About a week after the Charlie Hebdo event of 7 January 2015, I wrote an essay that I submitted to the Saker, who graciously published it on his site. I have just put it up here on this site.
I think it is of some interest to reread this essay now. It was my initial reaction to the event, but I would say that I stand by the thinking that I expressed in the article. Of course, now we have the benefit of hindsight, seeing what has happened over the last year and a half.
In retrospect, it should have been obvious that Charlie Hebdo would be the first in a series of psy ops. That said, at this point in time, they have really upped the tempo on these staged events to level that is outright dizzying.