First Germany, Now France Folds On Syrian Airstrikes

First Germany, Now France Folds On Syrian Airstrikes (Zerohedge, Sep 22, 2014):

In yet another rather embarrassing event for The White House, just days after President Obama praised the French for helping in the fight against ISIS, and General martin Dempsey noted “the French were our very first ally and they’re with us again now,” French officials have, according to Reuters, ruled out participation in airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria. With the fall of France (and Germany already saying “nein”), it appears the broad coalition is now a “coalition of none,” as Obama has stated the US would not go it alone…

Last week…

Germany and the U.K. ruled out carrying out air strikes on Islamic State militants in Syria, a day after President Barack Obama authorized the start of U.S. air strikes there.

Turkey – the USA’s closest ally in NATO among the Middle East – denies them its airbases for use as launch sites of airstrikes and will not support airstrikes in Syria

Iraq’s newly-installed US-friendly PM al-Abadi defies the US and halts airstrikes on ISIS-held civilian areas

Last Friday…

President Obama and his staff are thanking France for agreeing to help in Iraq in the fight against the Islamic State.

“We look forward to coordinating with our French partners in the days to come,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest.

And now today…


The “Coalition of None” continues…


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If you like your anti-ISIS airstrike coalition, you can’t keep it…

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Perhaps most concerningly for The US administration, the fact that Germany and France have denied the US leaves them instead sided with Russia’s perspective on Syria and ISIS, as “there are deep concerns that the U.S. will bomb not only ISIS positions in Syria, but also the Syrian government forces.”

1 thought on “First Germany, Now France Folds On Syrian Airstrikes

  1. Obama’s coalition of the willing is more pathetic than bush had…..just the horrible leaders of the middle east who are only in power thanks to gun power from the US.
    If Turkey is their closest ally, the US is really screwed. Turkey was the first nation to join with Russia and China in the trade organization to dump the dollar in late 2010.

    Germany was screwed out of their gold by the US, so they are not very happy with US behavior these days. Germany also relies on Russia for trade and fuel.

    The same with France. The sanctions Putin has put on them to date in return for the sanctions by the EU are mild, but the EU used to gain E120 billion a year in GDP from Russia. France isn’t going to join the US in another criminal endeavor.

    France has a population that still has some voice, and they are not interested in aiding a rogue war criminal nation to destroy another nation. The US is the most hated on the planet……..nobody will join with them.

    So, Obama goes it alone, no warning, no diplomatic efforts, attacking another nation that has done nothing to deserve it. Syria has done nothing to the US.

    This is so corrupt, so wrong, so unbelievable. This idiot in the white house has proved himself just as rotten as bush.

    I will be interested to see what Putin does. Syria is one of Russia’s allies.

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