INSIDE MAN: Emmanuel Macron the Billionaire Banker’s Choice – What’s Next For France?

Shawn Helton
21st Century Wire

What’s next for France as President Emmanuel Macron takes office?

Mainstream reports still maintain that the faux outsider/ex-Rothschild banker and so-called ‘centrist’ Emmanuel Macron was given little support by the establishment during the 2017 French presidential election. However, this media projection belied Macron’s background as a member of the Socialist Party and as a Minister of Economy and Finance within Francois Hollande‘s administration, something which proves a much deeper connection to the established order in French politics.

Is there any doubt that Macron’s win sets the stage for the banking elite and imperial globalists to ‘pass the torch’ to yet another European Union favorite?

Let’s take stock of some of the developments surrounding Macron’s presidential win and what it might mean for France moving forward…

‘CORPORATE ELECT’ – The election of President Emmanuel Macron marks the continuation of a globalized future for France. (Photo Illustration 21WIRE’s Shawn Helton)

Illusion of Choice?

Only a slim margin (just over 2%) separated Macron and nationalist challenger Marine Le Pen in the first round of the French presidential election in 2017. This was a stark contrast to the final election results that saw the former banker skyrocket to a shocking win over Le Pen (66% to 34%), which only perpetuated questions about potential election tampering and fraud raised prior to voting.

In the days the leading up to the French presidential election, Le Pen’s campaign contacted election authorities about allegations concerning torn ballot papers prior to the final round of voting. Reuters disclosed Le Pen’s campaign concerns just two days before the election:

“The National Front party of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen complained to election authorities that voters in several regions received torn facsimile ballot papers bearing her name in a pre-election information package.

Such packages are sent to all French voters in the run-up to elections, detailing party manifestos and containing mock-up ballot papers for each candidate marked with their names.”

Despite concerns over torn voting ballots, Le Pen’s campaign accepted the results as election reports claimed that “…a record-breaking 12 per cent of French voters were projected to have spoiled their ballots – seemingly put off by both politicians who are not members of establishment parties.”

Question: Was Le Pen genuinely concerned about election fraud or was it an electioneering ruse, designed to dovetail her populist campaign image that appears to push back against the oligarchy, NATO and the EU?

Ironically, due historical associations and connections to those previously in French politics, neither Macron or Le Pen could be viewed as an outsider or anti-establishment.

In a world of political revolving doors, double speak and polarizing choices, we are often given what is regarded as the illusion of choice when it comes to world leaders. Regardless of the media descriptions of an apparent centrist outsider vs. a far-right nationalist, the contentious election between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, may have been just two sides of the same political coin as recently pointed out by writer/researcher Gilbert Mercier at News Junkie Post:

“Many in the international press, for the sake of analogy and simplification, compare Emmanuel Macron to Hillary Clinton and Marine Le Pen to Donald Trump but, as a matter of fact, Macron’s trajectory is similar to that of Trump in the sense of pretending to be anti-establishment and not to belong to the conventional political class. Like Trump, Macron’s recipe for success is the made-up charm of the fake political outsider. Of course Macron is purely an establishment tool, a company man just like Trump, and he will be France’s next president, handpicked by the Rothschild family. The country’s political system has become moribund and democracy not much more than a con game. Case in point: regardless of the French people’s fate, the global financial market was already salivating after the first round at the prospect of a Macron victory.”

Interestingly, Wall Street has also enjoyed quite a boost overall since Donald Trump took office in America, as the The S&P 500 rallied 11.6% since the election, which is the second-highest spike under any US president in the first 100 days in office. While supporters of Trump suggest this is purely due to the well-known mogul’s pro-business view, it’s also likely that the continued inclusion of ex-Goldman Sachs insiders in the White House has more to do with the rallied market.

FIREBRAND’ – Look for more designer Western political campaigns to appear as an ‘outside’ force moving forward. (Image Source: vtv)

#MacronLeaks Controversy: Russia or CIA Hacking?

Cyber Scoop published the following concerning leaked emails linked to the Macron campaign just prior to the French presidential election this year. The apparently ‘hacked’ emails were a virtual redux of what happened to the Hillary Clinton campaign, as emails linked to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta were also leaked prior to the US presidential election in 2016:

“The hacked emails leaked last week from the campaign of French President-elect Emmanuel Macron contain phishing links pointing to domains associated with Fancy Bear, the hacking group also known as APT28, according to the cybersecurity firm Flashpoint.”

“Flashpoint’s hypothesis [is] that the Macron leak was undertaken by Fancy Bear based on the contents of the dump itself, as well as the current and historic political environment in which this attack took place,” said Vitali Kremez, research director for Flashpoint. APT28, which has been linked to Russian intelligence agencies, was blamed for hacking Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee in 2016. Researchers have recently linked other high-profile phishing attempts to the group.”

