Saturday, January 31, 2009

We Really Need To Get People To Dinner - Erdogan Not Hungry

The world's bias has become blatant. This was evident at the World Economic Forum in Davos during a debate about Gaza. As is known, Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan left the debate and alluded that he may never return. This was of course after he was told there was no time for him to respond to Mr. Peres of Israel, who had 25 minutes to talk. Erdogan said that talked only half as much and that and that he wanted a chance to respond.


The moderator in his wisdom had a reason for the insignificant Gaza debate to end without response, "We really do need to get people to dinner," he said.


Dinner is more important than silly responses to the infallible Israel. I don't know what Erdogan was thinking, the moderator is right. If he had allowed Erdogan to respond, he would have been anti-semitic. Well done moderator, you displayed a sense of fairness that the whole world agrees to. I thought moderators should be impartial, but I know now that being biased is the true way to moderate. In any case, shame on Erdogan for walking away rather than just take the beating silently like Gaza.


Is it me, or does it seem that the world is becoming very subjective when it comes to dealing with the Israeli problem. It has become like religion even to the atheists of the west, it's a topic that cannot be approached. It has become a Holocaust, its facts never questioned.


Does the world realize how stupid it is? Does BBC realize how its viewed now? It has completely sold out, and I'm not sure how its viewers can trust it again. I mean, every time I hear a piece of news, or not hear it, I'll be wondering if it's Israeli pressure, or some other kind of pressure we can't see.


A policeman in Iceland blew up someone's house. When asked why he did it, he said Hamas was shooting at him from the house. Hamas appears to be a perfect excuse for Israel now. Shoot the schools, it was Khamaas, shoot the children, it was Khamaas. As much as I despite Hamas, it was the closest thing to a democratic election. Israel doesn't like a democracy that doesn't suit it. They say that you can't elect a terrorist government, but that's how they were elected, and I don't see a difference. Maybe having a uniform gives you the right to be a legal terrorist, Hamas should invest some of that money coming as aid and use it to buy uniforms, but that won't really matter much. The world doesn't care about the truth, it cares about Israel.


Erdogan did the right thing by walking away. A moderator unfit to moderate needs to be walked out on. He must have been hungry to be thinking of dinner. Does he realize what a fool he's been? I really think he should have been concerned with getting food to the victims in Gaza rather than his guests.


Just like the corrupt make their way to the top in Egypt, the violent reach the top of the chain in Israel. The Turkish PM is deemed a hero in his country, but he's not a hero. He's someone who chose to do something about the bias. He chose to walk away. I do believe that this is the only dignified thing to do. It's as simple as walking away.


The rest of the world doesn't have the dignity to do that. Israel with its powerful lobby and relentless media has subdued a world we thought was strong. But somewhere within Israel, a strong sense of guilt is palpable within its own people. The saddest part is that there's more hope for Israelis to join the cause for peace, than there is for Arabs to agree on anything. Arabs also use this method of walking out on conferences, but there's no dignity there.



Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Difference Observed

The real difference between Arab terrorists and Western terrorists is that the former don't have powerful governments to hide behind and use to inflict the acts of terror.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Ideas Worth Discarding

I have an idea, it may be a crazy one, but most great ones are. The problem with our government is the 'us and them' effect. Those who object to it, object to it fully and unconditionally. Those who are for it are hypocrites and never criticize it. The fact of the matter is that the government shuts up anyone who criticizes it because it can, and I suppose it does. It shuts up the rest who want to kiss ass by giving them money to do it, but it isn't real. The real victims are the honest people working in the government. Granted they are a handful, but I think they deserve our support. 

Let's face it, the government with its brutal police has a grip of steel that cannot be shaken. The government is there to stay and we have to do something about it. I was once told by a friend that the power of the press comes from the effect that everyone's looking at you and possibly giving you that look of condemnation such that life becomes miserable. Like if you're going to a party, everyone brings you shame by bringing up the same piece of information and you have to deal with and so on. In order to get praise instead of condemnation, you try fixing things and then maybe, just maybe you get people off your back at least. 

The power of protests and press is the power of headache, at which point the victim tries to find medicine to ease its pain. If you're in the right, you can probably have enough power to shake it off, but when you know you're wrong, you're in a Raskolnikov situation. 

I say we use that power, but here's the crazy bit. In order to make our protests more heard, let's give positive feedback to what good that has been done. I know it's like looking for a needle in a haystack, but there are probably certain things that really stand out. For starters, there is an army facility that provides first class service, I mean, it's the real deal, you take a number, sit in an air conditioned room with a cafeteria, wait for your turn, find out where within the processes your papers are and even the estimated time before you're served.  Now that deserves support and approval. I suppose there are many other things done by good people that deserve this sort of recognition.

I will call the new gathering an 'Approval', this way we can really be able to comment on what happens around us. Sometimes we need to agree and protest in order to keep the balance. I don't want to suck up to the government or anything of that sort, I'd like to be objective. For example, I'd like to approve of having no foreign expert monitor our borders, and I want to protest as well about our government selling its soul to America. It's only logical to support anything against selling our soul.

