The Passionate Attachment

America's entanglement with Israel

Israel-firster advised French intervention in Libya

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It appears that a Frenchman with a “passionate attachment” to Israel had a decisive influence on Sarkozy’s eagerness for intervention in Libya. As Diana Johnstone points out:

On March 4, the French literary dandy Bernard-Henri Lévy held a private meeting in Benghazi with Moustapha Abdeljalil, a former justice minister who has turned coats to become leader of the rebel “National Transition Council”. That very evening, BHL called Sarkozy on his cellphone and got his agreement to receive the NTC leaders. The meeting took place on March 10 in the Elysée palace in Paris. As reported in Le Figaro by veteran international reporter Renaud Girard, Sarkozy thereupon announced to the delighted Libyans the plan that he had concocted with BHL: recognition of the NTC as sole legitimate representative of Libya, the naming of a French ambassador to Benghazi, precision strikes on Libyan military airports, with the blessings of the Arab League (which he had already obtained). The French foreign minister, Alain Juppé, was startled to learn of this dramatic turn in French diplomacy after the media.

Bernard-Henri Lévy is, as Lawrence Davidson has shown, the French equivalent of Alan Dershowitz.

Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

March 25, 2011 at 3:03 am

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  1. What we see here, is just another war for Israel. The rational behind this is simple – and the same as was behind the war against Iraq: while the world is occupied with this new American war of aggression against a muslim country, Israel can build and occupy more land without being disturbed.


    March 25, 2011 at 3:43 am

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