U.S. President Barack Obama’s continuing refusal to work together with Vladimir Putin’s offensive in Syria to slaughter all jihadists there, has driven French President Francois Hollande to consider a fundamental re-alignment of France with Russia and away from the U.S. and NATO (the anti-Russian military club of nations). Recent news reporting in German Economic News — a news medium with an uncanny and extraordinary record of subsequently validated insights — is now suggesting that Hollande is, indeed, moving away from the United States, and toward Russia. If they get this one right, too, then that publication, known in its native language as Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or DWN, will have cemented its leading position as a reporter of global affairs.
On November 17th, they bannered, “Putin Instructs Russian Navy to Treat France as an Ally.” Two days later, on the 19th, they headlined, “France Praises Putin: He Fights Sincerely Against Terrorism,” and reported that France’s “Foreign Minister Fabius praised the Russian president Putin. Francois Hollande meets with Putin.The Senate spokeswoman calls for the end of the sanctions. After the terrorist attacks, the two countries also cooperate militarily.”
If all of these things are true, then how can France remain within NATO? The only certainty can be that if France does abandon NATO, then the post-Cold-War world, in which the United States has expanded NATO up to Russia’s borders though the Soviet Union’s equivalent Warsaw Pact disbanded when Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev allowed the Berlin Wall to fall (the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact both actually ended in 1991), is now ending, on account of America’s unwavering commitment to place nuclear missiles on Russia’s borders aimed against Moscow.
Quite possibly, history-making changes are soon to occur.
DWN’s report on the 19th says “Angela Merkel limits her support of France in the fight against jihadists to merely platitudes. ‘Our thoughts are always with the victims, with the injured and their families, and we are always working closely with our French friends. … This act of inhumanity targets all of us.’”
No one can doubt the tensions that exist between member-nations within the EU, but the possibility that France might go so far as to separate itself from Germany and from the U.S. and join the alliance of Russia, Syria, and Iran, against the international jihadist movement, which is strictly Sunni and is financed mainly by the royal families in Saudi Arabia, Qater, UAE, Bahrain, and Kuwait (and here you have “Al Qaeda’s Bookkeeper Spills the Beans” about that), is virtually unprecented, and of enormous potential significance. Only time will tell whether that possibility will turn into a reality — an actual transformation of the global power-structure.
One thing, however, is for certain: the French government know that U.S. President Obama has been lying to assert that Bashar al-Assad is the reason why there are terrorists in Syria. The only question now is whether Hollande will continue publicly supporting Obama’s — America’s — lies. If not, then that will be the end of the Franco-American alliance, which goes all the way back to the founding of American democracy, but might no longer be able to sustain America’s having become recently a dictatorship.
Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.