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CoE: Philosopher BHL slams Turkey's Erdogan for Blackmailing Europe, Killing Kurds, Hijacking Libya

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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- In CoE's prestigious Series of Top Interviews with European Great Thinkers, World famous Philosopher Bernard Henri Levi from France, (BHL), invited by the current Greek Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of Strasbourg's Organisation for Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law, Slamed Turkish President Tayip Erdogan for "BlackMailing Europe" on Mass Migrants and Islamist Terrorism, added to attempts to ReMake the Former "Ottoman Empire", while also Killing Syrian a.o. Kurds, Yazidi,  and Other Precious Actors for Peaceful and Democratic Dialogue of Civilisations, (See Infra), in Addition to "HiJacking" Libya, "at Europe's Gates".

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- "1st" Point : Erdogan "has an Official Agenda, which is Not Hidden : to ReBuild the Ottoman Empire ! It is his Dream"..., BHL Denounced from the outset.


- "Number 2" : "He has a certain Behavior regarding Europe", which "is Based on Blackmail :"

- Blackmail with <<Refugees>> (f.ex. Back on 2015-2016+ when he Notoriously send, withOut any Warning, an UnPrecedented "Tsunami" of 1,5 Millions Mass Asylum Seekers/Irregular Migrants, Tresspass in Europe, including a lot of Thugs or Crooks, even several Deadly Terrorists, as f.ex. those among the "Bataclan" Paris' Massacre Killers, etc. An Attempt Repeated on 2019 at Evros' River, but Failed, after Greek + EU Reactions), "and Blackmail with (Islamist) Terrorism" :  

- F.ex., inter alia, "Erdogan had some Sentences to German People, which were BorderLine in Threatening with Terrorism, if Chancellor Merkel took some Measures which were UnPleasant to Turkey"...


+ "Number 3 :  ...He has an Obsession vis a vis the Kurds, who are the Allies of the West".

- As well as "one of the embodiments of the EnLighted Islam of Today", "presenting a Chance for the Islam of the Future". "Who represent a Possibility of ReConciliation of Islam with Human Rights, Democracy, Equality between Women and Men, etc".

=> "This possibility which Embody the Kurds, is, precisely, What Erdogan Hates, Tries to Crush, Bombs, Invades, and so on"...

 - Among Many Others, Also, F.ex., "the Way he Acted in Syria, a few Months Ago", (Invading and Killing Peaceful and Democratic Syrian Kurds, who had just Helped Win against ISIS Deadly Islamist Terrorists, cowardly Targeting innocent Civilian People). "The way he Acts Today, in Sinjar", (a Yazidi Homeland at North Iraq), "by the Way, Bombing the Rest of Yazidi People (a Persecuted Minority of Monotheists more Ancient even than the Jews), in the Same Gesture", All "this is absolutely a Sorrow for me", and "a Wound for all those who Love Freedom, and a Disaster for those who Believe in Dialogue of Civilisations", he Denounced.

- "If we Believe that the West, and the Rest of the World, have to Build Bridges and Links of Brotherhood", then, "the Kurdish People is One of those Bridges. And Erdogan is Bombing the Bridge !"

=> "This is the Last of the Reasons for which, for me, he (Erdogan) Belongs to a Clan of Autocrats who are Trying to Undermine the Best of our Civilisation", the European Philosopher concluded.

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++ Last, but not least, "Europe not only Can, but also Has to Become a Global Power", he stressed in fine.

- Particularly, "in the Current State of the World, where USA is Partly WithDrawing from the Stage", "or, May-be Implicitly thinks that Military Presence is No More Needed everywere, as long as you have, f.ex., GAFA" (Digital Netwoks) "Supremacy, "even if  doN't realy think that it's the case, since Classic ways of active presence Still Remain Important for all, and "the Old Story Continues"..

=> "If the EU is Not Ready to Take its Destiny in its Hands. If France, Germany, Italy", and Other EU Countries, (Including, f.ex. "Greece", etc), "Do Not make some Necessary Sacrifices of Sovereignity, in order to Build a Real Power", then, "it will be a Disaster !" he Warned.

- Indeed, "even Before 1 Generation (25 Years), the World will be Ruled by a Few Foreign Autocrats", (including, particularly, "Radical Islam", Turkey's ReMake of Former "Ottoman Empire", Other "Imperialisms", etc) : "It's a Mess"...

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+++ On "Libya", he expressed his "Sadness" for its People to "Have to Live Under the Boots of Far-Away Dictators", as Turkey's Erdogan, etc.

