France Declares Permanent Police State Until War on Islamic Fascist are Destroyed
via IW: French Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared on the sidelines of the Davos globalist confab last week his country’s state of emergency—in other words the imposition of a police state—will last until the “total and global war” against the Islamic State is completed.
Additionally, French president, François Hollande, has told senior figures that an extension of the measures is probable.
“In Africa, in the Middle East, in Asia we must eradicate, eliminate Daesh, it is a total and global war that we face with terrorism,” Valls said. “We will have to live for decades or for many years with this menace or this threat and that’s why it’s a war. There are many generations that will have to live with this and the crisis will have to be managed in north Africa and the Middle East.”
Following the attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015 the French government rapidly declared a state of emergency. Heavily armed and militarized SWAT cops filled the streets and police conducted over 2,500 raids and arrested hundreds of people.
“A decree similar to the USA Patriot Act was hastily put together to allow searches in all buildings and private residences, and the preemptive arrest, without probable cause, of any individual deemed by French authorities to be suspect or dangerous. The notion of dangerous is, of course, vague and elastic and could potentially apply to anyone, including political dissidents,” writes Gilbert Mercier.
The French constitution, drafted during the nation’s war in its former colony of Algeria, allows for “pouvoirs exceptionnels,” extraordinary powers in exceptional cases.
While French citizens initially supported the state of emergency, many are now having second thoughts.
On Sunday the AFP reported “a sense of creeping unease over civil liberties has turned to outright opposition in many quarters as French President Francois Hollande indicated this week he would seek to renew the measure for another three months.”
The French Human Rights League (LDH) and many others have questioned the decision to extend the decree. “The political trap of a state of emergency is closing on the government (because) there will always be a good reason to keep” it in place, said LDH lawyer Patrice Spinozi.
“As if in a slow-motion coup d’état, the ruling elite is moving to transform political life in France, creating an authoritarian regime,” write Stéphane
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