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France and Saudi Arabia: the Union of "Outcast"

France and Saudi Arabia: the Union of "Outcast"

While the international community summed up the results of 2013 for the year, making additional efforts to reduce the risk of armed conflict in the Middle East (especially in Syria, as well as by settling the Iranian nuclear program), the head of the Elysee Palace decided to put a very peculiar point in its political activities in the past year.

He did not follow the path of completing the year with creative actions, in particular, by taking measures to improve the social conditions of life that the people of France have been waiting for from the very elections of this president - a socialist representative, i.e. by definition: a party close to the common people. And the attitude of the country's population towards this president is vividly demonstrated by a BFM-TV-RMC site poll conducted in late December in France, which showed that only 2013% trusts Hollande, while 2% responded with its complete distrust (hence Is it any wonder that with the “democratic principles” declared by Oland in his policy, the results of this poll were banned by the censors of the Elysian Palace).

Francois Hollande made a decision to end 2013 with a trip to Saudi Arabia, thereby consolidating the union of two “outcast” Washington (and not only!) States that clearly did not understand the reason and the meaning of the political accents that occurred at the end of 2013 and did not fit in new realities. The status of "outcast" was not helped by the Elysee Palace and Riyadh, the past active servile readiness to be the first to pave the way to Damascus with the bayonets and chemical provocations, as well as the massive support of the Syrian opposition militants, condoning Wahhabi ideas not only in Eastern countries, but also same france.

According to many political scientists, Hollande today has become the most faithful ally of Saudi Arabia in its attempts to strengthen the so-called "Sunni arc" and in the fight against Shiite Iran and Syria. And in this “activity” Lebanon and Hezbollah play a key role. Currently, both countries are united by a number of foreign policy goals. First of all, this is the tough stance of the two states on the Syrian issue and on the removal of Bashar al-Assad from power. Their views also coincide on the Iranian nuclear problem, in an effort to reduce the influence of Iran in the region. To a certain extent, the support of the Elysian Palace of Riyadh is also explained by the well-known generosity of the royal family of KSA who donated foreign politicians (especially through the head of the Saudi special services, Prince Bandar bin Sultan) with large monetary donations and diamonds for their assistance in distributing Saudi Wahhabism. This is what allows Riyadh to twist like a “tail of a dog” not only in Washington, but also in Paris.

So, 29 and 30 December Hollande, with a view to solving the tasks of the military-industrial national circles that brought him to power, makes an official visit to Saudi Arabia, accompanied by his four leading ministers and more than 30 entrepreneurs.

The main goal of this trip is to consolidate bilateral military-strategic cooperation, conclude contracts for additional armament of the Sunni forces of neighboring Lebanon, leading together with the Syrian opposition a bloody war against the government forces and official authorities of Syria, and develop a business partnership in the field of intelligence.

The result of the trip is the agreement of Saudi Arabia to allocate 3 billion dollars for the purchase of French weapons intended for the Lebanese army. It is noteworthy that this financial "help" is twice the total military budget of Lebanon, which, like Syria in the past, was a French colony. However, such military assistance to Beirut from Riyadh and the Elysée Palace, aimed primarily at fighting Lebanese Hezbollah, will not help to reduce regional tensions, and the authority of these “sponsors” within Lebanon and in the Middle East as a whole. And the point is not only that Hezbollah is on the side of the common enemy of Paris and Riyadh - President B. Assad. This deal will lead to even greater intensification of the interfaith struggle between the Sunnis and Shiites, to the additional militarization of the region with the French weapons on saudi money. With his generous “gift” of the Lebanese army, Riyadh hopes not only to actively use it against his main adversary, Hezbollah, but also to provide even greater influence on Lebanese society and the current government of this country, spreading the ideas of Wahhabism in Lebanon, which has not yet recovered from the 15-year civil war. After all, today in the Sunni regions of Lebanon - in the largest cities of this state: in Tripoli and Sayda - Islamist rhetoric is on the rise, and it is in these cities that Al-Qaida is gaining followers, the Lebanese daily Al-Akbar writes.

