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Can the beauty of Notre Dame and all it symbolizes ever be regained? (Video)

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou discuss the tragic fire that engulfed France’s Notre Dame Cathedral.

Can France find the heart and soul to restore the beauty of Notre Dame from the depths of a dark post modernist Europe, devoid of inspiration and divine creation.

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Meanwhile, the Internet is erupting with speculation as to what or who started the Notre Dame fire (via Zerohedge)…


Update 2: Ever careful to watch for false-flags and conspiracy theory concerns, video is emerging of a Gilets-Jaunes in black clothes at one of the two towers half an hour after the start of the fire at Notre-Dame

One definite way to disenfranchise the yellow vests – as they crush French autocracy – would be to set them up as the fall-guys for this national disaster. Surely that is not possible!

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Update 1: A silver lining – if that’s possible: a Catholic priest was today hailed a hero as it emerged he entered the Notre-Dame last night during the height of the inferno to rescue precious cathedral relics including the Crown of Thorns.

The hallowed artefact, which symbolises the wreath of thorns placed on the head of Jesus Christ at his crucifixion, was stored in the cathedral’s treasury and was brought to Paris by French King Louis IX in 1238. Jean-Marc Fournier, Chaplain of Paris Fire Brigade, was also said to have saved the Blessed Sacrament last night from the 850-year-old Gothic masterpiece.

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Paris prosecutor Rémy Heitz stressed early indications suggest the fire was accidental, as he added:

Nothing indicates a deliberate act.”

But, as Michael Snyder details below, now that the initial shock of the fire has subsided, the Internet is buzzing with speculation about the origin of the fire.  In the end, there are only two options.  Either this was an accident, or someone intentionally started the fire.  And if the fire was intentionally started, obviously someone had a motive for doing so.

Time columnist Christopher J. Hale set off a firestorm of speculation when he tweeted that a friend who works at the cathedral told him “cathedral staff said the fire was intentionally set”…

Hale deleted the tweet just a few minutes later.

Was he lying about what he had been told?

Coming from a professional journalist, that doesn’t seem likely.

Instead, it is much more likely that Hale quickly figured out that he said something that he wasn’t supposed to say.

YouTube video that purportedly contains audio of Muslims celebrating the fire at the Notre Dame cathedral has also sparked a lot of speculation.  But at this point there doesn’t appear to be any way to verify the authenticity of the video.

But what we do know is that all of this comes at a time when churches all over France are being attacked.

On March 17th, the second largest church in France erupted in flames, and police later ruled that it was not an accident

While Notre Dame is undoubtedly the most well-known landmark to be affected, Paris’ second largest church, Saint-Sulpice, briefly burst into flames on March 17, the fire damaging doors and stained glass windows on the building’s exterior. Police later reported that the incident had not been an accident.

Overall, a dozen Catholic churches were either set on fire or greatly vandalized during one seven day stretch last month

A dozen Catholic churches have been desecrated across France over the period of one week in an egregious case of anti-Christian vandalism.

The recent spate of church profanations has puzzled both police and ecclesiastical leaders, who have mostly remained silent as the violations have spread up and down France.

Last Sunday, marauders set fire to the church of Saint-Sulpice — one of Paris’ largest and most important churches — shortly after the twelve-o’clock Mass.

And some of the vandalism that was reported during that seven day period was deeply, deeply disturbing

In Nimes (department of the Gard), near the border with Spain, the church of Notre-Dame des Enfants was desecrated in a particularly odious way, with vandals painting a cross with human excrement, looting the main altar and the tabernacle, and stealing the consecrated hosts, which were discovered later among piles of garbage.

Likewise, the church of Notre-Dame in Dijon, in the east of the country, suffered the sacking of the high altar and the hosts were also taken from the tabernacle, scattered on the ground, and trampled.

Could it be possible that there is a connection between those attacks and the fire that just erupted at the Notre Dame cathedral?

That is a question that any decent investigator would be asking at this point.

We also know that anti-Christian and anti-Semitic attacks are on the rise in France.  Just check out these numbers

The number of anti-Semitic attacks (541) rose 74 percent from 2017-2018 while anti-Muslim attacks numbered just 100, the lowest since 2010.

Meanwhile in the same period, there were 1063 anti-Christian attacks, a slight increase on the previous year.

Needless to say, radical Islamists are responsible for most of the attacks against Christians and Jews, and the number of Muslims living in the Paris area has greatly increased in recent years…

According to reports, the number of Jews fleeing France for their safety has dramatically increased since 2000.

