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Paris Attacks pave way for President Marine Le Pen; Far Left joins Right to stop her, from Peter Myers

(1) Paris Attacks pave way for President Marine Le Pen
(2) Refugee passport matches Paris attacker's
(3) Marine Le Pen and Viktor Orban blame Open-Door Immigration
(4) France's Far Left unite with Right to stop Marine Le Pen
(5) Marine Le Pen: I’ll restore Protection and save France from American-led globalization
(6) Marine Le Pen on trial for hate-speech; accuses French government of persecution
(7) Anonymous masked Trots/Anarchists take on ISIS, sensing rise of Marine Le Pen
(8) Anonymous "declares war" on Isis after Paris attacks

(1) Paris Attacks pave way for President Marine Le Pen

Paris Attacks = President Marine Le Pen AND Massive Euro Devaluation

by John Rubino on November 14, 2015

Earlier today, articles started appearing about the rise of France’s
right wing, anti-immigration National Front party in recent polls. [...]

     Marine Le Pen Tops Another French Presidency Poll
     The Front National party in France are moving one step closer to
seriously challenging for the country’s presidency. A new opinion poll
reveals that their leader, nationalist firebrand Marine Le Pen, has
topped yet another poll ahead of the elections in 2017.

     The IFOP poll in conjunction with Sud Radio and Lyon Capitale
gives Ms. Le Pen a lead under three different scenarios, reflecting
the panic setting into the French political establishment which is
considering a ‘grand coalition’ of centre-left and centre-right
parties to keep the Front National out.

     According to IFOP, if centrist politician Francois Bayrou and
centre-right Nicolas Sarkozy ran, Ms. Le Pen would top the first
choice in the multi-round election with 28 per cent of the votes. In
second, the Republican Party’s Sarkozy (23), and in third, current
president, socialist Francois Hollande (21).

There are two reasons for the rise of National Front and other anti-euro

1) The adoption of a common currency hasn’t delivered the broad-based
prosperity that was promised. Instead, Germany has entered a golden age
of soaring exports, massive trade surpluses and balanced budgets while
most other eurozone countries have been unable to function with a
currency they can’t devalue at will.

2) The European Union’s decision to counter falling birthrates with
rising immigration from Africa and the Middle East has, in the opinion
of a growing number of Europeans, produced a two-tiered society in which
a shrinking layer of liberal, pacifist, aging “natives” sits atop a
growing, restless layer of newcomers who instead of assimilating are
trying to impose their culture on traditional Europe.

And then came the Paris attacks. [...]

(2) Refugee passport matches Paris attacker's

Serbian police arrest man with Syrian passport matching Paris attacker's

The passport has the same details and name – Ahmad Almohammad – as one
found near the body of an attacker in Paris, but not the same photograph

Milan Dinic in London and Amanda Holpuch in New York

Tuesday 17 November 2015 11.47 AEDT Last modified on Tuesday 17 November
2015 12.07 AEDT

Serbian police have arrested a man carrying a Syrian passport with the
same details as one found near the body of one of the Paris suicide
bombers, police sources told the Guardian.

The passport bears the same name and details – but a different
photograph – as the document found near one of the men who attacked the
Stade de France.

Serbian officials said that they believe both passports are fake, but
added that they are working with French investigators to establish the
origin of the documents.

French police found a passport in the name of Ahmad Almohammad, 25, near
the body of one of the men who attacked France’s national football
stadium on Friday.

On 7 October, a man using the passport had arrived on the small Greek
island of Leros and registered as a refugee, before traveling on through
Serbia and Croatia before entering France.

But on Saturday, a different man using a second passport with the same
details was discovered in a Presovo refugee centre, according to the
Serbian newspaper Blic.

Serbian police sources said that they believed both passports were fake
and were acquired in the border area between Syria and Turkey.

According to the source, French authorities contacted Serbian officials
for assistance as Serbia maintains a detailed register of all refugees
who pass through its borders. [...]

(3) Marine Le Pen and Viktor Orban blame Open-Door Immigration

Europe's Far Right Seeks To Exploit Post-Paris Attack Fears

Populist politicians have called for closed borders following last
week's tragedy.

Nick Robins-Early World Reporter, The Huffington Post Claude
Paris/Associated Press

November 18, 2015

In the wake of the Paris terror attacks that killed at least 129 people
on Friday, Europe's nationalist parties have renewed calls for borders
to be closed and are using the attacks to bolster support for their
opposition to the European Union's immigration policy.

