Uhmmm, John there is a slight problem with that approach

John Key has said that “we stand with France.”

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has joined the global chorus of leaders condemning the terrorist attacks in Paris that have killed more than 100 people.

Deaths occurred in a mass hostage taking at a concert hall, while 40 people are feared dead after bombings and shootings across the French capital, which is still recovering from jihadist attacks in January.

Key is en route to Vietnam for a trade mission.

“Our hearts go out to those involved and our thoughts are with them and their families,” he said today.

“New Zealand stands with France in the global fight against terror and while it is too soon to attribute blame, the attacks have targeted innocent civilians and are therefore an act of terrorism.”   

New Zealanders in France Facebook page administrator Garth Paull said all of the group’s 1088 members were safe.

“We are currently in contact and ensuring that all members are contacting loved ones back home. We are also setting up a members’ support line with some of the admin members of the group,” he told Fairfax.

There is a slight problem with that statement.

France doesn’t exactly stand with anyone…even in the war on terror. In fact they’ve barely contributed with major operations involving French military assets mainly being  Operation Enduring Freedom around the Horn of Africa interdicting Somali pirates.

Normally France doesn’t stand, they cut and run.

Still at least John Key is saying the right things. Labour’s deputy leader is imploring us to emulate normal French military practice and cut and run from Iraq. Apparently our involvement there will lead to us being attacked next so we should cut and run. I’ve got news for Annette King though…France isn’t involved in Iraq and never has been.

I have no problem standing with France but they have to stand too. All to often Kiwi troops have defended, bled for and died for France…they need to step up for once. A good start would be stopping their mad policy of Islamic immigration.

Again though John Key has shown hypocrisy over terrorism. He hasn’t made these sorts of statements over the ongoing 100 plus terror attacks against civilians in Israel.


– 3News

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