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Charlie Hebdo Free Press keeps Critical eye, but faces Abuse of Pseudo-Security fueled by Threats

Written by ACM
Saturday, 02 November 2019

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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- While Approaching 5 Years since the 1st big ISIS' Deadly Islamist Terrorist Attack in Europe, Cowardly Targetting Civilian People, which, significantly, Started by a Mass Murder of Critical Journalists in order to Muzzle them, at the Beginning of January 2015 in Paris, "Charlie Hebdo"'s Team Proudly Keeps, still Today, Alive and Kicking, its Traditional Free-Press Critical Eye, sometimes Alerting a "Sleeping" Society by Provocation, triggering "Hot" Public Discussions, also on Crucial, Topical Socio-Political Issues, (f.ex., See Infra), Daring to Point a Finger and Strike with Irony against almost Anything that it sincerely Believes Negative, Scandalous, or even, more or less Dangerous, withOut making Politician Discriminations between a Pseudo-"Left" or "Right", Pseudo-"Intellectuals" and Simple Citizens, etc.

This apparently incites Visible and Covert Opponents to play a Double Game of Open Brutal Threats, from one side, (still persisting at "Twitter"/"Facebook" and the likes, as they Denounced), and of Abuse of Pseudo- and/or Excessive "Security", from anOther side, (that they have also Denounced recently, Both as a too Heavy Financial Burden, and a Hindrance to their Visibility), to slyly Block Free Contacts with like-minded People on Substantial Topical Issues, even Against their own will, as it was Scandalously Demonstrated also Today in Strasbourg, (See relevant Facts, Infra), around an Exceptional Public Talk and Book Dedicating by "Charlie Hebdo"'s Team at the Opera of Rhin, in the framework of CoE's Annual 2019 "World Forum of Democracy"'s "Off" program's 1st, Inauguration Day, Before the "In" Program, at CoE's Building, Starts Next Week.

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Naturally, "Riss", (alias Laurent Sourisseau), the current CEO of "Charlie Hebdo", (a Survivor of the 2015 Attack, where he was Wounded, and on which he has just Pubished his Testimony on a Book titled "1.46 Minute/Seconds", named after the Duration of that Bloody Shooting which Killed 12 People), Now, just Yesterday, 1st November 2019 (a Day used in France for the Memory of all People that Died), Clearly Declared his new Team's Support for the "International Appeal to (ISIS') Terrorism's Victims", accross the World, to Help the Syrian Kurdish People, who Heroically and Efficiently Fought to Defeat ISIS' "Khaliphate", Face Turkey's Military Invasion and Occupation, which has already Killed, reportedly, around 200 Civilian People, including Dozens of Children and even Journalists, ill-treated or Tortured others, Raped or Dismembered Women, etc, while also Displacing a Local Population of almost 300.000 now Refugees : Something which was clearly "Condemned" by all EU's 28 Heads of State/Government, urging Turkey to "Immediately Stop", and "Withdraw" its Forces from Syria,  as well as the "Arab League", China, and several Other Countries, (See: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/turkeyinsyriasanctionsanddamasarmy.html, http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/eucriticalonturkey.html + http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/euparliamentonsyriankurdishregion.html, etc).

- "It's true that the (Syrian) Kurds have given their Lives to Fight this Scourge, that is Terrorism, this Fascism, as represented by ISIS. We doN't Support them enough. When we are Fighting against this kind of Totalitarianism, we must have Solidarity": -"There are not a lot of People who are Able to Fight ISIS: many Others have Broken their Teeth on that. They (Syrian Kurds) were Able to do that, and they Deserve Better, than to be Treated like this", he reportedly stressed yesterday.

"Eurofora" remembers well that, in the "G7" Summit at "Elmau Castle" in Germany, on June 2015, former USA President Obama, speaking to the Press, had annouced his Intention to urgently contact the Iraqi Prime Minister in order to see if he would manage, or not, to find, at last, some soldiers Really Motivated to Fight efficiently against ISIS, as he had Pointed Out then, but seems to have Failed to do so, afterwards...

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2015 - 2019 ?

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+ Moreover, by a Surprizing, but Interesting, Coincidence, Both Front-Page Headlines of the Latest "Charlie Hebdo"s Editions Published just the Same Day that the Massacre took place, back on 7/1/2015, and, Now during the 30/10/2019 Week of Strasbourg "Opera"'s Meeting of 2/11/2019, Critically Warn about an alleged Danger to Massively Impose an imported, and too Rapidly, Artificially Spreading, "Islamisation" in France, which appeared to Risk to be Affected until up to the Highest Political Level of the Presidency of the Republic :

- Thus, f.ex., that Historic, 7/1/2015 Edition, (the Last in which All the Original "Charlie Hebdo"'s Team Participated, Before 9 of its Best Journalists were Cowardly Murdered by 2 ISIS' Gunmen), obviously Warned of an alleged Risk of Islamization at the Future Presidential Elections of "2024", Also Picturing, already from its Front-Page, a New, then, Book, just Published by Atypical and Critical, Famous Writer Houellebecq, Titled "Submission", where he Warns that, as things currently go, if nothing is done, then, it's Probable that Even a Future French President of the Republic to be, for the 1st Time in History, pushed to be Converted into a Muslim,  himself, just in order to get Some more Votes, already from 2024, (i.e., Nowadays, the Next one) !

