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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."

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"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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Sep 28 02:51

Very Dangerous Escalation in Syria

By now many of you must have heard the news: a Russian Lieutenant-General, Valery Asapov, and two Colonels have been killed in what appears to be a very precisely targeted mortar attack. Just as in the case of the Russian military police unit recently attacked near Deir ez-Zor, the Russians are accusing the Americans of being behind this attack. To make things even worse, the Russians are now also officially accusing the Americans of actively collaborating with ISIS:

Sep 27 08:19

France to make car parts in Iran

Head of France's Union of Rubber and Plastics showed interest in training Iranian industrialist to make car parts.

Sep 27 07:37

Macron threatens to launch BREAKAWAY EU group warning France and Germany will be DECISIVE

EMMANUEL Macron today outlined his aims to take the reigns of the European Union (EU) with a "decisive" Franco-German partnership as he revealed his plans to launch a breakaway group dedicated to the "re-foundation of Europe".

Sep 25 09:28

MACRON BLOW: President dealt a huge defeat in senate vote as popularity plummets

FRENCH president Emmanuel Macron suffered his first major electoral setback when his Republic on the Move party won fewer seats than expected in elections for the French Senate.

Sep 25 09:23

FRANCE’S COUNTERTERRORISM BILL NORMALIZES POLICE STATE

France’s draft counterterrorism bill is now in its final stretch before becoming law. The fast-tracked bill is widely expected to pass a vote in an extraordinary session of the National Assembly on October 3 – despite concerns that it encroaches on people’s rights. The bill doesn’t prolong France’s two-year-long state of emergency, which will formally be over when it becomes law.

Sep 24 08:21

French Labor Reform Protests May Escalate, Turn Into Acute Issue for Macron

The ongoing protests of the French citizens against the reform of the country's labor code may escalate in the future and become a "monstrous problem" for French President Emmanuel Macron, experts told Sputnik.

Sep 24 08:14

'Macron, You Are Done!' Paris Residents Take to Streets to Protest New Labor Law

While German voters prepare to make the most important decision over the last couple years - electing their new chancellor - equally dramatic events are being unveiled in neighboring France.

Sep 23 05:39

The Crazy Imbalance of Russia-gate

If the U.S. government and mainstream media are really concerned about foreign influence in American politics, they might look at Israel and other nations with much more clout than Russia, notes Robert Parry.

The core absurdity of the Russia-gate frenzy is its complete lack of proportionality.

Sep 22 18:46

Tillerson State Dept. Demanding Israel Hand Back Millions in U.S. Military Aid

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been pushing the Trump White House to demand that Israel give back to the United States millions of dollars in military aid, prompting pushback in the West Wing and further fueling ongoing tensions between Foggy Bottom and the White House over a range of key diplomatic issues, according to multiple sources briefed on the situation.

The Washington Free Beacon first reported on Friday that the State Department has been lobbying the White House to call for Israel to hand back some $75 million in U.S. military aid that was awarded to the Jewish state above the Obama administration’s financial request in 2016.

Sep 22 17:19

The Bombast of Nikki Haley

She’s a lightweight, and a warmongering globalist.

As Governor of South Carolina, and a member of that state’s House of Representatives, Haley’s foreign policy experience is absolutely nil. Nor does her degree in accounting from Clemson University inspire confidence. Her record thus far has consisted of giving voice to the neoconservative tendency in the GOP – the very people Trump defeated in the GOP primaries. The conventional Republican foreign policy clichés we’ve heard for years pour forth from her mouth like vomit from a drunk. Her recent speech before the American Enterprise Institute on the nuclear deal with Iran is a perfect case in point.

Sep 22 17:15

America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars

We don’t need a war with Iran because Israel wants one and some rich and powerful American Jews are happy to deliver. Seriously, we don’t need it.

