Hype Following Friday's Likely Paris False Flag
by Stephen Lendman
Unsurprisingly, Western media ignored what has all the earmarks of a well-planned false flag - Washington perhaps complicit with France.
Maybe Israel was involved to justify its reign of terror on Palestine. The usual suspects were blamed (ISIS terrorists, of course) before the dust settled - the clearest indication of a Big Lie.
A joint FBI/Department of Homeland Security statement said "(w)e will not hesitate to adjust our security posture, as appropriate, to protect the American people." Expect harsher police repression ahead.
The New York Times headlined "Hollande Blames ISIS for 'Act of War' on Paris." It cited "(n)ews agencies quot(ing) (Paris police chief) Michel Cadot saying "all the assailants involved in shootings and bombings were believed to be dead." Dead men tell no tales!
Other Times articles and commentaries hyped terrorism in Paris, fingers pointing one way, ignoring the most likely explanation for what happened. Other Western media reported the same way.
Washington Post: "French president calls Paris attacks 'act of war' by Islamic State."
"It is horror," he said, declaring a nationwide state of emergency, ask(ing) for military reinforcements," and closing France's borders, blocking entry for refugees fleeing war zones - ones France bears responsibility for with America and other rogue partners.
"We are going to lead a war which will be pitiless," Hollande blustered.
Wall Street Journal: "Hollande Blames ISIS for Paris Attacks."
The latest from Reuters headlined "Islamic State claims responsibility." It cited an unverified "official statement" saying "its fighters strapped with suicide bombing belts and carrying machine guns carried out the attacks in various locations in the heart of the capital which were carefully studied" - without further elaboration.
AP News headlined "France Blames IS for Paris Terror Strikes, Vows to Hit Back."
France's Le Figaro headlined "War in the heart of Paris" - on a black background with images of victims on stretchers.
Le Monde headlined "Francois Hollande: 'An act of war' committed by 'armed terrorist(s).' "
London's Guardian hyped Hollande claiming what happened was an "act of war."
BBC: "Paris attacks were 'act of war by IS.'
London's Guardian hyped Hollande's "act of war" bluster. Prime Minister David Cameron will "chair an emergency meeting of government ministers and security officials to discuss the British response."
An unnamed police official was cited, suggesting Britain will elevate the threat of homeland terrorism to the highest level.
Chicago Tribune editors called what happened "terrorist attacks carried out against innocent civilians in France by forces of evil. Again," referring to last January's Charlie Hebdo and kosher supermarket incidents - duplicitously adding:
"(T)his attack on France was another attack on the West, on America, on the ideals of liberty, democracy and decency that bind us together."
America, France and rogue Western partners deplore high-minded principles they claim to support. Endless wars of aggression and likely false flags like Friday's incident highlight their real agenda.
Obama reacted as expected, ignoring his high crimes against peace in numerous US-instigated war theaters, guilty of horrific state terrorism - hyping "an attack on all humanity and the universal values that we share…The American people draw strength from the French people's commitment to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness."
"We are reminded in this time of tragedy that the bonds of liberte and egalite and fraternite are not only values that the French people care so deeply about, but they are values that we share."
While murdering, brutalizing, mass imprisoning and torturing Palestinians daily, Netanyahu blustered similar hype, saying Israel stands "shoulder-to-shoulder" with France in the "war against terrorism."
He sent "condolences on behalf of the Israeli people to the families of the victims" while collectively punishing an entire Palestinian population viciously - waging war without mercy against defenseless civilians.
A separate article called what happened Friday a likely well-planned false flag. Automatically blaming it on ISIS before the dust settled is the clearest indication so far.
Ignore headlined hype. What follows matters most - likely greater US-led war OF terror than already ongoing, perhaps including loss of remaining freedoms.
Does full-blown tyranny loom in the name of defending national security? Expect nothing positive in the aftermath of Friday's attacks.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at email@example.com.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."
Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.
Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.
It airs three times weekly: live on Sundays at 1PM Central time plus two prerecorded archived programs.