At The Financial Times: François Heisbourg’s fear mongering about Nice, a comment by Almost Marx

François Heisbourg is an employee of a Think Tank that specializes in ‘Security’ issues, I don’t read French but just a look at their web site can lead to only one conclusion: he has a product to sell, his vaunted expertise. Yet his thesis that the attack in Nice and Breivik’s mass murder are somehow part of organized Terrorism, although not quite connected by the ascertainable facts of each case, is part of more self-serving fear mongering, by a profiteer presenting himself as possessing answers. To not just Terrorism by ISIS and other groups, but by ‘The Lone Wolves’ in our midst. An advanced case of paranoia in the service to the profit motive? And a tribute to the utter mendacity of The Financial Times as a reliable journalistic enterprise, or just an exercise in reckless political conformity of the moment? Never let a crisis go to waste is the motto of both Mr. Heisbourg and The Financial Times.

But wait, Mr. Heisbourg’s crime against truth, allied to a reification of his status as expert, ends with this bit of pandering merde :

‘But the real losers are the people who were killed or maimed in Nice, their families and with them all those who share the universal values for which France stands.’

Almost Marx

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