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Murdering Journalists…Theirs and Ours, by William Blum

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Making the World Safe for Capitalism

After Paris, condemnation of religious fanaticism is at its height. I’d guess that even many progressives fantasize about wringing the necks ofjihadists, bashing into their heads some thoughts about the intellect, about satire, humor, freedom of speech. We’re talking here, after all, about young men raised in France, not Saudi Arabia.

Where has all this Islamic fundamentalism come from in this modern age? Most of it comes – trained, armed, financed, indoctrinated – from Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria. During various periods from the 1970s to the present, these four countries had been the most secular, modern, educated, welfare states in the Middle East region. And what had happened to these secular, modern, educated, welfare states?

In the 1980s, the United States overthrew the Afghan government that was progressive, with full rights for women, believe it or not , leading to the creation of the Taliban and their taking power.

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“Je suis Charlie” ? Or a pact with the devil and a fool’s bargain, by Paul Matthews

“Internally, French society is not “threatened” by a Muslim presence – although it is indeed threatened by exacerbated Islamophobia. The key problem is that France does not know how to integrate its Muslim population, something that allows what sociologist Farhad Khosrokhavar describes as “terroristes maison”. These made in France terrorists start as petty thieves, are de-Islamicized and then re-Islamicized by neighborhood imams and most of all by the devastation wreaked by the Empire of Chaos and NATO over the lands of Islam”. [1]
 “The conquest of Algeria by France takes place in several distinct stages of the landing of the African army in Sidi Ferruch June 14, 1830, under General de Bourmont until the formal surrender of Emir Abd el-Kader to the Duke of Aumale, on 23 December 1847. This conquest ended with the annexation of Algeria to the French Republic, through the creation of the French départements in Algeria in December 1848 “. [2]

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Illustrated by this photo of two French soldiers toying with their prey, the rape of Algeria lasted more than a century. The extreme brutality of this conquest recalls another – that of Italian Libya – a North African territory conquered by the Kingdom of Italy, after the 1911 Italian invasion of Ottoman Tripolitania. Exactly100 years later Muammar Gaddafi is put to death by forces supported by NATO. An event filmed [3] showing the Libyan being sodomised shortly before he is executed – probably on orders from Sarkozy’s secret service. [4]

People commemorate suffering. The legacy of the Algerian War of Independence brings to mind the bloodshed and bitterness on each side of the Irish Sea after centuries of colonialism going back to Anglo-Norman times.

Cherif and Said Kouachi were of Algerian descent. Something which hasn’t escaped the eagle eye of renowned British journalist Robert Fisk – fin connaisseur of the Arab world – given the spelling of their family name [5] His article retraces links between the attack by the two brothers and the French-Algerian conflict (1954-1962).

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#I Stand with Russia

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It is quite telling when average citizenry go out of their way to compose,record and upload videos to express what is logical opinion.

It happens when the public is censored and the Ministry of Propaganda (CNN/BBC/FOX/Guardian/NY Times and other presstitutes), as it is supposed to, serves as a mouthpiece of the Empire.

Make no mistake, there is no free press in the Western world, there is no democracy in the Western world and there is no Justice in the Western world. These are lies and we do not, any longer, have to meticulously prove each point. The lies, hypocrisy,double standards and the dead bodies are in plain sight. The Western governments are an Anti-Human alliance.

We are proud to post the incredibly brave,noble and commendable words of our brothers and sisters from around the world.

AE
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Liberté D´Expression?

Source: Moon of Alabama

Dieudonné arrested over Facebook post on Paris gunman

French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala has been arrested for being an “apologist for terrorism” after suggesting on Facebook that he sympathised with one of the Paris gunmen, a judicial source has said.Prosecutors had opened the case against him on Monday after he wrote “Tonight, as far as I’m concerned, I feel like Charlie Coulibaly” – mixing the slogan “Je suis Charlie”, used in tribute to the journalists killed at magazine Charlie Hebdo, with a reference to gunman Amédy Coulibaly. Dieudonné was arrested on Wednesday.

One wonders what “apologist for terrorism” may additionally include. When Hollandedelivers weapons to terrorists in Syria isn’t he also an “apologist for terrorism”?

Defending the racism of Charlie Hebdo is seen as heroic but criticizing Zionist racism in Israel is not allowed?

France now deploys 10,000 soldiers and 5,000 police to protect “Jewish sites”. Meanwhile 26 places of worship for Muslims have been attacked and 34 have been threatened.

Liberté and égalité are supposed to be center tenets of France. They are now completely out of whack.

