Mali is France’s Gaza
by Ron Agam
France is now going to war in Mali because it says “we cannot have a terrorist state at the door of Europe,” but when Israel launches a defensive operation to protect its citizens from missile attacks from terrorists in Gaza, all the French newspapers and television commentators scream about Israeli aggression.
The distance between Bamako and Paris: 6266km. The distance between Gaza and Israel: 1km.
This situation starkly exposes the hypocrisy of the Europeans in their attitudes toward Israel, which drives me insane.
In my many years of commenting on foreign affairs, I haven’t seen a clearer indication of incredibly malicious hypocrisy directed toward Israel than the recent statements justifying France’s intervention in the conflict in Mali.
We all know of the incredibly volatile situation in Gaza and its implication to the lives of millions of Israeli citizens. Now France admits that terrorism at the “door of Europe” is inadmissible.
Therefore the French government is sending its military to stop the Islamic uprising in Mali. Very serious threats from Islamic movements have been directed at France and presently the alert against terrorism in the country is at its maximum. France is preparing itself to combat possible terrorist attacks on its soil, and against French nationals in Europe and Africa.
Maybe Islamic antagonism is finally putting France in a place that will open its eyes to the conditions Israel faces on a daily basis.