(And Houellebecq seems to Believe what he Writes: In his Book Published the Day of the Massacre at "Charle Hebdo", which Warned at its frontPage that a Christian might be led to "do Ramadan on 2024" [comp. Supra], he pictured someone Pushed to be Converted into a Muslim, and surrounded by Young Girls only of Islamic or Chinese Culture. So, Recently, he Married a Chinese Lady !)... 

- Similarly, mutatis-mutandis, Meanwhile, Nowadays on 2019, the Latest "Charlie Hebdo"'s Edition, Published during This Week on 30/10/2019, obviously points, Also right from its Front-Page Headlines and Picture, at a Warning for an alleged Risk for a kind of ..."Islamic Republic", (Instead of a "Secular Republic", as it's Traditionally stressed in France+), to Currently be, already, Advancing, i.e. "Walking on the Road", (in the Original in French : "Republique en Marche", which Equals the Name of President Macron's political Party), and Shows a Cartoon Design Full of Islamic Scarf-bearing Women, dressed All in Black, and provocatively Walking All Together in a Long Row, even behind the Back of President Macron, whose Cartoon Figure, nevertheless, Turns his Eyes Away from such Massive Social Events often Staged in Public Areas Recently, by Claiming that : - "This does Not Concern me !", (a Noted Reference to an earlier Macron's Press Statement Making a Distinction between "Public Services" Buildings, including Education, etc., and School-Classes' Excursions at a Countryside, where some have Recently taken a Habit to quasi-Systematically send some Islamic Scarf-Wearing Women, to "Accompagny" the Pupils, who are, in consequence, All Submited, During almost a Day-Long Round Trip, to the Continuous Spectacle of such a Conspicuous/Ostentatious Bearing of 1 Religion's External Symbols, which, in French Law, is ususally Prohibited in Public Spaces, for Any Religion, (even if the precise Interpretation of those terms, in Various Concrete cases, might still Appear, more or less Controversial or subject to Discussion, perhaps in need of a more Clear Definition, sometimes).

The Problem is that, recently, some Provocative Groups, seem Attending to Exploit, in one way or another, the  Fact that Most French People are Notoriously very "Touchy" about Anything which, Eventually, Might Appear to adversely Affect their BeLoved, and Officialy Established, "Secular Republic" Principle, which was also Legally Adopted Since the Historic 1789 Democratic Revolution which Marked Both all the Country, and Many Other National States (even several European or International Organisations) accross the World, inter alia, Also in order to Put a Stop to sterile Conflicts, Clashes, or even Wars between Various Religions, (sometimes, even Between various Confessions, related to just One Religion !), which had Provoked too much Negative Trouble, in some cases even Bloody, Prefering, thus, to Officially Avoid, in Principle, Any Ostentatory Religious Sign, at least in every Citizens' behavior at Public Services' areas, so that EveryDay Life in Society could be Pacified, and All People, of Various Religions, get a Chance to Live Together in Peace, (Whatever might, eventually, be their Religious Practice, in their Private Lives).

So that, such Issues, seem to ReGain Actuality, by attacting even the Interest of Mainstream French Establishment's Political Parties, f.ex. from the Center-Right "Republicans", etc., who have, reportedly, just Asked Explanations from President Macron, and a Serious Examination of relevant Facts and/or Provocations, eventually by an "Ad Hoc" Public Committee, as well as a Pluralistic and Democratic Debate, under the auspices of the French Ombudsman/Defensor of Citizens' Righsts, Experienced former Minister, MEP and CoE's elected Top Official, Jacques Toubon, (Partly UPDATED)...

Meanwhile, a Recent Poll by "IFOP", published at Mainstream "JDD" Newspaper, Clearly shows that a Huge, 78% Majority of French People are Afraid that the Traditional Principle of a "Secular Democracy" is currently Threatened, and, Among them, a Strong Absolute Majority of More than + 61% Wants a much Wider Prohibition of any Ostentatory Religious Symbols in Nowadays Society, while Also being, reportedly, Critical of some islamist, more or less Extreme Groups, to Impose their Mark over Modern European Democracy, something that they, reportedly, find Incompatible with its principles and values. Recently, "Charlie Hebdo" has been reportedly Accused, by some, for Defending such Popular Views.

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+ But, Advancing even Further, "Charlie Hebdo"s Critical Journalists, Despite the Fact that Most of their Teams, stemmed, Originally, rather from a Traditional "Left" side of the Political/Ideological Spectrum, However, Nowadays, did Not Shy Away from Vigorously Replying to certain Heavy Verbal Attacks by Some so-called "Leftist" or assimilated Politicians of Today, who, After having Notoriously Lost the Trust of Most Proletarized People, mainly because of their own, Opportunistic "U-Turns" in Politics, Abandoning Many of the Principles and Values that they Had Claimed to Defend in the Past, were, step by step, practically Obliged to Subordinate themselves to Various Selfsh Interests of several Other "Lobbies", just in order to get Some Votes...

=> So, Today, f.ex., even during the Various Original "Cartoons" that "Charlie Hebdo"'s Designers were Systematically Creating, during the Debates in Strasbourg's "Opera", and Projecting, one after the other, Over the Main Stage of that Spectacle, we saw, inter alia, Also some, Indirect But Obvious, Satirical Criticism vis a vis certain among such Pseudo-"Leftist" Politicians, including, f.ex., a Humoristic, but Polemic Observation of the Fact that, recently, : -"Someone in the Left, is Cleaning his Nose" (sic !)... [See a relevant Cartoon's Photo, attached herewith].

