LONELY ARE THE BRAVE: A Tribute To French President Nicholas Sarkozy


LONELY ARE THE BRAVE: A Tribute To French President Nicholas Sarkozy
by Darius Kadivar

French socialist Francois Hollande has won a clear victory in the country's presidential election. Nicholas Sarkozy has called on the French to respect his newly elected rival. 

Mr Hollande - who got an estimated 52% of votes in Sunday's run-off - said the French had chosen "change". Admitting defeat, centre-right incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy wished "good luck" to Mr Hollande.

Analysts say the vote has wide implications for the whole eurozone. Mr Hollande has vowed to rework a deal on government debt in member countries. Shortly after polls closed at 20:00 (18:00 GMT), French media published projections based on partial results giving Mr Hollande a lead of almost four points. Nicolas Sarkozy says Francois Hollande must be respected as the new president

Turnout was about 80%. (Related News)


President Nicholas Sarkozy Thanks his supporters and congratulates his Successor:

BBC’s Katya Adler writes :

« In his speech Mr Sarkozy appeared to want to confound all the labels that haunted him while France's president. He was said to be arrogant. Tonight he appeared humble.

He was said to be president of the elite only. Tonight he came across as president of the people, thanking all those who had supported him and appealing for unity across France.

And another role reversal: swept to power as president five years ago on a popular mandate for change, this bulldog of French politics tonight became the underdog.

The question now is what happens to his party. Will there be a fight for the political right in France. The far-right hopes to make huge gains in the June legislative elections thanks to Mr Sarkozy's defeat tonight.


Congratulations to the New Elected French President François Hollande and new First Lady Valerie Trierweiler Nevertheless » 






Sarkozy In Benghazi Libya Hails French Libyan Friendship:

Bernard henri levy Interviewed by Christian Amanpour:






French Documentary: 

Un Jour Un Destin - Nicholas Sarkozy les secrets d'une ambition







“The throne is an over decorated piece of furniture … It what’s behind the throne that counts”

       Napoleon Bonaparte


Sarkozy’s epic like political career and personal life have been highlighted by ups and downs tainted with a tempestuous character which have equally drawn admiration and revulsion leading commentators and journalists to compare his tremendous energy to a modern Napoleon …


Rod Steiger as Napoleon in Waterloo (1970):


Waterloo Trailer (1970):

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Hence leaving the decision making to Obama ... 


And that is precisely the problem ... 




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Well they won't have to wait long to discover him ...

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He who laughs ... Last Laughs ...



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Faramarz you make me laugh

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In France nobody care about NIAC and nobody know what is it ! There many other main lobbiests.

France is a mature democratie and even if Sarko didn't want to run, nobody, never thought Carla should run!

There are several other political men in right such as Fillon, Cope, Jupe who could run and win.

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Faramarz you make me laugh

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In France nobody care about NIAC and nobody know what is it ! There many other main lobbiests.

France is a mature democratie and even if Sarko didn't want to run, nobody, never thought Carla should run!

There are several other political men in right such as Fillon, Cope, Jupe who could run and win.


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The shoe prints of the French people are on his hairy rear end.  Adios, Sarkozy-vermin.  

Let's consider it a victory for Iran.   

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Le reveil fut douleureux, la journée pire encore, la déception immense, pleins de larmes et des regrets ! la pluspart des gens fanfaronent ils n'ont pas connu mai81, moi si (même si j'étais petite)!!! ils pensent qu'un miracle va arriver une liberation comme ils disent ...comme ils sont loin de la realité ! leur reveil sera bien plus douleureuse encore !

 Je ne sais pas pourquoi j'ai écorché votre nom President Sarkozy  !!! je m'en veux ! ( pas toute ma tête en J+1 et dire que ça va durer 5 ans !)


DK ,Merci pour le blog Le discours d'Adieu est  excellent, tellement digne et j'ai pu revoir l'emission un jour un destin avec un  autre regard ! celle de la nostalgie déjà :(



Anglophile  you are very correct UK will be very happy with a weak France busy with his economical issues ! un flanby for President i can't even believe it :(




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Holland didn't win,France did lost !

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A tribute to the one of the Best President France !!!!

 Nicolas Sarkosy was a great President he worked days and nights ( like none of them did it before him ) to reform France and avoided the collapse of the country. Avoiding us bankruptsy,like greece spain and italia are having now !!!

 he paid the price of a bloody finance crise (just one year after his election) he didn't created this crise he just had to face it  and he did it perfectly !!

He also paid the price of  the leftist's anger & rage who were desesperate to get to power ...their propanganda started the very first night in 2007 when Sarkosy celebrated his election in a famous restaurant Le fouquets, they just painted a false image of Sarkoy "President of Richest"... the Antisarkosy mouvement was launched....(and we had all this bullshits for 5 years ) Sarkosy lost the mediatic battle thats it !

 But the Anti Bling bling (antiSarkosy) didn't tell you that Holland's incomes was twice higher the President's income (30000 euros/mounth without any responsability of course !!!), that he regulary place for lunch is Chez laurent (much more expensive than Fouquets)... 

