Sarko Spam, “Muslim by Appearance,” and Self-Destruction

Wolf Richter's picture

Wolf Richter

President Nicolas Sarkozy, practically written-off in the French presidential election, is grasping at straws, and in the process, during an interview on France Info, he created an official classification of people in France, and maybe even in the whole entire world: Muslim by appearance.

He was responding to rightwing Marine Le Pen. She’d called Mohamed Merah—the mass murderer that has shaken up France—"the tip of the iceberg" in her anti-immigration rant. He tried to debunk her and sound reasonable, which shouldn’t have been too hard. "To say immigration equals Mohamed Merah, who was born in France, doesn’t make sense,” he said. And the idea that Merah embodied France’s “integration” problem was “absurd.” It would have been a perfect stopping point. Next topic. But no! Looking for words while his right hand was flying about, he noted with razor-sharp perception that two of the three paratroopers Merah had assassinated were "Muslim, at any rate by appearance."

There it was, on video, to forever float around the internet. The uproar was immediate: one of the two Muslims by appearance was ... a practicing Catholic (a Kabyle from Algeria).

All this after he’d proclaimed that the tragedy in Toulouse shouldn't be made part of the campaign. When Marine le Pen and François Hollande made it part of the campaign, he issued two press releases criticizing them. Then, inevitably, he did the same thing, but not during on TV or before a gaggle of reporters, but in the privacy of the Elysée, in front of his computer, presumably: email spam. And not just to anyone, but to French expats living overseas.

Creepy perhaps but legal. The email even points out the applicable law. French citizens living overseas are encouraged to register with a consulate in their country of residence, and the consulates make these electronic lists available to candidates. Apparently, it doesn’t happen often. But Sarkozy is grasping at straws.

The email titled, "France is a great democracy that will never give in to any threat," was addressed to "My Dear Friends" (screen shot) and bizarrely assumed that the French overseas didn’t have access to news, internet, or TV and needed to be updated. “The week we just lived through was particularly difficult,” it began. “An assassin wanted, according to his own words, 'put France on its knees' by killing three children, four soldiers, and a teacher." It recounted the awesome things Sarkozy and his people did in response. "My dear friends, we only have one month left,” he begged at the end. "Help me build a strong France to make our ideas, values, and ideals triumph. I need you." Signed, "With all my friendship."

Very promising, this proximity of M. le President to his expats—particularly after he scared the bejesus out of them two weeks ago with his threat to hound them with a special expat tax. Maybe Sarkozy was hoping that, having no access to the internet or French news, his “Dear Friends” wouldn’t yet know about his special tax for them. Grasping at straws.

But he had to do something. High fuel prices have become a drag, too. For that tenacious debacle that just keeps getting worse, read.... The $10-Per-Gallon Gas Has Arrived, In Paris.

And unemployment is pounding him. So he took it upon himself to announce the latest figures Monday morning—well before the official announcement in the afternoon—so that he could spin them before anyone else knew the dark details. And spin he did. It was the tenth month in a row of growing unemployment, and at 2.87 million people, the highest since October 1999. Unemployment and underemployment combined jumped to 4.28 million, the highest ever.

"An improvement of the situation with a tendentiously lower rise of the numbers of unemployed," the spinmeister said inexplicably. And without breaking a sweat, he added that this "is a sign of an appreciable economic upturn."

But the economy is expected to be flat in the first quarter. Job offers sagged 9.5% from a year ago. And the auto industry, a big employer, is in deep trouble. And not just in France. The R-word, restructuring, is being bandied about, this time by Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne with a dire warning of plant closings and  mass layoffs across Europe—exactly what you can't easily do. For how nothing in Europe has been fixed yet, read.... Fiasco in the Auto Industry.

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Watauga's picture

I read an interesting number the other day.  By 2050, Muslims will make up more than 50% of all people under the age of 21 in Austria.  And the Gates of Vienna fall, after nearly 350 years.

