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‘World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis’: Did France Downplay Its Arms’ Role in Yemen War?

  • RT Published on Apr 17, 2019
    READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9sfm
    While Paris is pointedly secretive about its role in the campaign waged by Riyadh in Yemen, the scale of its involvement might make France complicit in the Saudi war crimes, a co-founder of a French investigative group told RT.

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April 18, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Notre Dame Inferno Put Out After Raging for More Than 9 Hrs

April 17, 2019 Posted by | Disaster, Social Trends | | Leave a comment

Meet the World’s Last, Best Hope for Peace in the Middle East

Macron said he wanted to rule like a Roman god ‘Jupiter’, above the political fray.

  • Meet the World’s Last, Best Hope for Peace in the Middle East
    by and , https://www.haaretz.com/
    America’s no longer pretending to be an honest broker. The Arab world’s no longer pretending to care about the Palestinians. That leaves France’s Macron holding the whole future of the Middle East peace process in his hands.

    Israel’s election last week extinguished one of the last glimmers of hope for the country’s beleaguered center-left. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cruised to a fifth term and will, in the coming weeks, likely assemble a coalition government that promises to be ever more vociferous in its assault on the country’s democratic institutions and its refusal to come to fair terms with the Palestinians.

    The drift to the right we’ve grown accustomed to decrying in the past decade could turn into a determined sprint during the next government. Netanyahu vowed in the closing days of the campaign that, if successful, he would move to annex at least parts of the West Bank.

    This would have seemed a far-fetched proposition not so long ago, but now is a uniquely propitious timing for Israel’s far-right. Netanyahu benefits from an enabler in Washington, D.C., whose gifts have included the relocation of the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, recognition of Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights and, despite opposition from the Joint Chiefs of Staff, naming Iran’s Revolutionary Guards to the list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations.


    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pointedly refused to say last week if the U.S. would oppose West Bank annexation, and failed to offer a legal basis for the Golan’s annexation that the Trump administration already recognized.

    Meanwhile, Arab states in the region, once a strong bulwark of support for Palestinians (at least in words), have no interest in pressuring Israel, with whom they are tacitly aligned against Tehran.

    Now that Washington has shed the pretense of honest broker and the Arab world has dropped its sops to the Palestinians, who will thwart the train headed for annexation?

    That leaves France as the last, best hope for preventing annexation. And under President Emmanuel Macron, the Gallic republic has a shot at averting this disastrous move – and perhaps even the motive, means and opportunity to advance regional peace.

    France occupies a seat on the U.N. Security Council and often serves as host for weighty treaty negotiations, including most recently the Paris climate accord. During the post-war era, France has also maintained a unique approach to international relations.

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http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+6%3A2&version=NKJV

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April 16, 2019 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

King of ‘Fake News’: Macron Manipulates Social Media for His Own Gain – Research

  • RT Published on Apr 11, 2019
    New study has shown a ‘nebula’ of anonymous Twitter accounts being used to forward the ideas of Macron and his ruling party, including the promotion of candidates for EU elections. That’s despite strict legislation against ‘fake news’ and anonymous accounts announced by Macron earlier this year.
https://www.politico.eu/article/emmanuel-macrons-eu-defense-army-coalition-of-the-willing-military-cooperation/

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http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/World/2018/Nov-08/468608-ten-country-european-defense-coalition-launched-in-paris.ashx

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http://prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=2729

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https://www.theweek.co.uk/97636/emmanuel-macron-unveils-european-defence-coalition

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http://www.mrctv.org/blog/french-president-macron-says-hell-rule-roman-god-jupiter

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/12/opinion/emmanuel-macron-donald-trump-paris.html

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http://www.dw.com/en/opinion-emmanuel-macron-takes-the-throne/a-39804628

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http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/07/04/macron-announces-govern-like-jupiter-roman-king-gods/

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April 12, 2019 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , | Leave a comment

Rouhani Tells Macron U.S. Move Against IRGC ‘Very Provocative & Dangerous’

April 11, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Historic Day’: French-German Parliament Meets — Merger of France & Germany

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  • ‘Historic Day’: French-German Parliament Meets
    by https://www.bbc.com/, 25 March 2019
    France and Germany are holding their first joint parliamentary session as part of their commitment to forging closer ties. The 50 deputies from each country are from almost all political parties, proportional to their numbers in the national parliaments. The plan is to convene the new joint parliament twice a year in the future. It follows the signing of the Treaty of Aachen, which aims to bolster Franco-German co-operation in Europe.

