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Jul 22 06:28

DSK'd? IMF's Lagarde Loses Fight To Avoid French Trial Over Corruption Case

In December we warned of her career's "terminal decline," and it appears, just as with Dominic Strauss-Kahn, someone is upset at the IMF Director (perhaps she has just been too darn negative, or pushy towards policy-makers?). In a surprising twist for 'the establishment' Bloomberg reports that Christine Lagarde may face consequences for her actions (or lack of them). France’s Supreme Court rules that The IMF director will have to stand trial for alleged “negligence” in accepting an arbitration panel decision in favor of a French businessman.

Jul 22 05:58

France boosts Iraq military aid to fight Islamic State after Nice lorry attack

President Francois Hollande has announced France will send artillery equipment to Iraq as part of increased military aid to fight Islamic State extremists, after the deadly Bastille Day lorry attack in Nice.

Jul 22 05:21

Five suspects in terrorist attack in Nice charged — AFP

Five suspects of plotting the terrorist attack in Nice on July 14, previously arrested in France, have been charged, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported on Friday with reference to the Paris Prosecutor’s Office. The suspects are 22-year-old Franco-Tunisian Ramzi A., 37-year-old Tunisian Chokri C., 40-year-old Tunisian Mohamed Oualid G., 38-year-old Albanian Artan H., and his wife Enkeledja Z. who holds both French and Albanian nationality. None of the suspects were known to intelligence services, and only Ramzi A., who was born in Nice, had a criminal record for robbery and drug offences, according to AFP. The arrested Albanians - Artan H. and Enkeledja Z. - are suspected of supplying weapons to the terrorist in Nice. According to AFP, Ramzi, Chokri and Oualid were charged with being accomplices to murder by a terror group. Ramzi and the Albanian couple faced a second charge, of breaking the law on firearms in relation to a terrorist crime.

Jul 22 05:13

French foreign minister calls for revitalizing Normandy format work

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has called for revitalizing the work of the "Normandy format" (Russia, France, Ukraine and Germany) designed to settle the Ukraine crisis. According to the minister, negotiations are rolling backward in a reverse direction. "Who is responsible for this situation? Is it Russia? Ukrainians? I do not always understand that," Ayrault stressed.

Jul 21 22:53

France Government In Paris Orders Nice To Destroy Video Evidence Of Hoax

Panic and misunderstanding at the Town Hall of Nice. Wednesday at 11 hours, the Sub-directorate against terrorism (TARS) has sent to the agents who manage the video surveillance of the city a requisition citing articles 53 and the706-24 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and article R642-1 of the Penal Code their asking the deletion "complete" 24 hours of images from six cameras named and numbered, but also of all the scenes since the beginning of the attack that took place on the promenade of the English, in the night of 14 July.

"This is the first time that we are being asked to destroy evidence."

Jul 21 09:23

French prosecutor says terrorist in Nice had accomplices

The investigation of terrorist attack in Nice, France that was staged on July 14 has confirmed that terrorist Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel had for a long time been preparing the attack and most likely had accomplices, Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters on Thursday.

Jul 21 08:17

Europe Will Need to Copy Israel to Avoid Future Terrorist Attacks (Video!)

A eunuch is a bad Kamasutra instructor. A president, prime minister or police chief immobilized by legislation is incapable of fighting against anyone. These people can’t do anything; they don’t understand the world they live in. They’ll hand out “We are Nice” pins and decorate the Eiffel Tower with the colors of mourning or other beautiful, creative silly things. They’re incapable of anything else. The reaction of world leaders is typical: “We can’t believe that”. They can’t believe that! Merkel and Obama also make insensible remarks. What's the use of that?

Jul 21 07:22

ANTI-TERROR OP UNDERWAY IN NORTHERN PARIS SUBURB, SOME 20 PEOPLE REPORTED ARRESTED

An anti-terrorist operation is currently underway in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil, a police official told Reuters. Special police RAID units are involved in the searches, French media reported.

Some 20 people have been arrested during the searches, iTele reported, adding that police did not find any explosives or arms during the operation.

The operation is not connected to the recent Nice attacks, a justice official told Reuters.

Jul 20 07:41

‘Bloody massacres’: Syria appeals to UN after French & US airstrikes ‘kill over 140 civilians’

Syria is demanding the UN take action after it says French war planes killed more than 120 civilians during airstrikes on Tuesday near the Turkish-Syrian border. The deaths came just a day after US air assaults killed a further 20 people in Manbij.

Jul 20 07:35

France says west plans strike on Islamic State in Iraq, confirms Libya presence

France and the United States are preparing a coordinated strike against Islamic State on the militant group's stronghold in Mosul, Iraq, French government spokesman Stephane Le Foll said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Getting ready to carve off a chunk of Iraq for the new Kurdistan?

Jul 20 07:26

HOLLANDE ANNOUNCED THE MOBILIZATION OF THE OPERATIONAL RESERVE IN FRANCE

French President Francois Hollande announced the mobilization of the operational reserve of 10 thousand military and police. This order is justified strengthening of measures to maintain security after the terrorist attacks in France in Nice.

