France Responds To US BNP Fine, Will Train Hundreds Of Russian Seamen To Operate French-Made Warship

France Responds To US BNP Fine, Will Train Hundreds Of Russian Seamen To Operate French-Made Warship (ZeroHedge, May 4, 2014):

France has suddenly found itself battling two populist fronts: on one hand it had to continue its foreign policy track of siding with NATO and the US when it comes to Russian developments; on the other it had to responds to howls of protest from the population bashing the US for having the temerity to punish its flagship bank (recall “France Furious At US $10 Billion BNP “Masterful Slap”, “Racketeering” Fine“). Today, it was revealed that in weighing the two evils, it picked what it thought was the lesser one, and as the WSJ reports “a group of 400 Russian sailors are scheduled to arrive on June 22 in the French Atlantic port of Saint-Nazaire to undergo months of instruction before some of them pilot the first of two Mistral-class carriers back to Russia in the fall, said one of these people.”

 

1 thought on “France Responds To US BNP Fine, Will Train Hundreds Of Russian Seamen To Operate French-Made Warship

  1. Despite the fact that US hegemony is now unacceptable, the French have ALWAYS been for the French first and last.

    Whenever there has been an agreement, the French are expected to twist it to suit themselves.

    Wish we were like that.

    Good luck to them.

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