Pourquoi vous n’êtes PAS Charlie

Par Riatto

Non vous ne l’êtes pas, ni moi non plus.

Et personne, en dehors des douze victimes de cet effroyable assassinat, personne n’est Charlie.

La raison en est simple, c’est que Charlie est mort, tandis que vous, si vous lisez ces lignes, vous êtes vivants. Par pitié…

Oh je sais ! Il fallait réagir le plus vite possible, organiser des veillées, des marches, des manifs, des fils à suivre, des pages facebook, pour hurler son indignation, sa stupeur, son effroi et surtout son émotion, bien canalisée par de nouvelles formes linguistiques empruntées au nouvel ordre grammatical.

Il fallait rendre hommage, se réunir, tout déballer, exhibition !

Un hommage est un acte posé, réfléchi, un recueillement respectueux, pas une mascarade digne du Ice Bucket Challenge !

Alors de voir ces millions de gens se laisser confisquer toute possibilité de langage et de pensée, les voir brandir ce #JesuisCharlie sans réfléchir une seule seconde au sens de ces mots m’a presque autant terrifié que l’attentat lui-même.

Je dis bien presque.

D’où sort donc cette énième émanation de la novlangue décérébrée que l’on s’est empressé de répandre comme une traînée de sottise ?

Comment ne pas s’indigner face à cette prise d’otage du sens et du langage qui, en quelques heures à peine, nous a confisqué toute nuance, tout sentiment, toute différenciation, tout sens des réalités ?!

Vous n’êtes pas Charlie et je ne suis pas Charlie !

Je suis vivant, conscient de la tragédie qui vient de se jouer sous mes fenêtres.
Je refuse que l’on me projette dans ce monde ou identification et empathie ne sont plus qu’un seul et même mot. Je refuse que l’on m’arrache le sens profond des mots.

Je refuse d’abandonner mon identité pensante au profit d’un phénomène de réseau social dont la stupidité et la violence ne tiendraient pas en 140 signes.

On aurait pu écrire ” je soutiens Charlie ” ou même ” je pleure Charlie ” ou que sais-je encore ? Mais non !

Il a fallu que passe par là l’abominable monstre de la pensée en barquette venue d’outre-atlantique (eh oui).
Il a fallu que l’on invente un écho barbare aux formules #Iamquelqu’un ou #Wearequelquechose.

Il a fallu qu’en plus d’un assassinat qui m’a sans doute choqué autant que vous, on nous confisque jusqu’à la faculté de réagir en Hommes pensants et vivants.

Je ne suis pas Charlie car je suis vivant et que j’ai bien trop de respect pour les disparus. Je ne suis pas Charlie car je place en bien plus haute estime le recueillement sincère et la douleur muette face aux disparitions brutales et injustes. Je ne suis pas Charlie car je pense qu’il existe encore une frontière entre ces deux états que sont la vie et la mort, et que cette frontière fait de moi un être humain conscient du monde qui l’entoure et de ceux qui l’habitent.

Si vous pensez réellement être Charlie aujourd’hui, et si donc vous avez perdu la faculté de séparer la pensée du vivant et l’absence du défunt, si les notions de vie et de mort sont à ce point brouillées par le bruit qui vous entoure que vous ne savez plus si vous êtes vivants ou pas, il est urgent de vous adresser (selon votre préférence) soit à un psychiatre soit à un prêtre.

Pensée recueillie pour toutes les victimes et leurs proches.

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Who profits from killing Charlie?

Candles are placed next to a sign reading ‘Je suis Charlie’ (I am Charlie) and a pen in La Rochelle on January 7, 2015, as people gathered to pay tribute to the twelve people killed in an attack by two armed gunmen on the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris. (AFP Photo/Xavier Leoty)

By PEPE ESCOBAR

A pro-style jihadist commando attack in Europe’s heart. Cui bono?