However, in addition to this deal, the leaders of France and Saudi Arabia discussed other areas of bilateral military cooperation, clearly designed not to manage peaceful affairs, but to actively prepare for a regional war. This is, above all, a contract for 4 billion euros for the modernization of the French land-to-air Crotale missiles with the participation of the French company Thales. Negotiations on this issue were blocked for a long time due to the lack of agreement on the part of the Saudi elite, but this visit to KSA was a new impetus for such cooperation, especially since the main competitors of the French industrialists in this matter - the United States - have recently cooled somewhat towards the Saudis

Another equally important point in the discussions was the cooperation of the intelligence services of the two countries and the exchange of “mutually interesting intelligence information”, the sale of Riyadh a French spy satellite of the same type that Astrium and Thales Alenia Space sold to the United Arab Emirates last summer. With its use, Saudi Arabia will be able to significantly improve the “effectiveness” of its intelligence services in the future and monitor the activities of enemy forces in the region. French shipbuilders and machine builders (DCNS, Thales and MBDA) received an order to strengthen the underwater fleet kingdoms, the modernization of the frigates of the Saudi Navy, which, along with the KSA petrodollars, would protect and promote Wahhabi values.

France also received a contract to equip the Kingdom’s National Guard, negotiations are underway on Paris’s participation in the Saudi 16 nuclear reactor project in the coming years, in equipping Saoudia with Airbus passenger liners.

As noted in Riyadh Hollande, the Saudi kingdom became “France’s leading partner in the Middle East” with a turnover of 8 billion euros in 2013, of which 3 billion are French exports. The results of the agreements reached during this visit may bring to the French military-industrial circles, according to separate estimates, about 250 billion euros over the next 7-10 years.

However, according to a number of foreign experts, significant deliveries of French weapons to Lebanon at the expense of the Saudi royal family are the direct intervention of Paris and Riyadh in the internal affairs of this state, despite the public declaration of Hollande and his foreign minister, Fabius, stability and security. " The actions of Saudi Arabia are aimed at further stirring up the fire of conflict in a region that has already embraced Iraq, Syria, and is now being transferred to Lebanon.

Meanwhile, Damascus believes that if regional and western states stop providing financial and military assistance to the armed opposition and terrorist groups operating in Syria and border states, then the violence in the region and, especially, in this country will cease, which will create conditions for successful international conference "Geneva-2", said the Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad.
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  1. andrei332809
    andrei332809 14 January 2014 18: 21
    Frogs to Sauds have become more frequent.
    1. sledgehammer102
      sledgehammer102 14 January 2014 19: 09
      Quote: andrei332809
      Frogs to Sauds have become more frequent.

      Many who were friends with France finished very poorly with the direct participation of the Republic itself. Gaddafi is the latest example.
      1. leks
        leks 14 January 2014 19: 15
        And the same bastard Sarkozy stuck a knife in the back of Gaddafi, and with the participation of France, the country was plunged into a civil war, although the Libyan leader paid him the election.
        1. RUSSIA 2013
          RUSSIA 2013 14 January 2014 23: 35
          Quote: leks
          And the same bastard Sarkozy stuck a knife in the back of Gaddafi, and with the participation of France, the country was plunged into a civil war, although the Libyan leader paid him the election.

          Once again the French policy proves that it is political PROSTITUTION, and you will not name the prostitutes of these two, the former and current leader of France.
      2. andrei332809
        andrei332809 14 January 2014 19: 38
        Quote: sledgehammer102
        Many who were friends with France ended very poorly

        Well, the sarkozy Gaddafi failed, so as not to give money. and olanushka will bring down princes after he engages? who will allow him that? the Yankees with the Jews will multiply it by zero request
        1. sledgehammer102
          sledgehammer102 14 January 2014 19: 46
          Quote: andrei332809
          Well, the sarkozy Gaddafi failed, so as not to give money. and olanushka will bring down princes after he engages? who will allow him that? the Yankees with the Jews will multiply it by zero

