“Why of course the people don’t want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don’t want war … But after all it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or fascist dictorship, or a parliament or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peace makers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”
~ Hermann Goering
On January the 17th, 32-year-old Belgium MP Laurent Louis, considered one of the most controversial and demonized national political figures, delivered a powerful speech that is worth watching.
MP LAURENT LOUIS stands against war in Mali and exposes the international neo-colonial plot at the Belgian Parliament.
0:01 Thank you, Mr President.
0:03 Dear Ministers, dear Colleagues.
0:06 Belgium is indeed the land of surrealism.
0:08 This morning we learned in the media that the Belgian army is incapable
0:12 of fighting some extremist soldiers having radical Islamist beliefs
0:17 existing within its own ranks and who can not be dismissed
0:21 by lack of legal means. However, at the same time,
0:26 we decide to help France in its war against “Terror”
0:31 by providing logistical support for its operation in Mali.
0:36 What wouldn’t we do in order to fight against terrorism outside our borders?
0:42 I just hope we took care not to send for this anti-terrorist operation,
0:47 in Mali, these much talked about Belgian Islamists soldiers!
0:53 I seem to be joking, but what is going on in the world today does not make me laugh at all.
0:59 It doesn’t make me laugh, because without any doubt,
1:02 the leaders of our Western countries
1:04 are taking the peoples for imbeciles
1:07 with the help and support of the Media
1:09 which are nothing more today than an organ of propaganda of the ruling powers.
1:14 Around the world, military actions
1:19 and regime’s destabilization are becoming more and more frequent.
1:22 Preventive war has become the rule.
1:25 And today, in the name of democracy and the fight against terrorism,
1:29 our states grant themselves the right to violate the sovereignty of independent countries
1:34 and to overthrow legitimate leaders.
1:36 There has been Iraq and Afghanistan, the wars of the American lie.
1:41 Came later, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, where
1:44 thanks to your decisions, our country has been “first in line”
1:49 to participate in crimes against humanity, in each case to overthrow
1:54 progressive and moderated regimes
1:56 and to replace them by Islamist regimes,
2:00 and – isn’t it weird ? –
2:02 their 1st will was to impose Sharia law.
2:04 This is exactly what is currently happening in Syria
2:07 where Belgium is shamefully funding the arming of the Islamist rebels
2:12 who are trying to overthrow Bashar Al Assad.
2:15 Thus, in the midst of economic crisis,
2:18 as more and more Belgians can no longer house themselves,
2:21 feed, heat and cure themselves
2:23 – Yeah, I can hear what a filthy populist I am –
2:26 well, the Minister of Foreign Affairs decided
2:30 to offer the Syrian rebels 9 million euros!
2:33 Of course, they’ll try to make us believe that this money will
2:37 be used for humanitarian purposes … one more lie!
2:40 And as you can see, for months, our country is only participating
2:44 to put in place, Islamic regimes in North Africa and the Middle East.
2:49 So, when they come and pretend to go to war
2:52 in order to fight against terrorism in Mali, well… I feel like to laugh.
2:56 It’s false! Under the appearance of good actions,
2:58 we only intervene to defend financial interests
3:02 in a complete neo-colonialist mindset.
3:06 It’s a real nonsense
3:08 to go to help France in Mali in the name of the fight against islamic terrorism
3:13 when at the same time, we support in Syria
3:16 the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad by Islamist rebels
3:19 who want to impose Sharia Law, as was done in Tunisia and in Libya
3:24 It is about time to stop lying to us and treating people like imbeciles
3:28 The time has come to tell the truth.
3:33 Arming the Islamist Rebels, as Westeners have, in the past
3:37 armed Bin Laden, that friend of the Americans before they turned against him,
3:42 well, the western countries are taking the opportunity
3:45 to place military bases in the newly conquered countries
3:49 while favoring domestic companies.
3:52 Everything is therefore strategic.
3:55 In Iraq, our American allies,
3:58 have put their hands on the country’s oil wealth.
4:01 In Afghanistan, it was its opium and drugs
4:05 always useful when it comes to make lots of money pretty quickly.
