During the Cold War, the pro-US states experienced a bloody precedent of illegal, secret repression. While it is clear that this system has been progressively dismantled in Europe, it has never been interrupted in the « Greater Middle East » although it has been transformed. The Benalla affair allows us to admit the possibility that this story is not yet over.
Sometime before 1775, American Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin wrote: They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Across much of the West, after September 11, 2001, we have indeed given up our essential liberty, and more over, our dignity in […]