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Dec 22 01:55

That UN Vote: “How are the mighty fallen”

“How are the mighty fallen!” is a statement that ranges far beyond Gath and Ashkelon. And it is repeated throughout the centuries as empires stumble and fall.

For those keeping score on the Trump Administration versus the United Nations, the final vote on the Status of Jerusalem resolution is recorded above.

The official count was 128 to 9 against U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, and his pledge to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Thirty-three members of the UN General Assembly abstained.

Dec 21 11:42

French PM Defends Spending 350,000 Euros On Chartered Flight

As France 24 reports, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has become entangled in a controversy over his use of a chartered flight to travel from Tokyo to Paris earlier this month. Philippe chartered a private aircraft at a cost of 350,000 euros ($415,000) to bring him and a delegation back from Tokyo earlier this month when a French military transport was flying essentially the same route at roughly the same time.

Dec 21 09:17

WATCH the war of words between Syrian President Assad and French President Macron

A war of words has erupted between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his French counterpart Macron.

Assad lashed out stating "France has been the main supporter of terrorism in Syria from its very beginning," during an interview in Damascus on Monday.

The Syrian leader went on to say that "those who support terrorism do not have the right to talk about peace," referring to the French support for terrorist organizations while calling for peace in Syria.

Dec 20 09:00

France plans spring sell-off with raft of privatisations

French President Emmanuel Macron is planning a spring clear out with a raft of privatizations - said to be the biggest in a decade - that the state hopes will raise €10 billion.

President Emmanuel Macron is planning to sell off state assets in various companies in a bid to raise €10 billion, according to Les Echos newspaper.

The spring sell-off could see the state sell part or all of its stakes in the capital's airports Orly and Charles-de-Gaulle as well as energy group Engie and the national lottery (Française des Jeux - FDJ).

The aim of the controversial privatizations is to raise €10 billion in funds for innovation, which was part of Macron's election campaign promise to make France the "digital champion of Europe".

Dec 19 13:29

France pressuring Abbas to drop UN resolution to freeze settlements

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz, citing an unnamed senior Palestinian official, said Tuesday that the Palestinian Authority is leaning toward freezing its effort to secure an anti-settlement resolution through the UN Security Council.

According to senior Israeli and Palestinian officials, the French government was pressing the Palestinian Authority to freeze the effort on the grounds that it will fail and undermine French attempts to put together an international peace summit this summer.

"The opportunity to go to the Security Council will always be there and we want to give a chance to the French initiative because, in the end, this is an initiative that serves us and not one that hurts us," the Palestinian figure said.

Dec 19 11:13

French Mayors Panic As Migrants Overwhelm Cities, Beg Macron For Help

"In a proportion never before known, the mechanisms allocated to housing asylum seekers, led by the State, often with the support of our communities, are indeed completely saturated, despite the steady increase the number of places ... The evidence is there, before our eyes, in our streets, in homes and shelters: there is urgency."

Dec 19 10:09

French cities overwhelmed by refugee flow, govt must step in urgently – mayors

The mayors of seven major French cities say they have been “backed up against a wall” by an unending influx of refugees. Paris must address the strain on the areas, which are struggling to accommodate new arrivals, they wrote.

The mayors of Lille, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Grenoble, Rennes, Toulouse and Nantes have called out the government for inaction, asking it to do more to tackle the refugee crisis. The resources at the mayors’ disposal are far from adequate to cover the needs of asylum seekers who want to stay at already-overcrowded shelters, the mayors wrote in an article to Le Monde on Saturday.

Dec 13 08:05

‘Urine on streets and riots’: Parisians threaten hunger strike over migrant camps

Parisians are up in arms over hundreds of migrants sleeping on their streets, queuing up in long lines, day and night, while waiting for their asylum requests to be processed, and some residents say they will start a hunger strike if the unkempt street camps are not removed.

Locals in the 10 and 19th districts, located near the famous Sacré-Cœur Basilica, are urging authorities to relocate a center that processes asylum requests in northern Paris, voicing their concern over the unsanitary and unhygienic conditions migrants are forced to live in.

