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France and the Benelux countries folded before Nazi Germany in 6 weeks and the Germans were parading in Paris. Yet, NUPES leader Mélenchon-LFI and others want to exit NATO, even after Putin has invaded Ukraine. 🙄

German Troops Parade during invasion of Paris France, June 1940, Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-126-0350-26A, photo by Fremke, Heinz, CC-BY-SA 3.0

When Putin was already threatening Ukraine, LFI-Melechon suggested that France should leave NATO. And, they still want to leave NATO.
Alors que Poutine était déjà en train de menacer l‘Ukraine, Mélechon-LFI ont proposé de sortir de l’Otan. Et, Mélechon-LFI veulent toujours sortir de l’Otan.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s LFI apparently still intends to push for an exit from NATO. The new position that he seems to have adopted is that he doesn’t plan to force a Marxist-Leninist “united front” coup within the NUPES coalition on the topic of NATO. Rather, he will send it to a parliamentary vote, where anti-NATO parties, including Le Pen’s RN (previously FN), could vote to remove France from NATO joint command, and then from NATO. While it’s unclear if this would be legally binding, it would certainly put pressure on French President Macron.

France folded before Nazi Germany in 6 weeks during WWII. The Battle of France (and Benelux countries) lasted from 10 May – 25 June 1940. Ukraine’s held out over twice as long against Russia. France was eventually liberated mostly by Africans, Americans, and the British. If France decides to leave NATO, there will be far less willingness to help it than to help Ukraine. France had better know before they go. If anyone outside of NATO gets help, it will be the Republic of Ireland.

Amazing short video footage of the Nazi invasion, burning houses, etc.

World War II — Blitzkrieg! German Invasion of Francehttps://youtu.be/vowNypmrpBw
Tirailleurs Senegalais in World War I France
Tirailleurs Senegalais in World War I France
The Tirailleurs Senegalais were West African Colonial Army troops who fought for the French during World War I, World War II, and in numerous conquest, police, and colonial counterinsurgency operations. Despite the name, the Tirailleurs Senegalais were composed of soldiers recruited and conscripted from throughout French West Africa.” See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/gah/tirailleurs-senegalais
World War II Soldier
During the 50th anniversary of World War II, as we honor those Americans who undauntedly and courageously contributed to the defense of our nation, often overlooked in our remembrances are the valiant efforts of African Americans. Throughout the war years they repeatedly had to battle adversaries on two fronts: the enemy overseas and racism at home.http://www.archives.gov/research/african-americans/ww2-pictures/

N° 4767 _____
ASSEMBLÉE NATIONALE
CONSTITUTION DU 4 OCTOBRE 1958
QUINZIÈME LÉGISLATURE
Enregistré à la Présidence de l’Assemblée nationale le 6 décembre 2021.
PROPOSITION DE RÉSOLUTION
invitant le Gouvernement à retirer la France de l’Organisation du Traité de l’Atlantique
” Nord, https://www.assemblee-nationale.fr/dyn/15/textes/l15b4767_proposition-resolution.pdf
No. 4767 _____
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
CONSTITUTION OF OCTOBER 4, 1958
FIFTEENTH LEGISLATURE
Registered at the Presidency of the National Assembly on December 6, 2021.
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
calling on the Government to withdraw France from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Mélenchon’s really frighteningly sly. Le Figaro reported that he backtracked on the decision to leave NATO, during the NUPES presentation, but that interpretation is misleading, as made clear upon reading an RFI article. On the same day, Radio France International (RFI) reported that since the parties differ on various measures, that each theme will be sent before the French parliament. In short, it appears that if the candidate is PS, then they will support NATO, and if it is the LFI, they will not.

Sortie de l’OTAN: Jean-Luc Mélenchon adopte une nouvelle posture lors de la présentation du programme de la Nupes: Jean-Luc Mélenchon revient sur sa décision de sortir de l’OTAN lors du programme commun de La France insoumise, des écologistes, des socialistes et des communistes alliés (Nupes). «Le point de vue qui est le mien n’est pas partagé aujourd’hui. Je m’en voudrai de faire un coup de force pour sortir de l’OTAN», a-t il estimé jeudi 19 mai.” Mis à jour le 20 mai 2022, publié le 19 mai 2022 https://video.lefigaro.fr/figaro/video/legislatives-luc-melenchon-ne-veut-plus-sortir-de-lotan/

NUPES Foreign Policy differences: Mélenchon’s LFI (La France insoumise) will propose the immediate withdrawal of France from NATO’s integrated command and then, in stages, from the organization itself; the Communists, also in NUPES, want NATO to be dissolved. On the other hand, the PS (Socialist Party) is in favor of staying in NATO. In addition, socialists and ecologists want “the strengthening of military cooperation at European Union level” and “the creation of a European operational military command”. As for Ukraine, in the joint program the parties agree on the defense of the sovereignty and freedom of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people “as well as the integrity of its borders, in an international context of tensions and war on the European continent and in the face of the war crimes committed by Vladimir Putin”. On this point, EELV and the PS would like to make it clear that they “will support the intensification of arms deliveries to Ukraine and the establishment of a total and immediate embargo on Russian imports of oil, coal, nuclear fuel and gas”. See: “Nupes: what are the measures on which LFI, PCF, PS and EELV have not agreed?” By Noémie Lair, Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 8:36 p.m. https://web.archive.org/web/20220609224403/https://www.radiofrance.fr/franceinter/nupes-quelles-sont-les-mesures-sur-lesquelles-lfi-pcf-ps-et-eelv-ne-se-sont-pas-accordes-6389040

