our readers react after the Moscow attack – L’Express

our readers react after the Moscow attack – LExpress

Putin’s cynicism

Eric Debray, Rueil-Malmaison (Hauts-de-Seine)

Shame on Putin who, on March 22, provoked or allowed an attack to be committed against his own people in order to accuse Ukraine. Already, in 1999, to provoke the war in Chechnya, 300 deaths were recorded in Moscow in buildings booby-trapped by the FSB, led until shortly before by the master of the Kremlin. This March 22 is reminiscent of the Reichstag fire in 1933 which allowed the Nazis to toughen the regime. (IS attack: Moscow, “a long-term enemy” for Islamistson Lexpress.fr)

Olympic Games: stop the complainers!

Guylaine Remeur, Cagnes-sur-mer (Alpes-Maritimes)

Our Olympic Games are on the doorstep of Paris and many other cities. However, I am sad, dismayed and even angry to see that some are critical of this global event. Always the same, moreover, always these unhappy people who drag us down… Why do these “complainers” only denigrate when so many wonderful people work day and night to make everything successful? Tomorrow our beautiful country, despite its difficulties, will be the center of the world. In these complicated times, let’s be generous and happy for these coming weeks. (Paris 2024: how Ukrainian athletes are preparing for the Olympics despite the horror of warL’Express of April 4.)

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What victory for Hamas?

Jean-Claude Broner, Rouen (Seine-Maritime)

Gilles Kepel explains to us that Hamas obtained a “victory”. With more than 30,000 Palestinian deaths, what a strange victory… As for Israel, we must remember the words of Golda Meir: “I prefer your condemnations to your condolences.” This sentence is still relevant today. The whole Earth can be against him, Israel will remain in its position. (Gilles Kepel: “Hamas has achieved a victory that goes beyond 9/11“, L’Express of March 21.)

Let’s get out of NATO!

Désiré Le Gourières, Goudelin (Côtes-d’Armor)

War has broken out in Ukraine and the worst is yet to come. However, we can still stop the blaze before it devours us. How ? By taking all of Europe out of NATO. This is the best solution because other conflicts will break out between Russia and the United States and we will pay the price. Some European countries believe that they would no longer be protected if they left NATO. This is a big mistake. Indeed, in the event of a nuclear conflict between the United States and Russia, they are likely to receive a serious bombardment from the Russians. On the contrary, having left NATO, they will no longer be attacked by Russia, which no longer feels threatened and will no longer have a reason to shell them. These lines may not please everyone, but I don’t see any other solution. (The war in Ukraine seen by the RN and LFI: four arguments, the same complacency with Putinon Lexpress.fr)

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What if we taxed data flows?

Albert Couzan, Boulogne-Billancourt (Hauts-de-Seine)

Should we ration access to the Internet to stem the harm of Internet addiction? This solution has – fortunately – little chance of being accepted by the Constitutional Council. On the other hand, data flows have characteristics which would justify taxation for the benefit of the State. First, they use public resources, such as cables and servers. They also generate “externalities”, such as greenhouse gases resulting from the cooling of the heat released in the circuits. Then, telephone operators can measure them; they are therefore recoverable without creating an additional bloated administration. Finally, it would be a fair tax because the average user who consumes very little data would pay less than someone who spends hours on social networks or games. While the State is desperately looking for resources, it seems to me that there is an avenue to explore. (Najat Vallaud-Belkacem: “Attal and Oudéa-Castéra have, reluctantly, rendered service to the schoolon Lexpress.fr)

These cities that make France move

Paris is the city in Europe which attracted the most jobs from the City after Brexit. Rennes is one of the most electricity-efficient cities. Strasbourg stands out for its eco-friendly mobility. Montpellier has attracted in a few decades the equivalent of the population of Nancy. Grenoble wins vsas a stronghold for start-ups engaged in disruptive innovations. Pau relies on its strong regional culture to develop its businesses. Aurillac saved its air connection, the only one able to compensate for its isolation. Everywhere across countries, elected officials and citizens are showing inventiveness to face the challenges facing France. Find these exemplary initiatives in our central notebook, as well as an interview with the philosopher Gaspard Koenig, who calls on the State to encourage local autonomy.