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Syria and France: Hollande – A Second Sarkozy?

France has thrown in its lot with its American overlords.

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November 14, 2012

Syria and France: Hollande – a second Sarkozy?
Andrey Fedyashin

France has officially recognized the Syrian opposition as a legitimate representative of the Syrian people. This step on the part of Socialist Francois Hollande doubtless delighted his right-wing predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy.

On March 10, 2011, Sarkozy became the first foreign head of state to recognize the opposition National Transitional Council in Libya. Nine days later, NATO aircraft began bombing Colonel Gaddafi’s strongholds.

Hollande recognized the Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces on November 13 and pledged arms supplies to the rebels as soon as the opposition forms a transitional government.

Sergei Fyodorov, a senior analyst at the Institute for European Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, notes that the two scenarios have much in common.

“As for potential intervention, it’s not just about juridical matters like lifting the EU arms embargo. The problem…

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