They have been very successful at faking the Iranian threat, so much so that nearly all Republican and most Democratic congressmen as well as much of the media seem to be convinced that Iran needs to be dealt with firmly, most definitely by using the U.S. military, and the sooner the better.

And while they are doing it, the issue that nearly all the Iran haters are Jewish has somehow fallen out of sight, as if it does not matter. But it should matter.

Sep 22 08:37

French Olympic Team To Skip 2018 Winter Games if North Korea Tensions Continue

The French Winter Olympics team will not travel to the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea if its security cannot be guaranteed, France's sports minister said Thursday — the first major doubts by a participating nation over the growing North Korean tensions.

Sep 21 14:30

Listening to the Donald at the UN – The Saker

No matter how bad things look now, Hillary President would have been infinitely worse!

In conclusion, what I take away from Trump's UN speech is a sense of relief for the rest of the planet and a sense of real worry for the US. Ever since the Neocons overthrew Trump and made him what is colloquially referred to as their “bitch” the US foreign policy has come to a virtual standstill.

Sure, the Americans talk a lot, but at least they are doing nothing. That paralysis, which is a direct consequence of the internal infighting, is a blessing for the rest of the planet

Sep 20 12:17

How the UN Covers for US Aggression

UN is not out to get the U.S. Rather, it has largely been America’s tool since its inception, it has repeatedly covered Uncle Sam’s overly-exposed butt as he (a.k.a. “the royal we”) has gone around the world on a three decade-long military bender since the end of the Cold War.

And therein lies the truly pernicious part of the Trumped-up case against the U.N. … because, like so much of America’s growing cult of grievance, it reflects an ever-widening gap between America’s stated ideals and its self-serving behavior around the world.

Sep 20 12:10

Trump’s Embarrassing UN Speech

The arrogance conveyed by Trump’s speech is unprecedented.

I wonder if whoever wrote the deplorable speech intended to embarrass Trump and inadvertently embarrassed America as well, or whether the speechwriter(s) is so imbued with the neoconservative arrogance and hubris of our time that the speechwriter was simply blind to the extraordinary contradictions that stood out like sore thumbs all through the speech.

Sep 20 09:15

French president: No “efficient” solution in Syria without Iran

The French president emphasized the influential role of Iran in the Syria peace process, saying no “efficient” solution could be found to the six-year-old crisis in the Arab state without the Islamic Republic.

“If we do not resolve the Syrian problem with Iran around the table, then we will not have an efficient response, because Iran today is among the powers that have an influence on the ground,” Macron told reporters in New York on Tuesday, Press TV reported.

Sep 20 07:24

Paris protesters set police car on fire with 2 officers inside

Sep 19 09:37

French lorry drivers take action against government’s labour reforms

French lorry drivers opposing the government's reform of labour laws staged protests in Paris and across the country on Monday, ahead of more strikes next week.

The CFDT and CFTC unions claim their industry will be hit by President Emmanuel Macron's controversial overhaul of the country's labour code.

The truck drivers fear the changes to labour laws will impact the small businesses that make up 75-80% of the profession by creating “unfair competition” between them, and reducing job security.

Sep 19 08:53

France Rules Out Renegotiation on JCPOA

France demands the full implementation of the JCPOA and deems any fresh negotiations on the deal “meaningless,” Macron said in a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the annual session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Sep 18 14:23

4 U.S. Women Hit By Acid Attack In France

Four American college students were attacked with acid by a woman on Sunday at a train station in southern France, injuring at least two of them, according to the local police.

The assailant, a 41-year-old woman, was quickly arrested in the Mediterranean port city of Marseille. The police prefecture said they were not treating the attack on the American women as a terrorist assault.

Sep 18 12:37

Removing Offensive Monuments

The eyesore presidential libraries

The social justice warrior charge to purge the United States of all monuments relating in any way to the Confederacy has been rapidly expanding to include the scourge represented by all white people all through history.