Strangely, right before the apparent Macron leaks, Facebook specifically targeted allegedly fake accounts in an effort to control information prior to the 2017 French presidential election:

Facebook says it has targeted 30,000 fake accounts linked to France ahead of the country’s presidential election, as part of a worldwide effort against misinformation.

The company said Thursday it’s trying to “reduce the spread of material generated through inauthentic activity, including spam, misinformation, or other deceptive content that is often shared by creators of fake accounts.”

In this age of new and improved trial by media format, we can expect a catalog of unfounded accusations, along with the usual anti-Russia hyperbole from the US and other Western allied nations for its new go-to scapegoat. More and more its seems the Russian meddling meme is a ‘red herring’ that can be applied to just about any story, including political smear campaigns.

Shortly after the release of the Macron email leaks, Wikileaks looked into the story’s authenticity…

Wikileaks Macron leaks real

While Flashpoint was quick to assign blame to Russia over the Macron leaks, there could be other potential possibilities. In March of 2017, Wikileaks allegedly exposed many of the CIA’s hacking tools. Here’s a passage from a 21WIRE report on that topic worth considering in the wake of Flashpoint’s review of the leaked Macron emails:

“One of the more curious details contained in Vault 7 were the revelations concerning the CIA’s ability to mask any hacking  fingerprints that could potentially implicate the agency. Additionally, the secretive agency could also leave behind potential evidence that a cyber attack was carried out by a foreign body or nation. Here’s another passage from the Wikileaks publication on the matter:

“Tradecraft DO’s and DON’Ts” contains CIA rules on how its malware should be written to avoid fingerprints implicating the “CIA, US government, or its witting partner companies” in “forensic review”. 

QUESTION: Was the CIA involved in the #MacronLeaks, purposely leaving behind the digital fingerprints that would implicate a Russian hacking group?

In February of 2017, the transparency seeking organization Wikileaks revealed that the CIA has long been involved in France’s political process, infiltrating many of the NATO member state’s various political parties, including the French Socialist Party (Macron’s membership was from 2006-2009) and Le Pen’s National Front:

“All major French political parties were targeted for infiltration by the CIA’s human (“HUMINT”) and electronic (“SIGINT”) spies in the seven months leading up to France’s 2012 presidential election. The revelations are contained within three CIA tasking orders published today by WikiLeaks as context for its forth coming CIA Vault 7 series. Named specifically as targets are the French Socialist Party (PS), the National Front (FN) and Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) together with current President Francois Hollande, then President Nicolas Sarkozy, current round one presidential front runner Marine Le Pen, and former presidential candidates Martine Aubry and Dominique Strauss-Khan.”

QUESTION: Is it possible that a host of candidates were used as ‘controlled opposition’ in France’s 2017 presidential election – including Le Pen?

Le Pen’s own father Jean-Marie Le Pen‘s controversial background as a former Front National leader in a sense has compromised her candidacy, not to mention Front National’s historical ties to the rise of fascism in Germany and Italy in the 1930’s as Mercier’s recent article reminds us.

Here’s a screen shot from the February 2017 press release by Wikileaks that allegedly describes the CIA’s espionage orders for candidates in France in 2012…


‘PASSING THE TORCH’ – Outgoing French President Francois Hollande attended a WW2 ceremony with newly elected President Emmanuel Macron on May 8th. (Image Source: twitter

In October of 2016, after analyzing the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that targeted many online companies and news agencies such as Amazon, Netflix, CNN and The New York Times in America, we learned that the threat intelligence firm Flashpoint assumed the lead public relations role in the media after the event – just as they did following the highly suspicious Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando in June of 2016. In fact, there was a curious connection between Flashpoint, the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting and the American venture capital firm Greycroft Partners, a company who was a large contributor to the Hillary Clinton campaign.

It should be noted once again that Flashpoint themselves, according to their own website, are a private cybersecurity firm that is composed of a …diverse crew of white-hat hackers, engineers, analysts, salespeople, marketers, and operations specialists [who] are fearlessly problem-solving as we change the way organizations evaluate risk.”

The clandestine firm adds that their “premium Business Risk Intelligence solutions afford superlative access and visibility into opaque areas of the Internet, empowering our clients to defend themselves against various cyber and physical threats.”

While Greycroft‘s contributions to the Clinton campaign were somewhat of a sidebar to the large internet outage attack story, it did represent an uncanny business and political connection following another high-profile incident. This was further proven in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting incident after Flashpoint took the PR lead again acting as a ‘translator’ of the dubious al Qaeda terror publication Inspire, a magazine that has been suggested to be the creation of the CIA.