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++ And, in a Partly UnRelated, but Typical Case, Today too, "Charlie Hebdo"s Strasbourg-made Satyrical Cartoons, as well as its Leaders' Statements, added even Stronger Criticism vis a vis some Controversial, Establishment Media's "Icons", including, f.ex. Edwy Plenel, former Director of "Le Monde" Newspaper, (in the Past, among the most Prestigious Medias, but, already since Before the 1990ies, Fallen in a growing ImPopularity, after several Controversial Political "U-Turns", Dependensy from some Questionable "Millionaires", etc), and, Later, Founder of the Scandal-Mongering, Controversial Web-Site "MediaPart", (Initially Threatened by Bankruptcy, but Afterwards saved mainly by former President Sarkozy's Law on Funding "Editors On-Line", that he Exploited, withOut Hesitating to Launch, Afterwards, Numerous Personal Attacks against Both Sarkozy himself, and Many among his Allies or Collaborators, such as F. Prime Minister, various Ministers, etc, Later Extending personally Targetted Attacks even Against some Macron's Ministers, particularly on the Environment, before the latest "G7" Summit : See ..., etc) :

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- "Always a Collabo" (term Traditionaly used in France against those Serving Oppressive Regimes, starting by NAZI in the Past), "and from the Side of the Truncheon !", (i.e. of Oppressing Freedoms), spontaneously Criticized Today in Strasbourg, "Charlie Hebdo"'s Chief Editor, Gerard Biard...

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+++ Going Higher, the Survivor of ISIS' Bloody Islamist Terrorist Attacks, and current CEO of "Charlie Hebdo", Riss, Stressed Today that he was "Disappointed by the Level", that he personaly Found "Appalling", of several so-called Pseudo-"Intellectuals" :

- "May be, in 1 or 2 Generations, we might have Something Better" than them, "But, Most of those (Pseudo-)"Intellectuals" of Nowadays, are Not Worthy (Not at the Height)" of their Mission and/or What is really at Stake Now, Riss Critically pointed out Now, - almost UpDating, mutatis-mutandis, the Famous Julien Benda's Essay on what he had already Slamed, (as Early as since Back from 1927 and 1946), as "the Betrayal of Clerks"... He could certainly add, also Paul Nisan's notorious Book about what he critically nick-named as "the Watch-Dogs" ("Les Chiens de Guard" in the Original in French), another "Classic" of the 20th Century, for this kind of things...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Perhaps he should even UpDate his Vocabulary, and, Instead, clearly Distinguish, Nowadays on 2019,  Between certain (unfortunately, still Few) Real "Intellectuals", and some mere "Petty Technocrats"...

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++++ However, "Charlie Hebdo"'s Fearless Criticism has Recently Developed even towards some Unusual in its Past, Directions :

- Thus, Already as early as Since 2017, the Satirical Media has Launched a Vibrant Criticism, also on the "Hot" nowadays field of ...Bio-Ethical Issues, and, particularly, that of Current Attempts to totaly Legalise, (and Even ...Reimburse from Social Security), the Artificial, "Medically Assisted", ProCreation of Children for Lesbians, (PME/MAP), which may, reportedly, lead to the Fabrication, by Technocrats, of several Thousands of Children Each Year, only in France...

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 - "It's absolutely Absurd to consider that there is, indeed a "Right to a Child" -or, rather, a Right to Produce Children - as some, Absolutely Want, at Any Price, to push towards a Society where a Kid is like a Rolex !", Denounced, inter alia, "Charlie Hebdo"'s Editor in Chief, Gerard Briad, in a Special "Editorial" Published on 2017 already, (and which Warns, also of Risks to Extend that, Later-on, Also to "Surrogate Mothers", etc).

- Publishing a Controvesial, Shocking Cartoon, even on the French Presidential Couple, the Satirical Media Seeked to Warn the People that, on such Core BioEthical Issues, Nowadays, some "are Preparing Horrors !"


+ In Fact, "Charlie Hebdo"'s Critical Reaction, to such a Controversial and Dangerous Attempt to Massively Legalise several Thousands of Artificial Births Each Year, already Back since 2017, should, Normaly, Become much Stronger Nowadays, After it was Revealed, on November 2018, that a Technocrat from China, with particular Links to former USA President Barack Hussein Obama's Fans and Funders from the North-American BioTech and Big Pharma Lobbies, (in his Master and PhD. Thesis, Post Dock Research, etc), had Already Manipulated Genetically 2 Human Embryos in a way which is Heritable, and irreversibly Transmissible to All Future Generations, before they were Born, (See: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/heritablegenemaniptrumpxihumanity.html, etc). I.e. something Exceptionaly Dangerous, Both for such "Artificialy" Fabricated Babies' own Health, and, particularly, for the foreseable Future of Humanity, since, such UnPrecedented in History Interferences, Against Natural Births, may provoke "Chimeras", and/or Other Various "Horrors", ane Even Fabricate Various Artificial "Races" of Beings, putting into Obviously Big Danger all Humankind.

=> That's why, After also the Success of a Recent Big Popular Demonstration Against the Legalisation of Artificially Fabricated Children for Lesbians, Last October 2019, in Paris, (See, f.ex.: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/bigmanifvartificialbirthsforlesbians.html, etc), Following Earlier MEPs' Calls in EU Parliament in Strasbourg, to establish "a Global Ban", (See, f.ec.: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/eppvpresidentandmepsongermlinemanipban.html, etc), as the PanEuropean CoE had Already done, in the Past (1997-1998) Against "Cloning Humans", while imminent Steps have been Nowadays Announced to Push for such Controversial and Dangerous Legalisations of Massive Artificial Fabrications of Children for Lesbians as Soon as Before the comming Summer of 2019, withOut Any Guarantee, yet, that some Technocrats will Not Abuse of such an UnPrecedented Occasion in order to Intially "Test" and Later Practice even several Genetic Manipulations Heritable by Future Geneations, Dangerous for all Humankind, (Comp. Supra), then, it has Become Obvious that the Time has, indeed, come for Urgent and Decisive Actions to Prevent such Grave Dangers for the Future of all Humankind.

