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Macron’s Push To Arm Europe Getting More Dangerous

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Macron’s Push To Arm Europe Getting More Dangerous

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Written by Ahmed Adel, Cairo-based geopolitics and political economy researcher

Iran’s attack on Israel over the weekend was the grimmest proof yet that French President Emmanuel Macron’s diagnosis of the security challenges facing the European Union is correct, Bloomberg reported on April 16 in an article titled “Macron’s Push to Arm Europe Is Getting More Urgent — and More Dangerous.” The French leader’s problem, however, is that he has not yet achieved the support of French voters in the face of his hardline position to escalate a conflict with Russia by sending French troops to Ukraine. On the contrary, he has attracted the antipathy of some allies, both at home and abroad.

Oscillating between peacemaker and provocateur, Macron has shown that he wants to lead the bloc in the Ukraine issue. Only last week, his administration resumed telephone contact with Russia, which, according to Bloomberg, “because the detailed contents of the exchange weren’t made public, turned the overture into an awkward public-relations mess as both sides traded different accounts of the call.”

While Macron claims to want an end to the Ukrainian conflict, after meeting European leaders at the Palace of Versailles earlier this year, he famously refused to rule out the possibility of sending troops to the ground in Ukraine. However, instead of garnering support and dissuading Moscow from conducting any offensives, German and other European allies publicly discarded the idea and thus undermined any ambiguity that had been sown.

According to Bloomberg, low recruitment in the military restricts France’s aspirations for greatness. Comparatively, while Russia has around 1.15 million soldiers — which represents almost the entire population of neighbouring Estonia — France has just 200,000. Last year, its infantry recruited 3,000 less than the target of 16,000 new personnel.

In March, the French defence minister urged the country’s arms industry to speed up the production of equipment for Ukraine, threatening to requisition companies that failed to meet the desired pace. Some industry members were surprised by the public rebuke as they consider their factories to be running at full steam already.

The new French budget figures could also undermine Macron’s war effort. Last week, the government said that its deficit would be greater than expected this year, requiring an additional €10 billion in savings in addition to the number already announced.

Just as alarming as the budget struggles, French public opinion is turning against the continuation of the Ukrainian conflict — falling from 82% to 58% according to IFOP data — something that Macron put at the forefront of his campaign against Marine Le Pen. Polls also showed that the majority of the French people opposed the deployment of troops as proposed by the president.

Despite Macron wanting to escalate the war by sending troops, he confusingly also demands global peace for the duration of the Paris Summer Olympics from July 26 to August 11. The French leader said in a recent interview with RMC and BFMTV that he would do all he could to achieve an “Olympic ceasefire,” specifically referring to the Israel-Hamas War, the Ukraine War, and the war in Sudan, and added that he is counting on the assistance of Chinese President Xi Jinping to achieve this.

“The leader of China is coming to Paris in a few weeks. I asked him to help me. In 2022, he also faced such a task during the Winter Olympics, which China hosted,” Macron said.

On the one hand, Macron actively seeks to escalate the conflict in Ukraine, but on the other, he wants Beijing to convince Moscow to hold off on its expected summer offensive, not for the sake of achieving lasting peace but instead to avoid inconvenience and distracting Paris with further bad news from the Ukrainian front when it is hosting one of the world’s largest sporting events.

Regardless, even if China wanted to deter Russia from the summer offensive, the Kremlin would not be compelled to do Macron any favours.

Macron’s delusions of grandeur have only deterred many voters from supporting him. Just as importantly, he has isolated himself from the general Western consensus, with the USA, Germany, and other major NATO members distancing themselves from his idea to send troops to Ukraine.

Although Macron’s idea has been shunned domestically and by foreign partners, it is a demonstration of how his push to arm Europe is certainly getting more urgent and more dangerous, as Bloomberg warned. Deepening confusion is that Macron is permitting hidden communications with Russia in a bid to establish peace for the Olympics period, but his public statements show an intention to escalate the war in Ukraine once the Games are over. This means that Macron is not only becoming more dangerous in his actions, but also desperate.

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Sorin

macron is a homosexual, gerontophile, idiot, pervert, manipulated by globalists. he feels that the ground is slipping away from under his feet in the elections that will be held this year in france, and he is doing his best to win the votes of the voters.

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Sorin

and he is jewish on top of that, that says a lot about his character.

Lolenberg

hé isn’t jewish but deeply linked to the jewish lobby in france

Lolenberg

macron was inspector of finances understand sarkozy (jew) at rothschild & cie banque (jews). macron formed a relationship with alain minc (jews), a businessman on the supervisory board of le monde. macron was put in charge of nestlé’s (jews) acquisition of pfizer’s (jews) infant nutrition division for €9 billion. jewish prime ministers : gabriel attal and elisabeth borne (real name bornstein)…… the list is too long.

MotherTeresa

i thank you. agree 100%.seems slowly it starts and people are waking up, & start to see the connections between all these jewish scumbags which have infested and highjacked all the important government, justice system, economy and educational and last but not least of course media positions. it’s a global satanic mafia – and they are working together !!!

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MotherTeresa

and he is a klaus schwab wef (mentor of klaus schwab was the jew henry kissinger – real name avraham ben elazar) student, and a trained so-called “young global leader”, more or less same as putin who is also a student from wef but back in his times trained by schwab as “global leaders of tomorrow” project. so all of you here hopefully can see they are all in cahoots.

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Wallter

the little rotschild rat isn’t doing all that well at home and is in need of a distraction, kind of plunging europe into an unwinable war with russia. poor frogs being led by an imbecile steered by his granny!

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Icarus Tanović

olympics cease fire? it wasn’t ceased even at ramazan and bayram, eid.

fanfan la tulipe

the little rothchild rat is conducting with jewish organisations a huge financial plunder of europe. covid, ukraine war, have endebted france and europe to heights never seen before. who do you think is going to pay for the debt and the service of the debt if not the tax payers? paying already through inflation. and why do you think larry fink ceo of blackrock is a regular and honnored guest of the elysée ??.

Candlelight Dreams

macron needs to be forced to resign before he turns the european continent and possibly the entire world into a nuclear holocaust. western countries need to stay out of russia’s backyard. no more drang nach osten.

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MotherTeresa

this true but not the real reason of the problems we see, as was said above. we are facing a global jewish onslaught against mankind in a whole. it is called jewish world order or nwo-project. not usa, western world or eu project because it includes the whole world including russia, china etc. & putin and xi, same as e. musk, b. gates, trump, biden, israel (netanjahu) they are all part of it !

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fanfan la tulipe

i am convinced of the same. first step is through state and citizen’s debt. old jewish usury trick

Icarus Tanović

no putin and xi. not tbem, raisi, jong un, and others. ho chi minh was also against it.

Icarus Tanović

french pig! 🐖 🐷 🐽, you think someone is concerned that you gonna send those bullshit soliders over? no one cares, just send them.

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Erikovitch

french and european press hiding loss of french légionnaires in slaviansk; not a single french person is aware….yet.

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Bob

this is the guy married to a ‘woman’ with a weiner? one of the ‘young world leaders’ klaus schwab salivates over?

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