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Hypocrisy of the Paris Marchers


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The Paris "unity rally" to stand up for free speech in the face of last week's magazine shooting in Paris was an exercise in hypocrisy by the western political leaders who rushed in for the photo-op, RPI Director Daniel McAdams told Sputnik News today. France, Germany, and the United Kingdom routinely jail their own citizens who express opinions their governments object to, he added.

These three countries have actually supported the kinds of jihadists who carried out the shooting last week, he said, referring to their support for those seeking to overthrow Syrian President Assad. The two Paris shooters "were essentially promoting French foreign policy when they were in Syria last summer fighting against the Assad government," he said.

Likewise, said McAdams, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, also present at the "rally," are responsible for "innumerable violations of free speech in their own countries."

The US was wise to avoid the staged "march" of political leaders, said McAdams, as the Obama Administration is one of the worst violators of the First Amendment. "The Obama Administration has invoked the Espionage Act more times than all its predecessors combined to silence or imprison whistleblowers," he added.

Read the entire interview here.

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