In one Paris suburb alone – Seine-Saint-Denis – 40 percent of the population is Muslim while 400,000 illegal immigrants also live there.

But in this politically-correct era, we aren’t supposed to talk about attacks against Christians, and this is especially true if those attacks are conducted by radical Islamists.

On Monday, even anchors at Fox News had apparently been instructed that any speculation about who started the Notre Dame cathedral fire must be immediately shut down.  These days there is very little difference between Fox News and the other major news networks, and that is very unfortunate.

On another note, I also find it very interesting that at one point on Monday a YouTube algorithm linked the fire at the Notre Dame cathedral with the 9/11 attacks

A YouTube feature designed to combat misinformation offered some of its own during a major news event Monday: It linked the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral to the September 11 terrorist attacks.

The company blamed the mixup on its algorithms. It removed the links on all Notre Dame fire posts after the issue was flagged.

In this day and age, the “spin” is often more important than the actual events themselves.

In the coming days, a tremendous effort will be made to get us to feel a certain way about the Notre Dame cathedral fire.

But what would be so wrong with allowing us to think for ourselves and allowing us to come to our own conclusions?

The Internet was one of the last bastions for global free speech, but now the heavy hand of censorship is descending, and our ability to freely discuss global events is eroding a little bit more with each passing day

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Olivia Kroth
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Thank you for this interesting interview. I think Peter Lavelle is right. People in Europe should return to their core values and protect their historical and cultural monuments carefully. Also people in France might remember that not so long ago their Air Force – under Nato command and under President Sarkozy’s unholy reign – destroyed all of Libya’s buildings, those of religious value and secular buildings as well. The French did not “vote” for it, they saw it happen because they have no say whatsoever on what is happening in their country. Every Saturday, the Yellow Vest protests remind us… Read more »

Nikolaiki
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Nikolaiki

Well stated…thank you.

ascot7
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ascot7

Stop looking at uniqueness, and look at truth. A man made Doctrines, are false. GOD Hates men’s Doctrines. The great Vatican is nothing but a cult. And she is the BEAST,

Olivia Kroth
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This is a Russian video showing Notre Dame of Paris. Russians love Paris, and especially this wonderful cathedral:

Olivia Kroth
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Here is another video of a Russian showing Notre Dame, with lovely French music:

Собор Парижской Богоматери – прекрасный образец готической архитектуры и одно из самых известных и популярных религиозных строений в мире. /
The Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral is a great example of Gothic architecture and one of the most famous religious buildings in the world.

Music: Gregorian – Le Temps De Cathedrales, Instant De Paix

Olivia Kroth
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Setting fire to Notre Dame de Paris is part of a psychological war against the core values of France. We must not forget that those behind Macron are trying to get rid of France’s past, to review its history. They hate Notre Dame de Paris because it is the materialization of the genius of the men of the Middle Ages, a projection of the French soul … all things that Macron and his CIA buddies want to erase. The fire is an attack sponsored by the secret agencies of the state, there is a satanic ritual behind all that. Their… Read more »

George A. Wrigley jr
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George A. Wrigley jr

To me it simply represented the wealth of the Catholic church, one of the most evil organizations to ever exist,while the commoner begs for scraps.

Olivia Kroth
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You certainly have a point there, George. I also do not like the Catholic Church, not at all. It is an evil organization in my eyes, too.

But Notre Dame de Paris is also a cultural treasure, not only a sacred place for Catholics. It is a wonderful jewel of architecture, 850 years old.

Olivia Kroth
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I so admired the unique spire of Notre Dame de Paris.The spire burned down.

“Notre-Dame’s iconic, 295-foot-tall wooden spire toppled last night. The architectural feature was built during a 1859 renovation of the Cathedral, under the purview of architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc. The Gallic rooster sculpture that topped the spire was severely damaged. Thankfully, sixteen statues previously situated at the spire’s base had been removed last week for renovations, and are safe …”

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/travel-guide/a27168142/notre-dame-cathedral-fire-spire-roof-relics-art-destroyed/

ascot7
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ascot7

Beauty has nothing to do with truth. Only limestone or sandstone. There is no Holy Spirit in that edifice of Rome.

ascot7
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ascot7

A sacred place for the Devil,

HelenB
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HelenB

Apparently there was a fire at Al-Aqsa Mosque too, but they managed to put that out.
Oddly coincidental.
I would suspect Christopher J Hale’s tweet was correct.
Now who would set fire to both at the same time?

