What is even more painful is that the bloc cannot stray from its “new imperialism” and “neo-colonialism” tendencies which have increased since the 1870s.
France, interestingly, following the removal of longtime Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi, is one of them. As the country that organized the first air operation against Gaddafi, it now dares to undermine the values of the European Union that it founded. The self-indulgence in Libya that created human tragedy, high uncertainty and chaos, all in its own interest, shows its moral erosion. It is a great contradiction for France to support the putschist general Khalifa Haftar, as if he were not the chief architect of this whole human tragedy, a narcissistic terrorist who has committed crimes against humanity and a dictator.
It is a tragicomic situation that France accuses Turkey of having “stopped” this humanitarian tragedy in Libya and for its support for the government of national agreement, which the United Nations has declared as the legitimate power in the country, because it blocks fundamental human rights interests with its neo-colonialist goals and becomes angry at the defeat of Haftar.
Bloomberg published an article on June 27 stating that the only political leader who has made efforts for Libya is President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The play underlines that the mass graves discovered after the withdrawal of Haftar’s forces are an embarrassing situation for the current French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, who was also Minister of Defense under the governments Emmanuel Macron and François Hollande.
For me, France’s position on freedom, equality and fraternity is an embarrassing image of the country’s intellectuals and opinion leaders. Macron’s claim that the Turkish navy intervened with other French NATO warships only makes them more ridiculous.
Bloomberg’s article noted that the purpose behind Macron’s explosion was to cover France’s shortcomings. Of course, the country’s bitterness is not limited to Libya.
The balance of power in the Mediterranean, currently being reformulated by Turkey, has upset all of France’s plans.
Will France be able to prioritize its fundamental values, the fundamental values of its EU, within the framework of the spirit of 1789? It seems difficult to do business with such politicians.
Belt and Road et Libye
China’s recent stance has not aligned with its soft, careful and meticulous diplomacy for the past 10 years, as it aimed to become one of the centers of power in the 21st century with its Belt and Road initiative.
Another problem that creates tensions with the United States and some Western countries is Beijing, which is trying to eliminate accusations that the country is responsible for the global pandemic. The United States, under the pretext of both COVID-19 and the National Security Law, is considering imposing trade sanctions on China and Hong Kong and suspending the first phase of its trade deal with Beijing. China says it will reciprocate to the attitude of the United States.
While dealing with these multifaceted issues, China is also striving to develop enriched economic and political relations with the countries located in the southern, middle and northern corridors of the Belt and Road initiative.
Recent developments in India, Pakistan and Iran, essential countries on the southern route of the program, however indicate that things will not be easy.
In fact, the Kashmir issue, which has become a dead end between Pakistan and India, is already a serious problem, and the loss of soldiers on both sides after the recent conflict on the Indo-Chinese border is a forerunner of news tensions in their relationships.
The Indian government has banned 58 software of Chinese origin, including the short video application TikTok, UCWeb and WeChat from the e-commerce giant Alibaba. India, the second most populous country in the world, is an incredible market for Chinese companies selling mobile phones and mobile applications. For this reason, in addition to the considerable loss of revenue for Chinese companies, the balance seems to be extinguished for the future of the Belt and Road project.
Regarding Libya’s equation, France, whose resentment over its scuttled plans seems to have brought Macron to such a level that, despite its own support for the now-discovered war crimes, has entered the frenzy by accusing Turkey of committing crimes against humanity.
The death of Christophe de Margerie, managing director of the French energy company Total SA, in a plane crash at a Moscow airport remains a mystery.
Did the Libyan negotiations between France and Russia go back to this time? Isn’t it strange that the plane crash took place on October 21, 2014, three years after Gaddafi’s death on October 20, 2011?
The serial numbers of the missiles and weapons left by Haftar’s forces have turned out to be equipment sold by the United States to France. Tensions will intensify between Germany and France, who each want to establish a new relationship with China, Russia and the new “Atlanticist” politicians of the United States will probably not leave Macron globalist alone.