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Sarkozy : All Diplomats Are Cowards..  
User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 24
Posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1495 times:

Latest of a long series of "faux pas" by Niclas Sarkozy - in a recent book he revealed his opinion about diplomats -all useless cowards..
"..one should get rid of the "Quai d'Orsay" (where the French diplomacy has it's minitry..)
I French ,the extrais of the book :"
Sarkozy aurait lâché: "il devient très important de se débarrasser du Quai d'Orsay" et "J'ai un mépris pour tous ces types, ce sont des lâches. Quand on est lâche, on ne réfléchit pas".
Meaning one should get rid of those diplomats-all cowards-if one is coward one doesn't consider things.."
Well it sems he has to start considering his statements,which will bring him ton's of trouble..


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User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1491 times:

Just out of interest... what book ?

cheers,

707


User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1477 times:

""L'aube le soir ou la nuit",


http://www.edicom.ch/fr/news/international/1188_4215472.html



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User currently offlineToast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1478 times:

Quoting Beaucaire (Thread starter):
'ai un mépris pour tous ces types, ce sont des lâches

Wow... where did he say that?

I'm surprised he would stoop so low... a bit  drunk  , perhaps?

Toaster  Smile


User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8964 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1470 times:

Does he explain why he thinks that way?

Just curious. . .



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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17493 posts, RR: 45
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1471 times:

Quoting Beaucaire (Thread starter):
"..one should get rid of the "Quai d'Orsay"

I'm glad we're finally on the same page.

Signed,

America Silly



E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineToast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1465 times:

Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 2):
""L'aube le soir ou la nuit",

It would seem this remark was made in private...

Toaster  Smile


User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1453 times:

It seems he has somehow lost touch with reality already..
During his last vacation in the States he was invited with his wife Cecilia for a BBQ with GWB and his wife..
He attended,but his wife Cécilia cancelled the invitation"..due to a sickness.." -but was seen doing shopping in the village where they rented a holiday home.
If he continues like that,he will lose all the good-will the French people put into his election.



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1453 times:

Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 2):
""L'aube le soir ou la nuit",


http://www.edicom.ch/fr/news/interna....html

I heard of that book. There was a report on Focus Online regarding the writer who followed the President during his entire electoral campaign to write this book.


User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1450 times:

Once you are president of a country like France, there are no such things as "private statements" for the media...
Specially not when it comes to "Quai d' Orsay"...

http://edition.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/08/24/sarkozy.book.reut/

Some other "bon-mots" - .."the previous French Ambassador to Russia is a fully blown idiot..."

[Edited 2007-08-29 22:52:16]


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User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1434 times:

Quoting Beaucaire (Thread starter):
Latest of a long series of "faux pas" by Niclas Sarkozy

In all fairness, you would not be calling this a faux pas if he had made a derogatory comment about Bush, or some other matter that you would agree with him on.

Just pointing out that whether he made a faux pas or not depends on a person's individual opinion.


User currently offlineToast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1420 times:

Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 9):
"the previous French Ambassador to Russia is a fully blown idiot..."

Well, what if he is?  Wink

This is some pretty strong stuff, but I still find Sarkozy less embarrassing a speaker than some other heavyweight world leaders...  ziplip   Wink

It's still too early for me to deprive him of the benefit of doubt...

Toaster  Smile


User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1412 times:

calling all diplomats cowards does not reflect the balanced considerations a president should have toward the people who represent France abroad...


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User currently offlineTugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5589 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1398 times:

Quoting Toast (Reply 6):
Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 2):
""L'aube le soir ou la nuit",

It would seem this remark was made in private...

OK...as an ignorant American mono-linguist... what exactly does that mean?

Thanks,

Tug



I don’t know that I am unafraid to be myself, but it is hard to be somebody else. -W. Shatner
User currently offlineToast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1395 times:

Quoting Tugger (Reply 13):
what exactly does that mean?

That's the title of the quoted book... "Dawn, Evening, or Night"... Don't ask...  Confused

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User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1318 times:

Let's put it this way -he's most likely the most over-estimated president of France ,running a Freudian trauma because his wife left him for some French-Moroccan Business man for some months (she disappeared in New York with Richard Attias..)



Nobody in France really understand the role of his wife - who all of a sudden negotiates the liberation of the Bulgarian Nurses in Libya -without any intervention of the French foreign Minister who was not even asked to intervene..
I'm afraid behind his cover and mask of tough decider he is a hopeless frustrated husband who tries to re-gain the control and estimate of his wife.Since she runs the couple,he will always remain the follower ,trying to impress her by his "tough actions".
So France is basically at the mercy of a president who tries to compensate "..une histoire de cul.."
Sorry for the psychological profile-but that's how I perceive the guy...

[Edited 2007-08-30 14:03:32]


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User currently offlineToast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 15):
Nobody in France really understand the role of his wife - who all of a sudden negotiates the liberation of the Bulgarian Nurses in Libya

Yeah, that was weird. Still glad the job finally got done  thumbsup  and if the nurses' liberation was indeed pulled of by the Sarkozys, then  thumbsup   thumbsup .

I actually saw Qaḏḏāfī in Brussels in 2004, surrounded by obsequious European officials talking oil contracts and posing for pictures.  yuck 

Sarko sure gives the impression that he's trying to compensate for something. But what was the alternative? A frustrated Ségolène? (Can't exactly blame her, the mental image of Royal + Hollande + sex =  vomit  )

Toaster  Smile


User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

Quoting Toast (Reply 16):
(Can't exactly blame her, the mental image of Royal + Hollande + sex = )

I think the Socialist party lost millions of votes because of Francois Hollande,a self-sufficient ,bureaucratic ,egocentric Dinosaur who still lives in the dark ages of Trotsky/Mitterand/Jaures...
Ségolène Royal is far to intelligent for this qualified a-hole and did right when she decided to quit him- although I never understood how a bright,clever and rather intelligent young political member of the Socialist Party would ever fall under the "charme" of Francois Hollande..
She must have taken drugs....



