Stop Marine Le Pen — And Hang the Expense!

Some background information is required before you watch the following report from French television.

France is in the midst of a presidential election campaign. Under ordinary circumstances, the Socialists face off against the Republicans (formerly the UMP, the party of Nicolas Sarkozy), and the candidate for one or the other party wins and moves into the Élysée Palace, the residence of the French president.

But France has a multiparty system, and as often as not no candidate gets a clear majority in the first round of voting. The two candidates with the largest pluralities then face each other in the run-off, and the winner becomes president.

Sometimes the French electorate forgets that it is not allowed to vote for “racist” and “xenophobic” candidates, and a significant number cast their ballots for a “right-wing extremist” candidate — these days, usually Marine Le Pen of the Front National, who opposes mass immigration, the EU, and Islamization. Typically, if Ms. Le Pen makes it to the run-off, the losing party urges its voters to turn out and vote for the “non-racist” candidate — the Republicans vote for the Socialist candidate, or vice versa. All in order to keep the dreaded “neo-fascists” of the Front National from gaining power.

For a while it looked like this year’s election was going to see the Socialists voting for the Republicans’ candidate in the run-off. François Hollande, the current Socialist president, had driven his party’s brand so deep into the mud that there was no chance a Socialist could win the election. That left François Fillon — who beat out Sarkozy in the Republicans’ primaries — to face Marine Le Pen after the inevitable failure of the Socialists in the first round of the elections.

However, a few weeks ago Mr. Fillon also self-destructed. It’s too complicated to go into the details, but the scandal involved a well-paying public job for his wife that required her to do little or no work. He did his best to contain the media uproar, but it didn’t work. Marine Le Pen, the leader of the reviled and forbidden right-wing nationalist party, became the clear front-runner with a credible chance of winning the presidency.

From the point of view of the transnational globalists who manage political affairs in France and elsewhere in the West, the result was unthinkable. Marine Le Pen must be stopped at any cost! So the deep-pockets financiers have picked an alternative candidate, a Socialist apparatchik named Emmanuel Macron, to make a last-minute run for the presidency. Mr. Macron — like Justin “Baby Doc” Trudeau in Canada — is young, pretty, and reliably left-wing and multicultural on the issues that count. Money is pouring in and top-notch political consultants have been hired to promote the Macron Brand.

The process is very much like the one that aimed to keep Donald Trump out of the White House. And, just as with #NeverTrump, familiar globalist players are active in the campaign — note the prominent appearance of George Soros in this report.

No expense will be spared to keep Marine Le Pen out of the Élysée.

Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Those Who Hate Fascism and Love Liberation

Austin, Texas has been a bastion of progressivism for a long time. It’s kind of like Berkeley or Ann Arbor, only with Tex-Mex thrown in.

But there’s a group down there called Red Guards Austin that goes way beyond the usual social justice boilerplate. They’re no snowflakes; they’re preparing for armed revolution. And they’re fans not only of Lenin and Chairman Mao, but also Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili, a.k.a. Joseph Stalin. These people are hardcore.

This little snip sums up the political philosophy of Red Guards Austin:

There is nothing less desirable to and more hated by the state and powers-that-be than a Maoist Communist Party because unlike other so-called parties it exists for one reason — the violent overthrow of the existing order. This means armed struggle, the establishment of the dictatorship of the proletariat, and the continuation of revolution in the period of socialism. This type of party is iron clad and our party building organizations must also be iron clad. We must continue to build, to unite with all who can be united with, and expose the opportunists and barge rats for the Trots they are. We stand for the establishment of anti-fascist self-defense units which must be armed when and where possible. We stand for the building of the party and its construction of a people’s army and a united front between all those oppressed and exploited by the capitalist-imperialist system, by all those who hate fascism and love liberation. If this has earned us the enmity of the increasingly fascist state we must accept our role as rebels and proceed accordingly.