Jul 19 16:34

French PM Manuel ‘Live With Terrorism’ Valls Booed At Nice Attack Memorial

France’s premier Manuel Valls was booed by crowds that had gathered for a minute of silence in the city of Nice to honor the memory of the 84 killed.

Jul 19 13:47

Operation Gladio : The Nice atrocity brings it to mind, says Paul Craig Roberts

It looks like a permanent state of martial law in France will be one consequence. This shutdown of society will also dispose of the protests against capitalist puppet Hollande’s repeal of France’s labor protections. Those protesting the take-back of their hard-earned rights will be closed down under the martial law. Amazing how convenient the attack was for global capitalism, the primary beneficiary of Hollande’s new “labor reform.”

Jul 19 08:11

Man stabs mom & 3 daughters at French holiday center over shorts and T-shirts

A 37-year-old man identified as ‘Mohamed B’ has stabbed a mother and her three daughters at a vacation center in southeast France for being dressed too lightly, local authorities said.
The man attacked the woman and her daughters – aged 8, 12 and 14 – in the resort town of Laragne-Monteglin in the Hautes-Alpes region, outraged at the fact that they were wearing shorts and T-shirts, local Deputy Mayor Jean-Marc Duprat said, according to AP.

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Jul 19 08:05

Were the Nice Attacks A False Flag Or A Lone Nut?

By Brandon Turbeville

The recent truck attack in Nice, France was, from the outset, exploited by national governments and reported in a schizophrenic manner that, on one hand, declared the attacker a “weird” loner acting completely on his own by virtue of his many psychological problems while, on the other hand, a terrorist attack aimed at the allegedly democratic institutions of France and the Western world. Among the reports surrounding the attack, many alternative media outlets are suggesting that the attack was yet another false flag engineered or at least facilitated by Western intelligence agencies for the purposes of propaganda, psychic driving, and the establishment of the “new normal” of constant terror and fear.

So which is it?...

Webmaster addition: Road rage exploited for propaganda value.

Jul 18 11:11

France: Crowd Boos French PM Who Told Them to "Learn To Live" with Terrorism

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was booed this morning as he attended a memorial event for the victims of the Bastille Day attack.

Mr Valls was attending a minute's silence in the city of Nice when the large crowd vented their anger at him, loudly jeering when he appeared alongside other politicians.

The reaction comes after he told the French public to "learn to live with terrorism" following the country's 12th Islamist incident since January 2015.

Jul 18 10:07

Mike Flynn: ‘Americans Are Fed Up With the Bullshit’

Americans fed up with the bullshit they've been fed for many years. They want the truth.

Flynn: This is where I think the world has misread Donald Trump. He has no intention to step away without examining all relationships that we have. His intent is to relook at the way we are organized globally, where the US is sort of expected to be a global leader, but relook at these alliances and these charters that we are under to make sure that they are still viable for the 21st century. It doesn’t mean that President Trump comes into office and NATO goes away. But I would say that NATO as a political alliance does need to be relooked at in terms of everything — resourcing, capabilities.

Jul 18 07:25

It took nearly three hours for France's terror alert app to respond to Nice attack

The app, called SAIP (Système d’alerte et d’information des populations) was released by the French Interior Ministry on iOS and Android in June, ahead of the Euro 2016 soccer tournament. According to the ministry, the app would provide users with alerts and information within 15 minutes of a terrorist attack being confirmed. But it apparently took much longer to send out alerts following last night's attack in Nice.

Jul 17 12:55

The demise of Sanders’ “political revolution”

Throughout the Sanders campaign, the Socialist Equality Party has welcomed the broad shift to the left that it revealed in the thinking of millions of working people and youth, while warning that the Vermont senator would inevitably disappoint his supporters.

Bernie Sanders ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, not with a bang but a whimper. The Vermont senator formally endorsed his rival in an undignified prostration before the Democratic Party establishment and Wall Street’s favored presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The unity rally featuring Sanders and Clinton in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, had all the spontaneity and enthusiasm of a going-out-of-business sale. The funereal atmosphere was perhaps fitting

Jul 17 12:50

Failed Coup – Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich talks to RT

Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, independent researcher and writer, talks to RT International on the attempted coup d’etat in Turkey:

“This incident does not have the hallmarks of a military coup. It’s almost like a mutiny.”

Jul 17 08:35

Surging "Intercommunity Confrontations" In France Mean "Civil War Is Inevitable"

"We are on the verge of a civil war." That quote did not come from a fanatic or a lunatic. No, it came from head of France's homeland security, the DGSI (Direction générale de la sécurité intérieure), Patrick Calvar. He has, in fact, spoken of the risk of a civil war many times. On July 12th, he warned a commission of members of parliament, in charge of a survey about the terrorist attacks of 2015, about it.

Jul 17 08:25

Brother reveals 'violent, drug-crazed' ISIS 'soldier' Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel smuggled £84,000 to his family in Tunisia DAYS before murdering 84 in Nice

His father also insisted that Bouhlel was mentally ill and not a radicalised soldier as claimed today by ISIS.

Mohamed Mondher Lahouaiej Bouhlel, whose son killed at least 84 people on Bastille Day, told how he suffered from severe depression in an interview with French TV BMF.

'From 2002 to 2004 he had problems that led to a nervous breakdown.

