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Paris under Attack: A Pretext for Martial Law?


November 17, 2015
Peter Koenig / Information Clearing House & Pepe Escobar / Information Clearing House

Several times within 12 hours after the attack French President Hollande gave speeches in which he gave the names of the attackers and where they were from (while police was still struggling to put the puzzles together and news reporting was sketchy). Hollande named Daesh as the perpetrator before anyone claimed responsibility for the attack. Did Holland, like George W. Bush, have advanced warning of the attack? Did he fail to act for political reasons?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article43428.htm

Paris under Attack -- Smells like False Flag all Over
Peter Koenig / Information Clearing House

(November 15, 2015) - "France is at war!" exclaimed President Hollande several times in each of his three what-appeared-like-scripted speeches he gave within 12 hours after the attack. He knew the names of the attackers and where they are from, while police was still struggling to put the puzzles together, and news reporting was sketchy, confusing and chaotic.

He accused Daesh as the perpetrator before anyone claimed responsibility for the attack. That supposed 'claim' from ISIS came much later in the course of Saturday morning, the morning after.

France is at war -- words reminiscent to George Bush and his clan after 9/11. President Hollande declared a state of emergency not unlike Bush's state of emergency after 9/11 -- and the new Homeland Security / Patriot Act, waiting in the drawers to be quickly ratified after 9/11. Hollande also decreed three days of national mourning.

Similar rules are in place in France since this blood-soaked Saturday morning -- a swat of civil rights suspensions, including searches without warrants, curfew, government control of media, increased surveillance, strict border controls, road blocks and traffic control, suppression of protests and manifestations -- and more.

Early Saturday afternoon, the media reported that a Syrian passport was found at one of the shooting places. This was a false flag give-away. As people started making the connection with the 'lost ID' of one of the 'terrorists' in the Charlie Hebdo get-away car, and the intact Saudi passport in the rubbles of the 9/11 twin-towers, and in an attempt to safe some of the credibility of the made-up stories, the Syrian passport trove was downgraded as having been found on the body of a Syrian refugee.

Later in the evening, the police also suitably traced three of the seven killed terrorists to cells in Belgium. Similarly, Charlie Hebdo 'terrorists' also had apparently connections to Belgian Jihadists; later the links even stretched further north to Denmark, another right wing, neoliberally managed country.

The European Union with the non-transparent, secretive European Commission is headquartered in Brussels, where a clamp-down of liberties and people's demonstrations, especially anti-TTIP protests, will soon be needed. Let's see where the next links to Saturday's attacks will suddenly appear.

Hollande called for revenge. France is strong. France may be hurt, but never conquered. France will fight back even stronger than before. Hollande at his best, blood revenge. The western world is living in a blood cult. Killing is of the order. Blood must flow. Is the French President seriously hoping that blood revenge will bring peace? That it will increase security in France, or throughout the world for that matter?

Revenge is but business for the war industry -- never mind innocent human lives lost, and human misery caused by the seeded wars and conflicts, all for greed and power -- and paradoxically under the pretext of seeking peace. How brainwashed must people be to believe it and go along with it.

Blood must flow, even if reasons for killing must be invented, a la 'false flags'. -- The cult of blood is getting ever stronger. Humanity's blood cults go back tens of thousands of years, throughout the globe.

But in more recent history it can be particularly ascribed to the Judo-Christian cultures -- the bloodthirsty western cultures which follow what may be called a system of greed-economy. Humans are strange aberrant beings, on the way of exterminating themselves; something animals hardly do as a result of their own behaviour.

Back to France and Paris
France is at war, is not an insignificant statement by the President. It implies that France can retaliate. What that means is that France, or any other NATO member for that matter, can call on NATO for its defence.

This act of terror of 13 November could be a precursor to a NATO intervening in Syria and the Middle East at large, leading to a confrontation with Russia. It might be the beginning of WWIII -- being played out primarily in the Middle East, to spare Europe from a third devastation in the span of 100 years, though that is an illusion in the age of nuclear arms.

Europe is needed by the Zionist-Washington-led financial and industrial empire as a trading partner -- TTIP -- and as a stooge for promoting the master's agenda around the world. The suddenly 'found' Syrian passport clearly indicates the target for a possible NATO intervention.

Incidentally, as reported by RT on 13 November, France's only aircraft carrier and Europe's largest, the Charles de Gaulle, is scheduled to leave Toulon on November 18 for the Persian Gulf. "The aircraft carrier will enable us to be more efficient in coordination with our allies", said François Hollande, and it will "bolster Paris' firepower in the region amid international efforts to launch Syrian peace talks."

Just the right approach for peace: 'bolstering fire power' -- in a lead-up to 'peace talks'. No wonder, with so much demonstrated aggression by France towards Syria, and now also Iraq -- and certainly everywhere the Washington masters point their blood-finger -- that people in the Middle-East are getting angry -- and Jihadists take it a step further, namely to retaliate on innocent French people.

Innocent are also the bombarded populations in the Middle East -- in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Palestine -- and the list is almost endless, who are mercilessly slaughtered and their livelihoods destroyed by the criminal alliance within which French Rafale and Mirage fighters combat.

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in a brief interview after the Paris attacks, after expressing his condolences to the French people, he appropriately said that such terror is what Syria is living day-by day.



Syria Truth Network (November 14, 2015)

Nevertheless, when such well organized and superbly coordinated terror attacks occur, one should first ask, whom do they serve and why. Of course, it could be a blowback by Jihadist warriors for France's continuous aggression in the Middle East.

