Once again, France has decided that a disagreement that could erupt into a shooting war needs its special touch. This time, it's the longstanding dispute between Communist China and Taiwan, which on occasion has come close to armed conflict. And the valiant heirs to Petain have decided that they'd much rather side with the communists with a history of brutally conquering neighbors and oppressing its own people, and bail on 23 million happy, thriving, capitalistic democrats.
But while this is typically contemptible of the cheese-eating surrender monkeys, it might actually be a good omen for the people of Taiwan. Historically, having the French against you is virtually a guarantee of success.
Oh, please let France's history be prophesy, if only for the sake of the people of Taiwan...