'He'd get angry and shout and broke everything in front of him. He was violent and very ill. We took him to the doctor and he was put on drugs.

Jul 16 11:30

CNN Labels France Terror Attack Witness 'Trump Rampage Survivor'

For a second time in three days, CNN — the so-called “Clinton News Network” — made a highly suspicious blunder.

Today, the network was covering the terrorist attack in Nice, France and while interviewing a survivor, instead of calling him a “truck rampage survivor,” “Legal View” instead referred to him as a “Trump rampage survivor.”

Jul 16 10:08

CNN Blames 'European Fascism' for Nice Terror Attack

CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen said the "rise of European fascism" is to blame for Mohamed's terror attack in Nice, France.

Jul 16 07:08

TRUMP TEAM SCORES BIG WIN AS RNC WRITES ITS CONVENTION RULES

The Never Trump movement tried to make a stand. It failed by a massive margin.

CLEVELAND — Efforts to block Donald Trump’s nomination — hyped for months by proponents as a growing grass-roots movement among Republican activists attending this week’s convention — turned out to be a flop.

During key votes on Thursday evening, only 12 hard-core holdouts continued to resist Trump’s nomination when members of on the powerful 112-member Convention Rules Committee considered a proposal to prevent delegates from rejecting Trump.

Jul 16 07:02

Republicans in Cleveland Applaud Trump Pick of Mike Pence

Republican delegates and party leaders gathering in Cleveland for next week’s national convention praised Donald Trump’s selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate, saying it would stabilize the ticket and calm social conservatives.

It adds significant government experience to Trump’s outsider campaign for the White House.

“Principled Conservative” … “Solid Grasp On Policy” … “A Home Run” … “Could Not Have Made A Better Choice”

Jul 15 14:30

Report: Another Truck Bomb Found Near Nice Defused, Suspect Arrested

The French Special Forces defused an explosive-laden truck parked on a highway near Nice, local media reports. A bomb disposal operation was conducted on a highway near Nice where a truck attack occurred Thursday night.

Jul 15 11:52

How the Nice Tragedy Will Be Used to Bolster War, Usurp Freedom, and Create More Terrorism

By Claire Bernish

At least 84 people were killed when an attacker plowed through a crowd gathered in Nice, France, for Bastille Day festivities.

As the country and world reel in shock, French President François Hollande already claims the purposeful mowing down of dozens to be a likely act of terrorism.

“The terrorist nature of the attack cannot be denied,” Hollande said early Friday. “We must show absolute vigilance and determination. All of France is under the threat of Islamic terrorism.”...

Jul 15 11:23

NICE ATTACK 2016 - FALSE FLAG

If you keep falling for the false flags, they'll keep doing the false flags.

Jul 15 11:06

EXCLUSIVE - 'He drank alcohol, ate pork and took drugs. He was NOT a Muslim - he was a s***': Truck terrorist's cousin reveals he is an 'unlikely jihadist' who beat his wife and NEVER went to the mosque

The 31-year-old - who wreaked terror on the Nice seafront as he turned an evening celebrating Bastille Day into a night of terror in which he murdered 84 innocent people - drank alcohol, ate pork and took drugs.

He never prayed or attended a mosque, and hit his wife - with whom he had three children aged five, three and 18 months - and was in the process of getting a divorce.

Bouhlel, who had been known to the French police since January, had been on the radar for six months for petty criminality.

It is understood he lost his job as a delivery driver when he fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into four cars and had also been involved in a bar brawl.

Walid Hamou, a cousin of Bouhlel's wife Hajer Khalfallah , told MailOnline: 'Bouhlel was not religious. He did not go to the mosque, he did not pray, he did not observe Ramadan.'He drank alcohol, ate pork and took drugs. This is all forbidden under Islam.

Jul 15 09:16

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Jul 15 08:27

'France may witness public backlash as surveillance state fails against terrorism'

About time!

The patience of the French people may be wearing thin as individuals known to Western intelligence, and armed with simple weapons, slip through the security net and kill innocent people, political experts told RT.

Jul 15 07:31

Not all victims of Nice attack identified

Not all victims have been identified, and French officials have not said as of yet how many foreign nationals were killed...

Jul 15 07:29

France to intensify strikes on terrorists in Syria, Iraq — Hollande

"This was an attack, whose terrorist nature cannot be denied," Hollande said.
He said he decided to use reservists to ensure security in the country. Hollande said that the country should be on alert. "The entire France is under the threat of Islamist terrorism. We should display perfect vigilance," Hollande said. He added that France plans to increase the intensity of strikes on Islamists in Iraq and Syria after Thursday’s incident.

Jul 15 07:21

Fifty ‘between life and death’ after truck rampage in Nice — Hollande

"Fifty people are in hospitals between life and death. In all, 84 people were killed," Hollande said. A 31-year-old Franco-Tunisian man identified as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove a 25-tonne truck at full speed through the crowd who had gathered to watch the Bastille Day fireworks display over the Nice seafront. Bouhlel was known to police due to some petty crimes, but was not previously linked to any radical groups. The tragedy in Nice occurred eight months after 130 people were killed in coordinated terrorist attacks on a stadium, bars and a rock concert in Paris.

