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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Nicolas Sarkozy arrested

Sacre bleu! I have been expecting more than a few high-level arrests to take place as a result of the Draining of the Swamp, but I was not expecting one of them to be a President of the Fifth Republic!
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody on Tuesday as part of an investigation that he received millions of euros in illegal financing from the regime of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

A judicial source with direct knowledge of the case told The Associated Press that Sarkozy was being held at the Nanterre police station, west of Paris. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

Sarkozy and his former chief of staff have denied wrongdoing in the case, which involves funding for his winning 2007 presidential campaign.

Though an investigation has been underway since 2013, the case gained traction some three years later when French-Lebanese businessman Ziad Takieddine told the online investigative site, Mediapart, that he delivered suitcases from Libya containing 5 million euros ($6.2 million) in cash to Sarkozy and his former chief of staff Claude Gueant.

A lawyer for Sarkozy did not immediately respond to a message from the AP seeking comments. Investigators are examining claims that Gadhafi’s regime secretly gave Sarkozy 50 million euros overall for the 2007 campaign.
Now, it is possible that this has nothing at all to do with Trump's swamp-draining. But considering all the shady connections between Clinton, Obama, Libya, Gadhafi, and the death of the US Ambassador to Libya, I tend to doubt it.

Macron is certainly proving to be a more interesting, and potentially more independent, character than I expected him to be.

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49 Comments:

Blogger SteelPalm March 20, 2018 8:14 AM  

I have quite a different interpretation of the matter. France's own version of the Deep State saw an opportunity to nab a major "right-wing" figure and wound the perception of that side, and they took it. It's a major scalp for Macron and the rest of his EU-loving globalists.

Yes yes, Sarkozy was a cuck (or traitor) globalist just like GW Bush and Romney were. All the same, he was either an enemy or had out-lived his usefulness, and here was an opportunity to disgrace him, and by extension, much of what is considered the right-wing in France.

Think, for instance, how the Fake News media in the US savaged McCain despite his treachery to everything right-wing for years after the election. And consider whether the Democrats would have taken an opportunity to jail GW Bush in 2012 if there was the right opening for it.

Blogger Ukraine Trump March 20, 2018 8:23 AM  

This is the same guy making it as hard as possible for Marine Le Pen to gain financing domestically and then investigating her for seeking financing from Russia.

Blogger Nate March 20, 2018 8:25 AM  

we often make the mistake of thinking everyone on the left is weak and cowardly... because stereotype.

Joe Stalin would remind us that reality is quite different.

Macron may have some steel in him.


Blogger Stilicho March 20, 2018 8:32 AM  

Didn't Hillary tell him that you are supposed to funnel the money to your private "charitable foundation"? Suitcases of cash? How very pedestrian and... continental of him.

Somewhere, Straus-Kahn is still screaming "bitch set me up!"

Blogger Meanoldbasterd March 20, 2018 8:33 AM  

Weak and cowardly does not rule out viciousness and cunning

Blogger Looking Glass March 20, 2018 8:43 AM  

Weirdly, Sarkozy was a big pusher of removing Gadhafi. A lot of things that make you go, "hmm...".

Blogger Looking Glass March 20, 2018 8:46 AM  

@1 SteelPalm

Neither of the two major parties made it to the run-off for the French Presidential Election last year. While my understanding of the dynamics of French politics is limited, that's got to be a major issue, and it also means that some major realignment is underway in France.


@4 Stilicho

Wasn't even the Woman. He went down to a design PsyOps.

Also, it's Canadian Charitable Foundation. Gotta be able to launder the money properly.

Anonymous Anonymous March 20, 2018 8:49 AM  

The Good General didn't get much return on that investment. Poor chap.

Blogger VD March 20, 2018 8:52 AM  

I have quite a different interpretation of the matter. France's own version of the Deep State saw an opportunity to nab a major "right-wing" figure and wound the perception of that side, and they took it. It's a major scalp for Macron and the rest of his EU-loving globalists.

That would be even better. What could make it more clear to the cucks that their choices are Alt-Right or destruction?

Blogger Nate March 20, 2018 8:59 AM  

"What could make it more clear to the cucks that their choices are Alt-Right or destruction?"

well yeah but if nobel destruction wasn't a favorite end game of theirs they wouldn't be cucks.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan March 20, 2018 9:06 AM  

Poor Sarkozy a proponent of leftist eugenics, no discernment in mating except for the cloud people.

Blogger tuberman March 20, 2018 9:15 AM  

Macron is interesting because of earlier dealings with PDJT being surprising, and not just this.