Olivia Kroth
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Yes, who indeed. That is a very interesting question. Could it be someone’s “Deep State”? Hm, just saying!

ascot7
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ascot7

These fires are warnings from God

Vince Dhimos
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Vince Dhimos

I need to say something about all this “we are all Parisians” stuff. I lived in Paris for 9 months and walked past Notre-Dame many times, close up. I also went in a few times. Of course I was deeply impacted to see the clips of it burning. But consider this: The US and NATO gleefully bombed Serbia in the Kosovo war, killing about 13,500 civilians. France bombed after it said it didn’t want the war. France also fired missiles into Syria. No one can say which bombs were French ones, but the bombing was one of the most indiscriminate… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
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I fully agree with you, Vince. May I add one more NATO war, in which the government of France participated: Libya! They destroyed everything there, buildings and people. It was a genocide. And I remember who bleated loudly and proudly about it: the idiotic French president Nicolas Sarkozy, together with that stupid British sheep, Tony Blair. Where are these voices today? Gone with the wind but the countries they helped to destroy still suffer!

Olivia Kroth
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… And these are only the more spectacular cases, all the media reported on. But let’s also mention those more or less secret wars that France has fought against local populations and nations in Africa, in their former colonies. The French needn’t be surprised at all that their cherished Notre Dame de Paris is or was burning. They have burned so much land, villages, towns, cities, animals and human beings in Africa. Here is a list of the French covert (or open) wars in Africa: Chad (2005-2010), Somalia (2009-2019), Nigeria (2009-2019), Ivory Coast (2010-2011), Libya (2011), Central Africa (2013-2016). The… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
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I like proverbs because they are full of ancient wisdom. This one sums it up nicely: “What goes round, comes round.”

ascot7
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ascot7

I agree, also Britain. Burning, looting. They cherish Notre Dam, beauty and the Beast, the Beast is the Vatican.

ascot7
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ascot7

Do you know this, the Vatican is a lodge, nothing more. A Devil manufactured cult. REV. 17 TELLS YOU ALL ABOUT CULTS. France and all European states will also burn. Joel 2/28. Read the KJV, not the untruths.

Hmph
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Hmph

Well said. Belgrade is burning….and for what? Milosevic did in Kosovo a fraction of what US-controlled Ukraine did in the Donbass to try to regain control and a ten thousandth of what the US-backed Saudis are doing in Yemen.

To top it all off, look who the US prefers to support, the organ selling, ISIS accommodating terrorists of the narco-mafia state of Kosovo or the stand-up rebels of the Donbass. America, you shame your citizenry…….over and over and over again.

Marshal
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Marshal

Barrister Mercouris, do you remember the Huawei sp. difficulties Typhoon Menghut, poodle britian quickly went front page with saying Huawei was acceptable, this at Iskur Storm Dingers expense, so thier Canadian puppet as he accussed Meng..he had to of previously wronged- understand?, thus attempt against Storm Diner brought this to surface. It works other ways, proportionate to the wrong is the right…I’m encouraging you! Advocate for Righteousness in very important matters, Believe that this is why you realized previously difficulties. Lake Placid movie, gifted crocadile specialist had dreams of his head being used in a game, but he knew the… Read more »

Marshall
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Marshall

I went to Simple Keyboard, no auto correct, Avenge not avengements…Marshall with Star

Marshal
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Marshal

I keep telling Europe that the entity here hates you, it boosting up a simple equation, Madagascar Zambia reversed, Jal Bejal..Rancho Aqua Negro Chiquita Santa a Rosa CHAPAL, BP spill gulf, fountain of Santa a Rosa CHAPEL, 3rd level Baths Heba Uriah the Hittite. But you see how England had to be globbered with storm after storm, and other difficulties, this is why Greece Rome 2 forms of Europe New World reiteration correct needs to be accomplished, Access to the Lanquage of the Fathers. Efforts to opportunistly boost schematicals can be detected by your continium. I dont have to work… Read more »

ascot7
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ascot7

The Notre dam Cathedral does nothing for the true Bible Believer. Age has nothing to do with it. This so called Cathedral, does not have the Holy Ghost, it is devoid of truth. Because of the Doctrine of the Vatican. Which is a cult.

Just Sayin'
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Just Sayin'

For what it stands?….seems to me, it was built in a time when the Church treated apostates much as the hard core IS does today.

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