August 19, 2012

Exclusif . Côte d'Ivoire : Ces documents qui accablent la France


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Des câbles issus des services de renseignements et de la diplomatie française ont été publiés exclusivement aujourd'hui par Inner City Press sur son site Internet (www.innercitypress.com/frun1cote040811.html). Ces documents mettent à nu les manigances ombrageuses de la France, dans la crise ivoirienne de sa naissance à nos jours.
Cela passe par la manipulation de L’ONU et la communauté internationale à travers des rapports éhontés sur le dispositif militaire ivoirien, l’organisation de la rébellion et la stigmatisation des leaders jeunes déterminés à s’affranchir désormais de la colonisation.
Dans le premier document, le général de division Elrick IRASTORZA de la Force Licorne écrit au Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général de l'Onu en charge de l’ONUCI pour attirer son attention sur le suivi des armes et munitions de l’armée régulière ivoirienne, en laissant transparaitre que cette armée détient des munitions à forte capacité destructrices du fait d’un manque de contrôle à l’aéroport d’Abidjan. Curieusement, il ressort plus récemment, que c’est la France est accusée de violer l'embargo sur les armes en fournissant des armes aux forces rebelles d’Alassane Ouattara.
Le second document étale la parfaite connaissance française de la rébellion conduite dirigée par Guillaume SORO ainsi que son organisation, ses sources financières et ses abus.
Dans le troisième document, la France sans doute déçue par l'échec d'une visite de trois chefs d'Etat africains en Côte d'Ivoire, à savoir Obasanjo du Nigeria, Thabo Mbeki de l’Afrique du Sud et Tandja du Niger surfe dès lors sur la possibilité d’une intervention la communauté internationale à "imposer une solution". Car selon elle, le temps joue en faveur du président GBAGBO. Rappelons que ceci se passe en 2006.

Dans le quatrième document, la France relève pour le déplorer, la neutralité de l’Afrique du Sud conduite par le Président THABO MBEKI.

Dans le cinquième document, la France analyse la situation politique au Libéria pays voisin de la Cote d’Ivoire. Elle remarque malgré la victoire Ellen Johnson Sirleaf sa difficulté à pouvoir réaliser ses promesses électorales, également, La France remarque que cette dernière a préféré s’attacher les services américains pour sa sécurité.
Le sixième document est le constat fait par la France sur le silence observé par le gouvernement malien et sa presse vis-à-vis de la crise Ivoirienne. La France trouve que cette décision a le mérite de ne pas échauffer les esprits dans un pays ou la stabilité politique est remarquable et nécessaire pour lui permettre de faire face aux défis de la pauvreté

Le septième document est un récapitulatif du projet de sanction et la réaction des personnalités visées (Charles Blé Goudé et Eugène Kouadio)
En parcourant ces documents, l’on se rend compte que ce qui arrive en Côte d’Ivoire aujourd’hui est l’aboutissement d’un processus minutieusement préparé par la France. Pour arriver à ses desseins, elle a toujours su anticiper sur les décisions et influencer en tant de besoins toutes les personnes, les Etats ou les organisations ayant un rôle à jouer dans la crise qu’elle a créée en Côte d’Ivoire.
Jusqu’où ira-t-elle ?. Attendons voir. Pour l’instant prions et faisons le deuil de nos enfants, nos frères, nos parents et amis tués jusque-là. Qu’ils soient de la gauche ou de la droite, du Centre, de l’Est ou de l’Ouest, du Nord ou du Sud, ils sont africains, instrumentalisés par la France pour protéger le petit déjeuner de sa progéniture.
"En chaque morceau de chocolat se trouvent la sueur, les larmes et le sang de l'Afrique"

Maurice TCHASSO


http://www.africa-libre.com/fr/politique/366-cote-divoire/1601-exclusif-cote-divoire-ces-documents-qui-acclablent-la-france-



Inner City Press


Leaked French Documents Show Cote d'Ivoire Strategy at UN of France on Liberia, Mali & Even San Francisco

