November 18, 2018

Top 10: Thousands chant “Macron, you’re screwed” in France fuel protests

Victor LaszloRebel Commentator

1. "Macron, you're screwed!": Yellow vests are massed in front of the Elysée Palace, under tension

Several protesters against rising fuel prices have taken the rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honore where the Elysee Palace is located, Saturday, November 17. The yellow vests sang some songs a hundred yards from the Elysee, before dispersing. It is very rare that protesters can reach so close to the Elysee Palace.

2. Matteo Salvini clears out Baobab migrant camp in Rome, with promise to clear another twenty-seven

Related: Salvini receives rock star treatment in Naples

3. What can Khashoggi tape reveal about his murder?

Saudi Arabia has given numerous versions of what happened to Jamal Khashoggi at its consulate in Istanbul, but has always maintained Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman knew nothing about his death.

4. CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi murder: reports

Washington (AFP) - The US Central Intelligence Agency has concluded Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US media reported Friday, citing people close to the matter.

The US assessment directly contradicts the conclusions of a Saudi prosecutor one day prior, which exonerated the prince of involvement in the brutal murder.

But The Washington Post, which broke the story, said the CIA found that 15 Saudi agents flew on government aircraft to Istanbul and assassinated Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate.

Fox News: CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi murder

5. Hundreds protest Steve Bannon's Oxford Union appearance

Protesters blocked entrances as the former White House Chief Strategist and co-founder of Breitbart News addressed the Oxford Union. Interviews with Ian Mckendrick of Oxford Stand Up to Racism as well as two students denied access to the event.

UK: Steve Bannon appearance sparks student protests in Oxford

6. Cuba to stop sending doctors to Brazil after “threatening” comments from Bolsonaro

The Cuban government has announced it will end a program where it sends thousands of doctors to work in rural areas of Brazil, paid for by the Brazilian government. The decision follows remarks by Brazil’s incoming right wing President-elect, who has described the program as “slave labour.” Cuba said such comments were “derogatory and threatening”.

7. Parisian man carrying Christmas presents beaten, called ”unbeliever”

A Parisian man in his 60s was assaulted on the streets of the French capital and labelled an “unbeliever” for carrying gifts wrapped up in Christmas wrapping paper.

The assault occurred in the 14th arrondissement of Paris on Wednesday at around 6:20 pm after the unidentified man in his 60s had been out shopping for presents, Le Parisien reports.

According to the victim, he had just left the Alesia metro station and was carrying the gifts, which were wrapped in traditional Christmas wrapping paper, when a man approached him, grabbed him, and then slapped him across the face, forcing his glasses to the floor.

8. South Africa white farmer land grabs will be LAW after change to constitution approved

After months of talks, the country is set to go ahead with the proposals that will see farms seized without compensation – something critics have said will be devastating.

The country’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has been attempting to amend South Africa’s constitution for months, but has been met with stiff opposition.

But now the controversial seizures will become legal after the changes were approved by a parliamentary review committee.

9. Saudi women mount “inside-out” abaya protest

Riyadh (AFP) - Saudi women have mounted a rare protest against the abaya, posting pictures on social media wearing the obligatory body-shrouding robe inside out.

The conservative petro-state has some of the world's toughest restrictions on women, who are required to wear the typically all-black garment in public.

Powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in March said wearing the robe was not mandatory in Islam, but in practice nothing changed and no formal edict to that effect was issued.

Using the hashtag “inside-out abaya,” dozens of women have posted pictures of flipped robes in a rare protest against the strict dress code. [...]

The country also faces criticism over its male guardianship system, which allows men to exercise arbitrary authority to make decisions on behalf of their female relatives.

10. Egyptian sentenced to death for killing Christian doctor

Egypt has sentenced an alleged Islamic State supporter to death for stabbing and killing an 82-year-old Christian doctor in Cairo.

The September 2017 killing took place when the 40-year-old, pretending to be a patient, requested to see the doctor. He started stabbing the doctor as soon as he was shown into the clinic's examination room, and stabbed the physician's assistant when she intervened to try and stop the attack.