On Monday, Marine le Pen, leader of the French National Front party,
issued a statement declaring that France should immediately stop taking
in refugees and migrants over security fears. This followed Le Pen's
remarks two days earlier that the country had to "regain control" of its
borders, as well as deport all undocumented immigrants.

Elsewhere in the European Union, far-right leaders echoed Le Pen's

"We don't think that everyone is a terrorist but no one can say how many
terrorists have arrived already, how many are coming day by day,"
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in an address to the nation's
parliament on Monday.

"Those who said yes to immigration, who transported immigrants from war
zones, those people did not do everything for the defense of European
people," he said.

Matthias Schrader/Associated Press Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban
is against allowing refugees into Europe.

Orban has been one of the most staunch opponents to allowing refugees
and migrants into Europe, erecting an $80 million fence to prevent them
from crossing into his country, and rejecting EU resettlement plan
proposals. His personal approval ratings and support for his ruling
Fidesz party have gone up during the course of the crisis.

Far-right politicians in the Netherlands, Britain, Belgium and other
nations added to the rhetoric this week, conflating the migration crisis
with threats to security.

Dutch anti-Islam, anti-immigration Party of Freedom leader Geert Wilders
directed a statement to the Netherlands' Prime Minister Mark Rutte
urging him to immediately close the nation's borders and "protect the
Dutch people."

Poland's newly-elected government made perhaps the most tangible policy
change out of the far-right parties after the attacks, saying that it
would no longer go ahead with plans to resettle thousands of refugees
due to security concerns. The nation's foreign minister suggested that
instead of being resettled refugees could perhaps be formed into an army
that could fight for freedom in Syria.

The link between the refugee crisis and the Paris attacks relates to
European authorities' statements that one of the attackers entered the
continent posing as a refugee. Fingerprints of one of the attackers
matched those taken from someone who passed through the Greek island of
Leros in October, and then Serbia later in the month. A Syrian passport,
which authorities say is likely fake, was found near the assailant's body.

Germany's interior minister Thomas de Maiziere also raised the
possibility that the Islamic State militants who claimed responsibility
for the Paris terrorist attacks had intentionally planted the passport
to foment fear of refugees in Europe.

Human rights experts have said the possibility that militants may be
embedding with refugees highlights a further need for a unified EU
policy to address the unregulated migration toward Europe. Far-right
parties have balked at such proposals, which involve distributing the
hundreds of thousands of people currently seeking asylum more equitably
across European nations.

Anti-EU leaders, such as Hungary's Orban, say that the quota system is
an unjust imposition and have vowed to fight against it.

Some analysts have criticized nationalist parties for engaging in
rhetoric that ultimately aids the Islamic State's wider propaganda
goals, and could potentially lead to radicalization within Muslim

“Anti-Muslim and anti-refugee sentiment really play into ISIS hands,"
Shadi Hamid, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution think tank and
author on Islamist politics, told The WorldPost. "The more that happens,
the more French Muslims feel alienated and are susceptible to extremist

While the Paris attacks are the latest event eurosceptic political
parties are using to call for anti-immigration policies to be
implemented, Europe's populist conservative political movement has
advocated for tighter immigration controls since at least the 1980s.

These parties have until fairly recently operated mostly on the fringe
of European politics, but amid increasing criticism of the EU and
concern over rising immigration, many have become politically powerful
in recent years.

The refugee crisis, which has resulted primarily from Syria's civil war
and the subsequent lack of a coherent EU response has been a boon for
anti-EU politicians. In countries that have openly accepted refugees,
such as Germany, anti-immigration parties have drastically risen in the

Few eurosceptic parties have been elected to run governments, but
analysts of European politics note that their popularity has undercut
more moderate conservatives and forced the political agenda to the right.

Far-right parties, however, have largely failed to get enough traction
to actually shift government policy after the Paris attack. Indeed,
French President Francois Hollande vowed on Wednesday that the country
would accept 30,000 refugees.

(4) France's Far Left unite with Right to stop Marine Le Pen

French Political Elites Panic As Marine Le Pen Gains Ground

by Simon Kent

12 Nov 2015343

Europe’s migrant invasion, coupled with strengthening support for Marine
Le Pen’s National Front (NF) is causing panic in French political
circles. The situation is perceived as so dire that Prime Minister
Manuel Valls is considering alliances between the centre right, and even
far left factions to attempt to see off the threat from Ms. Le Pen’s party.

