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August 24 2013

L'obsolescence de l'homme

L’obsolescence de l’homme
http://www.greekcrisis.fr/2013/08/Fr0269.html

Depuis nos cinq hôpitaux athéniens supprimés de la semaine dernière, le temps est à l’évacuation les malades. “Il faut dire que les sociétés ne changent pas facilement et tous ceux, qui n’arrivent pas à s’adapter, alors ils meurent”, avait déjà affirmé dans un tweet Adonis Georgiadis, ministre de la “Santé” d’Antonis Samaras et ancien du parti d’extrême-droite, LAOS. Août finissant, été décidément rigide et... murmure troïkanne : “C’est la compétitivité qui compte avant tout, la Grèce n’est plus un problème, (...)

August 07 2013

Hydroélectricité : Inquiétude des pécheurs du Mékong à cause de la construction de barrages au…

#Hydroélectricité : Inquiétude des #pécheurs du #Mékong à cause de la construction de barrages au #Laos.

Six pays, de la #Chine à sa source au #Vietnam à son embouchure, profitent des richesses du Mékong. Mais aujourd’hui, les projets hydroélectriques menacent faune et flore, et à terme, le mode de vie des habitants. La pêche, ressource essentielle, est la première menacée.

http://geopolis.francetvinfo.fr/le-mekong-menace-par-les-barrages-20489

July 23 2013

The Way of the Knife : The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth

The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth
http://www.aucegypt.edu/GAPP/CairoReview/Pages/articleDetails.aspx?aid=392

The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth. By Mark Mazzetti, The Penguin Press HC, 2013, 400 pp.

When Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld asked a man who would go on to become his chief of special operations whether it was legal for the Pentagon to conduct operations in countries with which the United States was not actively at war, the man replied that it was, comparing it favorably to Richard Nixon’s secret bombing of Cambodia and Laos during the Indochina conflicts. Never mind that those strikes were among the most scandalous acts of Nixon’s scandal-laden tenure.

This idea that history repeats itself is a central theme of Mazzetti’s book. Back in the 1980s, before there was the infamous Blackwater organization, there was a little-known, off-the-books Pentagon spy unit known as Intelligence Support Activity. The unit’s secret budget and retired special operators became “the perfect ingredients for a toxic recipe,” Mazzetti writes. It was shut down within two years, after a blistering inspector general report complained that the government “should have learned the lesson of the 70s” about creating such units.

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