Saturday, October 30, 2004

"France is being manipulated … Anglo-Saxon allies will stab France in the back"

Some [French politicans'] statements betray undertones of the justifications for the Vichy government's collaboration with Nazi Germany — to the effect that France is being manipulated by a Zionist-American lobby, that France should not cut its ties to a strong, modern Arab state like Iraq, and that Anglo-Saxon allies will stab France in the back.

…[Following in the footprints of Jean-Marie Le Pen, several] former ministers in Gaullist governments [including Jacques Chirac] have accused [François] Mitterrand of "following the United States" into a possible war against French interests.

Joseph Fitchett
International Herald Tribune
17 October 1990

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