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  • Trump administration goes for '360 degree' diplomacy to help end Libya war

    08/09/2020 8:18:18 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | August 7, 2020 | editors
    The Trump administration waded even deeper into the Libya conflict this week, backing UN calls for a cease-fire amid the many factions, and signaling again that the country's oil fields are off limits to those seeking to profit on the war. The US initiative is well timed, with signs of an escalation of fighting between the Libyan Government of National Accord, which is recognized by the UN and backed by Turkey, and the insurgent forces of former general Khalifa Hifter, who has the support of Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Russia and France. Libya's also become the world's most dangerous...
  • 'France will never let Lebanon go': Emmanuel Macron is accused of trying to reconquer Lebanon rather than help it in the wake of the devastating explosion at its capital which has killed 150 as country is set to refuse aid from Israel

    08/08/2020 4:14:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 8, 2020 | Isabella Nikolic
    French president Emmanuel Macron has been accused of trying to reconquer Lebanon rather than help it in the wake of the devastating explosion at its capital which killed 150 people. It comes as the country is expected to refuse humanitarian aid from Israel because the two neighbours are technically still at war. Visiting explosion-ravaged Beirut this week, France's leader comforted distraught crowds, promised to rebuild the city and claimed that the blast pierced France's own heart.
  • 44,000 sign petition for France to take control of Lebanon

    08/06/2020 10:51:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.06.2020 | ed/aw (AFP, Reuters)
    Over 44,000 people have signed an online petition to “place Lebanon under a French mandate for the next 10 years” as of Thursday afternoon. The petition on the community petition website Avaaz was reportedly set up by Lebanese citizens on Wednesday following the explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, killing over 140 people and injuring more than 5,000. “Lebanon’s officials have clearly shown a total inability to secure and manage the country,” the petition reads. “With a failing system, corruption, terrorism and militia the country has just reached its last breath. We believe Lebanon should go back under the French...
  • Chants of 'revolution' on streets of devastated Beirut as France's Macron is mobbed by angry crowds

    08/06/2020 9:38:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Macron told a crowd of reporters and angry people that he would propose a "new political pact" to Lebanon's embattled political class during his visit to a predominantly Christian quarter of the city. An Elysée Palace spokesperson told CNN that Macron said to Lebanese protesters: "I am here and it's my duty to help you, as a whole population, to bring medication and food. "This aid, I guarantee it, won't end up in corrupt hands. I will speak to all political forces to ask for a new pact," Macron said, adding: "I am here today to propose a new political...
  • French president traveling to Lebanon after deadly explosion

    08/05/2020 8:02:12 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 6 replies
    arabnews ^ | 8/5/2020 | ap
    PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron is traveling to Lebanon on Thursday to offer support for the troubled country after a massive, deadly explosion that has drawn global pledges of medical and humanitarian aid. Macron’s office told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the French leader will meet with Lebanese political leaders. It provided no further details. Lebanon is a former French protectorate and the countries retain close political and economic ties. France is also sending several tons of aid and emergency workers after Tuesday’s explosion in Beirut, which killed at least 100 people and injured thousands. It was unclear what...
  • Outcomes of 3,737 COVID-19 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine/azithromycin and other regimens in Marseille, France: A retrospective analysis

    Conclusion Although this is a retrospective analysis, results suggest that early diagnosis, early isolation and early treatment of COVID-19 patients, with at least 3 days of HCQ-AZ lead to a significantly better clinical outcome and a faster viral load reduction than other treatments.
  • Europeans Are Waking Up to Government Covid Tyranny. Why Are We Still Asleep?

    08/03/2020 7:32:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    The New American Magazine ^ | 03 August 2020 | Ron Paul
    Tens of thousands of Germans marched through Berlin on Saturday, proclaiming a “Day of Freedom” and demanding an end to government-mandated face masks and “social distancing.” The UK and Netherlands also saw large protests against their governments’ tyrannical actions in response to the coronavirus outbreak. ... Europeans are realizing that their government-mandated lockdowns did little or nothing to protect them from the virus, while causing economic catastrophe ... Sweden, which never locked down its economy, rejected face masks, and kept its restaurants and other places of business open, did not fare any worse than the countries that have been turned...
  • India gets Rafale fighter jets from France, boosting its air force