Blogger Salt March 20, 2018 9:17 AM  

Nate wrote:well yeah but if nobel destruction wasn't a favorite end game of theirs they wouldn't be cucks.

Virtuous in prison. Indeed.

Blogger Demonic Professor El March 20, 2018 9:30 AM  

Macron is more interesting than it seemed, and certainly more interesting than the MSM and SJW media celebrated last year. He has put French soldiers on the borders and limited immigration by land as well as ordered French troops on the Libyan borders to "regulate" migrants. Macron has also, apparently, threatened Erdogan and Turkey.

I thought it odd that the Left celebrated Macron's win last year. His politics, in my understanding, were akin to Rand Paul in the US - more libertarian than Leftist. He has been critical of the EU as well and, from my understanding, the main reason he didn't want to do a Frexit *right now* was because of the economics of it. Plus, he seems to get along with the GE.

He could be more interesting indeed.

Also - arresting Sarkozy? Good. He was about as "right wing" as GHW or GH Bush. As someone here said already, it'd be like arresting John McCain or GW Bush.

Blogger MendoScot March 20, 2018 9:41 AM  

Related: the Count Dankula verdict is being livestreamed by Tommy Robinson.

Nothing going yet, but it is due...

Blogger Rory March 20, 2018 9:43 AM  

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Blogger Rory March 20, 2018 9:45 AM  

@15 - Yeah, came here to comment about that. Fucking joke country. He's been found guilty; awaiting verdict.

Blogger tuberman March 20, 2018 9:48 AM  

Yes, Keeping an eye on Tommy Robinson too. This guy is so very mild, and look what they've done to him.

Blogger Ingot9455 March 20, 2018 10:04 AM  

The way I'd heard it, France was the big beneficiary of Gadhafi's special Libyan brand of light, sweet crude. But he started jacking up the price and so Sarkozy and the Clintons thought, "Eh, let's just topple him over and put in someone more to our liking. Super-easy. Hardly an inconvenience."

And cue the general crapshow.

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales March 20, 2018 10:09 AM  

"Joe Stalin would remind us that reality is quite different."

Shit, if accounts him fucking wailing after Hitler beat him to the double cross are true, that actually goes against your point.

Blogger MendoScot March 20, 2018 10:11 AM  

Count Dankula found guilty under the Communications Act for "being grossly offensive".

Two titbits...

3 million views of his YouTube video produced zero complaints. The decision to prosecute was made by the police's Hate Crimes Unit.

The HCU leaked news of his arrest before he was arrested. In consequence he was tarred as a Nazi in the public domain before he had a chance to point out that he was a communist.

Blogger Looking Glass March 20, 2018 10:11 AM  

@19 Ingot9455

Was UK & France that pushed Obama into the Regime Change stuff with Libya. Most of the "uprising" was probably MI6's work anyway.


@18 tuberman

Framing. He is mild. That's why he's dangerous.

Blogger Mandos March 20, 2018 10:15 AM  

I dearly wish I could support your analysis. Unfortunately, I can say with a high degree of certainty that it is the expected result of a longstanding hit job of the French Left against Sarkozy. As you know he too was a very divisive figure - although unlike Trump, his actions mark him as a cuck. But he was the most hated man on the left for almost a decade and a number of people have sworn revenge against him. French Left-wing "independent" media like Mediapart have been hunting him around the Libya connections for years, with undeclared political support from major figures of the French establishment and most likely from inside the French state apparatus as well.

Now, with all the related happenings lately I cannot entirely rule out a link with the current swamp-draining operations. Nor will I mourn his fate as he literally betrayed and crippled the Right in France. But it has to be clear that the motivations of all the people who have worked hard for years to make it happen have nothing to do with a desire to drain the swamp.

What Macron has for him is that he is more clever than leaders like May or Merkel, his understanding of his time is superior, so he is much better as managing optics and expectations on both sides. But taking tough, unpopular decisions is another matter that he has yet to be actually confronted to. And on this, my expectations are low.

Anonymous Anonymous March 20, 2018 10:19 AM  

I find the notion that Macron has in short order gone from being an elite Rothschild insider to an independent swamp-draining reformer.... ludicrous.

I would love to be proven wrong, however.

Blogger Looking Glass March 20, 2018 10:25 AM  

@24 Rusty

The man also referenced himself with the Roman god Jupiter. He might be part fruit-cake as well. At some level, no one really knows.

Blogger VD March 20, 2018 10:28 AM  

But it has to be clear that the motivations of all the people who have worked hard for years to make it happen have nothing to do with a desire to drain the swamp.

