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Toulouse Tragedy: A Post-Mortem (from various media sources)


Here are some of the few excellent links on a post-toulouse crisis, and how it appears at the present to be beneficiary to Mr. Sarkozy, however, I might argue that, if the post-mortem nature of a real deep analysis and critique continues it might, just about, turn the table against him.

To appreciate the point of these selections, please refer to the more recent post here at https://geopoliticalintelligence.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/the-french-tragedy-is-it-a-state-secret-security-services-collision-in-support-of-sarkozy-re-election/ (advisable to read through the comments for further updates and links, as they developed at the time).

FT (podcast) excellent debate between Gideon Rachmann and experts in French politics on how the toulouse drama might have benefited Sarkozy chances, as new polls show, an article on the Dail Mail sums up, that benefiting ‘president Nicolas Sarkozy, who has bounced back in the polls in recent days ahead of next week’s presidential election’ (see the article at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2118872/Mohammed-Merah-dead-Toulouse-Al-Qaeda-fanatic-sick-video-executing-victims.html) for the podacst link: http://podcast.ft.com/index.php?pid=1425.

[A] Toulouse Tragedy and Sarkozy Electoral Fortunes:

1. ‘Toulouse Fallout plays into Sarkozy’s hand’, Der Spiegel:
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,823068,00.html

2. ‘Serial Killer Under Observation’, Der Spiegel:
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,823200,00.html

3. http://www.france24.com/en/20120322-toulouse-gunman-merah-changes-france-presidential-election-race-campaign-security

4. http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20120322-toulouse-killer-merah-lone-wolf-french-spies-failed-stop

5. ‘Sarkozy Cut Rival’s Lead’, Reuters:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/22/us-france-elections-poll-idUSBRE82L07Q20120322

[B] Questions over the role of intelligence services, which I think might prove fatal for Sarkozy if these critics and associations continue

1. http://www.france24.com/en/20120323-french-officials-face-questions-over-toulouse-gunman-merah-intelligence-failure

2. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/22/us-france-shooting-mistakes-idUSBRE82L14Q20120322 (French Intelligence questioned over Toulose Killings, Reuters)

[C] The past behaviour of the suspect and the questions:

1. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2118872/Mohammed-Merah-dead-Toulouse-Al-Qaeda-fanatic-sick-video-executing-victims.html

2. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/mohammed-merah-face-of-the-new-terrorism/2012/03/22/gIQA2kL4TS_story.html

Collections of Further Interesting Stories:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9c5cfe14-734d-11e1-aab3-00144feab49a.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/phone-hacking/9159002/Rebekah-Brooks-questioned-over-MoD-payments.html

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304636404577295253183950594.html?mod=WSJEUROPE_hpp_MIDDLEThirdNews

http://online.wsj.com/video/texas-billionaire-spending-spree-to-oust-obama/5F827BB2-E0B0-4FD8-ADE0-E70793284B2B.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_mpvidcar_1

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/21/new-pacific-commander-takes-on-half-the-world/

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/232774.html

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,822881,00.html

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,822373,00.html

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/03/how-the-other-half-saves-financial-planning-on-2-a-day/254761/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/mar/22/ireland-recession-global-slowdown-exports

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/mar/22/us-unemployment-rate-hits-four-year-low

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/22/us-usa-congress-insidertrading-idUSBRE82L0WZ20120322

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/22/us-usa-religion-politics-idUSBRE82K1GN20120322

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/21/us-goldman-blankfein-idUSBRE82K1K320120321?irpc=932

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/22/us-chevron-brazil-prosecutor-idUSBRE82K1MV20120322

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,822373,00.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/22/nuclear-watchdog-iran-iaea

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,788397,00.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/mar/22/a4e-manager-widespread-potential-fraud

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/adrian-hamilton/adrian-hamilton-france-is-a-deeply-racist-country-and-toulouse-will-only-make-that-worse-7582462.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2118621/NASA-scientist-jailed-13-years-offering-sell-state-secrets-Israel.html

http://europe.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304636404577297823476347652.html?mod=WSJEurope_hpp_LEFTTopStories

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2118702/Viagra-fuelled-Dominique-Strauss-Kahn-took-Paris-basement-orgy-just-metres-says-madame.html

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304636404577298231184587356.html?mod=WSJEUROPE_hpp_MIDDLESecondNews

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304724404577296842561157110.html?mod=WSJEUROPE_hpp_MIDDLESecondNews

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/new-counterterrorism-guidelines-would-permit-data-on-us-citizens-to-be-held-longer/2012/03/21/gIQAFLm7TS_story.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/who-is-george-zimmerman/2012/03/22/gIQAkXdbUS_story.html

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/22/allawi-cites-dictatorship-iranian-control-iraq/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/syrian-rebels-running-out-of-ammunition-as-government-presses-offensive/2012/03/22/gIQA05CNUS_story.html

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/22/us-intel-water-cause-war-coming-decades/

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/23/us/politics/us-moves-to-relax-some-restrictions-for-counterterrorism-analysis.html?hp

http://rt.com/usa/news/obama-executive-order-national-929/

http://rt.com/usa/news/marine-stein-page-president-219/

http://rt.com/usa/news/terrorism-data-retention-guidelines-263/

http://rt.com/news/water-conflict-terrorism-rivers-239/

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,823143,00.html

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,823072,00.html

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/03/cyber-and-drone-attacks-may-change-warfare-more-than-the-machine-gun/254540/

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/03/why-are-criminals-stealing-tide-detergent-and-using-it-for-money/254631/

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