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    Quote Originally Posted by Tristuskhan View Post
    Melenchon has a very awkward leniency towards Maduro and the Castros. But no tenderness for Putin or North Korea, never. I'm not Brenus, maybe you can trust me.
    It is not about trusting or distrusting Brenus. It is about trusting or distrusting a person who supports/ed a politician and is now trying to prove those, who criticize him, wrong.

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    He just said Russia is an important actor and as such shall not be treated lightly. Isn't it what you want to make us understand too?
    "Being not treated lightly" means "taking it seriously". It is quite different from "establishing a warm realtionship", isn't it?

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    "Being not treated lightly" means "taking it seriously". It is quite different from "establishing a warm realtionship", isn't it?
    Well done, you spotted it!

    "It is about trusting or distrusting a person who supports/ed a politician and is now trying to prove those, who criticize him, wrong." They don't criticise him, they bluntly lied. Telling that someone (well, his "adviser") said something and it is not what he said, is a lie.
    Disagree with someone is normal. Using lie is not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilrandir View Post
    This matter winds itself ever in new riddles, as Faramir used to say. Who's Marianne
    This: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marianne_(magazine) , the english article is very basic but marianne is the only independant mainstream news source. Center-right, indeed, but reliable and republican enough to have me, authoritarian left winger, reading it for fifteen years.


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    who's Founder
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Fran%C3%A7ois_Kahn

    The one who made mistakes and aknowledges it. The only one among french media.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilrandir View Post
    and is Bayrou an adjective to have degrees of comparison?
    You nail it... Almost an adjective. "Central". "Somehow useful". "honest to foolishness". "crappy 'friends' ". "almost convincing". "A whole lotta scars between the shoulder plates". Bayrou... oh my, this last one looks very likely very soon, again.
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