France Escalates - Sends Aircraft Carrier To Fight ISIS

Tyler Durden's picture

Seemingly not satisfied with the domestic blowback from their interventionist-driven Washingtonian foreign policy, Francois Hollande - lagging badly in the polls - has decided to double-down following the recent terror attack in Nice. As Sputnik News reports, France will send artillery to Iraq and its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to assist the US-led coalition’s efforts in Syria and Iraq in the coming months.

The French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle will be sent to the region in September, the President added.

"The Charles de Gaulle airacrft carrier will arrive in the region by the end of September. It and our Rafale aircraft will allow to intensify our strikes against Islamic State positions in Syria and Iraq," Hollande said in a televised statement.

France will also send artillery to Iraq in August to help the Iraqi army fight Daesh terrorists, the President added.

"The Defense Council and I made a decision this morning to provide Iraqi forces with artillery as a part of anti-Daesh efforts. The artillery will be delivered in August," Hollande said.

However, France "will not deploy ground troops," Hollande said.

"We support the operations in Syria and Iraq, but will not send our troops. We have advice to give, training to provide, but we will not deploy men on the ground," Hollande stressed.

The US-led coalition of more than 60 nations, including France, has been carrying out airstrikes in Syria and Iraq since the summer of 2014, with the US alone having recently reached the questionable milestone of dropping 50,000 bombs on ISIS. 

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ACES FULL's picture

Is that a white flag already waving?

gregga777's picture

Well, perhaps, a sh*t stained white flag awaving. ROTFLMAO (rolling on the floor laughing my a** off).

Looney's picture


During the “Anti-ISIL Operation” and recently extended “State of Emergency”, Hollande’s $14,000 haircuts just won’t do anymore. If he wants to defeat ISIL without breaking into tears or wetting his pants, he needs a $50,000 Michael Jordan haircut!   ;-)


Aristotle of Greece's picture
Aristotle of Greece (not verified) Looney Jul 23, 2016 7:24 PM

The whole idea is to set the Middle East on fire.

Stuck on Zero's picture

The whole idea is to Wag the Dog.

Richard Chesler's picture

What will the french do when somalian pirates show up?

We surrender.


847328_3527's picture

The ship is going in the opposite direction from Syria ... tradional French method of attack ... by retreating!

Perimetr's picture

The French were also involved in the coup attempt against Erdogan.  

The carrier may be more about threatening the Russians than ISIS. 

philipat's picture

Public opinion is a bitch these days. The whole point of Nice was to provide cover for this and yet they still bitch and complain.....

peddling-fiction's picture

If Erdogan is purging all secret society members in Turkey, well that would upset the French since they are a secret society haven like the UK.

peddling-fiction's picture


<-- not much fraternal love here. <chuckle>

TBT or not TBT's picture

Putin must be terrified.  You see the bubbly water behind the French mini-carrier?

Well they just farted in Pootin's general direction.  It's on!  

Rakshas's picture

yeah, they've seemed pretty threatened so far with thier - "this is the way it's gonna be bitchez so deal with it" attitude.  I kind of read thier actions to date as a message to the criminal cabal of DC et al as being - You want to fuck ..... Lets fuck.  

pmurgs's picture

France may also be trying to show off their Rafale aircraft. Look, it can bombs things! Please buy some.

Analyse2's picture

Let's not forget that without the French Navy you would still be kissing the Queen's ass
Don't forget the 5,000 French sailors who died at the battle of Chesapeake Bay for the US.

HowdyDoody's picture

So the French aren't happy with murdering 100+ civilians in Manbij? Now they want to escalate to US-style  hits on civilians.


Zero Point's picture

Handliy, with only a pair of scissors, the French flag can be turned into a flag of surrender in just moments.

TBT or not TBT's picture

Zey call zees strategie, en francais.  

Analyse2's picture

@Zero Point ... Really
The hate of the american warmongers against France remains still there, well alive, even in ZH.
They have not forgiven the offence of the firm refusal of the French to join America in Irak, in 2003, and their stale hate still show through "innocent good jokes" about the “surrender monkeys”.
As for the rest, the French can be proud of their Military History which remains despite these stupid jokes by far the best military record in Europe.

gonetogalt's picture

Is'nt Napolean the last French general to have actually won a battle? Anywhere?

Analyse2's picture


Just an example of your ignorance:


The Battle of Verdun was the longest and the bloodiest of WW1, lasting from February 21, 1916 until December 18 of the same year. Many military historians consider Verdun the "most demanding" and the "greatest" battle in History. And France managed to defeat the Germans.

FX223's picture

This whole thing has been fubar from the first Bush vs Sadam...after 911 they should have done it like removing a bandaid...Glass sheet the whole place and figure out how to get the oil with robots or some shit.

We are many, sick and tired of our governments waging wars in the name of our freedoms, it's all bullshit.  The time to make real changes is coming and I'm afraid it will be the assassination of newly elected president Trump that will finally get enough butts off their couches to make some changes happen.