“We had to install this fence to protect our communal parking from liters and liters of urine – this obviously cost money. And this was the only solution we came up with, but it is not sufficient,” Oscar, a concerned resident, told RT.

Dec 12 07:22

Macron's Catalonia: French leader under pressure as Corsican nationalists DEMAND autonomy

A NATIONALIST coalition won a majority in the regional elections on the French island of Corsica and it is now calling for President Macron to negotiate the island’s independence.

Dec 12 07:06

End of EU? Merkel and Macron in bitter stand-off as France backs ‘United States of Europe’

EMMANUEL Macron and Angela Merkel are in conflict over the EU as France’s plans for a “United States of Europe” move forward.

Dec 11 08:27

Macron’s new challenge: France’s Conservative elects hard-line president in LANDSLIDE

EMMANUEL Macron could face a tough new challenger after populist candidate Laurent Wauquiez was elected president of France’s Conservative party in a landslide victory.

Dec 10 09:17

French Communists Plot to Tear Down Nation’s ‘Racist’ Heritage

“Is it right that Parisian streets bear the names of slavers and generals who made racist remarks?” asks a book to be published next month, whose Communist authors hope to launch an all-out war on the riot-plagued French capital’s heritage.

Dec 09 13:22

Jerusalem’s fate – Grant F Smith

Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem signals Washington now deems this to be Israel’s capital.

How this is in America’s interest is difficult to fathom.

The law of unintended consequences is surely in play.

Dec 09 09:42

Massive Pro-Palestinian protest held in Paris ahead of Netanyahu’s visit

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators have gathered in the centre of Paris to protest against the upcoming visit of Benjamin Netanyahu to the French capital. The Israeli Prime Minister is due to meet French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday.

People carrying Palestinian flags gathered in Place de la République in the capital on Saturday, as seen from photos and videos on social media. Some protestors were holding signs reading “Boycott Israel” and “Free Palestine.” Others held banners saying that US President Donald Trump and Netanyahu “follow Nazi steps”.

Dec 09 09:05

People Protest in Paris Against Netanyahu's Upcoming Visit to France

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is set to visit Paris and meet French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday amid a global uproar after US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

Dec 07 15:44

The 'world's most complex machine' takes shape: $24 billion nuclear fusion experiment that could lead to unlimited energy is now 50% complete

A vast international experiment designed to demonstrate that nuclear fusion can be a viable source of energy is halfway toward completion, the organization behind the project said Wednesday.

Construction of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, or ITER, in southern France has been dogged by delays and a surge in costs to about 20 billion euros ($23.7 billion).

ITER's director-general, Bernard Bigot, said the project is on track to begin superheating hydrogen atoms in 2025, a milestone known as 'first plasma.'

Dec 06 06:03

Has Russia-gate morphed into Israel-gate?

From ‘Russia-Gate’ to ‘Israel-Gate’ – Justin Raimondo

I feel obligated to repeat my admonition of the various Beltway careerists who light up the small firmament of anti-interventionism: why no defense of the White House on this vitally important issue?

Given the scope of a special counsel’s powers, and the wide berth he is given to pursue possible violations to the law far removed from his original mandate, perhaps we should have expected that some other foreign connection would come to light.

Dec 06 05:17

Rare Conversation with Jared Kushner, Saban Forum – 2017

A lot of countries in the Middle East want the same thing – economic progress, peace for their people.

Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser on Middle East peace, said Sunday that Israel needs to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians before it can form an alliance with the greater Arab world.

Dec 05 09:12

People Have Been Forbidden From Entering This Place For 100 Years, And The Reason Is Chilling

Nov 29 08:00

'No White People Allowed': Racism in Reverse Feared to Be on the Rise in France

Activists from the Sud-Education 93 teachers union are preparing to hold educational training which white French residents will be excluded from attending to discuss the problem of racism on the state level. Speaking to Russian journalist Igor Gashkov, opponents of this exclusionary policy outlined why it amounts to "racism in reverse."

Nov 28 08:17

France’s Macron vows to ban glyphosate weed killer, as Germany swings EU vote in its favor

The EU has managed to prolong the license for Monsanto's controversial glyphosate weed killer for five years with Germany's unexpected support, but the French president vowed to ban it in France within three years.

