la France s’implique dans de très nombreux conflits que ce soit au nom de l’Organisation des Nations-Unies, de l’Organisation du Traité de l’Atlantique Nord, de l’Union Européenne ou pour honorer des accords bilatéraux avec des pays amis qui sont souvent d’anciennes colonies. De manière frappante, c’est l’Afrique qui se trouve au cœur du dispositif militaire de la France et c’est là depuis 50 ans, que meurt la majorité de ses soldats.
An Iraqi man walks by the scene of an attack on U.S. Army Humvees that caused several American casualties in the Al-Waziriyah neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq. Monday, April 26, 2004. Photo: Moises Saman/MAGNUM
Charlie Haughey (Chieu Hoi to his friends in the Army 25th Infantry Division), a now-retired cabinet maker, was drafted to the US Army in 1967. He served a tour of duty in Vietnam from March 1968 to May 1969 with the 25th. Charlie, a photographer from a young age, was commissioned by his commanding officer to take photos—not traditional combat photos, but morale-boosting content to uplift the spirits of the members of the unit. When he left Vietnam for good, Charlie brought back to the United States almost two thousand negatives that had captured his unique view on the war and life in the army. The negatives lay in boxes until the fall of 2012, when a chance meeting brought them out of dormancy.
Photo : Charlie Haughey
Children immediately go home after they managed to get some food handouts.
Photo : Jenan Moussa
Le photographe de l'AFP Joseph Eid est devenu le premier photoreporter d'une agence internationale à accompagner les soldats du régime syrien dans leurs déplacements à Alep, le 3 septembre. Son reportage dans les quartiers de Salahedinne (photo) et Seif al-Dawla décrit une ville fantôme, ravagée par les bombardements et désertée par ses habitants. (AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID)
Philip Jones Griffiths est un photographe gallois dont le livre, Vietnam Inc. a été publié en 1971. Ce dernier constitue pour nous le meilleur témoignage sur la Guerre du Vietnam jamais publié. L'année dernière, Griffiths a sorti un autre bouquin sur le Vietnam intitulé Agent Orange : "Collateral Damage" in Viet Nam. On y trouve tous ses premiers travaux concernant les effets de l'Agent Orange, le gaz toxique utilisé par l'armée américaine durant la Guerre du Vietnam
Palestinian protesters infiltrate the Israel-Syria border on May 15, 2011, near the Druze village of Majdal Shams, Israel. Reportedly at least 12 were killed and several injured when IDF soldiers opened fire on protesters in several locations along Israel's borders with Syria, Lebanon and Gaza. Four of the 12 were reportedly killed while attempting to cross the Syria-Israel border here, adjacent to Majdal Shams in Northern Israel.
An anti-Gaddafi fighter fires a Grad missile during clashes with Gaddafi forces in Sirte, October 11, 2011. After weeks of fighting, National Transitional Council (NTC) forces have taken most of Sirte and driven Gaddafi loyalists into two northern neighborhoods near the Mediterranean shore. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
Left: Lance Cpl. Kevin Daly during a military operation near Doghaka village in Musa Qala district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Nov. 7, 2010.
Right: Ali Mohammad, a 10-year-old refugee from Kandahar province, stands in front of his makeshift house in the Charahi Qambar refugee camp in Kabul on Feb. 27.
It's been nearly 10 years since the U.S. war in Afghanistan began back in October 2001. Journalists and photographers flocked to Kabul and Tora Bora as the first bombs fell. The iPhone had not yet been invented; it would be another three years until anyone knew what Facebook was. Back then, Afghanistan was a war of necessity, a war of revenge. A decade later, Osama bin Laden -- the erstwhile target of the U.S. invasion -- is dead. The Taliban are dispersed; but still potent, still deadly.
The mission in Afghanistan, of course, has changed: from the foremost matter of national security to something more nebulous -- a war of counterinsurgency and nation-building. In these 10 years, Foreign Policy has spent a great deal of column inches and pixels on the conflict -- publishing dispatches and analyses, photo essays and commentary. But in this unique collection of photographs, largely taken on iPhones using an app called Hipstamatic that allows users to digitally manipulate "lenses," "flashes," and "film stock," we found something exceptionally powerful: a record of the lives of U.S. Marines in Helmand province in 2010 and 2011 and of the Afghans they interacted with. It is by no means a comprehensive look at 10 years of war, but it is an evocative and profound slice of life -- at the beginning of the end of the longest conflict in U.S. history.