- "Libya is at the Gates of Europe",  "It's Our Neighbouring Country, and We should Have Our Word to Say", he added,

Refering, inter alia, also, f.ex., to French "President Macron"'s relevant Statements, "this Morning", (while Meeting with the Tunisian President), expressing his "Concern" for "HiJacking Libya", as he Denounced.

>>> Macron, in fact, reportedly Criticized an even More Blatant, Recently, "Sign of NATO's Cerebral Death", by Delaying to take Sanctions after 3 Turkish WarShips' Provocative Aggressive Threats against a French fregate Trying to Check a Cargo Suspected for Smuggling Weapons into Libya ; Expressed his Understanding for Egyptian President Alsisi's Warning for a Military Intervention If Syrte's "Red Line" was Crossed ; Slamed Turkey for having Violated All the Commitments for Cease-Fire and Peace Negotiations UnderTaken Earlier at the Berlin's Conference (See, f.ex.:...; etc), and Wondered how Long Europe's Security would tolerate Turkey's Massive Imports of Extremist Islamist Armed Gangs from Syria, so Near its Borders...

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+ Almost in Parallel, "Privacy", in "1 World", (i.e. Globalisation), is More than Important", in this regard too :

- F.ex., "I Really Believe that the Freedom of the Human Being Depends on the Quantity of Privacy that remains in his Hands !" So that, "the More you have Privacy, the More you Think, and the More you are Free"... On the Contrary, "the Least Privacy remains in your Fingers, the Least you Think, and you are Less Free".

=> Indeed, "there is a Real, Mechanical Relationship, between the Quantity of your Secrets, and the Quality of your Thought, and the Quality of your Liberty", he Warned. "It's a Law, inscribed in Human Nature : I Could Prove it, by Ancient Greek Philosophy, by Old Judeo-Christian Wisdom : The More Secrets you Can Retain, the More Free and Powerful you are !", BHL insisted.

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However, it's no more a "secret" that BHL was Welcomed, at CoE's Series "In Discussion With...", by the current President-in-office of the PanEuropean Organisation, Greek Alt. Minister of Foreign Affairs, former Long-Time MEP and vice-President of the ChristianDemocrat/EPP Group in PACE, Miltiades Varvitsiotis, who stressed that "Europe" wants to "promote a new Vision of the World", including, Nowadays, by Respecting Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law, even during Pandemics.

 

 

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Benedict's "Source" to revitalize Europe : - "The World needs Hope", Pope says, calling to relaunch E.U. via Human Rights !

Paris - Lourdes - Strasbourg : 12 - 17 September 2008.

The vital need to re-launch Europe can be succesfully met by defending fundamental Human Rights of the People, said Pope Benedict XVI in his 1st speech in France, at his meeting with President Nicolas Sarkozy, who currently chairs the EU.

Sarkozy replied by welcoming Christian and other religions' contribution to indispensable Public Debates on crucial issues which affect Human Dignity, Europe, even Humankind, as BioGenetics.

- "When Europeans will see and personally experience that the inalienable Rights of the Human Person .., those of their free Education, their Family life, their Work, ..their Religious Rights, ..are respected and promoted, then, these Europeans will fully understand the greatness of the European construction and will be actively involved in it", Benedict XVI stressed.

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- "It's important that during France's EU Presidency, there is, indeed, a desire for the Church to contribute to protect Human Person's integrity, and I think that there is also a growing Conscience, beyond any polemics, to defend Human Rights, and, thus, contribute to ensure respect for Human Dignity", added to "EuroFora" the Pope's Spokesman, Vatican's Press Director Federico Lombardi.

- "Nobody really told us here that Lisbon Treaty was good for this or that reason to the People. They only told us that we "had" to ratify it, and tried to scare us, but failed", said 2 Irish pilgrims to "EuroFora", after 2 Majority Abstentions in 1999 and 2004 EU Elections and 3 "NO" to Referenda in France and the Netherlands in 2005, followed by the Irish "No" in 2008, during a Decade of EU Crisis since the controversial Turkey EU- bid (1999-2008).

More than .."224 cases of Murders, Torture, "Disappearancies" or Destructions" by "agents of Turkish Security forces", where all those responsible for so heavy Crimes still remain scandalously unpunished, despite regular condemnations of Ankara by Strasbourg''s European Court of Human Rights from 1996 to 2008, were examined the same week by CoE's Ministers, who decided to launch a fresh call "urging" the Turkish Authorities to end this dangerous "virtual Impunity" of criminals, without comparison to European countries.