A report in Liberation suggests all options are on the table for Mr.
Valls as the traditional French political landscape fractures. The
newspaper reports the prime minister is already hearing privately from
his advisers that a new “republican front” – or merger of the left and
centre is necessary to block Ms. Le Pen’s insurgent anti-Europe, anti
mass immigration push.

An insider close to the prime minister is quoted: “You have to consider
all hypotheses… We must do everything to prevent the National Front.”

As Breitbart London has reported, Ms. Le Pen has been warning of the
consequences of open-ended migration from the Middle East and what it
will mean not just for the future of France but all of Europe. Her
opponents try and define her message as “racist” and “xenophobic” when
she says “The absolute rejection of Islamic fundamentalism must be
proclaimed loudly and clearly” but voters are listening.

“Without any action, this migratory influx will be like the barbarian
invasion of the 4th century, and the consequences will be the same,” Le
Pen told a recent rally. “We must immediately stop this madness to
safeguard our social pact, freedom and identity.

“Sarkozy opened the door, and Hollande and [Prime Minister Manuel] Valls
have taken them off the hinges,” continued the 47-year old politician.
“The leaders offer to host migrants, without even asking their
inhabitants, the same leaders who destroyed Libya, and continue to
destabilise Syria.”

The FN leader’s message is simple, to the point and being heard. She is
anti-EU, anti-Schengen open borders and anti-meddling bureaucrats in
Brussels and Strasbourg. All of that scares the traditional political
alliances which have been content to divide the spoils of French power
between for more than a century.

France is home to Europe’s largest Muslim community, making up about 7.7
per cent of the population, and their numbers have been growing with
children and grandchildren of those who arrived from the country’s
former colonies in North Africa during the 20th century.

Ms. Le Pen can sense the feeling of distress across the nation as voters
feel they have been abandoned to their fate by legacy parties allowing
that influx – without consultation. They feel no affinity for the
‘multi-cultural’ France they believe is being foisted on them.

France faces its next national elections in 2017 but before then there
will be next month’s regional elections. Ms. Le Pen is set to win
control of France’s northernmost area, a recent opinion poll showed,
with her niece possibly coming first too in the south-eastern
Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region.

The same poll showed the ruling Socialists who currently dominate the
regional assemblies winning just three regions or being wiped out

On that basis alone, it’s little wonder Ms. Len Pen is causing such
panic in the comfortable salons of France’s political elites.

(5) Marine Le Pen: I’ll restore Protection and save France from American-led globalization

Marine Le Pen takes sharp left turn

In France’s depressed north, the far right makes inroads with the old
Socialist, working-class electorate.

By Nicholas Vinocur

11/12/15, 5:30 AM CET

DOUAI, France — Call her the welfare state’s Joan of Arc.

As far-right leader Marine Le Pen seeks election in depressed northern
France, her message to voters boils down to: Choose me, I’ll restore
France’s social protections and save you from American-led globalization.

It’s a new political brew for the National Front that’s helping the
party make unprecedented inroads in regional politics, and become an
increasingly serious contender at the national level.

Founded by Marine’s father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, the party rose in the
late 20th century by peddling anti-immigrant rhetoric along with a dose
of Reaganite free market philosophy. But in recent years the Front has
moved firmly into terrain once occupied by French communists, the ruling
Socialists and other leftists.

It appeals to the working man’s frustrations with economic stagnation,
the changing world and the enduring hold on French political life of
urban, well-educated and incestuous elites. The Front’s social politics
are conservative and its economics are firmly anything but liberal.

The message is geared well for this region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais, home
to old mining and industrial towns such as Wattrelos and Douai. This
historically socialist bastion has high unemployment and scaled-back
public services, leaving locals feeling abandoned by the central
government. Voters here are moving away from the traditional
representatives of the left, who are discredited by decades of economic
decline and various corruption scandals.

Le Pen is here to build her coalition, and start her long march to power
in Paris from France’s depressed and angry provinces. “The basic problem
is that the state no longer protects you,” Le Pen told a group in
Wattrelos, a town on the French border with Belgium where the jobless
rate was 17.9 percent in 2011, according to the most recent statistics.
“So I am committed to making the region take the place of the state … a
protective region that also takes care of the neediest.” [...]