    07/30/2020 6:15:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | July 30, 2020 | Brad Lendon and Manveena Suri,
    Indian media has been filled with glowing expert reviews of the Rafale jets compared to what China could bring to bear in any aerial conflict, including China's new J-20 stealth fighters. The Rafale is not a stealth jet, but it is touted for for having a low profile that is not easy to detect on radar. Flown by French forces, the Rafale has been used in operations in Afghanistan, Libya, Mali, Iraq and Syria... India officially accepted delivery of the first batch of jets at the French plant where they are manufactured last October. Indian pilots trained on the aircraft...
  • War Looms In The Mediterranean And Threatens To Entangle The Great Powers

    07/29/2020 7:59:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 29, 2020 | Sumantra Maitra
    America and the United Kingdom would be wise to let Egypt, France, and Greece take the lead in balancing a dangerous and resurgent Turkey. With Americans focused on the anarchy in Democrat-led cities, a cryptic tweet from French President Emmanuel Macron on July 20 went out relatively unnoticed. Macron tweeted he had a great discussion with “his friend” Donald Trump about Libya.Within hours, the Egyptian parliament declared they had voted unanimous support for Egyptian President Al-Sisi to send in Egyptian troops and armor in support of battered Eastern Libyan forces on their back foot due to Turkish intervention. Anyone keeping...
  • Rioters Should Remember Their French Predecessors

    07/28/2020 7:53:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | July 28, 2020 | Mark Overstreet
    The people of France celebrate July 14, Bastille Day, remembering a significant day during their country’s hideous 18th century leftist revolution, which guillotined or otherwise murdered pretty much anyone the revolution’s leaders—the misnamed Committee of Public Safety—wanted permanently “cancelled.” However, for those who don’t want a “progressive” Reign of Terror to sweep across America like it did in France, today, July 28, is a much more appropriate anniversary to celebrate.Here are just a few of the many reasons why.In the summer of 1793, France’s Jacobin political club, which dominated the Paris Commune and for which a New York-based leftist magazine is...
  • 1794: The last cart of the Terror, not including the Marquis de Sade

    07/27/2020 7:06:50 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 4 replies ^ | July 27, 2008 | Headsman
    July 27th, 1794 — the 9th of Thermidor, year II — is inscribed in history as the day Robespierre fell, when a parliamentary coup d’etat between the right and the remnants of the parties he had destroyed shouted him down as he readied the National Convention for his next purge...Even as the month of Thermidor’s eponymous epochal event was unfolding, the daily gears of Revolutionary justice were turning: the usual haul of unfortunates condemned, including seven women from the previous day’s batch of Saint Lazare prison conspirators who had pled their bellies to buy a day. That day was one...
  • Rwandan refugee, 39, faces up to 10 years in prison after admitting arson attack on Nantes cathedral

    07/27/2020 7:39:14 AM PDT · by Salman · 18 replies
    Mail Online (UK) ^ | 26 Jul 2020 | Peter Allen and Lydia Catling
    A Rwandan refugee could face up to 10 years in prison after admitting setting fire to Nantes cathedral. The 39-year-old man, who has solely been identified by his first name Emmanuel, worked as a volunteer security guard at the 15th-century Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paint which set alight last week. Three fires had been started at the site on July 18 and it took 104 firefighters to control the blaze which tore through the building and caused millions of pounds worth of damage. The Rwandan refugee was questioned for a second time yesterday by prosecutors and he was...
  • ‘Gone With the Wind’ Actress Olivia de Haviland Dies at 104

    07/26/2020 9:56:58 AM PDT · by Drastic · 24 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 7-26-2020 | Jack Phillips
    “Gone with the Wind” star Olivia de Haviland, who also won an Academy Award for her role in another film, died at 104, according to her publicist, Lisa Goldberg. Goldberg told TheWrap that she died at her home in Paris, France, of natural causes. The longtime actress, who was born in 1916 in imperial Japan to British parents, played Melanie Hamilton Wilkes in “Gone with the Wind,” who had a conflict with Scarlett O’Hara, played by Vivien Leigh. She also appeared in films such as “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” and won Oscars for her performances in “To Each His...
  • Goodbye, Greece

    11/02/2011 3:12:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    How does one say “Goodnight, Irene” in Greek? Or “Show Me the Way to Go Home”? Or, if neither of those classic festivity-enders does the trick, “Hit the Road, Jack”? In any case, the message needs to be sent: The party is over, and it is time for Greece to be shown the door, if the Greeks cannot find it themselves, and exit the eurozone. A Greek default appears to be imminent. The question is whether it is to be an orderly default or a chaotic one. At the moment, the odds are about even between those two possibilities. Prime...
  • War Between Greece and Turkey Is Now a Real Possibility

