France will reinstate controls on its borders — normally open to other countries in Europe’s free-travel zone — for the period around a major U.N. climate conference in Paris, the interior minister said Friday. Authorities are on alert for violent protesters as well as potential terror attacks around the Nov. 30-Dec. 11 conference. Some 80 heads of state including President Barack Obama, and tens of thousands of other people, are expected in Paris for the conference opening.
Bernard Cazeneuve said on BFM television Friday that the controls will be in place for a month “in the context of terrorist threats that could come and stain this large international gathering that is carrying a grand message for humanity.” Europe’s so-called Schengen zone of countries with open borders allows for occasional reintroduction of internal border checks, which some countries have done amid this year’s migrant crisis.
Any bets on how long the “temporary” suspension lasts. Meanwhile, that is some grand message for humanity: a fraudulent “science” that does not pass even the simplest of logical tests and must be argued from authority and ad hominem lest the scam be revealed.
France is still reeling from deadly attacks by Islamic extremists in January on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery. Since then, the country has seen several other smaller attacks or attempts, including when a heavily armed Islamic radical was prevented by young American passengers from attacking a high-speed train in August. France is also bombing Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq as part of a U.S.-led coalition, and has troops fighting extremists in Africa.
The climate conference is aimed at reaching the most ambitious accord to date for world governments to reduce emissions that cause global warming.
Somehow it’s fitting that the “climate change” hoax and international terrorism wind up in the same story — two examples of the deracinated and dangerous world we now live in.