Nelida Bagley helps her son Jose Pequeno from his bed at the West Roxbury Veterans Medical Center in Massachusetts. He lost 40 percent of his brain when a grenade exploded in his vehicle while on patrol in Ramadi, in central Iraq. By the end of 2009, over 4,300 men and women from US military forces had been killed, and some 30,000 maimed or wounded since the beginning of the conflict in Iraq.
« Il y a eu 330 personnes tuées à Duékoué de lundi à mercredi […]. La plupart ont été exécutés par les "dozos", des FRCI » selon L'ONUCI en côte d'ivoire.
Qui sont les fameux "dozos" ?
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"Judea Declares War on Germany!" - Daily Express headline, March 24, 1933.
"Judea Declares War on Germany! Jews of all the World Unite! Boycott of German Goods! Mass Demonstrations!" - These were all headlines in the Daily Express on March 24, 1933.
"The Israeli people around the world declare economic and financial war against Germany. Fourteen million Jews stand together as one man, to declare war against Germany. The Jewish wholesaler will forsake his firm, the banker his stock exchange, the merchant his commerce and the pauper his pitiful shed in order to join together in a holy war against Hitler's people." - Daily Express, March 24, 1933.
"Each of you, Jew and Gentile alike, who has not already enlisted in this sacred war should do so now and here. It is not sufficient that you should buy no goods made in Germany. You must refuse to deal with any merchant or shopkeeper who sells any German-made goods or who patronises German ships or shipping.... we will undermine the Hitler regime and bring the German people to their senses by destroying their export trade on which their very existence depends." - Samuel Undermeyer, in a Radio Broadcast on WABC, New York, August 6, 1933. Reported in the New York Times, August 7, 1933.
Joining with Samuel Untermeyer in calling for a war against Germany, Bernard Baruch, at the same time, was promoting preparations for war against Germany. "I emphasised that the defeat of Germany and Japan and their elimination from world trade would give Britain a tremendous opportunity to swell her foreign commerce in both volume and profit." - Baruch, The Public Years, by Bernard M. Baruch, p.347 (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1960).
Samuel Untermeyer was a Jewish leader and close friend of presidents Wilson and Roosevelt.
Bernard Baruch was a presidential adviser to Wilson, Roosevelt and Truman.
"This declaration called the war against Germany, which was now determined on, a 'holy war'. This war was to be carried out against Germany to its conclusion, to her destruction" (Diese Erklärung nannte den Krieg gegen Deutschland, der nun beschlossen sei, einen heiligen Krieg. Dieser Krieg müsse gegen Deutschland bis zu dessen Ende, bis zu dessen Vernichtung, geführt werden). - Dr. Franz J. Scheidl, Geschichte der Verfemung Deutschlands.
"War in Europe in 1934 was inevitable." - H. Morgenthau, Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, Hearst Press, September, 1933 (also quoted in "The Palestine Plot" by B. Jenson, p. 11 (printed by John McKinley, 11-15 King Street, Perth, Scotland)).
"For months now the struggle against Germany is waged by each Jewish community, at each conference, in all our syndicates, and by each Jew all over the world. There is reason to believe that our part in this struggle has general value. We will trigger a spiritual and material war of all the world against Germany's ambitions to become once again a great nation, to recover lost territories and colonies. But our Jewish interests demand the complete destruction of Germany. Collectively and individually, the German nation is a threat to us Jews." - Vladimir Jabotinsky (founder of the Jewish terrorist group, Irgun Zvai Leumi) in Mascha Rjetsch, January, 1934 (also quoted in "Histoire de l'Armée Allemande" by Jacques Benoist-Mechin, Vol. IV, p. 303).
"Hitler will have no war (does not want war), but we will force it on him, not this year, but soon." - Emil Ludwig Cohn in Les Annales, June, 1934 (also quoted in his book "The New Holy Alliance".
"We Jews are going to bring a war on Germany." - David A. Brown, National Chairman, United Jewish Campaign, 1934 (quoted in "I Testify Against The Jews" by Robert Edward Edmondson, page 188 and "The Jewish War of Survival" by Arnold Leese, page 52).
"We want to bring about a deep hatred for the Germans, for German soldiers, sailors, and airmen. We must hate until we win." - Lord Beaverbrook, quoted in Niemals! by Heinrich Goitsch.
"There is only one power which really counts. The power of political pressure. We Jews are the most powerful people on earth, because we have this power, and we know how to apply it." - Vladimir Jabotinsky, Jewish Daily Bulletin, July 27, 1935.
"Before the end of the year, an economic bloc of England, Russia, France and the U.S.A will be formed to bring the German and Italian economic systems to their knees." - Paul Dreyfus, "La Vie de Tanger" May 15, 1938.