Anyway, it's a crazy idea, but I thought I'd let it out and be laughed at. I for one would have ripped it apart if I read it somewhere and I'd call its initiator a hypocritical or sentimental fool. I'm sure that the government will smile when it is praised like it always does, and arrest the protestors when they protest as it always does. But I can't help but think, what would people do when they see an approval that has not been paid for, something from within protestors who just want to be objective?  Will it make a difference for people to get uncontrived affection that hasn't been bought?

If we approve certain things, will our protests be heard a little better? I haven't studied political science to find out if this was tried or would work but I think that if it were possible, it would have been done. I suppose that such ideas belong inside the head.

But the real reason I thought about this is that within the last few weeks, I've been told that Egypt was better than other places. Yes it was better than the gulf where no one is allowed to speak up and there was less hope of democracy. It was better with its free internet that was being fought through media and police rather than by complete restriction (probably because they can’t afford the proxies and the hassle). It was better than dictatorships where half the citizens police the rest. It's better than many other places for a lot of other reasons, but the real shame, the real shame is that it could have been much better. 

I still don't know what it would take to turn things around. We're balanced at the edge of great things but also at the edge of doom. I would rather the whole system changed, the whole corrupt rule. But the web is too sticky too well weaved to take down. I'm just thinking, but just like my good ideas, bad ones like these won't make a difference.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The New Hitler

In a post that I wrote less than a year ago entitled European Guilt, I tried explaining why I thought Israel is backed by America and Europe. They were just thoughts, but I still believe them to be true. But more than that, I'm hoping that my expectations come true as well.

 "Today their hands are against their ears when it comes to the violations of Israel, but history sometimes, just some times, screams the facts much later on. As ironically as the Arabs have become the new Jews, Israel has become the new Hitler. The dead are screaming from beneath the earth for those living to take heed to what has happened to them."


There are more dead to scream from their graves, and Israel's Nazi ways are becoming more and more extreme. Nazi - I mean Israeli propaganda has stretched every lie till they all broke. A poor and powerless world was represented by a respected red cross agency that wasn't allowed to do what it does and a UN agency under fire by the IAF using illegal ammunition.


Even American reports have dared to finally hint that Israel is keeping press out to commit atrocities. Can the world and particularly the Americans face the fact that they've been hoodwinked for so long?


Israel has circulated the same lies over and over again. It's simple to say you've bombed a school because Hamas was firing from there. Who's going to call you a liar when Hamas is the devil himself? It's easy to say that Hamas fired from a hospital. Who's going to question you? Israel has even bombed a UN building, but it doesn't matter, Hamas is the usual scapegoat. I believe that Israel can now safely bomb Disneyland and claim that Hamas was shooting at them from inside.


I guess what I'm pondering over is whether this is the start of the collapse of Israel's image in the West. I'm hoping it is just for the sake of the abolition of lies nothing else. Unfortunately, I also know that Israel's media and lobby is as brutal as its military, giving its opponents no choice, and no breaks.


There's a chance that the horrible crimes of the Israeli Defence Forces will be buried together with the bodies of innocent women and children. But how long can Israel hide behind a curtain of superiority?


Israel ignores the world, thinking its right to safety is above international law, above the will of all nations. Imagine the shock of Americans to finally see that they're being bullied by Israel through a powerful lobby and biased media. I would love to see the look on their face when they realize they're imprisoned by bars made of lies.


America thinks it can back Israel because it's the right moral choice, but if the blindfold of a biased media is lifted and the truth of a terrorist Israeli State is unveiled, could America have the guts to end its support for Israel's terrorist ways?


The fight against terrorism is closer to America's heart than it had realized. They didn't have to travel to Afghanistan or Iraq to fight terror. They had to travel to their news stations and their media, they had to look into their lobbies and their businesses to find out what terror is all about.


I wonder if guilt will catch up with Americans. I wonder if people's minds can change. I wonder if the rest of the world will watch itself be bullied and I wonder if things can change.

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Balfour Declaration

Palestine For The Jews. 

Mr. Balfour has sent the following letter to Lord Rothschild in regard to the establishment of a national home in Palestine for the Jewish people:- 

I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of his Majesty's Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to and approved by the Cabinet:- 

His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country. I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.

Source: The Times Archive ,  November 9, 1917

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Spell of Sorts

There is something powerful in the  whispering  of obscenities about those in power. There's something delightful about it, something naughty, secretive, forbidden, thrilling. It's like a spell of sorts. It deflates them, reduces them to the common denominator where they can be dealt with.

Margaret Atwood - A Handmaid's Tale

Sunday, January 04, 2009

An Unexplained Sadness

There is a sadness in my own eyes that I can see but cannot comprehend. It is a result of a drift in my essence that is so far from what should have been so that all that remains is sadness. It's such a tiresome journey to walk through life with all its sadness and troubles and all what entails. There's so much wrong that cannot be made right just by one decision, there must be a multitude of them to turn things around.

I wonder what it was that first drew me to this sad and contrived way of life, was it the lack of something or was it something else. Like all my friends I realize the that as time passes chances grow fewer and in effect have done more when older than when I was younger. What does it all mean though, is there something beyond?