France first European nation to back anti-Assad coalition

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  1. LurkerBaba

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    France has become the first Western power to recognise Syria's opposition coalition as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people.

    The move was announced by President Francois Hollande at a televised news conference in Paris.

    Syrian opposition groups struck a deal in the Qatari capital Doha on Sunday to form a broad coalition to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.

    The US and Britain have both signalled support for the coalition.

    But they stopped short of recognising it as a government-in-exile.

    Gulf Arab states have declared the coalition to be the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people.


    BBC News - Syria: France backs anti-Assad coalition
     
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  3. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    It will look like a dick move if the Syrians don't agree to it.
     
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    asianobserve Elite Member Elite Member

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    Mr. Hollande is trying to punch above his weight in a hurry. Hope will not get crushed by his effort. If you ask this Syria thing is now fraught with political uncertainties especially with the rather heavy handed and brutal actions of some factions of the rebels.
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Do France, Britain and US take their position to support liberty and democracy?

    (Waiting for Messiah's input here.)
     
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    indian_sukhoi Regular Member

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    They were to first to supply weapons to rebels and the most eager one to hold a grip on country Oil exports :p
     
  7. spikey360

    spikey360 Crusader Senior Member

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    Nah, Syria and Iran are two safe countries. No NATO country will attack them in a hurry. The shadow of China-Russia combine protects them both. The pauper, insolvent economies of the west would think a hundred times before going beyond their silly schoolboy rhetoric.
     
  8. average american

    average american Senior Member Senior Member

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    I doubt if the west is afraid or worried about China or Russia, Muslims killing Muslims just does not concern the world that much any more. Neither the Chinese or the Russians have the ability to project power to that part of the world. I expect the attacks on Israel are an effort to take some pressure off of Syria.
     
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  9. Singh

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    French are major backstabbers ?

    First Libya, then Syria ?
     
  10. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    French are hypocrites they flew more sorties over Libya then any other
    European NATO ally.
     
  11. spikey360

    spikey360 Crusader Senior Member

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    The world does not run according to your doubts and expectations.
     
  12. pack leader

    pack leader Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    don't be ignorant there is normal Islam as practiced in central Asia turkey and the south Asian islands (normal people)
    and there is imperialistic Islamo-Fascism as practiced by Arabs Pakistanis and the Iranian elite (not normal Iranians )
     
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    About everywhere you look Muslims are killing some one, if its not non muslims, its muslims. It is a certain fact that not all Muslims are terrorists, but it is equally certain, that almost all terrorists are Muslims.
     

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