Now, I would suggest that turnabout is fair play so if we are all agreeing that monuments must be destroyed to right historic wrongs, I am interested in making up my own little list based on the things that I disapprove of. As readers of this site are aware, I am a critic of illegal behavior by the United States government, to include torture, targeted assassinations by drone and starting wars without any reason to do so, so that would be a good place to start.

Sep 18 12:33

Russia Emerges As Victor in Syrian War

The war is almost over; reconstruction and nation-building are coming to the fore.

A new UN-brokered round of negotiations on Syria will kick off in October. The participants will have to live with new reality – the West has lost in Syria, Russia and its allies have won

Sep 18 12:30

Trump’s Bonfire of Washington Politics

So, is it inside-out politics that is taking place here?

President Trump shocked the political world and his own “base” when he struck a budget deal with Democrats to get emergency funding for Hurricane Harvey victims, reports ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke.

Last week, President Trump threw a grenade into the U.S. political structure.

Sep 18 07:59

France to bring back old thyroid drug after thousands complain over new formula

An old version of a thyroid medication will be reintroduced in France after thousands of the country's three million users complained of serious side effects from a new formula, the government said Friday.
The side effects of the new version of Levothyrox that went on sale in March are said to include cramps, headaches, dizziness and hair loss.

The government of President Emmanuel Macron, which has been accused of "shameful indifference" over the scandal, said the old version of the drug would be reintroduced in two weeks.

Sep 14 10:13

France shocked at iPhone X costing exactly French minimum wage

After Apple unveiled its shiny new iPhone X to the world, French media noted with wonder and consternation that the hi-tech gadget cost almost exactly the same as a worker on France’s minimum wage earns for a month’s labour.
"Is the iPhone X worth a SMIC?" asked a headline in Le Parisien newspaper, using the French abbreviation for the monthly minimum wage that is legally fixed at €1,149 after tax.

The cheapest version of the iPhone X, unveiled on Tuesday at Apple’s new "spaceship" headquarters in California, will be sold in France from November 3 priced at €1,159.

The newspaper marvelled at the new product’s technology, but rather snootily noted that buying it for that price was like buying a Porsche for a short commute to work when a low-cost Dacia car would do the job just as well.

Sep 13 07:36

Tens of thousands take to the streets to protest Macron's labour reforms

The first day of major demonstrations against French President Emmanuel Macron's changes to France's enshrined labour code saw tens of thousands of protesters take to the streets on Tuesday.

In a day of nationwide strikes and rallies that was seen as an important test for Macron - who has staked his presidency on overhauling France's sluggish economy - France's biggest trade union, the hardline CGT, was keen to show it could mobilise its supporters in large numbers.

On Tuesday evening the union reported that some 60,000 protesters had turned out in Paris, while the police put the figure at a more modest 24,000.

The numbers are being closely observed as they are considered an important indicator of the strength of resistance to the reforms.

Sep 12 09:11

‘King of slackers’: Fury after Macron brands labor reforms opponents ‘lazy’ ahead of mass protests

President Emmanuel Macron has been criticized for branding opponents of his labor reforms as being “lazy.” Quickly dubbed the ‘King of slackers’ on Twitter, the French leader was undeterred, though, saying he regrets nothing and aims to move the country forward.

Sep 11 08:08

North Korea official blasts France over nuclear criticism

Ri Tok-Son, deputy director of the foreign ministry's European department, said France's claim that a nuclear missile launched from the North could strike Europe was "preposterous".

He stressed that the North's atomic arsenal was a deterrent against US nuclear threats which Paris does not face.

Sep 10 08:35

France admits its defeat in Syria, says future with Bashar Al Assad possible

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the demand for departure of the Syrian President Bashar Al Assad should not be a precondition for launching a political process in the country.

During Friday’s press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, the French foreign minister recalled that Paris had already assured that in order to launch the political process in Syria, no preconditions, including Al Assad's departure, should be set, noting that the French side does think Al Assad should be targeted by any political process.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Assad has defeated the US attempt to remove him.