Careful planning and preparation, Kalashnikovs, rocket-propelled grenade launcher, balaclavas, sand-colored ammunition vest stuffed with spare magazines, army boots, easy escape in a black Citroen…

And the icing on this particularly lethal cake: faultless Paris-based logistical support to pull it all off. A former top French military commander, Frédéric Gallois, has stressed the perfect application of “urban guerrilla technique” (where are those notorious Western counter-terrorism “experts” when one needs them?)

Some said they spoke perfect French, while others maintained their command of the language was mangled and broken. Anyway, what matters is that they uttered the magic word: “We’re Al-Qaeda.” Better yet, they told a man in the street: “Tell the media that this is Al-Qaeda in Yemen,” which means, in American terror terminology, Al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP), which had Charlie Hebdo’s editor/cartoonist Stephane Charbonnier (“Charb”) on a hit list duly promoted by AQAP’s glossy Inspire magazine. Accusation: “Insulting the Prophet Mohammed.”

And just to make sure everyone had the perpetrators implanted on their brain, the killers also said, “Allahu Akbar”,“We have killed Charlie Hebdo” and “We have avenged the Prophet.”

Foreign journalists and other people hold placards that read “I am Charlie” during a campaign at a bookstore in Beijing January 8, 2015 for the victims of the shooting at the Paris offices of weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday. (Reuters/Jason Lee)

Case closed? Well, it took only a few hours for French police to identify the (usual?) suspects: French-Algerian brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi. The third man, the driver of the black Citroen, apparently 18-year-old Hamyd Mourad, then turned himself in with an ironclad alibi. So the third man remains a cipher.

They all wore balaclavas. The Kouachi brothers have not been captured, but the police seem to know very well who they are. Because they found an abandoned ID in the black Citroen (oh, the troubles of being a command in a rush…) How come they didn’t know anything before the carnage?

Right on cue, Cherif Kouachi’s bio was splattered all over the shop. He was on a global watch list. Along with six others, he was sentenced in May 2008 to 3 years in prison for “terrorism”; in fact unloading a dozen young Frenchmen via madrassas in Egypt and Syria to none other than Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the killed-by-an-American-missile former head of Al-Qaeda in Iraq and the spiritual father of Daesh/ISIS/ISIL.

Also right on clue, a full narrative was ready for mass consumption. According to French police “experts,” this could be an attack “ordered from abroad and executed by jihadists coming back from Syria that have escaped us,” or it could be “suburban idiots that radicalized themselves and concocted this military attack in the name of Al-Qaeda.”

Scrap option two, please; this was a pro job. And staying with option one, this points right at – what else – blowback. Yes, they could be Daesh/ISIS/ISIL mercenaries trained by NATO (crucially, France included) in Turkey and/or Jordan. But it might get even false-flag nastier. They could also be former or current French special forces.

Blast Islam, will travel
Predictably, Islamofascism peddlers are already having a field day/week/month/year. For simpletons/trolls/hordes exhibiting an IQ worthy of sub-zoology, when in doubt, demonize Islam. It’s so convenient to forget that untold millions from Pakistan’s tribal areas, to street markets across Iraq, continue to feel pain devastating their hearts and lives as they are expendable victims of the jihadist mindset – or “kalashnikov culture”, as it is known in Pakistan – which has been profiting the West directly or indirectly, for decades now. Think ritual droning of Pakistani, Yemeni, Syrian, Iraqi or Libyan civilians. Think Sadr City witnessing carnage 10 times worse than Paris.

What French President Francois Hollande defined as “an act of exceptional barbarism” – and it is – does not apply when the West, France in the front line, from King Sarko to General Hollande himself, weaponizes, trains and remote-controls assorted mercenaries/beheaders from Libya to Syria. Oh yeah, killing civilians in Tripoli or Aleppo is perfectly alright, but don’t do that in Paris.

