If you've been following the story about those explosions in Chinese chemicals plants, this is one to add to the growing list, for now there's been a similar explosion in France, according to this account in RT, shared by Mr. G.B.:

France blasts: Foul play suspected as ‘electronic device’ found at the scene

2 blasts rock oil refinery in southern France 10km from Marseille Airport

There is so much that lends suspicion to this story that one has to stop to ponder the details carefully for our high octane speculation of the day. While a short article, consider some of those details, and their possible implications. first, notice the last article linked above, and these statements:

Criminal intent is suspected in the incident, a source close to the French government told Reuters.

"The simultaneous explosion of the tanks, which are spaced about 500 meters from each other, is not the result of a technical accident," the source said. "The theory of criminal intent is clearly being considered.”

Earlier attacks in France had been blamed on radical Islamicism:

Man beheaded, several injured in Islamist attack on French gas factory

But the first article linked above now confirms that the Marseilles attack was possibly the result of criminal intent and deliberation:

An electronic device has been discovered by investigators next to a petrochemical facility in southern France, where two tanks caught fire on Tuesday. Sources say it might confirm earlier suspicions that the blaze was started on purpose.

"The simultaneous explosion of the tanks, which are spaced about 500 meters from each other, is not the result of a technical accident. The thesis of criminal intent is clearly being considered," an anonymous source told Reuters.

The device is now being analyzed to find out if it could have started the fire, police officials told Liberation.

Assuming for the sake of argument here that this device will be confirmed to have been the cause of the French explosion, one now has to speculate: who, and why? In one sense, the previous attack mentioned by RT has already set the stage to blame the usual culprit: radical Islamic terrorism. And indeed, this may be the actual culprit, should the attack in Marseilles be concluded to have been the result of criminal action. But in the wider context of the explosions in China, one has to wonder. In both countries the explosions occurred at chemical plants, and in France's case, one cannot blame it on "Communist bureaucratic incompetence and command economies." In the French case, one is additionally dealing with an American company.

The real question is, are the events in China, then, subsequently at the explosion at an American base in Japan, and now in southern France, related? And if so, how? One thing that this question poses is that if that reading is true - and please note there is no evidence as yet to suggest it is - then it would seem suicidal for radical Islamic groups to be targeting China in addition to Western interests. And this in turn suggests that if these strange explosions are the result of coordinated action, that they are false flags of some sort, but to what end? Simultaneous attacks on Chinese, Japanese, American, and French soil suggest that s stage might be being set to blame an entire culture, to so ramp up world outrage against it, that under the combined weight of Western and Oriental outrage, it must reform, or yield...

And that's a frightening scenario to contemplate. These stories will have to be watched carefully, for evidence, or counter-evidence. So far, the Chinese government has been unusually quiet about those explosions in its country, as has Japan, and the USA about the American base explosion. Perhaps we'll all have to read about it on RT...

See you on the flip side...


Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Aridzonan_13 on September 22, 2015 at 6:56 am

    There appears to be an escalation in cyber attacks globally. See for more details. Scuttelbutt is the # of attacks are waaaayyy up..

  2. yankee phil on September 22, 2015 at 2:22 am

    Here in europe no mention of the explosions in France on the news. Why are they hiding it from the europeans? Do they think the refugee’s everyone is being asked to readily accept by Nato have something to do with the news blackout over here?

  3. zendogbreath on September 21, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    I think you’re all onto it. I’d go Dana and Basta one better. The criminals, govts and oligarchs are all the same. Some more so one type than another. Some more active than another. The one better is the idea that without each, we’d not have the others.

    Now on to motives. Corporatafia. Kinda like that. Makes me wanna fit religion and oligarchs in there too. Too long a name. Besides the only difference between oligarchies and mobs is legitimized business families. But motives. Does anyone have an idea of the age of the infrastructures damaged in these places? And who insured them? And for how much? That’d be something if they were all insured by the same super cat company. I figure you’re all familiar with the insurance cash cows on World Trade’s buildings for Silverstein et al. Who’s got shares in the attacked companies would be worth knowing too.

  4. goshawks on September 21, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    As I read Joseph’s analysis, I got a flash of “Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows” with Sherlock’s nemesis, Professor Moriarty. As most will recall, Professor Moriarty was ramping-up European tensions with a series of ‘terrorist attacks’. His aim was to be the supplier of everything from bandages to bombs when his planned European-conflagration broke out.