- "Why not Ukraine, instead of Turkey ?", asked EuroFora a Journalist from "Kiev : the city where it's enough to cross the streets in order to realize that it's a European town", as Sarkozy recently said, before solemnly declaring this week, together with Ukranian President Jushenko and EU Commission's chair Baroso, EU's "recognition that Ukraine is a fully European Country, linked to Europe by culture and History".

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Europe's "Christian roots" and Values, with "openess and mutual respect" to other cultures and beliefs, were highlighted by Sarkozy in harmony with Benedict XVI.

The Human person should be protected "from his inception until his natural death", added the Pope, faithful to BioEthic principles defended by his predecessor and collaborator, John Paul II, of topical importance in France, Europe and the World today, as Sarkozy announced :

- "Fast and important progres in Genetic Science and procreation raise delicate BioEthical Questions to our Democracies", which "involve our view of Humans and Life, and can lead to Social Mutations. That's why they cannot remain only a business of experts", hestressed.

- "It's Politician's responsibility to set a proper framework for such Public Debates", as "France will do on BioEthics in 2009". "Religious and Philosophic traditions must take part, with their ideas and centuries' long experience : A positive Laicity is an open invitation to Dialogue", he said.

- "France engaged in Europe at another Debate on how to make Financial Capitalism more moral", and the "Social doctrine of the Church fits well what is at stake in modern Globalized Economy"

- "But, a "Real Dialogue is not for an elite of a Globalized world : It penetrates deep into the People : That's why Churches should actively participate : .. It's bringing New Oxygen to Public Debates", stressed Sarkozy.

- "Democracy must not be cut off Reason", which is "compatible with Faith", thanks to "the meeting between Christianism and Greek philosophy ", he added, referring to Pope's views. "It means to advance with logic arguments, search what's best and respect common principles of thinking :... It's an everyday need for Public Administration and the Political Debate", he added.
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Pope Benedict's 1st visit to France looked like the start of a brillant, manifold demonstration that this was well-founded and could become true in the lives of the People : After its Theoretical foundations unfolded at a "speech to the world of Culture", inaugurating Bernadins' cultural centre, and its dogmatic instrument shaped at an address to the Clergy in the Historic Notre Dame' Cathedral, he started to resolutely reach out to the People :

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The move went upwards like Bach's music : Begining with a call to more than fifteen thousand enthousiastic Youngsters gathered at Notre Dame's parvis with overnight celebrations, it gained strength in an impressive open-air Mass at Paris'central Invalides'area facing Alexander III's bridge, attended by more than 150.000 people, French Prime Minister Fillon, many Ministers, Foreign Ambassadors, etc, and culminated in a series of pan-European Mega-meetings at Lourdes 150th anniversary, together with all French Bishops, EU Commission's vice-Chairman Barrot, and some 200.000 enthousiastic People from all over Europe and beyond : After a Sea of Lights astonishingly braved Saturday Night's rain, an open-air mass at riverside fields among Pyrenees' Mountains Sunday Morning, was followed on Monday by a Sea of "Compassion" to those facing Health or Life threats, surrounded by an endless gathering of People, whose gigantic dimensions obviously surprised the organisers..

Meanwhile, Benedict had the occasion to speak to the French Priests at Notre Dame of Paris, and with the Bishops at Lourdes, where they prepare a crucial November plenary meeting, due to take important decisions on imminent EU debates and choices about Europe's identity, BioEthics, etc.
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- "A new way of thinking about Laicity has become necessary", agreed the Pope with President Sarkozy at Elysee. While keeping the "distinction between Politics and Religion, to guarantee Citizens' Liberty", "religion is important for shaping Consciousness and contributing, together with others, to create a basic Ethical Consensus in society".

- "Searching Essential realities", (as "God" for christians), needs "Speech : "Logos" in greek, i.e. Reason", "able to shape a Community","with creative work transforming Human History". But "Dialogue" is instrumental for "Reason", because it's the way to "search" for Truth", in "Liberty", according to Greek Platonic Philosophy, with Socrates' dialectics. "Reason" implies "Spirit and Liberty", hence the polyphonic "Music" of "Dialogue", in a responsible, "well balanced" way, to avoid "destruction".

Starting with a "Dialogue between christians and intellectual or artistic movements" highlighted at Bernardins' Cultural Center. with former Presidents Chirac and Giscard d'Estain, UNESCO's chair Anastassopoulos, etc., as well as representatives of Muslim Communities, (including a separate Turkish), after contacts with Jews at Vatican's Embassy, the Pope turned towards the People :

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To French Priests : "Church built on the rock" !
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- Speaking to thousands of French Priests at Notre Dame's Cathedral, Benedict highlighted a solid "Church built on the Rock" of conscious and active persons, transmitting "a lively, energetic and sharp" "God's Speech, actively working on Human History".

