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16 April 2019 - Evening News

Notre Dame is just the most recent of many…

Figures released by French police showed that 875 of France’s 42,258 churches were vandalised last year.

A further 129 churches reported thefts from the premises.

The interior ministry said that 59 cemeteries were also vandalised.

While the figures are down on the previous year when there were 1,045 acts of vandalism and 109 thefts they are still at a “worrying level”, according to Le Figaro.

Republicans MP Valerie Boyer said: “Every day, at least two churches are profaned.”

Critics of Prime Minister Edouard Philippe’s government have said it is not doing enough to stop the problem.

Following the fire at Saint-Sulpice, which cops say was started deliberately, the leader of the Republicans Laurent Wauquiez said the media had failed to give the issue more prominence.

He said: “Saint-Sulpice is not only a church, it’s a part of who we are. That’s enough of this code of silence.”

The second largest Church in Paris (St. Sulpice), is a short walk from Notre Dame, located on the Left Bank.

This reporter says his firefighter source who put out the St. Sulpice fire claims there was a strange smell 

While Notre Dame is undoubtedly the most well-known landmark to be affected, Paris’ second largest church, Saint-Sulpice, briefly burst into flames on March 17, the fire damaging doors and stained glass windows on the building’s exterior. Police later reported that the incident had not been an accident.

“The images of flames in Saint Sulpice church this weekend are one more example of the violence committed against Catholics,” said Philippe Gosselin and Annie Genevard of France’s National Assembly, tying the incident into a wider trend of attacks on Catholic places of worship. Was it a coordinated attack or one that inspired others?

An alarm was raised at Notre Dame at 6:20 p.m. on Monday night—23 minutes before the structure was engulfed in flames—but officials found no sign of a fire. 

Firefighters who responded to a second alert raced to the scene but were unable to tame an inferno that ripped through the 12th century cathedral for the next 9 hours. Two hours later a blaze broke out in a Catholic Church in New York City:

NYC: Fire breaks out at basement of Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, Manhattan — A fire broke out in the basement of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in Manhattan Sunday morning.

The blaze broke out at the historic Amsterdam Avenue church around 10:30 a.m.

Following the fire at Saint-Sulpice, which cops say was started deliberately, the leader of the Republicans Laurent Wauquiez said the media had failed to give the issue more prominence.

He said: “Saint-Sulpice is not only a church, it’s a part of who we are. That’s enough of this code of silence.”

No electrical wiring was allowed in the Notre-Dame rafters where the church caught fire because of concerns about sparks. Hard to believe the fire could have spread that fast without an accelerant:

Note that the authorities claimed that there was no evidence of arson long before the 30-40 investigators were even allowed in the building.  Furthermore numerous media agencies have censored any discussion of the possibility of it being a terrorist attack.

CNN pathetically turns itself into a pretzel to dispel “conspiracy theories” without ever using the words  Islam, ISIS or Muslims:

A friend of my husband says he knows someone who worked in Notre Dame, and he says they all know the fire was set…. Third hand, but somewhat credible.

… Certainly more credible than CNN and it’s verbal gymnastics to avoid even saying Muslim.  Shades of 1984...

Posted on 4/15/2019, 7:58:02 PM by Morgana

A Notre Dame cathedral priest has claimed that all precious artefacts and artwork have been saved from the historic building. 

In a tweet, French journalist Nicolas Delesalle cited Père Frédéric, writing: "Good news: all the works of art were saved. The treasure of the Cathedral is intact, the Crown of thorns, the Holy sacraments." 

The fire, which has destroyed destroyed large sections of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, has spread to one of the cathedral's landmark rectangular towers, according to Bloomberg. 

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

Jean-Marc Fournier, chaplain of the Paris Fire Brigade, saved the Blessed Sacrament and the Crown of Thorns from the blazing cathedral on Monday night.

It was feared that both religious artefacts would be lost as flames engulfed the medieval building, but Father Fournier made sure they were taken to safety.

Etienne Loraillere, an editor for France's KTO Catholic television network, said Father Fournier 'went with the firefighters into Notre Dame Cathedral to save the Crown of Thorns and the Blessed Sacrament'.

Some of the world's most priceless relics were saved as the inferno rage last night when firefighters formed a human chain inside the fire ravaged building.

Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo, thanked the city's emergency services in a tweet, revealing they had formed a 'formidable human chain to save the works' of Notre Dame. 

Other precious artefacts that were saved included the tunic of Saint Louis, which dated back to the 13th century. 

The Crown of Thorns is said to have been part of the crown placed on Jesus's head during his crucifixion.  

After parts of the thorns were distributed around Europe in the following centuries it was brought to Paris from Byzantium by Louis IX after being given as a gift by the Latin Emperor of Constantinople, Baldwin II in 1238.

Meanwhile the elite are in Europe:

Michelle Obama was spotted on an idyllic dinner cruise in Paris when she and the other guests learned that the nearby Notre Dame Cathedral had gone up in flames.

The Obamas, the Clintons, and now Pelosi all very busy in Europe right now... Some suggest it is a false flag, but if it was, then the perp would have waited for an event such as the Thursday release of the Mueller report.  It seems to have been timed more with the Holy Week and thus be of religious motivation.

