France Changes Constitution To Protect “Emergency” Police Powers From Court Challenges

Back on September 11, Zero Hedge accurately predicted not only the terrorist events which unfolded in Paris on November 13, but also the resulting aftermath with uncanny accuracy.

We said that “as the need to ratchet up the fear factor grows, expect more such reports of asylum seekers who have penetrated deep inside Europe, and whose intentions are to terrorize the public. Expect a few explosions thrown in for good effect” and we added that “since everyone knows by now “not to let a crisis go to waste” the one thing Europe needs is a visceral, tangible crisis, ideally with chilling explosions and innocent casualties. We expect one will be provided on short notice.”

It was provided exactly two months later. But it was the “fine print” in out forecast that was most troubling:

… the second key role of ISIS is also starting to emerge: the terrorist bogeyman that ravages Europe and scares the living daylight out of people who beg the government to implement an even more strict government apparatus in order to protect them from refugees ISIS terrorists.

… Certainly expect a version of Europe’s Patriot Act to emerge over the next year, when the old continent has its own “September 11” moment, one which will provide the unelected Brussels bureaucrats with even more authoritarian power.

All of this is coming true.

First, just a few days after the November 13 terrorist attack The European Commission announced it had adopted a package of measures to strengthen control of firearms across the European Union and meant simply to make it “difficult to acquire firearms.”

Second, as part of the sweeping “emergency powers” implemented by France in the aftermath of the Paris mass shootings, civil liberties were promptly trampled, giving the local authorities a carte blanche to arrest anyone with or without cause: as we said “it is sufficient is for someone, somewhere in the chain of command to suggest any one individual is a potential threat, and they will be promptly removed from society for an indefinite period of time. As such, French “civil rights” have completed a full cricle and are now back to the infamous “Law of Suspects” drafted originally by Maximilien Robespierre during the French Revolution.”

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Author: Travis Esquivel

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