France may kill me yet — through an overdose of irony

Posted by: Phineas on April 15, 2011 at 1:42 pm

**Posted by Phineas

I’m serious, you’d better have the paramedics ready; I’ll likely need them after reading this:

Libya conflict: France eyes new UN resolution

The French defence minister has suggested a new UN Security Council resolution may be needed for Nato allies to achieve their goals in Libya.

Gerard Longuet was speaking after a joint letter by the US, UK and French leaders said there could be no peace while Col Muammar Gaddafi was in power.

The current UN resolution makes no mention of regime change.

(…)

Speaking on French radio, Mr Longuet conceded that ousting Col Gaddafi would be “certainly” beyond the scope of the existing UN Security Council Resolution 1973 on Libya, and could require a new council vote.

“Beyond resolution 1973, certainly it didn’t mention the future of Gaddafi but I think that three major countries saying the same thing is important to the United Nations and perhaps one day the Security Council will adopt a resolution.”

Oh, isn’t that just special? France is considering asking for a resolution authorizing regime change in an Arab state!

Now, where have we heard that idea before? Let me think… Oh, yeah, now I remember! It was in the last year or so leading up to the US-UK lead invasion and liberation of Iraq, when we pushed for UN sanction for regime change in Iraq, something for which there was far more immediate humanitarian and geopolitical logic, even with the errors regarding WMDs. And what did France do back then? Stand with their longtime ally who twice saved their croissants from the Germans and kept Soviet tanks from rolling into Paris? Support their friend whose military shield allowed them to gorge themselves on domestic entitlements to the point of a national coronary, all while letting them pretend they still were a world power?

Don’t be naive.

Lead by their corrupt president, Jacques Chirac, and their slimy, sanctimonious, Napoleon-worshiping foreign minister, Dominique de Villepin, they repeatedly stabbed us and the Iraqi people in the back. Here’s just one example. We were double-crossed again and again, and an American Secretary of State was humiliated before the world. And lest anyone think France was acting out of noble principles (France?), think again.

And now France wants the UN Security Council, where they fought us tooth and nail, to approve doing the very thing in Libya we did in Iraq. Oh, and any new resolution requires at least our non-opposition.

Sweet.

Mind you, I don’t disagree with the idea in principle; having started a war in Libya, we have to see it through to the end, which means getting rid of Qaddafi.  As Emerson said:

“When you strike at a king, you must kill him.”

The worst outcome would be some sort of a stalemate in which Daffy Qaddafi survives in power, even over a rump state. I guarantee you he will have the money, means, and motive to take revenge. More Lockerbies, anyone? And Europe is dependent on Libyan oil, far more so than we, and yet they’ve launched a war against one of their key suppliers. Economic and strategic self-interest now dictates that France must wage …wait for it… a war for oil!

Never mind. I think I’ll have another heaping helping of irony, thanks. It’s delicious!

via Hot Air

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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8 Responses to “France may kill me yet — through an overdose of irony”

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  1. Bill G says:

    Just out of curiosity, do you think the French understand what the islamists would like to do to the vineyards and brandy distilleries?

  2. Carlos says:

    They’re too busy trying to be both important and legalistic, Bill.

    If Libya was as important as the French “leaders” say it is, they’d go in there and clean out Mohammar or Muamar or Mudmar or whatever his name is themselves, just to make sure the job got done like they did in Algeria.

    And oh, BTW, do these Einsteins realize that nearly 35% of their country is now made up of Muslims? Try ‘splainin’ to them what you want to do. I’m just real sure they’ll be fully understanding, and won’t burn more than half the vehicles in France, and probably murder fewer than 500 people while at it.

  3. Tom says:

    Normally I just post and run. Except I enjoyed that conservative person you have traipsing across the top of your blog. Now about Libya.

    There might be something you may not have considered. Our president gave it over to NATO for this very reason. That is not to remove Gadafie. first its a Europe problem in that they depended on Libya oil not us. In reality it’s none of our concern then. besides look at the results that we have had in the middle east. Do you think Afghanistan is better then before we invaded. The only benefit we brought to afgan. is a greater drug trade. Iraq Is another fine example with daily bombings, reduced oil production, and hardship for the Iraq people.

    Recently we had the Egyptian president ousted. With the results of continued violence and government to speak off.

    So is it any wonder that the EU told Obama to get your meddling army out of Libya. The only thing that was his concern was how to do it without loosing face. That when NATO gave him an out and offered to take full responsibility.

    So don’t be surprise when NATO says that it not possible to oust Gadafy.

  4. Tom says:

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  5. Drew says:

    Q: Why does Paris have tree-lined streets?

    A: So the Nazis can march in the shade.

  6. Carlos says:

    So that’s why this administration was so anxious to get to D.C., Drew?

    Not that I think all Democraps are Nazis. There are a lot of them that are just stupid, like Dingy.

    Just like there were a lot of stupid Germans back in the 1930s.

  7. captaingrumpy says:

    wake me up when either Obama is gone or the war is finished. The French can’t do anything right.I had to go to Vietnam because the French started a war and then left it to Australians and Yanks.

  8. Glenn Bergen says:

    Lord love a duck! The French are morally relevistic. It’s OK to slam the US when its serves their purposes. But when they want the same consideration, it’s OK. This conflict points up the weakness of the EU military, they can’t defend their national interests! So, now the US has to carry their water. Bull! It’s the EU oil war, go for it! The next time the EU sits down in Brussels, they better re-examine their target budget of 3% of GDP as a realistic miltary budget goal.