Check out the iconography on their website to get a feeling for the milieu. Comrades dressed in black or red outfits with faces fully masked, hammers-and-sickles on prominent display, with an occasional keffiyeh thrown in to show solidarity with their Palestinian brothers.

And firearms.

These are the supercharged Antifas we were speculating about here last week. And remember: the “fascists” they want to assault include me, Dymphna, Vlad, anyone who writes or translates for Gates of Vienna, and almost everyone who reads it.

One final note: the bloody fists on the poster at the top of this post are meticulously diverse, with skin shades ranging from beige through amber to brown and dark brown. However, they left out any non-male fists — a clear failure of inclusiveness!

C’mon, Red Guards! Let’s see some chick fists and pretty pink ruffled sleeves on these revolutionary posters!

Hat tip: Matthew Bracken, via WRSA.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/15/2017

Violent rioting by migrants in France has intensified, moving to the heart of Paris. Rioters burned dumpsters just a short distance away from the Gare du Nord, a major rail terminus in Paris. Tourists are being warned to stay away from the capital.

In other news, Nigel Farage, the former leader of UKIP, has invited Donald Trump to give an address to Britons at a large public venue such as Wembley Stadium. The subject came up because there is a move afoot in Parliament to forbid President Trump from speaking at the House of Commons.

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Raped by a Culture-Enricher in the Toilet of a Swiss Train

The incident described in the following article occurred on a train after it left the station in the Swiss city of Lausanne. It bears some similarity to the report about the Ravensburg rapist we posted a few days ago. And, as in the Ravensburg case, the perpetrator is apparently going to receive a light sentence, judged by American standards — anything longer than six years is considered “serious” and “rare”.

[I hate to bring up the dark, ignorant, atavistic practices of my childhood, but I can remember when the law in many states allowed judges to sentence convicted rapists to the chair — and they sometimes did.]

Many thanks to Ava Lon for translating this article from 24 heures:

Moroccan tried for the rape of a teen in a regional train

Justice. Faced with the Lausanne Court on Thursday, the accused claimed that the student consented. But the evidence for an extremely violent crime is important.

February 9, 2017

[picture caption: The trial started Thursday morning at the District Court of Lausanne.]

He starts by multiplying the versions of his date of birth and even his name. He promises, he swears, that he is innocent of the rape of which he is accused. Still, he admits to being a thief of wallets and telephones, because the money paid to him by the state as an asylum seeker is not enough to eat and buy his daily dose of cannabis. The picture is not brilliant, but it does not yet make this young illiterate, brilliantly mastering the whimpering look, a rapist. At the Tribunal, prejudice must be swept aside to leave room for the facts.

And on Thursday, the facts for which this Moroccan of 19 years, 20 years or 22 years, was sent before the District Court of Lausanne were very serious. So much so that the court decided to convene a criminal court of five judges on the possibility that there might be a sentence that would exceed six years in prison. Rare for rape.

The alleged victim is not present at the trial. “Too hard,” explains her mother, also devastated. Her daughter, this student described as brilliant, creative and funny, is now nothing more than the shadow of herself. She sank into depression, stopped her studies, isolated herself, and no longer eats. Because on June 22, 2016, she lost everything. Her innocence, her virginity too.

According to the prosecution, the accused had spotted the girl at the station in Lausanne, just before 8 pm. He approaches her, she leaves, he follows her. On the platform he steals a kiss. The girl drank a few glasses. She doesn’t push him away. But she leaves. The regional train from Lausanne to Vallorbe would then become the transport of horror for the teenager. The defendant is accused of taking the girl to the toilet. He allegedly locked the door, pinning her to the floor before raping her savagely. Thirty-five minutes of hell where attempts of defense of the alleged victim were to be futile. A passenger who knocked at the door allegedly put an end to the ordeal.