People observe a minute of silence in Istanbul on January 8, 2015 for the victims of an attack by armed gunmen on the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7 which left at least 12 dead and many others injured. (AFP Photo/Bulent Kilic)

So this, in the heart of Europe, is what blowback feels like. This is what people feel in the Waziristans when a wedding party is incinerated by a Hellfire missile. In parallel, it’s absolutely impossible to credit that the sophisticated Western intel network had not seen blowback coming – and was impotent to prevent it. Continue reading

Pro-West Snipers Murdered Kiev Demonstrators in False Flag: Canadian Academic Analysis

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The murder of 100 pro-West demonstrators in January launched the Revolution. Now many say it was a false flag.

By Ivan Katchanovski (University of Ottawa), for Russian Insider

  • Exhaustive analysis by reputable academic, Canadian Ukraine specialist

  • Challenges narrative of Western media, which alleges the exact opposite

  • Alleges subsequent government cover-up

  • Makes substantial contribution to multiple other media reports alleging the same thesis

This academic paper first appeared on the respected blog, Johnson’s Russia List.

We are publishing it here in full, despite its length, because it is by far the most detailed and thorough investigation of the Kiev Sniper Controversy, drawing on a mass of sources and materials, some of which were previously unpublished.

It is the work of a well-known Canadian political scientist at the University of Ottawa, who is a native of Ukraine. His specialization is Ukrainian politics and history.

The study concludes that, though there is some evidence that some of the protesters killed during the Maidan disturbances may have been accidentally shot by police snipers, the great majority were killed by snipers controlled by the pro-West demonstration leaders in a false flag operation.

The study suggests this was a pre-planned provocation to discredit the then government and that these same leaders both before and especially after they seized power have engaged in a systematic cover up of the facts to conceal their own guilt.

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By Ivan Katchanovski, Ph.D. School of Political Studies & Department of Communication University of Ottawa

Paper presented at the Chair of Ukrainian Studies Seminar at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, October 1, 2014

[With visuals and footnotes here academia.edu/8776021/The_Snipers_Massacre_on_the_Maidan_in_Ukraine]

The massacre of several dozen Maidan protesters on February 20, 2014 was a turning point in Ukrainian politics and a tipping point in the escalating conflict between the West and Russia over Ukraine.
The mass killing of the protesters and the mass shooting of the police that preceded it led to the overthrow of the highly corrupt and pro-Russian, but democratically elected government of Viktor Yanukovych and gave a start to a large-scale violent conflict that continues now in Donbas in Eastern Ukraine.
A conclusion promoted by the post-Yanukovych governments and the media in Ukraine that the massacre was perpetrated by government snipers on a Yanukovych order has been nearly universally accepted by the Western governments and the media, at least publicly, without concluding an investigation and without all evidence considered.For instance, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko in his speech to the US Congress on September 18, 2014 again claimed that the Yanukovych government overthrow resulted from mass peaceful protests against police violence, in particular, killings of more than 100 protesters by snipers on February 20, 2014.

The question is which side organized the snipers massacre. This paper is the first academic study of this crucial case of the mass killing. Analysis of a large amount of evidence in this study suggests that certain elements of the Maidan opposition, including its extremist far right wing, were involved in this massacre in order to seize power and that the government investigation was falsified for this reason.

Evidence

Evidence used in this study includes publicly available but unreported, suppressed, or misrepresented videos and photos of suspected shooters, live statements by the Maidan announcers, radio intercepts of the Maidan snipers, and snipers and commanders from the special Alfa unit of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), ballistic trajectories, eyewitness reports by both Maidan protesters and government special unit commanders, public statements by both former and current government officials, bullets and weapons used, types of wounds among both protesters and the police, and the track record of politically motivated misrepresentations by the Maidan politicians of other cases of violence during and after the Euromaidan and historical conflicts.

In particular, this study examines about 30 gigabytes of intercepted radio exchanges of the Security Service of Ukraine Alfa unit, Berkut, the Internal Troops, Omega, and other government agencies during the entire Maidan protests. These files were posted by a pro-Maidan Ukrainian radio amateur on a radio scanners forum, but they never were reported by the media or acknowledged by the Ukrainian government.