          Well ... it’s not yet known how the Arabs will behave after that scam to them on the table from the USA with Iran ...
      3. Humpty
        Humpty 14 January 2014 19: 52
        [quote = sledgehammer102]

        Your picture painfully reminded Kipling.
        "You and I are of the same blood, you and I."
    2. A.YARY
      A.YARY 14 January 2014 19: 13
      What an interesting alliance-Defenders of homosexuals and Wakhabis! Almost "Ice and Fire"
      union of two “rejected” Washington
      - "You're not my wife anymore, Petrovich!" laughing
      Will French special forces "work" against President Assad now?
      An interesting company will turn out. what angry
      1. ziqzaq
        ziqzaq 14 January 2014 20: 38
        Quote: A.YARY
        union of two “rejected” Washington

        Rather, the "union of the two omitted" .......
    3. Cherdak
      Cherdak 14 January 2014 21: 18
      Quote: andrei332809
      are shaving?

      Not at all. The next muck is being prepared, including in Russia. Scolotochny people, these paddling pools. Even the British begin to puke
      1. And Us Rat
        And Us Rat 15 January 2014 01: 04
        Quote: Cherdak
        ... The next muck is being prepared, including in Russia. Scumbling people, these paddling pools ....

        There is one nuance, this "bastard people" are the only ones who share with the Russian Federation modern military technologies in the field of optics, microelectronics, thermal imagers and lasers, and they also build helicopter carriers for the Russian army. So the hands in GDP are pretty tied in their regard request and this is a dilemma.
        1. Samaritan
          Samaritan 15 January 2014 01: 13
          come on without busting, these contracts are beneficial primarily to the French themselves, their shipyards have been bent lately, but in the crisis we rolled up !!! And the question is again about arms sales, that’s why they are arming Lebanon, it seems trite to Syria ?! What else is in the minds of the Saudis for the next five years?
          Now, after all, Russia also produces oil in Syria ?!
          1. aksakal
            aksakal 15 January 2014 08: 30
            Quote: Samaritan
            and lasers

            - and lasers? laughing laughing laughing Okay, about thermal imagers and other crap, but since when is the founder (along with the United States, although the United States is in question there, they say that the United States has "squeezed out" the separation of laser parity, Basov and Prokhorov are "pure" laser developers, no Upatnieks and other thieves of intellectual property THERE IS CLOSE! Remember?) the lasers themselves and laser-based technologies (for example, Denisyuk's holography) began to lag behind France in these technologies? You have fantasized something for yourself, dear, Russia does not have any total lag in technology, there are lags in some local (albeit very important) areas of microelectronics, and even more so not to the French with Russia, they know how to cook frogs, in this they have the superiority of technology, in all other respects - PR and strong exaggeration, which is spread thanks to you and similar posts.
            1. And Us Rat
              And Us Rat 16 January 2014 02: 12
              I will clarify. The splash pools with the Russian Federation are not shared by fundamental technologies, but by banal technologies of conveyor high-tech production (the OLED microdisplay plant for the defense industry is an example of this). A scientific laboratory, whether it is three times brilliant and collect at least three times "no analogs" prototypes, cannot give ANYTHING to the defense industry without receiving industrial facilities. It is not enough to invent - one must also be able to produce on a large scale, this is where today the weak link of many Russian technologies is. Therefore, they turn to abroad - they need to build new production chains and entire industrial sectors, relying on a foreign base - where there is still not enough of their own. (And often the problem is not in money, but in workers and engineering personnel and equipment, time to study the production cycle, logistics, etc., etc.) It is possible, of course, without paddling pools, but it will be longer and more expensive, why reinvent the wheel if you can to copy and start directly designing a moped? The Chinese, for example, understand this very well.
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    5. RUSSIA 2013
      RUSSIA 2013 14 January 2014 23: 31
      It’s just that this EuroGay, once again framed France with cancer, before the Barbaras (Saudis), for the sake of profit, and at the same time it is PR as an independent head of state, like I don’t listen to anyone, I make decisions myself, although we all know that without a team and across the ocean ZERO .
    6. AVV
      AVV 15 January 2014 01: 16
      Oland wants to offer the Saudis his own project to create same-sex marriage and to open the first wedding palace in Arabia, in the French style !!!
  2. homosum20
    homosum20 14 January 2014 18: 27
    Hollande, and apparently a dumb clerk, and actions are appropriate.
  3. VirtusEtHonor
    VirtusEtHonor 14 January 2014 18: 31
    I heard here the other day how Olanda is being ignored by more or less important world leaders (they don’t shake hands) and the report of the former bodyguard of the Saudi elite. Shorter everywhere gay people who are not advised to shake hands and generally undead burn fire! Amen.
  4. alone
    alone 14 January 2014 18: 48