Deal with it.

Sep 08 08:10

6 Years after, France suddenly wants to end the Libyan crisis

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday he noticed “positive developments” that might help end the Libyan crisis after meeting with Libyan parties this week.

The Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al Sarraj and Libyan National Army General Commander Khalifa Haftar both committed themselves to a conditional ceasefire agreement reached back in July in Paris and promised to work together as regards the forthcoming elections in 2018.

Aug 30 15:46

Emmanuel Macron's Africa refugee plan condemned as 'racist and inhumane'

European Parliament’s Rapporteur on the Commission’s Union Resettlement Framework, Left MEP Malin Björk, said the plan was “tainted by structural racism towards the African population”.

“Europe has no right to criminalise mobility or movement - especially not in third countries,” the Swedish MEP said.

“Irregular migration is not a crime - by calling it a crime is akin to calling these people criminals. The most worrying aspect of this plan is that it is coupled with stopping spontaneous arrivals at European territory completely. This breaches the international right to leave one's country and to seek asylum.

“Furthermore, using resettlement as the framework within which EU externalises its borders is to destroy over five decades of humanitarian work and international solidarity. In terms of increased loss of human lives and suffering, the consequences of this plan will be disastrous.”

Aug 29 11:08

France sees no alternative to Iran deal: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron has become the latest world leader to come out in support of a multilateral nuclear deal with Iran, saying France sees “no alternative” to the agreement.

He said the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), had facilitated a constructive relationship with Iran.

“There is no alternative to the non-proliferation agenda. It enables a constructive and demanding relationship with Iran,” he told some 200 French ambassadors gathered in Paris.

Aug 28 08:46

MACRON'S POLL NIGHTMARE: Now two-thirds have ‘little faith’ in president’s doomed reforms

ALMOST two-thirds of French people are sceptical about President Emmanuel Macron’s ability to successfully loosen France’s tightly regulated labour market via a set of pro-business reforms, according to an Odoxa opinion poll published today.

Aug 25 10:34

Emmanuel Macron wants to replicate Merkel and RULE the European Union, says biographer

EMMANUEL MACRON is aiming to replicate his German colleague Angela Merkel as he hopes to “completely reform” the European Union, according to his biographer.

Aug 25 10:34

Macron's Europe ULTIMATUM: French president ORDERS EU to support his reforms… or CRUMBLE

EMMANUEL Macron has risked falling out with his European allies after sensationally claiming the EU risks collapse unless the bloc’s cheap labour rule is overhauled.

Aug 22 11:53

WOMAN IS KILLED AFTER A MAN, 35, DELIBERATELY RAMS A STOLEN VAN INTO PEDESTRIANS AT TWO BUS STATIONS IN MARSEILLE

A woman has died and another person is injured after an man deliberately drove a stolen van into two bus stops during morning rush hour in Marseille, southern France.

A man was injured in the first crash, which took place at around 8am, and a 42-year-old woman was killed in the second, about one hour later.

The suspect, a 35-year-old man, fled both scenes, and was later arrested in the city’s Old Port area.

The suspect had reportedly stolen the van before deliberately driving it into a packed bus shelter in the Croix-Rouge area of Marseille just after 8am.

The driver then sped off, as ambulances were called to deal with people who had been injured in the attack.

Aug 22 10:26

'Bad choice' Macron's popularity plummets as he scrambles to please EU on France's deficit

EMMANUEL Macron’s popularity rating has plummeted to one of the lowest on record for a new French president as he struggles to force through unpopular policies designed to placate EU beancounters.

Aug 22 10:24

French President Macron’s Short-Lived Honeymoon

The former Rothschild banker, economy minister’s honeymoon began by defeating Marine Le Pen decisively on May 7.

Two weeks later, opinion polls showed 62% of respondents viewed him favorably.

His fall from grace was swift, an early August YouGov poll, showing his approval rating plunged to 36% - the lowest ever for a French president this early in his tenure.

