“A very unfortunate decision”: French President gets UNESCO peace prize

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http://rt.com/op-edge/hollande-unesco-peace-prize-267/

“Having assessed the dangers and the repercussions of the situation on Africa, and on Mali in particular, the jury appreciated the solidarity shown by France to the peoples of Africa,” the Jury of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize said in a statement on Thursday.

France started a military operation in Mali on January 11, 2013, with the aim of the mission being the prevention of extremists from taking control of the northern part of the African country.

However, Abayomi Azikiwe believes the mission is not humanitarian, but fueled by economic and political interests of France, as well as other NATO member states.

RT: Some critics are saying that Hollande is a strange choice for peace award, as he is currently engaged in a military conflict. Do you think he deserves the award?

Abayomi Azikiwe: I think it’s a very unfortunate decision on the part of UNESCO to award this Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize to Francois Hollande. The fact that he hasn’t been in office long, his political career since being in office as president of France has been marred by this intervention in Mali. Something that was done unilaterally; was totally unjustified. There have been reports of gross human rights violations that have taken place since the French intervention in Mali.

They’ve admitted, the Defense Ministry in Paris, that they’ve killed hundreds of people, and the operation overall is not turning out the way that France had initially planned. There’s been intense fighting in the city of Gao over the last two weeks. There were reports of one of the groups that has been targeted in northern Mali, the movement of Oneness and Jihad in West Africa has broken through the defense lines that were set up outside the city, and was inside the city, engaging both Malian and French military forces. There’s also been bombing in the mountainous areas in the north-east of Mali. These developments don’t bode well for someone who has been offered such a prestigious award for peace.

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seriously..this is like obama getting the nobel peace prize..

hollande?? are they not looking at africa??

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~ by seeker401 on February 26, 2013.

6 Responses to ““A very unfortunate decision”: French President gets UNESCO peace prize”

  1. these socialit elite seem to love putting out distant (largely innocuous) fires while at home france’s economy and country is becoming a joke especially compared to their big brother germany. Ethnic strife is growing due to ridiculous immigration policies by the eu. Youth unemployment is rising and the rich are packing their bags for countries that do not have artificially high min wage laws, maternity leave, taxes etc Hollande is fiddling in a resource conflict while paris burns! They should rename this UNESCO award to better fit its relevance, maybe the Félix Houphouët-Boigny award for geo political strategy excellence.

    • only thing i would add is that the innocuous fires appear as that but they are in fact important steps for the colonists to take up positions in the battle for africa..

    • “these socialit elite seem to love putting out distant (largely innocuous) fires”

      …not to mention CREATING the fires in the first place… fires that are not so innocuous.

      the people of france, just like the people of the US and the UK, don’t deserve a decent economy, healthcare, decent wages, etc as long as they are voluntarily living under the rule of war criminals and other assorted scum which they themselves choose. do not the french people go to polls and elect their leaders? do their leaders not commit crimes against humanity and crimes against the peace? well then, shut up froggies and yanks and limeys… i dont care about your hard times while you are murdering completely innocent people in cold blood.

  2. Reblogged this on southweb2.

  3. Darn i learnt it here. Merci 401

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