The timeline of the massacre with precision to minutes and locations of both the shooters and the government snipers was established in this study with great certainty based on the synchronization of the sound on the main Maidan stage, images, and other sources of evidence that independently corroborate each other.

The study uses content analysis of all publicly available videos of the massacre, in particular, an unreported, time-stamped version of a previously widely seen, long video of the massacre on Instytutska Street, videos of suspected snipers and reports of snipers in live TV broadcasts and Internet video streams from the Maidan (Independence Square), time-stamped and unedited radio intercepts of SBU Alfa snipers and commanders, and radio intercepts of Internal Troops on the Maidan.

The analysis also uses live Internet broadcasts. Recordings of all live TV and Internet broadcasts of the massacre by Espresso TV, Hromadske TV, Spilno TV, Radio Liberty, and Ukrstream TV, were either removed from their websites immediately following the massacre or not made publicly available. These recordings were mostly made by Maidan supporters, but they got very scant attention or removed from public access.

Similarly, official results of ballistic, weapons, and medical examinations and other evidence collected during the investigations concerning this massacre have not been made public, while crucial evidence, including bullets and weapons disappeared under the post-Yanukovych government. This investigation relies on such evidence reported by the media and reliable information in the social media. An on-site research on the site of the massacre on the Maidan itself and on Instytutska Street was also conducted for this study by the author.

An Academic Investigation

A recently released time-stamped version of an over 40-minute-long video, which was filmed at a close distance on Instytutska Street starting at 9:06am, covers, with some unexplained omissions, the most intense parts of the killings. It confirms that the mass killing of Maidan protesters on February 20 began on the adjacent Instytutska Street around that time.

The Berkut anti-riot police and Internal Troops units, which were besieging, storming, and blocking the Maidan for almost three months, hastily abandoned their positions and fled by 9:00am, while protesters then started to advance from their stronghold on the Maidan up Instytutska Street.

This and other videos show members of the special elite unit of the Berkut anti-riot police and “Omega” Internal Troops special unit, including two snipers, temporarily halting the advance of protesters near Zhovtnevyi Palace starting at 9:05am, shooting with both live ammunition from the Kalashnikov assault rifles (AKMS) and rubber bullets, and pointing sniper rifles in the direction of the protesters and then retreating along with Berkut and Internal Troops units, who were resting in Zhovtnevyi Palace.

After retreating to these barricades under fire, respectively, at 9:20am and 9:28am, Berkut and Omega were doing the same from two barricades on Instytutska Street and nearby buildings of the National Bank and the Club of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Directions of many bullet holes and their impact marks in the electric poles, trees, and walls of Zhovtnevyi Palace and the Hotel Ukraina also indicate that the police fired at the direction of the protesters and the protester-held buildings. SBU snipers were located in the Cabinet of Ministers, the Presidential Administration, and neighboring buildings.

The new Ukrainian government and the head of the parliamentary commission publicly stated that “snipers,” who massacred the unarmed protesters, were from these units. Specifically, the Prosecutor General Office announced on September 12, 2014 that its investigation found a Berkut commander and two members of his unit responsible for killing 39 Euromaidan protesters, or the absolute majority of some 50 protesters killed or mortally wounded on February 20, 2014.

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Exclusive Interview with German Editor Turned CIA Whistleblower

Fascinating details emerge. Leading US-funded think-tanks and German secret service are accessories. Attempted suppression by legal threats. Blackout in German media.

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These revelations, together with the Snowden uproar, will further decouple the US from Germany

By Eric van de Beek, Russian Insider

Exclusively for RI, Dutch journalist Eric van de Beek interviews the senior German editor who is causing a sensation with his allegations that the CIA pays German media professionals to spin stories to follow US government goals.

We wrote about this two weeks ago, and the article shot up in views, becoming one of the most read articles on our site.

Udo Ulfkotte reveals in his bestseller Bought Journalists, how he was “taught to lie, to betray and not to tell the truth to the public.”

The former editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, which is one of Germany’s largest newspapers, was secretly on the payroll of the CIA and German secret service, spinning the news in a way that was positive for the United States and bad for its opponents.