“I have asked the government to take the necessary measures for the use of glyphosate to be banned in France as soon as alternatives are found, and at the latest in three years,” Macron said on Twitter, supplementing the statement with the hashtag #MakeOurPlanetGreatAgain.

Nov 27 15:04

French Pres. Emmanuel Macron To Moroccan Migrant: 'You Have To Go Back...'

French President Emmanuel Macron channeled the spirit of President Donald Trump last week telling a Moroccan migrant "you have to go back to your country" because you're "not in danger in Morocco" and France can't "give papers to everyone."

"If you are not in danger, you should go back to your country," Macron told a female asylum seeker. "You are not in danger in Morocco."

Nov 27 07:29

French Police Attacked by Car With Migrants in Northern France - Reports

A car carrying migrants sped toward police officers in the northern French city of Calais, with at least one serviceman receiving injuries, the LCI broadcaster reported on Saturday night. The incident took place when the officers stopped the vehicle to carry out the search of the car.

"As a result of the hit, an officer received a knee injury, [after which] security forces had to open fire," local authorities said as quoted by the broadcaster.

Nov 26 08:09

'End of Europe' France fears Merkel's failure could spark COLLAPSE of bloc

FRANCE is growing increasingly impatient over Angela Merkel's failure to form a government - as politicians in Paris raise the possibility of finally resolving its "over-reliance" on Germany.

Nov 25 08:59

France will take lead in creating a world which protects us says Macron

FRENCH president Emmanuel Macron once again seized the opportunity to elevate the role of France in global affairs on Thursday by saying that his country was only “great” when it was open to the world, adding that he had taken his foreign policy inspiration from former conservative president Jacques Chirac.

Nov 25 08:41

French ‘Free Thinkers’ Who Denounced Christian Cross Now Plead for Islamic Mosque

In a bizarre turn of events, the group of “free thinkers” that fought to have a cross removed from public property in northwest France is now fighting to save a mosque.

Nov 24 07:40

'Young, Inexperienced': IRGC Slams Macron Over Idea to Review Missile Program

On November 9, French President Emmanuel Macron said at a press conference in Dubai that the Iranian nuclear deal must be preserved, but needed several amendments. In particular, Macron proposed that Iran should engage in talks on its "extremely dangerous" ballistic program, as well as on determination of limitations on the nuclear program.

Nov 22 11:05

Le Pen decries 'fatwa' on National Front bank accounts

Marine Le Pen has claimed her National Front party is the victim of a "banking fatwa" after banks closed its accounts as well as her own personal account.

The leader of the far-right party told a news conference she would be lodging complaints against Société Générale and HSBC.

Under French law, banks are allowed to close accounts unilaterally.

But Ms Le Pen accused "financial oligarchies" of trying to "suffocate" the political opposition and democracy.

Nov 22 06:51

UK to Pay France Millions More to Stop New Wave of Calais Migrants

The UK will give more taxpayers’ money to France to stop a wave of migrants following a surge in attempted illegal crossings, according to French officials.

Though the Home Office has not confirmed how much would be handed over to ensure continued security in the region, operations at Eurotunnel terminals and ports in Coquelles, Calais, and Dunkirk alone could cost up to £80 million, reports The Times.

Last week, Home Secretary Amber Rudd met with the Minister of the Interior of France, Gérard Collomb, in London to discuss the border. A Home Office spokesman later confirmed that the UK will “work closely with the French authorities at all levels to reduce migrant pressures”.

Nov 21 12:13

'Provocation': Moscow demands release of Russian senator detained in France

The Russian diplomatic mission in France is working to facilitate the release of Senator Suleiman Kerimov, who was detained in Nice late on Monday. Moscow has called the move “a provocation.”

“Russia’s foreign missions in France are currently in constant contact with the French authorities, pushing for an immediate release of Kerimov,” Anna Slychkova, spokeswoman for the Russian embassy in France, said.

According to Slychkova, the member of the Russian upper house was detained and “transferred to a police station” after arriving from Moscow to Nice late on Monday.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said that it has informed French authorities that Kerimov is a Russian senator with a diplomatic passport, and as such, entitled to immunity.

