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Reagan of France

Original post made by Gary, Downtown North, on Nov 23, 2007

It's looking like Sarkozy will win against the radical rail unions. He stood up like Reagan did. I have to admit that I did not think France was capable of producing such greatness, but it's nice to be proven wrong!

Sarkozy is the one to bring France out from under its left wing domination. Thatcher did so in England. I fully support his efforts. Reagan has a smile on his face today....

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Posted by French resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 23, 2007 at 12:11 pm

Gary,


From what I gather, it seems that French people have finally woken up to the fact that they cannot continue on the same path. The French economy has been struggling for years now and they have begun to realize that their social programs need to be reformed and streamlined if they want to have a fighting chance in the current global economic environment, and, at the same time, preserve the most fundamental social benefits they have.

It no longer made sense for railroad and metro workers to have more generous retirement benefits than the rest of the population and the overwhelming majority of French people sided with the government on this one, rightly so.


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Posted by Chabad Lubovitch
a resident of Stanford
on Nov 23, 2007 at 5:28 pm

Not long ago Le Figaro reported that a French covert intelligence group had leaked documents that indicate Sarkozy is a high-ranking Mossad operative.


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 23, 2007 at 5:45 pm

Chabad,

Annonymous cyber-cafe emails does not a case make.

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Posted by Chabad Lubavitch
a resident of Stanford
on Nov 23, 2007 at 5:57 pm

Le Figaro is a publication of record.


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 23, 2007 at 6:57 pm

and Le Figaro is very dubious of this cyber-cafe rumor, sent to about 100 French public officials during the campaign. At least do your homework, Chabad. This is old news, at this point. It had no legs.

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Posted by Chabad Lubavitch
a resident of Stanford
on Nov 23, 2007 at 7:18 pm

A translation of the Le Figaro report:

JEAN-MARC LECLERC
Le Figaro, October 12, 2007

INTERNET The PJ (Police Judiciere) investigates an electronic mail that was sent during the presidential election to one hundred top responsible of the police force. The email affirms that Sarkozy, like Balkany, Lellouche, Devedjian and Aeschlimann were connected to Mossad. Did a dispensary want to destabilize Nicolas Sarkozy during the presidential campaign? An inquiry entrusted to the Police Judiciere (Judiciary Police) must establish this. At the end of March, 2007, in the 'last right' of the election, all departmental managers of the Public Security, around one hundred senior civil servants, were sent a strange electronic mail. The future president was bluntly accused of having been recruited in 1980s by Mossad, the Israeli secret service.

The sent text comes in the form of a "synthesis " of two pages. Its title is: « The infiltration of the Israeli Mossad in the UMP. Nicolas Sarkozy: the fourth man. » Above, a pseudo-logo of the "DGSE". « All this smells heavily of manipulation, with reek from the extreme right », warns a senior executive in the ministry of the Interior.

According to the author of the email, in 1978 the government of Menahem Begin ordered the infiltration of the Gaullist party to make a kind of partner of it for Israel. The operation was set up by Rafael Eytan, an Israeli spy-master. « Three French citizens predisposed to collaborate » would therefore have been targeted: Patrick Balkany, Patrick Devedjian and Pierre Lellouche. Balkany is introduced as the leader of "network".

In 1983, Patrick Balkany would have recruited the "young and promising" Sarkozy, the « fourth man of the Mossad ». The fifth recruit came to complete the implement in the 1990s: Manuel Aeschlimann, deputy-mayor of Asnières (Hauts-de-Seines). The cyber-raven affirms that this one is close to Sarkozy « and is in charge of establishing contacts with Iranian representatives in France ». A proposition all the more perfidious as his city of Asnières really receives a strong Iranian community.

No traces.

Embarrassed, the police at the time must have reported the contents of this strange email and the quality of its addressees in high places. Immediately, an inquiry was carried out diligently and entrusted to PJ. The policemen discovered that the message came from a cybercoffee in Vald' Oise.

But the raven chose well the place from where to blow the whistle in a trade where anonymity is the rule. He chose a cybercafé where law does not impose to introduce papers to access computers and there was no video surveillance. No footprint and no trace of DNA could be exploited. The expertise of machines gave nothing. No more than the semantic analysis of the text.

And the inquiry continues at the request of the Office of Public Prosecutor. At the risk of giving in this affair an importance which it did not deserve.


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Posted by Not Dr Ferragamo
a resident of Stanford
on Nov 23, 2007 at 7:20 pm

Chabad Lubovitch--and so, what if Sarkozy is a Mossad agent? Is there a problem with that?
FYI, Yasser arafat before was on the Mossad payroll for years--why do you think israel didn;t bump him off years ago? The whole charade with the "siege" at his HQ in Bethlehem was to give him a cover story because the info about him working for Israeli intelligence was about to be leaked. His widow, Suah, continues to be on the Mossad payroll now.


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Posted by Chabad Lubovitch
a resident of Stanford
on Nov 23, 2007 at 7:32 pm


Oh I dunno... perhaps Sarkozy could be tried and shot for high treason.


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 23, 2007 at 7:38 pm

"Not long ago Le Figaro reported that a French covert intelligence group had leaked documents that indicate Sarkozy is a high-ranking Mossad operative."

No, wrong. There was a single email from a cyber-cafe, not a "group".

"...At the risk of giving in this affair an importance which it did not deserve."

Read your own stuff.


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Posted by Chabad Lubovitch
a resident of Stanford
on Nov 23, 2007 at 7:44 pm


Let's just say we never learn of 99% of what is said of any leader.

But for some reason, Le Figaro found this information worth reporting.


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 23, 2007 at 7:56 pm

Le Figaro is a relatively connected newspaper with the police in France. It got some reliable information that the police were "embarrassed" by a strange cyber-cafe email addressed to high police officials. It had to report it, but it had its doubts, as it reported.

No legs.

Sarkozy has strong legs, though. He might just get on a roll, like Reagan and Thatcher. He looks to have the guts.


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Posted by not dr ferragsmo
a resident of Stanford
on Nov 23, 2007 at 8:04 pm

perhaps he will be shot for treason.of courseit will take more than an anonymous e-mail to get it sent to trial. On the other hand sarkozy showed good sense by working for winners like the mossad.


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Posted by Sam
a resident of another community
on Nov 25, 2007 at 3:09 pm

If Sarkozy is the Reagan of France, is he getting ready to open the French borders to illegal immigrants just like the Reagan of America did with the US borders?


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