From Facebook to Policebook 22:18 Feb 03 0 comments
The French Plan to recognize “Rojava” 23:11 Jan 15 2 comments
The Ben Stimson Case: Prosecuted in UK For Fighting Fascism in Ukraine 23:09 Nov 20 0 comments
Social Media as a Tool of Hybrid Warfare; The Case of Syria 01:47 Aug 29 1 commentsmore >>
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left
New Books Worth Reading Mon Sep 19, 2016 23:25 | Seán Sheehan
13 Billion ? Lucky for some? Mon Sep 05, 2016 13:04 | Tony Phillips
Rebuilding Ireland: Long on Promise, Short on Detail Mon Aug 29, 2016 22:20 | Eoin O'Mahony
Brexit and Other Issues: Comments on the Current Situation Mon Aug 29, 2016 21:52 | Brendan Young
Bin Charges: From Private Circus to Public Service Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:38 | Michael Taft
What is Dogmatism and Why Does It Matter? Wed Mar 21, 2018 08:10 | Sylvia Smith
The Case of Comrade Dallas Mon Mar 19, 2018 19:44 | Sylvia Smith
Review: Do Religions Evolve? Mon Aug 14, 2017 19:54 | Dara McHugh
Fake News: The Epistemology of Media Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:52 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason
Officials and Provisionals Sat Apr 01, 2017 22:54 | James O'Brien
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
Some Thoughts on the Brexit Joint Report 11:50 Sat Dec 09, 2017
IRISH COMMONWEALTH: TRADE UNIONS AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE 21ST CENTURY 14:06 Sat Nov 18, 2017
Notes for a Book on Money and the Irish State - The Marshall Aid Program 15:10 Sat Apr 02, 2016
The Financial Crisis:What Have We Learnt? 19:58 Sat Aug 29, 2015
Money in 35,000 Words or Less 21:34 Sat Aug 22, 2015
Test ? 12 November 2018 Mon Nov 12, 2018 14:28 | namawinelake
Farewell from NWL Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake
Happy 70th Birthday, Michael Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake
Of the Week? Sat May 18, 2013 00:02 | namawinelake
Noonan denies IBRC legal fees loan approval to Paddy McKillen was in breach of E... Fri May 17, 2013 14:23 | namawinelake
The Paris Attacks -What's Going On ?
international | rights, freedoms and repression | opinion/analysis Sunday November 22, 2015 02:25 by T
It is over a week since the Paris Attack and the slaughter of innocent people. Europe is now suffering the spillover of the terrorism and wars launched by Western powers including France on the Middle East and Arab world for over a decade now and it seems the war is being brought home.
6th July 2012, War criminal Abou Saleh (Brigade Farouk) was special guest of President FranÃ§ois Hollande (young man facing the camera). He had directed the Islamic Emirate of Baba Amr and ordered more than 150 people to have their throats cut in public
The Paris Attacks which seem to be either some form of severe blowback for France for its activities of funding and supporting the very same terrorists who carried out the slaughter last week or is possibly some kind of Black operation by a range of possible factions that are in a rage because the success of Russia in attacking ISIS during Sept & Oct in Syria has temporarily derailed their plan to destroy Syria using their proxies Al-Qaeda, ISIS, Daseh and other Jihadists. There are also very strong 9/11 parallels in this in the way there has been rapid announcements of huge curbs in civil liberties in a similar fashion to how the Patriot Act effectively shredded rights in the USA.
French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, declared in December 2012, during the « Friends of Syria » conference in Marrakesh, that Al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of Al-Qaïda, had « done a good job »
In fact it is a complete sick joke how Hollande and the rest of the power elite have used this bloodbath to greatly advance the totalitarian state in the name of security when it is key politicians, officials, elements from the intelligence services, military, military industrial complex, corporate power and the wealthy 0.1% that are up to their neck in supporting terrorism covertly and sometimes not so covertly, bombing countries, triggering civil wars and overthrowing sovereign governments. And when these are analysed in most cases it turns out to all play to the direct advantage and gain of oil and gas corporations or so-called defense industry but which are really murder industries. For example in the case of Iraq over $ 1,000,000,000,000 (trillion) was spent and in the process over a million people were killed and the country largely destroyed. Yet who got all this money? Why of course the defense industries and the nexus of security and private mercenary contractors firms. But closer to the current issue, Paris as documented in this article by Thiery Meyssan: The French Republic taken hostage, deep involvement of France along with UK, USA, Italy in the destruction of Libya, taking it from the most stable and highest standard of living in Africa and largely secular, protective of minorities to failed state overrun by murderous jihadists where even the mainstream media has given up pretending the country has somehow been liberated into democratic bliss. Then later France partnered up with Prime Minister Endrdogan of Turkey who he, his family and government are directly and openly involved in supporting ISIS and their associates, greatly aiding in the finance of ISIS by facilitating the transport and sale of oil and profiting from it themselves. Turkey has also cooperated very closely with ISIS militarily, provided medical support and worst of all provided training camps and injected them into Syria. All this time though, France was working with the Turks forming an new alliance ratified by the French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, in February 2013 and as documented in Oct 2014 article: For Ankara, is massacre a policy option?