Nov 21 09:25

Could French ‘hard-right alliance’ destroy Macron? Le Pen makes shock offer to Republicans

MARINE Le Pen said France’s two leading right-wing parties, Front National and The Republicans, should form a strategic political alliance to counter centrist president Emmanuel Macron’s radical reform agenda

Nov 21 07:56

Netanyahu, Macron to Discuss 'Ideas to Stabilize Situation in Lebanon'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris in early December to discuss threats against Israel from Hizbullah and Iran and "ideas to stabilize the situation in Lebanon."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We bomb them until they are stable!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Nov 20 10:24

French Postal Service Refuses to Deliver to Migrant ‘No Go Zone’ Citing ‘Danger to Staff’

French courier Chronopost has announced that it will not deliver any packages to the heavily migrant-populated Seine-Saint-Denis suburb on the outskirts of Paris because the area is too dangerous.

Nov 20 08:26

Not That Invisible: Russian Radars Spot Overhyped French Stealth Frigate

The French stealth frigate La Fayette has been tracked by the radar stations of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, a Crimean security source told RIA Novosti on Monday.

According to the source, Russian radars are capable of detecting ships of this class hundreds of kilometers away.

"The much-hyped stealth technology [of the French frigate] has been disrupted by the Russian radioelectronic industry. The Black Sea's electronic warfare units detected the La Fayette frigate as it passed through the Bosporus," the source said, adding that the warship is still under surveillance.

Nov 20 07:51

Netanyahu to Meet Macron on Lebanon Crisis

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris in early December for talks expected to include developments in Lebanon, Netanyahu's office said on Sunday.

In a phone call on Sunday, "President Macron updated Prime Minister Netanyahu with the measures he is taking in the crisis in Lebanon," the office said in a Hebrew-language statement.

"The two leaders decided to speak again in the coming days and to meet in Paris at the beginning of next month."

Nov 19 17:20

Violence on the streets of Paris as protesters rage against Macron for fifth day

FRANCE has faced violence on the streets for the fifth day in a row as turmoil continues to beset the Macron presidency.

Emmanuel Macron, who was lauded by the EU elite as the saviour of the European project, is struggling to maintain his grip on power just a few months into his reign.

This week the French President faced a mass revolt of 100 party members after they criticised his "broken promises and trust".

Following this, furious protesters took to the streets yesterday afternoon in an anti-Macron rally for the fifth consecutive day.

Nov 19 08:20

US and France agree on need to counter Iran influence in Middle East

The United States and France agreed on the need to work with allies to counter the “destabilising” activities of Iran and its Lebanese proxy, Hizbollah, in the Middle East.

US president Donald Trump spoke with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, about the situation in Lebanon and Syria, said a White House statement on Saturday.

“Both presidents agreed on the need to work with allies to counter Hizbollah’s and Iran’s destabilising activities in the region,” it said.

Nov 19 08:07

Iran: France should not interfere in Iran's missile programme

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that Tehran should be less aggressive in the region and should clarify the strategy around its ballistic missile programme.

"It does not benefit Mr. Macron and France to interfere on the missile issue and the strategic affairs of the Islamic Republic, which we have great sensitivities about," Velayati said.

Nov 18 09:09

Macron rival demands FRENCH referendum on EU as he blasts president’s federalism mistake

THE French conservative widely tipped to become chief rival of Emmanuel Macron’s ruling party has raged at European Union officials and said the only way to “save” the bloc from collapse was to “re-found” the project.

Nov 18 08:22

Hariri arrives in Paris

The (outgoing) Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has arrived in the French capital city of Paris after finally being allowed to depart Saudi Arabia.

On Saturday morning, a Boeing aircraft carrying Hariri landed at Le Bourget Airport in Paris where a Lebanese delegation was waiting.

Hariri was accompanied only by his wife Lara, however, the Lebanese media said that his eldest son Hossam arrived n France yesterday already.

His two other children reportedly stayed in Saudi Arabia.

Hariri is expected to meet with the French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace later in the day.