The border - No more catch and release:

Posted on 4/16/2019, 4:52:58 PM by jazusamo

Attorney General William Barr said in a new ruling issued Tuesday that asylum seekers who are able to demonstrate a "credible fear" and are then sent to full deportation proceedings are not eligible to be released on bond. 

The ruling, which will go into effect in 90 days, states that a previous decision allowing for asylum seekers to be released on bond while their case is being heard by an immigration judge was incorrect. Only the Department of Homeland Security has the authority to release the asylum seekers, he wrote. 

“I conclude that such aliens remain ineligible for bond, whether they are arriving at the border or are apprehended in the United States,” Barr wrote. 

Barr is overturning a 2005 ruling that determined that asylum seekers are eligible for bond if they are able to exhibit they have credible fear of persecution or danger if they leave the U.S. 

But the attorney general argues that, under the Immigration and Nationality Act, the administration is permitted to detain all undocumented immigrants who were initially placed in expedited removal proceedings, but then passed the credible fear test and were transferred to a full hearing before an immigration judge. 

He also pointed to a 2018 Supreme Court ruling that found that the law did not place limits on how long an immigrant can be detained. 

Some asylum seekers are exempted from this rule, like families and unaccompanied migrant children. 

Barr’s directive comes shortly after a federal judge in Washington state ruled that certain asylum seekers who request a hearing before an immigration judge must be granted that hearing within seven days, or be released. 

And the rule comes amid a legal battle on the Trump administration's policy requiring that asylum seekers remain in Mexico while their cases are under consideration. 

A federal judge last week issued an injunction against the policy, but the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay for that order as it considers the administration's appeal. 

President Trump has also recently spoken out against policies for asylum seekers. 

“I’m sorry, we’re full," he said of his response to both asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants seeking to stay in the U.S., during a trip to the southern border earlier this month.

Posted on 4/16/2019, 5:06:57 PM by Steve1999

President Donald Trump ordered thousands of additional American troops to the southwest border over the next two months, according to a document drafted last week by Defense Department officials and obtained by Newsweek.

Officials in U.S. Army North, the unit overseeing the border mission, drafted the deployment orders in anticipation of a new request from Homeland Security to aid U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the ongoing joint agency border mission. The document further demonstrated President Trump’s increasing urgency to address a crisis at the southern border, with the orders being drafted days after Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned on April 7.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

More about Julian Assange:

Rand Paul suggests immunity for Assange in exchange for testimonySenator Rand Paul (R-Ky.):

I think that he should be given immunity from prosecution in exchange for coming to the United States and testifying,” Senator Paul told the Gateway Pundit. “I think he’s been someone who has released a lot of information, and you can debate whether or not any of that has caused harm, but I think really he has information that is probably pertinent to the hacking of the Democratic emails that would be nice to hear.”Assange knows who gave him the DNC files… 

What can Assange testify about?  This is a big one that Rand Paul refers to:

"Rich, 27, worked as the voter expansion data director at the DNC for two years. Rich had been working for the DNC at a time when emails from the organization were provided to WikiLeaks for publication.

The series of emails revealed that high-ranking DNC officials and the Clinton team sabotaged Sanders’ candidacy, used racist, anti-gay and sexist slurs when referring to constituents. The emails, indicating the party was manipulating the primary race in favor of Clinton, led to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s resignation as DNC chair.

Seth Rich had just accepted a job with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign before he was killed near his apartment in an affluent Washington, D.C. neighborhood.

In the summer of 2016, in the heat of a highly contentious presidential campaign, Rich was fatally shot twice in the back, and his wallet, credit cards, watch and phone were left in his possession. Still, the Metropolitan Police Department has described his murder as a “botched robbery.”

Private investigators, however, have previously claimed Rich was the source WikiLeaks used to obtain thousands of DNC emails released on the eve of the party’s presidential nominating convention last July.

Attorney Shawn Lucas delivered a lawsuit to DNC headquarters for a local court in early July 2016. The suit alleged the Democratic Party committed fraud by rigging their primary election in favor of Hillary Clinton.

Less than a month after Rich was murdered, attorney Lucas, 38, was found dead in his bathroom on Aug. 2nd, 2016."

Pictures of Assange suggest he is not in dire straits nor have his “insurance files” been released in a dead man switch.  He is not in distress.  Furthermore the existing charges against Assange are probably not going to result in a conviction, which Barr must know...:

"Contrary to what a lot of people seem to believe, the password in question was for a local computer-only account on two Windows computers that Manning had legit access to. It wouldn't have given her access to new databases or documents that she didn't already have access to.”

Isn’t it interesting that the affidavit decision may have been linked to the decision of Britain to not let Assange go to Russia:

The affidavit in US v Julian Assange was signed the *same* day that the UK rejected Ecuador's attempt to grant him diplomatic status,

per Reuters

Perhaps the reason for filing the affidavit was so Britain would have a legal basis to decide to keep Assange until the time was right.  Now that the Mueller report is released, and the real investigations are no longer inhibited by the Muller investigation, the time is right to bring in Assange from the cold... … For your amusement:

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