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User currently offlineToast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1284 times:

Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 17):
I think the Socialist party lost millions of votes because of Francois Hollande

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Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 17):
I never understood how a bright,clever and rather intelligent

...and frankly, quite hot  Smile ....

Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 17):
young political member of the Socialist Party would ever fall under the "charme" of Francois Hollande

Power is a great aphrodisiac, apparently....

Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 17):
She must have taken drugs

Who didn't in the 70s?  Big grin

Toaster  Smile


User currently offlineFrequentflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 736 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 12):
calling all diplomats cowards does not reflect the balanced considerations a president should have toward the people who represent France abroad...

... unless you want to change things. I have my own opinion of the diplomatic corps of France, and it may well be even worse than Sarkozy's.

Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 15):
So France is basically at the mercy of a president who tries to compensate "..une histoire de cul.."
Sorry for the psychological profile-but that's how I perceive the guy...

... don't you think you are a bit oversimplistic here? You may not like the guy, but leave his private life alone. You may want to use reasonable and polite terms in forums as well. Wink

In France, people who want to change things are often publicly lashed at. It does not mean however that

- things do not need to be changed
- said people are not earnestly trying to make things better  Smile



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User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

Quoting Beaucaire (Thread starter):
where the French diplomacy has it's minitry

-
just a detail : the French Foreign Ministry has moved to more spacy locations. It however still is known as "Quai d'Orsay". At the old place, there now is a museum.
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Quoting Beaucaire (Thread starter):
he has to start considering his statements,which will bring him ton's of trouble..

they of course bring him trouble, but also tons of popularity, as this ENA-educated class of diplomats are not exactly popular among the people on the street
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User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1264 times:

Quoting Beaucaire (Thread starter):
Latest of a long series of "faux pas"

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and here the result of these "faux-pas" :
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Popularité :
Au classement des cinquante personnalités préférées des Français, Nicolas Sarkozy arrive en tête des personnalités politiques : le chef de l’État occupe ainsi la 25e place, alors qu’il n’était que 42e en décembre dernier. À l’inverse, Ségolène Royal, 23e il y a huit mois, est désormais rétrogradée à la 44e position. Bernard Kouchner passe quant à lui de la 40e à la 34e place, Simone Veil de la 25e à la 40e, alors que Rachida Dati fait son entrée dans ce classement, en 49e position.
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Among 50 persons preferred by the French Nicolas Sarkozy arrived on the top of the political personalities, the Head of State takes the 25th place, while he only was on the 42nd place in last December. While Ségolène Royal has fallen back from the 23rd to the 44th position. Bernard Kouchner has advanced to the the 34th place, Simone Veil to the 40th one, and Rachda Dati arrived on the 49th position.
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source: www.professionpolitique.info/article23660.html
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[Edited 2007-08-30 15:45:07]

User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1242 times:

Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 17):
who still lives in the dark ages of Trotsky/Mitterand/Jaures...

Hmmm ... Trotsky ? I don't think so.  Smile

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 5):
Quoting Beaucaire (Thread starter):
"..one should get rid of the "Quai d'Orsay"

I'm glad we're finally on the same page.

Signed,

America

Do you mean :

Signed,

The neocons of the United States of America, who insulted France like never, before they were caught with their pants down with their lies and incompetence about 9/11 attacks and Iraq ?????

Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 7):
It seems he has somehow lost touch with reality already..

Well, I'm absolutely not surprised.
The French will slowly understand who this guy really is. Very dynamic, that's true, but rude and basic.


User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 24
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1240 times:

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 21):
and Rachda Dati arrived on the 49th position

Rachide Dati will become the future Condoleezza Rice of France....
She will soon reach her level of incompetence and is already today hated by many of her compatriots,who accuse her of over-reacting to certain legal legislative measures.
While it seemed clever to put a female minister from Maghrebinian origins in a visible and important position,Sarkozy clearly played the "populist" fiber of the public opinion.This government will soon increase VAT by a large amount in order to finance electoral promises.
Just to make things clear-I'm not a supporter of the socialist party of any country-on the very contrary- but I'm afraid the French have gotten themselves into deep trouble (.and I have to pay with my taxes for those troubles..)...
One of the biggest black-holes in the French budget- social security - is literally impossible to tackle due to the strong influence of the pharmaceutical lobby into the French Senate.
Nobody dares to get down to business and cut substantially the abuse of millions of "sick" French consumers,whoeave the pharmacies of this country sometimes packed with full bags of useless medical prescriptions,that do more harm to them than what they are supposed to do..
But that's another thread ...



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User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1220 times:

Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 23):
Dati

well, she is a good-looking person
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25 MaverickM11 : Nope...France's standard inaction just happened to work out for them for once. Is Sarkozy not the best hope in decades to even begin to deal with the
26 MD11Engineer : Actually not. The negotiations were mostly made by the German foreign department under minister Steinmeier (Chancellor Merkel has during this period
27 Post contains images ME AVN FAN : This of course is correct, BUT the weaponry for the Libyan armed forces will come from France. And Sarkozy secured also some other tremendous contrac
28 Post contains images MadameConcorde : Which is better? Sarkozy or Prince Albert of Monaco? In my opinion, neither of them are. The only difference being that Prince Albert did not have to
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