Partial confession

Lies, said the accused on Thursday morning. He did not have sex with this girl. The Chair reminded him of the evidence. DNA, bruises on the teen’s knees, bruises, scratches, marks on both sides of the throat, and tears in several intimate parts of the girl. She must have done it herself, the defendant dares to assert. Faced with the evidence, he retracts: “It was she who wanted this relationship. She never showed me that it was against her will.” The accused bursts into tears. Real ones, this time. The sign of a confession, the weight of remorse, shame? Not really. “It’s unfair to me, I’m innocent. But if she didn’t like it, I ask for forgiveness,” he explains.

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A Camel Caravan to Göteborg

Modern Multicultural Sweden hopes to become the dromedary capital of Northern Europe, and at the same time solve the few little trivial difficulties associated with cultural enrichment.

Nash Montana, who translated this Politically Incorrect article, includes this admonitory note:

There is NO WORD that this is a satirical article. I read every single reader comment and could not detect that this is not true, that it’s all just satire. So take it with a grain of… whatever. It may be true, or not.

Actually, I’ve seen this story elsewhere, including Breitbart. However, since both PI and Breitbart are well-known “fake news” sites, caveat emptor, y’all…

The translated article:

Sweden: Camels as an integration aid

Can the humanitarian power-state Sweden avoid collapse with the help of camels? In proportion to the number of its citizens, no country has taken in so many illegal migrants and asylum seekers as Sweden. Since 2005, between 50,000 to 100,000 people have immigrated year by year, mostly from countries like Iraq, Somalia, Eritrea and Afghanistan. In the former Nordic welfare state Folkhemmet, which used to be a model example, violence is rampant. Sweden is confronted more and more with a massive surge of crime committed by immigrants.

by Von Alster

In the meantime Sweden has 55 “no-go zones”. Multikulti has failed. Back in 2016 a large camel farm in the almost Swede-free district of Angered in the city of Göteborg (Gothenburg) was established that was supposed to be an integration project to bring the country back onto a “winning track”.

The city of Göteborg and other political entities had already paid a million kroner for the project, although they hadn’t yet acquired a building permit. In the course of the year the city paid another 500,000 kroner of integration aid (presumably for the integration of camels?).

The project’s initiator, Géza Nagy, believes that it would support integration; furthermore it would create jobs for twenty people. “We have people from Somalia and from the Middle East in our association that have comprehensive knowledge of camel husbandry. They need to further educate and investigate how one can breed camels in a Nordic region. The largest source of income would be tourism. There is a large interest in camels in Sweden and elsewhere. We expect tourists from the whole world, even from Japan and China,” said Géza Nagy. He also mentions other plans to further income: “We think that Volvo and other companies could photograph their products with camels. We could also hold fashion shows and sell various camel products.”

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/14/2017

Kim Jong-nam, the elder half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, has reportedly been assassinated in Malaysia. Two women allegedly stabbed the elder Kim with poisoned needles at a Malaysian airport, and then fled before they could be captured.

In other news, German officials are reportedly alarmed at the possibility that Greece may abandon the euro and take up the U.S. dollar instead as its official currency.

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Anti-Trump Hysteria: What is the Establishment Afraid Of?

In his latest essay, Emmet Scott examines the bizarre excesses of anti-Trump hysteria.

Anti-Trump Hysteria: What is the Establishment Afraid Of?

by Emmet Scott

To describe the media reaction to Donald’s Trump’s victory as hysterical is almost an understatement. The relentless demonization of the man, in newspapers, on television, on the internet, among politicians, among Hollywood celebrities and among academics, is truly without precedent. Look at a newspaper or log onto the internet and you’ll immediately be faced with a barrage of screaming headlines telling you how horrible the guy is. It really is weird.

You don’t have to be a genius to figure out that the establishment is angling for some way — any way — to get rid of Trump. There is no question, for example, that they have created and are creating a climate of hate which could well lead to his assassination. Failing that, it seems that they’d like to trigger some form of general uprising, with the aim of making the country ungovernable and thereby facilitating a legal process to force his resignation. Their motto seems to be: Whatever it takes, get rid of him.

