by Peter Koenig
July 15, 2016
Peter Koenig is an economist and geopolitical analyst.
He is also a
former World Bank staff and worked extensively around the world in
the fields of environment and water resources.
He writes regularly
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He is the author of
'Implosion - An Economic Thriller about War,
Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed' - fiction based on
facts and on 30 years of World Bank experience around the globe.
is also a co-author of
'The World Order and Revolution!
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Another terror event in France resulting in a dramatic and tragic
loss of life.
On Bastille Day, 14th of July, the day commemorating the French
Revolution of 1789, the most important French National Holiday. This
time in Nice, killing at least 84 people, many children - and
leaving scores injured.
During last night's celebration of the French National Holiday,
around 11 PM, a speeding truck plowed into a crowd of thousands who
were watching the fireworks along the Mediterranean Boulevard Anglais.
The driver of the truck, was
simultaneously and indiscriminately shooting into the crowd. He was
able to run for 2 kilometers before being stopped by police, which
instantly shot and killed him.
A horrendous terror attack, killing hordes of people, spreading
pain, misery, fear and outrage in France, Europe - the world over.
All indications signal the Big Script of yet another false flag; yet
again in France.
The young truck-driver was identified as Mohamed Lahouaiej
Bouhlel, a 31-year-old Frenchman,
resident of Nice, with Tunisian origins.
As in previous cases, 'coincidence' has
it that his identity papers were found in the truck.
The young man is instantly killed by the police. Dead people cannot
talk. A pattern well known by now...
The man's Tunisian roots may soon pin him to a terrorist Jihad group
- if not de jure, then de facto, as the propaganda machine will
spread the news and instill yet more Muslim hatred among the western
Media reports suggest that the Islamic State has claimed
responsibility for the terror attack.
France is identified as "Enemy
Number One of the Islamic State (Daech)"
ISIS based in Northern Syria is financed and supported by America's
...as confirmed by a recent
British Parliamentary report.
It also has links to US intelligence.
It is not clear how the truck was able to breach the barriers to the
promenade closed for pedestrians and spectators during the 14th of
According to eye-witnesses, it took the police and firemen about
half an hour to get to the scene.
Martial Law - The Broader Implications
President Hollande spoke to the nation in an emotionless tone,
reading what he was to say. None of his words sounded heartfelt. He
spoke as if the terror event came as no news to him.
His speech was
concentrating on declaring a three-month extension of the 'State of
Emergency' - effectively Martial Law - which was in place since the
last November Bataclan Paris attacks and was to expire on 26 July
Despite this Martial Law, a celebration of this magnitude, unique
each year for France - where millions of people are in the streets
and celebrating, strangely no police or military protection was
Hollande spoke of a terrorist event. His Minister of the Interior,
Bernard Cazeneuve, called the truck driver a 'terrorist'.
While causes of this tragic event are unclear, President Hollande
will eventually achieve his objective:
being the first country in
Europe with permanent Martial Law...
He has already declared to extend the current State of Emergency for
another three months, when it expires on 26 July. Such a temporary
extension is in his power.
He will have plenty of time to force it
through Parliament - thereby prompting other EU countries to do
Martial Law - The Geopolitical Dimensions
Why France? Naturally, Hollande follows Washington's orders...
the most spineless puppet in Europe, making France the foremost EU
vassal of America. And that in a post-Brexit ambiance, where
according to several polls 70%-80% of the French people are
anti-EU and would vote for a Frexit, if they were given the chance
This is a considerable increase since
Washington needs a militarized Europe to be controlled by force, to
impose its corporate financial rule, to push
the TTIP down the throat of the
Europeans, to make Europe the new and effective low-cost high-tech
colony of the empire, and an unfailing buffer zone to Russia.
Cold War all over again...
This time not so cold any more. WWIII is an
imminent possibility, thanks to the EU vassals in Brussels giving
NATO free reign to advance ruthlessly towards Moscow.
Surely, before long some Islamic 'terror group' will claim credit
for the horror event. The usual. Let there be no doubt, as to who
are the enemies of humanity - of 'Western Humanity' - the
people, that is...
