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'Socialist' Francois Hollande wins French presidency

Socialist Francois Hollande has been elected as France's new president.

He got about 52% of votes in Sunday's run-off, according to early projections, against 48% for centre-right incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.

Mr Sarkozy has admitted defeat, saying: "Francois Hollande is the president of France and he must be respected."

Analysts say the vote has wide implications for the whole eurozone. Mr Hollande has vowed to rework a deal on government debt in member countries.

Exuberant Hollande supporters have already converged on Place de la Bastille in Paris - a traditional rallying point of the Left - to celebrate.

Mr Hollande capitalised on France's economic woes and President Sarkozy's unpopularity.


Adieu Sarkozy?

Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande
© The TelegraphNicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande
The first round of the presidential election encouraged François Hollande, the left's candidate, and discouraged the incumbent president. And now for the crucial alliances

What did the first round of voting on 22 April tell us about the French presidential election? The turnout was very high, around 80%, contrary to what many commentators and pundits had expected. This confirmed the central place of the presidential election ("the queen of the elections"), which decides France's main orientation over the next five years.

François Hollande with 28.63% of the votes came in ahead of Nicolas Sarkozy at 27.18%, the first time since the beginning of the Vth Republic in 1958 that a president trying to win a second term has failed to beat his challenger. This is a clear sign of the French electorate's rejection of Sarkozy and a repudiation of his government's policies - especially economic and social, with their resultant high unemployment. Sarkozy was "le président des riches" (president of the wealthy), but there was also a resounding "non" to his personal behaviour since, for many French people, Sarkozy has discredited the presidential role. In one particularly symbolic incident, he insulted a demonstrator in front of television cameras.

Marine Le Pen, daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen of the far-right Front National party, took 18% of the votes, not that different from the percentage her father won in the 2002 presidential election (more than 16.8%; another far-right candidate won 2.3%), and far more than her father's 10.44% in 2007. Why this difference? In 2007 Sarkozy ran a dynamic campaign, defended ideas important to the far right (security, immigrants) and took some of their votes. This time, despite a campaign that was very rightwing (especially against immigrants and Islam), he failed.

Light Sabers

A Putsch Against War

Meir Dagan (left) with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
© Associated PressMeir Dagan (left) with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Generals and secret police chiefs get together for an attack on the politicians

In some countries, they arrest the president, occupy government offices and TV stations and annul the constitution. They then publish Communique No. 1, explaining the dire need to save the nation from perdition and promising democracy, elections etc.

In other countries, they do it more quietly. They just inform the elected leaders that, if they don't desist from their disastrous policies, the officers will make their views public and precipitate their downfall.

Such officers are generally called a "junta", the Spanish word for "committee" used by South American generals. Their method is usually called a "putsch", a German-Swiss term for a sudden blow. (Yes, the Swiss actually had revolts some 170 years ago.)

What almost all such coups have in common is that their instigators thrive on the demagoguery of war. The politicians are invariably accused of cowardice in face of the enemy, failure to defend national honor, and such.

Not in Israel. In our country we are now seeing a kind of verbal uprising against the elected politicians by a group of current and former army generals, foreign intelligence and internal security chiefs. All of them condemn the government's threat to start a war against Iran, and some of them condemn the government's failure to negotiate with the Palestinians for peace.

Only in Israel.

Will the Real Benjamin Netanyahu Please Stand Up?
Netanyahu, Israel's Mussolini

Bad Guys

The Fraud of "Humanitarian Wars"

All wars, even the most unjustifiably aggressive, are wrapped in the same pretty rhetorical packaging

Last month, I spoke at the University of Chicago as part of an event entitled "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Empire: Humanitarian Intervention and Neo-Orientalism." Sponsored by the Muslim Students Association, the event also included Oxford Professor Tariq Ramadan, law professor and U.N. war crimes expert M. Cherif Bassiouni, and University of Chicago Professor Jennifer Pitts. My talk, roughly 30 minutes long, focused on how so-called "humanitarian interventions" are manipulatively used to justify wars of aggression and self-interest, and can be heard on the player below (my talk begins at roughly 57:40: simply move the cursor to that mark, as it loads quickly). The full event, including the other three talks and the question-and-answer session - all of which was really quite excellent - can also be viewed on the player below by starting at the beginning, or can be heard here.


A Decade of War - For What?

© UnknownPresident Barack Obama
"My fellow Americans, we have traveled through more than a decade under the dark cloud of war," said Barack Obama from Bagram Air Base.

"Here in the predawn darkness, we can see the light of a new day on the horizon. The Iraq War is over. The number of troops in harm's way has been cut in half, and more will be coming home. ... The time of war began in Afghanistan, and this is where it will end."

Interesting comment, that last.