Jul 15 06:33

France to Escalate Strikes in Syria and Iraq After Nice Attack

French Prime Minister Francois Hollande said Friday morning local time that he would "strengthen our actions" in Syria and Iraq and extend the state of emergency another three months, hours after a truck ran into a crowd of revelers and killed at least 80 people in Nice.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No matter what happens, the first thing politicians think is how to use it for their agenda.

1. The driver of the truck was from TUNISIA, so how does that connect with bombing Iraq and Syria?

2. Setting aside attempts to link this incident to Al Qaeda through a 2010 article in INSPIRE magazine (which is actually a western propaganda front), this appears to be a road-rage incident committed by a known criminal whose wife just left him. He was reported to be dealing with severe depression, which means he may have been on prescription anti-depressants, which have a long history of triggering extremely violent behavior.

3. The current State of Emergency did not prevent this tragedy from happening, so why extend it?

Jul 15 06:02

Eiffel Tower Fire ‘Accidental,’ Not Connected to Nice, French Officials Say

“Don’t spread false rumours,” the Préfecture de police tweeted. “No fire at the #TourEiffel. An accidental truck fire took place. It is put out.”

Jul 15 05:52

Truck driver who killed 84, including 10 children, named as 'loner' French-Tunisian criminal who 'became depressed' when wife left him

A terrorist who used a hired lorry to kill at least 84 people in a rampage during Bastille Day celebrations in Nice has been named as a convicted criminal well known to the police for armed attacks.

Tunisian-born Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 31-year-old delivery driver described as a "weird loner" who "became depressed" when his wife left him, was reported to be a French passport holder who lived in the Riviera city and was regularly in trouble with the law.

Jul 14 18:38

Nice Bastille Day truck terrorist '31-year-old Tunisian'

The driver was a 31-year-old Nice resident of Tunisian origin, French media has reported.

Jul 14 18:21

France will not extend state of emergency beyond 26 July

France will not extend the state of emergency imposed after last year's Islamist militant attacks in Paris in November beyond 26 July, President Francois Hollande has announced.

The president said in his traditional Bastille Day interview that it would not make sense for the emergency to be extended indefinitely.

That would mean the rule of law "no longer applied", Mr Hollande said.

France has twice extended the state of emergency since it was first imposed.

Jul 14 16:33

France: Driver Shouts "Allahu Akbar" Before Running Over 100 People With Truck

According to an eyewitness report cited by BFM, the driver of the truck shouted, “Allahu Akbar!” before the attack.

Jul 14 15:59

Fire near the Eiffel Tower

Jul 14 15:21

'Truck attack' on Bastille day in Nice

A local official has told local BFM TV that at least people 30 have been killed and another 100 injured. The driver of the truck that plowed into the crowd is also dead, he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There was a fireworks show underway, which is what the crowd was watching, which may be the source of the reports of gunfire.

Jul 14 14:58

Multiple Casualties After Attack on Bastille Day Celebration in France

The incident occurred on the seaside walk Promenade des Anglaise during a firework display and has left "tens of dead" according to Nice mayor. Local media reports that at least 30 people have been killed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wonder who they will frame for this one.

Jul 14 13:59

Vladimir Putin Is The Only Leader The West Has — Paul Craig Roberts

Putin does not want war. He is doing everything in his power to avoid it.

The trip-point of World War III will be the installation of Washington’s missiles in Poland and Romania. As Putin recently made clear to the imbecilic Western journalists, these missiles can easily and secretly be changed from anti-ballistic missiles to nuclear attack missiles that can strike their Russian targets within 5 or fewer minutes of launch, thus depriving Russia of its retaliatory deterrent. Once these missiles are in place, Washington can issue orders to Russia.

Whatever the evil men and women in Washington who are gambling with the life of the planet think, Russia is not going to accept these missiles.

Jul 14 13:49

Brexit campaigner David Davis to lead Britain out of the EU in Theresa May’s new Cabinet

Mr Davis, a former Tory leadership rival to David Cameron, has described Brexit as one of the biggest issues facing Britain.

“The biggest issue over coming years will be managing Brexit, improving UK trade position, controlling borders and enhancing democracy,” Mr Davis tweeted last month.

Making trade deals with countries outside Europe should be a top priority.

“That needs vision, optimism, energy and drive – that is why I am backing @BorisJohnson for Conservative leader,” he added.

Jul 14 05:07

The Fall of the Bastille, 14 July 1789

Although the Bastille only had seven prisoners in it when it was liberated by the Parisian mob, the fall of the prison became a symbol of triumph over despotism. It also signified the end of the authority of Louis XVI, because he was no longer able to control the political tides of France.

Jul 14 01:33

RAND PAUL LAUNCHES PETITION TO HOLD HILLARY CLINTON ACCOUNTABLE

“IF YOU STILL BELIEVE THAT NO AMERICAN–EVEN A CLINTON–SHOULD BE EXEMPT FROM OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM, SIGN THE PETITION DEMANDING THAT HILLARY CLINTON BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL HER VIOLATIONS.”

In the video below, Paul says that “if the FBI’s decision to not prosecute Hillary Clinton is accepted, we will have become a nation of two sets of laws: one for the Clintons, and one for everyone else.”

