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France, Tunisia: Has the Minister of Foreign Affairs Lost Her Mind?

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Western Europe, France, Tunisia, Breaking News, Governance, International Relations, Politics, War & Conflict

The French and North African blogosphere and twittosphere [1] reacted violently to the statement by the French Minister of Foreign Affairs Michelle Alliot-Marie [2] who proposed at the French national assembly that France offers “technical support” and “the know-how of the French police” to the Tunisian police regarding the current uprising in Tunisia.  The same Tunisian police who is involved in the bloody repression [3] (fr) of the riots in Kasserine, Thala and other Tunisian cities.  French  blogger Thierry Desjardin writes a post entitled : “ A hideous mistake [4]“(fr) and  BernardB wonders : “Has she lost her mind ? [5]” (fr).