A United Front?
On Russian Warships Deal, No Solidarity from France
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  • johngbarker

    Gee, I thought Putin had been outwitted and marginalized.

    • Corlyss

      Maybe you’re taking the wrong information from your subscription to the Daily Worker . . . 😉

  • Pete

    Sure, that’s right. Have Uncle Sap buy some marginal French ‘warships’ that the U.S. Navy does not need.

    It’s win-win for everyone ….. except the U.S. taxpayer.

    And then we can all go back to pretending that France is an ally and all the foreign affair elites in the U.S. can relax. .

    • Jrggrop

      To be fair, the Mistrals are first rate ships.

      • Pete

        No ship is a stand along entity. Each — from the largest to the smallest — is part of an overall weapon system which is often times called the fleet.

      • f1b0nacc1

        Though given some of the rather severe ‘deficiencies’ uncovered when the ships are actually used (note: these are production, NOT design problems), I am not all that uncomfortable with the French selling them to the Russians, and letting them discover what surprises lie in store for them….

  • Corlyss

    The inability of the Europeans to decide on a common EU foreign policy is just one of the gazillion reasons why the European project is doomed to fail. Go UKIP!

  • Andrew Allison

    This illustrates the fundamental flaw in the EU vision, namely that nations will always put their interests against those of treaty partners, which, let it not be forgotten, we did to Ukraine.

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