He’s accused of ignoring his core supporters. WikiLeaks published thousands of embarrassing emails relating to his campaign and earlier.

Italian psychiatrist Dr. Adriano Segator called him a “dangerous psychopath,” saying “we have a case of full-blown narcissism.”

Aug 15 11:55

One person was killed and dozen injured after a driver struck a group of patrons outside a cafe in a region east of Paris Monday evening.

An twelve-year-old girl was killed in the BMW attack, and 12 were injured, four seriously, according to France's Interior Ministry. The attack took place at a pizzeria in Sept-Sorts, about an hour from Paris, French media outlets report.

Aug 15 11:21

Nezavisimaya Gazeta: French disappointed in Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron's ratings are declining, with his performance approved by just 36% of the population, Nezavisimaya Gazeta writes citing the results of a survey conducted by the Ifop research center. Macron’s popularity rating reached a new low, having fallen by almost 20 points compared to July when his performance was approved by 54% of Frenchmen. According to local media, even Francois Hollande, one of the most unpopular French leaders, did not encounter such public discontent during the first 100 days of his presidency. Many tend to link Macron’s growing unpopularity to his reforms, particularly, with the liberal economic agenda and plans to reduce the country’s budget deficit. Macron’s decision to implement the most painful reforms at the beginning of his five-year presidential term looks quite logical, Sergey Fyodorov, Leading Research Fellow at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute for European Studies, told the paper.

Aug 10 10:30

French Police Arrest Suspect In Hit-And-Run Attack On Soldiers

Prosecutors are treating the ‘deliberate’ attack as an act of terrorism.

Authorities on Wednesday arrested a man suspected of ramming a car into a group of soldiers in a suburb of the French capital, police officials said, potentially ending the manhunt in a case that prosecutors are treating as an act of terrorism.

Aug 10 07:57

Merkel’s monster: Is Macron plotting for France to overtake Germany as EU powerhouse?

EMMANUEL Macron could be plotting for France to take over Germany's position as the powerhouse of the European Union.

Aug 09 13:45

Migrants & Refugees Have Tried To Breach UK Border 17,000 Times This Year – France

Migrants and refugees have made up to 17,000 attempts to jump aboard UK-bound lorries and trains since January, according to the French Interior Ministry.

It appears the destruction of the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp nine months ago has done little to stem the tide of migrants traveling to the port town in northern France.

Aug 09 11:41

Macron facing MUTINY within his own party - as Europhile pin-up crumbles in the polls

MEMBERS of Emmanuel Macron’s party have already become frustrated with the way the President is trying to push through his reform agenda.

Aug 09 09:24

'Hypocrisy!' Emmanuel Macron SCRAPS making wife First Lady as public backlash erupts

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron had to reconsider elevating his wife Brigitte to First Lady status after a petition opposing the move collected nearly 300,000 signatures in less than a day.

Aug 08 11:55

US Sanctions — a Looney Tunes Bad Remake

By F. William Engdahl
5 Aug 2017

The ever-so-wise members of the Congress of the United States have just passed one of the most bizarre pieces of legislation in US history. Unilaterally, it makes illegal and severely punishable investments by European companies in international energy projects where Russia is involved. But it does far more. Unlike earlier US sanctions acts, the EU countries were not even consulted on the new act. It may well be that the bill, HR-3364: Countering Americas Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (sic) and its Senate counterpart will mark the irreversible decline of the United States as a global power and forge new ties between Russia, China, Iran and, yes, the major states of the EU including Germany .

What the Act says
That's All Folks!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9M4htrogqA

Aug 06 16:30

France launches terrorism investigation into attempted knife attack at Eiffel Tower – source

A man carrying a knife and reportedly shouting “Allahu Akbar” tried to force his way through security checks at the Eiffel Tower on Saturday. French prosecutors have launched a counterterrorism investigation, according to reports citing judicial sources.

