Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Who really bombed the refineries?

The largest oil refinery in the world, in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, is reportedly devastated by fire, and its output capacity reduced by half.

Saudi Arabia is supposed to be protected by the world's 3rd largest military in terms of budget, just behind USA and China. This is by far the highest military spending in the world, both per GDP and per capita. All of its military equipment is US-made, including 
5 BOEING AWACS (Airborne early Warning and Control) and 6 battalions of PATRIOT air defense systems, all (AWACS and PATRIOT) manned by US officers.


https://www.rt.com/op-ed/468935-saudi-oil-field-drone-attack/

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-49054323

Yemen has claimed responsibility for the fire, saying it successfully flew a swarm of armed drones 1,000 km into Saudi territory, as retaliation for the 
Saudi-led bombing campaign it is suffering since 2015.


Yemen, one of the poorest nations in the world, has lost 80,000 of its citizen and most of its infrastructure, is experiencing a humanitarian disaster and a famine, due to the bombing and blockade by Saudi Arabia, the US, UK and UAE, but also from France, Israel and a few other NATO-affiliated countries, started in March 2015 and continuing to this day.

However, from the recent news we gather that drones are not the most difficult targets to bring down. Iran brought down several high-altitude US drones, one of them intact, and the Russians have 
defeated at least a dozen armed drone attacks against their airbase in Khmeimim in Syria, including a sophisticated one involving Awacs. Syria and Lebanon brought down many armed Israeli drones recently, and Israel also seems reasonably happy with the performance of its own PATRIOT air defense systems, the same that Saudi Arabia has, which it says 
successfully brings down almost all missiles, planes and drones that have targeted its territory.

So, was Yemen incredibly lucky to drive a dozen drones 1,000 km undetected through Saudi Arabia and devastate its largest refinery?

But there are other ways to reach there. In the Middle East, US-made stealth airplanes like the F-22 operated by the US and the F-35 operated by Israel, have been designed to evade air defenses.

In fact, it is not entirely clear what the PATRIOT, a US-made air defense system operated by US officers would actually do, when detecting a US-made bomber operated by the US or by a US ally like Israel. These systems are "friends" probably on several layers of software.

This was the main argument advanced by the US for cancelling the sale of F-35 to Turkey after they purchased the Russian S-400, and, one would guess, probably the very reason Turkey purchased the S-400 in the first place, after the failed coup in 2016.

Saudi Arabia was also in talks with Russia to purchase the S-400, even before the attack on their refinery.

In a paradoxal way, the US is now defending the notion, via their mainstream media, that their PATRIOT system has LIMITED CAPABILITIES, and is even INFERIOR to the Russian S-400! When did a country claim that the weapons they are trying to hard-sell (just last month, to Turkey and India) are INFERIOR to those of their stated enemy???

https://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/saudi-wealth-and-weaponry-still-can-t-guarantee-oil-s-protection-1.599227

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/04/world/middleeast/saudi-missile-defense.html

So, who really bombed the refineries?

https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/09/16/neo-the-strange-case-of-the-burning-saudi-refineries/

Friday, September 6, 2019

1969: Les Halles déménagent du centre de Paris à Rungis


1969: Les Halles déménagent du centre de Paris à Rungis
Pierre Fournier, Hara-Kiri Mensuel No. 92, Mai 1969.


Les Halles de Paris


Les Halles de Rungis


Ce que le meilleur architecte de l'epoque en disait:

https://m.ina.fr/video/I09015223/critique-du-projet-de-renovation-des-halles-par-l-architecte-fernand-pouillon-video.html

Aujourd'hui la resurrection des Halles est complete, on se croirait vraiment au tout dernier terminal de l'aeroport de Roissy. Ou de Doha. Ou Bangalore. Je ne sais plus...

"Le Monde", avec 50 ans de retard, s'inspire de l'image de Pierre Fournier:
http://imagesociale.fr/7823

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Emmanuel Macron se compare à Poutine, puis à Louis XVI… mais Bloomberg ne retient que Poutine!

Mais n'êtes-vous pas capable de rêver d'autre chose, monsieur le président?

https://in.reuters.com/article/france-economy-macron/in-versailles-macron-vows-to-reform-to-avoid-kings-fate-idINKCN1PF1I2

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-01-28/gilets-jaunes-do-a-big-favor-for-emmanuel-macron

Mais non monsieur le président, vous n'êtes pas Louis XVI, héritier réformiste de l'ancien régime mort il y a 230 ans, et si vous vous cherchez des comparaisons historiques, ne pensez pas non plus à Vladimir Poutine.

https://sputniknews.com/world/201804181063668959-macron-putin-twitter/

Non, ne vous bercez pas d'illusion, pensez plutôt à Nicolas Ceaucescu, le "Danube de la Pensée", mort il y a 30 ans, comme vous enfant chéri des réseaux atlantistes, comme vous photogénique et brillant chef d'état à 39 ans! Ou bien Victor Yanukovich, soutien de l'OTAN et contributeur à l'invasion de l'Irak, soudainement lâché par l'OTAN lorsqu'il a voulu l'indépendance de son pays, l'Ukraine.

Si Bloomberg vous lâche en vous comparant, insulte suprême, à "Poutine", c'est un signe clair. Mais, mais...

Si, en même temps, malgré tout vous vous accrochez et vous reposez de plus en plus, comme Ceausescu, sur la police, vous le faites probablement avec la permission, voire la discrète bénédiction des banques.

Serait-ce une stratégie du pourrissement, visant à briser les reins en profondeur à cette traditionnelle arrogance française qui persiste à se prétendre "libre" et "révolutionnaire"?

Bloomberg ne propose qu'une alternative: les "libertariens". C'est en effet ce qui va arriver si la violence et le chaos s'aggravent. On a déjà "l'état islamique" (qui l'a sonne, celui-là?) qui menace ouvertement les gilets jaunes, va-t-on voir bientôt arriver les snipers de l'OTAN sur les toits, l'Ukraine à Paris?

Votre franchise, monsieur le président, est poignante. Louis XVI, on sait comment il a finit.

S'il vous plait, osez rêver à autre chose. Aucun français ne veut vous guillotiner. Rejoignez les Gilets Jaunes! Soyez un Thomas Sankara qui a réussi! Ayez ce courage. Vous mourrez peut-être assassiné, comme lui. Mais mieux vaut périr assassiné comme Thomas Sankara que comme Louis XVI, non? Et nous, les Français, vous protégeront. Ni guillotine, ni violence, ni coup d'état "libertarien". Mettez fin aux violences policières. Nous vous aiderons à devenir un Thomas Sankara qui réussi. 

Nous avons confiance en nous. Ayez confiance en vous.
Ayons confiance en la France!