Probably not seen in Paris since the last round of Islamist riots because the French haven’t sufficiently kissed their asses enough, this time it’s real live (patriotic) Frenchmen who’ve had enough.
And to listen to the Establishment Media, one would think this is all because of a new federal tax on gasoline and diesel. Well… jacking up the cost of fuel by almost 25 percent is a major reason for violence in the streets, but not the only reason.
Of course, the EU-loving government of Emmanuel Macron places the blame on the “ultra-right,” as reported by Yahoo News.
As the story goes, when French President Charles DeGaulle militarily pulled out of NATO in 1966, the famed WWII general also ordered all American soldiers off French soil.
President Lyndon Johnson fired back, asking if that also included all the American soldiers in French soil.
Here we are 52-years later, and it looks as if our French “allies” are not only giving the United States the bum’s rush, our snail-eating bons amis now consider us the enemy.
While the European Union has never made a secret of their wish for a “real European army” (as current French President Emmanuel Macron puts it), this is the first time that an EU national leader has categorized the United States as a possible enemy.
In the meantime, the “real European army” has the official title of the European Intervention Initiative, and has been “championed by French President Emmanuel Macron” as reported by Euractiv.com on June 25, 2018.
As it turns out, the United States has guaranteed peace in Europe for the past four generations.
With the backdrop of Macron’s crosshairs aimed directly at the Stars and Stripes, President Trump is having none of this.
President Macron of France has just suggested that Europe build its own military in order to protect itself from the U.S., China and Russia. Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of NATO, which the U.S. subsidizes greatly!
French President Emmanuel Macron called Tuesday for a “real European army” as the continent marks a century since the divisions of World War I, to better defend itself against Russia and even the United States.
Macron, who has pushed for a joint EU military force since his arrival in power last year, said Europe needed to reduce its dependence on American might, not least after US President Donald Trump announced he was pulling out of a Cold War-era nuclear treaty.
“We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America,” Macron told Europe 1 radio.
What the French Press Agency fails to mention regarding “US President Donald Trump announced he was pulling out of a Cold War-era nuclear treaty” is that the Russians have been cheating for years. As reported by the Washington Times;
President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), signed in 1987 by President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, seems to have surprised Russia President Vladimir Putin. However, it should not have come as a shock.
Moscow began violating the INF Treaty at least 10 years ago. Much like the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the INF was on life support during most of President Obama’s term in office. President Trump simply pulled the plug.
The nine EU member nations that have already signed-off as founding members of the European Intervention Initiative.
As usual, our stalwart Polish allies are dead-set against any notion of an EU-only military force (see video below).
Just a few short months ago, Fox News reported of an Islamic jihadist went on a killing spree in the south of France that eventually came to a bloody end in a supermarket.
Screaming “allahu ahkbar!”, Morocco-born Redouane Lakdim ended up killing four and wounding 15 in yet another ISIS terror attack within the borders of the Gallic republic.
Of the dead, the market’s butcher was also a victim of the Muslim terrorist.
But before the dead were even buried, in a heartless example of rubbing salt into the wound, NPR is reporting that a “militant vegan” was given a 7-month suspended sentence for praising the murder of the grocery store’s butcher;
It was after a lone gunman took hostages in a grocery store in the southern French town of Trebes in March. In the incident, the armed extremist killed a police officer and the store’s butcher. The vegan wrote online that it didn’t matter if the butcher was killed because he was a murderer, too.
NPR also cited Brigitte Gothiere of L214, a major French vegan group that defends so-called “animal rights.” As quoted, Gothiere stated “animals are sentient beings and people today know they don’t have to eat animals to be in good health.”
Since then, Fox News is also noting that French butchers are requesting government intercession due to “terror” at the hands of “militant vegans”.
French butchers have no patience for beefs with “militant vegans,” and have asked the government for protection from the “terror” of animal rights activists, who they believe are vandalizing their shops.
On July 18, NPR reported that continued instances of “hardline” and “militant vegans” allegedly defacing butcher shops across the country with fake blood, abusive graffiti and broken windows prompted the president of the French Confederation of Butchery, Butchers and Delicatessen to request government intervention.
According to the BBC, over 15 shops have been attacked in such a way through the last few months.
On a personal note, this leads to quite a predicament — if the murdered butcher really is a murderer himself for killing animals lower on the food chain than himself, as the militant vegans assert, then when to we start arresting cheetahs and lions?
After all, cheetahs and lions “don’t have to eat animals to be in good health.”
Besides… if certain animals had the opportunity to eat you, they most certainly would.
As every American knows, or at least should know, we have a constitutional right to freedom of speech.
While a number of nations may claim their citizens have the right to express themselves freely, it’s really just a thin veneer of nice words that cover a mass of central government control over the thoughts, opinions and spoken words of the very same citizens.
The British don’t have any real or substantive freedom of expression, neither do the Japanese nor the Australians nor the French, etc.
Speaking of the French, their decidedly socialist-friendly president with an Oedipus complex, Emmanuel Macron, has just made clear that he’ll do everything in his power to shut-down what he considers “fake news” online.
In a speech to journalists on Wednesday, Macron said he planned to introduce new legislation to strictly regulate fake news online during political campaigns. His proposal included a number of measures, most drastically “an emergency legal action” that could enable the government to either scrap “fake news” from a website or even block a website altogether, the Guardian and Politico reported.
