Miguel Urbán Crespo . DR.
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: You called for a Covid tax on high net worth individuals and multinational corporations. Why? Didn’t the Covid-19 crisis show us the failure of the neoliberal model?
Miguel Urbán Crespo: The emergence of Covid was particularly deadly after decades of neo-liberal policies and cuts in public services and health care. The coronavirus has shown us that in centers and countries where more has been invested in health, there are fewer deaths, because, as we already knew, there is no better social shield than the protection of fundamental rights and the collective interest. The right to health has been reduced by neoliberal policies and the cost of this pandemic amounts to hundreds of thousands lives. Lire la suite »
Ms. Ana Gomes. DR.
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: You sit in the Subcommittee on Security and Defense and in the Special Commission on terrorism in the European Parliament. What do you think of European coordination in the fight against terrorism?
Ana Gomes: It has improved considerably since 2015, particularly since the terrorist attacks in France that hit the Bataclan. It existed before but it is especially since the Bataclan that the information exchange between police and intelligence services has developed. However, there is still a lot to do. The causes of terrorism, including the reasons for radicalization among Europeans, have not yet been sufficiently addressed – and I am not talking only about the Europeans who went to join Daesh in Syria and Iraq, but Europeans who attacked us here at home. Most are our fellow citizens who are born and have radicalized here, and I think that has a lot to do with neoliberal policies that have completely disinvested in social inclusion, especially for young people from immigrant communities, and so it was easier for terrorist groups to recruit unstable people for any reason. Lire la suite »
Wayne Madsen. DR.
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: According to you, when we see the numerous demonstrations anti-Trump in the United States after the election of Donald Trump at the presidency, are we witnessing a colored revolution?
Wayne Madsen: It is classic Soros-funded color revolution. Soros is financing MoveOn.org, Black Lives Matter, Demos, and other of his groups to turn out protesters and is even running ads in papers looking for paid drivers and protest coordinators. Lire la suite »
Pr. Simon Petermann. DR.
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Were the Brussels terrorist attacks of this March 22nd predictable?
Professor Simon Petermann: Unfortunately, I think that these attacks were predictable. So far, Belgium is regarded by jihadists as a fallback basis with its huge Muslim population, mostly of North African origin (in Molenbeek a lot of Muslims are from the Rif region in Morocco), grouped or ghettoized in some areas of large cities (Brussels, Antwerp, etc.). A minority of youngsters, mostly born in Belgium, frustrated and resentful against our society for many reasons, are receptive to radical ideas. Lire la suite »
Professor Simon Petermann: « In Belgium, when we talk of some countries and Algeria, there is a kind of taboo »
Professor Simon Petermann. DR.
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: With the terrorist attacks that shook Paris and most of the perpetrators are Belgian origin, do not you think that Belgium has become a hub of terrorism in Europe and the world?
Prof. Simon Petermann: I hesitate to use the term « hub ». Belgium is undoubtedly a fallback area, because it is a small country that can readily cross with a fairly large North African community, and recent attacks that occurred in Paris and those which occurred also in Belgium show that indeed Belgium is somewhere a fallback area where jihadist cells are active. Lire la suite »
Robert Fantina DR.
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: There was Ferguson, and then Baltimore; the United States live almost daily riots. What is your analysis of these scenes of chaos in the US?
Robert Fantina: Ferguson and Baltimore are just two of the many episodes in the United States where white police officers have killed unarmed black men, usually with complete impunity. This is a continuation of a long, unjust and very ugly tradition within the country. Generations ago, blacks were lynched (hung) in the southern part of the U.S. for no other reason than for being black. These lynchings were attended by large crowds who seemed to see these murders as entertainment. No one was ever convicted for any of these horrendous crimes. Lire la suite »
Abdelmalek Gouri, head of Daesh-IS in Algeria, eliminated by the ANP. D.R.
The masterful operation that resulted in the neutralization of Abdelmalek Gouri, the Emir of Daesh-IS in Algeria, is the fruit of a long and painstaking intelligence work by the ANP (National People’s Army), the DRS (secret service), the National Gendarmerie and the National Police. The cell of coordination to fight against terrorism and bringing together the various security bodies has shown its effectiveness in carrying out the dismantling of networks of logistics of Daesh-IS in several towns in Eastern Algeria such as Constantine, Guelma, Tebessa, and others. These extremely specific interventions have enabled the elimination of the direct surroundings of the alleged leader of Daesh-IS in Algeria who wanted to settle in the strategic area of Boumerdes, former stronghold of the GSPC (Salafist Group for preaching and combat). The rapidity of execution, either in neutralizing the terrorist group logistics networks as well as in the elimination of its alleged leader, has proven to the world the professionalism and the competence of our security services and their hardening to the threat that comes mainly from Libya. Knowing that Daesh-IS is linked to very powerful intelligence services, Senator McCain being boasted of almost daily relations with the group, it can be said that through this massive operation targeted of the ANP as well as all the bodies that have worked day and night for several months, have scuppered the project of a subsidiary of Daesh-IS in Algeria, generated by the Libyan chaos. Lire la suite »