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Macron goes rogue: Calls NATO ‘brain dead’, Bosnia is ‘time-bomb’ (Video)

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French president, Emmanuel Macron went off the globalist script last week, calling Bosnia a ‘ticking time-bomb’ and remarking that NATO is ‘brain dead’.

Macron also remarked that Europe’s biggest concern in the Balkans is the ‘problem of returning jihadists’ in Bosnia.

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French President Emmanuel Macron has described Bosnia and Herzegovina as a “ticking time-bomb” and the greatest concern for Europe in the Balkans due to what he said was its “problem of returning jihadists”.

Croat member of Bosnia’s presidency, Zeljko Komisic, said he would summon France’s ambassador to Sarajevo for an explanation of the comments Macron made in an interview with The Economist magazine, published on Thursday.

Asked about his successful bid in October to block Albania and North Macedonia from starting European Union membership talks, Macron said neither of the two nations was the primary source of concern in the Balkans.

“If you’re concerned about this region, the first question is neither Macedonia, nor Albania, it’s Bosnia-Herzegovina. The time-bomb that’s ticking right next to (the EU member) Croatia, and which faces the problem of returning jihadists,” Macron said, referring to escaped or released fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) armed group who could return to Europe.

The French Foreign Ministry had no immediate response to the reaction in Bosnia.

A spokesman for Bosnia’s Islamic community, Muhamed Jusic, described Macron’s comments as “scandalous” and said the French president was slandering Bosnia to justify preventing Balkan countries with “significant Muslim populations” from fulfilling their aspirations of EU membership.

“Some 300 Bosnian citizens, most of them women and children, went to the battlefields in Syria and Iraq compared to over 1,900 French,” Jusic said, adding that France has double the number of foreign fighters than any other western European country.

“These days, France awaits the return of 450 jihadists. … I don’t see how this is a bigger problem in Bosnia than in France,” he added.

The Associated Press wrote in 2015 that out of a continental total of 5,000 fighters who have gone to Iraq and Syria, “France has the uncomfortable distinction of being Europe’s leading exporter of jihadis.”

According to Bosnian intelligence, 241 adults and 80 children left Bosnia or the Bosnian diaspora between 2012 and 2016 for Syria and Iraq, where 150 more children were born.

About 100 adults, some half of them women, remain there, while at least 88 have been killed or died.

In 2014, Bosnia became the first country in Europe to introduce prison terms of up to 10 years for its citizens who fight in conflict abroad or recruit others to do so.

Fighters who have since returned to the country were tried and, in most cases, sentenced to prison.


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David Robertson
David Robertson
November 15, 2019

I am surprised that Macron would be seen as “going rogue”. He is the quintessential globalist puppet and is expressing their aims. They are under pressure all over the world and may be seen as retrenching in an effort to consolidate their gains. The nationalist populist tide has only begun so we should expect similar moves from the globalists in the months and years ahead. It is a rearguard action that should be seen as preparing for a future counter-attack, to further advance their world domination agenda. They will fail but they will not go gently into that good night.

November 16, 2019

Etsulin described him as “Napoleon”, context being that Napoleon also largely served the needs of the British Empire elites.
Nonetheless, even if its not his direct intention, his rhetoric is going to create further division and tension in the EU, and that’s a good thing, any way you slice it.

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