Aug 04 12:34

Air France expands North Korea no-fly zone after missile miss

Air France-KLM (AIRF.PA) has expanded its no-fly zone over North Korea after one of its jets flew past the location where an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) splashed down 10 minutes later, an airline spokesman said on Thursday.

Air France's flight 293, a Boeing (BA.N) 777 carrying 323 people from Tokyo to Paris, missed North Korea's latest ICBM as it fell to earth on July 28 by about 100 km (60 miles), the spokesman said, citing flight data provided by Japan.

Air France-KLM flies direct to Tokyo and Osaka and the expansion of the no-fly zone could make the flights 10 minutes to 30 minutes longer, depending on the direction, the spokesman said.

North Korea said on Saturday its latest ICBM test proved its ability to strike America's mainland, drawing a sharp warning from U.S. President Donald Trump and a rebuke from China.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's got to be a pain for business passengers with schedules to keep, but under the circumstances, I understand Air France/KLM's decision to do this completely.

Aug 04 09:03

French parliament approves Macron's drive to loosen labour laws

France's parliament has adopted a bill allowing the government to fast-track changes to the labour code, the first major reform of Emmanuel Macron's presidency which aims to slash unemployment.

Aug 02 08:57

Leaked Macron Emails Suggest French Military Ties To UK Far More Important Than EU Army

Emmanuel Macron was warned a month before he announced his bid for the French presidency that maintaining military ties with Britain is far more important than the planned EU-wide defense pact, according to emails published by WikiLeaks.

Aug 01 09:06

‘DISGUSTING’ Fury as French embassy uses Passchendaele to say EU 'brought peace' to Europe

FRENCH diplomats have been accused of rewriting history and politicising a generation’s sacrifice after penning a pro-EU tweet to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle of Passchendaele.

Aug 01 08:45

‘DISGUSTING’ Fury as French embassy uses Passchendaele to say EU 'brought peace' to Europe

FRENCH diplomats have been accused of rewriting history and politicising a generation’s sacrifice after penning a pro-EU tweet to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle of Passchendaele.

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On its official Twitter account, the embassy posted to its 13,000 followers: “Today we commemorate #Passchendaele100. An opportunity to cherish peace, unity and solidarity brought by the EU.”

But the message immediately sparked fury amongst social media users, who accused French diplomats of politicising a 100-year-old tragedy and of wilfully trying to rewrite history in favour of the EU project.

Aug 01 08:36

WikiLeaks Outs Senior Member of French President's Party for Ordering Club Drugs

A new batch of emails published by the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks contains an interesting curiousity, showing what looks like a series of purchases of an illegal drug with properties similar to those of amphetamines by a senior member of French President Emmanuel Macron's En Marche! party.

Jul 29 08:41

Is France Ready to Stand Up to Trump on Iran?

On July 26th, the French foreign ministry issued a declaration about the package of new sanctions targeting Russia and Iran making its way through Congress to President Trump’s desk in the Oval Office.

In the estimation of the French foreign ministry, “the extraterritorial scope of [the sanctions] appears to be unlawful under international law.” The statement outlined the need for the Europeans to “adapt our national mechanisms and update European mechanisms” to protect themselves from the U.S. legislation. The French foreign ministry called for coordination with European partners to address American overreach.

Jul 28 05:55

Macron Is Setting Himself up as the Go-between Putin and Trump

French President Emmanuel Macron has positioned himself as a possible go-between in facilitating a reduction of tensions between the U.S. and Russia, a move that makes sense for France but may anger Official Washington’s hawks who want to escalate the New Cold War. I interviewed Paris-based journalist and historian Diana Johnstone about Trump’s recent visit to Paris. Johnstone is the author of From Mad to Madness: Inside the Pentagon’s Nuclear War Planning Machine, recounting the experiences of her father, Paul Johnstone, as a senior analyst in the Pentagon’s Strategic Weapons Evaluation Group and a co-author of the Pentagon Papers. I spoke to her by telephone in France on July 19...