Nov 17 17:08

Video: France Fueled Extremism By Abandoning Poor

The French president is blaming his predecessors for fueling the rise of extremism in the country.

Nov 17 12:30

Video: France Fueled Extremism By Abandoning Poor

The French president is blaming his predecessors for fueling the rise of extremism in the country.

Nov 17 11:17

Emmanuel Macron Blames France for the Rise of Islamic Radicalisation

French President Emmanuel Macron has blamed France for the rise of Islamism and said the Republic was not good enough for “youths”, as he outlined a series of social programmes for the country’s migrant-dominated, low-income neighbourhoods.

“Radicalisation has taken hold because the French Republic has resigned,” Macron said on Tuesday in the northern French city of Tourcoing, near Lille, as he outlined 15 social policy plans.

Nov 16 11:05

EUROPE ERUPTS: Riots hit France as thousands take to streets against Macron

VIOLENCE broke out as thousands of angry demonstrators took to the streets of Nantes, France this afternoon to protest at new government reforms.

Nov 16 07:40

French lawmakers walk out to protest anti-Palestinian diatribe

This video shows lawmakers walking out of France’s National Assembly on Wednesday in protest at an anti-Palestinian diatribe by one of their colleagues, Meyer Habib.

Nov 16 06:37

Hariri declines to discuss France travel plans

Prime Minister Saad Hariri told reporters that he would not be answering questions on details of his plans to travel to France, following a meeting with the French foreign minister in Riyadh Thursday.

Nov 15 16:30

France ran out of money last Tuesday — and within days, so will the rest of Europe

Analysis: European countries are being forced to borrow well before the year ends — and sooner or later, that debt will catch up with them

Nov 15 09:28

EU, France bow to Israel’s ban on European officials

The European Union and the French government appear to be giving Israel a pass over its decision Monday to bar the entry of French and European elected officials who planned to travel on a solidarity mission to Palestine.

Israel’s interior ministry announced Monday that it was barring entry to seven officials scheduled to be part of a delegation made up of European Parliament members, national lawmakers and mayors.

Israel’s public security minister Gilad Erdan, who is tasked with thwarting the global movement for Palestinian rights, called the banned officials “senior politicians who consistently support the boycott against Israel and promote it.”

Nov 15 09:00

French government forced to act after new wave of police suicides

Eight French officers including a high-profile former police chief have committed suicide in just a week sparking renewed concern among the forces of law and order and the government.

The worrying issue of the high number of suicides among French police officers is once again back on the agenda.

These latest suicides brought the number of French police officers to have taken their lives this year to 45. There have also been 16 suicides by members of France's military police the gendarmerie nationale.

Nov 15 08:50

The French are fretting over a sudden butter shortage

“IT’S A true catastrophe, monsieur,” says a baker in central Paris as she places warm, flaky croissants in a paper bag. The price of local butter has soared in the past year, she says: “We are used to costs going up, but this is really extreme.” Her pastry counter is well stocked, but margins per croissant are squeezed.

Nov 14 13:22

France Reveals Agenda To Become A Pedophile Haven As It Eyes Lowering Age Of Consent To 13

By Aaron Kesel

French politicians have revealed their hidden agenda to lower the age of consent in France to 13 years old. No you aren’t reading The Onion, these lunatic lawmakers in Paris want to enable pedophiles. This comes after two men were acquitted in separate cases of rape for having sex with two 11-year-old girls...

Nov 12 04:17

'It's Not Negotiable': Tehran on Macron's Call for Talks on Its Missile Program

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has responded to the call of the French President to hold talks on the country's ballistic missile program, firmly rejecting the idea and noting that it is solely defensive in nature.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has rejected any possibility of negotiations on the country's ballistic missiles. The diplomat stressed that the country's missile program is designed for its defense and has no relation to a nuclear agreement with the world powers.
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"We have told French officials repeatedly that the nuclear deal is not negotiable and other issues will not be allowed to be added to it."

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Nov 11 08:37

French mayor leads protest to stop Muslim worshippers praying in street

A French mayor and dozens of other MPs and elected councillors from around the Paris region sang the Marseillaise on Friday as they marched towards around 200 Muslim worshippers in a bid to stop them praying in the street.