On the 3rd of June, 1938, the American Hebrew boasted that they had Jews in the foremost positions of influence in Britain, Russia and France, and that these "three sons of Israel will be sending the Nazi dictator to hell." - Joseph Trimble, the American Hebrew.
"Germany is our public enemy number one. It is our object to declare war without mercy against her. One may be sure of this: We will lead that war!" - Bernard Lecache, the president of the "International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism," in its newspaper "Droit de Vivre" (Right to Life), 9 November, 1938.
"The war now proposed is for the purpose of establishing Jewish hegemony throughout the world." - Brigadier General George Van Horn Mosely, The New York Tribune, March 29, 1939.
"I wish to confirm in the most explicit manner, the declaration which I and my colleagues made during the last months, and especially in the last week: that the Jews "stand by Great Britain and will fight on the side of the democracies." Our urgent desire is to give effect to these declarations. We wish to do so in a way entirely consonant with the general scheme of British action, and therefore would place ourselves, in matters big and small, under the co-ordinating direction of His Majesty's Government. The Jewish Agency is ready to enter into immediate arrangements for utilizing Jewish manpower, technical ability, resources, etc." - Chaim Weizmann, President of the World Jewish Congress, Head of the Jewish Agency and later President of Israel, the London Times, September 5, 1939, and the London Jewish Chronicle, September 8, 1939.
"The millions of Jews who live in America, England and France, North and South Africa, and, not to forget those in Palestine, are determined to bring the war of annihilation against Germany to its final end." - Central Blad Voor Israeliten in Nederland, September 13, 1939.
"Stop talking about peace conditions! Break Germany in pieces!" - The Daily Herald, No.7426, 9 December, 1939.
"The Jews, taken collectively, view this war as a holy war." - The Daily Herald, No.7450, 1939, quoted in "Reichstagsbrand, Aufklärung einer historischen Legende," by U. Backes, K.H. Janßen, E. Jesse, H. Köhler, H. Mommsen, E Tobias.
"Even if we Jews are not physically at your side in the trenches, we are morally with you. This war is our war and you fight it with us." - Schalom Asch, Les Nouvelles Litterairres, February 10, 1940.
"In losing Germany, Jewry lost a territory from which it exerted power. Therefore it was determined to re-conquer it." - Louis Marschalko, "The World Conquerors : The Real War Criminals."
"The World Jewish Congress has been at war with Germany for seven years." - Rabbi M. Perlzweig (head of the British Section of the World Jewish Congress), Toronto Evening Telegram, February 26, 1940.
"The Second World War is being fought for the defense of the fundamentals of Judaism." - Rabbi Felix Mendlesohn, Chicago Sentinel, October 8, 1942.
"We are not denying and are not afraid to confess that this war is our war and that it is waged for the liberation of Jewry... Stronger than all fronts together is our front, that of Jewry. We are not only giving this war our financial support on which the entire war production is based, we are not only providing our full propaganda power which is the moral energy that keeps this war going. The guarantee of victory is predominantly based on weakening the enemy forces, on destroying them in their own country, within the resistance. And we are the Trojan horses in the enemy's fortress. Thousands of Jews living in Europe constitute the principal factor in the destruction of our enemy. There, our front is a fact and the most valuable aid for victory." - Chaim Weizmann, President of the World Jewish Congress, Head of the Jewish Agency and later President of Israel, in a Speech on December 3, 1942, in New York.
"Played golf with Joe Kennedy (U.S. Ambassador to Britain). He says that Chamberlain stated that America and world Jewry forced England into World War II." - James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy (later Secretary of Defense), Diary, December 27, 1945 entry.
"It is untrue that I or anyone else in Germany wanted war in 1939. It was wanted and provoked solely by international statesmen either of Jewish origin or working for Jewish interests. Nor had I ever wished that after the appalling first World War, there would ever be a second against either England or America." - Adolf Hitler, April, 1945.
The joke doing the rounds of the British Union of Fascists at this time, was that the Jewish national anthem was, 'Onward Christian Soldiers.'
Daily routine of war in Aleppo by Jenan Moussa :
Photo : Manu Brabo—AP / Oct. 3, 2012
Getty Images Photographer Chris Hondros, 41, was mortally wounded Wednesday in Misurata, Libya, not long after filing intimate, striking images of the fighting between rebel and government forces. Tim Hetherington, the director and producer of the documentary "Restrepo," was killed in the same attack. While Hetherington's photos were not available to us, we honor both his and Hondros' intense commitment to creating inspiring, touching, storytelling images with this post. The images that follow were made by Hondros in Misurata, Libya, the last three days of his life. Hondros and Hetherington will be missed by colleagues and millions worldwide who have been impacted through simply seeing their work.
