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Ghastly parody honours French presidential pariah François Hollande as 'World Statesman'

The nonsense is flowing thick and fast from the mainstream news media. Still haunted by the psychopathic performance of Samantha Powers screaming that Russia was to blame for what America had done in Syria, next I hear that the US is categorically blaming Russia for explosive attacks on aid trucks to Syria. Now I have discovered that François Hollande, possibly the most unpopular French President ever,[1] an undignified, unrepresentative globalist, anti-socialist socialist, and general little fat fraud, has been awarded (not by the French of course) but in New York, the 'World statesman Award' by the Appeal of Conscience Foundation. Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, 1999 World Statesman honoree, delivered an address and the laudation at the Awards Dinner." (See http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/french-president-francois-hollande-honored-by-appeal-of-conscience-foundation-with-world-statesman-award-300330937.html)

This is probably the best that Hollande can hope for before he loses the next election. A prize from world bullies for Hollande's odious actions in depriving his countrymen of their hard-won civil and industrial rights.

Comments from the French about the award demonstrate disbelief. Here is a typical one from Hennir33: "Grotesque! It is as nonsensical as it would be to give the Nobel Peace Prize to the president of North Korea." See http://www.atlantico.fr/pepites/francois-hollande-recoit-prix-homme-etat-mondial-2016-2711962.html

But then, dear me, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Barack Obama, who has gone on to pulverise the Middle East and taunt Russia. So why not to Kim Jong-un, who says, anyway, that he's only responding to the threat from U.S. military bases all around South Korea.

As an indication of Hollande's outrageous perfidy, he was recently spotted slipping a 'legion d'honneur' to Saudi Prince Mohamed ben Nayef, the Crown Prince responsible for the terrible war on Yemmen.

"The awarding by François Hollande two days ago of the Légion d'honneur to the Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed ben Nayef, was roundly criticised by several politicians.

It was condemned particularly by the far right but also by the socialist deputy of Haute-Garonne, Gérard Bapt, who wrote that 'political-commercial realism should not lead to two different speeds on moral positions.' Mediapart journalist, Laurent Mauduit, condemned the award of the medal and, at the same time, new arms deliveries from Paris to Ryad."[2]

Who's Who among the self-appointed world statesmen


"The invocation [for François Hollande's award] was delivered by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and the benediction by Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of Greek Orthodox Church. Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman of News Corporation, Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman and CEO of Blackstone, and Jerry Speyer, Chairman of Tishman Speyer, are the Chairs of this event.

The international event brought together over 800 prominent leaders of business, religious and public life, foreign statesmen and the diplomatic corps in support of the global interfaith activities on behalf of religious freedom, human rights and tolerance for over half a century.

Past recipients of the World Statesman Award include:
German Chancellor, Angela Merkel; Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto; and former Prime Ministers, Presidents and Crowned Royalty including: Margaret Thatcher, Gordon Brown and David Cameron of the United Kingdom; Canadian Prime Ministers, Stephen Harper and Jean Chrétien, South Korean President, Lee Myung-bak; Prime Minister of the Republic of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh; French President, Nicolas Sarkozy; Brazilian Presidents, Henrique Cardoso and Ignacio Lula da Silva; Italian Prime Minister, Romano Prodi; Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson; Australian Prime Minister, John Howard; King of Spain, Juan Carlos I; President of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev; and President of the Czech Republic, Václav Havel."

The names read like a list of ... um... deplorables. As two French commented, Who is behind this organisation that has come out of nowhere? Is it Soros again? http://www.atlantico.fr/pepites/francois-hollande-recoit-prix-homme-etat-mondial-2016-2711962.html.

NOTES

[1] On 20 September 2016, only 16 % of people polled considered François Hollande to be a 'good president', against 84% who didn't. These statistics had not changed since June. Source: http://www.lepoint.fr/politique/francois-hollande-chute-encore-dans-un-sondage-20-09-2016-2069723_20.php.

[2]https://www.franceinter.fr/monde/hollande-remet-discretement-la-legion-d-honneur-a-un-prince-saoudien "Cette remise, il y a deux jours par François Hollande de la Légion d'honneur au prince héritier d'Arabie saoudite Mohamed ben Nayef, a été vertement critiquée par plusieurs responsables politiques.

Cette décoration a notamment été dénoncée par l'extrême-droite mais aussi par le député socialiste de Haute-Garonne Gérard Bapt estimant dans un communiqué que "le réalisme politico-commercial ne devrait pas conduire à des postures morales à deux vitesses". Le journaliste de Mediapart Laurent Mauduit dénonce pour sa part la remise de cette médaille et par ailleurs de nouvelles livraisons d'armes de Paris à Ryad."