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“No,” said the little prince. “I am looking for friends. What does that mean–‘tame’?”

“It is an act too often neglected,” said the fox. It means to establish ties.”

“‘To establish ties’?”

“Just that,” said the fox. “To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you, I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world . . .”

“I am beginning to understand,” said the little prince. “There is a flower . . . I think that she has tamed me . . .”

“It is possible,” said the fox. “On the Earth one sees all sorts of things.”
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Belgian MP Laurent Louis tells Belgium parliament why he is opposed to Belgium supporting France’s war on Mali:

“Thank you Mr President.
Dear Ministers, dear colleagues.

Belgium is indeed the land of surrealism. This morning we learned in the media that the Belgium army is incapable of fighting some extremist soldiers having radical Islamist beliefs existing within its own ranks and who cannot be dismissed by legal means. However, at the same time, we decide to help France in its war against “Terror” by providing logistical support for its operation in Mali. What we wouldn’t do to fight against terrorism outside our borders? I just hope we took care not to send for this anti-terrorism operation in Mali, these much talked about Belgian Islamist soldiers!

I seem to be joking, but what is going on in the world today does not make me laugh at all. It doesn’t make me laugh, because without any doubt, the leaders of our western countries are taking the people for imbeciles with the help and support of the Media which is nothing more today than an organ of propaganda for the ruling powers. Around the world military actions and regime destabilisation are becoming more and more frequent. Preventative war has become the rule. And today, in the name of democracy and the fight against terrorism, our states grant themselves the right to violate the sovereignty of independent countries and to overthrow legitimate leaders.

There has been Iraq and Afghanistan, the wars of the American lie. Later came Tunisia, Egypt, Libya where thanks to your decision, our country has been “first in line” to participate in crimes against humanity, in each case to overthrow progressive and moderate regimes and to replace them with Islamist regimes. And – isn’t weird their 1st will was to impose Sharia law. This is exactly what is currently happening in Syria where Belgium is shamelessly funding the arming of Islamist rebels who are trying to overthrow Bashar Al Assad.

Thus in the midst of economic crisis as more and more Belgiums can no longer house themselves, feed, heat, and cure themselves – yeah I can hear what a filthy populist I am – well the Minister of Foreign Affairs decided to offer the Syrian rebels 9 million Euros! Of course, they will try and make us believe that this money will be used for humanitarian purposes – one more lie! And as you can see, for months our country is only participating to put in place Islamic regimes in North Africa and the Middle East. So, when they come and pretend to go to war in order to fight against terrorism in Mali … I feel like laughing.

It’s false! Under the appearance of good actions, we only intervene to defend financial interests in a complete neo-colonialist mindset. It’s real nonsense to go to help France in Mali in the name of the fight against Islamic terrorism when at the same time, we support in Syria the overthrow of Bashar Al Assad by Islamist rebels who want to impose Sharia law, as was done in Tunisia and Libya.

It’s time to stop lying to us and treating people like imbeciles. It’s time to tell the truth. Arming Islamist rebels as Westerners have done in the past, armed Bin Laden that friend of Americans, before they turned against him. Well, the Western countries are taking the opportunity to place military bases in the newly conquered countries while favouring domestic companies. Everything is therefore strategic.

In Iraq, our American allies, have put their hands on Iraq’s oil wealth. In Afghanistan it was opium and drugs, always useful when it comes to making money pretty quickly. In Libya, in Tunisia, in Egypt, then again in Syria, the aim was and still is today to overthrow moderate powers, to replace them with Islamist powers, who very quickly, will become troublesome and we will shamelessly attack pretending once again to fight terrorism or protect Israel. Thus the next targets are already known. within a few months, I bet that our eyes will turn to Algeria and eventually to Iran.

To go to war, to free people form an outside aggressor, is noble. But to go to war to defend the interests of the USA, to go to war to defend the interests of big companies such as AREVA, to go to war to put our hand on gold mines, has nothing noble at all and it reveals our countries to be attackers and thugs!

No one dares to speak, but I will not shut up! And if my battle makes me look like an enemy of this system which flaunts human rights in the name of financial geo-strategic and neo-colonialist interests, so be it.
Exposing this regime is a duty and makes me proud. And honestly I apologise for my low-class speech but fuck you all, you so called do-gooders, both left and right wingers or form the centre who are today licking the boots of our corrupted powers and who will be pleased to ridicule me. Fuck you all, you leaders who are playing with your bombs like children in a playground! Fuck you, who pretend to be democrats while you are nothing more than low-class criminals.

I neither have respect for journalists who have the audacity to label opponents as mentally retarded, while knowing very well, that those opponents are right. Finally I despise most, those who think they’re kings of the world and who are dictating their laws, because I am on the side of truth,
the side of justice, on the side of the innocent victims of this looting at all costs.

For this reason, I have clearly decided to oppose this resolution that is sending our country to support France in its neo-colonialist operation. Since the beginning of the operation, the lie is organised. We are told that France is merely answering the call for help of a Malian president. We almost forgot that this president has no legitimacy and that he was put in place to ensure the transition following the coup of March 2012. Who supported this coup d’etat? Who started it? For whom is this “President of Transition” actually working? This is the first lie. The French President Fran├žois Hollande dares to pretend to wage this war to fight against the jihadists who threaten French and European territory. But what an ugly lie! By taking this official argument, an opportunity is taken to further frighten the population and increase the terror alert level. Implementing the Vigipirate Plan our leaders and media are demonstrating an unimaginable outrage. How dare they use this reasoning while France and Belgium have not hesitated to support Jihadists in Libya and these same countries continue to support Jihadists in Syria. This pretext hides strategic and economic purposes. Our countries no longer fear inconsistency because everything is done to hide it, but the inconsistency still remains present.

It’s not tomorrow that you’ll see a Malian citizen commit an act of terrorism in Europe. No! Unless we create one, so we can justify this military operation. Haven’t we created September 11th, after all, to justify the invasions, arbitrary arrest, torture and massacre of innocent populations? Thus create a Malian terrorist, no big deal. It must not be very complicated for our bloodthirtsy leaders. Another pretext used these recent months to justify military operations, is the protection of “Human Rights”. Ah! This pretext is still used today to justify the war in Mali. But yes, we have to act otherwise the evil Islamists will impose Sharia law in Mali, stoning women, and cutting thieves hands off. Oh! The intention is truly noble. Noble and salutary for sure. Then why is it, Good Lord, why is it that our countries have contributed in Tunisia and Libya to the accession of power of the Islamists who have decided to apply Sharia law in these countries, which were not so long ago modern and progressive. I invite you to ask young Tunisians, who launched the revolution in Tunisia, if they are happy with their current situation. This is all hypocrisy. The purpose of this war in Mali is very clear. and since no-one talks about it, I will. The purpose is to fight against China and allow our American ally to maintain its presence in Africa and the Middle East. This is what guides these neo-colonialist operations. And you will see when this military operation is over, France, will of course, keep its military bases in Mali. These bases will
benefit the Americans as well…

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“Words” – Chuang Tsu

Words are not just blown air. They have a meaning.
If you are not sure what you are talking about,
are you saying anything, or are you saying nothing?
Words seem different from the chirping of birds.
Is there a difference or isn’t there?
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(from Chuang Tsu – Inner Chapters translated by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English
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I live my life in widening circles
that reach out across the world.
I may not complete this last one
but I give myself to it.

I circle around God, around the primordial tower.
I’ve been circling for thousands of years
and I still don’t know: am I a falcon,
a storm, or a great song?
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(translation by Joanna Macy and Anita Barrows)
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