No, it doesn't. We all know that. And we don't even know that Macron has anything to do with this yet. We know very little, except that the fact that this is unrelated to what is going on behind the scenes around the world is possible, but unlikely.

You all need to stop thinking in binary terms. There are literally dozens of factions. And no one ever gets anywhere without making allies of those with very different perspectives.

Blogger VD March 20, 2018 10:30 AM  

I find the notion that Macron has in short order gone from being an elite Rothschild insider to an independent swamp-draining reformer.... ludicrous.

That notion has not been suggested. But the globalists are very far from being monolithic. Would it really be surprising if some of the lower-ranking ones see some benefit in cooperating occasionally with the nationalists in order to increase their own status at their superiors' expense?

Blogger Feurfeur March 20, 2018 10:39 AM  

French here. Keep in mind that French politics are heavily skewed to the left compared to the US.
Macron dealt a major blow to the two main French political parties (Socialist Party and Republican Party) with his election. All the same, many people think that Macron is the creature of previous president François Hollande. He saw that there was no way he could be reelected and pushed Macron forward instead.

Macron launched his own party and stole most of the forces of the two main parties. Basically, all the French centrists joined him and his party has now among its main figures people who were previously "adversaries". He's still hard to read though and doesn't seem to be a typical French leftist (cf. some of his comments/acts about immigration and his choice for Ministry of Education).

As for Sarkozy, I agree with commenter #1. Macron is not to be considered an ally of the right. Sarkozy may be a traitor, but he's considered a "hard-right" figure in France... leftists hate hate hate Sarkozy and have been dreaming of putting him in jail for years.

Blogger Looking Glass March 20, 2018 10:41 AM  

@27 VD

While there are vast, networked conspiracies of control, it's always easy for people to forget that the mid-level players might have designs on being at the top. Generally over the corpses of those above them. Be a shame if we helped that along.

Blogger tuberman March 20, 2018 10:41 AM  

We have seen evidence in the past that Macron is tech savvy to a degree, and he wants France to be more STEM competent, and that alone would keep him from being completely in line with EU intent.

Blogger Josh (the sexiest thing here) March 20, 2018 10:42 AM  

Vox: "this is interesting"

Commenters: "HOW DARE YOU SAY _____!!! (something Vox obviously did not say)"

Blogger Crew March 20, 2018 10:47 AM  

OT:

When they say a failure of globalism they mean the right version of it, like the right version of socialism, has not been discovered and tried!

Oh, and they repeat the usual stuff about Russians interfering in the election. This time the Russian presidential election.

https://archive.fo/UKLjC

Blogger Peaceful Poster March 20, 2018 10:49 AM  

@18 - Yes, Keeping an eye on Tommy Robinson too. This guy is so very mild, and look what they've done to him.

Not sure mild is the right word. He's a fighter, literally. He usually comes out on top despite being outnumbered.

But I know what you mean. For a guy who seems so brave on the surface, he is very afraid of being called a racist. Heaven forbid.

Blogger Demonic Professor El March 20, 2018 10:50 AM  

@28 Feurfeur

Thank you for the insights into Sarkozy and Macron.

@24 Rusty

True, but look at Trump - feared to be an "insider" and "one of the elite."

Macron was a "socialist" in his youth and worked for major banks and regulators. He may not be nearly as good as Le Pen, but he's leaps better than Hollande. And an apostate is unpredictable. I'm not optimistic on Macron, but he is far more interesting than previously thought.

I think it's interesting that the hate of symbolically "hard right" figures like Sarkozy (and in the US, GW Bush) shows the fairly limited cognitive abilities of the Left overall. Sarkozy was "hard right" only in his speech, but his actions were fairly internationalist Left.

I also noted the irony in the US of the Left celebrating Macron's win - they were celebrating the French analogy to Rand Paul (not exact, I know, but it is France vs. US politics).

Blogger tuberman March 20, 2018 11:00 AM  

33. Peaceful Poster

By stressing he is not a racist, he can stress the fact that Islam is a POLITICAL IDEOLOGY, and not a race, not even a real religion. He cannot do everything. One has to pick what one thinks is the most effective communication. Brevik, as an example, communicated his thoughts to the elite, in an entirely different way. The Elites are the real problem, but are the Brits ready to throw off their still cherished lords and royals? Perhaps soon!

Blogger Hammerli280 March 20, 2018 11:01 AM  

This opens up an interesting line of investigation. Was the effort to overthrow Gadaffi a hit job against someone who was no longer paying bribes?