That Last night he rented (with state money of course) Two private jet (Falcon 900) just to come from Brive to Paris this same Holland who was saying few months ago i dislike plane i prefere travel by train like " ordinary" people  !!!!! what a bullshiters this Gauche caviar !

Les Français vont vite déchantés ! et se mordrent les doigts d'avoir préferé l'incompetence à l'experience d'un chef d'Etat !

Merci President Sarkosy vous avez tant donné à la France, votre amour pour ce pays est communicatif, Jamais aucun autre m'aura tant plue et exaltée (pas même Mitterand) THANK YOU MISTER PRESIDENT !

et 48,38% des Français (soit 16 869 371 personnes) vous regrettent déjà et les autres vont vite ouvrir les yeux comme ils se sont fait bernés ! 

 Votez Pour Casimir C'est dingue quand même mais bon faire la guerre aux riche ça les fait plus rêver !

Wish Good luck to France We will need it !!!



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PS: As for Sarkozy's real intellectual mentor and role model in politics  it was actually Chaban Delmas :


Mme Chaban Delmas pour Nicolas Sarkozy -


Un Gaulliste de la Première heure ... Immortalisé d'ailleurs par Alain Delon dans le film : Paris Brule t il ? ...




A part ça contrairement à vous je n'ai absolument rien contre François Hollande ni contre ceux qui ont voté pour lui.


Je me méfie tout simplement des contres façon ...


COMPLAINING JOMHURYKHAH: What Have the Pahlavis EVER Done For Us ? ;0)


un peu d'aiileurs comme ceux qui appelle leur souverain légitime : "Monsieur" uniquement parce que ça fait "tendance" ...





Et Bonne Semaine malgré tout Mon ami et à bientôt j'éspère.






PS: Et Que ça vous plaise ou non :


javid shah











A tribute to the worst French president ever


The only president in French history to not have been relected for a second term. That tells you something about how bad he was.

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Giscard Sarkozy's Mentor ? Au contraire mon cher Orang Jan

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It was actually Jacques Chirac who was Sarkozy's Mentor not Giscard ...


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Chirac was Giscard's Prime Minister and ended by resigning from his post because of differences with him and actually helped Mitterand win the elections of 1981 ...


pictory: Jacques Chirac visits Shah of Iran (1974)


The same Chirac Whom Sarkozy then betrayed in turn ... 


But then Betrayal seems to be the rule in Politics I'm afraid since the dawn of time ...


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I never presented Sarkozy as a Saint and have reported all news regarding his success', failures and controversial affairs all along be it through blogs and or news items.


Same thing when I report on issues related to political life in countries living under the Monarchy ( Iranian or not)  whether they are Constitutional or Not ...


But if in my humble capacity I learned something from History and my experience of the Revolution in Iran it is One thing :


After the Rejoicing comes the Harsh Realities and No more Shouting and Partying will overcome one's Hangover ...


That was true for Iran 


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It will be true for France too ... 


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He will need it !  



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You will be surprised by Holland as many others

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My Freind Dariush has presented only good faces of Sarkozy. Beleive me if he were so good, French didn't react as they have done. During 5 years he has insulted 50% of French and tried to manipulate every body by private gifts and he was surprised being rejected!.

Yes Sarkozy see himself as  superman or Napelon and underestimate Holland and he ws wrong, as British could underestimate him. British as well as German would have more tough interlocutor than Sarkozy because Holland would protect more France interest than Sarkozy was looking for his own image.

Regarding France position toward Iran or Reza Pahlavi, France has a general consensus about international position and they will do what is good for France , so I bet now there will be a continuity. I reminde you that Giscard (Sarkozy mentor) had hosted Khomeini 34 years ago.

Vive la France ;-)



Sour grapes

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It was the defeat of the most unpopular French president ever to run for re-election . Whatever outsiders say, the turn-out (the French voting for their country) was high, estimated at around 80%. 


Thank you DK for Posting his concession speech

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I looked for it everywhere with little success as I had missed it live.   It was a great speech.

I am cautious, but I hear Anglophile in what he says about a second rate nation.  


From a British angle

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There are champagne bottles popping off tonight across the Westminster and in numbers 10 and 11 Downing Street. Why? The more socialist, the weaker, the less glamourous, the less patriotic, the more French and the less American a French president, the happier are the Brits.  As for us Iranian expats, political demise of Sarkozy means much restricted facilities for Reza Pahlavi to establish a base in Europe and particularly in France. As I said tonight France has lost a patriotic French president and once again has opted for a caviar socialist or should I say Monsieur Flanby who will bring them back in line with second rated European nations.
Thank you for the blog Darius jan. 


Even this didn't work

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"Mr Sarkozy, whose father was a Hungarian immigrant, also said he wanted to restrict some benefit payments to immigrants who had been in the country for 10 years."


Red Wine


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زنده باد سارکوزی،زنده باد جمهوری.