    07/25/2020 5:52:45 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 59 replies ^ | July 24, 2020 | by Michael Rubin
    There has never been any love lost between Turkey and Greece, but the danger of war between the two NATO members has not been this high since the Cyprus conflict more than forty-five years ago. In the past, Turkey and Greece have gone to the brink, but policies initiated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan may very much push the two neighbors over the edge. reek and Turkish fighter jets engaged in mock dogfights this week over the Greek island of Kastellorizo, just a mile and a half from the Turkish coast, causing tourists to flee. Meanwhile, there is a...
  • EU crisis: Showdown with Turkey sparks military fears as Erdogan mocks Macron's threats

    07/25/2020 7:02:10 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 45 replies ^ | Sat, Jul 25, 2020 | | By OLI SMITH
    AN UNPRECEDENTED EU crisis looms as tensions between the Brussels bloc and Turkey escalate along its border, as Greece warns it will do "whatever is necessary" to defend itself from Ankara. Earlier this week, Athens vowed to defend its rights against "any type of threat" after Turkey confirmed plans to send oil-and-gas research vessels to the Eastern Mediterranean. Greek armed forces are officially on 'high alert' and are monitoring Turkish movements in the region. French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday gave his backing to Greece in the dispute. Mr Macron called for sanctions against Turkey, adding he will soon call...
  • France's Cathedrals on Fire: The Final Stage of De-Christianization

    07/25/2020 2:52:44 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 15 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | July 25th 2020 | Giulio Meotti
    "In France there is a low-noise destruction of the Christian roots", said the philosopher Michel Onfray. "There are about one or two anti-Christian acts a day and it takes a burning cathedral to start talking about it". Six major French cathedrals and churches have caught fire during the last year and a half: Notre Dame, Nantes, Rennes, Saint-Sulpice, Lavaur and Pontoise. Perhaps that is why historian Rémi Brague called the fire at Notre Dame "our 9/11". The Observatory of Religious Heritage listed a total of 20 French churches that caught fire in just one year. Little publicized and less condemned,...
  • Criminals in Occupied Paris

    07/23/2020 8:14:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American ^ | July 25, 2020 | Michael Curtis
    The hours of the Vichy regime forever sully French history and insult the French past and traditions. President Jacque Chirac on July 17, 1995 confessed that the criminal folly of the Nazi occupiers was seconded by the French state. In his new book, The King of Nazi Paris, Christopher Othen recounts the sordid Gothic horror story of a group of malefactors, a gang of criminals, crooks, pimps, corrupt and disgraced police, mafiosi, fallen celebrities, fake aristocrats, pimps, gold traffickers, even a former captain of the French national football team, who worked for the Nazis during World War II against the...
  • A comparison between the Egyptian and Turkish armies... which is stronger?

    07/21/2020 8:03:03 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    Egypt Independent / Al-Masry Al-Youm ^ | July 21, 2020 | unattributed
    The website Global Fire Power in February released its annual review, ranking the countries of the world in terms of military power. Egypt in 2020 rose to number nine, while Turkey fell to 11th place. Egypt is the only Arab country that ranked among the 10 most powerful armies in the world, rising from its 12th place position last year. Turkey, meanwhile, fell behind Egypt, despite ranking higher in the past several years. Here are the most prominent figures to consider when making a military comparison between the two forces: Egypt has 440,000 active personnel, while Turkey has 355,000. Egyptian...
  • Good Guy With a Car: ‘Allah hu Akbar’ Attack Stopped After Passer-By Runs Gunman Over (Paris)

    07/21/2020 12:52:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 21 2020 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    Police arrested a 32-year-old man in the Paris no-go suburbs of Seine-Saint-Denis after a failed attempt to attack party-goers while he was armed with a blade and a semi-automatic rifle. The attempted attack took place at around 7 am on Sunday in the commune of Blanc-Mesnil as several people were leaving a party. The witnesses say the man yelled “Allah hu Akbar!” and came at them with a knife and rifle. But he was quickly hit by a man driving a car, who is said to have acted out of instinct to stop the armed attacker, Le Parisien reports.