Since a PanEuropeann CoE's Initial Prohibition of such Genetic Manipulations of Human Embryos "with the Purpose" to provoke Heritable "Changes" to their "Germ-Line", already with its "Oviedo" Treaty on BioEthics (1998), has been practically Stalled, by a Lack of Sufficient Ratifications among its 47 Member States, Because of various Disagreements on that Treaty, Between those Countries which consider it Insufficient, (as, Traditionaly, did f.ex. Germany), while Others estimate it as Too Strict for their needs, (as, f.ex., Traditionaly did, particularly the UK), then, an Obvious Solution is to Launch a Speific Protocol for a Global Ban of Heritable Genetic Manipulations, Transmissible to Future Generations, (as it was already done Against Human Clonning, already since 1997-1998), Open it for Accession by All Countries of the World, and Urgently Strive to Promoe it Worldwide : I.e., practically Open a Crucial Public Debate, for that purpose, where All Critical Medias have Naturally to Play an Important Role.

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>>> It's in such overall, particular Circomstances, that "Charlie Hebdo"'s fearless Critical Journalists, Faced, in Strasbourg, apparently, even More from those Obstacles to a Really Free and UnHindered, Efficient Functioning, Networking and Exchanging Ideas on Topical Issues for Nowadays Society, that they had, Already, Denounced Recently Elsewhere, Also during their Exceptional Stay, Today, in Strasbourg, as "Eurofora" witnessed.

- Indeed, "Charlie Hebdo" has Notoriously Denounced, particularly since 2017-2018+, the Fact that, Since the 2015 Massacre by ISIS' Deadly Terrorist Attack in Paris, t which were reportedly Added, Recently, a Growing Number of various "Threats", shamelessly Spreading at the Internet, by some Anonymous and Scandalously UnPunished Political Opponents, it has been, practically, Obliged to Continuously Spend more and more Money, (about 1,5 Millions € Each Year !), in order to Add a Required surplus of "Security" Measures, to an Insufficient Protection by the French State, up to the point that such a constant and Big Financial Burden, Now Risks to Finally Compromise seriously its Financial Capacity to Survive.

+ At the Same Time, such Threats, Moreover, make it more and More Difficult to Efficiently Communicate with Other Interested People, including, Even, their own Allies and Effective or Potential Partners, while Also Harming "Charlie Hebdo"s Visibility :

- I.e., what has been Recently Denounced, in this case, as "Bunkerisation", and is Clearly Pictured at least in a relevant Satirical Cartoon, which Resumes characteristicaly this provoked Problem, (that can, Obviously, be Aggravated whenever someone, Slyly Exploits the above-mentioned Threats, in order to Hypocriticaly Provoke even Excessive, DisProportioate or UnNecessary Pseudo-"Security" Obstacles) :  

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++ Indeed, Today, in Strasbourg, "Eurofora" Found that, in Fact, some appear to have really done so, by Provoking several Excessive (and probably Expensive) Supplementary Measures of an Exagerated, Manifestly DisProportionate, or even UnNecessary Pseudo-"Security" Additional Steps, as if they were, Curiously, Eager, (for whatever Real Motivation), to Make more Difficult, or even Hinder "Charlie Hebdo" Team's  Communication and/or Contacts with More People, or certain Persons, here, or, at least, showing a Blatant, Scandalous Indifference if such Obstacles appeared, in real practice, Stubbornly Refusing to do Anything, not even the slightest move, in order to Alleviate them...

=> Thus, inter alia, f.ex., we learned also that, in addition to a Lady usualy met in the CoE, and Friend of "Charlie Hebdo"'s Chief Editor, Gerard Biard, who suddenly found a Closed Door at Strasbourg's "Opera du Rhin", when she went to Park her Car ; and to anOther, Old Dignified Lady with White Hair, who, reportedly, also Found a Closed Door when she Arrived just a Few Minutes Later than the Precise Hour indicated for the Beginning of that Event; it's even a Journalist for European Issues, who was Curiously Hindered to Enter Inside to do his Duty, under the Hollow Pretext that he came just 10 or 20 Minutes Later than scheduled, Because he was Handicaped, Obliged to Walk painfuly Slow, and Exhausted, with 2 Crutches !

- He kindly Implored to be let in, to accomplish his Duty, at such an Exceptional Event, concerning Survivors of ISIS Islamist Brutal Terrorism and Press Freedom, with obvious particular Importance for Human Rights, Accepting Even to Stand all the Time, withOut taking Any Seat, if necessary, But this didN't move at all those strange impassible Guards, who, apparently, didn't give a damn, (if not, even, might Dislike to eventually have a larger Press impact for "Charlie Hebdo"s Controversial Criticism : Comp. Supra).

