69 million page views

How much capital does a country like France has?

Reader comment on item: [Nepal and France:] Two Opposite Responses to Terrorism

Submitted by lubicz (United States), Sep 16, 2004 at 15:26

It is important to understand that a significant portion of the French economy is in the hands of a certain numbers of Muslim countries. Rich Princes and Emirs have bought probably more than 30% of major economic assets (Hotels, Banks, and other industries). Therefore France, who was never politically honest to start with, does not have now much to say even objectively when it comes to international politics and the Muslim/Arab world. If the Arab world was to disinvest, the result would be a financial catastrophe. France is de facto allied with the Arabs. They go where their interests lead them. As someone said recently, France has no friends but only interests.
This significantly affects French politics.
Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to How much capital does a country like France has? by lubicz

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)