A new year brings resolutions, and for the establishment, the resolutions are quite clear: more of the same.
More false flags, more media circus and staged news, ad infinitum, ad nauseam.
In the 1971 film The French Connection, New York detective “Popeye” Doyle (Gene Hackman) uncovers an underworld drug smuggling operation involving the importation of millions of dollars in heroin by a French cartel that planned to use a media personality as an unwitting front.
Today, we all awoke to news the Onion-like French satire publication Charlie Hebdo had been attacked by terrorists, with Al Qaeda taking responsibility for the murder of several media figures. While it is tempting to get bogged down in “fluid” situation details, we must always recall similar patterns of such events in the recent past which will serve to inform the greater context of this new event in the never-ending “war on terror.”
DRTOA – This party is coming to America soon. We can only export death and destruction for so long. We are running out of land to bomb and people to kill……….
Police clash with protesters on November 1, 2014 in Nantes, western France (AFP Photo / Georges Gobet)
At least nine people – including four police officers – were injured in the confrontations, and 34 arrested, according to the interior ministry. Demonstrators hurled acid-filled bottles and stones at security forces, wounding an officer, Henri-Michel Comet, the regional governor, told Reuters.
“These are groups who have come in search of violent altercations with the police,” Comet said on BFM Television.
Police officers spray tear gas on November 1, 2014 in Nantes (AFP Photo / Georges Gobet)
Rémi Fraisse was killed while he was taking part in a protest over a dam project in the Testet wetlands, near the southwestern town of Lisle-sur-Tarn on October 26. After a tense standoff between security forces and protesters, he was discovered dead with a wound in his back. Fraisse’s death was the first during a protest in mainland France since 1986, AFP reported.
French President Francois Hollande has urged an investigation. The initial results announced on Tuesday by a state prosecutor showed that Fraisse had been killed by a so-called “stun grenade.” This type of device is used by police to crack down on serious riots, and was previously considered non-lethal.
Protesters carry a gate on November 1, 2014 in Nantes, western France (AFP Photo / Georges Gobet)
Protesters across France have demanded the resignation of the country’s interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, but he dismissed the calls.
French Premier Manuel Valls described the latest riots as “an insult to the memory of Remi Fraisse” and condemned any deliberate acts of violence.
Protesters stand as flaming objects hit the ground during clashes with police on November 1, 2014 in Nantes, western France (AFP Photo / Georges Gobet)
Police officers face protesters on November 1, 2014 in Nantes, western France (AFP Photo / Georges Gobet)
Protesters throw stones on November 1, 2014 in Nantes, western France (AFP Photo / Georges Gobet)
Hundreds of young women and girls are leaving their homes in western countries to join Islamic fighters in the Middle East, causing increasing concern among counter-terrorism investigators.
Girls as young as 14 or 15 are travelling mainly to Syria to marry jihadis, bear their children and join communities of fighters, with a small number taking up arms. Many are recruited via social media.
Women and girls appear to make up about 10% of those leaving Europe, North America and Australia to link up with jihadi groups, including Islamic State (Isis). France has the highest number of female jihadi recruits, with 63 in the region – about 25% of the total – and at least another 60 believed to be considering the move.
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 12/09/2013 14:19 -0500
One of the underreported stories from last week, noted here previously, was that quietly, on the day in which French unemployment soared to a new 16 year high, French president Hollande did what every true Keynesian in his position would do and dispatched troops to the Central African Republic due to a “duty to intervene” and stop the “alarming, frightening massacres” taking place there. There were no YouTube clips available to justify said massacres yet: we assume they are being produced currently. A few days later the fighting has begun with Reuters reporting that French troops fought gunmen in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, on Monday as they searched for weapons in an operation to disarm rival Muslim and Christian fighters responsible for hundreds of killings since last week. Shooting erupted near the airport in the morning after gunmen refused to hand over their weapons, and French forces later came under attack by former rebels in the city centre. France said it was prepared to use force if fighters rejected calls to disarm or return to barracks. Paris boosted its military presence to 1,600 troops at the weekend as waves of religious violence swept its former colony.
That’s not news. The news is that the US is once again getting involved in yet another foreign conflict. Also from Reuters:
PENTAGON CONSIDERING REQUESTS FOR U.S. MILITARY SUPPORT TO FRENCH AND AFRICAN UNION FORCES IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC – U.S. OFFICIAL
U.S. MILITARY LIKELY TO PROVIDE SOME LOGISTICAL SUPPORT -OFFICIAL
France’s unemployment is surging to all time new highs and there is no evidence that it will slowdown. Spain is now raiding social security reserve fund to fund the massive debt government debt. Eurozone youths are complaining that there are no jobs.US student debt is hitting all time new highs and the students have ability to pay it back back because there are no jobs. The White House reports that the stolen radioactive material is no threat to the US. Syrian rebels report that Assad used chemical weapons again.
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 12/05/2013 14:04 -0500
While we are sure it is just a coincidence that hours after his nation reports record and soaring unemployment rates, French President Hollande announces a doubling of troops in Central African Republic (CAR) deciding to “intervene immediately” after the UN authorization, adding “this intervention will be quick. It has no vocation to last and I’m sure it will be a success,”
*FRANCE HAS DUTY TO INTERVENE, HOLLANDE SAYS
*HOLLANDE SAYS CENTRAL AFRICA MASSACRES CONTINUING
*HOLLANDE SAYS SITUATION CENTRAL AFRICA `ALARMING, FRIGHTENING’
The US State Department “welcomes France’s decision to reinforce its military presence,” adding that, the US is “appalled by today’s reports of the murder of innocent women and children outside of Bangui.”
Of course, it wouldn’t be the modern-day war without drones, and as IB Times reports, afleet of five unarmed drones will help U.N. troops monitor the vast Central African country of 66 million people, which has been plagued by violent militias for decades.
Cyprus jobless rate still high and climbing among the young. France is imposing an exit tax to boost revenue. Australia is removing the debt ceiling which will allow the country to continue to spend. Radioactive material is mysteriously missing in Mexico. The missing material could be used to make a dirty bomb in the US to create a false flag event to blame it on Iran.
For a while there it looked like Europe was beginning to dig itself out of the pit into which it had fallen after the 2008 banking crisis:
Europe’s Recovery Gaining Momentum
(August 22, 2013) Europe’s recovery looks to be gaining traction thanks to a revival in activity in Germany, the region’s biggest economy. The 17-nation eurozone has emerged from its longest ever recession, growing 0.3% in the second quarter after 18 months of contraction. And on Thursday, a preliminary reading of eurozone purchasing managers’ sentiment suggests that growth figure could be repeated in the July-September period.