The stand off which was caught in several video clips (see below) took place in the Paris suburb of Clichy on Friday afternoon.

The local right wing mayor Remi Muzeau led the march after growing infuriated by the presence of hundreds of Muslim worshippers praying on the town's market square every Friday for the past nine months.

Nov 10 10:30

Macron makes surprise trip to Saudi Arabia as tensions rise with Iran over Lebanon & Yemen

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron held hastily scheduled talks in Riyadh with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman amid rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, notably over Lebanon and Yemen.

Nov 10 10:08

France's Le Pen stripped of immunity over gruesome IS pictures

France's National Assembly on Wednesday lifted the immunity from prosecution of far-right leader Marine Le Pen for tweeting pictures of Islamic State group atrocities, parliamentary sources said.

The decision was taken by a cross-party committee in charge of the internal functioning of the assembly, after a request from the authorities to lift Le Pen's parliamentary immunity over a crime that carries up to three years in prison.

The leader of the National Front, who ran a failed campaign for president this year, in 2015 tweeted three pictures of IS atrocities, including one of James Foley, an American journalist beheaded by the extremists.

"Daesh is THIS!" she wrote in a post accompanying the photos, using an Arabic acronym for IS.

Faced with outrage on social media and from Foley's family, Le Pen later deleted the picture of the American, saying she had been unaware he was the man in the picture.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just please give me a moment to get my head around this.

The images were not photoshopped, and told the story of Foley's assassination in a true and honest way; yet it is Le Pen who is about to be prosecuted for doing so?!?

I am sorry; this is political correctness, absoflippinglutely run amok.

When telling the truth becomes a crime, that society in which this has happened is not long for this world, at least not in its current condition.

And the most painfully ironic thing about these coming charges is that it was the Occupied, Unhinged Surveilled States of Amerika which created both Al Qaeda and ISIS.

America created Al Qaeda and the ISIS terror group.

Nov 10 09:40

Macron wants to amend Iran nuclear deal to avoid Tehran’s ‘hegemony’ in Middle East

French President Emmanuel Macron has proposed to amend the nuclear deal with Iran to cover ballistic missile development to avoid a “North Korean” scenario in the Middle East.

Nov 09 08:57

France: A Decomposing Civilization

France's authorities and elites are tearing up, piece by piece, the country's historical, religious and cultural legacy so that nothing remains. A nation dispossessed of its identity will see its inner strength broken.

Nov 08 10:26

France backtracks on promise to cut nuclear power reliance

The French government said Tuesday that it probably would not be able to keep its 2025 deadline for reducing the proportion of electricity generated from nuclear to 50 percent, an admission which angered ecologists.

Nov 07 08:58

France in CHAOS: Trucks and vans block Paris roads in protest at cancelled Christmas fair

PARIS motorways were brought to a standstill by an army of furious workers after the city’s main Christmas market was banned for being too tacky.

Angry stallholders caused chaos as they blocked main roads with their lorries and vans after councillors said the market on the Champs-Élysées was too “mediocre” in quality for sophisticated French tastes.

Nov 01 10:06

Unholy row breaks out in France after Breton town told to pull down cross

France's highest court has demanded that a cross overhanging a statue of former Pope John Paul II be removed from a a square in a Breton town, provoking anger among those who believe France's Catholic heritage is being destroyed.

The Conseil d'Etat (State Council) says that the presence of the cross goes against the 1905 French law which officially separates church and state.

Oct 24 17:27

Laura Ingraham Reacts to George W. Bush Speech

The Globalist Cabal Uniting Yesterday to slam the Trump Administration to encourage everyone to be more globally fine tuned as a country...

Oct 23 09:43

France's Hollande says will protect interests in Niger

France will do everything to protect its interests in Niger after an attack on a uranium plant run by nuclear reactor maker Areva near the northern town of Arlit earlier on Thursday, French President Francois Hollande said.

“We will have the same will to co-operate (with Niger) to fight against terrorism and will also protect our interests,” he told reporters.