Jul 27 10:11

The French Government Tried To Build A Migrant Shelter In This Small Town – Residents Responded By Building A Wall Around It

When most people consider how many migrants have entered Europe in recent years, they probably assume that the whole continent is a beacon of tolerance and love for foreigners who are seeking a better way of life. But a more accurate picture of Europe would suggest that the only thing most Europeans are tolerant of, is their corrupt governments who aren’t willing to close the borders. That tolerance is quickly wearing thin however, as most Westerners reject the migrants, who are burdening the social fabric of their communities.

Which would explain a recent incident in the French town of Séméac, where the government recently bought a hotel in the hopes of turning it into a migrant shelter.

Jul 27 09:25

French to hold (non-binding) referendum on England rejoining historical region of Anjou

With Britain looking set to leave the EU, locals in a French city are being asked to vote in a "referendum" on whether England should now rejoin the historical French region of Anjou. The referendum however won't be binding.

Jul 27 09:24

France questions legality of new US bans on Iran, Russia, N Korea

France has raised doubts about the legitimacy of new US sanctions against Iran and Russia, saying they do not conform to international law due to their extraterritorial reach.

Jul 26 13:30

French Build Wall To Stop Migrant Resort

French locals have built a wall around an abandoned hotel to stop its use as a proposed migrant resort.

The residents of the southwestern French town of Séméac erected a 60-foot-long, six-foot-tall wall to bar access to the former F1 hotel after they found out about the secret plan to turn it into a shelter for 85 migrants.

Jul 26 09:22

LEADERS OF LIBYA’S STRONGEST FACTIONS SIGN ACCORD IN PARIS

The French President Emmanual Macron has hosted the two most influential leaders in Libya in what is being called an attempt to re-unite the totally fractured failed state that has plagued Libyan politics since 2011 when the revolutionary leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown during a NATO invasion.

In reality, Macron is engaging in a big face-saving exercise on two fronts. Although the NATO war on Libya was largely authored and agitated for by Hillary Clinton, because of Barack Obama’s apparent reticence to associate himself with the kind of aggressive western war against a Muslim majority country that many at the time still associated with George W. Bush, French President Nicholas Sarkozy became the public cheerleader for the disastrous war, complete with a premature ‘Mission Accomplished’ moment in Tripoli along with then British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fingers crossed, that this can create some degree of stability in Libya, after the absolute fiasco of the Clinton-inspired NATO invasion, which saw to it the Ghaddafi got assassinated.

Jul 25 15:27

French Build Wall To Stop Migrant Resort

French locals have built a wall around an abandoned hotel to stop its use as a proposed migrant resort.

The residents of the southwestern French town of Séméac erected a 60-foot-long, six-foot-tall wall to bar access to the former F1 hotel after they found out about the secret plan to turn it into a shelter for 85 migrants.

Jul 25 14:58

About Trump's Meeting With Putin At The G20

Includes full text of the official report presented directly thereafter to the Russian Media.

The third issue is cyber security which was understandably given considerable attention. The presidents agreed that this area is becoming ever more dangerous. There are numerous threats emerging in cyber space, including a terrorist threat, threats in other areas of organised crime, such threats to the normal functioning of societies as child pornography, pedophilia, the so-called suicide networks. Of course, President Trump also mentioned that certain circles in the United States keep on spinning the issue of Russia’s interference in the US elections even though they are unable to prove that.

Jul 25 14:13

Mélenchon Hails French Army As He Launches Movement Against Macron’s Cuts

The crisis that erupted after the resignation of French armed forces chief of staff General Pierre de Villiers has rapidly exposed the class character of Unsubmissive France (LFI). Shortly after launching LFI’s movement against President Emmanuel Macron’s drastic austerity policies, LFI leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon rapidly aligned himself with the financial demands de Villiers had made before resigning.