4:10 In Libya, in Tunisia, in Egypt, or then again in Syria,
4:15 the aim was and is still today
4:18 to overthrow moderate powers,
4:20 to replace them by Islamist powers who very quickly,
4:23 will become troublesome and that we will shamelessly attack
4:28 pretending once again,
4:30 to fight terrorism or protect Israel.
4:34 Thus, the next targets are already known.
4:37 Within a few months, I bet that
4:40 our eyes will turn to Algeria
4:42 and eventually to Iran.
4:46 To go to war, to free people from an outside aggressor, is noble
4:52 But go to war to defend the interests of the USA,
4:55 To go to war to defend the interests of big companies such as AREVA,
5:00 go to war to put our hands on gold mines,
5:03 has nothing noble at all and it reveals our countries to be attackers and thugs!
5:09 No one dares to speak, but I will not shut up!
5:12 and if my battle makes me look like an enemy of this system who flaunts
5:18 the Human Rights in the name of financial, geo-strategic
5:21 and neo-colonialist interests, so be it!
5:26 Flaunting and exposing this regime is a duty and makes me proud
5:31 And honestly, I apology for my low class speech, but
5:36 I fuck you all, the so-called do-gooders,
5:38 both left and right wingers or from the centre
5:41 who are today licking the boots of our corrupted powers
5:45 and who will be pleased to ridicule me.
5:48 I fuck you all, leaders who are playing with your bombs
5:51 as kids do in a playground!
5:53 I fuck you, you who pretend to be democrat
5:56 while you are nothing more than low class criminals.
5:59 I don’t have much respect neither for the journalists
6:02 who have the audacity to label the opponents as mentally retarded
6:06 while basically, they know very well that these opponents are right.
6:12 Finally, I despise, at the highest point,
6:15 those who believe they are the kings of the world
6:17 and who are dictating their laws, because I AM on the side of truth,
6:21 the side of justice, the side of the innocent victims of looting at all cost.
6:28 And it is for this reason that I have decided to clearly oppose this resolution
6:34 that is sending our country to support France in its neo-colonialis operation.
6:38 Since the beginning of the French operation, the lie is organized.
6:43 We are told that France is only answering the call for help of a Malian president.
6:49 We almost forget that this president has no legitimacy
6:55 and that he was put in place to ensure the transition following the coup of March 2012.
7:01 Who supported this coup d’état? Who started it?
7:04 For who is this president of transition actually working?
7:07 This is the first lie!
7:10 The French president, François Hollande dares to pretend to wage this war
7:15 to fight against the jihadists who threaten (ohhhh do you realize!)
7:21 who threaten the French and European territory! But what an ugly lie!
7:24 By taking this official argument, while taking the opportunity
7:28 to frighten the population
7:30 increasing the terror allert level,
7:34 implementing the Vigipirate plan
7:36 our leaders and media are demonstrating an un-imaginable outrage!
7:43 How dare they use such a point while
7:46 France and Belgium have not hesitated to arm and support Jihadists in Libya
7:52 and that these same countries continue to support these jihadists in Syria.
7:58 This pretext hides strategic and economic purposes.
8:02 Our countries are no longer fearing inconsistency because everything is done to hide it.
8:07 But the inconsistency is well present.
8:10 It is not tomorrow that you’ll see a Malian citizen commit a act of terrorism in Europe.
8:15 No! Unless we’ll suddenly create one
8:19 so we can justify this military operation.
8:22 Haven’t we created september 11th, after all,
8:25 to justifiy the invasions, arbitrary arrest, torture
8:28 and massacre of innocent populations?
8:30 Thus, create a Malian terrorist is no big deal!
8:33 It must not be very complicated for our bloodthirsty leaders.
8:37 Another pretext used these recent months to justify military operations,
8:42 is the protection of human rights.
8:44 Ah! This pretext is still used today to justify the war in Mali.
8:49 But yes! We have to act, otherwise the evil Islamists
8:55 will impose Sharia law in Mali, stoning women and cutting the thugs’ hands off.