    The new parliament’s purpose is to enforce that treaty, signed in January, and to monitor “affairs of common interest” – including foreign policy, security and defence. The joint parliament will not be legally binding on the national parliaments of either country though.

    Monday’s first session is mostly ceremonial and procedural, with the signing the agreement for the joint venture by parliamentary presidents Wolfgang Schäuble of the German Bundestag and Richard Ferrand of the French National Assembly. Mr Schäuble said the new organisation “underlines our commitment to place bilateral cooperation in a European context.”

    “Germany and France have a special responsibility for Europe,” he added. Mr Ferrand tweeted a photo of the signing, calling it a “historic day”. “If the Franco-German engine did not work, the whole of Europe would slow down,” he told the assembled politicians. Over time, there are plans for this joint parliament to be part of strengthening links between the national parliaments of both countries.

    What is the treaty about?
    The Treaty of Aachen was signed by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel earlier this year. At a time when one member of the European Union is leaving, and amid the rise of populism or right-wing politics in several member states, the pair spoke about the need to strengthen European values.

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8162668/france-germany-merge-borders-eu-megastate/

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6618789/Merkel-boasts-Germany-France-taken-steps-European-ARMY-signing-pact.html

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/858987/Emmanuel-Macron-Paris-France-Sorbonne-EU-speech-Angela-Merkel

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https://sputniknews.com/europe/201708011056067174-france-germany-draft-defense-pact/

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April 6, 2019 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

NATO Desperate to ‘Keep Al Qaeda Alive’ in Syria – Jim Jatras

  • RT America Published on Apr 1, 2019
    Agents of French and Belgian intelligence are plotting with terrorist leaders in Idlib, Syria to stage a false flag chemical attack, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Batches of the gas have already been delivered to villages in Idlib province and the plotters have discussed repurposing footage of a Russian strike on a drone warehouse to “prove” Moscow’s involvement. Former US diplomat Jim Jatras join News.Views.Hughes to discuss.
https://sputniknews.com/us/201809101067889993-us-senator-middle-east-syria/

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/nato-and-cia-support-al-qaeda-terrorists-in-syria/5356391

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http://rt.com/op-edge/261469-isis-suicide-bomb-yemen/

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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/10/20/al-qaeda-terror-leader-dined-pentagon-months/

Al Qaeda is really the CIA. It is part of the Western Illuminati’s military industrial complex and run via the CIA-Pentagram. Click on image for article.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/going-after-the-islamic-state/5401439

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http://newsvoice.se/2015/05/27/swedish-politician-us-is-the-cause-of-refugees-from-the-middle-east/

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April 2, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Russian MoD: French, Belgian Intel Officers Plan Chemical ‘Provocation’ in Idlib

  • Russian MoD: French, Belgian Intel Officers Plan Chemical ‘Provocation’ in Idlib
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Belgian and French intelligence officers have arrived in Syria’s Idlib to stage provocations with the use of chemical substances, the head of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Center for Syrian Reconciliation said on Friday.

    “To organize provocations, representatives of the French and Belgian secret services arrived in Idlib. Under their supervision, a meeting was held with the field commanders of the terrorist groups of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and Hurras Al-Din, as well as with the representatives of the pseudo-humanitarian organization ‘White helmets’”, Maj. Gen. Viktor Kupchishin said at a news briefing.

    At the meeting, the attendees discussed organization of staged film shoots, which would falsely depict Russia and Syria using chemical agents against civilians, according to the center.

    “For participation in filming of scenes depicting the effects of the use of poisonous substances, payments were set at $100 per person. At the same time, it is possible that organizers used real toxic substances in order to achieve ‘authenticity’ of photo and video materials”, Kupchishin underlined, adding that refugees and families held by the terrorist groups could have been forced to take part in the staged shoots.

