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While French President, François Hollande, his Mistress, Valérie Trierweiler, Are Involved in More Affairs, Court Actions, Who Is Launching French Wars in Africa?
By Hassan El-Najjar
January 10, 2014
As the French President and his mistress are busy having affairs with other people and battling journalists for uncovering the affairs, a question comes to mind:
Who really controls the French government, particularly launching French wars on Muslim countries in Africa (Libya, Mali, and Central African Republic)?
The groomers and handlers of politicians, who pick them from the crowd of opportunistic politicians, groom them, and support them until they take office, figured out that one of the best categories of persons to be enabled to become leaders (presidents, senators, and representatives) are the ones who have no moral values.
These are constantly busy to satisfy their urges for more wealth, sexual activity, power, and fame. Consequently, they leave running the country to their handlers, who have managed to drag NATO countries to a global war on Muslim individuals, groups, and nations.
This means that the so-called leaders are more easily controlled by their handlers if they are only guided by their urges, rather than moral values or principles. All what they need to have is one-hundred percent loyalty to the rulers of the Zionism Empire.
This is why they commit the resources of their nations to subjugate the Muslim World to the rulers of the Zionist Empire through invasions, occupation, wars, and manufactured civil wars.
Simply put, these are just the puppets used to distract the ruled populations away from the real rulers, who stand behind the curtains, making new puppet leaders through their financial and media support.
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Hollande threatens legal action over report of affair
France 24, AFP, January 10, 2014
French President François Hollande says he is considering legal action against a French magazine after it claimed he was having an affair with an actress.
The weekly published seven pages of photos detailing the comings and goings outside a Paris apartment block to support its allegation.
According to Closer, actress Julie Gayet, 41, is seen arriving at the apartment block in Paris's upmarket 8th arrondissement (district) late at night.
A man resembling Hollande's personal bodyguard then arrives at the building. A second man – which Closer claimed was Hollande – then arrives on the back of a scooter. He is unidentifiable because he is wearing a black helmet.
The magazine also published photos taken in the morning, showing the first man returning to the flat with what Closer said was a bag of croissants. The second man then emerges, again wearing a helmet, and jumps on the back of a scooter.
Gayet is a well-known actress in her native France and has appeared in numerous films, including the popular 2013 French comedy "Quai d'Orsay" in which she plays a vampish diplomatic adviser in the foreign ministry.
Rumours that Hollande was having an affair with the actress have been circulating on the internet for months.
In a statement to AFP, Hollande slammed the report as an attack on the right to privacy, to which he has a right "like every other citizen.”
(So, there's no attempt to deny the affair, just demanding the right to privacy! - Editor)
Earlier, a source close to the president said, "François Hollande strongly deplores the invasion of his privacy, to which he has a right as any other citizen does. He is studying what action, including legal action, to take following this publication." However, the source did not specifically deny the affair.
Gayet, a Socialist Party supporter, openly backed Hollande during the 2012 presidential race, describing him in one filmed interview as "fantastic" and "really ready to listen".
There was no immediate comment from lawyers for Gayet, a mother of two. She filed a complaint for breach of privacy last March after rumours of an affair with Hollande became public.
French politicians have in the past been known to have affairs with little impact on public opinion, most notably former Socialist president Francois Mitterrand, who had a daughter with his mistress.
The French public also shrugged off Sarkozy's complicated private life during his presidency. Divorced from his wife Cecilia in 2007, Sarkozy married singer and ex-model Carla Bruni after a whirlwind romance in February 2008.
Even political opponents of Hollande were reluctant to condemn the president Friday in the wake of the tabloid exposé.
"As far as the president is concerned, as long as not a cent of public money was used ... I believe that everybody has the right to the respect of their privacy," said Marine Le Pen, of the anti-immigrant National Front, in an interview with i-Tele TV.
Hollande, 59, came to power in 2012 and according to polls is the most unpopular president in France's modern history for his failure to tackle unemployment stuck at around 11 percent and a widespread sense that he lacks authority.
The Closer article overshadowed news of a surprise rebound in the French economy in late 2013, with the Bank of France estimating last-quarter growth at 0.5 percent and November industrial output beating analysts' forecasts.
Closer magazine was previously criticised in 2012 for publishing topless pictures of Kate Middleton, Britain's Duchess of Cambridge.
(FRANCE 24 with REUTERS)
French first lady seeks damages over infidelity claim
Latest update : 2012-11-08
French President François Hollande's partner, Valérie Trierweiler, is seeking €85,000 in damages from the authors of a book that claims she had an affair with a right-wing politician early in her relationship with Hollande.
Valérie Trierweiler, the girlfriend of French President François Hollande, is seeking 85,000 euros in damages from the authors and editor of a book that claims she two-timed the Socialist leader with a prominent right-winger. Trierweiler has sued the authors of "La Frondeuse" (The Rebel) for defamation and infringement of her right to privacy.
François Hollande and Valérie Trierweiler
The book, written by television journalists Christophe Jakubyszyn and Alix Bouilhaguet, claims Trierweiler had an affair with former minister Patrick Devedjian early on in her relationship with Hollande.
At the time she was still married to her second husband and Hollande was still officially with Ségolene Royal, the mother of his four children. Devedjian, who was a minister under Hollande's predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy, has also initiated legal proceedings against the authors of the book, the latest in a string of publications designed to capitalise on public fascination with the president's complicated love life. Trierweiler's suit will be considered by a court here on December 10, her lawyer said.
(AFP), f24, 2012-11-08
French first lady hits back at rumours on past love life
Latest update : 2012-10-11
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