This is all very good news for those who voted for Trump on the understanding that he was not just another establishment puppet: that he was his own man, a man who would represent the interests of the working people for whom he spoke during the campaign and who eventually put him into the White House.

But how to explain the establishment’s almost deranged hatred? There is no question that some vested interests will be harmed by his policies. Legislation against outsourcing of jobs abroad will unquestionably cut profits for many of the multinational corporations. On the other hand, his promise to massively cut Obama-era regulations has the potential to provide a great boost to industry and to profits — as stock market optimism in the immediate aftermath of his election would suggest. And if his promise to put an end to America’s wars abroad has alarmed the arms manufacturers, his promise to massively increase America’s military strength should certainly allay their fears. He has, to date (unfortunately) made no sign of ending the alliance with Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states, the biggest consumers of American-made military hardware.

So the men with the big money will probably not be harmed by his government; they might even prosper. Yet these are the very people who hate him: The useful idiots protesting and rioting in the streets have been goaded into action by media hysteria. And the media is the establishment (Not that the protesters are themselves members of the working classes: The great majority are students and state-employed ‘professionals’ of one sort or another).

Whence, then, comes the hatred? Left-wing ideology — specifically gender-driven left-wing ideology — is certainly behind a lot of it. The protesters and the media are not so much worried about loss of welfare benefits or any other economic issue as they are about abortion and LGBT ‘rights’ — which they fear will be eroded under Trump. A recent article by Gavin McInnis, entitled “Normalizing Degeneracy” has pointed out that several of the organizers of anti-Trump demonstrations have convictions for pedophile offences. In McInnis’ opinion, these and many others of Trump’s opponents wish to continue the cultural revolution ongoing under the Obama administration, tear down the last vestiges of Christian morality, and legalize all forms of deviance, including pedophilia.

I believe that McInnis is right; that most of the opposition to Trump has nothing whatsoever to do with traditional left-wing concerns, such as working-class poverty, and is almost entirely driven by sexual and sex-related issues. His opponents fear losing the culture-war gains they made under Obama. However, I would suggest that many members of the establishment have, in addition, something very personal to fear from the Trump administration: For it would appear that some of America’s most powerful people have been involved in activities which if brought into the public forum would utterly destroy them, not only professionally, but also personally.

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Burn, Bébé, Burn!

For the past five days France has been engulfed by widespread culture-enriching riots, similar to those of 2005. Carbecues, vandalism, street violence, assault, robbery — all the usual features of immigrant protests against social injustice.

The triggering incident was the alleged rape with a police baton of a young man named Théo (no last names for perps in French news reports) in Aulnay-sous-Bois, a northeastern suburb of Paris. The story is reminiscent of the notorious 20-year-old case of Abner Louima, a Haitian immigrant who was sodomized with a broom handle by a New York City police officer.

Was Théo perhaps familiar with what happened with to Abner Louima, and concocted his story accordingly? It seems unlikely, given that he was an infant when the Louima incident made headlines. In any case, the story as he reported it was guaranteed to tug at the heartstrings of Social Justice Warriors, who have since hit the streets with signs and banners demanding “Justice pour Théo”.

The police officers who were present in Aulnay-sous-Bois that night dispute the accuracy of Théo’s account. It’s too early yet to tell whether their testimony will have any effect on the course of “justice” in France.

Many thanks to Ava Lon for translating this article from Valeurs Actuelles:

Aulnay-Sous-Bois: the version of the policeman contradicts that of Théo

February 7, 2017

Investigation. One of the policemen under investigation after a violent arrest in Aulnay-sous-Bois told a different version of the story from that of Théo, who claims to have been raped with a truncheon, reports BFM TV.