Prosecutors said the defendant embraced the extremist ideology of the Islamic State group, which spearheads an insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula. ISIS has vowed to target Egypt's minority Christians to punish them for their support of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

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commented 2018-11-19 22:54:16 -0500 Macron will shun Merkel at every turn in private over this. Trump, Putin and Macron want Merkel to go. Who rejected what first is still in the air. But Macron most likely can’t stand Merkel and never liked her. He tried to take over what she did and when it didn’t happen, he tried to cut her out. Then they all worked to cut her out so, finally she is going. Heartbroken. There is no love in politics. Ever. If there is love, its private with an unknown. If Macron loved Merkel and her vision and hard work, he’d work with her to better the EU. He’d go out of his way to impress the Germans. He’d make concessions. Nothing stops a guy with a cause and in love. Macron is an opportunist. Merkel an idealist. Its a match of horribly wrong mixed passions. And Merkel knows it and always did from the second she layed eyes on Macron. No hope for a French/German alliance after all. Lots to weep about.
commented 2018-11-19 19:27:47 -0500
commented 2018-11-19 19:21:03 -0500
Sheldon Eisler- If it doesn’t make you sick, it breaks your heart into a thousand pieces never to be made whole again.
Maybe they do deserve one another. Maybe their on each other’s minds for years and years, day in and day out. But the honour lost if they were having an affair in a physical sense beyond a thigh grab and tender words would be so dishonorable and such a damage to their own characters and beliefs, they could not love each other as they do now. IF they do at all.
They’ll destroy themselves to the point of not being capable of loving anyone. Except their vanity already destroys the world and their own nations as it is, so maybe their not above infedility either. I wish they knew the honour of their loved ones and their nations were more important than themselves. Including the honour they owe to each other. Maybe that kind of belief system would save the world. I hope for the best and leave it in God’s hands.
commented 2018-11-19 18:21:36 -0500
I think I’m gonna be sick!!!
commented 2018-11-19 15:28:55 -0500
I didn’t mean to cross that out. I don’t know what’s going on here.
commented 2018-11-19 15:25:29 -0500
Sheldon Eisler-
That’s an open affair, that’s what! Can you imagine what their dirty talk sounds like?
Merkel- “Nuh-uh-uh-uh! Touche pas mein haustier! ;)”.
Macron “Je veux ton cul, Fraulien! Wahhh hon hon hon hon!”.
For the good of the planet…
-> Somebody stop this!!<-
Before there is a puke-a-rama. I have to go puke through my nose now. Good day.
commented 2018-11-19 15:00:21 -0500
I can’t frigging believe Macron put his hand on Merkels KNEE!!! SCANDAL!! GOD NO NO NO NO NO!
NO!!! Indecent as hell.
commented 2018-11-19 14:47:28 -0500
Macron is probably having an affair behind the scenes with Frau Merkel,that seems to be the kinda thing these socialists degenerates are into!!
commented 2018-11-19 10:13:14 -0500
Ron Joseph- What’s really scary is, besides Macron manipulating Merkel for her power so she can keep her own… Is Merkel could love living in France with the charming Macron. That’s motivation to live & work together. Their bond would be stronger than ever. That’s horrible. This would be like China and Trump becoming best friend countries and defending the same sphere of influence. If Trump turned China into the turbo capitalist it really is as a nation. What would stand in the way of that alliance?
commented 2018-11-19 09:50:10 -0500
Ron Joseph-
I can guarentee you 100% Merkel is scared of Macron.
Because she knows he’s powerful, she knows he is politically way more in trouble than she is and she’s a king maker. Merkel is leaving. She’s vulnerable out the door because immigration and German poverty the EU has caused.
If he swoops in and takes her as an ally in France under the pretense of a vacation or love of France, she is there under duress. Why? To save the German economy and her party. Macron has the goods on her. Also, everybody is going to get stinking rich off climate change. Germany, especially France because it recieves more money from the EU & UN outta the deal.
Merkel living in France could make Macron a very powerful man. Unstopable, actually.
The German’s would face the reality of Merkel’s secret betrayl and shoot them both in the streets of Germany.
Merkel and Macron are basically the same person, just with different choices. Based on gender and culture. But if Merkel lives in France to make him an unstopable king, the world could face its ruin in a matter of days.
Does Macron really want that? I don’t know. He’s a he’s a prince regent, basically and there is a Queen that he could snatch up to boost his power to make himself a king and expand his kingdom. What would the typical power hungry man do? Am I crazy or am I interpreting this all wrong, I sure hope so. I hope I’m just crazy.
commented 2018-11-19 00:56:53 -0500
Unfortunately the French have more to worry about than fuel hikes, that is the least of their many problems. Their treasonous poisonous corrupt government and their EU masters have guaranteed them and the entire French population endless murderous civil war with Islam for decades to come.
commented 2018-11-18 22:44:14 -0500
1 & 2: Trudeau, wake up! Take note. People will only take so much and then, well, get really pissed off.

