Jean-Yves Le Drian

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Born30 June 1947
Lorient, France
Alma materUniversity of Rennes 2
PartySocialist Party
As French Foreign Minister promised he would provide proof "in the coming days" of Syrian government using poison gas. We are still waiting.

Employment.png France/Minister of Defence

In office
16 May 2012 - 10 May 2017

Jean-Yves Le Drian (born ) is a French politician and member of the French Socialist Party who has been Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs since 2017.[1] Previously he was the Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs from 2012 to 2017, under President François Hollande.[2] He was nominated by Emmanuel Macron to serve as Foreign Minister in the Édouard Philippe Government on 17 May 2017.

French hot air

Le Drian's predecessor as Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault said on 19 April 2017 he would provide proof "in the coming days" that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces used chemical weapons in an attack on April 4 in Khan Shaykhun.[3] By July 2017, neither Ayrault nor Le Drian had provided any such proof.[4]

Student Union activist

Jean-Yves Le Drian was born on 30 June 1947 in Lorient, Brittany, to working-class parents, Jean and Louisette, who were active members of the Young Christian Workers (Jeunesse ouvrière chrétienne, or JOC, in French). He completed his studies at the University of Rennes, where he was an activist for the Union Nationale des Étudiants de France (UNEF).[5]


Events Participated in

Munich Security Conference/201431 January 20142 February 2014Germany
The 50th Munich Security Conference
Munich Security Conference/20156 February 20158 February 2015Germany
"400 high-ranking decision-makers in international politics, including some 20 heads of state and government as well as more than 60 foreign and defence ministers, met in Munich to discuss current crises and conflicts."
Munich Security Conference/201915 February 201917 February 2019Germany
The 55th Munich Security Conference, which included "A Spreading Plague" aimed at "identifying gaps and making recommendations to improve the global system for responding to deliberate, high consequence biological events."
Munich Security Conference/202218 February 202220 February 2022Germany
WEF/Annual Meeting/201922 January 201925 January 2019World Economic Forum
WEF/Annual Meeting/202021 January 202024 January 2020World Economic Forum
This mega-summit of the world's ruling class and their political and media appendages happens every year, but 2020 was special, as the continuous corporate media coverage of COVID-19 started more or less from one day to the next on 20/21 January 2020, coinciding with the start of the meeting.


Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:The Trump Administration’s Syria Gas Attack Narrative Continues to UnravelArticle18 April 2017Michael KriegerUnited States Government: "They Lied About Iraq; They Lied About Libya; They're Lying About Syria."
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