French Defense Secretary Announces US Retreat from Middle East


The French Minister of Defense delivered a speech on the situation in the Middle East at a conference called the Manama Dialogue. In her statement, Florence Parley touched on American policy regarding the region.


According to the French minister, a gradual decline in the US military presence in the Middle East is observed.

Florence Parley:

What we are observing can be called the gradual and deliberate retreat of the United States in the region. This is evident in Iraq, in Syria. And this fact cannot but cause concern. Ultimately, the traditional place of the United States, which they occupied in resolving Middle East issues, will be taken by Russia, China and Turkey.

According to the French defense minister, Washington is curtailing its military presence in the region, and this curtailment is not unique to the current US administration. Parley recalled that this kind of US policy was also demonstrated under Barack Obama.

Washington was previously criticized in France for withdrawing contingent from military bases in northern Syria without warning the French command. As a result, the French commandos in the north of the SAR turned out to be without supplies, which went through American military bases. The French authorities had to decide on the emergency evacuation of special forces. After that, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that the United States had lost interest in interacting with its European allies.
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  1. Honest Citizen 24 November 2019 16: 09 New
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    So France rejoices or pours bitter tears?
    And the fact that the US army abandoned the allies is in their blood, betrayal.
    By the way, the Anglo-Saxons during WWII shot the French fleet in 1942, right on the roads.
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      1. Hunter 2 24 November 2019 16: 16 New
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        Here's another, there will be Mattresses with all sorts of French to coordinate their actions ... No more De Gaulle in France ... and with Macron you can only shake off dandruff and pat it on the back!
        1. Proxima 24 November 2019 16: 44 New
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          Quote: Hunter 2
          Here's another, there will be Mattresses with all sorts of French to coordinate their actions ..

          ... especially with a woman. belay When the "Dzhigits" decide the issue, the woman has a place in the kitchen. repeat Moreover, this mamzel most likely for itself did not understand the question: what did the French forget (in Syria)? fool
          1. Lelek 24 November 2019 18: 43 New
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            Quote: Proxima
            that the French have forgotten there (in Syria)?

            hi
            They didn’t forget anything, they just really want to go down in history, not taking into account the fact that history is an evil aunt, can make your bust rich, and it can even be covered with shit. yes
          2. 16329 24 November 2019 20: 02 New
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            Syria is the former mandated territory of France and there has always been strong French influence
          3. Leonid Anatolevich 25 November 2019 11: 55 New
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            Quote: Proxima
            that the French there (in Syria) forgot

            The French created modern Syria (with the sanction of the League of Nations), an Arab country.
    2. Piramidon 24 November 2019 16: 15 New
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      Quote: Honest Citizen
      And the fact that the US army abandoned the allies is in their blood, betrayal.

      Not for nothing in the Hollywood war films the most popular phrase - "You need to save your backside!" laughing
      1. bouncyhunter 24 November 2019 16: 21 New
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        Stepan hi
        Remember the phrase from the movie:
        "Bolivar will not take two." .
        wink
      2. Woland 24 November 2019 18: 41 New
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        So in the Hollywood action movies about the police, what do the police do after the first shot of the "bad guy" at the police? Immediately yells into the radio "we need reinforcements" !!!!
    3. SRC P-15 24 November 2019 16: 18 New
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      Ultimately, the traditional place of the United States, which they occupied in resolving Middle East issues, will be taken by Russia, China and Turkey.

      Rejoice at the paddling pools: if not for Russia and Turkey, France would have drowned in refugees! Like other EU countries.
      1. bouncyhunter 24 November 2019 16: 25 New
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        Sasha, categorically welcome! hi drinks
        Quote: SRC P-15
        if not for Russia and Turkey

        It sounds like praise to us. But in the West they know how to turn everything upside down. yes
        1. SRC P-15 24 November 2019 16: 29 New
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          Greetings, Pasha! hi drinks
          It’s good that they don’t praise openly, in which case we would have to think! yes
          1. bouncyhunter 24 November 2019 16: 39 New
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            Quote: SRC P-15
            It’s good that they don’t praise openly

            It also happens that open praise is done on purpose: in order to make you doubt your own actions. yes
      2. From Siberia we 24 November 2019 18: 29 New
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        oh rescuers ... well, France would close the borders and then what
        1. Lelek 24 November 2019 18: 50 New
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          Quote: From Siberia we
          oh rescuers ... well, France would close the borders and then what

          hi
          Already closed, but the “shutters” are broken and in the city of Paris for 4 residents there is 1 native of BV or Africa, and for 20 residents - 1 native of Ruin. Such are the things. what
          1. Ironcity 24 November 2019 20: 14 New
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            Why are you lying? Lying is not good!
            1. Lelek 25 November 2019 01: 07 New
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              Quote: Ironcity
              Lying is not good!


