Bernard Kouchner

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Bernard Kouchner is the founder Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF), or, Doctors Without Borders. He worked as MSF president and organizer from 1971 to 1979[citation needed].

After "leaving the day to day running of MSF, he headed four ministries as a member of France's recent socialist governments and won an equal number of international prizes for his humanitarian work."[1]

"Over the last decade he has made countless trips to the former Yugoslavia, where MSF was heavily involved, and argued strongly for more western involvement - a stance which reporteldy led Washington to oppose his appointment to the Kosovo job." [2]

According to The Fanonite, an independent blog by journalist Muhammad Idrees Ahmad, "Israel’s man at the Quai d’Orsay and renowned warmonger, Bernard Kouchner, is settling comfortably into his new role as the guardian of Israeli interests in the French government. He has just threatened war. In his zeal to please his Israel lobby handlers, however, Kouchner appears to have gotten ahead of himself. Even the generally staid IAEA has been impelled to rebuke his crude warmongering (recall that in the past Kouchner has been wise enough to cloak his martial ambitions in humanitarian garb), along with the generally restrained Austrians." [3]


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  1. Embassy of France in the United States
  2. BBC News, Bernard Kouchner: The man behind MSF, October 15, 1999.
  3. Kouchner Does Iran, Fanonite, September 17, 2007.
  4. Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, "Morality's Avenging Angels: The New Humanitarian Crusaders", Znet, 30 August 2005.

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