My, my, my. Oh what a tangled web we weave, when over and over again we deceive. Many are saying the attack on Charlie Hebdo was a false flag attack and it does seem that the murders have sent a message to the people of France. Don’t even think about leaving NATO or else.
The people of France have been going through some angst with the Russian sanctions imposed by the US and EU hurting the French economy. The recent revelations of Dick Cheney’s house of horrors torture chambers in Iraq and Guantanamo and Netanyahu’s war crimes and genocide in Gaza have given the people of France reason to dump the EU’s military muscle NATO. France pulled out of NATO in 1966 and it wasn’t until the election of Sarkozy that France would rejoin NATO in 2009. From Washington Post:
After 43 Years, France to Rejoin NATO as Full Member
PARIS, March 11 -- President Charles de Gaulle infuriated the United States when he suddenly pulled France out of NATO's military command in 1966, arguing he had to preserve French independence in world affairs.
Forty-three years later, President Nicolas Sarkozy announced Wednesday, France has decided to return as a full-fledged member of the 26-nation military pact, the North Atlantic Alliance, which came together under U.S. leadership at the start of the Cold War in 1949 and has served as the basis for U.S.-European security relations since….
The decision, widely debated even before it was formally announced, marked another significant step in Sarkozy's effort to bring France and the United States closer together after a period of estrangement and backbiting. Since taking over in May 2007, Sarkozy has repeatedly declared himself a friend of Washington and made gestures to warm the chill that had settled over French-U.S. relations under Presidents George W. Bush and Jacques Chirac, chiefly because of Chirac's opposition to the Iraq war and Bush's with-us-or-against-us approach.
For 43 years France preserved their independence, an independence that gave them the clear-eyed vision to see the Iraq war for what it was, a sham. So when the “torture report” was released, Marine Le Pen, the elected leader of the National Front Party called for France to dump NATO. From Russia Times:
CIA torture is reason for France to exit NATO – Le Pen
The shocking revelations of CIA torture techniques give France a reason to exit NATO, National Front party leader Marine Le Pen said on Saturday. The report on the CIA’s former interrogation practices has drawn wide criticism since its release.
“If indeed everyone is outraged by the tortures used by the US then, let’s leave NATO,” Le Pen said during an interview with Europe 1 radio channel….
Le Pen has previously criticized French President Francois Hollande’s close ties with the US and called on France to leave NATO.
Now, according to 21st Century Wire, we learn that the lead investigator for the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack has “committed suicide” by shooting himself in the back of the head with his service revolver. Curious indeed.
New Twist: Charlie Hebdo Police Investigator Turns Up Dead, ‘Suicided’
BREAKING: INFORMANT? Paris Terror Suspect on US Watch List Met With French President Sarkozy in 2009
As the dust settles from this week’s terror extravaganza in France, more loose ends are turning up (or being tied up), with this latest bizarre bombshell which is already fueling speculation as to the covert nature of the Charlie Hebdo false flag affair.
A police commissioner from Limoges, France, Helric Fredou, aged 45 (photo, below), turned up dead from a gun shot to the head on Thursday amid the Charlie Hebdo affair. A high-ranking official within the French law enforcement command-and-control structure, Fredou was also a former deputy director of the regional police service….
“The Fredou Commissioner, like all agents SRPJ, worked yesterday on the case of the massacre at the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo. In particular, he was investigating the family of one of the victims. He killed himself before completing its report. A psychological ‘cell’ was set up in the police station.”
It is not yet know how the fatal gun shot occurred, but if any other past political and high-profile ‘suicided’ cases are anything to go by, then authorities will claim that this victim either (sic) shot himself in the back of the head. In addition, there would also be a lack of gun powder burns on the hands according to the autopsy.
Curious indeed. Why is France a ripe target for a false flag attack? Maybe the upcoming 2017 election in France has something to do with it. According to YNet News:
The FN party in May won 25 percent of the French vote in the European Parliamentary elections and has emerged as a major contender for the presidential election in 2017.