    Seeing the photo and reading the article I remembered only that))))
  5. da113
    da113 14 January 2014 18: 50
    Saudi Arabia presented itself as the right Muslim country ... But having concluded a friendly agreement with the blue Francois Hollande, it becomes clear that they do not care about their beliefs and concepts, for the sake of money and the opportunity to manipulate the world. The conclusion suggests itself, but did not the Saudis sell the soul to Shaitan! ??
    1. Arhj
      Arhj 14 January 2014 19: 55
      I also thought about it. Everyone tried to imagine the process of legalizing same-sex marriage in Saudi Arabia smile
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    3. Samaritan
      Samaritan 15 January 2014 00: 40
      ... The right Muslim country ... When the blood of Syrian Christians wash their hands ?!
      They were not and never will be, money corrected all concepts and religion, the third generation of jackals is growing !!!
  6. SRC P-15
    SRC P-15 14 January 2014 18: 51
    There was a time, the former President of France Sarkozy, also often visited the local M. Gaddafi in Libya. And how did it end for the Libyan "dictator"? Riyadh needs to take this into account, although for us, the disappearance of Saudi Arabia would be very helpful. negative
  7. Christian
    Christian 14 January 2014 19: 15
    Outcasts must be destroyed.
  8. Rurikovich
    Rurikovich 14 January 2014 19: 34
    Yeah ...
    They converged. Wave and stone
    Poetry and prose, ice and flame ...
    Something new - state officials in alliance with ardent Muslims. Either the homosexuals will fall under the rockfall of the faithful, or as a result of the acquisition of new territories for "tolerant pressure" under the hijabs of the faithful, there will be no other clothes of new thinking. And hijabs will be of all colors of the rainbow ...
    Frogs have always been distinguished among Europeans by unpredictable "maneuvers" ... wassat
  9. sanitarlesa
    sanitarlesa 14 January 2014 19: 34
    rode like that with the French .. so they past rotten sarkozy .. type got a little guy .. and here the blue social shit .. who did not fulfill any promises. but on the contrary only aggravated. as they say the fish rots from the head .. paddlers hold on I don’t feel it will be
  10. Black
    Black 14 January 2014 19: 34
    Oh, I have these scooters !!!! Under your feet they spin and spin !!!
  11. Ivan Tarasov
    Ivan Tarasov 14 January 2014 19: 39
    Russia's response will be the unfreezing of military-technical cooperation with Iran.
    And this is the right decision.
  12. Arhj
    Arhj 14 January 2014 19: 52
    France "gets involved" in the conduct of hostilities every time the president has any problems. The population is busy, the scandal is forgotten. Oland is in trouble once again. We are waiting for the foreign legion to prove itself this time.
  13. Nitarius
    Nitarius 14 January 2014 20: 02
    1. igordok
      igordok 14 January 2014 22: 46
      Quote: Nitarius