+ Moreover, Instead of Helping to Find any Practical, Human and Efficient Solution, on the Contrary, those Idle, Lazy "Guards", placed Behind Metallic Bars, Started to tell Gros LIES :

 

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- F.ex., to a Demand to Contact Anyone among the Organizers, they Replied Negatively, by Claiming that "the Doors have Closed, and we can't even Speak to anyone inside" !. But, Shortly, it was Found out that, in fact, ... All the Front Doors were, totaly ...OPEN, so that Many People could Come and Go, as they wished !

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- Moreover, they also Claimed that "there wasN't, No more, Any Place available Inside", while, on the Contrary, All the People who, Meanwhile, Got Out of that Building, revealed that there were Empty Places, particularly at the 1st Floor, where even Photos and Videos, Later-on, Showed, indeed, a lot of Empty Spaces...

- When the unfortunate Journalist Insisted to Contact and Speak to someone from the Organizing Team, Later-on, they Called an Unknown Guy (who looked, in fact, just as anOther Guard, Similar to them), WihOut letting exchange Not even 1 Word with him, They told him something in Secret, and, when, Afterwards, he Returned Back, They Announced that "the Reply was "No !"", withOut ever letting the Journalist Speak to Any Organizer, Not even for 1 Second !

    All this occurs in Front of a Long and Large Metallic Structure, placed Far Away from the "Opera of Rhine"'s Building, in Front of its Main Door, UpStairs, But Down in a Nearby Square, at a Distance of for More than 100 Meters.

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+ At anOther Side of that Huge Metallic Plexus, (composed by the Addition of Many 1-2 Meters-long Metal Barriers, Linked Together), are anOther 4 or 5 "Local Policemen" of the Municipality of Strasbourg, from whom, the Journalist Recognizes, quite well, at least the Physionomy of 2 of them, with whom he has apparently met (and probably Spoken in the Past) several Times :

=> In Despair, as Time goes by, slyly Destroyed by such an UnPrecedented and UnWarned Obstacle, he Tries to, at least, Speak to one of them, who looks the most Familiar, appeas to be Heading that Group, and has Now Approached very Near. Those Local Policemen seem to have Nothing to do, with a Lot of Time to lose, since they have been doing Nothing else, than merely Standing By, Idle, and Chatting between them, All the time...

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But, Suddenly, when that Journalist starts Speaking to them, they Radicaly Change Attitude : They Stop Advancing towards him, Turn Around, and Rapidly Run Away, Ostensibly Refusing the Slightest Contact, withOut saying anything to him ! Once they arrived Far Away, then, they Turn, Look at him from a Distance, and Start to ...Laugh, with Obvious Irony and Contempt, Mocking, in a Blatantly Pejorative manner, as if they had nothing else to do than, Instead of trying to provide the Slightest Help, on the Contrary, Cowardly attempt to Ridiculize that poor Handicaped Journalist, Ostensibly Laughing at him, apparently Glad that he had been Excluded !-


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Scandalously, one of them is even Paid, by a Public Service, in order to Mainly Help "Old" and/or "Handicaped" People ! But, Instead of that, he Ostensibly Refuses even to Speak to the Exhausted Old and Handicaped Journalist, Desperately Waiting for Hours standing in Crutches, but, on the Contrary, Laughs at him Pejoratively, apparently Slanders him slyly, behind the back, (speaking in Preference with those who Grossly Insulted and/or Threatened him, just Minutes ago), and Plays a Leading Role in attempts to Impose even More Metallic Barriers, Hindering him even to Meet various Friends and other Aquaintances, when they Start Leaving the Opera (See Infra) ... 

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(The 2 Agents with the Worse Behavior, Stick Together...)

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From that moment, Masks Fall Down, and everything Worsens in their already Negative Attitude, and that of the Private Guards (Comp. Supra) : Now they Start to Openly attempt to Sadically Humiliate the Handicaped Journalist, still Desperately Standing on his 2 Crutches, Exhausted, Ridiculize their Victim, Slander him to anyone passing by, from a Distance, i.e. practically Slyly, like Cowards, Behind his Back ; Even unwarranted gross Insults emerge, Shamelessly launched at the Face of their Victim, slightly Veiled Threats are Added, and their overall MisBehavior becomes Surprizinly Hostile, Brutal, and stupidly Cruel...

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F.ex., among others, Obviously Afraid when the Journalist Starts to Speak, at least, to the People who are Leaving, Now, the "Opera"'s Building, just after the End of the "Charlie Hebdo" Event, Denouncing to some acquaintances what had really Happened, how he was Treated, (Obliged to Stand vainly Waiting, Outside until in a Cold Late Afternoon/Evening in the Dark, with Pains at his Wounded Knees and 2 Crutches for Handicaped People, Together with his Poor Wife, and Totaly Hindered to Contact Anyone usefule, During a More than 2 or 3 Hours-long Time and Human Energy Waste !), Suddenly, they Displace even More Heavy Metallic Barriers, and Brutaly ...Block any Access to the People who are going out of the Opera, towards the Main Square, where the unfortunate Journalist was obliged to wait standing up all this time, Separating them by Force, and Obliging them to make a Long U-Turn, amidst Displaced Metallic Barriers, before being able to go out of that Mess, and Turn towards Down-Town Strasbourg's Center, from anOther, Far Away path ! Obviously, all that Suddenly Provoked Distance being incredibly Long, for More than 1 or even 2 Hundred Meters Further Away, since they Oblige to walk around many Metallic Barriers, is Abused as a Total Hindrance to Contact Anyone, Even Outside of the Opera, (since the Exhausted Handicaped Journalist with Crutches and Pains at his Wounded Feet, naturaly, canNot walk on Time) !