"The Socialist Party has screwed up the opportunity to show respect to the victims and also with regards to freedom of expression and freedom of opinion by excluding a political movement which came out on top in the last election," Le Pen said.
She then accused Hollande and Sarkozy of organizing the march for political reasons.
I think Marine Le Pen is correct, the solidarity march looked like a Terrorist Garden Party. I, probably like many people, had never heard of Charlie Hebdo so I went to the one reliable source on investigative reporting, Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept:
Usually, defending free speech rights is much more of a lonely task. For instance, the day before the Paris murders, I wrote an article about multiple cases where Muslims are being prosecuted and even imprisoned by western governments for their online political speech – assaults that have provoked relatively little protest, including from those free speech champions who have been so vocal this week.
Muslims make up about 8% of the population in France and about 60% of the prison population. Much like the plight of black citizens in America.
I’ve previously covered cases where Muslims were imprisoned for many years in the U.S. for things like translating and posting “extremist” videos to the internet, writing scholarly articles in defense of Palestinian groups and expressing harsh criticism of Israel, and even including a Hezbollah channel in a cable package. That’s all well beyond the numerous cases of jobs being lost or careers destroyed for expressing criticism of Israel or (much more dangerously and rarely) Judaism….
When I first began to see these demands to publish these anti-Muslim cartoons, the cynic in me thought perhaps this was really just about sanctioning some types of offensive speech against some religions and their adherents, while shielding more favored groups. In particular, the west has spent years bombing, invading and occupying Muslim countries and killing, torturing and lawlessly imprisoning innocent Muslims, and anti-Muslim speech has been a vital driver in sustaining support for those policies.
So it’s the opposite of surprising to see large numbers of westerners celebrating anti-Muslim cartoons - not on free speech grounds but due to approval of the content. Defending free speech is always easy when you like the content of the ideas being targeted, or aren’t part of (or actively dislike) the group being maligned.
To see how true that is, consider the fact that Charlie Hebdo – the “equal opportunity” offenders and defenders of all types of offensive speech - fired one of their writers in 2009 for writing a sentence some said was anti-Semitic (the writer was then charged with a hate crime offense, and won a judgment against the magazine for unfair termination). Does that sound like “equal opportunity” offending?
Glenn Greenwald would know. So how has France responded to the “terror” attack on Charlie Hebdo? From The Atlantic:
Amid tight security, thousands marched in Paris on Saturday in commemoration of the 17 victims of two separate terrorist attacks that rocked France this week: Wednesday's massacre of 12 in and near the office of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, and Friday's siege of a Jewish grocery store that resulted in five more deaths. Appearing on Saturday in the town of Évry, south of Paris, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told his people to expect war.
“It is a war against terrorism, against jihadism, against radical Islam, against everything that is aimed at breaking fraternity, freedom, solidarity,” he said.
Valls' choice of words—a war against terrorism—evoked almost identical language used by U.S. President George W. Bush in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Nine days after al-Qaeda's coordinated assault felled New York's World Trade Center and damaged The Pentagon, President Bush declined to limit American retaliation to the terrorist group.
How does this fare for Muslims in France? Not well. According to Bloomberg News:
Terrorist Stigma Haunts France’s Marginalized Muslims
In the suburbs of Paris, where successive generations of North African immigrants have grappled with unemployment and poverty, a youth worker was pasting up posters for a long-planned neighborhood party in a bleak mood….
“All we want is to live in peace with everybody and this is set to make things worse,” he said. “My friends say they are being looked on as if they were responsible for what happened.”
French Muslims are hunkering down after mosques across the country were attacked in the aftermath of this week’s shootings at the Charlie Hebdo offices. Islamic leaders are urging people to stay vigilant and calm, to avoid provoking other French people and to join protests against the killings. They recommended that veiled women avoid going out alone.