France was first along with the UK in allying with Washington in fighting the Assad regime in Syria -- and shortly after the Charlie Hebdo attack in January 2015, the French air force was joining the US and the Brits in Iraq. Earlier France had sent troops to Mali and Central Africa -- responsible for killing hundreds if not thousands of innocent people.

In the meantime it has become known that at least since mid-August there were warnings that a public place, like a music hall, might be singled out for a terrorist attack. Early October this year, Paris Match repeatedly warned from a 9/11 French-style attack.

This leads to conclude that the French authorities were at least warned. Now, the police say some of the dead terrorists were known to them, had a police record -- but not necessarily linked to jihadism. The father and brother of one of the dead had been arrested. What for? -- How phony does this sound? -- People wake up! -- Please!

They are brainwashing us into fear -- 'if we don't protect you by increased control over your movements, you'll risk more attacks, more bloodshed.' That's what they are saying. And People go along -- worse, they are even grateful for more 'protection'.

It's the typical 'Shock Doctrine' moment, when authorities can do whatever they want, taking people's civil rights away, even their human rights -- and when finally we discover that there are almost none left -- it's too late.

Such shocks are often provoked (false flags) so that civil rights infringing measures can be easily implemented without popular resistance. The Patriot Act and its various updates since 9/11 have erased some 90% of citizen's civil rights in the United States.

And why is that necessary in Europe? Because much worse may be coming. People may wake up, take to the streets, making implementation of dictatorial measures more complicated, like the secretly negotiated TTIP (Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Pact) -- which would turn Europe into a wasteland of educated serfs for the corporate and financial elite, directed by Zionist-Washington, surveyed and enforced by its army and NATO. A European Patriot Act might prevent such troubles.

A peace-hungry (versus bloodthirsty) President Hollande could come forward turning the knife around -- seeking reflection on France's aggressive actions, on France's vassalage vis-a-vis Washington. During the three days of morning, such reflection could be promoted with the French people.

Surely, France has plenty of intellectuals who could organize and lead groups of people to foster dialogue and discussions about France's -- and Europe's for that matter -- political stance in the world, about her interference in other countries' sovereignty.

Instead of seeking more blood, Hollande could take the lead in setting up a European panel for discussion and reflection with common people participating -- a step towards the old concept of Democracy.

If Mr. Hollande were serious about peace and security, he could use this attack on Paris and play a pivotal role in Europe in helping to bring these senseless and criminal wars and Jihadist terror to an end -- marking a European difference against the will of Washington and NATO.

He could help give back Europe its lost dignity, autonomy and national sovereignties -- which the unelected Brussels clan gave away -- or sold out -- to the Zionist-Anglos-Saxon masters that manage the One World Order on behalf of corporate finance and industrial conglomerates. -- It's never too late. Peace is patient -- to a point.

Peter Koenig is an economist and geopolitical analyst. He is also a former World Bank staff and worked extensively around the world in the fields of environment and water resources. He is the author of Implosion -- An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed -- fiction based on facts and on 30 years of World Bank experience around the globe. He is also a co-author of The World Order and Revolution! - Essays from the Resistance



Paris: Who Profits?
Pepe Escobar / Information Clearing House

(November 15, 2015) -- There's no evidence this is a false flag -- at least for now. What this seems to be proving is that Daesh is a certified pro-ops with badass connections.

Scouring a ton of reports, I found a Danish citizen describing one of the attackers to a Paris café; ultra-pro, black-clad head to toe, AK-47, very well trained. These are not your usual al-Zawahiri underwear bombers; these are precision killers. This one left the scene undisturbed, and contrary to French police, may not have been captured. He wore no suicide vest.

French intel swears they are monitoring at least 200 nationals who came back from "Syraq". Talk about a lousy job. Paris is hyper-policed. The mind boggles thinking of at least 8 jihadis promenading at will on a Friday night dressed as pro killers.

For me, this is also personal. Jihad came to my hood in Paris. I left Paris last week on my usual commute back to Asia. I have always mocked Fox News describing my hood as a "no-go" area - obviously for the wrong/stupid reasons.

They picked a small Cambodian restaurant, cheap and cozy, where the habitués are young and relatively hip. This means the quartier may have been carefully researched for months.

They picked a mix of heavily symbolic venues.

You have a France-German [soccer] match witnessed by the President in a stadium where all barriers -- ethnic, religious -- dissolve, a true symbol of multiculturalism.

You have a gig by an American band [Eagles of Death Metal] in a concert hall filled with young people.

You have your average, cool, neighborhood cafes in the 10eme and 11eme, young, hip, secular, bobo Paris hoods.

This points to a calibrated conceptual spectrum - carefully mapped out by French insiders; perhaps those "Syraq" returnees.

This also points to a monumental fail by French intel and the Ministry of Interior. There are so many accumulated reasons for blowback; overt and covert discrimination against Muslims, leading them to feel like second-hand citizens; France's coddling of "moderate rebels"; Sarko The First and General Hollande's wars on Libya and Mali; the meek bombing raids in Syria; France as NATO enforcers.

Timing: crucial. Just as the US/Brits announce they "may" have evaporated with Jihad John. And a few hours before the Vienna talks are supposed to come up with an official Top Ten terrorist list in Syria (the subject of my current article on Asia Times.)

Cui bono?

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