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Bernard Henry Lévy, l'art de la philosophie Photo by Marc Roussel

Bernard Henry Lévy, l'art de la philosophie Photo by Marc Roussel

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Comment by Yossi Nahmias on February 20, 2015 at 2:31pm

If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words ...

"In Paris recently, I asked Lévy why he’d adopted the Libyan cause. “Why? I don’t know!” he said. “Of course, it was human rights, for a massacre to be prevented, and blah blah blah—but I also wanted them to see a Jew defending the liberators against a dictatorship, to show fraternity. I wanted the Muslims to see that a Frenchman—a Westerner and a Jew—could be on their side.”

Lévy said that he returned to Paris and told President Nicolas Sarkozy that humanitarian intervention wasn’t enough. “The real objective had to be to topple Qaddafi,” he told me. Sarkozy agreed, and Lévy became his emissary. "


Comment by Yossi Nahmias on September 4, 2014 at 12:57pm

The philosopher as a useful idiot - Bernard-Henri Lévy, the man who urged Sarkozy to intervene in favor of anti Gaddafi rebels. 

Comment by Yossi Nahmias on March 21, 2011 at 7:12am
It is similar in certain ways to the 1956 Anglo-French and Israeli Opération Mousquetaire / Kadesh Operation; the military attacks on Egypt in Suez and Sinai. I will not argue about the practical and professional (let alone, ethical) aspects of the military operation, but the guiding principle behind the Euro-American intervention in Libya is a descendant of the West hegemonic world view in relation to the East.
Comment by Weinstein Henry on March 20, 2011 at 11:45pm

So you think The Times They Are Not A-Changing, Yossi. Interesting. Listen, I'm not le Président de la République, I'm not BHL; and Noam Chomsky, Thanks God, is not the President of the USA.

I just said what's going on in Libya for France's President and Britain's PM has something to do with Tunisian & Egyptian revolutions (and more to come). I said it because following only the American media, you miss the point for us: Europe and the Arab world.

Frankly I'm much more concerned by what's going on in Japan or Israel or Bahrein than by the Libyan Civil War (and you know that), but if Nicolas Sarkozy decided it was a strategic priority for Europe, there must be a strategic reason: he is not Mother Theresa, neither David Cameron is Santa Claus; and the easy way to get oil was to do nothing.

So, LOL or not LOL, it's a geopolitical issue for him and Cameron: first of all migration (thinking: only economic developpment & democracy might prevent mass migration from Arab countries to Europe); and me, well me I'm just a French guy in Paris.


"We urge all sides to stop all military operations, immediately"!

Urge, urge...

After all, it's Purim Time!

But why only in Libya, why not tell it to Hamas too?


Comment by Yossi Nahmias on March 20, 2011 at 6:45pm

"The times they are a-changing" ... 

 LOL, Henry, maybe it's Old-New-World-Order of protecting their “oil interests” in Libya?

Comment by Weinstein Henry on March 20, 2011 at 5:31pm

I think BHL would answer: to prevent a bloodbath and the total destruction of the opposition movement in Libyia. It's the main PR main reason, a good one. But there are a lot of other political reasons, very serious ones: to prevent Libyan mass migration, to clearly indicate the U-turn in French foreign policy; and on the home front to regain the upper hand at one year of the presidential election.

In short, this is a message from France and Britain to the Arab world: we will not support anymore dictatorships and turn a blind eye on brutal crackdowns. The times they are a-changing...

Comment by Yossi Nahmias on March 20, 2011 at 7:27am
Bernard Henry Lévy: "All of the people I talked to repeated that the Libyan revolution belongs to the Libyans." So how a smart person like you is willing to support an outside military involvement in the Libyan Civil War? With all sympathy to the opposition movement in Libya, I suspect that a third-party intervention, led by the American-French coalition, is a bad mistake that will cause the opposition's legitimacy a serious damage.
Comment by Weinstein Henry on March 20, 2011 at 2:45am

In his Best Wishes 2011 to the French armies, Nicolas Sarkozy said: "You have made the choice of the army for action: you will not be disappointed this year"!

> http://www.elysee.fr/president/mediatheque/videos/2011/janvier/2011...


Life is so unfair, nobody wants to buy our Magic Flying Merkava (because of the USA Corporation)...

Until our Great El Presidente came to see the Thing with BHL and had an Ecstatic Revelation !!

> http://www.elysee.fr/president/mediatheque/videos/2011/janvier/repo...


And now a special Lune Noire video (I bet it was an ad designed to sell the marvel to Gaddafi!)

> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDBn-DNQczs&feature=player_embed...


Understanding the French people is easy (Buy our Rafale! Buy our Nuclear Technology! Don't migrate, stay where you are!)

> http://www.france.fr/en/visiting/understanding-french


Promised Land, the real one (if you don't believe me, ask the Germans, ask the Brits!)

> http://www.france.fr/en/visiting/discover/regional-history/dossier-...


Yeah, some of us are in love with lethal technology, just like any other Top Gun freaks on earth...

And when Nicolas Sarkozy said to them: in 2011 you will have fun, this time he was not lying.

> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1tNyZ5yuJ4&feature=related

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