Jul 14 01:25

Vladimir Putin Is The Only Leader The West Has — Paul Craig Roberts

Putin does not want war. He is doing everything in his power to avoid it.

A Reuters news report under the names of presstitutes Robin Emmott and Sabine Siebold shows how devoid the West is of honest, intelligent and responsible journalists and government officials.

First we will examine the dishonesty or incompetence of the reporters and then that of Western government officials.

Jul 13 08:03

Shampoo socialist Hollande spends £100K on HAIRCUTS every year

FRANCOIS Hollande has got French citizens fuming after it was revealed he spends £8,300 of taxpayer’s money on a personal barber every month - a luxury that totals at a hair-raising £100,000 a year.

Jul 11 12:32

Head of French police: France is on the brink of civil war

The internal terrorist threat in France is so urgent that the commander of the French security services has twice warned the French Parliament about the possibility of new terrorist attacks could trigger a civil war.

The chief of security, Patrick Calvar, is considered one of those in France with the best insight into the inner threat situation in the country, writes Le Figaro.

In connection with the violent terrorist attack on Friday 13 November last year, which led to the French government appointed a commission of inquiry, he stated behind closed doors in parliament this year that France "stands on the brink of civil war." He has also warned the Parliament's defense committee that if there are more terrorist attacks from Islamic ranks, the far right could exploit the situation to trigger a civil war.

Jul 10 21:35

US veterans on Chilcot: we need our own inquiry to avoid repeating mistakes

UK’s investigation into Iraq invasion is ‘example of what we could do with political courage’, says codirector of Iraq Veterans against the War.

Following the devastating British inquiry into the 2003 invasion of Iraq, American veterans and their families have warned that the US is liable to repeat the mistakes without a similarly comprehensive investigation.

The UK’s Chilcot inquiry was released on Wednesday, and while it is no secret in the US that the invasion was a failure, nothing so damning as the 2.6m-word British inquiry has been released by an independent US government body.

Jul 10 12:51

Chilcot and the End of the Anglosphere – Justin Raimondo

Bush’s poodle subordinated British sovereignty – and precipitated a disaster.

Do we really need a 2.6 million word report on how Bush’s poodle, a.k.a. former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, allowed his country to be pulled into a conflict that claimed hundreds of British lives, thousands of American lives, and at least 150,000 Iraqi lives, while plunging the entire region into a maelstrom of terroristic chaos?

A good decade after being announced, the Chilcot report has finally been released, and what it shows is that the phrase “Bush’s poodle” is blatantly unfair to poodles: after all, even a poodle is known to have gone off its leash every once in a while – but not Tony.

Jul 09 20:35

“CrossTalk” Aggressive NATO

Now NATO has focused on what is described as “Russian aggression.” Does NATO create its own security risks?

Since the end of the Cold War, NATO has been trying to find its new role. Its operations in Afghanistan and Libya were disasters.

Jul 09 20:33

Merkel Urged to Temper NATO’s Belligerence

U.S. intelligence veterans are calling on German Chancellor Merkel to bring a needed dose of realism and restraint to the upcoming NATO conference, which risks escalating the dangerous new Cold War with Russia.

MEMORANDUM FOR: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

We longtime U.S. intelligence officers again wish to convey our concerns and cautions directly to you prior to a critically important NATO summit – the meeting that begins on July 8 in Warsaw. We were gratified to learn that our referenced memorandum reached you and your advisers before the NATO summit in Wales, and that others too learned of our initiative via the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, which published a full report on our memorandum on Sept. 4, the day that summit began.

Jul 07 15:16

Police & Protesters Flood Paris Streets As Trade Unions Protest Labor Reforms

Trade unions have taken to the streets of Paris to decry France’s controversial labor reforms.

Jul 07 12:37

Hillary Rebuffs Bernie’s Policy Demands

Eager to hold the political “center,” Hillary Clinton has budged little on Bernie Sanders’s policy proposals beyond nice-sounding platitudes, a strategy that could lead to clashes at the Democratic convention, says Lawrence Davidson.

Hillary Clinton has pursued the presidency for almost a decade with a tenacious determination. She almost achieved the nomination in 2008 only to lose to Barack Obama. That led to an eight-year stifling of this ambition.

Finally, in the long run-up to the 2016 election, she was convinced the nomination was hers.

Jul 07 12:33

Jeremy Corbyn gives #Chilcot statement

The much-edited Chilcot Report finally arrived and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has issued a pretty-sounding apology for his party’s decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003. He called it the most serious foreign policy calamity of the last 60 years and “a stain on our party and country”.

It’s unfortunate that he dignifies the evil Iraq war conspiracy by suggesting it had anything to do with policy of the British people. It was a private venture, pledged in secret, by a Labour prime minister and his closest henchmen, and backed by the Cabinet.

Jul 07 12:30

Iraq Verdict: Trouble if heads don’t roll

First and foremost it was not so much a foreign policy disaster as a flat-out war crime for which Blair as chief perpetrator must be tried. And so must his Cabinet, who carry collective responsibility.

There will be mega-trouble if heads don’t roll.

