Free Republic 2nd Qtr 2024 Fundraising Target: $81,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $35,069
43%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 43%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: bastilleday

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • France Yellow Vests Week 244: Macron Ratchets Up War On Russia In Ukraine Signals Coming Conflict With China, The Law And Order Drama, Protests Friday And Saturday

    07/15/2023 7:02:02 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/15/2023 | Nextrush/Self
    President Emmanuel Macron showing his commitment to the Ukraine War Against Russia at the NATO summit in Lithuania this week. Macron announcing delivery of long-range "Scalp" missiles to Ukraine... And the honored guest at Bastille Day festivities on Friday in Paris India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Macron hugging Modi as the Indian leader arrived at the Elysee Palace... In the National Assembly a National Rally (RN) Deputy called on the government to prosecute Left National Assembly members for being at last weekend's rally protesting the police ove the 2016 death of Adama Traore. Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti saying the RN...
  • France Deploys 130,000 Officers For Bastille Day Following Riots

    07/14/2023 8:41:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Remix News ^ | 07/14/2023 | Mandiner
    Two weeks after mass riots in France that cost the country €1 billion worth of damage, the French Interior Ministry will again mobilize a total of 130,000 police officers for street rallies on Thursday and Friday evenings on France’s biggest national holiday, the government said.The extraordinary security measure will be the same as during the riots, with police and gendarmerie out on the streets en masse. The Interior Ministry will also deploy helicopters and armored vehicles to maintain order. From Thursday evening to Saturday dawn, 130,000 police and gendarmes will be on duty for shorter or longer periods, with 40,000...
  • (Ah, the Apple Trees) When the World Was Young

    07/18/2022 8:38:09 AM PDT · by Twotone · 6 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | July 17, 2022 | Mark Steyn
    Bastille Day, France's fête nationale, fell on Thursday, when I was off the air. Thus it went unobserved at SteynOnline, which seems a bit unfair to our many French patrons. So as I chance to find myself on French soil. So, quelques jours de retard, it seemed appropriate to pick something suitably Gallic for our chanson de la semaine. How about..? Je me lève et je te bouscule Tu n'te réveilles pas Comme d'habitude... But no: we did that just the other week. And, if we're going with anglicized franco-pop, we should at least try and pick something that retains...
  • Trump might have to be prosecuted to save American democracy, an expert on authoritarianism argues

    06/15/2022 4:49:08 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    Business insider ^ | 06/15/2022 | Charles R Davis
    Ruth Ben-Ghiat spends a lot of time thinking about authoritarianism. An historian at New York University, she is an expert on the rise of fascism in Italy and, most recently, author of the the book, "Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present," tracing the erosion of democracy from Russia to the United States of America. She is keenly focused on what happens when those in power lose their grip on it. "The authoritarian playbook has no chapter on failure," Ben-Ghiat wrote in a November 2020 piece for The Washington Post. "Nothing prepares the ruler to see his propaganda ignored and his charismatic...
  • Rioters Should Remember Their French Predecessors

    07/28/2020 7:53:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2020 | Mark Overstreet
    The people of France celebrate July 14, Bastille Day, remembering a significant day during their country’s hideous 18th century leftist revolution, which guillotined or otherwise murdered pretty much anyone the revolution’s leaders—the misnamed Committee of Public Safety—wanted permanently “cancelled.” However, for those who don’t want a “progressive” Reign of Terror to sweep across America like it did in France, today, July 28, is a much more appropriate anniversary to celebrate.Here are just a few of the many reasons why.In the summer of 1793, France’s Jacobin political club, which dominated the Paris Commune and for which a New York-based leftist magazine is...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, July 12, 2019 [prayer]

    07/12/2019 3:57:28 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 26 replies
    July 12, 2019 | CondoleezzaProtege
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT- MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14 Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. In the history of secular beliefs, and in the rise of modern atheism, no country is more important than France, and no city is more important than Paris. The French Revolution, which began here in 1789 really marks the beginning...
  • Rifle-carrying French inventor pilots 'flyboard' in air above Paris

    07/14/2019 1:52:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 85 replies
    The Week ^ | 14th July 2019
    Frank Zapata demonstrated his device above the crowds at the Champs-Elysee, soaring high into the air on what looks like a futuristic hoverboard. A former jet-skiing champion, Zapata operated the device by leaning forward as if on a Segway. As part of his display, he flew to and fro before stopping gracefully in midair while holding an unloaded rifle... Zapata claims that the Flyboard can reach a top speed of 190 km/h, with a predicted top speed of 200 km/h. According to his website, it can fly up to 150 metres for ten minutes, carrying a maximum load of 100...
  • Why Did the French Revolution Divide American Society?

    07/13/2019 10:17:51 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    History Hit ^ | 24 July 2019 | Ben Fellows
    Through the early years of the French Revolution most American’s had perceived events in France as a product of their own revolutionary ideals, namely, promising the benefits of liberty and a written constitution to all mankind. But as France edged closer to war with the rest of Europe, the neutrality of the United States was becoming ever more complicated as American citizens began to take sides, urging President Washington to choose between France and Britain. The federalists saw a profound difference between the experience of the French Revolution and American Revolution. In France they saw radicalisation, social anarchy and the...
  • July 14th - Bastille Day: Baptism by Blood

    07/13/2018 9:33:01 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 45 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 15, 2008 | John Zmirak
    Bastille Day marks the beginning of the greatest organized persecution of the Church since the Emperor Diocletian, and the explosion onto the world of ideologies that would poison the next two centuries: socialism and radical nationalism. Between them, those two political movements racked up quite a body count. Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who pointed out that the mass murders of Christians in Russia were directly inspired by those in the Vendée. The Bolsheviks, he said, modeled themselves on the French revolutionaries, and pointed to the Vendée massacres as the right way to deal with Christian resistance. Of course, it wasn’t supposed to...
  • The Bastille, Mob Rule, and Emptying of Prisons