What happened during the arrest of Théo, the young man of 22 years who claims to have been raped by police officers on Thursday night in Aulnay-sous-Bois? The investigation is under way to determine the exact circumstances of the evening. But according to BFM TV, the version reported by one of the police officers under investigation differs from that of the young man.

Insults and punch in the face

He was interviewed by the IGPN [General Inspectorate of the National Police] and told the story of the case. While patrolling with three other policemen in the “City of 3,000”, known to be a place with a high incidence of drug trafficking, he questions a group of ten individuals. The tone rises, the “youths” defy the forces of order. Théo, according to the account of the police officer, catches one officer by the collar and insults him. Then he punches him in the face.

While he is taken to the side to be questioned, he struggles “very violently”. The baton intervenes at this point in the story: one of the policemen uses it to “hit Théo in the legs”, “to prevent him from kicking”. The scene was allegedly violent and beatings were allegedly been given in a kind of melee, one can read on the site for the live coverage. The police officers say that there was never any intention to commit rape.

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Viktor Orbán: Soros Organizations Bring 100,000s of Migrants to Europe

The following video contains the full speech given a few days ago by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, reviewing the events of 2016 and looking ahead to 2017 and beyond. It is one of the best speeches by a European political leader I have ever heard.

Mr. Orbán talks frankly and lucidly about the major crises that are currently bedeviling Europe, including the “refugee” crisis and the heavy-handed behavior of the European Union towards the nations of Europe — which it considers its vassal states. The prime minister focuses on the primary overarching issue, which is the attempt by trans-national organizations to impose global governance on nation states. He describes the current “populist revolt” that has arisen to resist the globalists, with Brexit and the election of Donald Trump being the most recent major examples.

The entire speech is 44 minutes long, but it’s well worth listening to. The middle third is mostly on Hungarian domestic issues, but the rest will be of great interest to non-Hungarians. It’s possible that Vlad may want to excerpt smaller sections and make separate videos, so suggestions are welcomed on the times where the relevant break-points should be.

Many thanks to CrossWare for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/13/2017

A busload of South Korean tourists visiting Paris was robbed by a group of culture-enrichers. The incident is said to be part of the mass rioting of migrants that has been going on for several days. About forty tourists were robbed while a man threatened them with what appeared to be a broken bottle.

In other news, during his visit to Washington D.C., Canadian Prime Minister Justin “Baby Doc” Trudeau said that he would not lecture President Donald Trump on immigration, despite the two leaders’ policy differences.

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A Sovereign Italy

The following video is a brief interview with Giorgia Meloni, the leader of the party Fratelli d’Italia. The occasion was an anti-EU rally in Rome of several center-right parties, including the Lega Nord (Northern League).

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Below is an article about the same event from RAI News, also translated by Fousesquawk:

“Sovereign Italy”

Rome: At the Fratelli d’Italia Demonstration, Salvini: “Napolitano traitor to Italy”

Fratelli d’Italia organizes a political demonstration in Rome to confirm the will for elections as soon as possible. Salvini and a delegation of Forza Italia participate in the initiative. Harsh words against Napolitano from the leader of the (Northern) League

January 28, 2017

“Giorgio Napolitano is a traitor to Italy, who merits another treatment and not a cushy chair of senator for life.”

Matteo Salvini, leader of the Northern League, said that from the stage of a demonstration by Fratelli D’Italia (Brothers of Italy).

The League is in the arena “not to participate, but to win”, also with the center-right, the leader of the League continued. “Nobody closes the doors in the face of anybody”, but he who betrays is no longer put on the list, event if Father Pius: Alfano, Verdini and Casini need to go home.”

“Open doors for a coalition as wide as possible, but with a precise program that says,, ‘First the Italians’, and I say to Silvio Berlusconi: A country that doesn’t control its currency is not sovereign. It is a slave.”

The Leader of Fratelli d’Italia: “FI (Forza Italia) don’t lose your bearings.”