“Panic is spreading,” said M’hammed Henniche, spokesman for UAM 93, an Islamic community group based in Seine-Saint-Denis, a working class Paris suburb. “More and more Muslim people are asking themselves, ‘what’s next?’”
On Saturday January 10th Melissa Harris Perry had several guests on her MSNBC program to discuss the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in Paris and the Muslim community in France. One of her guests was Palestinian-American Linda Sarsour. Here is a video from that show.
Linda Sarsour: France gets an F in multiculturalism and anti-Semitism is real in Europe and Islamaphobia is real... at the same time they're both real. And what's really important to understand is that we're having this discussion about freedom of expression and 'I am Charlie Hedbo, we're talking about freedom of expression, but we're not allowed to express our faith, for particular people, including Muslim populations.
Girls can't wear hijabs like I'm wearing, in the public school system, they can't have halal foods in the school system, you can't wear head scarves and work for the government. There are a lot of restrictions. This past summer in the war in Gaza, the banning of protests, I mean, you're a European country and you're banning the people's right of freedom of assembly and the freedom of protest... An article just came out that under the watch of the French troops in Central African Republic, the Muslims were massacred by Christian militias while French troops were there overseeing this violence
...We can't just look at these as isolated incidents. France, I'm disturbed by this freedom of expression, of course you have the right, everybody has the right to free speech, and write, draw whatever cartoon you want, but let's have a larger conversation about who else has a right to do things and in places like France the Muslims definitely don't.
It’s interesting that Marine Le Pen an elected official in France was banned from participating in the “Solidarity March” in Paris, but Netanyahu, who the UN Human Rights Commission has accused of war crimes was front and center. A real slap in the face to the French people who had voted to recognize the State of Palestine. From a December 3rd, 2014 article in France21:
French lawmakers voted on Tuesday in favour of recognising the Palestinian territories as a state, following similar moves in Britain and Spain as European countries try to restart the stalled Middle East peace process.
The people are always way ahead of their leaders when it comes to movements. However, since the overthrow of the U.S. government, the people have no say in what their government does.
The non-binding, but highly symbolic National Assembly vote urges the government to recognise a Palestinian state, reflecting growing European impatience with the stalled Middle East peace process.
MPs voted 339 to 151 in favour of the motion calling upon the French government to recognise a Palestinian state "as an instrument to gain a definitive resolution of the conflict".
Reporting from the National Assembly shortly after the vote, FRANCE 24’s Armen Georgian noted that while the motion was expected to pass, the number of votes in favour revealed “a very clear majority” of French lawmakers supported the move by the ruling Socialist Party.
The vote came despite the opposition from the centre-right UMP party, whose newly-elected leader, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, urged his party members to vote against the motion.
France is home to Europe’s largest Jewish and Muslim communities and right-wing lawmakers have criticised the ruling Socialist Party of trying to woo Muslim voters.
So how was Linda Sarsour’s participation in the panel discussion on MSNBC covered in America? The American Thinker:
The left-wing media is having a tough time spinning the terrorist attack in Paris. MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry takes the prize for trying to reroute the narrative away from Islam toward inequality and racism.
On her Saturday morning show, Harris-Perry had help from none other than the Muslim equivalent of Al Sharpton, executive director for the Arab American Association of New York, Palestinian-American Linda Sarsour. Sarsour is a pro-Hamas Islamic supremacist.
In 2004, Sarsour admitted in a Columbia University publication that her brother-in-law was serving a 12-year sentence after being accused of Hamas-related activities. Sarsour also stated she herself had been questioned by authorities in the U.S. and that her Palestinian husband, who had been in here for seven years, faced deportation hearings. In the same article, Sarsour said she was not thrilled with John Kerry for president but would gladly vote George Bush out of office. Why? “Bush has long been backing Israel with cash and weapons against my own people.”