Blogger Feurfeur March 20, 2018 11:06 AM  

Another comment about French politics. This is probably not news to readers here but there is no real Right in France.

On economics subjects, even the French right is statist and collectivist to the core. On immigration, there is no Right. French "right-wing" politicians are cucks, liars and traitors. Every time a politician says something considered even a bit tough on immigration, the left attacks him viciously and their words never translate into acts (e.g. Sarkozy who acted as a tough guy in order to be elected).

As for the "far-right" party Front National, as for now on economic subjects it's almost a leftist party and on immigration it cucks cuckingly, as VD would say. Their current immigration propositions are those of the "regular" right-wing party from the 90s.

The Front National exists only as a safety valve for the system (and was propped in this role by left-wing president Mitterand as early as the 80s). The French two-turn election system prevents any real opposition on this side to emerge.

There's a lot of anger from the base so there's hope but the election system is really locked.

Blogger tuberman March 20, 2018 11:11 AM  

Macron was treated as a nobody when all the EU elite got together with the God Emperor, but PDJT, as you recall, took him aside and treated him with respect. Macron called Trump back to France soon after and some deals were presumed to be...?

I remember the pictures from those meetings.

Blogger Flannel Avenger March 20, 2018 11:16 AM  

It's probably as simple as Macron doesn't want the right to be able to use corruption as a campaign tool in the next election. By hammering Sarkozy, he can say, "See! We socialists are capable of policing our own! You don't need to vote for that crazy Le Pen"

Blogger Looking Glass March 20, 2018 11:23 AM  

@36 Hammerli280

It seems unlikely. The most likely answer is it was payback for removing his Nuclear Program. Remember, they wiped out Libya & Egypt within a year of each other. Libya's Nuclear Program was a joint-venture with Egypt, but Gahdafi got out of the game when he saw what happened to Saddam.

So, clearly someone had it out for him after that. Removing him made no logical sense from a geopolitical standpoint, thus the operation had to be done for some other means.

Blogger Arthur Isaac March 20, 2018 12:37 PM  

@Nate


well yeah but if nobel destruction wasn't a favorite end game of theirs they wouldn't be cucks.


I think they mark our destruction at a far lesser rate than their own.

Blogger VFM #7634 March 20, 2018 1:40 PM  

Considering Macron's choice of wife, I wouldn't be surprised if Trump sensed Macron needed and wanted a father figure and volunteered himself.

Blogger Looking Glass March 20, 2018 2:16 PM  

@42 VFM #7634

Considering how well they seemed to get along, actually makes sense. But, then, everyone gets along with The Donald.

Anonymous Anonymous March 20, 2018 2:28 PM  

Well, you know what they say... you can take the boy out of the Rothschild, but you can't take the Rothschild out of the boy.

So to speak.

Blogger Dirk Manly March 20, 2018 8:48 PM  

@2

"This is the same guy making it as hard as possible for Marine Le Pen to gain financing domestically and then investigating her for seeking financing from Russia, Russia, Russia!"

TFIFY

Blogger Dirk Manly March 20, 2018 9:12 PM  

@23

"What Macron has for him is that he is more clever than leaders like May or Merkel, his understanding of his time is superior, so he is much better as managing optics and expectations on both sides. "

That's because he isn't a woman.

Blogger Dirk Manly March 20, 2018 9:14 PM  

@24

"The man also referenced himself with the Roman god Jupiter. He might be part fruit-cake as well. At some level, no one really knows."

This is nothing new in French politics.

Remember.... the French Revolution executed an autocrat who called himself "The Sun King", and then replaced the entire nobility system with one in which they tried to literally make government into their god.\\

Blogger Dirk Manly March 20, 2018 9:21 PM  

@28

" Sarkozy may be a traitor, but he's considered a "hard-right" figure in France... leftists hate hate hate Sarkozy and have been dreaming of putting him in jail for years."


Nixon was considered a "hard right" figure in the U.S (despite giving us the EEOC, the EPA, pulling out of Vietnam, and whole bunch of other things that the left wanted)...and the left hate, hate, hated him until the day he died.

All because he pushed forward the prosecution of President Roosevelt's Chief of Staff AND Stalin's spy in the Whitehouse, Alger Hiss.

(Alger Hiss should have hung by the neck until dead. But the statute of limitations meant that they could only get him for 3 years for Obstruction of Justice.)

Blogger Snidely Whiplash March 21, 2018 11:41 AM  

There's a statute of limitations on treason?

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