Mais le programme comporte 33 mesures “en nuances”, soit “5% du total”, a précisé le chef de file LFI, Jean-Luc Mélenchon. Il s’agit des mesures qui n’ont pas fait l’objet d’un consensus entre les différents partis de cette union à gauche. Pour chaque thème, le programme de la Nupes précise donc les “points qui seront mis à la sagesse de l’Assemblée”, c’est-à-dire les mesures de désaccord qui seront arbitrées “par le parlement “, a indiqué Jean-Luc Mélenchon…
Politique étrangère
Otan. LFI proposera le retrait immédiat de la France du commandement intégré de l’Otan puis, par étapes, de l’organisation elle-même. Les communistes souhaitent aller jusqu’à sa dissolution. À l’opposé, le PS est favorable au maintien dans l’Otan. Par ailleurs, socialistes et écologistes veulent “le renforcement de la coopération militaire au niveau de l’Union européenne” et “la création d’un commandement militaire opérationnel européen”.
Ukraine. Dans le programme commun, les partis s’accord sur la défense de la souveraineté et de la liberté de l’Ukraine et du peuple ukrainien “ainsi que l’intégrité de ses frontières, dans un contexte international de tensions et de guerre sur le continent européen et face aux crimes de guerre décidés par Vladimir Poutine”. Sur ce point, EELV et le PS tiennent à préciser qu’ils “soutiendront l’intensification des livraisons d’armes à l’Ukraine et la mise en place d’un embargo total et immédiat sur les importations russes de pétrole, de charbon, de combustible nucléaire et de gaz
“. Voir: “Nupes : quelles sont les mesures sur lesquelles LFI, PCF, PS et EELV ne se sont pas accordés ?” Par Noémie Lair, le jeudi 19 mai 2022 à 20h36 https://web.archive.org/web/20220609224403/https://www.radiofrance.fr/franceinter/nupes-quelles-sont-les-mesures-sur-lesquelles-lfi-pcf-ps-et-eelv-ne-se-sont-pas-accordes-6389040

N° 4767 _____
ASSEMBLÉE NATIONALE
CONSTITUTION DU 4 OCTOBRE 1958
QUINZIÈME LÉGISLATURE
Enregistré à la Présidence de l’Assemblée nationale le 6 décembre 2021.
PROPOSITION DE RÉSOLUTION
invitant le Gouvernement à retirer la France de l’Organisation du Traité de l’Atlantique Nord,
présentée par Mesdames et Messieurs
Bastien LACHAUD, Michel LARIVE, Mathilde PANOT, Jean-Luc MÉLENCHON, Clémentine AUTAIN, Ugo BERNALICIS, Éric COQUEREL, Alexis CORBIÈRE, Caroline FIAT, Adrien QUATENNENS, Danièle OBONO, Loïc PRUD’HOMME, Jean-Hugues RATENON, Muriel RESSIGUIER, Sabine RUBIN, François RUFFIN, Bénédicte TAURINE, députées
. https://www.assemblee-nationale.fr/dyn/15/textes/l15b4767_proposition-resolution.pdf

Mélenchon propose des “alliances altermondialistes” hors de l’Otan” Publié le : 06/03/2022 – 17:26 Modifié le : 06/03/2022 – 17:24. https://www.france24.com/fr/info-en-continu/20220306-mélenchon-propose-des-alliances-altermondialistes-hors-de-l-otan

Bels mots mais voeu pieux/Nice words but wishful thinking
https://web.archive.org/web/20220611030451/https://bastienlachaud.fr/2022/02/25/ukraine-communique-du-groupe-parlementaire-de-la-france-insoumise/

While Putin was already threatening Ukraine, Melechon and other LFI members proposed leaving NATO https://www.assemblee-nationale.fr/dyn/15/textes/l15b4767_proposition-resolution.pdf

Topic: Operations and missions: past and present – NATO
https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/topics_52060.htm

OTAN: Opérations et missions en cours et terminées
https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/topics_52060.htm?selectedLocale=fr
https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/topics_52060.htm

Jean-Luc Mélenchon premier ministre ? Emmanuel Macron balaie cette possibilité
Par Le Figaro, 4 Juin 2022 https://www.lefigaro.fr/elections/legislatives/jean-luc-melenchon-premier-ministre-emmanuel-macron-balaie-cette-possibilite-20220604

“Ukraine: Why Mélenchon is the only French politician who thinks Putin is right”
Ukraine : pourquoi Mélenchon est le seul politique français qui donne raison à Poutine” Publié le 06-03-2014 à 14h37 https://leplus.nouvelobs.com/contribution/1155024-ukraine-pourquoi-melenchon-est-le-seul-politique-francais-qui-donne-raison-a-poutine.html

Opinion | Macron Just Can’t Quit Putin. But His Opponents Are Worse.
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2022/04/09/macron-cant-quit-putin-french-election-00023781

Several days ago, the Kyiv Independent’s exasperated defense correspondent Illia Ponomarenko, astonished that Macron had yet again dignified Putin with a pointless phone call, asked on Twitter, “Are you guys impressed with his outstanding peace-enforcing effort and his leadership against the biggest aggression in Europe since World War II? Ready to vote for him again?” Within minutes, thousands of real and amateur experts on French politics replied. I was one of them. We all said the same thing. Trust me. You don’t want to see the alternative.” See: “Opinion | Macron Just Can’t Quit Putin. But His Opponents Are Worse.https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2022/04/09/macron-cant-quit-putin-french-election-00023781

France’s New NUPES Coalition Means Major Threat of a National-Bolchéviste Le Pen-Mélenchon Pro-Putin Parliamentary Front Against NATO and the EU