Une autre approche ...

Concernant Médiapart et le Maghreb ou le Moyen-orient, il existe une autre approche, une autre attitude vis à vis de l'Information :

(ce jour mardi 6 mars 2012)


Le titre est semblable à ceux de Mediapart, les récits des atrocités de l'armée syrienne sont exposés sans détour, mais le journal prend toujours des précautions par rapport aux sources de ses informations (à noter que la vidéo de l'hopital d'Homs a été retirée lorsque j'ai consulté le site), et, à l'opposé de la ligne officielle du gouvernement de Cameron et de l'OTAN, il n'hésite pas à citer la source Wikileaks et les documents Stratfor sur les échanges entre l'ALS et le Pentagone, là aussi avec les mêmes précautions d'usage.

Military planners in the Pentagon claim air strikes on Syria would be "doable" but risky, according to the latest leaked email from the security consultancy Stratfor released by WikiLeaks.

The email was an an account of afternoon's briefing in December with Pentagon officials, and a representatives from France and Britain, who have been planning possible military options in Syria.

The reliability of Stratfor's accounts of such meeting in these leaked emails has been questioned, but the contents make fascinating reading.

Here's an excerpt:

They have been told to prepare contingencies and be ready to act within 2-3 months, but they still stress that this is all being done as contingency planning, not as a move toward escalation.

I kept pressing on the question of what these SOF teams would be working toward, and whether this would lead to an eventual air campaign to give a Syrian rebel group cover. They pretty quickly distanced themselves from
that idea, saying that the idea 'hypothetically' is to commit guerrilla attacks, assassination campaigns, try to break the back of the Alawite forces, elicit collapse from within. There wouldn't be a need for air cover, and they wouldn't expect these Syrian rebels to be marching in columns anyway.

They emphasized how the air campaign in Syria makes Libya look like a piece of cake. Syrian air defenses are a lot more robust and are much denser, esp around Damascus and on the borders witt Israel, Turkey. They are most worried about mobile air defenses, particularly the SA-17s that they've been getting recently. It's still a doable mission, it's just not an easy one.

Parfois, je préfère le cynisme anglo-saxon à l'hypocrisie et au jésuitisme gaulois.

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