...President François Hollande is striving to transform France into the United States’ principal ally in the “war on terror,” the attack in Paris plays into his hands.Following this, North reminds us of the many historical facts that suggest the Empire sees many journalists as their enemy.
In these efforts Hollande can rely on the media, which in such circumstances directs all its energies toward the emotional manipulation and political disorientation of the public. The capitalist media, skillfully combining the suppression of information with half-truths and outright lies, devises a narrative that is calculated to appeal not only to the basest instincts of the broad public, but also to its democratic and idealistic sentiments.
Throughout Europe and the United States, the claim is being made that the attack on the magazine Charlie Hebdo was an assault on the freedom of the press and the unalienable right of journalists in a democratic society to express themselves....
Also read this piece from the same website entitled "Gunmen were 'probably followed' by French police before Paris massacre" which arouses suspicions about a false-flag operation. A TV report from Bloomberg news entitled "How Much Did U.S. Know About France Terror Attacks?" does the same--although unintentionally.