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( Even Various Other People, including Passers by, Face Problems with those Barriers)...

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For thut purpose, those Same Guards even come to Brutaly Push their Handicaped Victim Further Away, with Gross Insults (sic !), and Throwing more Metal Barriers exactly there where he was Standing with his Painful Feet, all this time...

In a Tragic-Commedy style, pushed "ad Absurdum", as far as until the Evening, even After the City's Workers, at last, come to Take Away all those useless and cumbersome Mettalic Barriers, suddenly Striped from anything that might Hide them, Nevertheless, those Curiously Over-Zealed Guards, chose to Still Stay to Block the Strasbourg "Opera"'s Entrance, Scandalously Insisting to Hinder even Longer the unfortunate Journalist from simply Contacting Anyone from all those who were Responsible for the Organisation of that Exceptional Event, by forming a Discriminating Barrier !

However, in fact, they Never had Anything to Worry about their Victim, under Any Hollow, Hypocritical Pretext of Pseudo-"Security" : Most of them (Comp. Supra), already Knew that he was, indeed, a Long-Time Journalist, and this was Also Obvious by several EU/COE/G7 Press Cards pending at his chest; he clearly looked as a European, well known in Strasbourg (including those Local Policemen of the Municipality : Comp. Supra) for being a practicing Christian during Many Years, (etc), and his whole Profile of a notoriously Handicaped and Aged person, with the Crutches and his (also Exhausted) Wife, etc., certainly could Not raise any legitimate Suspicion to eventually be Mistaken for a ...fervent adept of Dangerous Islamist Extremism, Hidding Knives, Machine-Guns, or Bombs, and send by ISIS...

+ SIgnificantly, Contrary to those Thuggish, Mafia-like pseudo-"Guards" or those Idle/Lazy and curiously Negative (perhaps Corrupted) Local Pseudo-"Policemen" (Comp. Supra), the Real, National Police of France, (all Armed, many with Heavy Machine-Guns, etc), omni-Present Around such an Event, and/or their more Discreet Collegues of the various National Security Services, that anybody vaguely Felt circulating around, were, Today, Always Correct and Serious, Focused on their Duties, sometimes even Kind and Friendly, withOut provoking Any Negative Incident, and Did not Hinder Any Legitimate Move, (while, Nevertheless, being really Omni-Present, Visibly or Discreetly, as well as Fast-Moving, Many Times, In and Out Strasbourg's Opera, withOut any problem whatever, but Respecting elementary Human Dignity) !

The Last, curiously Negative "Intermediary", was an UnKnown so-called "Moderator" in Today's Event, who gave Fake Mis-Information to that Handicaped Journalist and his Wife, Falsely Claiming that All the "Charlie Hebdo"s Team would have "Immediately" Left Strasbourg for Paris, just After that "Opera" Event,

while, on the Contrary, a Collegue Journalist from Paris, Rightfully Informed them that "Charlie Hebdo"'s Group should Now, normaly, go to a Reception at the adjacent City Hall, located Nearby, and this was, Indeed, Confirmed Both by Eye Witnesses, and on the spot City's Agents, as well as a Key Official among the 2019 WFD Organizers (former Long-Time, Experienced Journalist,) unfortunately Too Late...

- As for the poor, Polite Agents of Strasbourg's National "Opera of the Rhine", met only Afterwards by that unfortunate Handicaped Journalist, behaving very Kindly and Seriously, Astonished and Shocked by what had Happened, explained that, in Addition to all those Obstacles to Meet or otherwise Communicate with the People, they had Also Faced the Exceptional and Strange Problem to have (as they Complained), "up to 6 Different Interlocutors" for the Organisation of that Event, "who were just Coming Here to Give us various Instructions, one after the other, withOut even Knowing really, most of the times, Who they Were !"... (sic).

- "Eurofora", Investigating Later that Exceptional Incident, Found, inter alia, also that, because of just another Measure of Precaution, for alleged "Security" Issues, indeed, at least, Some among the interested People, (but Not All), had been, reportedly, Informed, (by Last-Minute E-Mails, etc), that, in fact, the precise Hour Scheduled for Starting to Enter inside Strasbourg's "Opera" Building for that Unique "Charlie Hebdo" Team Event, was Changed, by being Advanced from 13.30 to 12.30, (i.e. 1 whole Hour Earlier !), as an Experienced, Long-Time former Collegue Journalist, Nowadays Author and one of the Co-Organisers of this 2019 WFD, told us this Evening. However, his Wife reportedly managed to enter inside "just 5 Minutes before the Initial Time Deadline Expires", i.e. around 14.25, he Claimed.

    On the Contrary, when Other People, (including, mainly, the above-mentioned Handicaped European Journalist, with Crutches, and his Wife), were hindered (for Various Reasons) to Arrive Exactly Before 14.30, But came, f.ex., just 10, or 20 Minutes Later, (for that More than 3 Hours-Long Public Event, due to Conclude around 17.30 or 18 h.), they were Blocked, under some so-called unknown "Security" Pretexts.

    But, Even then, it's Not at all Clear Why it wasN't Feasible to, at least, Allow some well-Controlled Individual Entries, Whenever technically Possible, (as it's almost Always done in Various Other EU/COE/UN Public Meetings, and/or in Theaters/Cinemas/Operas, etc., f.ex. at the Moment of an "Entre-Acte", or Between the 3 "Round-Tables" organized in this "Charlie Hebdo" Event), particularly in Certain Exceptionally Justified cases, (as, f.ex., in that Short Delay of a Handicaped European Journalist, etc), and, a fortiori, as long as there were Still Available on the spot, several "Guards" and "Municipal Policemen", adequate Installations and Space for Controls, Ready to be Used at any moment in Front of the Main Entrance, without Any visible Technical Problem at all, as "Eurofora" Verified (See relevant Photo), etc...

