Less than 24 hours after Notre Dame Cathedral was destroyed in a fire, and before an investigation could hardly have begun, French officials ruled out arson as a cause of the blaze.
Yet one onlooker with a camera caught what appears to be a Muslim man, moving along a walkway on the facade of the Notre Dame Cathedral – while it is on fire. The footage can be viewed here: Still Report #2641, on YouTube.
The footage has yet to be verified as authentic, but French President Macron and his government appear to be in no hurry to find out. Nor are some major US news networks. Shepherd Smith and Neal Cavuto of FOX News both dumped live guests, who suggested arson might be a cause. So far, only Lou Dobbs has considered the question.
The silence of the French Establishment with regard to arson, may be motivated, among other things, by fear that Marine Le Pen’s nationalist right party, Rassemblement National, or National Rally, will gain strength in the European Parliament elections to be held on May 26th. For the sake of France, let’s hope that they do.
Patrick Cloutier is the author of Mussolini’s War in Spain 1936-1939.
Below: photo of a man in Muslim garb moving on Notre Dame Cathedral walkway.
Below: Lou Dobbs condemns “political decision” to avoid considering arson.
In what may turn into a totalitarian absurdity for the Trump Presidency, Julian Assange was arrested by British police at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, with the blessings of the U.S. Government.
Julian Assange faces conspiracy charges in the United States, for his role in making sensitive documents available to the American public and world opinion. He faces lesser charges in the United Kingdom.
The irony of it all is that President Trump in part owes his 2016 Electoral victory to revelations made by Assange’s “Wikileaks”, of Hillary Clinton’s mass-scale security and criminal violations, during her tenure as Secretary of State in the Obama years. And now the Trump White House appears to be ready to throw this man under the bus.
Shall it be said that being Trump’s friend is more dangerous than being his enemy?
And if the President is prepared to jail Julian Assange, who is a champion of First Amendment freedoms, how unthinkable would it be for Donald Trump to pardon “Crooked Hillary”?
Mr. Cloutier is the author of Mussolini’s War in Spain 1936-1939.
In 1885, retired and ailing General Ulysses S. Grant, who had also served two terms as President of the United States, completed his memoirs. He had this to say about the Democrats: “National success by the Democrat party means irretrievable ruin.”