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December 28, 2004

French Policy: A French-Arab Alliance?

"Mass-Hysteria Time Following Black Tuesday --Nov. 2--Europe goes nuts" by David Pryce-Jones, from the November 29 print National Review says
A long-term policy is coming to a head. When the Soviet Union began to fail 20 years ago, France saw an opportunity to replace it in the Middle East. Supposedly the Europeans and the Arabs were to come together in a bloc, a superpower to counter the United States. As a means to this end, Chirac was always glad to give unconditional support to Saddam Hussein.
This theory fits all the facts. Has it been overtly stated by French politicians or intellectuals?

Posted by erasmuse at December 28, 2004 09:09 PM

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