              Say it to your "curator." fool
      3. Leonid Anatolevich 25 November 2019 11: 58 New
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        China will turn the neck and Syria, and Turkey, and Russia
    4. Tersky 24 November 2019 16: 20 New
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      Quote: Honest Citizen
      So France rejoices or pours bitter tears?

      Judging by this:
      Florence Parley: Ultimately, Russia, China and Turkey will occupy the traditional place of the United States, which they occupied in resolving Middle Eastern issues.
      tears ... And on this:
      The French authorities had to decide on the emergency evacuation of special forces.
      joy..
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    6. voyaka uh 24 November 2019 17: 03 New
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      "they shot the French fleet in 1942, right on the roads." ////
      ----
      This is when this fleet went over to the side of Nazi Germany.
      But not in 42, but in the 40th
      1. Honest Citizen 24 November 2019 17: 04 New
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        Learn the materiel. Now I’ll dig material, and lay out. I hope the administration does not delete.
      2. Honest Citizen 24 November 2019 17: 23 New
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        Yes, sorry, really in 1940. But...
        “... Under the ceasefire, there was no direct German encroachment on the French navy,” Charles de Gaulle notes in his memoirs. The only obligation France took upon itself was no longer to fight against Germany.

        Operation "Catapult" was prepared by the British in an unprecedentedly short time and was carried out only 11 days after the surrender of France. The piquancy of the situation was that this time the British attacked their ally, not the enemy. An ugly scene was played out on the decks of French ships, standing in the English ports of Portsmouth, Plymouth and Devonport.
        The French sailors, of course, did not expect an attack from their comrades in arms. “The performance was unexpected and, by necessity, sudden,” Churchill writes later. All ships: 2 battleships, 4 cruisers, 8 destroyers, 12 submarines and about 200 minesweepers and submarine hunters - in the early morning of July 3, 1940, were captured by the British. The attack was so unexpected that only the crew of the Surkuf submarine managed to provide armed resistance to the British. French ship crews were forcibly landed and interned "not without bloody incidents." The ships captured in such a pirate way are included in the naval forces of Great Britain ...

        And there, below.
        But the main tragedy did not take place in the English ports, but in the parking lots of the French fleet Oran, Mersel-Kebir and Dakar. On the morning of the same July 3, a British squadron led by Admiral Sommerwell approached Oran. The French admiral Zhansul, commander of the French squadron, the British were offered the following ultimatum:
        • continue to fight against Germany and Italy as part of the British fleet;
        • transfer ships to English ports, with French crews returning to France, and the ships remained in the hands of the British until the end of the war;
        • transfer ships to the French West Indies or flood them within 6 hours.
        If Zhansul did not consider any of the options acceptable, then he could “disarm” right in the parking lots of his ships, but only “effectively”. This meant that the French, under the supervision of the British, had to spoil their ships themselves, and the British would determine the “quality” and degree of depth of this breaking. As the commander of the formation of the newest and most powerful ships of an independent French power located in your port, how would you respond to such proposals, even if yesterday’s "comrade in arms"?
        Admiral Zhansul rejected the British ultimatum. Churchill was informed of this, and at 18:25 (in anticipation of the expiration of the ultimatum) the commander of the English squadron received the final order of his prime minister: "The French ships must either accept our conditions, or sink themselves or be sunk by you before dark."
        However, the British Admiral Sommerwell opened fire to ensure surprise, without waiting for the expiration of the ultimatum! At 18:00 he was glad that he was already fighting. What happened was that the French sailors did not expect: the English ships really began to shoot! It was not a battle, not a naval battle. It was the shooting of the completely unprepared French. “... The ships in Oran were not able to fight. They anchored with no room for maneuver or dispersal. Our ships gave the English ships the opportunity to produce the first volleys, which, as you know, at sea are crucial at such a distance. French ships are not destroyed in a fair battle. "