In his latest interview, Ulfkotte alleges that some media are nothing more than propaganda outlets of political parties, secret services, international think tanks and high finance entities.

Repenting for collaborating with various agencies and organisations to manipulate the news, Ulkotte laments, “I’m ashamed I was part of it. Unfortunately I cannot reverse this.”

Some highlights from the interview:

  • “I ended up publishing articles under my own name written by agents of the CIA and other intelligence services, especially the German secret service.”
  • “Most journalists from respected and big media organisations are closely connected to the German Marshall Fund, the Atlantik-Brücke or other so-called transatlantic organisations…once you’re connected, you make friends with selected Americans. You think they are your friends and you start cooperating. They work on your ego, make you feel like you’re important. And one day one of them will ask you ‘Will you do me this favor’…”
  • “When I told the Frankfurter Allgemeine that I would publish the book, their lawyers sent me a letter threatening with all legal consequences if I would publish any names or secrets – but I don’t mind.”
  • [The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung] hasn’t sued me. They know that I have evidence on everything.”
  • “No German mainstream journalist is allowed to report about [my] book. Otherwise he or she will be sacked. So we have a bestseller now that no German journalist is allowed to write or talk about.”

Here’s more from the interview:

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“Bought journalists”, who are they?

“We’re talking about puppets on a string, journalists who write or say whatever their masters tell them to say or write. If you see how the mainstream media is reporting about the Ukraine conflict and if you know what’s really going on, you get the picture. The masters in the background are pushing for war with Russia and western journalists are putting on their helmets.”

And you were one of them, and now you are the first to blow the whistle.

“I’m ashamed I was part of it. Unfortunately I cannot reverse this. Although my superiors at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung approved of what I did, I’m still to blame. But yes, to my knowledge I am the first to accuse myself and to prove many others are to blame.”

How did you become a bought journalist?

“It started very soon after I started working at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. I learned to regard luxury invitations as quite acceptable and to write positive articles in return. Later on I was invited by the German Marshall Fund of The United States to travel the United States. They paid for all my expenses and put me in contact with Americans they’d like me to meet. In fact, most journalists from respected and big media organisations are closely connected to the German Marshall Fund, the Atlantik-Brücke or other so-called transatlantic organisations. Many of them are even members or ‘fellows’. I am a fellow of the German Marshall Fund. The thing is, once you’re connected, you make friends with selected Americans. You think they are your friends and you start cooperating. They work on your ego, make you feel like you’re important. And one day one of them will ask you ‘Will you do me this favor’ and then another will ask you ‘Will you do me that favor’. Bye and bye you get completely brainwashed. I ended up publishing articles under my own name written by agents of the CIA and other intelligence services, especially the Bundesnachrichtendienst.”

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PAID JOURNALISTS: German Journalist Whistleblower says it all

The interview is in English with French subtitles.

Propagande médiatique – les révélations d’Udo Ulfkotte

18 Oct. 2014 – Le journaliste allemand Udo Ulfkotte a donné cette semaine une interview tonitruante sur la chaîne Russia Today, à l’occasion de la sortie de son dernier ouvrage Gekaufte Journalisten (Journalistes achetés).

Dans ce livre, il détaille la manipulation des médias et des journalistes par les agences de renseignement étasuniennes et notamment comment le Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung sert « comme une prostituée les intérêts de Washington en manipulant ses lecteurs au profit des États-Unis » au travers de multiples organisations pilotées depuis Washington, comme l’Atlantic Bridge, la Commission trilatérale, le German Marshall Found, l’American Council on Germany, l’Aspen Institute, etc.

Ces informations ont été depuis confirmées par Willy Wimmer, ex-secrétaire d’État du ministère allemand de la Défense, qui a accusé le département d’État américain d’ingérence dans le travail de la presse allemande.