Part of the increased tolerance may be explained by Le Pen’s decision to
exclude her father from the party for making racist and xenophobic comments.

The growing acceptance of Le Pen also may be due to her embrace of a
caring, protectionist discourse that borrows as much from socialism as
the statist right.

“We’ve also stabilized the debt load, and put town employees back to
work thanks to job training programs.”.

(6) Marine Le Pen on trial for hate-speech; accuses French government of persecution

Marine Le Pen accuses French government of persecution

Front National leader stands trial in Lyon for 2010 hate speech
comparing Muslims praying in the streets to Nazi occupation Marine Le
Pen leaves courthouse in Lyon on Tuesday

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

Wednesday 21 October 2015 03.37 AEDT

Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right Front National, has accused
the government of using the judiciary to persecute her as she appeared
on trial for hate-speech after comparing Muslims praying in the streets
to the Nazi occupation.

Le Pen told the court in Lyon she had not committed any offence and had
been expressing “political ideas” as part of her role as a politician
when making the comments in a speech at a party rally in the city in 2010.

She stood by her remarks, saying she had used the word occupation “with
a small o” and had not been referring to the second world war. She
denied Islamophobia and said street prayers were a threat to public
order, arguing they were “not a race, ethnicity or religion, but a
behaviour”. [...]

(7) Anonymous masked Trots/Anarchists take on ISIS, sensing rise of Marine Le Pen

Anonymous (used as a mass noun) is a loosely associated international
network of activist and hacktivist entities. [...]

[...] Beginning in January 2011, Anons took a number of actions known
initially as Operation Tunisia in support of Arab Spring movements.
[...] Sabu and Topiary went on to participate in attacks on government
websites in Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Jordan, and Zimbabwe.[84]

[...] Several attacks by Anons have targeted organizations accused of
homophobia. In February 2011, an open letter was published on threatening the Westboro Baptist Church, an organization
based in Kansas in the US known for picketing funerals with signs
reading "God Hates Fags".[89] [...]

When the Occupy Wall Street protests began in New York City in September
2011, Anons were early participants and helped spread the movement to
other cities such as Boston.[14] In October, Anons attacked the website
of the New York Stock Exchange while other Anons publicly opposed the
action via Twitter.[95] Anonymous also helped organize an Occupy protest
outside the London Stock Exchange on May 1, 2012.[96] [...]

In the wake of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed
African American man, "Operation Ferguson", a hacktivist organization
that claimed to be associated with Anonymous, organized cyberprotests
against police by setting up a website and a Twitter account.[113] The
group promised that if any protesters were harassed or harmed, they
would attack the city's servers and computers, taking them offline.[113]
City officials said that e-mail systems were targeted and phones died,
while the Internet crashed at the City Hall.[113][114] [...]

On 28 October 2015, Anonymous announced that it would reveal the names
of up to 1,000 members of the Ku Klux Klan and other affiliated groups,
stating in a press release, "You are terrorists that hide your
identities beneath sheets and infiltrate society on every level. The
privacy of the Ku Klux Klan no longer exists in cyberspace."[128] [...]

In November 2015, Anonymous proper announced a major, sustained
operation [138] against ISIS following the November 2015 Paris attacks,
declaring, “Anonymous from all over the world will hunt you down. You
should know that we will find you and we will not let you go.”[139][140]
ISIS responded on Telegram by calling them "idiots," and asking "What
they gonna to hack?[sic]"[141][142] By the next day, however, Anonymous
claimed to have had taken down 3,824 pro-ISIS Twitter accounts, and by
the third more than 5,000,[143] and to have had doxxed recruiters.[144]

This page was last modified on 19 November 2015, at 09:42.

(8) Anonymous "declares war" on Isis after Paris attacks

'Operation Isis' Anonymous activists begin leaking details of suspected
extremist Twitter accounts

Organising under #opISIS and #opParis, the group is attempting to take
down the websites and social media accounts of people associated with
the group — as well as apparently release personal details of those
involved in recruitment

Anonymous has begun leaking the personal information of suspected
extremists, after it "declared war" on Isis in the wake of the deadly
attacks in Paris.

The activist collective is assembling lists of the Twitter accounts and
websites of extremists, in an attempt to have them taken down. At least
one post seen by The Independent contains details including the physical
address of a person it claims is an Isis recruiter in Europe.


Peter Myers