If you have not yet, then do so right away, exercise your 2nd ammendment right because all other rights and freedoms depend on it.

The Duke of New York A No.1's picture

$14,000 Hair cut? .... probably also includes unlimited blowjobs.

Rakshas's picture

Hollande has to give his barber a blow job while he get's his hair cut.......... strangely that would appear to make sense......

GeezerGeek's picture

Hollande is much more interested in defeating his domestic political enemies than he is fighting ISIS. What good is it to win a war but lose an election?

TBT or not TBT's picture

Merde alors!  You say Hollande eez a Democrat?   

JamesBond's picture

You are bombing the wrong countries, you dumb asses!


Look up Iran on a map!

nightshiftsucks's picture

So they will drop their rifles and run,what do they do with their ships when they surrender,sink them ?

ebworthen's picture

At the least they can send some nice food over to the U.S. Sailors.

Meanwhile, millions of Muslim immigrant males are screwing their Daughters back home.

I'm pretty sure they've got this whole "invasion" and "conquering the enemy" thing wrong, but so does the rest of Europe and the U.S.

TBT or not TBT's picture

The emporer should send 10 divisions of Sar'duk'ahr to Arrakis and wipe out all life there.   Because we can frack for spice domestically and fuck the Europeans.  Amiright!

Badsamm's picture

Did the soverign countries of Iraq and Syria invite them? 

BarkingCat's picture

Yes, but they are expecting a delivery of croissants.

TBT or not TBT's picture

I think it's more les.putains. 

ACES FULL's picture

Of course not,but that never stopped Western meddling.

Analyse2's picture

Ah, the 'ol French surrender jokes!
These old English racist jokes have been revivified since 2003 by the hate of American warmongers against France, and this hate still persists even in ZH.
BTW, happily for the US they didn’t surrender at Chesapeake and Yorktown! The USA wouldn’t exist then …
In fact the French - surrounded by the Germans, English, Dutch, Italians and Spaniards (among others) - succeeded to win and guard the largest country in the very heart of Europe.

Vageling's picture

Yeah, yeah, yeah. We had our little nine year war with you guys. Back in the old days we were still a republic instead of a kingdom. Though were talking 1672 and that year sucked for us. Everybody decided to turn against us. 

Welcome to 2016. Different times. 

Analyse2's picture

Louis 14 was a tyrant of the worst kind

new game's picture

go bomb the mideast which in turn drives the pissed off mullahs where?

geez, my six year old grandson could advise these muthafuckers better.

break the chain of violence.

then turn the attention at the purveyors of death-DC (not dumb cunt)lol...

gregga777's picture

"…France will send artillery to Iraq and its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to assist the US-led coalition’s efforts in Syria and Iraq in the coming months…"

Well, I am sure that that shall cause ISIS terrorists operating in France, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, and other countries, to be pinched to death. Oh, the horror of it!

Ballin D's picture

"US led"


That takes some imaginative twisting of reality. If anything, obama is going to speak out against the racist French bombing the wrong towel heads.

TBT or not TBT's picture

There are no wrong towel heads for obama.  

Chuckster's picture

Boy! I feel safe now!  They sent their one and only.   Don't they need it in Nice?  We'll send Oby over there to help.  John Kerry is busy fighting with air conditioners and trying to save us all.

TBT or not TBT's picture

I find the cut of your jib difficult to resist. 

Thebighouse's picture

To fight ISIS is to fight Turkey and Saudi's right?

And now Turkey (aka ISIS) has  50 nuclear weapons at their (our) seized airbase???


Time for a little less hot air on the chat board and maybe start sending this real picture out to all your friends.

If mainstream ain't doing it......shouldn't we?

Well if they nuke Iran, that would be fine with me! What will they do with the other 49?

847328_3527's picture

The tearrists the French politicians have let into the country from muslimstan have stabbed multiple people, shoot a bunch, blown them with explosives, tortured them and finally, run them over with a 19 ton truck.


My guess is they will target a nuclear power plant soon. I am very pessimistic about the entire situation in Europe but Belgium and France are most at risk imo.

Redhotfill's picture

Your probably right that a country in so much denial about what is going on with this Haji scum, would surely not have the sense to properly secure a nuclear facility.  Hell maybe Zero's handler's could convince Hollande that a flase flag on a French nuclear facility is was is need to bring up his polls.

TBT or not TBT's picture

The french national police are pretty harsh actually, but firefighters are even worse.   If you are bar owner in France and have a problem you hesitate to call any cops, because they might fuck up all parties indiscriminately.   Even some mellow doobage fiends who didnt pay their bill can end up as punching bags later, out of view, but in a reportedly violent situation you might mistakenly report in your bar, chances are the authorities would beat up everybody they find there.   If the pompiers come, major physical damage occurs.   The on the other hand farts in general directions.