The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Oceania Saker.

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Hypocrites Shine on Paris Catwalk, by Pepe Escobar

The Paris unity march attended by over 40 world leaders has revealed the Western “double standard” approach concerning the freedom of speech and the battle against terrorism.

BEIJING, January 12 (Sputnik) — What an unrivalled parade of political hypocrisy. The sight of General Hollande, Conqueror of Mali; David of Arabia Cameron; Angela “Let Eastern Ukrainians die” Merkel; Ahmed “Assad must go” Davutoglu; even King Sarko the First, Liberator of Libya; not to mention Bibi “Final Solution” Netanyahu – all marching for “freedom”, “free speech” and “civilization” against barbarism in the streets of Paris would make every stalwart of Western intellectual tradition, from Diogenes to Voltaire and from Nietzsche to Karl Kraus, cringe in disgust.

Seen from Asia, this political hijacking seemed even more grotesque. And no wonder a mixage went viral across Southwest Asia – home of Arab social networks; the “march for unity” in Paris coupled with Hitler and the nazis strutting their stuff with the Eiffel Tower in the background. Here’s the whole “freedom of expression” debate in a nutshell. Would that ever be allowed in the front page of a Western newspaper, satirical or otherwise?

One of the greatest tricks the ruling elites of Western civilization managed to pull off has been the myth of “free speech” – on a par with the myth of a “free” market. “Free”, yes, but to the extent the Masters of the Universe allow it. Any speech that blasts Atlanticist rackets – geopolitical or economic; exposes double or triple standards; and details really serious stuff – from financial crimes to war crimes and, crucially, Western-sponsored terrorism – is ruthlessly silenced.

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OPEN LETTER TO THE SAKER from Paul Matthews

Chechen leader blasts Europe over double standards on terrorism 

“Peace and stability are more important for all peoples than the right of a handful of journalists to disrespect the Prophet …”. Head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov.

Terrorists More Offensive than Cartoons, Says Hezbollah Chief 

“The behavior of the takfiri groups that claim to follow Islam have distorted Islam, the Koran and the Muslim nation more than Islam’s enemies … who insulted the prophet in films… or drew cartoons of the prophet”.
Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah

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Dear Saker,

Amen to, and a BIG thankyou for, all the spot-on analysis, provided with dignity, courage and knowledge about the ‘orchestrated hysteria’ in France. The level of ignorance among some of your numerous commentators makes me cringe. To follow your own line of thought, they are either terrified, full of hate or have stopped thinking. Among the boobies, hate and fear mongers and the braindead, they can’t all be French. But, discounting possible trolls, those that are in any of these three categories seem to have left their senses and have let their feelings run away with them. Time to see the wood for the trees.

In your most recent posts you make a thoroughly commendable stand against islamophobia and racism. This has cost you and us the French Saker blog which has been deliberately wiped, then put offline, by a treacherous member of that team, So that the entire contents dating from mid-June must be considered lost.

RT blithely announces Charlie Hebdo’s next edition is to have Muhammad cartoons, but demurs from broadcasting news that, in the name of Free Speech, Ukrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk re-writes history to claim that in WWII the USSR invaded the Ukraine and Germany, As the Junta shells the Donbass (again).

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The Stench Of Hypocrisy

These past few days have been quite interesting considering the change in climate that has been brought across Europe in what seems to be a carefully orchestrated narrative.

We at Oceania Saker strongly condemn the acts of terrorism in Paris, it was indeed a cowardly act which resulted in the loss of life. Life is precious and it saddens us how so much discord,chaos and insanity prevails around the world today.

There have been attempts both overt and covert at somehow linking The Saker and the other independent Saker Blogs to some kind of extremist view point.  We feel this is categorically false and without foundation. The Saker community is perhaps one of the most inclusive on the internet and everyone is welcome and will always be welcome.

We are merely reporting news, opinion and analysis which quite often is diametrically opposite to the mainstream media.

In this day and age, with all the revelations of not just global spying, torture and state sponsored acts of terror and genocide under the guise of “democracy”, we feel it is unnatural to simply swallow whole sale the “official” version of events.

We will continue to print opinion that we feel helps people question more. The text below is yet another opinion on the matter that we feel deserves to be heard. The hypocrisy is too great to be just ignored.

AE
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Source: Moon of Alabama

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Thousands of people take part in silent march in Paris in remembrance of the victims of last weeks terror attacks in France. The attacks, by a bunch of criminals, were depicted as an assault on “free speech”.

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