    Most of All, at Any Case, a Natural short Delay of just a Few Minutes, for a seriously motor Handicaped Journalist notoriously Publishing European News for Many Years, does Not give Any Excuse, to anyone involved, for eventually ill-Treating him with such a blatantly Un-Friendly and even Openly Hostile manners, multiple Lies, Humiliations, Insults, Threats, Discriminations, Brutal Hindrance even to Speak to Friends and other Acquaintances, at least, when they were Leaving out of "Opera"s Building, etc, (Comp. Many Facts cited Supra) !

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+ >>> But, a Legitimate Question is also Raised, whether, in fact,  all those, Surprising, AbNormal and Scandalous Problems, Exceptionaly Faced Today by that poor Handicaped Journalist, perhaps, Were Due Also to the Fact that some Controversial Lobbies, Nowadays, are reportedly Ploting to go as far as to even ...stage a Hostile Demonstration ..."Against <<Charlie Hebdo>>" Later this November 2019, Accusing even the Wounded Survivors of ISIS' Bloody Terrorist Attacks against Civilians, which Murdered 9 of its Best Journalists, and 3 Other Innocent People who were Working with them, (including 2 of Arab Origins), to be ... "Islamo-Phobic" (sic !), "in order to Muzzle them", as f.ex., inter alia, also Mainstream French Newspaper "Figaro" Denounces (Partly UPDATED) ?

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- May be. At least, Obviously, given all the above-mentioned Facts, (Comp. Supra), it naturally can Not be Excluded, a priori...

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>>> However, "Eurofora", Interviewing Today Various Other People who were Inside Strasbourg's "Opera" Building, we didn't Find but Only 2 apparently Dissatisfied Individuals, while, on the Contrary, a Large Majority said that they were Interested and Satisfied from what "Charlie Hebdo"'s Critical Journalists' Team was still doing :

- Moreover, those 2 allegedly Dissatisfied Young Ladies, Claimed Only that "there were Not Enough Women" on the Podium, as the First one Told us, (in Fact : 3 Women on Today's Podium, including 2 Journalists and a "Femen" : See Infra), and/or that, on the Contrary, "there were Too Much naked Women in some Cartoons", as the Second told us..., (reserving, However, for anOther Moment, to give us any elementary Proof of such a Claim, which we were unable to confirm this time).

Facts Checked, Indeed, there was a Pretty Blond Ukranian "Femen" at "Charlie Hebdo"'s Podium, (in the 2nd Round-Table), But she was, Exceptionaly, so ...Buttoned up to her Neck, that Nothing (not even 1 cm !) wasn't Today Revealed from her Body !

On the Contrary, eventualy "Jealous", French Brown Haired, Female Cartoonist of "Charlie Hebdo", the Charming "Coco", (who has just Publishd even a Book inspired from the World-Famous, Ancient Greek Philosopher "Platon's Banquet"), immediately Exploited that Opportunity in order to Draft a Fresh Satirical Cartoon, picturing that "Femen" Announce that, Exceptionaly, she will "Not Show" her "Breasts", Today.

=> Spontaneously Reacting to that "Femen"'s Unusual Announcement, 3 Male People from the Audience, are Pictured in that "Coco's" Satirical Cartoon, Giving a Signal to each-other, with a Disapointed: -"Let's Go" (Out) call...

>>> However, that Strange "Femen", UnExpectedly made a Serious, Politicaly "sexy" Observation, when she explained, that, since being a Kid, she always was  "Afraid of the Silence", particularly "When a Crime has been Committed", But Glad When someone "Succeeds to Break that Silence !" (An Obvious Hint to Press Freedom).

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 - "Even if I don't Always agree with what "Charlie Hebdo"'s Journalists do, However, I am very Happy that they can Continue to Work and Publish !", stressed to "Eurofora" an Experienced former Long-Time Scientist at Strasbourg's University, where used to work also his Wife, Now Accompagning him, (with their Hands Full of 2 Books and 1 Exceptional Edition, just Bought from their "Charlie Hebdo" Authors, during a Long Concluding Session for "Dedication" Signing).

+ He also expressed his "Dismay", however, for the "UnAcceptable" way that the above-mentioned Handicaped European Journalist was "ill-Treated", during 2 or 3 Hours, Out of the "Opera"s Building, as hespontaneously told "Eurofora".

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+ More Surprizing, a sympathetic Young Couple, from the Nearby Beautiful Alsace Mountainous River of "Bruche", told "Eurofora" that they had Discovered "Charlie Hebdo", and Started to become "Subscribers" to that Newspaper, Only After the 2015 Deadly Islamist Terrorist Attack, but Found it Really Interesting, so that they Continued, also Now on 2019, their regular subscription, for an UnExpected Reason :

- "In addition to the Astonishing Courage" of "Charlie Hebdo"'s Journalists, "We find Even More Interesting to Read the Texts, that they are Writting, than to simply watch their (Famous) Cartoons !", the Man revealed to "Eurofora"...