“If we want to protect liberal democracies, we must be strong and have clear rules,” Macron said. “When fake news are spread, it will be possible to go to a judge … and if appropriate have content taken down, user accounts deleted and ultimately websites blocked.”
Macron, himself a target of election interference, also outlined some less extreme measures in his speech yesterday. He proposed more rigid requirements around transparency, specifically in relation to online ads during elections. According to the Guardian, Macron said the legislation would force platforms to publicly identify who their advertisers are, as well as limit how much they can spend on ads over the course of an election campaign
One of the better dissections of the French faux-freedom comes directly from our own Library of Congress;
The French Constitution protects freedom of expression, but not to the same extent as the First Amendment does under U.S. law. Specifically, the French Constitution incorporates the Declaration of Human and Civic Rights of 1789, which protects freedom of speech. Article 10 of the Declaration of Human and Civic Rights states that “No one may be disturbed on account of his opinions, even religious ones, as long as the manifestation of such opinions does not interfere with the established Law and Order.”
Article 11 follows that up with “The free communication of ideas and of opinions is one of the most precious rights of man. Any citizen may therefore speak, write and publish freely, except what is tantamount to the abuse of this liberty in the cases determined by Law.”
In other words, the French Constitution recognizes freedom of speech, but also explicitly allows legislation that would limit it.
Looking more like Brian Wilson’s notion of what the perfect 1960s California Girl would look like, France’s Marion Maréchal-Le Pen is actually well on her way to becoming a Gallic combination of Donald and Ivanka Trump.
As a sitting member of the French parliament representing the 3rd constituency of Vaucluse in the southeast of the nation, the 27-year-old lawmaker is already one of the leading figures in the hardcore right-wing Front National (FN) party.
With the upcoming national election for president not that far off in the future, the betting is against the current head honchoette of the FN, her aunt Marine Le Pen will more than likely place second to Republican party former Prime Minister François Fillon.
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According to Catholic teaching, The Maid of Orléans came to national prominence in her native France when the country was in danger of being overrun by a foreign army. With it eventually declared by the Catholic Church that young Joan was divinely inspired, she was proclaimed a Saint and Patroness of both the French nation and France’s Armed Forces by Pope Benedict XV in 1920. Continue reading “France’s new Sainte Jeanne d’Arc defends nation from foreign invaders”→
It’s not every day that someone just so happens to stumble upon a bag o’ weapons in a city park. But that’s exactly what would-be terrorist Ayoub el-Khazzani claims happened prior to his foiled jihadist attack. Either wildly coincidental or just taken beyond absurd, Khazzani’s father is publicly stating that his son is a “good boy” and if the fault belongs anywhere, it lays directly at the feet of certain European nations for failing to find him a job.
As reported by the Breitbart.com news portal on Aug. 24, 2015, and also by the British newspaper the Daily Mail on Aug. 23, 2015, the wannabe terrorist’s father, Mohamed al-Khazzani, his boy is no killer. In fact, young Ayoub is actually a “good boy” who would “never want to kill anyone.”
It’s never a good idea to anger an American Leatherneck. It’s even worse to raise the ire of a group of Teufelhunden. The epitome of stupid is to anger multiple Marines while threatening women and children.
Considered by many as one of the sexiest actresses in the film industry during the 50s and 60s, the iconic Brigitte Bardot is best known in her later years as one of the most staunch and vocal defenders of her French homeland and also of the more cerebral endeavor of what it means to be French. Unfortunately for the former sexpot, her nationalistic defenses of her nation and its culture has seen her run afoul of France’s laws against “inciting racial hatred.”
America just felt its national sperm count drop to almost Joni Ernst proportions. Our own Herman Munster of Diplomacy apologized to France via the follicly challenged King of Wuss-Rock James Taylor as he warbled through the almost half century old ode to everything John Wayne would have hated, “You’ve Got a Friend.” Sadly, what Kerry thought was erudite and urbane just came off as embarrassing and oafish.
On the heels of three avowed and confirmed Islamic jihadists slaughtering 17 innocent Parisiennes, at least 40 national leaders from around the globe marched with the estimated 1.5 million French citizens in a show on unity and national solidarity against the loose confederation of various terrorists organizations bent on world-wide jihad and the forced implementation of Islamic Shari’s Law. As reported by Canada’s National Post on Jan. 11, 2015, French President Francois Hollande hosted top representatives of Russia and Ukraine, as well as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the capital of the Gallic Republic .
With the echos from the gunfire that ended the Sydney cafe attack by a self-admitted Islamic jihadist barely faded away, another apparent lone wolf attack just happened on the opposite end of the globe. As reported by the i24 News Service (of Tel Aviv, Israel) and also by Great Britain’s BBC, both on Dec.20, 2014, an unidentified man was shot and killed today in a French police station only after attacking a handful of officers, all the while shouting the battle cry of the Islamic jihad movement.
Jews and Arabs may band with the French against Iranian nuclear weapons program…
In a case of truth being stranger than fiction, the Jewish State and her surrounding Arab neighbors just may have a real reason to no longer point weapons at each other. Not so much due to groundbreaking peace negotiations finally coming to fruition as it being a case of both the Israeli Jews and the Arab Muslims agreeing that someone else wants to nuke both of them out of existence, as reported by the Israeli-centric news portal the Debka File of Jerusalem on Nov. 17, 2013.