Appeals against so-called « fascism » in France because of the election of Nicolas Sarkozy are demagogic and misleading. Sarkozy is not more « dangerous » than Ségolène Royal would have been. The SYSTEM is the « danger ». Royal supports the euro-militarist strategy of François Bayrou, and was willing to prevent Iran from developing CIVIL nuclear technology. Furthermore, the French « left » is not well known abroad. Even young French ignore what « their left » really is.
In Romania the middle class is working itself literally to death and parliament is busy impeaching the democratically elected president for charges that no one can figure out. It's a real Eastern European B movie playing out, but you should be paying attention because it could affect the stability of the European Union and an ally in Iraq.
"The United States would be inclined to allow the sale of advanced stealth F-22 fighter jets to the Israeli Air Force if the State of Israel's security was in jeopardy, former US Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen told The Jerusalem Post Thursday night."
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