Blowback in Paris –Stirred *Up Muslims/ Terrorists Kill at Least 140
*Stirred up-Note ;When questioned if he had any regrets in supporting Islamic fundamentalism in Afghanistan during 1980s , Zbigniew Brzezinski in a January 1998 interview with Le Nouvel Observateur, Paris, replied, "What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the cold war?"." Nonsense--" responded Brzezinski when asked "If Islamic fundamentalism represents a world menace today." Brzezinski was President Jimmy Carter's National Security Adviser.
"Terrorism is a tactic, a technique, a weapon that fanatics, dictators and warriors have resorted to through history. If, as Clausewitz wrote, war is the continuation of politics by other means, terrorism is the continuation of war by other means." Patrick J. Buchanan
"The United States has supported radical Islamic activism over the past six decades, sometimes overtly, sometimes covertly," and is thus "partly to blame for the emergence of Islamic terrorism as a world-wide phenomenon." Robert Drefuss.
Blowback in Paris –terrorists Kill at Least 140
November 14, 2015 "Information Clearing House" - "Reuters" - PARIS: Gunmen and suicide bombers attacked busy restaurants, bars and a concert hall at locations around Paris Friday, killing scores of people in what a shaken President Francois Hollande described as an unprecedented terrorist attack.
Police sources said at least 100 people were killed in a concert hall alone, with more than 40 killed in other attacks and at least another 60 wounded in the Paris region.
French media reported varying unofficial death tolls.
The apparently coordinated gun and bomb assault came as the country, a founding member of the U.S.-led coalition waging airstrikes against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, was on high alert for terrorist attacks ahead of a global climate conference due to open later this month.
Hollande, who was attending an international football match with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier when several blats took place outside the national stadium, declared a state of emergency in the Paris region and announced the closure of France's borders to stop perpetrators escaping.
"This is a horror," the visibly shaken president said in a midnight television address to the nation before chairing an emergency cabinet meeting.
All emergency services were mobilized, police leave was canceled and hospitals recalled staff to cope with the casualties.
Hollande said police were launching an assault at one of the attack sites as he spoke.
A Reuters witness heard five explosions outside the Bataclan music hall, where up to 60 people were being held hostage.
A second Reuters reporter later said police had completed an operation at the building. BMF TV said three gunmen had been killed.
Earlier, witnesses said an elite anti-terror unit had taken up positions outside the popular concert venue, which was attacked by two or three gunmen, who were reported to have shouted slogans condemning France's role in Syria.
"We know where these attacks come from," Hollande said, without naming any individual group. "There are indeed good reasons to be afraid."
France has been on high alert ever since Islamist gunmen attacked the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and a Kosher supermarket in Paris in January, killing 18 people.
U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel led a global chorus of solidarity with France and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the "despicable attacks" and demanded the release of the hostages.
Julien Pierce, a journalist from Europe 1 radio, was inside the concert hall when the shooting began. In an eyewitness report posted on the station's website, Pierce said several very young individuals, who were not wearing masks, entered the hall while the concert was under way armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles and started "blindly shooting at the crowd." "There were bodies everywhere," he said.
French media reported five more or less simultaneous attacks in mid-evening in central Paris and outside the Stade de France stadium in the suburb of Saint-Denis, north of the city center.
There was no immediate verifiable claim of responsibility but supporters of the ISIS militant group, which controls swaths of Iraq and Syria said in Twitter messages that the group carried them out.
"The State of the caliphate hit the house of the cross," one tweet said.
Three explosions were heard near the Stade de France, where the France-Germany friendly football match was being played.
A witness said one of the detonations blew people into the air outside a McDonald's restaurant outside the stadium.
The match continued until the end but panic broke out in the crowd as rumors of the attack spread, and spectators were held in the stadium and assembled spontaneously on the pitch.
TF1 television said up to 35 people were dead near the football stadium, including two suspected suicide bombers.
Police helicopters circled the stadium as Hollande was rushed back to the interior ministry to deal with the situation.
In central Paris, shooting erupted in mid-evening outside a Cambodian restaurant in the capital's 10th district.
There were unconfirmed reports of other shootings in Rue de Charonne in the 11th district and at the central Les Halles shopping and cinema complex.
"There are lots of people here. I don't know what's happening, a sobbing witness who gave her name only as Anna told BFM TV outside the Bataclan hall.
"It's horrible. There's a body over there. It's horrible."
The attacks came within days of attacks claimed by ISIS militants on a Shiite district of Beirut's southern suburbs, and a Russian tourist aircraft that crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
Earlier Friday, the United States and Britain said they had launched an attack in the Syrian town of Raqqa on a British ISIS militant known as "Jihadi John" but it was not certain whether he had been killed.
Both Iraqi Prez Saddam Hussain and Col Qaddafi were lynched
Now US Prez Candidate,then Sec of State Hilairy Clinton had commented at Qaddafis lynching ,"We came, we saw he died, " Such a ghoulish statement ?So much for the so called superior culture and civilisation of Americans.
