December 2008 – Liaison and information letter of 1st December 2008
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Dear madam, dear sir,
On 4 November, as the universe capsized with Obama’s election to the presidency of the United States, the NGO “Médecins sans frontières” published the following communiqué: “The bodies of 60 refugees from Somalia, Ethiopia were found on a beach in Yemen over the weekend. The victims had crossed the Gulf of Aden after leaving the port of Bossaso to flee the war and poverty in their country. According to testimony, the smugglers threw some refugees overboard during the night. They were afraid of being spotted by the coast guards after seeing lights on the ground. An eight-month pregnant woman was seriously injured by the boat’s propeller after being thrown into the water. An NGO team later discovered another group of refugees claiming to have buried the bodies of 23 people who had traveled with them. All of this information gives a good image of our superficial world.
If we repeat from month to month it is in the vain hope of getting out of the ambient marshmallow. It reached a peak with this election period. There are certainly poor blacks, those who drown off the coast of Africa to escape misery and corruption. Obana and his wife occupy an enviable rank in American society, they are rich and graduates, we do not see how to consider them as victims! He was lucky to be removed from a Koranic school to follow a Western path, no one has ever bridled, even partial observation for Michelle. Their destiny is the most bourgeois, thanks to America, they do not deserve this flood of superlatives of intellectuals and journalists prostrate before them.
These excesses will make more difficult the struggle of the new president against the crisis. The peoples expect too many miracles. Their resounding, remarkably well orchestrated, will aggravate the exodus of the Africans. As for the main financiers of the campaign, they allowed him to have at least five times the budget of McCain! They will tighten the cords of their purses. It was British Prime Minister Gordon Brown who noticed the anti-crisis measures. “The British Prime Minister is optimistic about the possibility of obtaining Gulf oil monarchies to help the IMF increase its current resources: $ 250 billion to help countries The financial crisis, such as Hungary, Ukraine and Iceland. “I think the Saudis will contribute, like other countries, and we will have a larger global fund,” he told Riyadh. The Saudis, however, do not want to become “the cash cow of adrift economies”. Qatar prefers to cooperate with the international economy rather than help it. ” Go and understand, while they owe us their fortune and they provoked the crisis!
In Abu Dhabi, Gordon Brown hinted that in exchange for their largesse the Emirs would be rewarded with a greater role in financial institutions: “I accept the argument that the countries that will contribute must have a say On the governance of the IMF and this is part of our ambition to reform “. He also assured, through the voice of his Minister of Economy, Peter Mandelson, that the powerful “sovereign wealth funds” of the region were welcome, provided however “to respect the rules of the game”. In “Liberation”: “It is important to understand,” explains Hadj Amir, director of the Brookings Doha Center, “that the Gulf countries owe their wealth only to themselves, they are rich because they are well managed. ‘Have no obligation to help Westerners’.
This page shows that the world is moving in the dreaded direction! Al Qaeda had threatened to resume attacks in the event of McCain’s victory. If the United States remains aloof from Al-Qaeda’s terrorist resurgence in Bombay, doubts will increase …
2 – The whole of America was delirious at the announcement of the result of the ballot, the rest of the world was not far away .. More than usual, and this is understandable when we experienced this flood of Praiseful advertising allowed by the abundance of “gifts”! For once, North America was as excessive as that of the South where dancing samba for two or three days before returning to live its misery in the favellas after elections that bring nothing! Our “reporters” participated with joy in these crazy hours, the television teams conquered by the famous “dream” to a point that exceeded the ridiculous, as that of Canal +. It is true that with Bernard Henri Lévy featured the extravagance was assured!
In the wake, “Le Monde” announced that all exchanges had “jumped” to Obama’s success. Bondi, yes, but the other way: New York and Tokyo lost 6 to 7%! The financiers are not sensitive to the lyrical surges of the media and politicians! Certainly, Obama would sell glasses to a blind man, but the first politician is able to make a speech-catalog on the measures to be taken to try to solve the problems, the main thing being to be able to apply them. Better on November 24 with the stimulus plan. Salvation will still come from the United States, no matter who the president is, not the pancakes of socialist chignons!
