Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Scholar Explains Macron's Involvement in Syria — Sputnik interviews Dr. Binoy Kampmark

Sputnik spoke to Dr. Binoy Kampmark, a Senior Lecturer at RMIT University, Melbourne and former Commonwealth Scholar at Selywn College, Cambridge University; who is also a contributing editor to CounterPunch to find out more about the France's role in Syrian conflict as well as about the recent Emmanuel Macron's statements on the topic.
Nails it here.
Macron is playing what has been termed a more ‘reserved’ game to his predecessors Sarkozy and Hollande, who both felt that French power should be projected militarily in Africa and the Middle East.…
France is pursuing its role as a revived colonial power, of sorts. It has treasured a role in interfering in Middle Eastern states since its days of empire, and has been aggressively seeking an overthrow of the Assad regime, sponsoring a range of anti-Assad forces.…
The parties of the left and right of Europe disagree with the strikes on ideological grounds (there is, certainly in France, an admiration for the Russian cause in Syria), but they also see little gained in continued involvement on the part of France and European powers in what essentially looks like a revived colonial theatre of conflict....
Sputnik International
Scholar Explains Macron's Involvement in Syria
Sputnik interviews Dr. Binoy Kampmark

5 comments:

Ralph Musgrave said...

If Macron thinks he can interfere in a Middle Eastern country and improve things, he's as moronic as Tony Blair or G.W.Bush. Or rather, he's an even bigger idiot: anyone with half a brain should have learned from the Iraq war and Libya that when Western countries interfere in the Middle East, chances are they'll muck it up big time.

Tom Hickey said...

"A la gloire de mon pays" (For the glory of my country)

Same with Britain. Trying to relive past glory. ("Britannia rules the waves.")

Matt Franko said...

He wants to get the oil and gas work for Total...

Tom Hickey said...

Of course, that this is not all there is to it. Macron is involved personally in a very French way.

Matt Franko said...

Well no more call for “Freedom Fries!” here anymore at least...