In a recent article, researcher Thierry Meyssan wrote: “for decade we have been revealing the incongruity of the French desire to re-establish its authority over its old colonies.
This was the logic behind the nomination by President Nicolas Sarkozy of Bernard Kouchner as Minister for Foreign Affairs.Kouchner replaced the French Revolutionary idea of «The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen» with the Anglo-Saxon notion of «Human Rights».
Later, his friend President François Hollande declared, during a Press conference on the fringes of the UN General Assembly, that it was time to re-establish a mandate over Syria.
The great grand-nephew of ambassador François George-Picot (of the Sykes-Picot agreement), ex-President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, spoke of this even more clearly.
This should help us better to understand the desire of President Emmanuel Macron to continue the war against Syria, without the United States”.
According to the writer;there has always been a « colonial party » in France which crosses all political parties and acts as a lobby in the service of the wealthy class.
Just as in every period when it becomes difficult for unscrupulous capitalists to crush the national work-force, the myth of colonial conquest resurfaces.
If the « Yellow Vests » revolt, let us continue with the « exploitation of men by other men » on the backs of the Syrians.
As for England; Meyssan wrote: “Since the fiasco of the Suez Canal in 1956, the United Kingdom has implemented a policy of decolonisation, and has withdrawn its troops from the rest of the world.
Today, it conserves permanent military bases only in Gibraltar, Cyprus, Diego Garcia and the « Falklands », to give these islands their imperial title.
For the last 63 years, London has been oriented towards the European Union, invented by Winston Churchill, but to which, initially, he never imagined that England would belong. The Brexit «tears this policy to shreds».
From now on, «the United Kingdom is back as a global power»”.