Don’t hold your collective breaths waiting for France to give these two asylum. Though they may be miffed their masters are bugging their presidents, they remain good little doggies in the Europoodle Kennel of Empire. French politicians and pseudo-journalists never cease repeating Washington’s lies, so why would they choose to harbor two men devoted to exposing those same lies? (I live in France, incidentally.) As for Christiane Taubira, she is surely one of the more sympathetic faces in Hollande’s decidedly un-Socialist Party, though she is fairly marginalized within the French political class, for the simple reason that she is black and the French unfortunately remain a rather racist bunch. She has been the subject of racist lampooning and comments from both the right and the pseudo-left, including those Martyrs of Empire at Charlie Hebdo. And the writer of this piece should be informed that Liberation, alas, is definitely not a “leftist” newspaper, but yet another in the French mainstream that repeats the lies coming out of Washington and New York. It was certainly leftist at its founding in 1968 (Sartre was one of the founders), and remained so, despite visible decline, for over three decades, but then, around 2004 (if memory serves), it was bought by the Rothschild group, not a very “leftist” outfit, and it’s been adieu leftism ever since (with of course a bit of “liberal” window dressing a la USA: gay marriage, pseudo-feminism, and so on). CD’s staff writer should dig a little deeper when she writes a piece like this.