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Soon, the US cavalry will appear from space on an Elon Musk rocket. Future or fantasy, Figaro.

We’re talking rocket…

Who in ten years could be the new American cavalry, which, as in our Westerns, will rush by surprise to scatter the enemy – but in projects shared by American strategists and billionaire Elon Musk’s Space X company, the cavalry would now come out of space, delivered at Mach 25 in a few minutes to a hostage-taking site or to a Taiwan front invaded by Greater China…

You read that anticipation in Le Figaro, which sheds light on the projects revealed in June by investigative website The Intercept, and then you contemplate America’s long-held war dream, this power that can’t be played to the limit because it can’t—and it can’t. , we can’t do everything – deploy instantly across the entire surface of the globe. In recent years, America felt its limit when in 2012 the marines could not save diplomats in time. they attacked the Benghazi consulate in Libya, and in 2001 the American army, slowed down by logistics and waiting clearance from Pakistan allowed bin Laden to escape to Kandahar…

But when traveling in space, we do not depend on anyone and abolish distance… Back in the last century, Wernher von Braun, this scientist who sent Americans into space after he built Hitler’s rockets, invented military transport rockets. But it took the arrival of SpaceX and its rocket capable of landing vertically (before takeoff?) to revive the fantasy…

After this futurism, it’s not bad to return to the carnal eternity of wars, accompanying a Ukrainian of the Azov militia to Figaro, who lost an eye and a leg in battles, and reading an article translated from the Wall Street Journal in Opinion, telling about the resistance of the inhabitants of Kherson, conquered by Russians who wish Russify it, and annex it tomorrow; we avoid going to the crossroads to Russian soldiers, we hide to pay for our purchases in hryvnia, Ukrainian currency, not in rubles, accomplice shops have kept patriotic credit terminals that they hide from the occupier, we hope that the offensive will deliver us …

Away from Kherson, on the edge of Russia, the Cross takes us to paradise, the Altai Territory on the border of Siberia, the splendor of mountains and lakes, the largest Teletskoye, a golden lake with blue reflections and dotted with waterfalls, one of which, according to legend, was born from the tears of seven sisters mourning the departure of their charming princes to war. A prophetic legend, because Altai is as poor as it is sublime, and then its children are enlisted in the army that is fighting in Ukraine – we know how to mess everything up, what missiles will be changed there …

We’re also talking about the explorer…

Who is not looking for new territories, but monitors the heat and cartography on the streets of Metz, his city; she’s about to become a doctoral student, Nassima Hassan tells us a republican from Lorraine. “Comparative study of the urban heat island in the context of global warming”, she uses drones, thermal imaging cameras, she pedals the weather station in the city on biclou, to measure temperatures, areas where heat stagnates more than anywhere else, he describes urban canyons such as a street of Germans, where heat is fixed, he talks about trees, he fascinates with accuracy.

Also interesting is the anthropologist Philippe Descola, who was brought to us by the Obes, a seventy-year-old man whom the great Levi-Strauss once sent to the Ecuadorian jungle for three years to communicate with the Achuars, Indians who reduced their heads, but opened the way for him to spirit in their relationship with nature, because they have relationships with plants and animals that are close to those we have with other people. He has acquired the conviction that there is another way to populate the planet without destroying it… I let you read and appreciate the luck of the robin that Descola meets every morning, convinced that he exchanges with him in a dream: “Hello, my old man, how was night”, as well as the luck of Jean-Luc Mélenchon that Obs is in dialogue with Descola… He argues about the “geoclass”, a concept invented by Descola, according to which French peasants are forced to feed their animals cheap soybeans, Brazilian forests are dying in order to grow soybeans, robbed Native Americans, exploited farm workers, mega-farmed cows and pigs, nitrate-contaminated wetlands, and food workers are subjected to the same kind of exploitation that they could fight together – mite mite on cows and pigs.

Along the same lines, I read in Les Echos that the boss of the investment fund is asking big Chevron to restart its fossil fuel investments, “proudly distribute gasoline around the world” and no longer fall into the vogue of sustainable investment and rediscover. sense of interest…

Finally, we’re talking about a revolver…

That the kid from New York is pointing at us on the front page of Liberation under the amazed, happy eyes of his little brother is a very old and beautiful photograph brought by William Klein, who died on Saturday at the age of 96. from her hometown, she first came to us this morning when Libe, who excels in perpetuating the memory of pop culture, as well as Humanity Midi libre le Mondes, is at the rendezvous of a man who photographed as a boxer, close is always closer to the street.. .On Polka photojournal site you will read beautiful reports posted on the web about the “Chaos artist” who loved Polka and whom Polka loved, and rinse your eyes and spirit in the famous photo of Gainsbourg “revisited in first-class work”, made up his ears , folded down, smoothed his hair, cigarillo in his hand … “Bill, I want to be beautiful,” said Gainsbourg to Klein.

In Liberation and Peace, we also salute the great man of Spain, the great writer of Spanish literature, the writer Javier Marias, who died on Sunday, who did not have a Nobel Prize to win, who came from the traditions of Republican Spain; he was, I read, a man of elegance, he refused the prize for not supporting a government that had just suspended aid to libraries, he thought that the shoemaker might be as interesting to Proust if he had the same amount of “information about In his life, he wrote this in a novel whose title Think of Me Tomorrow in Battle goes back to Shakespeare: “No one ever thinks that someone will die at the most inopportune moment.”

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