The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, an isolationist think tank connected to former presidential candidate and GOP congressman Ron Paul, said in a blog post Wednesday that the terrorist attack on French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo “has many of the characteristics of a false flag operation.”
Last Friday, THE POLITICO ran an op-ed by Remy M. Maisel expressing a fairly prevalent sentiment—“I condemn the killings in Paris, but…”—in response to the recent terror attacks in France.
The author, who has co-written a book on satire, argues that while violence and terrorism are bad, the attack on Charlie Hedbo might offer a teachable moment as to what constitutes “real satire” as opposed to “pseudo-satire,” and offers some groundbreaking observations such as:
It is, in fact, possible to condemn physical attacks such as the violent one on Charlie Hebdo and the cyberattack on Sony Pictures without also lauding the material that provoked the attacks.
You don’t say.
JERUSALEM—French President Francois Hollande did not want Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to come to Paris Sunday to participate in the march against terror so as not to divert attention from the theme of national unity the million-person event was intended to symbolize, according to Israeli media reports.