The nasty French government has been at the throat of President Trump for the past three years. For some time now the French have been pulling away in their support of America. They oppose a lot of what the president says and is trying to do on the international level. But now they are crying for help and would love for the United States to keep their presence in Africa.
For some reason, the French ruler sees that it is just fine to blast and mouth off to President Trump and then turn around and plea for help. This is just the kind of thing that will bring humility to prideful nations such as France. The Defense Minister of France, Florence Parly, made the formal request to Mark Esper over the weekend.
To butter up the request Parly mentioned that the alliance between France and America is “as solid as ever.” Hoping to remind Esper of the treaty between the nations. The United States has been focusing on areas of Asia that have erupted in recent days. France is scared that unstable Africa is going to erupt and cause them harm. They are crying for their protector to come and save them. But one has to wonder at their loyalty when they have no respect for President Trump when things are going well for them.
Parly mentioned that the presence of the United States is highly important for the security of France the fight against Terror. Parly just admitted that tiny France is not equipped to fight terror on its own. They do need the United States to help them root out the nasty terrorists in their borders.
President Trump has had to urge France to step up to the plate and do their part in support of NATO and other joint operations. President Trump stated that “Emmanuel Macron suggests building its own army to protect Europe against the U.S., China, and Russia. But it was Germany in World Wars One & Two — How did that work out for France? They were starting to learn German in Paris before the U.S. came along. Pay for NATO or not!”
The arrogant French president thought that France would build up its army and start to protect the continent of Europe from the presence of America, China, and Russia. President Trump was right to point out they could not even handle the Germans in two different wars. Their track record of protecting Europe is defeated. Their claim to be able to protect others is false and disturbing.
Mark Esper has noted that the efforts of the United States and others are not complete in Africa. There is still work that needs to be done. He has noted that there is the reason at this time for the mighty and benevolent United States to pull out before the job is complete. Esper has stated that “In due course, we will make them. I’ve been consulting now with Minister Parly for many months, and we will continue to do so as we make decisions and as we consult, going forward.” He has also at least complimented France on their efforts. But he has also reminded France that they also need to do more in the war on terror. They need to step up and support their allies with material and troops rather than just talking about it.
France still is important to the effort to root out terror and put a stop to killings that terrorists like to do. Esper noted that France has asked other nations of Europe to help, but they still have a lot more to do themselves. The United States is not its parent country. France needs to realize that. Esper has alluded to the fact that when the time to pull outcomes the United States will leave. And France will be left to fend for themselves.
President Trump is wise with his dealings with other nations. He has called out the corrupted leaders of many nations and challenged the lazy within France. His efforts to bring nations together have been successful both in North America and in Europe.