        Quotations are given from the book of N. Starikov "Who made Hitler attack Stalin" The book is on the net, you can search for yourself.
        1. voyaka uh 24 November 2019 17: 26 New
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          Destroyed - and rightly so.
          Honor and praise!
          Otherwise, these French ships, along with German and Italian, would sink the English ships.
          It is considered the most effective ultimatum in modern history.
          1. Honest Citizen 24 November 2019 17: 30 New
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            We have different views on historical events. But betrayal, no matter how you call him, will always remain a betrayal. And if the memoirs of the same Charles de Gaulle are not taken into account by you, then yes, you can say anything you want.
            History does not tolerate the subjunctive mood. And your "would" remains your "would."
            For you don’t consider the option that the ships would go into the Soviet Union. But did the Normandy-Niemen fight on our side? Or is it a fake?
            1. voyaka uh 24 November 2019 17: 51 New
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              So the betrayal was made by the French sailors. Crossed to the side of the enemy.
              If they wanted to fight with Hitler, they would go to the military ports of England and fight with the Nazis. As did the Norwegian sailors led by the king of Norway.
              And the French shamefully surrendered, framed the English corps, which came to help them and are still unhappy with something.
              De Gaulle and Normandy in 1944 landed only two weeks later, when there were already a million American and English soldiers.
              And he wrote through false memoirs.
              1. Liam 24 November 2019 18: 11 New
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                Quote: voyaka uh
                So the betrayal was made by the French sailors. Crossed to the side of the enemy

                This is when they sided with the Germans?
                1. voyaka uh 24 November 2019 18: 17 New
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                  When France capitulated. And the government of Marshal Peten (Vichy government) declared himself an ally of Nazi Germany.
                  1. Liam 24 November 2019 18: 24 New
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                    When was the alliance agreement between Vichy and Germany signed?
                    1. voyaka uh 24 November 2019 18: 29 New
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                      England remained in 1940 alone against Germany-Italy and all those who joined.
                      The British did not have time for diplomatic sentiment. And they began to wet everyone who lay down under Hitler or was friends with him. And rightly so: Hitler did not dare to attack Britain.
                      I tried it from the air, broke off my teeth and went to look for other adventures in my ass.
                      1. Liam 24 November 2019 18: 35 New
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                        I do not blame England. They did everything right from their point of view. But about the French, one must be precise.
                        On November 27, 1942, the main forces of the French Navy (3 battleships, 7 cruisers, 15 destroyers, 12 submarines and 74 other ships) were flooded in Toulon with the sanction of the Vichy government, so that they would not go to the Axis countries or the anti-Hitler coalition.
                2. From Siberia we 24 November 2019 18: 32 New
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                  when didn’t go to English ports
                  1. Liam 24 November 2019 18: 38 New
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                    Why were they supposed to go there? France had its own legitimate government approved by parliament. The military obeyed the orders of the country's political leadership according to the oath and laws.
                    1. voyaka uh 24 November 2019 23: 39 New
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                      Many French pilots did not obey orders
                      about the surrender of France and flew to England or
                      British colonies in Africa. And they fought against the Nazis.
                      Like most of the defeated Polish army went to Romania,
                      from there to France. They fought for France in 1940 (better than themselves
                      French people). And when France fell, they were evacuated to England.
                      And then they returned to France as part of the English army in 1944.
                      Who wants to fight, he is fighting.
                    2. Avior 25 November 2019 01: 00 New
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                      France and England had an agreement not to conclude a separate armistice with Germany.
                      France violated it and entered into a truce with the Germans.
              2. Honest Citizen 24 November 2019 18: 27 New
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                framed the English case,

                Is that so?
                Yes, everything was just the opposite!
    7. mvg
      mvg 24 November 2019 18: 27 New
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      the Anglo-Saxons during WWII shot the French fleet in 1942,

      first thoughtfully read about it, then draw such garbage
    8. However, dear 25 November 2019 03: 21 New
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      The United States abandoned its allies - it’s in their blood, betrayal.