Osama Bin Laden and other terrorists are truly simpletons.  They are like the Soviets.  They must attack, must thump their chests, must make noise NOW!  Hell, take a lesson from the Chinese.  Understand how the West works, get in bed with that way of life for  few decades, and come out the victor in 50 years.  "Demography is destiny," and if the Muslims would simply melt into Western society, lay low, stop the violence, infiltrate cultural institutions such as academica and media, they will wake up one day with an election opportunity to put into power whomever they choose.


falak pema's picture

That's exactly what the caucasian races did four/five thousand years ago. So history repeats. 

Azannoth's picture

"dire warning of plant closings and  mass layoffs across Europe" - In Europe we call it a Paid Vacation

Bossuet's picture




Nicolas Sarkozy annonce la fin de la crise


Des commentaires ?

Non, non, cette déclaration me suffit mais quel soulagement ... n'est-il pas ?


Merveilleux temps électoraux, merveilleuses actions de la BCE ... "Ô temps ! suspends ton vol"

Vol en français, 2 définitions.

falak pema's picture

Volage et plumage...

O tempora O mores!  CICERO AND  Cataline conspiracy...

O tempora o mores! - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It is a race to the bottom and Sark and Marine are neck and neck on this one; She is playing as ethnically pure Atalanta and Sarko is Melanion in this foot race. He can't afford to lose as the punishment is death! So he is dropping his golden apples along the way...

Read your mythology and you'll understand the present!

 Atalanta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Meanwhile in Gotham City the financial world ejaculates a WS spike, repeated both in Japan land and DJIA country.

QE to infinity is just round the corner! O tempora O mores indeed! Ben Bernanke breakfast and Fukushima toast, wait till they serve the O'bammy roast! 

Davalicious's picture

It surprises me that French voters elect so many Jewish politicians. Even with their country being dominated by Jewish media, you would imagine that, in the privacy of the polling station, they would vote for an alternative candidate.

Then again, look at the number of Jewish politicians in the US. Perhaps ordinary voters are kept ignorant of their religion.

Marc_W's picture

If it were common knowledge that the vast majority of America's bankers, academics, media executives/producers/directors/actors, are Jewish; the common man might start to ask uncomfortable questions.


Democracy is an illusion anyway.  But there are actually few Jewish politicians in the U.S.  At least openly Jewish and acknowledged as such.  I won't get into my theories about the Clinton family.  But I think their daughter's choice of husband speaks volumes.

Watauga's picture

Okay, now please explain to me what this means.  In what world does what you wrote pass for intelligent discussion of the issues?

OldE_Ant's picture

<sarc> Intelligent discussion of the issues?

This is an entertainment site for all of us terribly impaired with 'end of the world syndrome'.  </sarc> Fortunately for new things to arise old things have to die, unfortunately the death of the 'old world' is taking too much time and euthenasia is still not condoned so we all have to suffer.

 Oh and one last thing for all of the 'terribly impaired'.  I've often wondered why we can't find a place not just to vent information on the problems but to also work together to propose viable solutions.   The simple reason is that many people seem to think things are screwed up (that is heard daily loud and clear) but far too few seem to put forward any ideas for solutions or approaches that would lead to concrete solutions.  Hence tomorrow is like today, lots of griping and armchair whining with far too few positives coming from any avenue so we keep doing the same old thing expecting different results - classical definition of insanity. 

I for one keep looking for sanity and my solutions start in my yard with water, plants, and a little beaten up shack I live my simple life in.  I still havn't figured out how to cut the umbilical to the old mama system and stand on my own with a new system.  Anyone care to help?!

Joebloinvestor's picture

The French get the politicians they deserve.

Like Chirac was such a class act.

Madrid2020's picture

And apparently Americans do also!

Marc_W's picture

"To say immigration equals Mohamed Merah, who was born in France, doesn’t make sense,”


Just like all those "domestic terrorists" in the U.S. eh?  You know, the ones named Muhammad Jihad Bin Fatwa that are U.S. citizens born in the U.S.?  Yea, those guys?


Makes me laugh.  They are no more domestic than Osama Bin Laden himself.  Hopefully white people wake up and realize their multi-cultural experiment has failed and kick all the Muslims and other mud people out of our nations.