Oct 22 09:09

France requests more US troops to fight ISIS in West Africa

The US must step up support for French troops fighting Islamic State in West Africa, the French defense minister said during a visit to Washington, even as US officials sparred over the ambush in Niger that left four US service members dead.

“Much more needs to be done,” Defense Minister Florence Parly said after a meeting Friday with her US counterpart James Mattis and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, according to Reuters. “We can’t be and don’t want to be, the praetorian (guards) of sovereign African countries. They must be made able to defeat terror on their own.”

Without US support, Parly said, the mission is likely to fail.

Oct 22 09:04

French defence minister in Washington amid Niger ambush storm

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis thanked French Defence Minister Florence Parly for France's help after four US soldiers were killed in an ambush in Niger, sparking controversy over American operations in the west African country. The Iran nuclear deal and Chad, which is affected by President Donald Trump's travel ban, were among other questions raised by Parly during her visit.

"Thank you for your support and for your letter of condolences for our fallen following this attack," Mattis told Parly when they met on Friday.

French helicopters, backed up by warplanes, arrived to evacuate the US victims within 30 minutes of the ambush by about 50 attackers, thought to be jihadists, near the Mali border.

Oct 21 09:42

France races to tear down its 570 squalid shanty towns but root problems persist

Despite being one of the world's wealthiest nations, France has a shocking 16,000 people living in more than 570 squalid slums across the country. The race is on to clear them out but critics say no solution is in place.

"We live in France under the myth that slums have disappeared. It's not true." Yvan Gastaut, a historian from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis told Le Monde newspaper.

According to a census, there are more than 570 slums in France, including 113 in the greater Paris region of Ile-de-France.

Among the 16,000 people living in squalid conditions, 36 percent are children, according to figures quoted by Le Monde.

Oct 20 21:06

Is Liberalism a Dying Faith? Pat Buchanan

James Burnham called it (Liberalism) in his 1964 “Suicide of the West” — the ideology of Western suicide.

Asked to name the defining attributes of the America we wish to become, many liberals would answer that we must realize our manifest destiny since 1776, by becoming more equal, more diverse and more democratic — and the model for mankind’s future.

Oct 20 21:03

“The Lobby” British Style – Philip Giraldi

An undercover reporter secretly records how the Israeli Embassy directs local groups

There is undeniably a complicated web of relationships and networks that define Israel’s friends.

Now that the British account of “The Lobby” has cleared a regulatory hurdle the American version will reportedly soon be released.

Oct 19 15:38

Video: Expanding Police Power: France Approves New Restrictive Anti-Terrorism Law

French parliament has passed a new anti-terror law which hands increased powers to the security services.

Oct 18 08:48

239 KILLED BY TERRORISTS IN FRANCE IN 2 YEARS

Today’s victims brought to at least 239 the official total number of people killed in France by jihadists since 2015. (This figure doesn’t include a large number of other attacks where the police claimed the perpetrators were psychologically disturbed and therefore could not be sure the attacks were Islamicly motivated even though the perpetrators on many occasions shouted “Allahu Akbar” as they carried them out.)

A state of emergency continues in France. Over 7,000 troops are still guarding transport hubs, tourist sites and prominent churches and synagogues.

These are wartime figures.

Oct 16 10:28

Macron says he warned Trump not to scrap Iran deal

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that he was opposed to a “tougher” approach toward Iran.

Speaking to TF1 and LCI in his first live TV interview since taking office, the French president said he had told Trump not to scrap the Iran deal.

Macron said Trump “wants to get tougher with Iran. I told him I thought this was the wrong approach because we have to look at where we are now with North Korea.”

Oct 13 12:28

Catalonia: What’s Next? – Justin Raimondo

Spain’s repression has failed.

While the elites are pushing an agenda of centralization, and concentrated power, the worldwide trend is actually going in the opposite direction, toward decentralization and self-determination.

At a time when supra-national bureaucracies and globalist initiatives are being foisted on ordinary people, the Catalan people are rising up and taking their destiny into their own hands.

Oct 13 06:54

France Renews Support for Iran Nuclear Deal

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif renewed his country's support for the nuclear agreement signed between Tehran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany) in Vienna in July 2015.