+ Such a New Fact, Timely Coincides with the Satirical Review's Decision to Start, Recently, Publishing also at an Internet WebSite, (particularly after Complaining that, out of 3 € spend by a Reader to buy a Hard Paper Copy, 1,3 € go to a Syndicated Network of Press Transporters and Buralists, while Only 1,7 € go to the Authors, for all their Expenses and Salaries, in Addition to their Costly "Security" Budget, that "Charlie Hebdo" is Obliged to pay since the 2015 Islamist Terrorist Murders : Comp. Supra).

Meanwhile, significantly, his Wife, had Spontaneously Run, Deep inside the "Opera", to Try to Help that Handicaped European Journalist to Meet, at least, with some "Charly Hebdo"'s Journalists, after Feeling Revolted when she learned from Other Eyewitnesses, the obnoxious ill-treatment that he had to face by a band of abusive, idle lackeys, Standing Outside for Hours, (Comp. Facts Supra)...

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>>> - "It's a Real Message for Liberty !", strongly praised the Experienced, former MP, and currently Candidate of the Mainstream Center-Right, ChristianDemocrat/EPP "Republican" Party in the forthcoming 2020 Election of Strasbourg's New Mayor, Jean-Phlippe Mauer, speaking to "Eurofora".

+ Moreover, this comes "with some Brave Persons very Seriously Committed", Mauer added, pointing at "Charlie Hebdo"s Critical Journalists, currently Headed by a Survivor of ISIS' Bloody Islamist Terrorist Attacks of 2015.

=> Thus, "I Found it largely Stimulating, and encouraging !", Jean-Philippe Maurer Concluded, speaking of that Exceptional 2019 Event of the "World Forum for Democracy" in Strasbourg, whose General Focus, currently is, precisely, on "Democracy" and various "Risks" concerning Nowadays "Information", (See, f.ex.: ..., etc).

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+ As for the Atypical "Green" Party Leadership's Member, the Sympathetic Marie-Dominique Dreyssé, that "Eurofora"'s co-founder knows since a long time, when her eyes crossed ours, Unfortunately, she was Blocked Behind a ...Triple Series of Metallic Barriers, Struggling to Liberate her eternal Bicycle, (to which she remains stil Faithfull), so that Any Direct and Free Communication had been rendered, then, practically Impossible, by the above-mentioned, Curiously DisPropotionate Pseudo-"Security" Pretexts to Hinder Contacts even between Friendly People, (Comp. Supra)...

=> Let's Hope that "Charlie Hebdo"'s collegues Critical Journalists, will, finally, Succeed to Find a practical and serious Way for Real Security/Safety, as well as for Real Press Freedom, in the foreseable Future.

(Inter alia, also French Presient Macron, hadn't said something of that kind, Recently, at the COE ? - Comp.: .., etc).

 - "Impossible n'est pas Francais !", Popular Wisdom Traditionaly says.

+ At any case, Nobody should ever UnderEstimate the French and Other People's in the World, Determination to Protect at least an Elementary Press Freedom, as, inter alia, revealed also those Giant Popular Demonstrations of 11 January 2015 in Reaction to the "Charlie Hebdo" Massacre, in several Countries accross Europe and the rest of the Globe, (See, among others, also : http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/elyseepresscounsellorondemonstrationagainstislamicterrorists.html , etc). And it would certainly be an Error, for some, to eventualy dream to bypass them nowadays, on an Opposite Direction, i.e. under any hollow Pretext Against Press Freedom, (Comp. Supra)...

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CoE in Strasbourg, had been at the Forefront in the Struggle for Freedom of Expression, particularly of Critical Journalists, then, as also former Secretary General Jagland's Statements to "Eurofora" had shown, already as early as since 9 January 2015, (i.e. just 2 Days after ISIS' Massacre : See http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/coechiefprotectjournalistsandruleoflaw.html).

 

 

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    UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brownn's promise to French President Sarkozy that Great Britain will proceed to Lisbon Treaty's ratification was certainly fuelled further by MEPs' warning, meanwhile in Strasbourg, that all Enlargement stops until EU can have efficient Institutions for more than 27 member Countries.    

    EU Parliament's President, German MEP Hans Gert Poettering, formally announced this position, after consulting all Political Groups' Chairmen, Monday in Strasbourg, and most MEPs made the point crystal clear during Plenary Debates on Wednesday.   

     Thus, from Thursday, UK's House of Commons, at Westminster, gave its "Green Light" to Lisbon Treaty's ratification, which was completed later-on, after ovecoming some last minute attempts to block the process.

    - In only 3 other Member Countries we feel some "hesitations" : Poland, Czech Republic and Cyprus", said, meanwhile, EU Chairman-in-office, Slovenian Foreign Minister, Dr. Dimitri Ruppel, speaking to EU Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee in Strasbourg, However, "I didn't hear any explicit refusal", he carefully added.

    Rupel's fears were later bellied in Cyprus' case, where a wide majority of political parties confirmed their support to the EU Treaty, but fears were confirmed in Poland's case, while Czechs said they waited for their Constitutional Court to pronounce itself.

    A paradox is that the Polish President Lech Kaczynski, who reportedly expressed concerns about Lisbon Treaty, had personally signed himself its blueprint, while, on the contrary, Cyprus' new President, Christofias, despite its own party's opposal, declared that he'll respect the signature of his precedessor, former President Tassos Papadopoulos, in favor of EU Treaty.

    But, "all that noise is a misinterpretations by some Western Media : Poland will ratify the EU Treaty, and even earlier than some other Member Countries", declared to "EuroFora", in a surprisingly optimistic tone, the Polish Chairman of EU Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, Jacek Saryuswolski...

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