France, which is always the first to give moral lessons to others, sold 24 fighter aircraft to Egypt! Remember, Egypt, this is this country where both the previous and actual governments are in use of sending the army to shoot at citizens when they are daring to express their opinions, where freedom of speech is nonexistent, and where opponents are condemned to prison, or have to live in exile! Congratulations France, I hope your money will help you sleep. But don't come back to criticize us now!
February 13, 2015
Isn't it France who sold and build a nuclear reactor in Irak the 70's? Which Israel thankfully bombed.
Isn't it France who supplied Saddam Hussein with bombers and fighter aircraft? Which we thankfully destroyed.
Isn't it France who sold and built battleships for Russia? Which we thankfully prevented to be delivered? Without the pressure of the International community, French authorities would have delivered these boats, regardless of what is happening with Ukraine!
So yes, when France gives moral lessons, it makes me laugh.
February 13, 2015
Are you serious! We are the biggest hypocrites on the planet- yes right here in America. Who gives a shit if France or Russia or Briton and all the major nations of Western Europe sell armaments throughout the world. The citizen's of our nation and all the rest are these so called democratic republics (excluding Russia), are completely out of the loop when it comes to corporate-military sales to foreign nations. Our countries and our representatives are beholden to military campaign dollars and base locations which supply jobs to each states constituents. It's actually part of State Policy that our Congress works hand in hand with GE, Westinghouse, Lockheed-Martin, Boing etcetera, to help them land lucrative contracts for our nation- which sells ten times more merchandise for death than our largest competitor: Great Britain.
So yes, France is preaching "freedom" through their ass but the rest of us are no better.
December 02, 2015
The individuals who perform the acts of oppression are the ones who are to blame. They have made the choice to act in that way. They are not children. They are grown adults responsible for their actions. Actions that required forethought and planning. They could have used those arms to secure their country and make it safe for tourism, trade, economic development, etc. All very good reasons to acquire military hardware. If they chose to use it to kill their own citizens then that's on them. Otherwise where does this fascination with blaming others end?? People need to be responsible for their actions. That's what adults do. That's what grown folks do. Children blame others because they don't know better and aren't mature enough to understand why one doesn't do that. Adults have no excuse for not accepting responsibility and being accountable for their actions.
November 25, 2015
All the above comments are such a bunch of factual blather. Who gives a shit what little amount of arms France has sold to Egypt, Russia or any other Middle-Eastern government? All Western, or rich nations sell arms to whomever they can secure a contract- in the interest of their nations corporate champions. This includes America as the largest merchant of death by far; by an insurmountable quotient, at least ten times the combination of the ten largest merchants.
Put simply, the preceding blather I comment upon can only be stopped by the people's themselves- yet the citizens of each, whether they're democratic republics or oligarchies as in Russia, have absolutely no power over there representatives so long as mega-corporations have financial power before the ballot box, I.e. I the electoral process in their funding of electoral candidates!
Christopher M. Russo
December 02, 2015