samedi 22 décembre 2018

French Polynesia: Former President Gaston Flosse convicted of hijacking Verroterie!

Share the wild pig and yam in a shell!

         The tourist image of Polynesia is to dress in straw and share in a huge shell, a dish of wild pig and yam, stewed on heated stones under the ground. Then dance naked belly with vahines, topped with flowers, dressed in woven loincloths of straw, with straw necklaces around.

         Who does not dream before visiting Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia? But unfortunately this image of Epinal does not please an old French dreamer of Limoges crockery and crystal glasses!

Gaston Flosse, the cacique of Polynesian Politics out of his plate!

         The former president of French Polynesia, Gaston Flosse was sentenced Tuesday to 16,700 euros fine for embezzlement of public property and concealment, in a case of dishes.

         Justice accuses him of having appropriated some of this tableware belonging to the Presidency of French Polynesia. He and his companion will pay 8.300 Euros in damages.

         All of this luxury service, consisting of Limoges porcelain, silverware and crystal glasses, was estimated by the public prosecutor at 50,000 euros.

         Part of the service had been found at his home, and another in a dining room of the assembly used by Mr. Flosse. He had lost all his mandates a few weeks earlier, in September 2014, after being convicted in a fictitious job case.

A lenient sentence, but beware of the recurrence!

         The public prosecutor's office had demanded one year in prison in August and three years ineligibility against Gaston Flosse. The sentence was therefore deemed "lenient" by his lawyer, who does not intend to appeal.

         President several times of French Polynesia, but also deputy then senator, close to Jacques Chirac has been condemned several times. At 85, Gaston Flosse is serving a three-year term of ineligibility, but has already announced his intention to be a candidate in the territorial elections of 2018. Will he ever share the pig and the yam in a shell?

Israel: a vulture alleged spy recovered in Lebanon thanks to the UN.

U.N. peacekeepers have fulfilled a good offices mission between two countries still in a state of war by helping the return of a vulture captured in Lebanon on suspicion of espionage for Israel, Israeli authorities said Friday.

"During a discreet operation with the Lebanese and with the assistance of UN forces (...), the Israeli Nature and Parks Authority managed to recover the vulture that had been captured there. a few days ago by villagers from Bint Jbeil, Lebanon, "the Authority said in a statement.

The United Nations mediated between the Lebanese and the Gamla Reserve where the vulture lived before crossing the border, the Authority said.

"The efforts were successful and the vulture was returned last night to a satisfactory state of health at the border at Rosh Hanikra," a kibbutz in northern Israel, she added. The raptor, taken care of, is "weak and has minor injuries," the Authority said.

A photo posted on social networks show soldiers in blue beret surrender the animal.

Israel's environmental authorities had expressed concern for the first time on Tuesday when social media footage showed the raptor, carrying an Israeli identification ring and a transmitter, in the hands of Bint Jbeil residents.

One could see "the vulture tied with a rope by inhabitants" who suspected him of spying for Israel, they had reported.

The vulture had moved about four kilometers into Lebanese territory, they said.

samedi 1 décembre 2018

France/Zaïre/RDC: Mobutu's farewell letter to his ultimate friend Jacques Chirac and to power!


To His Excellency Jacques Chirac,

President of the French Republic,

                                                   Kinshasa, May 11, 1997.

Mister President,

         First of all, I would like to extend my sincere greetings. To you, as well as to your wife. In the name of the very long friendship that binds us for more than a decade.
         Today, the situation is painful for me. Given the gravity of the moment. First, at the level of my power where I lost the efficiency on the population. Then, at the military level, it is impossible for me to stop the rebels' advance towards Kinshasa, which they can reach at any moment.
         As for Kinshasa, I can not promote a useless bloodbath. Because, in any case the rebels will reach it well. Everything is a matter of time.
         Should I remind you that I am facing an unjust war? Today, the United States and Great Britain through South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda and Angola use the band leader Laurent Désiré Kabila to stab me in the back enjoying of my illness.
         Formerly, the United States were my allies, remember the Angolan episode. I reserve the right to publish my memoirs in the coming days. Then the whole world will finally know unsuspected truths so far.
         My friend, you know as well as I that the band leader Laurent Désiré Kabila is a dubious, genocidal and inappropriate personality to lead Zaire as head of state. I tried everything to prevent that. But its Western masters, the United States in this case support it and encourage it in this way.
         Faced with the American obstinacy and the continuous deterioration of my state of health, I am obliged to announce to you my intention to transfer the power to Kabila during our next meeting on Utenika on May 14th.
May God help Zaire!

Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Waza Banga
President of the Republic

         The Marshal of Zaire was expelled from power on May 17, 1997. Before this fateful date, many initiatives were attempted with the obvious aim of sparing the dictator a humiliating fall, evoking the pretext of avoiding bathing. of blood in Kinshasa and that of safeguarding national unity. In the letter dated May 11, 1997 to Chirac, Mobutu knows he can not do anything and does not even dare to call the French president for help. All he does is complain in particular accusing Great Britain, the United States and some African countries of stabbing him in the back.