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The civil unrest that recently unfolded in France was ignited by the police killing of Nahel Merzouk, a 17-year-old Algerian boy, in the Paris suburb of Nanterre on 27 June, 2023.
The incident put the French government, led by Emmanuel Macron, under significant pressure, which was perceived as an attack from, as Alex Krainer puts it, the Anglo-American imperial establishment.
In the aftermath of the incident, riots broke out across numerous French cities. Initially, I believed that there were no major riots across France. Alex believes there were.
Apparently, and despite the deployment of 45,000 police and gendarmes, the rioting continued unabated for five consecutive days. This situation was not only threatening to destabilise the country but was also exerting immense pressure on Macron from various fronts, including the rioters, the opposition, and even his own police forces and the military.
The riots were set against a backdrop of a long-standing strained relationship between the French ruling elites and the Anglo-Americans.
There have been several instances in which France has stood in opposition to the West, such as during the 2003 Iraq invasion, NATO’s expansion towards Russia, and France’s independent trade deals with China that bypass the US dollar.
In fact, the unrest could be a planned destabilisation attack. This theory is supported by a 2022 Netflix film titled Athena that seemingly predicted a future ethnic civil war in France following the police killing of an Algerian youth.
The situation questions France’s sovereignty.
Following 9/11, George W. Bush made a decisive statement to the West:
This was not mere rhetoric; it signaled the empire’s readiness to solidify its unipolar global order, eliminate any competitors, establish comprehensive control, and initiate its Project For The New American Century.
France, however, has consistently resisted the position of a subordinate partner or an unquestioning ally. It has certainly never accepted the role of a vassal to the Anglo-American empire.
Macron’s leadership (in which he plays both sides) appears to have drawn the ire of the Western oligarchs.
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