LES BANQUES QUI NE PASSENT PAS LES STRESS-TESTS dont DEXIA – ECB Fails 25 Banks

du 27 au 31 octobre 2014 : C’est curieux, j’aimerais bien savoir comment les tests ont été menés. Quand la Banque Postale stresse ses clients pour 30 euros, elle devrait figurer en tête de liste des “fails”… [Note de CounterPsyOps: au total le sauvetage de DEXIA par la Banque Postale et la Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations aura coûté plus de 12 Milliards d’euros au contribuable Français , 6 Milliards d’euros à l’époque de Sarkozy à l’automne 2008, et 6.6 Milliards en janvier 2014 grâce à François Hollande]

L’article de Bloomberg est ici, avec les commentaires complets. De son côté Zero Hedge a écrit: “40% des banques de l’Eurozone sont en mauvaise santé… 130 banks sont testées, de 12 à 18 échoueront, et pour couronner le tout un tiers des 130, soit 40%, passeront le test sur le fil du rasoir… Cela veut dire que 40 à 44% des banques de l’Eurozone banks sont en mauvaise santé… If 40% of your banks are either dead in the water or barely floating, I’d say you have a major problem“… Surtout si vous examinez les garanties postées dans les bilans. Par exemple en Bulgarie, avec la banque qui a fait faillite, seuls 13% des prêts avaient une hypothèque valide. Les 83% autres étaient bidons, inexistants ou totalement suévalués. Et c’était la 4e plus grosse banque bulgare.

 

Source: Bloomberg

Revue de Presse par Pierre Jovanovic © www.jovanovic.com 2008-2014

 

Greenlight Capital CEO David EINHORN: “it’s time to short French government debt.”

Greenlight Capital CEO David Einhorn gave two ideas on Monday at the Robin Hood Investors Conference.

One was a long position — in the solar company SunEdison. And the other was a long/short — long Greek banks, short French government debt.

At about slide 38, Einhorn sorts out some of the mess that is Europe, focusing on Greece first. He argues that the worst is behind the country. The hardest decisions about austerity and the country is now “living within its means.” He recommends going long Greek banks — *Alpha and Piraeus.

France, on the other hand, is just starting to look ugly (that starts on slide 67). It’s overbudget, suffers from high unemployment, and needs reform. Once the bond market realizes all of that, Einhorn says, it’s time to short French government debt. SEE FULL PRESENTATION HERE

Greece has taken its bitter medicine, restructured its obligations and economy, and is recuperating after its near‐death experience. France appears too proud to reform.

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“France is a challenging place to do business. The labour laws are stifling, the 35-hour work week includes 5 weeks of vacation, and at over $12 an hour, the minimum wage is nearly the highest in the world. It is difficult and expensive to dismiss workers … French government spending is well over half of GDP. In 2012 France elected the Socialists led by Francois Hollande who then lowered the retirement age, raised the corporate and VAT taxes, and sought to raise the tax rate on salaries over 1 million to 75% … And while Greece’s economy continues to improve, France has lagged the global recovery and may be headed back into recession. The bond market hasn’t noticed, but the rating agencies downgraded French debt. Right now France is clashing with the European Commission, where its proposed 2015 budget exceeds the 3% limit, putting France in “serious noncompliance” with the new EU rules. France is potentially undermining EU authority, setting a dangerous precedent for other EU countries, and setting the stage for a possible Euro crisis”

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The debt service in France has remained stable. Ever lower interest rates have offset total debt ballooning from €1.2 trillion in 2006 to €2 trillion today. The bond market hasn’t noticed, but the rating agencies downgraded French debt.
Greece’s restructured debt has low interest rates and distant maturities. Almost half the debt pays no interest for a decade. Now, Greece has a lower interest burden than France.

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Yet, while France’s troubles are still ahead, 10‐year French Government bonds yield 1.3%, while Greek 10‐year paper yields 9%. If the market re‐prices the French sovereign risk just slightly, France’s debt service will quickly get out of hand. Given this dynamic, we think shorting French government debt is a good currency and tail risk hedge for owning Greek bank stocks.

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SOURCE : BusinessInsider