      I know that I will get a bunch of minuses and my rating will drop below the plinth, but during the 1st World War Russia abandoned its allies and made a separate peace with the Germans. It’s me who shouldn’t label the traitors to countries and peoples. It's getting harder ...
  2. Spartanez300 24 November 2019 16: 09 New
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    Let's see who is who.
  3. Saboteur Holuy 24 November 2019 16: 15 New
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    Cool they have armored cars that in the photo ...
  4. andrewkor 24 November 2019 16: 22 New
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    To drive deeper, deeper wedges into the Western world! Let them bark at each other! Russia has fewer worries, only to beat wedges periodically!
  5. knn54 24 November 2019 16: 28 New
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    The Yankees "left" the French from the Middle East.
  6. businessv 24 November 2019 16: 34 New
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    After that, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that the United States had lost interest in interacting with its European allies.
    For mattresses, only mattresses were always important! Therefore, one cannot expect anything else from them. hi
    1. From Siberia we 26 November 2019 15: 46 New
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      for any normal government, only its people are important
      1. businessv 26 November 2019 19: 37 New
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        Quote: From Siberia we
        for any normal government, only its people are important

        Controversial statement, colleague! What do you say about ours? smile
        1. From Siberia we 27 November 2019 14: 21 New
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          Does our people have our government?
          1. businessv 27 November 2019 21: 39 New
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            Quote: From Siberia we
            Does our people have our government?

            Justify please! If not ours, then in detail and in fact. About the attitude of the Russian government towards the Russian people is not worth it, I know everything.
  7. Dmitry Donskoy 24 November 2019 16: 41 New
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    Oh my God, are the French commandos so gentle that they cannot survive without supplies? request
    1. Oyo Sarkazmi 24 November 2019 17: 23 New
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      Without marmalade and souffle - no way!
  8. rocket757 24 November 2019 16: 45 New
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    Here, after all, the saying doesn’t fit, whoever didn’t have time left without slippers!
    After all, everything did not happen at once.
    So that the change of "guard", hehemon is tired!
  9. VVK
    VVK 24 November 2019 16: 48 New
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    How did this French special forces end up without American diapers? This is cruel on the part of Trump!
  10. Thrifty 24 November 2019 16: 52 New
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    The United States is just changing tactics. Without spraying forces and resources, as before, they block the rightful army’s oil and power from Syria in the same Syria, fight with the hands of the Kurds, illegally pump oil with their own hands, sell it to whom it is profitable. Now the fact that the Syrian army simply does not have the strength to drive the United States out of the oil-bearing regions of the country is important.
    1. cniza 24 November 2019 16: 55 New
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      Quote: Thrifty
      Now the fact that the Syrian army simply does not have the strength to drive the United States out of the oil-bearing regions of the country is important.


      Nothing, this time will come.
  11. cniza 24 November 2019 16: 54 New
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    Previously, Washington was criticized in France for withdrawing troops from military bases in northern Syria,


    And who called you there?
    1. Thrifty 24 November 2019 17: 00 New
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      Earlier they were called there by the Ishilovites and Turks, while together with the Kurds they stole Syrian oil! And then Russia began to bomb columns of fuel trucks with stolen oil, and the United States began to slowly wash their hands. ....
      1. Oquzyurd 24 November 2019 17: 25 New
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        "Before, they were called there .... and the Turks," Plz link that their Turks called. Write all sorts of rubbish and want to believe it? The Turks were always opposed with the US presence in Iraq and Syria. Even in 2003, they did not support the United States, did not allow them to use their bases in Turkey when they bombed Iraq.
  12. Babermetis 24 November 2019 17: 12 New
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    The Baidan plan for US foreign policy is already 8-9 years old. Only now does it reach them?
  13. Berkut24 24 November 2019 17: 41 New
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    I see that graters have begun on the question at whose expense the colonies will be robbed further. Everyone wants to rob for free and that someone else should bear the costs.
  14. Vladimir_2U 24 November 2019 17: 53 New
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    Everything leaves, leaves, can’t leave in any way ...
  15. Aliken 24 November 2019 22: 08 New
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    Sooner or later, one of the satellites would have to say this, “help” the United States to stay there forever.