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The new terror attack in Nice - why now?

by system failure

Just when the state of national emergency was about to end for France at the end of July, Hollande announced a three-month extension following the Bastille Day attacks in Nice.

The decision was taken almost immediately, but what's even most impressive, is that the French government instantly recognized this new tragedy as a terrorist attack, without waiting for Daesh or other extremist organization to take responsibility. Did they had information about the attack? And if they did, why they failed to prevent it?

In any case, the extension of the state of emergency for another three-months comes right when Hollande it needed. The football European championship party was over and there was nothing to distract attention from the anti-labor bill that he wants desperately to pass.

As described previously: “Using the pretext of the Islamic terrorism the French government tries to deal with the ongoing protests against the labor "reform", as neither Euro 2016 managed to reduce the tension of these massive protests. The French government tries to downgrade systematically the protests under the pretext of terrorism, in order to disorientate public opinion. The massive protests continue to take place in France with thousands participating, who are determined not to let the anti-labor bill to be voted. [...] While the French media are playing the game of terrorism, trying to spread the fear and reduce the resistance of the workers, the PM François Hollande is determined to crush the unions and the workers by escalating the police violence.

Now that the 'bread and circuses' football European championship of 2016 is over, the French government had to face two problems: First, there was nothing to distract public opinion from the ongoing battle in the streets of France between the unions and the suppression forces on the occasion of the anti-labor law. Second, as the state of emergency was expiring, Hollande had to come “face-to-face” with thousands of people in the streets.

Recall that “on the occasion of the COP21 climate change summit, which by coincidence(?) took place in Paris, less than a month from the terror attacks, the French authorities proceeded in unprecedented security measures, including activists who had nothing to do with terrorism!

Therefore, by the time that the new three-month state of emergency period expire, Hollande probably hopes that he can prevail over the unions through further suppression. Moreover, the new brutal attack in Nice can be used to divide the French people. While until now the protesters had the support of the French public opinion, the tired and frightened citizens who will request 'peace and order', may eventually turn against the protesters.

Hollande got an extra period of three months to crush the unions, for the purpose of delivering a broken labor-rights framework to the next French presidency in 2017, as the lobby-occupied EU ordered. What will happen if the unions manage to resist and stay in the streets by the end of this period? You can only guess ...

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