Another Paris False Flag Attack?
What do refugees have to gain from making themselves unwelcome with acts of violence committed a
Reaping the Whirlwind of Western Support for Extremist Violence
By Chris Floyd
November 14, 2015 "Information Clearing House" - We, the West, overthrew Saddam by violence. We overthrew Gadafy by violence. We are trying to overthrow Assad by violence. Harsh regimes all — but far less draconian than our Saudi allies, and other tyrannies around the world. What has been the result of these interventions? A hell on earth, one that grows wider and more virulent year after year.
Without the American crime of aggressive war against Iraq — which, by the measurements used by Western governments themselves, left more than a million innocent people dead — there would be no ISIS, no "Al Qaeda in Iraq." Without the Saudi and Western funding and arming of an amalgam of extremist Sunni groups across the Middle East, used as proxies to strike at Iran and its allies, there would be no ISIS. Let's go back further. Without the direct, extensive and deliberate creation by the United States and its Saudi ally of a world-wide movement of armed Sunni extremists during the Carter and Reagan administrations (in order to draw the Soviets into a quagmire in Afghanistan), there would have been no "War on Terror" — and no terrorist attacks in Paris tonight.
Again, let's be as clear as possible: the hellish world we live in today is the result of deliberate policies and actions undertaken by the United States and its allies over the past decades. It was Washington that led and/or supported the quashing of secular political resistance across the Middle East, in order to bring recalcitrant leaders like Nasser to heel and to back corrupt and brutal dictators who would advance the US agenda of political domination and resource exploitation.
The open history of the last half-century is very clear in this regard. Going all the way back to the overthrow of the democratic government of Iran in 1953, the United States has deliberately and consciously pushed the most extreme sectarian groups in order to undermine a broader-based secular resistance to its domination agenda.
Why bring up this "ancient history" when fresh blood is running in the streets of Paris? Because that blood would not be running if not for this ancient history; and because the reaction to this latest reverberation of Washington's decades-long, bipartisan cultivation of religious extremism will certainly be more bloodshed, more repression and more violent intervention. Which will, in turn, inevitably, produce yet more atrocities and upheaval as we are seeing in Paris tonight.
I write in despair. Despair of course at the depravity displayed by the murderers of innocents in Paris tonight; but an even deeper despair at the depravity of the egregious murderers who have brought us to this ghastly place in human history: those gilded figures who have strode the halls of power for decades in the high chambers of the West, killing innocent people by the hundreds of thousands, crushing secular opposition to their favored dictators — and again, again and again — supporting, funding and arming some of the most virulent sectarians on earth.
And one further cause of despair: that although this historical record is there in the open, readily available from the most mainstream sources, it is and will continue to be completely ignored, both by the power-gamers and by the public. The latter will continue to support the former as they replicate and regurgitate the same old policies of intervention, the same old agendas of domination and greed, over and over and over again — creating ever-more fresh hells for us all to live in, and poisoning the lives of our children, and of all those who come after us.
Chris Floyd is an award-winning American journalist, and author of the book, Empire Burlesque: High Crimes and Low Comedy in the Bush Regime. For more than 11 years he wrote the featured political column, Global Eye, for The Moscow Times and the St. Petersburg Times in Russia. He also served as UK correspondent for Truthout.org, and was an editorial writer for three years for The Bergen Record.http://www.chris-floyd.com/
US Led 2003 illegal invasion of Iraq and its brutal occupation ,as a result of which hundreds of thousands of Iraqis were killed .Since the there are regular attacks and counter attacks in sectarian warfare created by US policies .
I have written more than 50 articles beginning from Sept 2002
N0 37.Gen Taguba Unveils Abu Ghraib, US Gulag –
"The abused are only Iraqis!" was the view of the US generals told to Gen Taguba
http://www.uruknet.info/?p=m34046&hd=&size=1&l=e 27 June, 2007
Recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world : Preamble, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
"From the moment a soldier enlists, we inculcate loyalty, duty, honor, integrity, and selfless service. And yet when we get to the senior-officer level we forget those values."US Gen Antonio Taguba.
A senior US General in Iraq to Gen Taguba --" the abused detainees were 'only Iraqis.'"
38. IRAQ'S DOOMED 'SURGE' ONLY WIDENS GATES OF HELL http://www.uruknet.info/?p=m34176&hd=&size=1&l=e 3 July ,2007
"Be nice to America, otherwise we will bring you democracy." A bumper sticker in New York
The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience. Albert Camus
Television images showed a man running down a smoke-filled street in Baghdad holding a lifeless baby above his head. Smoke was rising off the baby.
Revenge of Muslim Terrorists against the citizens of France ,an ally in the regime change in Syria, Libya and elsewhere in Greater Middle East against UN Charter and international law destroyed by US led western powers
Amb (Rtd)K.Gajendra Singh 16 November,2015,Mayur Vihar,Delhi
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