Oct 11 09:46

Greenpeace Warns French Nuclear Waste Pools Vulnerable to Terror Threat

The citizens of France and neighboring European nations will suffer major damage should terrorists attack French nuclear facilities, Greenpeace warns in a report released Tuesday.

Oct 11 08:08

French Police Start Arresting People at Protest Against Macron's Economic Reform

Tensions have mounted yet again just hours after thousands of people took to the streets of the French capital to vent their anger over President Macron's planned labor reform.

Oct 10 08:56

Emmanuel Macron loses France’s trust: Poll shows majority questioned have NO FAITH in him

EMMANUEL Macron is battling to save his political reputation after a new poll revealed French voters don’t trust him to sort the country’s problems.

Oct 09 10:48

The hopelessly corrupt structure of the Eurozone & the Eurogroup

Follow the money. The Eurogroup rules the Eurozone and its 19 member states. The first rule of Eurogroup is: ‘You don’t talk about Eurogroup!’

Part of the problem of criticizing the “pan-European project” is that you have multiple bodies which overlap. And you also have some nations which are part of one, but not another. Or which pay into one body, but abstain from another.

A clear analysis is needed of the most important part of the pan-European project: the Eurozone. The Eurozone is the most important because it controls the money in the world’s largest macro-economy.

Oct 09 08:57

How does France's 'Northern Catalonia' feel about independence?

The French region of Pyrenees-Orientales -- known to some as "Northern Catalonia" -- is keeping an anxious eye on the crisis just across the border.
Taken over by France in the 17th century, many in this region nestled between the Pyrenees mountains and the Mediterranean retain close cultural links with Catalonia to the south.

"They have family ties, they go there on weekends," said Jean-Luc Pujol, co-founder of the political party Yes To A Catalan Country, which pushes for greater autonomy in the French region.

Oct 03 07:58

French Counter-Terror Bill Slammed by Rights Groups as Draconian

A new French counter-terrorism bill has attracted criticism from organizations, including the United Nations, concerned that the additional security powers the bill grants could harm liberty, security, freedom of assembly and freedom of religion.

Oct 03 07:53

'Emperor' Macron exploiting Merkel's election shock to become next EU leader

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron has abused Angela Merkel’s underwhelming election result by pushing for France to lead a European Empire, a Paris-based journalist has claimed.

Oct 01 07:53

French soldiers shoot dead knife attacker who, shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’, killed 2 in Marseille

Two people have been killed during a knife attack at a Marseille train station, according to police. The assailant, who was reportedly shouting ‘Allahu Akbar,’ was shot dead by an army patrol at the scene.

The incident took place at the Saint-Charles train station in Marseille on Sunday, when a man attacked passers-by with a knife. One person was killed by the assailant at the scene, while another succumbed a short while after, according to police chief Olivier de Mazières.

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So .......... How is that open borders thing working out for you?

Sep 28 08:51

FLASHBACK - Charlie Hebdo Massacre: Another Staged Event to Incite War and Destroy Freedom?

Other anomalies are cause for skepticism. How did the terrorists get ahold of military-grade weaponry undetected? Journalist Gearoid O Colmain told Russia Today that the two deceased suspects, French-born Said and Cherif Kouachi, had received military training from militants in Syria and had also traveled to Yemen to meet with al-Qaeda leaders there. And yet the pair was able to return to France without interference from authorities. Other reports indicate that the brothers were known and being monitored by French intelligence, but were still able to obtain the necessary armaments to conduct Wednesday’s attack without a hiccup.

Sep 28 02:55

How to Bring Down the Elephant in the Room

First, a painful, but needed, clarification:

Basement crazies. Neocons. Zionists. Israel Lobbyists. Judaics. Jews. Somewhere along this list we bump into the proverbial “elephant in the room”. For some this bumping will happen earlier in the list, for others a little later down the list, but the list will be more or less the same for everybody. Proper etiquette, atleast in the West, would want to make us run away from this topic. I won’t. Why? Well, for one thing I am constantly accused of not discussing this elephant. Furthermore, I am afraid that the role this elephant is playing is particularly toxic right now. So let me try to deal with this beast, but first I have to begin with some caveats.

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