Karmik Bitchitude.

Maria Zakharova certainly knows physical principles of boomerang and reacting to Australia “choosing” US-British nuclear subs instead of French diesel ones and we are talking about gigantic multi-billion dollar contract. 

 

МОСКВА, 16 сен — РИА Новости. Официальный представитель МИД России Мария Захарова, комментируя разрыв контракта между Австралией и Францией на создание подлодок, напомнила Парижу об их решении в ситуации с производством авианосцев “Мистраль”.

Translation: MOSCOW, September 16 – RIA Novosti. The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, commenting on the breaking the contract between Australia and France for submarines, reminded Paris of their decision in the situation with the production of the Mistral aircraft carriers.

Ah, the karma, what a bitch. Thankfully, Russia never got her Mistrals and that was a huge blessing in disguise, but then again, as I state in my video, it is about both shrinking financial pie of the combined West and about dropping non Anglo-Saxon “ally” of France in favor of the increase of the “cohesion” of Anglo-Saxondom in a face of a lot of geopolitical centrifugal forces exacerbated by the Washington’s desire to “counter” China. 

Now French complain: 

France’s foreign minister has spoken of his “anger” and “bitterness” and has criticized the US and Britain, after the allies agreed a deal to supply nuclear submarines to Australia, undoing Paris’ $40-billion deal for French subs. “I am angry and bitter. This isn’t done between allies,” Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told franceinfo radio on Thursday morning, after the leaders of Australia, the UK and US convened a virtual press conference on Wednesday night, announcing the AUKUS pact and the delivery of conventionally-armed nuclear-power submarines to Canberra.The delivery of the nuclear subs under the AUKUS (Australia, UK, US) pact means Canberra will scrap a 2016 deal with French firm Naval Group to upgrade its fleet with more diesel submarines. The scrapped deal was reportedly worth $40 billion.”This brutal, unilateral and unpredictable decision reminds me a lot of what Mr Trump used to do,” Le Drian stated. He also took aim at Canberra, “it’s a stab in the back. We created a relationship of trust with Australia and that trust has been broken.” 
I am really impressed with France’s insouciance in the times leading to this breach of the contract–did Elysee Palace even try to figure out a pecking order recently? Nah, with people like Macron trying to play a big honcho, it is not surprising that France is bitter because she was decisively shown her proper place of a US lap-dog and that of merely regional power, despite France having her own nuclear deterrent. Macron and his people better wake up and face the reality or, for that matter, learn France’s recent history when France actually mattered–yes, yes, I am talking about the times of Charles de Gaulle and France’s independent foreign policy. Today, France is just another EU and NATO country living with the phantom pains of past greatness, with the rare exception of football. One had to ask the question, really, on why UK decided to leave the EU? For all degeneracy of British “elites” one cannot deny them some level of intuition and cynicism when deciding which camp to join: doomed EU with a bunch of continental nobodies when taken separately or the United States, which, while in a very rough clusterfuckish shape, at least has some shot at some future, plus London loves to think about itself that it matters, and within the framework of Anglo-Saxondom it does, unlike it is the case when global power balance is considered. 
Unlike the UK, France has nobody to run to. Moscow now puts a lot of popcorn in those Kremlin microwaves and is preparing for a circus and a delightful time of schadenfreude. I would. Especially now, when S-500s started to arrive to the front line units (in Russian) and if that wasn’t enough, Borisov dropped another bomblet of sorts, when stated that potentially India may become a buyer of S-500s but only after Russia’s Air Defense will have all of its needs satisfied (in Russian). After that he proceeded to underscore that Russia will preserve her lead in hyper-sonic weapons and with S-500s now in serial production and being procured to the front line units it becomes clear that any attempts to place any type of low orbit vehicles (that is why the Starlink constellation of mini-satellites is being developed really) and control them there will be, in case of, God forbid, war, stopped and any combat assets destroyed. These are the quickening times and Australia getting (or having them shoved it down her throat) nuclear subs is but one of the increasingly manifest signs of a new multi-polar world taking shape.