Jul 24 14:51

Mélenchon Hails French Army As He Launches Movement Against Macron’s Cuts

The crisis that erupted after the resignation of French armed forces chief of staff General Pierre de Villiers has rapidly exposed the class character of Unsubmissive France (LFI). Shortly after launching LFI’s movement against President Emmanuel Macron’s drastic austerity policies, LFI leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon rapidly aligned himself with the financial demands de Villiers had made before resigning.

Jul 23 09:39

Popularity tumbles for France's Macron: poll

A poll out Sunday shows the popularity rating of France's new President Emmanuel Macron has slumped 10 points to hit 54 percent over the past month.

While Macron has made a strong start on the world stage and won a solid majority in parliament, his first three months in power have not been completely trouble-free.

Jul 23 09:17

French tobacconists protest govt plan to raise cigarette prices

Cigarette sellers in France took to the streets on Thursday to attack the government's policy to gradually increase the price of a packet of cigarettes from €7 to €10 over the next three years.

Claiming the measures will ruin their business and won’t even reduce smoking, they covered speed cameras with plastic bags in the southern city of Toulouse, the northern region of Picardy and Bearn near the Pyrenees, as well as other parts of France.

Jul 22 08:18

“Greater Israel” in the Making? Israel to Control Mediterranean From Beirut to Gaza?

Hiding behind the usual accusations of ‘antisemitism’, the US Zionist movement is now in a position to control EU foreign policy as well as that of America through the new French President, the British Prime Minister (CFI) and the US Congress (AIPAC) together with the tacit approval of Germany’s Angela Merkel (who has already supplied Israel with a fleet of submarines now armed with nuclear cruise missiles). Not a bad achievement for a neo-colonial, minority political Zionist movement, in the 21st century!

Jul 21 07:45

During Trump’s Paris Visit Migrant Suburbs Saw 900 Cars Burned in Scenes of ‘Intolerable Urban Violence’

While U.S. President Donald Trump was on a visit to France for the national Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, clashes in the capital’s migrant-dominated suburbs saw 13 security force members wounded and 897 cars burned.

Jul 21 07:41

France: Policeman lynched, beaten with iron bars by thirty Muslim migrants, opens fire to defend himself in Sevran

A police officer was ambushed by a horde of Muslim migrants. He opened fire to in order to escape, and one of the attackers was wounded in the stomach.The policeman was then rescued by reinforcements, his face bloodied, multiple bruises all over the body. This Saturday morning, he was still hospitalized.

Will this set off a new Muslim uprising in France, as we saw in the mass car burning, violence and utter lawlessness of a few years back? We shall see. But this time it will be far worse: their numbers are vastly greater.

It will be an incident like this that will spark the outbreak of war in Europe.

Jul 20 15:49

France’s Army Chief Steps Down After Defense-Spending Fight With Macron

French leader has moved to take control over economic reforms with shows of real and symbolic power

France’s army chief resigned Wednesday in a spat with President Emmanuel Macron over defense spending, the first major test of the new leader’s authority as he moves to take swift control over economic reforms.

Jul 20 09:23

FALSEHOOD IN WAR-TIME: Propaganda Lies of the First World War by Arthur Ponsonby MP, 1928

"The use of the weapon of falsehood is more necessary in a country where military conscription is not the law of the land than in countries where the manhood of the nation is automatically drafted into the Army, Navy, or Air Service. The public can be worked up emotionally by sham ideals. A sort of collective hysteria spreads and rises until finally it gets the better of sober people and reputable newspapers".
(excerpt, pp2, PDF version)

PDF direct download link:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0a...

Jul 20 08:49

Size matters? Framing of Macron’s extra-large official portrait ‘could cost €2.7mn’

French President Emmanuel Macron’s official portrait has yet again become a heated topic of internet and media discussion, after a local official calculated the hefty sum it would take from local budgets to frame the new leader’s outsize picture.

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