But, unfortunately, that won't happen.  This whole era is defined by one thing - the war against Islam.  The purpose is to find a way to beat them into submission such that they become compatible with the New World Order.  At the moment they are the last large obstacle to world governance.  So we will continue beating their more "fundamentalist" (Does anyone even consider what this word means?  It means true to the foundation of a thing.  True to its basic elements.) sects into submission while attempting to assimilate the more moderate Muslims into Western society.


All towards the assimilation of the Muslim world into the NWO.

Seorse Gorog from that Quantum Entanglement Fund. alright_.-'s picture

Maytbe the native Americans should kick you out.

Watauga's picture

But you see, they tried that, but they were too late and too few and too weak.  And that is precisely what will happen to the formerly majority populations in Europe and the United States.  Since WWII they have become fat, dumb, lazy, blind, slobs who want only more of this or more of that.  The American Indian (remember, there are no Native Americans) should have met the Europeans on the shores and repelled them with as much violence as possible.  They did not, and once the Europeans gained a beachead, it was all over, based on numbers alone.  The exact same thing is happening as we write our posts, but this time it is Third Worlders arriving on Western shores in droves, legally and illegally, slowly tightening the noose on the formerly majority population.  Like the American Indian in 1900, the White, Christian, Free People of America and Europe by 2050, if not much, much sooner, will be few and far between, cast off into "reservations" of one kind or another.

Read Camp of the Saints.  It is happening now.


Madrid2020's picture

In Europe, if you don't eat pork,shell fish and drink wine, you are not European. And hopefully that will never change.Jamon Serrano anyone?


Nukular Freedum's picture

Whose a jealous Jason then? Hint: you are.

john39's picture

The NWO is wiping Muslims out genius. Wahabis are not true Muslims. This sect was created by the British and the CIA to further the agenda. Muslims are not the enemy. Luciferian bankers are.

solgundy's picture

islam is a demonic cult

falak pema's picture

while we are at it would you then say Aphrodite is a demonic cunt?

Why not spread the hate around fairly even to the Pagans of old. Now that would be bold, as I am told nobody can resist to Aphrodite's grotto. Anybody for Calypso?

OldE_Ant's picture

<sarc> So is christianity (a demonic cult).  heck those christians do their cannibal thing every sunday - and their happy and proud of it.</sarc>  Heck I'll take the pig.

sodbuster's picture

That is a whole new classification of a minority sect in the US. Bankster by appearence!!!

Marc_W's picture

They won't wipe them out.  They will simply keep brutalizing them until they concede to the NWO, the formation of Greater Israel, and give up many of their cultural beliefs that are incompatible with Western society.

AnAnonymous's picture

Well, it does not bide well for US citizenism so called multiculturalism.

As to cultural values that are not compatible with US citizen society, it cant work that way.

US citizen societies do not assimilate, do not integrate and at best segregate.

US citizen societies have a whole cultural values set prepared for that type of people.

Eg: theft is at the core of US citizenism. Even better, theft has to be disguised under humanitarian causes.

Of course, this is one value to be reserved to US citizens exclusively.

Crossing borders and settling illegally is US citizen. But hey, one stepping forward and embracing one's citizenism is not welcome.

All this kind of people have to get a specific set of cultural values which includes acceptance of being robbed.

gangland's picture

sarko is one our boys, he's cia, his mom married a cia chief way back

fuck his midgit little ass

he's done, france is going de gaul

palmereldritch's picture

Sarko of all people should know that appearances are not what they seem


falak pema's picture

awesome conspiracy theory stuff; it makes James Bond and Ian Fleming look like amateurs. Reality beats fiction; if only Voltaire could read this he would never stop laughing. Did I do all that to achieve this...?

AN0NYM0US's picture

bruni by appearance

Rais Mian, a Muslim cleric who hosted them at a religious shrine in Fatehpur Sikri, told them the shrine grants the wishes of visitors, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. 'He (Sarkozy) asked me to pray for him and wish him success,' Mr Mian said. 'Carla said she wants a son and I prayed for them.'

Randall Cabot's picture

Man, they is some motley crew there.

knukles's picture

She shoulda prayed he knew to stick it in the right place. 
Don't ask for what you think you might want because you just might get it, etc.