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Why is Sarkozy suddenly showing sympathy with the Japanese – Nuclear Dollars

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The French President Sarkozy has become the first international leader to visit Japan after the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Disaster which has simmered for more than 3 weeks.Japan and France do not have a strategic relationship like USA and Japan does nor do these countries have shown great friendship in the past.So it surprising why Sarkozy has gone to Japan on such a short notice to pledge all French help to the Japanese in the wake of the radioactivity leaking from the reactors in northern Japan.Note France has been the leader in the Libyan no fly zone as well calling for Western intervention in a mostly domestic civil war.France has not got too much involved in other civil wars raging in the Middle East.It has been selective over it choice for jumping up and down over human rights.The glaring Western and French silence over the Saudi invasion of Bahrain and violent suppression of its citizens by the Middle Eastern dictators tells of a hypocrisy.

Like Libya,the French crocodile tears over Japan is driven by the French corporate interests.France has a huge stake in the Libyan Oil Industry through its state owned Oil and Gas Conglomerate Total.This was one of the primary reasons for the French interference and support for Libyan rebels.Similarly French heavyweights Areva,EDF have a huge stake in the nuclear industry.Areva is the largest nuclear equipment supplier in the world while EDF is one of the biggest operators of nuclear plants.The global backlash against the nuclear industry is going to seriously hurt the French corporates.To reduce this Sarkozy is going to Japan to cheerlead the nuclear industry in times of trouble.Just like Libya,Sarkozy has little interest in human suffering or sympathy,its just Dollars

Sarkozy and Kan Vow to Improve Nuclear Safety

Mr. Sarkozy, the first foreign leader to visit Japan since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that devastated the coast north of Tokyo and set off the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, said he wanted to work in his capacity as current head of the Group of 20 nations to help the international community agree on better guidelines.

“Japan is not alone,” Mr. Sarkozy said. “In the face of this calamity, all of the G-20 nations wish to aid Japan. France, as current leader of the group, wants to express our solidarity.”

He said global nuclear regulators, who are to gather under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency in June, should meet in May to discuss the Japanese crisis.


Abhishek Shah

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