    07/14/2017 4:14:14 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 31 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 14, 2017 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    Reflections on big city life on Bastille Day… Every year on July 14, the French celebrate Bastille Day, the beginning of the end for the Bourbon monarchy, and, ostensibly, the rise of the power of the people. Even here in the United States, an ocean away, with only the slightest connection to the French people and culture, we enjoy the day as an unofficial holiday. We drink French wine, enjoy brie and crackers, and sing Le Marseillaise (in the original French, of course). It’s an excuse for a sale, for a party, for a festival. As long as we don’t...
  • France arrests 11 people in Bastille Day truck attack in Nice

    12/17/2016 2:10:04 PM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    <p>French police on Monday arrested 11 people suspected of helping to arm the Tunisian who killed 86 people by driving his truck into a crowd in Nice, sources close to the investigation said.</p> <p>Ten suspects, including one or more Albanians, were arrested in various parts of Nice and another was detained in the western city of Nantes, the sources said.</p>
  • What You Need To Know About the Driver In The France Attack

    07/15/2016 7:40:04 AM PDT · by blueyon · 56 replies
    DMLdennisemichaellynch.com ^ | 07/15/16 | TeamDML
    Multiple media sources have identified the driver of the truck that plowed into the crowd killed 84 people as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhel, 31. Reportedly Bouhel was a Nice resident of Tunisian origin, and may have dual citizenship. Bouhel was a married father of three and a professional delivery driver. Local media reports he was known by French police for violence and “common law crimes,” but not to the intelligence services. His cellphone and bank card was found in the truck. The Daily Mail reported that Bouhel had parked his truck on the street nearly nine hours earlier, and told police...
  • French Terror Suspect Named As Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, A "Well-Known" Tunisian Criminal

    07/15/2016 4:34:43 AM PDT · by blueyon · 59 replies
    UK Telegraph via zerohedge ^ | 7/15/16 | UK Telegraph posted on zerohedge by Tyler Durden
    Now that the initial shock of the Nice Bastille Day terror attack which claimed at least 84 lives has passed, and the investigation into the causes and motives behind the latest tragic mass killing has begun. Earlier this morning it was revealed that the driver of the truck used to attack Bastille Day celebrations in Nice has been named in local reports as 31-year-old delivery driver Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a Tunisian criminal, who is reported to be a French passport holder, and well-known to the police. According to newspaper Nice-Matin, quoted by the Telegraph, the identity of the driver of...
  • BASTILLE DAY MASSACRE

    07/15/2016 2:09:07 AM PDT · by fella · 41 replies
    BASTILLE DAY MASSACRE Truck driver ‘shouting Allahu Akbar’ ploughs through Nice crowd ‘like a bowling ball’ killing at least 84 before being shot dead
  • Muslims Celebrate Bastille Day: 80 Dead,68 Injured

    07/15/2016 2:58:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 53 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 15, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    The truck was loaded with explosives and hand grenades as it plowed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France, Thursday night. It was no accident: Nice authorities emphasized that it was a terror attack, which was fairly clear already from the fact that the driver exchanged gunfire with police after he rammed into the crowd.
  • Newt Gingrich On Fire Like Never Before! PLEASE watch Sean Hannity - Newt a guest INCREDIBLE!!!)

    07/14/2016 7:58:13 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 74 replies
    FOX News Channel
    If you watch nothing else all year, watch Sean Hannity on FOX tonight. Still time in Central, Mountain and Pacific time. Also tape reruns in EDT. Newt was ON FIRE! He placed full and direct blame for France tonight on Obama and Hillary, and that was just the mild start. I could go on, but I want to go back and watch it on the instant replay. Tape and show it to your liberal friends. They will hate Obama and Hillary after seeing it too! Yes, it is that good!!!!
  • Pres. Statement on the Attack in Nice (suck it up France)

    07/14/2016 5:22:56 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 163 replies
    White House ^ | July 14. 2016 | Press Release
    On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of those killed, and we wish a full recovery for the many wounded. I have directed my team to be in touch with French officials, and we have offered any assistance that they may need to investigate this attack and bring those responsible to justice. We stand in solidarity and partnership with France, our oldest ally, as...
  • Flashback YESTERDAY: French Intel Chief's Stunning Warning: Europe Is "On Brink Of Civil War" ...

    07/14/2016 4:04:46 PM PDT · by GraceG · 32 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7/13/2016 | Tyler Durden
    In a shockingly non-politically-correct outburst, Patrick Calvar, chief of the Directorate General of Internal Security, told members of the French parliamentary commission that thanks to the increasing frequency of sexual assaults by islamic migrants, "Extremism is growing everywhere... We are on the brink of civil war."
  • BREAKING: Heavy black smoke over Eiffel Tower as fire erupts after Nice terror attacks

    07/14/2016 3:52:15 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 179 replies
    dailystar.co.uk ^ | 14th July 2016 | Tom Evans
    BREAKING: Heavy black smoke over Eiffel Tower as fire erupts after Nice terror attacks PLUMES of black smoke have engulfed the Eiffel Tower amid ongoing chaos in France. By Tom Evans / Published 14th July 2016
  • TERROR STRIKES SOUTH OF FRANCE DRUDGEFIRE AT EIFFEL TOWER

    07/14/2016 3:40:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | July 14,2016 | Drudge
    TERROR STRIKES SOUTH OF FRANCE FIRE AT EIFFEL TOWER