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April 2, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

France Warns Trump: Unilateral Path to Mideast Peace ‘Doomed to Fail’

French Ambassador to the United Nations Francois Delattre

  • France Warns Trump: Unilateral Path to Mideast Peace ‘Doomed to Fail’
    by https://www.timesofisrael.com/
    France’s UN ambassador is warning the Trump administration ahead of the release of its long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan that any attempt to sidestep a two-state solution and other internationally agreed criteria “will be doomed to failure.”

    Francois Delattre says that 25 years after the Oslo Accords started the peace process, “there might be a temptation to turn one’s back on the agreed framework.” But he warns that pursuing a unilateral path “cannot lead to peace in the region” and “would stoke tensions to unsustainable levels.”

    His comments to the Security Council reflect growing uneasiness in the international community about the US plan, expected after Israeli elections April 9. As South Africa’s UN Ambassador Jerry Matjila says: “We cannot outsource the Middle East peace plan to Americans only.”

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March 29, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Germany’s Merkel & France’s Macron Plan for EU Naval Air Power

https://www.politico.eu/article/emmanuel-macrons-eu-defense-army-coalition-of-the-willing-military-cooperation/

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  • Germany’s Merkel & France’s Macron Plan for EU Naval Air Power
    by Phil Butler, https://journal-neo.org/
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken the next step in consolidating the power of Germany’s Fourth Reich alongside Rothschild lackey Emmanuel Macron. Please excuse the strong accusatory tone here, but plans for an “EU Aircraft Carrier” make German-French aggression abundantly clear. With a goose-stepping EU Army led by Germany already in the works, these naval plans should remind us of the dark days of Hitler and World War II. Pay attention here.


    Europe’s “Hard Power” to Come
    ABC News reported on March 11th German Chancellor Angela Merkel is endorsing the development of a joint European aircraft carrier, as suggested by her party’s leader, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. The news came as heightened plans for an EU Army go forward, and as France and Germany work on European combat aircraft for EU Air Force. Merkel said, “the next step could be to start on the symbolic project of building a common European aircraft carrier” to supposedly underline the EU’s global security role. But any naval historian or expert will tell you, aircraft carriers are offensive systems, weapons intended to project power. Let me illustrate by citing from the definitive resource on naval power, Jane’s Information Group (PDF) on the role of aircraft carriers today:


    “The carrier and its embarked air group continue to offer a uniquely mobile, flexible, reconfigurable, and truly independent platform for sustained operations at reach. These advocates further claim that the carrier, through its ability to enable the projection of tactical air power independent of access, basing, and overflight rights endures as a ‘platform of necessity’ in an era of expeditionary operations where host-nation support may be unavailable or comes with significant political and/or military constraints and risks attached.”

    The world’s definitive authority on weapons systems, Jane’s goes on to define the role of aircraft carriers as “political instruments by which to demonstrate diplomatic posture and military resolve.” But in a worst-case scenario, the carrier group is the key instrument of military conquest. So, Chancellors Merkel’s latest sorte into militarism is further assurance that the European block is embarking on a strategy of “hard power” to achieve EU goals. This POLITICO report supports my contention, so:

    “Policymakers across the Continent finally agree that hard power — long viewed as antithetical to the EU’s raison d’être — is now essential to the bloc’s survival.”

    Expansion as the Solution
    But why is hard power essential to the EU’s survival? This is the question the average person will ask when confronted with this bizarre aggressive reality. The answers, though convoluted and obscured by media and think tanks in Washington, are not so difficult to understand.


    The European Union is falling apart. A wonderful and idealistic union of peoples ended up a dark blot in history for millions of Europeans who once believed. This is so not because a unified Europe was a bad idea, but because a free and equal confederation was never the real reason for creating the block. The EU was envisioned and created for the sole purpose of making France and Germany victors of a silent war for power and profit. I will not go into the economic or political specifics for each country, but the fact Germany and France are the only nations who’ve substantially profited seems sufficient here. The fact these two nations profited at the expense of all the other nations is also unarguable. So, if we assume France and Germany have the most to win or lose from continued EU cohesion – stamping out EU tin soldiers, tanks, and aircraft carriers is a foolproof way of ensuring this. Merkel, Macron, and the people who control them MUST have the means to create EU cohesion – their financial mafia tactics have bled hundreds of millions of their legacy already. A visible police force, unified militarism against Russia or other mythical threats, commonality of fear must be amplified. This is reason-one.

