How should France answer to the horror in Nice? The country is now deeply entrenched in a long-term war with few hopes of dodging future attacks. The anger of the French population is understandable. But booing a prime minister at the commemoration ceremony for the loss of innocent lives is not the smartest idea. No intelligence service could have prevented the Nice attack as nothing in the profile of the lunatic who drove over 84 people could have suggested a potential link to terrorism. – Al Jazeera
We’ve been writing regularly about the meme of “evil Islam” and our perspective that it ispropaganda – a dominant social theme – intended to create military tension, further authoritarianism and even, eventually, wider wars setting the West against Islam.
The main function of the Gladio-style groups, in the absence of Soviet invasion, seems to have been to discredit left-wing groups and politicians through the use of “the strategy of tension,” including false-flag terrorism.
The strategy of tension is a concept for control and manipulation of public opinion through the use of fear, propaganda, agents provacateurs, terrorism, etc. The aim was to instill fear into the populace while framing communist and left-wing political opponents for terrorist atrocities.
Has a neo-Operation Gladio been started?
The CIA doesn’t make announcements. But in the Internet era, it doesn’t have to.
Those running these affiliated intel operations may not like it but the pattern is increasingly obvious. This is surely an ongoing strategy not a series of incidents. How cold-blooded.
Ironically, the Al Jazeera editorial provides us with some pertinent conclusions on how to face the provocations of a neo-Operation Gladio.
The only option for France today is to stand proud on its secular republican values, multiply the satire that fundamentalists want to shut down, encourage societal inclusion, educate and educate again.
A turn to the extreme right would mean a victory for the terrorists.
However painful it is, the best way to prevail for the French is to stand strong and resist the populist temptations.
The editorial is written by Remi Piet, an assistant professor of public policy, diplomacy and international political economy at Qatar University.
Two issues with it:
The first thing he does not mention is that the acts of terror are the historical result of French government policies. These policies go back a long ways.
The French bullied Algeria, absorbed Algerian Muslims and then did not give them the opportunity to integrate.
The upshot is a generation of Muslim Algerians that live in France and are bitter about their treatment.
The second problem is that the issue is not one of Islamic terrorism from a historical standpoint so much as the French state being complicit in “false flag” terrorist operations.
Today’s “Evil Islam” meme is being created by forces that want to foster tensions and then worse between Islam and the West.
The French should stand up to their government and demand accountability. But the accountability should involve a confession that “radical Islam” is being advanced by forces affiliated with the government.
The REAL problem, therefore, is not how to defend against radical Islam but how to prevent the French government and broader Western facilities and associates from creating bloody false flags designed to increase tensions.
Conclusion: The French should confront their own government and other European populations should do the same. That goes for America, too. People should demand answers and call on the mainstream media to do its job instead of remaining complicit in an unpublicized but evident neo-Gladio program.