Gawd, the ignorance in America is legendary. So let’s see what Fox New, the mother ship of misinformation had to contribute to the dialogue. Video:
Funny thing, David Cameron isn’t happy with the depiction of Birmingham, poor dear. From the Daily Mail
David Cameron today hit out at the 'complete idiot' TV pundit who claimed Birmingham was 'totally Muslim' and 'non-Muslims just simply don't go in',
Steve Emerson made the bizarre comments on Fox News in the US - also claiming there were religious police squads roaming the streets of London who 'seriously wound' people in non-Muslim dress.
It sparked bafflement on Twitter under the hashtag #FoxNewsFacts, with users suggesting his theory was about as likely as Brummie TV presenter Adrian Chiles being a radical cleric.
Mr Cameron said he thought it must be April Fools' Day, adding: ‘When I heard this, frankly I choked on my porridge. This guy is clearly a complete idiot.'
Yes, well idiocy is the fare at Fox News, and if Cameron has a problem with how Fox News is depicting Birmingham, he should talk to his bosom buddy, Rupert Murdoch. But, if you want to know the real reason for the terrorist attacks, it goes back to the overthrow of the United States Government on December 12, 2000 when the foundation of the new world order was laid.
Muslims in Neglected Paris Suburbs Worry Conditions Could Produce More Terrorists
Just past the grandeur of postcard Paris, with its boulevards and old palaces, lies what seems like a different world: The banlieues, or suburbs, vast stretches of small brick shops and mosques, and crumbling high-rise apartment blocks, which were thrown up hurriedly 50 years to house the huge influx of immigrants from the French-speaking countries of North and West Africa, and now are home to hundreds of thousands of French-born Muslims.
Five decades on – and not for the first time – violent events are forcing the French and their government to grapple with the seemingly intractable problem of how to bridge the divide between two very different strata of French society: The powerful and the peripheral.
Since the U.S. Senate, Supreme Court coup the divide between the powerful and peripheral has increased around the world.
Older immigrants say they have witnessed a steady dwindling in young people’s prospects. “Things were not this way when I first came here 25 years ago,” Bennaceur says. “There were more opportunities to work and study. Since the financial crisis, that has changed and tensions have risen.”
That’s the financial crisis caused by Wall Street Banks’ derivatives that were deregulated on December 15, 2000, just three days after the Supreme Court/U.S. Senate coup.
When the Paris suburbs exploded in weeks of violent protests in November 2005, then-president Jacques Chirac vowed to pour billions into the banlieues with new housing, infrastructure and jobs. While there are some signs of that, investment has dried up since the recession hit in 2008, and as France has struggled with a ballooning public deficit.
Conservative Wins Croatia Presidential Vote by Slight Margin
Now that is hallmark of an American made sham election, they win the vote by a “slight margin” to make it appear legitimate. So who won this election?
A conservative populist become Croatia's first female president Sunday after beating the center-left incumbent in a runoff election amid deep discontent over economic woes in the European Union's newest member.
The state electoral commission said that after about 97 percent of the vote counted, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic won 50.54 of the vote Sunday, while President Ivo Josipovic had 49.46 percent.
The result meant that Grabar-Kitarovic won by a slight margin of about 21,000 votes, mostly by Croats living abroad.
You know what’s interesting about that? When Scotland voted to leave the U.K. Scots living abroad weren’t allowed to vote. Guess the election would have turned out different if they had. So who is Grabark-Kitarovic?
Josipovic, a law professor and composer of classical music, conceded defeat, saying Grabar-Kitarovic won in a "democratic competition."
The vote was seen as a major test for Croatia's center-left government, which is facing parliamentary elections later this year under a cloud of criticism over its handling of the economic crisis. The conservative triumph could shift Croatia back to right-wing nationalism, jeopardizing relations with its neighbors, including bitter Balkan wartime rival Serbia.
Jeebus, a shift back to right-wing nationalism, sounds like Nazism.