Thus, Francois Hollande and Laurent Fabius, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ahmet Davutoglu sponsored a joint operation to assassinate President Bashar al-Assad and his foreign minister Walid al-Moallem by cleaning staff of the presidential palace, but the operation failed.
The same article further elaborates:
The corruption of French leaders by Turkey
And read that last sentence again ... has become an active accomplice of its massacres.. That was written in Oct 2014 and it now should read: has become an active accomplice of the Paris massacres and the tens of thousands of Syrians killed in the last 3 years by the "opposition". ...
Instead what should happen is that people in France and elsewhere should gather in their thousands, tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands to demand the impeachment of Hollande, his Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius and key officials downwards for hijacking the apparatus of the state to serve their and corporate power and neo-colonial interests and be held responsible for the mayhem of murder and death in Syria and its eruption within France itself. It is only through direct pressure from thousands to millions of people that this stranglehold can be stopped. Nothing else will stop it.
The system is not going to investigate and reform itself because the tentacles of corruption and the influence of so many utterly undemocratic forces is too strong. However the mainstream media not just in France but really everywhere is completely dominated and owned by even bigger corporate conglomerates with interests in the defence (attack?) sector. For example, just 6 corporations in the USA control 90% of the media there. People think they get diverse and independent opinion but what they get is uniform and ultimately always serves the 0.1% and their objectives. To save themselves people need to make the effort and put their brains in gear and actually make an effort to learn what is going on, put things in context and most of all question the narrative and spot the self serving corporate and neo-liberal colonial like agendas. The alternative which is happening before our eyes is more of the same, fear and more fear, lock down, ever more surveillance, complete and utter erosion of every single right gained by labour movements and struggles over the last century or so and general impoverishment. What the corporate terrorists want is that we are all in perpetual fear, isolated and craven for the shackles of their security which is of course no security as they select us at random for mindless violence perpetuated by the lunatics trained in their extremist doctrines intentionally allowed to be financed and spread so as to spread chaos and use it rather than promote sanity.
In the meantime in the last week alone France has
Getting back to the events of the past week up to the present and the lock-down of Brussels the whole thing is errily similar to 9/11 when immediately within days of the attacks, our attention was quickly diverted to the Anthrax letters where several people died and a letter was even sent to Senator Leahy who just happened to be one of the people who questioned the Patriot Act at the time and threatened to not vote for it. He soon got the message and did. But during that phase many other countries claimed to receive them and enabled mass hysteria to be whipped up. The Anthrax 'attacks' naturally were blamed on Saddam Hussein of Iraq in a clumsy effort to tie him into the 9/11 narrative. However the American public proved to be so thoroughly gullible and propagandized that they didnt need that but merely the suggestion he was allied with Al Qaeda for people to believe it and to essentially give the nod for the subsequent destruction of the entire country of Iraq. Of course he had nothing at all to do with them and it very quickly was proved the Anthrax came from bio-weapons labs within the US itself. But that is all to digress because the main point is how the public went kept on the hop mentally. This week of course we had a similar sequence of events where each day there was shootouts, or 'credible' terrorists alerts, cancellation of matches, lock-downs and even the sieze of over 100 Westerns in Mali -a former colony of France and where France armed the Al Qeada lunatics with weapons taken after Libya fell from Gadaffi weapons caches.
The attack last week in isolation looked like blowback because it appears the French managed to double cross their proxy jihadists used for their tool in launching a modern form of neo colonialism, but when you add up all the other events, the political responses and self serving nature of them and then the wider picture of how the massive wave of refugees unleashed by Turkey and largely headed for Germany, it is then not hard to come to the conclusion that it very much looks like Germany is being destablized and France is possibly been setup to provoke right wing extremism and possibly even provoke some kind of low level conflict that would be extremely damaging to that nation.
Further reading / background
Indian anti-corruption official: state “orchestrated” Islamist terror Mumbai atrocities enabled by intelligence operations of India, Pakistan and the United States
France attempts to block Russian military deployment in Syria
There are still a few sane politicians here and there. U.S. Senator : “War On Syria Was An Unlawful War Of Aggression”
In a leaked e-mail written by Robert S. Litt, the intelligence community’s top lawyer during the month August, the plan is clearly outlined: There is a lack of support for the banning of encrypted communications but a terror attack could quickly turn the tide.
Jan 2015 Charlie Hebdo Attack: What are French Politicians and Journalists Afraid of?
From Aug 2013: French oppose military intervention in Syria and don't trust Francois Hollande to carry it out. This has probably now changed. Interestenly first sentence says: It follows President Francois Hollande's insistence that he was ready to launch strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime in retaliation for the use of chemical weapons... ...this is the same attack covertly sponsored by Saudi intelligence and carried out with help of Turkey and very likely France as they attempted to draw the US into full scale assault on Assad.
Qatar and Ukraine come to deliver Pechora-2D to ISIS -Documents that Qatar bought Ukraine Air Defense Pechora-2D system for ISIS.
And you’re telling me I’m the aggressor here? Have you any common sense at all?“