3 & 4: Saudi citizen. Member and promoter of the Muslim Brotherhood, and anti-Saudi royal family. Torture and murder have happened to a good many other journalists of which we have heard next to nothing. Much the same is happening in Iran and all we hear is crickets. Now if Iran was a friend of the US, we would hear no end of human rights violations and the finger pointed at the US for not doing enough.

5a: They all believe to know what Bannon is and what he has to say – that is what they have been told he is and what he will say. Have anyone of them actually heard what he says and his beliefs from him? I guess its all about enforcing free speech for those they want to hear from and no one else.

5b: Sounds like an anti-Tommy Robinson demonstration. Ergo, they are probably talking through their collective hat. Too much BBC and Sky news for their easily influenced and controlled university trained minds.

6: Anyone who has conservative values is “right wing”. Yea, right. And the government of Cuba is enlightened and is free and open especially to any internal criticism. How many people did Che murder, and how many did the Castros imprison, torture and murder?

Che liked signing death warrants for university professors, doctors, poets, sculptors, writers, painters, singers, and an occasional teenager who would speak out about him.

Doctors can’t bring family? Why? Maybe because if the family came along the doctors would never go back to freedom loving Cuba?

7: Stupid dhimmi… doesn’t he know better than to insult his Muslim betters by having an open display of another belief?

8: And yet our government, so worried if someone’s feelings in another country are hurt and so willing to take anyone in who wants to abuse our welfare system still refuses to offer White, Christian, well educated, hard working South Africans refuge. Oh yea, this is the same PM who complained (in an interview) about the country having been founded by White Europeans and fully believes in changing the colour of the population -and that he has the power to do so. Ergo, White South Africans don’t count.

9: Wow! Still covered from head to toe but wearing the ninja suit inside out. How scandalous.

10: I remember reading about the murder. May it be a slow, painful, death carried out in public as a warning to others might be a happy ending. Better yet, have a mullah state loudly and publicly that what he has done is a crime, that he is not a martyr, and that there will be entry to heaven for him or anyone else who does likewise to disgrace Islam. That might make some terrorists wake up and take notice.
commented 2018-11-18 21:49:51 -0500
Karen Macleod—-Quite an informative video on Macron. With his German cell mate Merkel sinking on a road to nowhere, it should mean death to the EU.

Next, we should put the United Nations, with Trudeau and his Islamic friends out of business.
commented 2018-11-18 21:36:37 -0500
“There are three English-language universities in Quebec: McGill University, Concordia University and Bishop’s University. English-speaking universities in Quebec have a unique position; settled among the French Canadian culture, international students experience life in a French-speaking world while taking courses in English.”

commented 2018-11-18 20:45:12 -0500
Mark Chadwick commented 2 hours ago
“Even the French that hosted the Paris accord not buying the bullshit”
A couple percent of them, anyway.

Off topic . All over Ford for cancelling French only university in Southern Ontario . Where is the English only one in Quebec

I believe there’s a rather famous one on the southern slopes of Mont Royal.
commented 2018-11-18 18:17:53 -0500
The irony . Even the French that hosted the Paris accord not buying the bullshit . No amount of tax will control the sun . Trudeau you’re next to get the boot . UN sympathiser and traitor of Canada .
Off topic . All over Ford for cancelling French only university in Southern Ontario . Where is the English only one in Quebec ?Scheer finally shows his strips . Quebec can’t even get the immigrant to speak French .
My son denied a chance at a car cleaning job at Via Rail in Windsor because he didn’t speak French .
commented 2018-11-18 16:26:03 -0500
Macron IS screwed. He totally ruined his career with the carbon tax & climate change bs.
commented 2018-11-18 16:13:30 -0500
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 36,336 Attacks, 234,999 Killed, 314,445 Injured that we know of