Jul 07 11:06

Charles Joseph Bonaparte

This is the guy who founded the FBI under Teddy Roosevelt's direction.
The FBI is based on the French Secret Police.And yeah this guy is a Naploeon descendant!

Jul 07 07:01

Israel ‘tampered’ with French PM’s cellphone — report

Israeli intelligence services allegedly hacked into French Prime Minister Manuel Valls’s cellphone during a diplomatic visit to Jerusalem in May, a French news magazine reported Thursday.

The report in L’Express claimed that Valls and his advisers were required by Israeli officials to turn over their cellphones and other electronic devices to security agents prior to a closed-door meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his Jerusalem office on May 23.

Afterward, several members of the diplomatic delegation noticed their devices — several phones and a laptop — were not working correctly and showed signs of “tampering,” according to the report.

Jul 06 08:53

French Citizens Rise Up In Their Millions To Protest Ruling Elite

France is in chaos once again as thousands of protesters swarm the streets in their millions in protest against the ruling class who they say are taking away their rights. The scale of the events is being watered down by the mainstream media in an attempt to suppress any scale or domino effect of other countries around the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look at the size of the crowd in that photo!

Jul 05 16:24

Video: ‘Waterloo’ Battle: Paris Lures Bankers, Fights For London’s Finance Crown After ??Brexit?

In another fallout from the Brexit referendum, London’s position as Europe’s primary financial hub seems to be under threat.

Jul 05 11:06

Trump Hammers On Brexit, “Independence Day” And Repudiation Of Rule By The Global Elite

One thing is clear, whether or not everyone will agree with what is said, Trump is at least speaking more directly than most politicians do

It turned out that Trump wasted no time in making sure that the people of America understood that what had been done in the UK can be done in the United States.

Jul 05 10:57

Globalists and Neocons Prove Incapable of Understanding Reality

If Trump wants to put America first, he needs to start firing the Neoconservatives and their lackeys from the White House and putting them on trial for making Americans look really bad.

Rather than listening and learning and modifying their actions, the ruling elites stick to “more of the same.” This process clearly emblematized by the endless procession of Bushes and Clintons replacing each other in the positions of power.

Jul 05 08:03

Russian admiral invites Marine Le Pen to attend Navy Day celebrations in Sevastopol

Chairman of State Duma’s defense committee admiral Vladimir Komoyedov has invited president of France’s National Front party Marine Le Pen to attend celebrations of Navy Day in Sevastopol.

"On this day [July 31], guests from all parts of the world will come to Sevastopol. The atmosphere of celebrations goes deeply to the soul of every person," Komoyedov said in a letter to Le Pen, the copy of which was obtained by TASS on Tuesday. "This is an unforgettable day in the life of every person who managed to visit Hero City Sevastopol on Navy Day," he added.

Jul 05 07:53

France: Protestors Rise Up In Their Millions Against Ruling Class

French protestors are rising up in their millions against a ruling class determined to take away their rights. There is anarchy on the streets of France as the mainstream media continues to suppress the scale of events.

Jul 05 07:48

France forces through labour bill amid new protests

France's controversial new labour laws look set to be pushed through parliament today without a vote, as demonstrators get ready to protest once again.

Jul 04 22:41

Holocaust-Denying French Professor Gets 1 Year in Prison

France’s highest court affirmed a one-year prison sentence for a professor who questioned the Holocaust’s veracity. The Court of Cassation rejected the appeal last week of Vincent Reynouard, who has since fled the country and is presumed escaped. It was the last of several appeals by Reynouard to the sentence imposed last year by a Caen court over a 2014 video in which he said the Holocaust may not have happened and called state commemorations of the deportation of French Jews ”manipulation of memory,” France 3 reported. Reynouard has lost his license to teach in the public education system over repeated Holocaust denials.

Jul 04 16:31

We WILL scrap Britain's deal to carry out border checks in Calais, says front runner for next French president

The front-runner to become the next French president has called for Britain's border checks in Calais to be scrapped.

Alain Juppe said it is 'logical' for checks to take place on UK soil now the country is leaving the EU.

The arrangements are underpinned by the Le Touquet agreement sealed between the Britain and France a decade ago to help cut illegal immigration.

There are fears that makeshift migrant camps similar to those the French side of the channel could spring up in Kent if the borders are shifted.

Jul 04 12:58

Dr Paul Craig Roberts: BREXIT, WHAT NEXT ?

Hopefully, a result of the Brexit will be the breakup of the European Union and NATO

Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) could probably prevent the United States from launching World War III, says Dr. P C Roberts.

Jul 03 09:42

Explosion at Stade de France hours before Euro 2016 quarter final due to kick off there

French security forces are believed to have conducted a controlled explosion outside the Stade de France in Paris just hours before tonight's European Championships quarter final.

Jul 02 21:52

Trump better choice by far – Alan Sabrosky

An exclusive interview with Dr. Alan Sabrosky

Q. Does a US-inspired NATO-generated Cold War climate already exist?

A. Not yet, but it is heading that way. Watch for it to intensify under Clinton, and to ameliorate under Trump.

Jul 02 17:51

What do famous people think about Zionist Jews? (100 MINS)

A series which took the Internet by storm of people you will recognise from Politicians, Journalists, Authors, Actors, Musicians and many more speaking the truth about Zionism.

