* France is, and has been, bankrupt in more ways than one and for a long time.
Will Â the “Grande Nation” establish a mercenary army to protect Arab sheik’s fiefdoms?
Qur’an (5:51)Â –Â “O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends or protectors; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.
According toÂ Le Figaro, June 15 , aÂ commitmentÂ by Sarkozy Â between Paris and Abu Dhabi commit France to defend the seven Emirates “by all the military means at her disposal”. This would include nuclear weapons as well.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Sarkozy in Abu Dhabi.
An item inÂ Novopress, using Le Figaro as its source, announces the stunning news that is creating a stir at all the websites, concerning France’s secret commitment to fight for the United Arab Emirates:
According toÂ Le Figaro, June 15, the secret clauses of an agreement concluded at the end of May between Paris and Abu Dhabi commit France to defend the seven Emirates “by all the military means at her disposal”. This would include nuclear weapons as well.
Note: The source article in Le Figaro points out that the word “nuclear” does not appear in the text:
“It would be contrary to the philosophy of dissuasion, which consists of saying the least possible on the doctrine of use”, explained a diplomat who consulted the agreement.
Novopress goes on:
This clause that places the Emirates under the protection of the French nuclear umbrella appears to be more binding than article 5 of the NATO treaty that commits the member nations to help one another when one of them is attacked.
It is an agreement ofÂ incalculable consequencesÂ for the security of France, at moment when Iran intends to develop nuclear weaponry, thus constituting as serious a threat for the oil-rich monarchies as for Israel.
On May 26, President Sarkozy inaugurated a permanent French military base in Abu Dhabi. This complex of 400 men that includes a naval base, an air base and a training camp, situated on the banks of the Ormuz strait facing Iran “illustrates the responsibilities that France, a global power, intends to take on alongside its privileged partners in a one of the world’s nerve centers”, declared the French president on this occasion. It was an official visit on behalf of civilian nuclear energy as well, since the management of the Areva consortium accompanied the president.
During his presidential campaign in 2007, candidate Sarkozy had promised the French people to reexamine the defense agreements linking France to her allies, to have them approved by Parliament and to make them public. Clearly, a promise that was meant only for those who placed him in office.
Note: Some Figaro readers wonder how such a “secret” agreement came to be made public and whether or not Le Figaro has a right to print such confidential information. Most of the comments I read there were unfavorable.