If "the time of war" is at an end, does that rule out U.S. military action in Syria or war on Iran?

Setting aside the 14,000-mile round trip to Afghanistan to do an end zone dance on the anniversary of Seal Team Six's dispatch of Osama bin Laden, Obama seems to have boxed in his Republican rivals.

His assurance that our wars are ending and our troops are coming home reflects the national will. And his partnership agreement with President Hamid Karzai and pledge that a U.S. force will remain to train the Afghan army and prevent al-Qaida's return inoculates him against the charge that he is cutting and running.


Best of the Web: Gerald Celente on The Keiser Report: Fascism is here and now

Gerald Celente joined Max Keiser on The Keiser Report on May Day in New York City to discuss current trends and the collapse of the West.


Militarization of London: London Olympics anti-terrorism tactics bring missile launchers to Blackheath

Major Joyce opens his 'golf bag' of weapons in joint exercise by the army, navy and air force

London Olympic preparations: missile launchers in Blackheath Link to this video

The language was so stiflingly reassuring, it sounded as if Londoners can sleep soundly in their beds knowing that they are being defended by the contents of a really well equipped sports locker.

"Think of this as just one club in a golf bag," Major David Joyce said, of the three stumpy green trailers parked in a large, muddy patch of Blackheath.

Heart - Black

Alfred Kinsey coverup: Sexologist Kinsey Uses A Nazi Pedophile To Defame The Greatest Generation

The following is excerpted from my upcoming book, Kinsey's Attic: The Shocking Story of How One Man's Sexual Pathology Changed the World. Further details on Kinsey's Gestapo/Nazi "sex researcher" are found in my book, Kinsey, Crimes & Consequences.

Hundreds of articles appeared in the USA in 2004 and 2005 critiquing Kinsey's two PBSTV specials and the Fox Searchlight "Kinsey" feature. In a daring,"one time" mainstream media exposure, on October 3, 2004, The New York Times published reporter Caleb Crain's article, "Alfred Kinsey: Liberator or Pervert?" Crain was the only reporter who revealed both Kinsey's on-going collaboration with serial rapist pedophile Rex King as well as Kinsey's Gestapo/Nazi "sex expert" and pedophile collaborator, Dr. Fritz von Balluseck. Crain wrote:
Kinsey wrote to King, coaxing him to send his detailed diaries of his sexual exploits, including those with children. Jones reports that on Nov. 24, 1944, for example, Kinsey wrote, "I rejoice at everything you send, for I am then assured that that much more of your material is saved for scientific publication."....[And Reisman] alleges that Kinsey continued to correspond with King until 1954, and she points out that Kinsey also corresponded with Fritz von Balluseck, a German pedophile and former Nazi who was tried for murder.1
kinsey_balluseck paper
© Unknown
Years ago, I wondered how anyone could molest so many children in the USA without alerting the parents, authorities--someone! Could some of Kinsey's child sex "data" have come from World War II Nazi experiments, where parents were powerless to protect their children and where the police played a role in the crimes?2 My madcap hunch turned out to be on target. Tipped off by a draft of Kinsey, Crimes & Consequences, the Yorkshire investigators tracked down at least one of Kinsey's pedophile collaborators, a former highly placed Gestapo officer.


Kinsey's Pedophiles: 'Sexual Revolution' was Launched by Pedophiles in Power

So the father of the 'sexual revolution' of the 60s and 70s normalized pedophilia as 'just another sexual preference'. All modern sexuality 'science' is based on his work, which is also used to determine what a sex crime is. Any wonder why pedophiles are let out of their cages after only two years? If they are even caught at all...

Comment: Interestingly Kinsey's infamous 'report' was published around the same time that the CIA began its devious activities in earnest:

New Sott Report: MIVILUDES, Cults, & the Protection of Scientology

Light Sabers

Yemen government forces push back against 'al Qaeda'

Pro-government gunmen fighting Qaeda alongside the Yemeni army have killed 12 suspected militants as jihadists attacked the southern town of Loder, one of the fighters said on Friday.

"Two vehicles were destroyed and 12 fighters killed" late Thursday by the gunmen, he told AFP, adding the militants had attacked the southern entrance to the town in restive Abyan province.

The gunmen, who belong to the so-called Popular Resistance Committees, were supported by army artillery as they pushed the militants back, the fighter said.

He added that four civilians were wounded when two mortars fired by Al-Qaeda suspects struck Loder.

Al-Qaeda seized Loder in August 2010, but the army eventually drove it out.

Source: Agence France-Presse

Comment: The "so-called Popular Resistance Committees" sounds like yet another pseudo-gang along the lines of the British elite's psychopathic manual for controlling populations:

The British Empire - A Lesson In State Terrorism

Mossad's "Islamic Militants" Exposed In Yemen