Jul 02 07:29

Why 'Superstate of Germany and France' is Bad Idea to Reform EU

According to TVP Info, the document amounts to an ultimatum from Paris and Berlin to the other EU members.

Jul 02 07:26

French unions reject government amendments to labour law reforms

Trade unions have strongly rejected the French government’s new amendments to controversial labor reforms, which have sparked months of nationwide violent protests across the European country.

Jul 02 06:37

Trump better choice by far – Alan Sabrosky

Cold War Climate to intensify under Clinton, and to ameliorate under Trump.

Q. As an American, Alan, how can you be enthusiastic about America’s choices of US Presidential candidates in 2016?

Jul 01 12:01

Paris drives old cars off its streets

Any car registered before Jan. 1, 1997, will be barred from the city's streets from Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. "I drive 50 km per week, I don't have the means to change vans so I will continue using it, I'll get fined every week and there you go," said Marc Martin, who uses his ageing Peugeot van to deliver picture frames to clients. "And if it goes too far, I'll close my business, people will lose their jobs, that's it. What can I say, not much. This law is pathetic."

Jul 01 04:56

Corbyn: Clowns to the left of him, jokers to the right

Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right, here I am...

A political beacon is about to be extinguished unless he breaks with the doomed Labour Party and sets up on his own

Well I don’t know why I came here tonight
I got the feeling that something ain’t right,
I’m so scared in case I fall off my chair,
And I’m wondering how I’ll get down the stairs,
Clowns to the left of me,
Jokers to the right, here I am,
Stuck in the middle with you.
Yes I’m stuck in the middle with you,
And I’m wondering what it is I should do,
It’s so hard to keep this smile from my face,
Losing control, yeah, I’m all over the place,
Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right…
— Lyrics from ‘Stuck in the Middle with You’

Jul 01 04:51

Victory Is Possible – Israel Shamir

Brexit is a game-changing event. Now Euro-sceptics all over Europe has got fresh wind in their sails.

Few people expected the positive outcome of Brexit referendum. Among other doubters, I expected the UK government will borrow a trick from the Clinton collection, and proclaim the "Bremain" hath it.

The political establishment of both leading parties, the Tories and Labour, wished to remain in the cosy lap of the EC. This was the will of the Bank of England, and of the City of London; of the powerful media lords, of the creative minority of yuppies, of cosmopolitan intellectuals.

Jul 01 04:46

Brexit: Leaveniks have it. What next?

Britain’s exit from EU deals a body blow to the US’ trans-Atlantic leadership.

The unthinkable has happened with the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union. (BBC)

Arguably, this is potentially the most serious development in world politics since the collapse of the Soviet Union. (Curiously, both catastrophes happened ‘voluntarily’.)
What lies ahead?

Jul 01 04:41

How Western Military Interventions Shaped the Brexit Vote

What you are seeing with the Brexit is the result of the Obama administrations pro-war, new Cold War policy.

With us to discuss the economic and political context of the Brexit is Michael Hudson. He is a research professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and author of Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Destroy the Global Economy. Also, he is an economics adviser to several governments.

Jun 30 21:53

The Brexit reshuffles world geopolitics

No-one seems to comprehend the consequences of the British decision to leave the European Union.

While the veil is being ripped apart before our eyes, our elites do not understand the situation any better than the Communist Party of Soviet Russia could see the consequences of the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 – the dissolution of the USSR in December 1991.

In identical fashion, we will soon be witnessing the dissolution of the European Union, then NATO, and unless they pay close attention, the dismantling of the United States.

Jun 30 06:53

French Workers Battling Hollande Over Labor Reform and Winning

Amid anti-labor reform protests that have swept across France, the government agreed to meet with the leaders of major unions to seek a resolution for the problem. Matthieu Bowla-Reba of the Union of Railroad Workers explains to Radio Sputnik that a specific strike culture allows French people to successfully fight for their civil rights.

Jun 30 06:48

BEX ALERT - France 'probes new death threats' against Charlie Hebdo

According to reports in France an investigation has been launched after a series of death threats were sent to Charlie Hebdo magazine, which was hit by an Islamist terrorist attack last year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In France, if you criticise Israel or Jews, you go to jail. But take a look at what is deemed protected free speech by Charlie Hebdo!


Jun 30 06:19

Law Enforcement Sources: Gun Used in Paris Terrorist Attacks Came from Phoenix

One of the guns used in the November 13, 2015 Paris terrorist attacks came from Phoenix, Arizona where the Obama administration allowed criminals to buy thousands of weapons illegally in a deadly and futile “gun-walking” operation known as “Fast and Furious.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The gun-grabbers have been pushing the idea that gun dealers ought to be held responsible for the crimes committed with the weapons they provide. So, looks like Obama is guilty of the terrorist attack in Paris!

Jun 28 18:38

Brexit vote is 'final nail in the coffin' for £18billion Hinkley Point nuclear power station plans, says energy expert

Dr Paul Dorfman, an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Energy Institute, University College London, said EDF, a majority French-owned company, is 'extremely unlikely' to invest given the current economic climate.