QUESTION: Is it really just a coincidence that Flashpoint has been attached to so many heavily politicized events?

By outlining Flashpoint’s connections, we can see how tight the elite inner circle is, with a small collective of corporate and media gatekeepers – and political operatives working in unison to carefully stage-manage the narrative around several high-profile controversial events in America, as well as Europe.

Conclusion: The PR role played by Flashpoint in the Macron leaks fiasco should be closely examined, as this group now seems to have embedded themselves in many questionable events across the globe and any case conclusions they’ve drawn should be heavily scrutinized.

House of Cards: The Macron Scandal?

The Duran recently discussed scandalous details linked to France’s new president Emmanuel Macron – information deemed be authentic by the transparency seeking website Wikileaks, as mentioned above. Here’s a passage from The Duran below:

“French Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron may not be the boring ex-Rothschild banker turned aspiring war criminal that he’s lead us to believe he is. New information gathered by online researchers and published by Milo Yiannopoulos has shown that Macron may be addicted to a dangerous drug, may be engaged in secret homosexual relationships and may have had private alcohol fuelled parties paid for by the Rothschild bank.

1. Drugs

Leaked emails have shown an alleged conspiracy to cover-up drug deals procured by senior Macron campaign manager Alain Tourret.

Tourret ordered 3-Methylmethcathinone also known as MMC-3, a drug France classes in the same category as heroin.

The drugs were paid for in the Bitcoin crypto-currency and shipped to government addresses. The emails explain that this was done so that if busted, Macron’s people could always claim there were the victims of an expensive prank.

drugs 1

But damning allegations of hard-core drug use go beyond this.

An email from a man called Raphael Colhoun who works closely with Macron sent an email to an associate containing the single phrase, ““don’t forget to buy c. for the boss”. ‘c.’ is considered to be  an aphorism to the dangerous drug cocaine.”

The magnitude of a scandal as outlined above would surely be enough to compromise and pressure any world leader into accepting a certain political vision, whether or not the allegations were true. Furthermore, in today’s fast food news cycle, the masses as a whole most likely won’t take the time to differentiate between a carefully crafted smear campaign or genuine conspiracy. In this way, appropriate cover for a real conspiracy is provided even as misconduct is released in plain sight, thus ensuring a political ‘lock and step’ with any particular agenda moving forward.

QUESTION: If Macron leak scandal is real, what would the technocratic engineers of today expect from the politically compromised official?

This will be something to look for, as Macron’s newly formed administration and the En Marche! movement could deflect any future scandal by ramping up military support in an effort to bolster any Western ‘coalition’ action in Syria…

‘SUBLIMINAL SIGNAL’ – Posts on the social news aggregate Reddit noted the use of pre-Baath era Syrian flag favored by the regime change linked Syrian opposition prominently displayed at Macron’s victory rally. (Image Source: redditmedia)

France & ‘Regime Change’ in Syria

Here at 21WIRE, we’ve also noted the political fallout concerning the latest WMD allegations out of Syria, as the heavily propagandized imagery brought to us by the US-UK and Gulf state backed White Helmets group has been parroted by Western media without question. The White Helmets of course are well documented at 21WIRE, a group that has a history of producing western-oriented war propaganda.

Even though Macron discussed a diplomatic solution to Syria during his campaign run, he was quick to fall in line with French intelligence laying blame with the Syrian regime without much protest. Offering moderate support to the as of yet still forensically unsubstantiated sarin chemical attack out of the Idlib province of Syria this past April. This most likely means that there will be a continuation of War On Terror era politicking in an effort to distract from France’s ‘lost decade’ of economic prosperity, while the NATO member state is on the ready for any military intervention in the future.

Macron’s carry over of Hollande policies may well loom large, as suggested in February in an article written by Laurent Daure, that was republished by 21WIRE entitled FRANCE: Hollande’s Secret Dirty War against Freedom of Speech While Supporting Terrorism Globally.” The passage below illustrates the problematic nature of Western imperatives carried out internationally under the guise of so-called humanitarian crises:

“…perhaps the most repugnant is that the multitude of NATO stenographers in corporate media and the facilitators of “humanitarian wars” who are plastered all over the NATO-aligned media, have never been condemned for their “apology for crimes against Peace” and “apology for the violation of international law” which has generated millions of victims globally.”

There will be much to scrutinize with regards to Macron’s ‘reform and relaunch’ of the EU, as his so-called dynamiting of the political landscape while likely be a continuation of the same globalization seen during Hollande’s time in office.

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