Libya — A Libyan rebel fighter on the road to Ras Lanuf on Sunday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LUIS SINCO / LOS ANGELES TIMES
Drug dealers point guns at the police at Grato shantytown in Alemão slum on November 26, 2010 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (THIAGO CARDOSO/AFP/Getty Images)
Le 6 août 1945, à 8h15 du matin, la première bombe atomique explosa à 580 mètres du sol, à 160 mètres au nord-ouest de ce bâtiment, au niveau du Pont Aioi reconnaissable par son plan en « T ». Les constructions alentour furent instantanément vaporisées, mais ce bâtiment, du fait qu’il ait subi le souffle de l’explosion presque directement de dessus, resta en partie debout...(source: wikipédia)
Tout le monde se souvient avoir vu au moins une fois cette image terrible de petite fille courant nue et hurlant de douleur après un bombardement de l'aviation sud-vietnamienne au napalm.
Cette photo a fait le tour du monde et obtenue le prix pulitzer. Il faut préciser que le photographe ne s'était pas contenté de prendre le cliché, c'est lui-même qui avait emmené d'urgence Kim Phuc à l'hôpital le plus proche.
James Nachtwey est photographe de guerre mais pas seulement. Ces dernières années il a aussi photographié la misère sous toutes ses formes. Certains parlent de voyeurisme, voilà ce que lui-même dit de son travail:
"J'ai été un témoin, et ces images sont mon témoignage. Les événements que j'ai enregistrés ne doivent pas être oubliés et ne doivent pas être répétés."
This photograph taken on October 18, 2012 shows two rebel soldiers in Syria guarding their sniper's nest in the Karmel Jabl neighborhood of Aleppo as light streams through more than a dozen holes made by bullets and shrapnel in the tin wall behind them. This picture won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography on April 15, 2013.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAVIER MANZANO / AFP / Getty Images
1er prix (spot news, single) - Paul Hansen. Gaza. 20 Novembre 2012
Suhaib Hijazi, et son grand frère Mohammed, qui devait bientôt avoir quatre ans, ont été tués lorsque leur maison a été détruite par un missile israélien. Leur père, Fouad a également été tués, leur mère est en soins intensifs à l'hôpital Shifa. Leur religion impose un enterrement rapide Le corps de Fouad est mis sur une civière, alors que ses frères portent les enfants vers la mosquée.
War is Hell. An unidentified U.S. personnel wears this sign on his helmet. He is with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Battalion on defense duty at Phuc Vinh airstrip in South Vietnam. June 18, 1965
Photo : Horst Faas
A convoy with the U.S. 1st Marine Division is protected by Marines sitting by the side of a road just north of the Euphrates river, Tuesday, March 25, 2003. (Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times)
Afghan shepherd Asadullah Daad Mohammad, 12, sleeps on his bed May 10, 2011 at the International Committee of the Red Cross Orthopedic Center in Kabul, Afghanistan. Asadullah lost his legs, left eye and a finger, most likely after he stepped on a land mine while he was out with his goats and sheep in a Paktya province south of Kabul about five months ago. (amran Jebreili/Associated Press)
Abidjan, Ivory Coast — Men captured by forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara and detained for unknown reasons arrive at a checkpoint serving as an operating base near Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Heavy arms fire rang out Wednesday near the home of Laurent Gbagbo, the country's strongman who remained holed up in a subterranean bunker, as forces backing his rival assaulted the residence to try to force him out, diplomats and witnesses said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: REBECCA BLACKWELL / AP
The New York Times said the journalists, including photographers Tyler Hicks (left) and Lynsey Addario (below left), with reporters Stephen Farrell and Anthony Shadid, were last in contact with their editors Tuesday morning from the town of Ajdabiya. Hicks has photographed in places such as Kosovo, Chechnya, Congo, Ethiopia, Sudan, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Ce diagramme très simple à base de pixels présente le coût en vies humaines de la guerre en Irak.
Les pixels bleus sont les morts de la coalition, les pixels verts sont ceux du gouvernement irakien, tandis que les pixels gris représentent les morts du côté des insurgés et les pixels oranges les civils tués.
Rwanda 1994 - Un survivant des camps de la mort Hutu.© James Nachtwey / Agence VII
Jusqu’au 15 janvier 2011, la bibliothèque municipale de Lyon rend hommage à l’un des plus grands photojournalistes des guerres et misères de notre époque. Une exposition indispensable pour comprendre que la paix est un combat de tous les instants.