What comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘France’ or ‘French’? I guess most people tend to think about the Eiffle Tower, LV, and all the other fashion and artsy things… but what the French have been doing elsewhere in the world has been all but a stark contrast, just to list a few:
1994 - French supplied arms to and trained killers for the Hutu government of Rwanda, which commited genocide on the country’s Totsie population. An estimated 800 thousand Totsies were killed, thanks to the French.
1995 to 1996 - French government ignored all human safety and environmental concerns of the people living in southeast Asia and south Pacific - and conducted 5 to 8 nuclear detonations in the South Pacific.
2001 - Taiwan bought 60 French-made Mirage jet fighters in 1995. In 2001, during a routine test flight near Hsin-Ju, one Taiwan airforce pilot died after the 3rd crash of a Mirage-2000 fighter jet. Each fighter jet (apparantly a piece of shit) cost 58 million USD.
2004 - France and China started negotiating on a major arms deal. China plans to buy 12 billion euros worth of the new French mirage fighter jets after the arms embargo is lifted.
2005 - French government has put its support behind a law allowing the Chinese military to attack Taiwan as well as end the EU embargo of arms to China.