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive

UNITED NATIONS, April 8, updated -- With Cote d'Ivoire's defiant Laurent Gbagbo surrounded after French and UN military action in Abidjan's Cocody neighborhood, internal French government documents obtained by Inner City Press and published exclusively today paint a picture of France's communications with the UN Mission UNOCI, its analysis of the politics of Guillaume Soro, Liberia and the Malian press, even its recycling of a French diplomat arrested in New York as France's new general consul in San Francisco.
In the first document, France's Force Licorne (Unicorn) wrote to the Special Representative of the Secretary General about Gbagbo's import of heavy weapons. Click here to view. More recently, France is accused of violating the arms embargo by providing and facilitating weapons to the forces of Alassane Ouattara.
The second document is an internal French cable detailing the Financial Organization of the Rebellion, down to a “racket” of shaking down money for taxi licenses.
In the third document, France bemoans the failure of a visit of three African heads of state to Cote d'Ivoire, including Nigeria's Obasanjo and South Africa's Thabo Mbeki now active in Sudan, complaining that this situation can be prolonged until the international community decided to “impose a solution.”
In the fourth document, France analyzed and critiques South African policy toward Cote d'Ivoire and Gbagbo.
In the fifth document, France analyzes Liberia's foreign policy as pro-American. More recently, a purported interview of a Ouattara commander describing coordinating with a French citizen working with the UN Mission in Liberia has surfaced.
In the sixth document, France analyzes the “discrete attitude” of the Malian press.
In the largest set of documents published today -- there are more -- France details its work in the UN Security Council on resolutions concerning the UN mission UNOCI.
One of the French diplomats involved was Romain Serman, who was later arrested by the New York Police Department. See arrest sheet and signed statement, here. Then French Ambassador de la Sabliere, to “avoid a scandal,” sent Serman back to Paris.
But in 2010 he was re-assigned to the US, as general consul in San Francisco. And so it goes.
Update at 1pm, April 8: at the UN noon briefing, Inner City Press asked Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's spokesman Martin Nesirky to describe how UNOCI has allowed Licorne to lobby it and attend its meetings, and if other countries have been allowed. 
  Nesirky said he would not comment on leaked documents, and also directed Inner City Press to ask the (French) chief of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Alain Le Roy. Watch this site.
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At UN on Cote d'Ivoire, Buzz of Martyrdom, Arms Embargo Violations, Duekoue Fog
By Matthew Russell Lee
UNITED NATIONS, April 7 -- The talk at the UN about Cote d'Ivoire on Thursday was confused, ranging from predictions of Laurent Gbagbo's impending martyrdom to a few belated hopes, of continued support from Angola and even a Permanent Five member of the Security Council, dissatisfaction by South Africa which was said to be sending 100 special forces troops.
  At a Russian Mission to the UN space event Thursday afternoon, Inner City Press spoke with a dozen Ambassadors about Cote d'Ivoire. Some were most concerned with their own diplomats still trapped in Abidjan. Others spoke of reports of arms shipments to Gbagbo to airports outside of Abidjan.
  At the day's noon briefing, Inner City Press asked Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's spokesman Martin Nesirky for the UN's response to the Canard Enchaine article reporting that France armed Ouattara's forces, who were allowed to sell gold and buy weapons in violation of the embargo.
  The article also describes helicopters of the UN or Force Licorne blowing up a supermarket in Cocody.
  Nesirky refused to answer about violations of the arms embargo, and of Cocody said that the UN was defending itself and taking out heavy weapons. But who gave Ouattara his brand new heavy weapons?
  Inner City Press asked top UN humanitarian Valerie Amos, fresh back from Duekoue, to respond to criticism of the UN peacekeepers for not moving to protect civilians there, and to Ouattara envoy Yousoufou Bamba's characterization of the NGO Caritas as “pro-Gbagbo” for alleging 1000 dead.
  Strikingly, Amos told Inner City Press to ask Caritas about its numbers. But what about the attack on this NGO as being biased pro-Gbagbo? Amos would only say that the UN works with Caritas - she would not criticize, apparently, anything on the Ouattara side, including broadsides against humanitarian NGOs.
  Previously, Amos had told Inner City Press she hadn't heard about the lack of medicine in Abidjan due to the EU sanctions that led to no ships in the port.
  While she spoke Thursday about the independence of humanitarian work, for the UN right now, at least in Cote d'Ivoire, it all seems to move in lockstep. The unanswered questions is not if but now badly this will impact the UN's credibility going forward. Watch this site.
  From the UN's April 7 transcript:
Inner City Press: On Côte d'Ivoire, there was obviously, there is this incident of the French freeing the Japanese ambassador; I am wondering if you have, if the UN played any role in that.  And also that the Canard Enchaîné has come out with a report saying, among other things, that the helicopter attacks — it doesn’t say whether it was UN or French — blew up a supermarket in Cocody and that, essentially implying that France has been arming the [Alassane] Ouattara forces in violation of the arms embargo for some years.  And I wanted to know what the UN’s response is to that pretty detailed article.

Spokesperson Nesirky:  On the first, the operations that have been going on to help evacuate diplomats and other civilians are obviously coordinated.  As I mentioned to you, UN Mission staff peacekeepers went to the Novotel hotel, where journalists have staying and they had requested assistance.  So, obviously it is coordinated; and either Licorne — the French forces — or UN peacekeepers are carrying out missions; it depends on the location and a number other factors.  On the reports that you referred to, I would simply say that the operation that has been carried out was specifically aimed at preventing the use of heavy weapons and that’s what took place.  So, what’s your next question?

Inner City Press: I have just one follow-up on that.  Does the UN have any knowledge of France providing weapons to the pro-Ouattara forces?

Spokesperson Nesirky:  I have said what I have to say, Matthew
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As Juppe Says Ban Demands Gbagbo Letter, UN No Comments, Vatican & Japan Q
By Matthew Russell Lee
UNITED NATIONS, April 6 -- A day after French foreign minister Alain Juppe said that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon agrees that Laurent Gbagbo must sign a letter ceding power to Alassane Ouattara, Inner City Press asked Ban's spokesman Martin Nesirky if that is, in fact, Ban's position.
I don't speak for the French Foreign Minister,” Nesirky said.
But you do speak for the Secretary General,” Inner City Press asked. Is it Ban's position or not?
Nesirky would not answer, saying he would not characterize the Secretary General's communications with Juppe. Thus does the UN thumbs its nose at transparency and lose credibility, by being used as Juppe used Ban, and France used UNOCI.
Inner City Press was told by a Security Council member's Deputy Permanent Representative that UN peacekeepers have not gotten to the residences in Abidjan of the representative of the Vatican as well as the Japanese Ambassador.

Ban & Juppe, joint demand of letter as condition not shown

 It was unclear, he said, which side was blocking access -- noting that it is Vatican charity Caritas which reported 1000 dead in Duekoue, which many largely blame on supporters of Ouattara.

Nesirky would not answer about which side is blocking access, although he repeatedly blamed the UN's failure to even protect journalists in a hotel on “heavy weapons.”
Inner City Press asked him if Ouattara's forces have heavy weapons too. Nesirky would not answer. He repeatedly insisted that the UN is impartial. Watch this site.
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