9:00 Oh! The intention is truly noble.
9:03 Noble and salutary for sure.
9:05 But then why is it, Good Lord, why is it that
9:09 our countries have contributed in Tunisia and Libya to the accession to power of Islamists
9:15 who have decided to apply this Sharia Law in these countries which were still
9:19 not so long ago, modern and progressive?
9:22 I invite you to ask the young Tunisians
9:25 who have launched the revolution in Tunisia,
9:28 if they are happy with their current situation? This is all hypocrisy.
9:33 The purpose of this war in Mali is very clear.
9:37 And since no one talks about it, I WILL.
9:39 The purpose is to fight against China
9:43 and allow our American ally to maintain its presence in Africa and the Middle East.
9:48 This is what guides these neo-colonialists operations.
9:51 And you will see, when the military operation will be over,
9:54 France will, of course, keep its military bases in Mali.
9:59 These bases will be a benefit to the Americans as well.
10:02 And at the same time, as has always been the case,
10:05 Western corporates will put their hands on juicy contracts
10:10 that will once again deprive re-colonized countries of their wealth and raw materials.
10:17 So let’s be clear,
10:20 the primary beneficiaries of this military operation,
10:22 will be the owners and shareholders of the French giant AREVA
10:27 who has been trying for years to obtain a uranium mine in Falea,
10:33 a town of 17,000 inhabitants located at 350 km from Bamako.
10:38 And I don’t know why, but my little finger is telling me
10:41 that it won’t take long before AREVA will eventually exploit that mine!
10:47 I don’t know, it’s an impression I have.
10:50 It is therefore out of question that I would take part to this mining colonialism,
10:54 that modern times colonialism.
10:56 And for those who doubt about my arguments,
10:59 I sincerely invite them
11:01 to learn about the wealth of Mali.
11:04 Mali is a major producer of gold, but recently it has been designated
11:08 – recently, eh….- as being a country that offers a world-class environment
11:13 for the exploitation of uranium. How strange!
11:16 One step closer to a war against Iran, it is obvious.
11:22 For all these reasons
11:25 and in order to not fall into the traps of lies they are tending us,
11:28 I’ve decided not to give my support to that intervention in Mali.
11:31 Therefore, I will vote against it.
11:32 And by doing so, I’m being consistent
11:35 since, I never supported in the past our criminal interventions in Libya
11:40 or in Syria, and so being the only MP in this country
11:44 to defend the non-interference and the fight against obscure interests.
11:49 I really think it is about time to put an end
11:51 to our participation to the UN or NATO and get out of the EU
11:55 if Europe, instead of providing peace
11:59 becomes a weapon of attack and destabilization of sovereign countries
12:04 submissive to financial rather than human interests
12:08 Finally, I can only urge our government
12:11 to remind the President Hollande
12:14 the obligations resulting from the Geneva Conventions
12:16 regarding the respect of prisoners of war.
12:19 Indeed, I was shocked to hear on television
12:22 from the mouth of the French President that his intention was to “destroy”
12:27 – I say “destroy” – Islamist terrorists.
12:31 So, I do not want the qualification to be used to name the opponents to the Malian regime
12:37 – it is always convenient today to talk about Islamic terrorists-
12:41 to be used to circumvent the obligations of any democratic state
12:47 in terms of respecting the rights of prisoners of war.
12:50 We expect such a respect from the Fatherland of Human Rights.
12:53 In conclusion, Let me emphasize
12:59 how lightly we decide to go to war
13:03 First, the government acts without any consent from the Parliament.
13:07 It appears that it has the right to.
13:08 It sends equipment, men to Mali
13:11 The Parliament subsequently reacts and when it responds, as today,
13:16 well, this institution happens to be composed of only 1/3 of its members.
13:21 Much less if we speak of the French speaking MP’s.
13:24 It is therefore a guilty lightness
13:28 which does not really surprises me,
13:30 coming from a Parliament of puppies,
13:32 submitted to the dictates of political parties. Thank you.
(Translation: Geraldine Feuillien)