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https://www.theweek.co.uk/97636/emmanuel-macron-unveils-european-defence-coalition

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http://prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=2729

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http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/World/2018/Nov-08/468608-ten-country-european-defense-coalition-launched-in-paris.ashx

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https://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/77703

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https://www.german-foreign-policy.com/en/news/detail/7779/

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March 19, 2019 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

All Hell Breaks Loose As Yellow Vest and French Police Go Head On

  • DAHBOO777 Published on Mar 16, 2019
    After weeks of more moderate protests, France’s Yellow Vests are back in full swing following the end of President Macron’s unsuccessful ‘great debate’ – during which thousands of town halls were conducted over a two-month period in the hopes of solving national issues through citizen debates. Learn More: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-0…

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March 18, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , | Leave a comment

Why It Might Be Too Late for ‘Jupiter’ Macron to Return to Earth Over the Yellow Vest Fuel Protests

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/11/28/analysis-might-late-jupiter-macron-return-earth-yellow-vest/

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https://www.rt.com/news/426577-macron-year-office-france/

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http://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-france-macron-20171003-story.html

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https://www.politico.eu/article/emmanuel-macrons-eu-defense-army-coalition-of-the-willing-military-cooperation/

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https://www.theweek.co.uk/97636/emmanuel-macron-unveils-european-defence-coalition

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http://prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=2729

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http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/World/2018/Nov-08/468608-ten-country-european-defense-coalition-launched-in-paris.ashx

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https://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/77703

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https://www.german-foreign-policy.com/en/news/detail/7779/

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February 19, 2019 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Why It Might Be Too Late for ‘Jupiter’ Macron to Return to Earth Over the Yellow Vest Fuel Protests

World War 3 WARNING? Russia, US and France Launch Nuclear-Capable Missiles HOURS APART

  • World War 3 WARNING: Russia, US and France Launch Nuclear-Capable Missiles HOURS APART
    by ATHENA CHRYSANTHOU, https://www.express.co.uk/
    RUSSIA, the United States and France have test-launched nuclear-capable missiles within hours of one another as fears rise of a return to a Cold War-era arms race amid the abandonment of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

    The French military announced Tuesday its air force conducted a rare test Monday of the nuclear-capable medium-range air-to-surface missile (ASMP). The US then followed with firing a nuclear-capable Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday night. Shortly after, Russian armed forces fired a nuclear-capable RS-24 Yars ICBM.

    None of the tests were thought to be equipped with nuclear warheads and were likely scheduled ahead of the INF treaty breakdown. In a press release the French Ministry of Defense said the demonstration of the ASMP was “successful”.

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February 9, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Comments Off on World War 3 WARNING? Russia, US and France Launch Nuclear-Capable Missiles HOURS APART

Lindsey Williams 2019 Predictions — The Elites Are in Panic Mode — Trump is God’s Anointed to Mess Up Their Plans

  • iKalams Published on Feb 3, 2019
    Lindsey Williams :
    • PRESIDENT TRUMP IMPEACHMENT
    • MY ELITE FRIEND SAID…
    • NEVER THE SAME WORLD AGAIN
    • YOU ARE SAFE SO LONG AS…
    • A PROPHET THAT HAS NEVER BEEN WRONG SAYS…

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February 8, 2019 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Lindsey Williams 2019 Predictions — The Elites Are in Panic Mode — Trump is God’s Anointed to Mess Up Their Plans

Spat Over Yellow Vests: France Recalls Ambassador from Italy

  • RT Published on Feb 7, 2019
    France is recalling its ambassador to Rome for consultations amid a worsening spat spurred by the actions of Italy’s deputy prime ministers. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9nwh

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February 8, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , | Comments Off on Spat Over Yellow Vests: France Recalls Ambassador from Italy