A new poll has revealed that that 64 percent of respondents oppose military action in Syria, with 58 percent of them expressing doubts about French President Francois Hollande's ability to conduct an intervention.
On August 26, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said failure awaits the United States - the staunch ally of the Israeli regime - if it launches war on Syria, describing the recent allegations against Damascus as an “insult to common sense” and “nonsense.”
Although the response towards an operation in Mali was positive (60% of the French people showed their support), the French don’t have a history of being particularly pro-war.
Only 55% were in favour of France’s involvement in Afghanistan and just 36% were for the military effort in Libya. The French people opposed the war in Iraq in 2003. Just like Germany and India, Jacque Chirac, the president of France during that period did not send troops to Irak. This decision saved France from being bombed as was London in 2005.
British prime minister, Tony Blair, sent British troops into Iraq. On July 7, 2005, four members of Al-Qaeda, three of British Pakistani descent and one of British Jamaican descent attacked London's public transport. Three bombs were detonated on the London Underground and one on a double decker bus. The Britains payed the blood price as the american, David Morrison of the Labour & Trade Union Review said.
"Tony Blair volunteered Britain to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the US after 9/11 ,and subsequently invaded Afghanistan and Iraq alongside the US". - by David Morrison "The London bombings Britain’s blood priceThe attacks took place between 8:50 am and 9:47 am. 56 people died during the attacks (including 4 terrorists) and around 700 were injured.
The memory of two horrific world wars last century still terrifies the French people. In the case of World war II when the Americans came to France's rescue, and that of World War I, when Germany launched the world’s first chemical attack in next-door Belgium in 1915.
Dr. David Morrison is director of the Carl Sagan Center for Study of Life in the Universe at the SETI Institute, former director of the NASA Lunar Science Institute, and senior scientist at the NASA Astrobiology Institute, at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California.