The official response to the 'riots' has shown a special French flavor, as we read in the BBC article below. On the one hand, we see job programs being set up, as a sympathetic response to the plight of the demonstrators. On the other hand, we see the implementation of police-state procedures. Is one of these responses more significant than the other? Which one? --- I've noticed over many years a certain pattern, going back at least to the Oklahoma City bombing. In each case, you have a very suspicious incident, with glaring questions that are never addressed in the media, followed very quickly by the passage of 'anti-terrorist' = 'police state' legislation. The archetype case being of course 9/11, although others might nominate Pearl Harbor or the Reichstag Fire for that title. In this general category I also include the Omagh bombing in Northern Ireland, and the Madrid & London train bombings. Every one of these incidents has either been shown to be a false-flag incident, or else it has exhibited serious anomalies. In the case of the Omagh bombing, for example, MI5 admits it had prior knowledge, and the 'Real IRA' group that carried out the bombing had been infiltrated by an FBI agent. These are typical of the gross anomalies present in all the cases. As damning as the anomalies themselves have been, the failure of officials and the media to respond adequately - or at all - to those anomalies has been equally suspicious. If there were a real terrorist attack, there would be no reason not to openly pursue all leads. In addition, each of the incidents has shared certain other characteristics. Each incident has always dramatically exceeded any prior incident in its context, shocking and surprising in a profound way. Never has there been a group that claimed credit, or that had anything to gain by the incident. Always officials were quick to lay blame on specific 'perps', and were able to articulate exactly what was going on in their minds: "They are jealous of our freedoms; they want to destroy our way of life" - that kind of thing. How could officials possibly know such stuff, particularly so quickly, and particularly if they were caught off guard by the incident? None of this would make an interesting Sherlock Holmes adventure, because there are too many clues and they are too obvious. We have a modus operandi, a crime signature, that hardly ever varies. We have obvious motives, obvious opportunity, and considerable material evidence. The difficulty in the case arises not from the evidence, but rather from the lack of a relevant prosecuting agency. The crime formula is a very effective one. The objective is to pass legislation that in ordinary circumstances would be beyond the pale, contrary to the sensibilities of liberals and conservatives alike. The emotional climate following an 'outrage incident' precludes opposition to proposed 'solutions', particularly among politicians, apart from the rare and courageous. Debate never occurs. The Patriot Act was not even read by Congress before it was passed. The objective is accomplished. --- Are the French events a special French version of this formula?... a kind of 'terrorist lite' incident, leading to a foot-in-the-door for police-state legislation? That's one possibility. Others have suggested the objective is to cause a 'regime change' in France, discrediting Chirac, and propelling a more U.S. / NWO friendly politician into power - a French-style 'colored revolution'. Nicolas Sarkozy, from what I've heard of him, and said by him, would amount to a neocon agent in charge of France, should he get in. cursed by interesting times, rkm -------------------------------------------------------- http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4416728.stm New powers to tackle French riots A bus is set alight in the southern city of Toulouse The French Government has authorised a range of emergency powers in an effort to combat 12 nights of rioting. The move, announced by interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy, allows local authorities to impose curfews and lets police perform raids without warrants. The city of Amiens is the first to declare an overnight curfew, affecting unaccompanied under 16-year-olds. Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin has outlined to MPs an accompanying programme to improve social conditions. The nightly protests have gripped deprived areas with large African and Arab communities where unemployment is rife and residents complain of racism and discrimination. The republic is at a moment of truth - Dominique de Villepin French prime minister Measures announced by the prime minister include a jobs programme and funding for teaching in deprived areas. An agency will be set up with the aim of combating racial discrimination. "Our collective responsibility is to make difficult areas the same sort of territory as others in the republic," Mr de Villepin said. But he said the restoration of law and order to the country's largely immigrant suburbs would take time and hard work. KEY FLASHPOINTS "The republic is at a moment of truth," he said. "What is being questioned is the effectiveness of our integration model." Unrest continued on Monday night, although Paris saw a lull for the first time. But across the country 1,173 cars were burnt and 330 arrests made. Twelve police officers were also injured. Law for Algeria Amiens, in the northern Somme region, has become the first city to declare a curfew under the new powers, which were approved in a special Cabinet meeting on Tuesday morning. CURFEW LAW Cabinet can declare state of emergency in all or part of the country Regional leaders given exceptional powers to apply curfew and restrict movements Breach of curfew could mean a fine or two-month jail sentence Police can carry out raids on suspected weapons stockpiles Interior minister can issue house-arrest warrants for persons considered dangerous to public safety Public meeting places can be closed down House searches possible day or night Authorities can control press or broadcast media, film and theatre performances State of emergency can only be extended beyond 12 days if approved by parliament Minors will be subject to the law between 2200 and 0600 (2100 and 0500 GMT) unless accompanied by an adult, and are also banned from buying petrol. Two Paris suburbs, Savigny-sur-Orge and Raincy, as well as the historic city of Orleans, have already declared separate curfews not covered by the law. The emergency powers were invoked under a 1955 law and it is the first time it has been implemented in mainland France. The law was originally passed to combat violence in Algeria in its war of independence against France from 1954-62. It was also used in New Caledonia in 1985. Monday saw rioting in the southern city of Toulouse, where a bus was torched, and Lille in the north, where a creche was burned down and vehicles set alight. Two schools were also torched in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardie regions, north of Paris. Return to calm In Paris, where on Sunday the violence escalated to the point where two police officers were shot and wounded, there was a night of relative calm. FRENCH RIOTS One man killed 5,873 cars torched 1,500 people arrested 17 people sentenced 120 police and firefighters injured Figures as of 8 November Some 17 cars were reported to have been burned overnight, but the BBC's Johnny Dymond said areas that had been at the centre of previous violence were virtually deserted. The unrest was first sparked by the deaths in the run-down Paris suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois of two youths, who were accidentally electrocuted at an electricity sub-station. Locals said they were being chased by the police, but the police deny this. 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