"First the Americans toppled Saddam Hussein, and then the French overthrew Gaddafi. These actions exposed the catastrophic consequences of an ill-conceived neo-colonial policy. They resulted in the destruction of national governments, the imposition of Sharia law, the flow of migrants from Libya, and the barbarity of ISIL in the Middle East," Dupont-Aignan, a former member of Nicholas Sarkozy's Union for a Popular Movement, explained.
"Why repeat the mistake for a third time?" the politician pleaded. "If Assad falls, Lebanon will collapse, the Middle East's Christians will disappear, and Daesh will become impregnable. And that is not even to mention the migration chaos which will result."
Asked by the newspaper whether he was prepared to overlook Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons, widely reported on by Western media, Dupont-Aignan noted that France "must not be mistaken over who the enemy is. If the Islamic State is not defeated in the near future, Europe may come to directly face a new Hundred Years' War, which will destabilize the entire Mediterranean region and even Africa."
"As for the chemical weapons," the politician noted, "the reaction of the international community immediately forced Assad to abandon them, while ISIL, as we have learned, have been using them much more actively. It's important to be aware of [such political] manipulation!"
ISIL's Destruction Demands a Truly Global Effort and Requires an Independent Foreign Policy
"All the major countries of the region must be involved in this process, instead of the sort of political prostitution we see from Qatar and the Gulf states," the politician noted. "Finally, the entire international community must be involved, and that means returning Russia to the game. In other words, our country needs to regain a truly multilateral and independent foreign policy as soon as possible!"
The politician warned that "with nearly a million migrants a year, the system is collapsing before our very eyes. Only the restoration of national borders will be able to deter the migrants and their smugglers. The EU's chronic impotence should have alerted us a long time ago to the fact that when history picks up the pace, only nations are capable of action."