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Saudi Arabia, a prototype of Daech

 Saudi Arabia recent fate seems to be limited to oil. Oil only has made of this burnt place one of the richest nations in the world. Westerners came to extract the black gold that made billionaires of the tribal chiefs and its inhabitants wealthy annuitants. But, at a political level, nothing changed. The princes in power have one goal: to last, at any price.


Saudi leaders had all the cards in their hands for decades. They did what they wanted, the population remained ignorant, under the weight of old traditions. Consanguineous marriage, for example, remains widespread. 35% of marriages are between cousins, one of the highest rates in the world, with  according pathologies... The population gradually opens onto the world, despite the weight of prohibitions. The Bedouin princes resist any attempt of democratic openness. But this game is dangerous, especially since they are now fighting against the same jihadist terrorism that they supported, financed, until the 90s. Today, the target o…

Brazil, so disappointing...

Brazil is the richest and largest country of South America. The vast oil reserves of the Santos and Campos basins, off Rio de Janeiro, make it the country where there is more oil in reserve in the world. Pricewaterhouse Coopers estimates that Brazil will become the fourth richest country in the world by 2050. Except that social inequalities, violence and corruption are plaguing society. Brazil in the 21st century is still waiting to enjoy a reliable and deep-rooted democracy.

Modern history of Brazil had well begun. Under the reign of Emperor Peter II, Brazil was a prosperous country. In 1850, its growth was comparable to those of United States and Europe. Peter II was a Catholic, abolitionist and led his country towards democracy and prosperity for all, like Gabriel Garcia Moreno in Ecuador.
But Peter II was expelled by a coup on November 15, 1889, financed by great landowners and inspired by the usual Bolivarian lodges. The army proclaimed the republic but refused to speak of democr…

HOW RUSSIAN SECRET SERVICES INFLUENCED OUR MODERN WORLD.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND HOW RUSSIAN SECRET SERVICES INFLUENCED OUR MODERN WORLD.Oleg Grechenevsky and I are registered on the LinkedIn network. Oleg was one of the profiles suggested to me by the site. One day, I asked him to join my group. I discovered that he had written a fairly critical book on the KGB, he was talking about the “KGB Mafia”. Intrigued, I got in touch with him to learn a little more. I did a quick search on Google, found some Romanian content, some comments on forums and finally an article in English on the site, talksocialistnews, directed by Jack Mills, socialist militant, anarcho-syndicalist. I understood from reading this interview that Oleg seemed to be among the people well-informed about the secret service community. I looked at the one and only portrait of Oleg Grechenevsky, a man with clear eyes, Russian up to his beard. Of course, we do not speak the same language or share the same culture. This is an obstacle, because conversing via the internet, …