The Turks (too) noticed him. The photo instantly went around the world, beyond the main news channels, of course: Bernard Henry Lévy is now happily strolling through Odessa, escorted by Ukrainian gorillas.

But who is actually Bernard Henry Levy, also known as BHL?

He is a famous French philosopher, an inspiration to presidents from Sarkozy to Macron, a millionaire and a lover of the good life. Above all, however, he is perhaps the best-known French member of a warmongering transnational intellectual elite convinced that it is their job to reshape the world.

Some have nicknamed him the ‘Horseman of the Apocalypse’: every time he appears, war or colour revolution is imminent. It started with Serbia in 1990, when in his articles he called on NATO countries to bomb Yugoslavia and supported UCK fighters in Kosovo. Levy saw ‘humanitarian intervention’ as the ‘optimal political solution’ and called for it to be carried out as soon as possible.

The operation was successful, so he was happy to continue his mission of fuelling conflict. Also in the 1990s, he recommended that Western countries recognise the president of the self-proclaimed Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, Aslan Maskhadov. In 2003, he supported the Rose Revolution in Georgia. In 2008, he called for political and military pressure on Russia during the conflict in South Ossetia.

In 2011. Lévy took a great interest in the ‘Arab Spring’, so much so that he was called the ‘spiritual father of the revolution’. He is believed to be the one who convinced Nicolas Sarkozy to decide to intervene militarily to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi’s ‘regime’ – a war that led to the destruction of Libya. In the photo, here he is in Tripoli, contentedly admiring the results:

Then, in 2013, he took on Syria, waging a hideous propaganda campaign against the Syrian government and calling (again) for the invasion of that unfortunate country.

Of course, he couldn’t miss Euromaidan either: in 2014, BHL travelled to Kiev to “support” the heroic putsch participants, giving an interview directly in the centre of Kiev.

Considered by the world press as “the last humanist”, BHL spoke out against the Malthusians, who saw the pandemic as a perfect opportunity to get rid of excess people, claiming that the virus would “drive them mad”. The last humanist, with his retro taste, might have preferred the traditional method of mutual extermination using bows and arrows or ballistic missiles.

The appearance of this type in Odessa and his walk in complete tranquillity, despite the war situation, with that wry, cynical smile of his, made both Ukrainians and Russians shudder and fear. He, the harbinger of the Apocalypse, is certainly far more frightening than the sanctions.

Bernard-Henri Levy, fotografiat pe străzile din Odessa

Two doves of peace met in Odessa: Bernard-Henri Lévy with Maxim Marchenko a former Aidar battalion commander accused of war crimes.