By Peter Koenig (Global Research): 15 November, 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 were from, while police was still struggling to put the puzzles together, and news reporting was sketchy, confusing and chaotic. He accused Daesch (the Islamic State) 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 of 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 save some of the credibility of these 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 7 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 the order of the day. 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.
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 (http://thesaker.is/a-warning-about-the-paris-terror-attacks/).
This act of terror of 13 November could be a precursor to 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 Washington-Wall Street 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.” (https://www.rt.com/news/321873-france-aircraft-carrier-Syris/).
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, according to Washington, 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.
Nevertheless, when such well organized and superbly coordinated terror attacks occur, one should first ask, whom do they serve and why. Cui Bono?
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
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 blood-thirsty) President Hollande could come forward turning the knife around – seeking reflection on France’s aggressive actions, on France’s vassalage vis-à-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 Anglo-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 writes regularly for Global Research, ICH, RT, Sputnik, PressTV, CounterPunch, TeleSur, The Vineyard of The Saker Blog, and other internet sites. 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