Giorgia Meloni, leader of FdI, stressed that her party would like to go to the elections as soon as possible, and about Forza Italia Meloni says: We have invited FI to this demonstration, Brunetta has been sent to represent the party, Toti would have come anyway., there is Santanche… And especially there are many voters who side with us that FI doesn’t lose its bearings. And she confirms, “We want a coalition as wide as possible, but tied coherently to the program. This demonstration is the occasion to invite FI to choose which side it is on, with the stupid or with the people.”

The next step would be the primaries of the center-right: “I believe they are a valid way to involve the citizens who want to count” and they are carried out in (the spirit of) collaboration and not supremacy. (When) the standard bearer of a squadron stands out, it makes fools of the squadron”.

Obviously, the inescapable condition is to go quickly to the ballot boxes. Elections immediately, the word must pass to the Italians: There are no more excuses, also after the pronouncement of the Consulta, for maintaining a government not chosen by anybody. It is the fourth government in a row not chosen by anyone. Enough with the palace games, with the turncoats, with governments that take care of the interests of everyone except the Italians.

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Führer Trump: A Godsend for the German Intelligentsia

The Trump Era has turned into a triumph for Godwin’s Law, and nowhere more than in Germany, where the Gutmenschen are filled with Schadenfreude over the rise of the American Führer.

Many thanks to JLH for translating this essay from Die Achse des Guten:

Snowflake[1] Speaks Out

by Wolfgang Röhl
February 9, 2017

Not everything has gotten worse since Donald Adolf Trump seized power. Certain media are profiting mightily from the poltergeist in the White House. The left-leaning broadcaster CNN for example, which had limped along behind its rightist counterpart Fox News, all at once is showing rising viewer numbers. And the Trump Effect has brought the New York Times — which had also seen better days — an unexpected and considerable number of new subscriptions.

Trumpophobia is perhaps even more rampant in Germany than in the original homeland of everything and everyone evil. Here, where we have always known all there is to know about how American politics is supposed to work, practically the entire media establishment has spent weeks slaving over the capers of the great decree-maker. Almost forgotten are the immigrant crisis, Dieselgate, the euro schlimazel, or the misdeeds of the AfD. Not one soul is still writing about the Panama Papers or the Soccer Leaks. Trump, Trump and more Trump — nothing else.

It pays off. Spiegel, with years of steadily declining circulation, finally hit it big with Trump on the cover — once as a comet racing towards the earth, once as a blood-spattered slaughterer of freedom. Stern, too, which has recently experienced two historic lows, sold well with Trump. Zeit is rousing emotions among readers and thinkers and doing very well for itself. Even the good old Frankfurter Allgemeine is sucking the last drop out of this repulsive sponge. And according to Breaking News, a couple married 22 years has split because of Trump-induced irreconcilable differences.

Führer Trump is as Good as a Bank

And the official services? Are on Cloud 9. No editor for a tax-supported broadcaster will need to think in coming years about political magazine presentations, satirical offerings or talk show subjects. Führer Trump is a treasure.

Even homeless journalists are getting their chance at 15 minutes of fame through him. An independent author named Mareike Nieberding, who has written articles on fashion and coolness and found answers to thorny life questions for the hipster periodical Neon (“The never-ending back and forth before a date is nerve-wracking”) had her epiphany when The Donald began his run at the end of last year. She decided to become an activist.

Dear Facebook,

Herewith, I am founding a youth movement. I know that you don’t found a movement, but become one, or better yet, are one. But I don’t want to wait. I can no longer look on. I am skipping the BECOME and proclaiming the IS. Like most people in my bubble, in my media, in my world, I am shocked, fearful, panicked, I feel helpless. As a person, as a woman, as a journalist.

Thunderation! Mareike, who lives in the federal capital, founded the “youth movement DEMO.” The name stands for “democracy, demonstration and demolition of demons.” Mareike already has many comrades-in-arms (on Facebook). “Crazy feeling,” “genuinely important,” “there are already meetings” bubbled out of her, as she made her six-minute appearance in the ZDF culture program “Aspekte.”