If Obama has achieved success, it is in anti-racism. Whites and Blacks party together most often. But American “minorities” are not French; they would not be heard whistling at the local “Marseillaise” as in our stadiums. They love their new country! For the most active part of our people, it is a matter of imposing their religion and customs on the host country. Fundamental Difference …
The unpleasant information being put aside, as always. Yet “France-Soir” of November 11 revealed a very revealing one: “The Minister of the Nation of Islam, the American black leader Louis Farrakhan, considered that President Barack Obama had a capacity of divine essence to face All the difficulties that a leader can encounter and rejoiced at his victory. He added that Barack Obama could achieve positive progress only with the help of “God and men of good will,” and encouraged activists from his Chicago-based movement to contribute. “President Obama has brought energy to all those who are depressed, tyrannized, rejected and despised,” said the Muslim black leader in an 80-minute speech at the Myriam mosque in Chicago’s southern neighborhoods.
Fashion being the Africans, the Renaudot prize was awarded, on November 10, to the Guinean Monemambo for “King of Kahel”. But this may be a mistake because he has been living in France since 1973, having fled Guinea and the dictatorship of Sékou Touré in 1969. As he wrote in “Libération” almost two years ago , “Guinea has become a gigantic concentration camp where the first tyrant who has come can torture and kill to the full without disrupting either the conscience of the champions of human rights or the cocktails of diplomats” . That said, read this book and you will understand that, in the end, it displeases “Liberation”: “a little history of colonization, colonization as it could have been” It is unthinkable that an African does not submit to the ” unique thought ” …
Far from the general euphoria, outside the stock exchanges, we fortunately have ministers, services, and attacks! Which remind European opinion, drugged by propaganda, that the terrorist threat is not only always there but that it is becoming better and better organized. On November 5th, our interior minister, Michelle Alliot-Marie, and her British counterpart, Jacqui Smith, called for vigilance against Islamic radicalization from Paris. The next day, they unveiled a disturbing study on Islamist proselytism on the Internet. Published by the National Institute of Higher Security Studies, this analysis, made by two experts close to French military circles, reveals that jihadism has taken industrial proportions on the Web and that it openly threatens France. Extremist sites record thousands of connections from France. Jihadists try to escape scrutiny by sophisticated means. They now recruit and train online
The “New York Times” revealed on November 9 that George Bush authorized the Special Forces to conduct a dozen secret operations against Al Qaeda in Pakistan, Syria and other countries, according to a Donald Rumsfeld. The last of these raids was carried out on 26 October in Syria. Iran was not targeted.
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Among the threats of attacks, there is one of which we would have preferred not to speak but that the actuality imposes: it concerns the railways and especially the TGV. Terrorists know that they are the easiest to organize and that they will be as spectacular as those aimed at airplanes. They were widely publicized by the novel and the film “The Kwai River Bridge”, built in Burma in 1943 by British prisoners for the Japs, and a priority target for US aviation. And the same spread for the attacks of the railroad-resistance during the last war, the most feared by the Germans. The magnificent network of the French TGV is obviously threatened and the recent attacks look like preparations. Michelle Alliot-Marie is well aware of this, but how to protect these tens of thousands of kilometers of railroad tracks? Once again, intelligence can help prevent a catastrophe …
Africa has, more than ever, used NGOs to fight the hunger of its expelled populations, by war, or combine it! Of their most fertile lands! For the time being, Congo Kivu does better than Sudan’s Darfur, it is not new but the reporters were not very hot to visit. The colorful spectacle of the long lines of “refugees” is on TV and this explains this. And the rebel general Laurent Nkunda is such an interesting character that one forgets his massacres. He flaunted on November 15 by receiving in his stronghold the ex-president of Nigeria, Obasanjo, dispatched by the secretary-general of UNO. He had donned a superb civilian costume, red tie, and promised that he would respect a new ceasefire, provided that President Kabila accepts direct negotiations. At the same time, rebels and the Congolese army were exchanging shells and rockets nearby, and tens of thousands of civilians were fleeing the fighting, at the mercy of the “regular” troops and even those of the UN .
