Leftists always love to posture. They feel good letting everybody know how awesome they are. They care for the poor, the needy, the oppressed, the downtrodden, the unlucky, the little guy. They know what’s best and they want to help, and they will let anyone that gets in their way have it. And when you are dealing with leftists run counties, the hubris and narcissism takes new meaning. That is, until it hits them in their personal pocket book. As long as someone else pays the price, the left is all for that shit. And nobody embodies this philosophy like the French. Case in point the anger on the left about Putin’s moves on the Ukraine that all the leftists are spouting. That is, until it hits them in the pocketbook. I believe it was Mao that said a capitalist will sell you the rope you want to hang him with, but I think today, that philosophy applies mostly to the progressive movement, which is for noble causes, especially when it affords an opportunity to enriched themselves doing it, and more importantly, as long as they don’t have to pay for it in any way (except when government forces everyone to suffer, which then somehow brings out the hubris and narcissism all over again).
Personally I could care less about France selling the Russians amphibs. I actually hope the Russians use them someday to invade some French colony or France itself. They will be greeted by the white flag waving cheese eating surrender monkeys as heros I bet. Oceania could use a good war.