      Oil rigs are not all American yet - IMPROVEMENT.
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    3. alexng
      alexng 15 January 2014 00: 52
      Well, if USAkali brings its own democracy to Saudi Arabia, then nothing will change for us. There will be the same eggs, only a side view. Although the Yanyks themselves now have the ground burning under their feet. "Let's see!" hi
  14. mountain
    mountain 14 January 2014 20: 04
    When the Saudis receive for their tricks, it is possible to throw to the paddlers. And that would not be bored.
  15. Kite
    Kite 14 January 2014 20: 07
    I am surprised: there is something about Hollande in every news collection! Is it being heavily promoted? The rating is below the plinth, so it is necessary to show the French that he is a "hero-lover", and not a fagot with a worn-out point, so that the French would recognize them as theirs, and showed solidarity as to Sarkozy.
  16. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 14 January 2014 20: 34
    France will clearly play out .. Livia was thrown for money and bombed together with the USA .. (and the Arabs are cunning and vindictive)
    Francois Hollande decided to end 2013 with a trip to Saudi Arabia, thereby consolidating the alliance of two “rejected” by Washington (and not only!) States that clearly did not understand the reason and meaning of the political changes that occurred at the end of 2013
    And Israel is even trickier than all of them ... I think in 2014. there will be a very comical situation .. politically .. bully
  17. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 14 January 2014 21: 08
    Homosexuals and Wahhabis - this is an alliance! Uncle SAM and the guys with the pace will be clearly angry.
  18. Mikelanjelo
    Mikelanjelo 14 January 2014 21: 15
    And how it all began ...

    And how it ends

    "only 2% trust Hollande, while 98% responded with complete distrust"
  19. Andrey44
    Andrey44 14 January 2014 21: 18
    Ugh ** I, if our representative at the UN said so (which I doubt), but if so, then honor and praise to the DIPLOMAT.
    So the hunt declares to the whole world that we can give it in the teeth (to the British, Americans, minions and others like them).
    It is not necessary to declare - it is necessary to prepare, and then we'll see ...
  20. Sterlya
    Sterlya 14 January 2014 21: 27
    The Saudis are clearly apparent. set out to acquire nuclear weapons. and not in small quantities. nuclear reactors this is the beginning
  21. Stinger
    Stinger 14 January 2014 22: 56
    Will the girls be delivered to the Saudis? Or just cartridges.
  22. Sergey S.
    Sergey S. 15 January 2014 01: 08
    Political news news more and more resembles messages from a madhouse.
    Aland is a socialist. Not a monarchist, not a conservative right, but almost a left ...
    Collaborates with the primitive monarchy.
    This is the price of opportunism.
    About this, or rather, about this, V.I. Lenin more than 100 years ago in the book The Collapse of the Second International.
    A little bit leftist (socialists), ready to make concessions (for the sake of a ghostly peaceful solution to problems) actually provoke a war.
    It all starts somewhere far away (not in France), but ends at their home.
    France has twice so stuck in the First and Second World War.
    Every time in Paris they thought that Serbia, Russia, Czechoslovakia, Poland were somewhere far away. And let the ginoviz of bottles, steam from boilers go far there ...
    How stupid they are ...
  23. Semenov
    Semenov 15 January 2014 06: 30
    France wants to become a hegemon in the Gulf on Saudi bayonets. Israel and the United States will be very unhappy with such a military rapprochement. It is still unclear why the United States did not strike in Arabia after the attacks of September 11, because suicide bombers from Saudi Arabia and Qatar were at the helm. The investigation can continue, in the Gulf - US life - oil.
  24. Sergey Sitnikov
    Sergey Sitnikov 15 January 2014 06: 56
    Quote: Semenov
    France wants to become a hegemon in the Gulf on Saudi bayonets. Israel and the United States will be very unhappy with such a military rapprochement. It is still unclear why the United States did not strike in Arabia after the attacks of September 11, because suicide bombers from Saudi Arabia and Qatar were at the helm. The investigation can continue, in the Gulf - US life - oil.

    Maybe the Saudis were at the helm, but it was the United States that was profitable to bury the servers and financial statements of the world's largest office center under the ruins - the crisis could even start back in the 2003-4 years, so maybe the Sunnis drove the airplanes, but who was coughing up or who the organizer has yet to delve into ...
  25. NKR
    NKR 15 January 2014 23: 50
    The idol of fagots and Wahhabi this is a tandem and even a Jew with them. Call an ambulance. My roof is going.