Nkunda gave his first press conference in Bunagana, on the border of Uganda: “I do not fight, I fight. I will make the DRC a great country in the center of Africa, which inspires respect. “General, Nkunda is also an Adventist pastor who sees himself as a” messiah “!
This does not prevent him from worrying about material problems: he calls for the renegotiation of the very important mining contracts signed by the Chinese in Kinshasa. Beijing assures that its presence in Congo improves the lives of the populations. It must be Chinese humor …
Angola, a new rich oil company, is interested in the mineral and oil wealth of the Congo. Presidents Dos Santos and Kabila meet, Angolan detachments are on hand to support a disastrous Congolese army. This is the beginning of a widespread war if the “Great” do not intervene! This is a good job for Dr. Kouchner, the other ministers having enough worries with the crisis! He will however have to spare Rwanda which considers France a nasty manipulator.
Uganda is also part of Africa’s Great Lakes, so it is plunged into the same anarchy. Amnesty International, a well-known human rights organization, and therefore interested in the African debacle, gives orders and advice to local leaders! On 17 November, she urged the Ugandan authorities to extend more aid to the thousands of victims of the civil war. The Ugandan rebels have formed the Lord’s Resistance Army, we are very religious in the Great Lakes! The fighting against the Ugandan army has left thousands dead, two million people have been displaced and thousands of children abducted for future battles! Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children live in extreme poverty, protests Amnesty, physically and mentally traumatized because of the government’s inability to put in place a comprehensive reparations program. International human rights law is clear: the obligation to provide reparations to victims remains the primary responsibility of the State. Thousands of Ugandans desperately need help from the government to help them stop the ordeal they have been through, otherwise a humanitarian crisis may arise. The thousands of people currently on the road could quickly become additional victims.
One thinks one is dreaming of the unconsciousness of such a communiqué: who will enforce international law in the region of the Great Lakes, where the UN displays its powerlessness? We are not yet able to combat piracy on the Somali coast. It has also been going on for 17 years!
4 – Daewoo Logistics, a subsidiary of the Korean group, will lease to the Malagasy State a vast territory whose agricultural production will feed South Korea! The contract, the largest of its kind according to the Financial Times of November 19, provides that Daewoo will lease 1.3 million hectares, the equivalent of half the area of Belgium, for 99 years , To grow maize and palm oil. The workforce will be largely of South African origin. In a recent report, FAO warned countries in search of land to cultivate abroad as a system assimilated to “neo-colonialism”. What everyone right-of-the-humor mocks: he will continue to ask you for funds to feed those poor Africans who prefer to rent their land than to cultivate them!
Al-Qaeda’s number two, Ayman al-Zaouahri, on November 19 accused President Oubama of betraying his Islamic roots and supporting Israel. Thank you for the “roots”, but not of what to mark, like our media, and to see in this accusation a proof of the good faith of Barack. It would rather be an “umbrella” offered to the new president to protect him from the threats of attacks, real real, armed groups that blame him an “Islamic” origin. Classic type of scenario of the “complicated” Orient, only the future will reveal, maybe! the truth …
For his part, Obama is eager to show the world that he is indeed the hoped Messiah. He launches headlong into one of those conflicts that make the diplomats despair: Kashmir, which he wants to “internationalize”. Initially, he would entrust Bill Clinton with the role of mediator for “advancing peace”. India is one of the few countries that wary of Barack Obama, his intentions have hardly been appreciated. Delhi believes that Kashmir should be the subject of bilateral India-Pakistan negotiations, without any intermediary! For Obama’s advisers, an arrangement between these two powers would enable Pakistan to intervene more effectively for peace in Afghanistan. But “experts” believe that India is not interested in peace in Kabul! We wrote last month that Asia would be a paradise without the Islamic attacks in India and elsewhere, this is the reason for Delhi’s mistrust: the “carnage of Bombay”, of 26 and 27 November, with its hundreds of victims, Largely justifies the Indian reservation to Pakistan, and confirms it …
That said, playing Kashmir to make peace in Afghanistan would be a return to the “billiard diplomacy” that was the treat of the old “strange” businessmen. If Obama really starts in this system, he will need another emissary than Bill Clinton, better in speeches than in action.
