008 8:54 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently, Russia is mimicking the US.

The masters of "I don't give a damn" and " You either wid us or agin us "

8/15/2008 2:59 a.m.  
Blogger cherenkov said...

I like Sarkozy. He's adding troops in Afghanistan, and not in the cozy danger-free places that the German's occupy either. He's also chipping away at France's socialist labour laws. These are things that are politically unpopular in France.

8/16/2008 12:53 a.m.  
Blogger OMMAG said...

That's True Cherenkov.....

I suspect however that much of this has to do with the European Media...

8/16/2008 3:23 p.m.  

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