GRABAR-KITAROVIC, A FORMER FOREIGN MINISTER, AMBASSADOR TO WASHINGTON AND AN EX-ASSISTANT TO THE NATO SECRETARY GENERAL, SAID DURING HER VICTORY SPEECH THAT THIS WAS "A GLORIOUS NIGHT FOR ALL CROATS."
Well, I don’t know about if being a “glorious” night for all Croats, but it certainly was for NATO when their candidate who lost the election, now won in a “runoff”, if that’s not an American made sham election then I don’t know what is.
Kiev Regime is Forcing Death by Starvation and Relocation in East Ukraine
The Nazi Plan for the East was first tried out on the Slavic and Soviet prisoners. This was their plan to destroy Slavic peoples which included central and southeast Ukraine. Prisoners suffered in the cold and famine conditions so harsh they wrote petitions for the Nazis to be merciful and just kill them.
According to Professor Timothy Snyder- In the German POW camps in occupied Soviet Belarus, Soviet Ukraine and Poland, prisoners were not even registered by name. As the German quartermaster general of the German army indicated, prisoners who could not work “were to be starved”….
Gee, it sounds like Paul Ryan’s makers and takers starvation plan for America.
Bank runs and benefits cut in August
The blockade announced in mid-November is a lie. The reality in Donbas is this blockade has been in place for almost 6 months now. The bank runs happened in the late spring through the mid-summer. I was there as thousands of people stood in line literally for days in front of bank ATMs.
During this time a surcharge was added to every deposit in Donbass banks and the funds went to buy the bullets used to kill people here. When Kiev lost ground in the east mid-summer they closed the banks altogether. The banks closed without warning all deposits were stolen and used to buy more bullets.
How is it possible to have a bank run in November when banks haven’t been open for 4 months?
The vulnerable, the dying, and the dead
Pensions and benefits to the elderly and disabled were also cut off in mid-summer. State and oligarch owned businesses functioning and reaping profits stopped paying salaries. By early July retirees across the countryside were surviving on leftovers from the last harvest, unripened fruit, and help from their neighbors.
In August I started hearing about the starvation among the most vulnerable people which were the shut-ins. People that were bed ridden or because of disabilities could no longer leave their apartments died of starvation and thirst. Where were their neighbors?
In early summer the Ukrainian army started targeting apartment buildings and homes. Throughout the summer this never let up. At first Kiev denied it but later it didn’t matter anymore in the news. Kiev suspended the human rights of people in Southeast early in the spring.
The shelling of civilian homes had the effect Kiev was hoping for. It created a flood of terrified refugees that simply ran and almost overwhelmed the capacity to take care of them in Belarus and Russia.
Palestinians deliver to U.N. documents to join war crimes court
(Reuters) - In a move that heightened tensions with Israel and could lead to cuts in U.S. aid, the Palestinians on Friday delivered to U.N. headquarters documents on joining the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and other international treaties….
The U.N. press office issued a statement saying the Palestinians had delivered documentation to join 16 international treaties. "The documents are being reviewed with a view to determining the appropriate next steps," it said.
"We are deeply troubled by Palestinian action regarding the ICC," a senior State Department official said. "It should come as no surprise that there will be implications for this step, but we continue to review," the official said, referring to U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority.
Washington sends about $400 million in economic support aid to the Palestinians every year. Under U.S. law, that aid would be cut off if the Palestinians used membership in the International Criminal Court to make claims against Israel.
Man, what do you say about something an Un-American as using starvation to deny a people to seek redress for war crimes and genocide in a court? You know they say you get the government you vote for, but that ended December 12, 2000. America gets the government that is presented to them in a sham election.
So, False Flag Attack in France to punish the French people for their support for ending Russia’s sanctions and in support of the people in Gaza? I don’t know, but I know that the “Solidarity March” in Paris over the weekend looked more like a Terrorist Garden Party.
By Patricia Baeten