The Emirs are beginning to see that they have gone too far with the oil boom. The crisis promises to be much more serious than the experts announced, and in keeping with what we have been writing for years! Dubai, in particular, is experiencing a real estate crisis in the American or Spanish, but in the kind of luxury! Building hotels and apartments for billionaires is well targeted, on condition of not ruining future tourists! The Dubai Stock Exchange is in free fall and property prices are falling. Highly indebted to Western banks, the Emirate is counting on its neighbor Abu Dhabi, still rich in oil, to save it from the debacle. Even so, oil prices should stop falling. One understands better why the emirs refused to lend billions of dollars to Gordon Brown, they have fewer and fewer.
“Asia Times Online”, from Hong Kong, refers to the progress of Islam in Cambodia through aids for religion, education and everyday life, from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which is preferable to attacks and To suicide bombers! But thwarts the United States, allied to Cambodia against terrorism. And China is fighting all over Asia against Islam. The Chams, the Muslim minority, received in August from Qatar and Kuwait, 700 million dollars to help the small kingdom to develop its infrastructure and agriculture. More discreetly, several million dollars of great Saudi, Kuwaiti and Malay bosses arrived to build Koranic schools and mosques, offer pilgrimages to Mecca and scholarships abroad. A growing number of Middle East imams advocate Wahhabic fundamentalism.
In Thailand, constant internal manifestations and Muslim south agitated despite the optimism of the authorities, intended not to scare the tourists. The bomb attacks in the remote district of Sukirin on 4 November remind us that peace is still not on the agenda, writes “The Nation” in Bangkok.
5 – Legal page: correspondence concerning your disputes, professional or private, should be addressed to: Maître Jacques Miquel – 66 rue de la Pompe – 75116 Paris.
Phone: 01 40 72 29 00 – Fax: 01 40 72 29 09 – Mailing:
Legal note of Maître Jacques Miquel:
“By a judgment of the Conseil de Prud’hommes de Paris a company had been ordered to pay to one of my expatriate clients compensation of nearly 15,000 euros in compensation for the damage suffered as a result of the failure to pay contributions to the scheme Old age of the Social Security, with a view to redeeming its contributions.
The company had also been ordered to pay EUR 3,000 in damages for breach of the employer’s obligation to provide information.
Indeed, the employee had noticed, during a request for career reconstruction, that his employer had not continued to contribute to the general old-age France scheme.
However, according to the applicable collective agreement to which the employee was attached, his employer had to maintain for his benefit the general scheme of Social Security pensions.
The employee was thus successful in the first instance.
It should also be noted that damages may be paid to the employee where it can be demonstrated that the employer has not complied with his obligation to provide information, thus keeping the employee in complete ignorance of the scheme Was applied to it. This deficiency can only be considered as faulty for having placed the employee in a precarious situation.
The company appealed against this ruling.
She asks that the judgment be set aside.
She asked the Court of Appeal to find that there was no provision in the Convention requiring her to affiliate the employee with the Social Security old-age insurance scheme and to dismiss the employee accordingly from his claim for compensation related to the defect of information.
In the alternative, the appellant requests that it be established that the employee has the opportunity to validate his periods of work in the country where he worked in Africa.
