France' s involvement in Syria

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  1. Tactical Frog

    Tactical Frog Regular Member

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    Feeling need to create that new thread after repeatedly facing accusations such as made there in the " Know your Rafale" thread.

    Would you please precise what forces you include in " Al Qaeda" so I get an hint about what kind of support France is supposed to deliver to " Al Qaeda" ?

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    Macron rebuffs Assad accusations that France sponsors terrorism
    (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that Bashar al-Assad was the enemy of millions of his own people and in no position to lecture France, after the Syrian leader accused Paris of supporting terrorism.

    After a string of strong comments by French officials blaming Assad's government for atrocities and failed talks, Assad said on Monday France was supporting bloodshed in Syria, making it unfit to talk about peace settlements.

    "France spearheaded support for terrorism and their hands are soaked in Syrian blood from the first days and we do not see they have changed their stance fundamentally," Assad was quoted in state media as saying.

    "Those who support terrorism have no right to talk about peace,” Assad added.


    Despite being a leading backer of the Syrian opposition, France has sought a more pragmatic approach to the conflict since the arrival of Macron, saying that Assad's departure was not a pre-condition for talks to end the six-year war.

    Speaking alongside NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Macron hit back at Assad.

    "I don't think Syria boils down to Bashar al-Assad," Macron said. "The Syrian people have an enemy. There are millions of Syrians outside of Syria and they have an enemy who is Bashar al-Assad. That's the reality."

    "On the military front we have a priority which is war against Daesh (Islamic State) and that's why his (Assad's) statements are unacceptable because if there is someone that has fought and can defeat Daesh ... it is the international coalition."

    France and other members of a U.S.-led coalition have launched air strikes against Islamic State targets.

    Macron said on Monday he would push for peace talks involving all parties, including Assad, promising “initiatives” early next year, although it remains unclear how any French proposal would relate to existing United Nations' efforts.

    He criticized separate Russian talks in Astana with Iran and Turkey meant to reduce violence and possibly pave the way to Syrian talks in Sochi next year. Those initiatives would fail, Macron said, because they did not include Assad's opponents and were an attempt to impose a solution on Syrians.


    "I don't believe in a resolution of a conflict by external forces that want to impose a peace ... and I don't believe in indulging someone that thinks their country boils down to them."

    http://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1ED0Q1
     
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    i am suprised that the french are walking around the park the same gose for their best chums the brits after sipping on clarte and drawing a line with a ruler on a silk map in some one bedroom now they play all high and Mighty
     
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    Remember what happened to Gaddafi? He was getting ready to buy French fighter jets and a month later it was the same jets bombing his convoy. The rebels we supported two years ago and betrayed us are now burning corpses a la Rafale.
     
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    Not sure if I get the message :crazy:
    Sykes Picot again ?

    Well without Sykes Picot there would be no Syria as we know it. Syria would be part of Turkey or part of some large iraqi jordanian kingdom. The Syrians are well aware of it. It creates some kind of emotional relationship me thinks.

    Found video with Assad’s message to France

     
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