    In today’s world, the ‘calm’ at the end of the Cold War has been systematically shredded. Everyday business requires calm to forecast future demand and plan the supply of same. It is only the ‘military industrial complex’ (however broadly you define it) that profits from fear and chaos. Into that, you can add unscrupulous banksters who look to profit from funding War.

    “Cui bono?” (literally “to whose benefit?”) Follow the money…

  5. DownunderET on September 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Hummm, mutual explosions, is it messages being sent, who knows. But if the Chinese are not saying anything, then there’s a signal right there.
    The world is full of “paybacks”, it becomes serious when the players start pulling triggers.

  6. Robert Barricklow on September 21, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Whose the greatest mass murder? The governments.
    The greatest criminals? The governments.
    Smedley Butler/I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.
    Add the corporate press to that racket.
    The “real” criminal/gangster’s are in charge of the governments and running their plays with x’s & o’s and explosions galore, to achieve the goals that are in their interests and not those under their thumbs doing their bidding. Being paid blood moneys to cut their & their families own throats in the long & sometimes short run.
    Time to change the game.
    Time for a paradigm shift in the peoples’ interests.

    • mpaff on September 21, 2015 at 11:16 am

      I could not agree, more! Thank you, Robert!

  7. marcos toledo on September 21, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Anyone for coining a new word corporatafia combining corporation mafia. The government portrayed in the Buck Rogers serial of the 1930s run by Killer Cain. though I think we rather live under those gangster heal than under the NWO we live longer better lives.

    • DanaThomas on September 21, 2015 at 10:40 am

      According to certain commentators the Yakuza actually represent a relatively benign force (as long as they get their “cut” of course), opposed to globalists. I don’t know about that, but there may be something to it, given the disquieting connections of some of the “official” Japanese oligarchs….

  8. 8thdegreeofj on September 21, 2015 at 9:40 am

    What ever happened to the good ole fashioned modus operandi of attacking and taking credit for it? Nobody wants the spotlight anymore?

    This feels like a planet-wide Operation Gladio.

  9. basta on September 21, 2015 at 8:11 am

    One should note that this French explosion predates the Chinese blasts by several months, so this would be the start of things going boom — not the latest in a long line of.

    The blast occurred on July 14th — Bastille Day, comparable to July 4th in the USA — and so was immediately deemed highly suspicious. FWIW, Le Figaro reported last week that no conclusion has been drawn on who actually did it, not that the public would get a staight answer in any event, but investigators are studying “internal” actors — people within the company, suppliers, and the like.

    Given the date of the event, I doubt it was either disgruntled employees or the Marseilles mafia. It was doubtless a political statement, but given the size of the installation, it seems that a 3-letter state actor would easily have managed to make a much greater conflagration.

    BTW, there’s an old saying in Italy that the Church, the government and the mafia are just different slices of the same pie.

  10. DanaThomas on September 21, 2015 at 6:52 am

    The “criminal” trail should not be dismissed out of hand. “Organized crime” (or mafia for short, without limiting the term to the famous Italian version) as a non-State player in both violent acts and financial operations has long been talked about but mentioned less often in the “western” media since 2001, when the “Islamic” scapegoat came to the forefront.
    The authors discussing “hidden finance” inevitably come up against mafias of various types, though most(present company excepted, together with people like Levenda and Seagrave) avoid analyzing the mafia as just another “family” based oligarchy that dominates thanks to physical and financial force: this definition is too uncomfortably close to that of most State and corporate actors. Even though the historical evidence of the close connection between mafia, banks and government has been out there for decades, in archives books and publications, the mainstream political approach still maintains the fiction that government and crime are two watertight categories and any overlapping is purely coincidental. Italy is perhaps an exception, since this topic is now part of the public discourse….
    The Marseilles area is notorious for its own version of the mafia. The question is, could such an attack against a major infrastructure be just for “traditionally criminal” (and this implicitly “local” purposes, like burning down a restaurant that fails to pay “protection”? Or is something else involved?

    • Joseph P. Farrell on September 21, 2015 at 7:16 am

      Excellent points Dana. Thank you for sharing them!

  11. WalkingDead on September 21, 2015 at 6:14 am

    It is always easy to suspect the usual suspects, however, there may be a larger more sinister purpose to all of this. Once you have the entire earth embroiled in war, with the entire populace crying for relief, how hard would it be to step in with your one world government to put an end to it all? The agenda is accelerating in many ways now. The “breakaway group” has nothing less than total world domination as their goal. The are following a plan that was put in place a very long time ago and is approaching fulfillment.
    Nothing to see here, move along…

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