The employer also requests, in the alternative, that a judicial expert be appointed to determine the actual harm suffered by the employee.
This case will be heard in January 2009.
Of course, we will ask for confirmation of the judgment and we will keep you informed. ”
We no longer take account of the judgments, the people preferring the discretion …
Adezamo’s Christmas Tale – Once upon a time, in the darkness of the 1940s, a continent, Africa, linked to France for its progress, which refused to listen to the Hitler sirens that incited it to the ” independence. Twenty years later, an “intellectual” French caste, believing itself renowned throughout the universe for its unique and luminous thoughts, launched a new slogan in the name of “human rights”: ” Africa to Africans “. The French, baptized “colonialists”, returned to the country under the boos of honest people. Some Africans made fortunes and built castles, but the people became poor and wanted to follow the French. Often illegally, on makeshift boats, thousands drowned!
In the years 2000, our great Thinkers decided a modification of the “unique thought”: who dared to say
“France to the French” was condemned to death and stoning, according to new customs, always under the hoot of honest people. On the other hand, the emigrated Africans demanded the “diversity” that had been so successful in ancient Africa, with the support of our intellectuals, suddenly converted! And the whole world switched to jubilation when an African was elected president of a great western nation: it was considered the end of our misfortunes and the entry into an “American” dream world … apart from Africa! This is only a Christmas tale, although one can find a reminder of our miserable modern history.
6 – Members’ mail:
Belgium: member of 1982, André Lacroix is pleased to learn that the Adezamo continues to send the monthly letter. Best friendships to all.
Casamance: Hubert and Laura Casar returned to the sun. Faithful friendship.
Indonesia: good news from Gérard Ferron.
Greece: Jean-Pierre Petermann finishes his last visit to Greece before his retirement on 31/12/08. Greetings to all the old acquaintances.
Chad: good news from Michel Bescher.
Gabon: Francis Ledru-Dupuy informs us, through Master Miquel, that he will not renew his membership, which runs until 30 June 2009.
Robert and Monique Le Thellec, founding members, always in good shape, greet you well.
Gilbert Maurin and Chantal have postponed their usual African migration to January following Chantal’s benign boredom. They offer their best wishes for the new year to the Adézamistes who make resistance.
Yvon Redien presents his best wishes to all. Friendly.
Joaquim Lopez: “Dear President – members of the Bureau and Adézamistes known and unknown – I am pleased to renew my membership this year. And once again your support for your work, do not give up on the magnitude of the task, many people count on you and there are many testimonies of the merits of this association. Long live Adezamo and, through this letter, all our best wishes to everyone and especially to the Smokowski, Mielle families, and to all the elders of Turkwell, Storehaelt and other places. Happy New Year 2009 »
Jean-Louis Smokowski: “Very happy with your decision to continue the Adezamo. Thanks to you I keep a little touch with the export. Thank you for your letter, always very interesting. Hello to the elders of Turkwell, Amouguez, Xiao Long Di and Storehaelt. Friendly “.
Claude Léger: “Office and members, receive my best wishes for 2009. Greetings to Madame and Monsieur Rigaud, The Saint and Jacob. Long life at the Adezamo “.
Pascal Monin gives his new address: 32 rue de la Forteresse – Residence Cimbats Le Château – Block 2 – Appt 33 – 33290 Blanquefort.
News of Daniel Massit – Norbert Picard and Bernard Doleans.
We wish you a good end of the year, it will always be taken! For the moment, we do not see the end of the tunnel, the two great scourges of the century: finance and terrorism, are in full swing and we only expect Obama? The other political leaders are distraught, some see themselves as “messiahs” and speak dreams more than realities! Remedy often proposed: elections, but Ségolène will tell you that they are rigged even among the pure democrats that are our socialists! So, merry wake up! Avoiding the large gatherings of tourists targeted by Al-Qaeda, such as Bali and Bombay. Prudence in Marrakech!