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"Praying together" with "representatives of Christian Churches and ecclesiastic communities", (as Orthodoxes, Armenians, Protestants, etc), he called "to reinforce the Unity of the church", against "any form of Division", around Holy Spirit', "the Word","Christ's Justice", and "Love" to fellow- humans : Essentials which "resume all holy scripts", as he said.

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To Young People : "New Horizons"
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To some 15.000 enthousiastic Young People at Notre Dame's parvis, along Seine's river, Benedict spoke about "the Energy of the Holy Spirit" and "the Mystery of the Cross" : - "The Holy Spirit opens New Horizons to Human Intelligence .. and makes it conscious of the real greatness of Christ's sacrifice, dying and resurecting for World's life".

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Some "may slander you as crazy, laugh at you, or even persecute you. But, "the Holy Cross is a symbol of God's love", and "givesmoral strength" : "Witness of People's pains, it's at the same time, a precious, unique expression of their Hopes", he told them at Paris' dawn.

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Invalides' plateau : "People chosen to become God's friends"
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At the 1st open-air Mass in Paris' center area of Invalides, facing the Grand Palais, along the river Seine, during an impressive gathering of more than 150.000, French Prime Minister Fillon, Ministers Alliot-Marie, Bachelot, Dati, Jouyet, Assembly's President Accoyer, Senate's Chair Poncelet, former 1st Lady Bernadette Chirac, former Prime Minister Raffarin, many foreign Ambassadors, and other political personalities were present. (While earlier, from the Socialist opposition, Paris' Mayor Delanoye, artist Robert Hussein a.o. assisted at the Elysee meeting).

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But the "Entry Song" focused on the "People chosen to become God's Friends". The September 11 mass was Dedicated to "Saint Chrysostomus, that great priest of Constantinople", with his "wonderful eloquence and great courage to face challenges", who "made out of despaired and godless people, a people of brothers", opening a possibility to "become all one complete entity", as Pope Benedict reminded.

- "Reason never enters in real contradiction with Faith", stressed Pope Benedict, who prepared his speeches for France during a short Summer rest at Brixen/Bressanone's Seminar, whose Library honors both "Faith and Science".. - "We must use not only our Reason, but also our Faith" : "Get away from Idolatry", "cupidity", "avidity for money, power or even knowledge deviating from essential aims", and other "falses appearances". and "build your Home on the Rock", "with the force that Holy Spirit gives to those who let it act in them", he said to the People of Paris.

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Benedict at Lourdes : - "Become Light (even) in the Dark !"
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- "Our World needs Hope", stressed Pope Benedict, addressing an impressive TorchLight procession at Lourdes' sanctuaries, where a Sea of Lights held by Hundreds of Thousands of People gathered at Pyrenee's Mountains from all over Europe astonishingly kept their flames despite a heavy Rain at a windy Dark Night...

- "150 years earlier (1858 - 2008), ..here, in the cave, ... a simple young girl, Bernadette .. saw a Light". "The everyday life of her Family was, however, made of Misery, Sadness, Sickness, Misunderstandings, Rejection and Poverty... It was hard to live in Jail". Today, "we think to all Human Beings who suffer : The innocent Victims who face Violence, War, Terrorism, Hunger, Injustices, Catastrophes, Hate and Oppression, Violations of Human Dignity and of their fundamental Rights, of their Liberty to act and think. We also think to those who face Familial problems, sufferings from Unemployment, Sickness, Infirmity, Isolation, or their situation as Immigrants, without forgetting those who suffer and die for the name of Christ", he said.

- "But the Shadows of the Earth, did not hinder Sky's Light to shine : <<The Light shines in the Dark>>" ..."A Way full of Light opens in Human History even in its Darkest moments" : ..."As Night falls, Christ tels us : <<- Keep your Lamps alight !>>."Hold a Light while walking in the Night .. sums up our condition as Christians on their way : "We need light, and we are called to become Light !", Benedict stressed to People setting in motion Lights, Flags and Songs with enthousiasm.

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"<<- She looked at me as a Person, who speaks to another Person>>, the poor girl had noted."Light emerges from such a Dialogue", stressed the Pope : "A small Flame called Hope, Compassion and Tenderness dwells inside those who return after being moved by Lourdes' experience". "Christ .. entrusts us with the Mission to let the Light of Charity shine : To make of our Prayers an Act of Love to our brothers and to Fraternal Charity", he concluded.

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