Ten Years Later
Bernard-Henri Lévy – September 11th, 2011
Ten years later, where, exactly, are we?
Al Qaeda, of course, is not entirely dead.
From the Sahel to Yemen, Nigeria to Uzbekistan and throughout the Caucasus, the metastasis of the terrorist cancer is ongoing.
The Taliban, which make up the greatest reserve army of Afghanistan, are, unfortunately, also gaining ground, thanks to the announced withdrawal of Western forces.
Mere HER i Huffington Post. Kan også læses her hos Bernard-Henri Lévy.
Victorious Return to Libya
Aug 29, 2011 – Bernard-Henri Lévy
Bernard-Henri Lévy returns to Libya and finds that while the land and its landmarks look familiar, everything has changed. He reports on what he saw.
Six Months Later, Tripoli
I could go through Tunisia and take the costal road.
I could return to Zintan and drive down to Jebel Nefusa via Gharyan.
Or I could fly from Benghazi to Misrata and take the route the insurgent troops opened up last Saturday, delivering the final blow General Ramadan Zarmuh had come to announce to French President Sarkozy on July 20.
I choose the third option.
Man kan også se en stump ikke-så-interessant video fra Libyen i artiklen – mere HER i The Daily Beast. Den næste artikel handler Bernard-Henri Lévy, Nicolas Sarkozy, Frankrig og Libyen:
Sarkozy’s Triumph over Gaddafi and De Gaulle
by Taylor Dinerman – September 1, 2011
Should President Obama get credit for the overthrow of Libyan Dictator Muammar Gaddafi?
The victory over Gaddafi clearly belongs foremost to the Libyans themselves. The rebels were able to organize a ramshackle but effective military machine that fought and defeated the regime’s regular army, as well as its special “regime protection” troops. So far the rebel victory is incomplete; the future of Libya is going to be messy, and probably will not result in anything Americans would recognize as democracy. But despite all the future dangers, the fall of Gaddafi’s regime is something to be celebrated.
Much of the credit should also go to the world leader who, early on, decided to bet on the rebels: France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy. After some prodding from the celebrity intellectual, Bernard Henri Levy, Sarkozy began to lobby the rest of the West, especially US President Barack Obama and a few Arab governments,against Gaddafi.
Mere HER hos Hudson New York.
Desuden denne video om Libyen. Den har ligget på YouTube siden maj, men jeg har ikke set den før nu. Fra BBC den 16. maj 2011 – intervieweren hedder Stephen Sackur:
HARDtalk – Bernard-Henri Levy, French philosopher and journalist
Bernard-Henri Levy . Born November 5, 1948) is a French public intellectual, philosopher and journalist. Often referred to today, in France, simply as BHL. He was one of the leaders of the “Nouvelle Philosophie” (New Philosophy) movement in 1976. Discusses the current uprising in Libya
Andre kilder: Haaretz, Ennahar Online, Mondoweiss, The New English Review, Gawker, Iranian,