In the coming weeks it will be a piece of cake to slide this 'law'
through the French Parliament as a permanent fixture in the French
That's what Washington wants. That's what Washington
will get, thereby not only inciting but forcing other European
nations to do likewise, putting their citizenry under military
How long will it take until We, the People, wake up and see the
The Nice Terror Attack
- Towards a Permanent State of Emergency?
by Gearóid Ó Colmáin
July 15, 2016
The death toll from the Nice attacks on the 14th of July, 2016 is
Latest reports suggest 84 deaths and possibly one hundred more
injured. There have been reports of gunfire and the driver of the
truck which drove into the crowd near the beach in Nice is reported
to have been shot dead.
Once again (as with the Charlie Hebdo and Bataclan attacks) there is
no-one to stand trial and truthfully answer the questions that need
to be asked - who and why?
At this point, there is not much that can be verified about the
One cannot exclude the possibility that it may have simply been the
action of an insane individual. Atrocities of that type are rare but
have happened in the past. But there is, however, the strong
suggestion and indeed likelihood that this atrocity is a terrorist
attack by 'Islamists'.
So, what does all this mean?
French domestic intelligence (DGSI) chief Patrick Calvar warned on
the 26th of June 2016 that an 'Islamist' attack on French children
would be the trigger for a civil war. He said France was currently
on the brink of that civil war.
also predicted that ISIS (Da'esh)
would use trucks as weapons.
It is not unusual in the never-ending
war on terror to hear accurate predictions by intelligence officials
before attacks, with the same officials seemingly powerless to
This 'uncanny coincidence' could be the defining event of our time.
French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls is on record stating that the
state of emergency in France would be permanent.
There has been increasing pressure on the Hollande regime in France
to change course in the Middle East. Attempts to reconcile with
Russia and lift the sanctions have been blocked by Hollande and
I believe this is the trigger for a civil war French intelligence
warned us about. The question is whether the war will become high
intensity or continue on a relatively low-intensity trajectory.
There have been police 'whistleblowers' in France who have warned of
huge caches of arms in major cities, capable of arming hundreds of
thousands of men.
However, one must be cautious in referring to such
'whistleblowers' as they have proven to be highly unreliable and may
be spreading disinformation.
In any case, the public's belief that we are in a 'state of war' and
that all military interventions abroad are therefore necessary will
be enough to make citizens look to the state for protection - an
oligarchic state which is currently pursuing a brutal class war
As 90 percent or more of intelligence operations today involve media
disinformation, we cannot possibly assume that any of the reports we
are hearing are accurate. However, it is hard to see how a psyop
could have been carried out in the Promenade des Anglais which is so
central in Nice.
What we can say for sure is that the attack serves
the two constants of the war on terror dialectic.
The narrative would read as follows:
Make the state of emergency
permanent, empowering the oligarchic state and further
demoralizing citizens by dividing the working class along
religious and racial lines.
This is part of NATO's 'strategy
of tension' in accordance with the longstanding intelligence
operation Gladio. Citizens must turn to the anti-social
state for 'security', thus precluding social revolt.
Justify an all out
Syria to finish the job of destroying Arab
accordance with US-NATO-Israel geopolitical interests.
the willfully ignorant could possibly believe that ISIS is
an enemy of France when the French have never had better
relations with the country which openly backs them - Saudi
The intelligence reports, declassified documents and
admissions of the highest officials of the French and
American governments all confirm that
ISIS is Israel's Arab
Both those two above-mentioned goals
serve the interests of US-NATO-Israel and until the French people
liberate themselves from its yoke, Zionism will continue to poison
the minds of men, making them consent to policies that no honest and
compassionate human being would countenance.
An awakening of working-class militancy is occurring but the labor
movement in France remains divided and led by social-democratic
Now, more than ever, seeing the link between
and class war is essential if any political and social change is to
In an era of high-finance treason, oligarchy, austerity, and
the triumph of avarice, terror increasingly becomes a feature of the
normal rather than an exceptional exercise of state power.