The long-delayed project was due to have Hinkley Point power station producing 7 per cent of the UK's electricity by 2017. But, if built, the earliest date it could now start doing so is 2025.

Even that looks a remote possibility according to Dr Dorfman, who told MailOnline Brexit was 'the final nail in the coffin' for Hinkley Point.

He said: 'It gives everybody the chance to slip out without losing any more face.

'How is France going to invest in the UK if the UK is no longer part of the union?

'Not only that but the French nuclear industry has huge financial problems and unions are screaming that they don't want it [Hinkley Point].'

Jun 28 16:18

Italy's financial crisis could DESTROY the Euro as nation tipped to be next domino to fall

The country is facing a series of economic and political crises which could see it crash out of the eurozone just months after Britain rocked Brussels by backing Brexit.

Following the historic vote on Thursday, Italy’s top stock market saw its biggest ever one-day fall of 12 per cent, as traders rushed to dump financial stocks.

The carnage continued this week with shares in the nation's two biggest banks, UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo, falling by eight and more than 10 per cent respectively.

Investors are worried Italian banks could go under, thanks to billions of pounds worth of bad loans on their books.

They are estimated to have around £270billion of loans that could default and spark a financial crisis in Italy. Experts believe it could rip apart the eurozone.

Jun 28 14:52

UK Finance Minister: We Must Cut Spending & Raise Taxes

“It’s very clear that the country is going to be poorer as a result of what’s happening to the economy,” Chancellor George Osborne told BBC Radio Tuesday.

Ensuring the UK’s fiscal stability is crucial in the wake of the referendum decision to leave the EU, said Osborne, adding that post-Brexit measures would “absolutely” include cuts in public spending and tax hikes.

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Jun 27 15:08

Video: Dramatic Footage: Paris Police Arrest Suspect At Gunpoint

Police put a section of Paris’ Rue de Charonne on lockdown, Saturday, after reportedly exchanging gunfire with an unnamed assailant.

Jun 27 07:31

TTIP ‘doesn’t respect EU interests’: French PM Valls says ‘non’ to transatlantic treaty

France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls has dismissed the possibility of an agreement on the US-EU transatlantic trade deal, since it goes against the interests of the European Union.
“No free trade agreement should be concluded if it does not respect EU interests. Europe should be firm. France will be vigilant about this,” Valls said addressing members of the governing Socialist Party on Sunday, AFP reported.

“I can tell you frankly, there cannot be a transatlantic treaty agreement. This agreement is not on track,” Valls added.

Jun 27 07:16

'We can handle Brexit' insist Hollande and Merkel

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday confirmed they were in "full agreement on how to handle the situation" created by Britain's seismic vote to quit the EU, French presidency sources said after a phone call between the two leaders.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We invade tomorrow!"

Jun 26 21:15

France To Ban All Pesticides Amid Worldwide Bee Death Epidemic

Waking Times Media

France have announced plans to completely ban the use of pesticides due to unusually high bee deaths worldwide, which French authorities claims pesticides are responsible for.

Jun 26 16:47

EU must STOP INTRUDING in our business, says French PM as Hollande meets Le Pen on Brexit

THE European Union must stop being nit-picky and intrusive, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said today as the bloc scrambled to handle the aftermath of Britain's vote to leave.

Jun 26 08:27

Hollande rejects Le Pen’s calls for Frexit referendum

President Francois Hollande has firmly rejected calls for a referendum on leaving the EU, said French right-wing leader Marine Le Pen. Disappointed with the talks and disregard for public opinion, she was left with the “feeling of coming for nothing.”

“We have called for the implementation of a referendum to ask the French if they wish to remain in the European Union,” Le Pen said according to French media. “He responded ‘no’.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Merde!

Jun 24 15:31

Calais mayor threatens to send ‘Jungle’ to Dover in Brexit row

The MAYOR of Calais has threatened to send the migrant Jungle camp across the Channel to Dover by backing out of the Le Touquet treaty.

Natacha Bouchart has urged the French government to immediately begin renegotiating the treaty, which allows British border police and officials to operate in the French port.

Jun 24 14:32

Rothschild Bank Now Under Criminal Investigation After Baron David De Rothschild Indictment

Waking Times Media

Last year, Baron David de Rothschild was indicted by the French government after he was accused of fraud in a scheme that allegedly embezzled large sums of money from British pensioners.

Jun 24 13:28

French Cops Claim They’re Too Tired To Keep Policing Massive Protests

Months of mass demonstrations and violence linked to the Euro 2016 football tournament have left French police begging for mercy. A heated combination of protests against controversial changes to France’s employment laws and outbreaks of violence by Russian and British football fans has taken its toll, leading a union leader to beg for a reprieve for French law enforcement.

Protests opposing Francois Hollande’s proposals to relax France’s labour code began in March and have been called the largest and longest-lasting since the French Revolution. While the government argues the changes are crucial to lower unemployment, protesters claim they are bad for workers’ rights. Countrywide protests have included strikes and blockades of oil refineries and hundreds of fuel depots. Workers also downed tools at the state-owned rail company.

Jun 24 12:38

French Man robbed and Beaten by arab Immigrant in bus

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