Where she was of course addressed in the familiar “du” by the hostess.

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Take That, Whitey!

The graphic below is the English-language version of a campaign poster for the far-left German political party Die Linke:

The German original is: Weiße dominanz in Deutschland endlich beenden

Die Linke (The Left) currently holds about 9% of the seats in the Bundestag, and heads the official opposition to the governing “grand coalition” of the Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Social Democrats (SDP).

There’s plenty I could say about this poster, but it would require a lot of bug-eyed hand-waving accompanied by intemperate invective, so I’ll restrain myself.

Suffice it to say that here we have a major political party in Germany advocating actual genocide. However, since it only involves the eradication of white people, no one minds. In fact, I would expect a similar slogan to win a lot of support at the United Nations.

Hat tip: Steen. Thanks to Nash Montana for helping formulate the exact wording of the translation.

“Putin and Assad Saved my Life”

The following text contains excerpts from an interview with a Flemish priest who lives in Syria. He maintains that, based on his own personal experience, the coverage of the “civil war” in Syria by the Western media is a lie.

Many thanks to SimonXML for translating this piece from AD.nl:

“Putin and Assad saved my life”

Father Daniel: The Flemish priest Daniel Maes (78) lives in Syria, in the sixth-century Mar Yakub monastery in the town of Qara, 90 kilometers north of the capital Damascus. Here he has witnessed the civil war. According to Father Daniel none of the Western coverage of the conflict in Syria is true. “The Americans and their allies want to destroy this country.”

by Wierd Duk
January 24, 2017

Trump sees that America should stop undermining countries which possess raw materials

Father Daniel Maes

You are very critical of the reporting from Syria. What is it that annoys you?

“The idea that there has been a popular uprising against President Assad is completely wrong. I’ve been in Qara since 2010 and have seen firsthand how agitators from outside Syria organized protests against the government and recruited young people. Those images were published by Al Jazeera to give the impression that a rebellion was going on here. There were murders committed by foreign terrorists in the Sunni and Christian communities in an effort to sow religious and ethnic discord among the Syrian people. While in my experience the Syrian people were actually very united.”

“Before the war, this was a harmonious country: a secular state in which different religious communities lived side by side peacefully. There was hardly any poverty, education was free, health care was good. It was just not possible to freely express your political views. But that didn’t bother most people.”

Sister Agnès-Mariam, the Lebanese-French prioress of your Mar Yakub (Saint Jacob) monastery, is accused of siding with the regime. She has friends at the highest level.

“Sister Agnès-Mariam helps the population: she recently opened a soup kitchen in Aleppo where, five times a week, 25,000 meals are prepared. Look, it’s a miracle that we are still alive. That we owe to the government army of Assad and Vladimir Putin because he decided to intervene when the rebels threatened to take power.

“When thousands of terrorists settled in Qara we were in fear of our lives. They came from the Gulf States, Saudi Arabia, Europe, Turkey, Libya. Many Chechens. They formed a foreign occupation force, all allied to al Qaeda and its splinter groups. Armed to the teeth by the West and its allies and huge funding. They literally said: ‘This land now belongs to us.’ They were often on drugs, they fought each other, in the evening they blasted away with their guns at random. We had to keep hiding away in the crypts of the monastery. When the army chased them away, everybody was happy: the Syrian citizens, those who hate foreign rebels and us because the peace returned.”

You say: the Syrian army protects citizens while there are all sorts of messages about war crimes committed by Assad’s forces, such as the bombings with barrel bombs.

“Don’t you realize that the media coverage of Syria is the greatest media lie of this age? Pure nonsense is being told about Aleppo: it was the rebels doing the looting and killing. Do you think the people are stupid? Do you think these people are forced to cheer for Assad and Putin? It’s the work of the Americans because of the pipelines and raw materials in this region and to oppose Putin.

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