Check this out, France trying to put the brakes on helpIng out those poor souls in Darfur, innocent victims of genocide and slavery. What is with these dogs? Israel is always the object of french scorn and derision (as that French Ambassador referred to Israel at a dinner party in England as "that shitty little county"). That "shitty little country" that puts its own boys in harms way to minimize civilian deaths (Jenin...hellllooooooooo), who expends blood and treasure to merely existon a tiny strip of land surrounded by GIANT Arab lands, and spreads medicne, science, and charity (remember Somalia turning away the Israeli Aid when the tsunami struck- ugh) but this latest can can of the French is inconceivable and depraved
WE ARE NOT THE WORLD"S GENDARMES" - oh really, why not? Why shouldn't we save the exploited, the murdered, the enslaved? It's OK for EU and Franceto support and fund terror but not ok for the US to free peoples of the world?
The French are not our friends................who would want a friend like that anyway?
JOHN BOLTON WE NEED YOU
Thursday to respond quickly to any request for help in the Darfur conflict, but
France insisted the alliance could not be the "gendarme of the world."
NATO Thursday to respond quickly to any request for help in the Darfur conflict, but France insisted the alliance could not be the "gendarme of the world."
AFP Slideshow: Sudan's Darfur Conflict
Despite NATO hints it would be ready to help a 2,000-strong African Union mission struggling to monitor a shaky cease-fire in the region, the AU has so far not made any request for support.
Condoleezza Rice, who raised the conflict at wide-ranging NATO talks in Lithuania, said it should be ready to offer help with logistics and planning if asked.
;If there is a request, I would hope NATO would activate quickly ... We all have a responsibility to do what we can to alleviate the suffering in Darfur," she said.
However French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier disagreed that there was a role for NATO in Darfur and stressed that Africans should retain the lead in peace efforts.
;NATO does not have a calling to be the gendarme of the world," he told a
news conference at the same meeting
Tens of thousands have been killed and more than 2 million uprooted by two years of fighting between non-Arab rebels and the Arab-dominated government. Khartoum denies accusations it is backing militias known as Janjaweed.