Archive for April 2008
AlQueda greatest threat to US.
There can be some amusement when the alternative press quotes such a headline.
One is expecting at least a sardonic punchline.
But I caught this on the BBC.
A reminder that the whole object is to shape peoples minds.
No I didn’t read the article.
There is enough fear already.
Hamas, Hezbollah, AlQueda, who created them?
And what about Iran, how did Iran end up as it is?
All of them, Venezuela, Cuba, all have been downtrodden.
To state the obvious
- \ˈfa-ˌshi-zəm also ˈfa-ˌsi-\
- Italian fascismo, from fascio bundle, fasces, group, from Latin fascis bundle & fasces fasces
- Date 1921
1often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
2: a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control ….
The Military Option By Uri Avnery
Avnery’s latest weekly article.
He summons so much evidence on the futility of war, pointing to countries that failed (UK, France & more) and countries who achieved in the absence of war. Germany, Japan, how Israel’s 73 war was unnecessary as Sadat had offered peace a year earlier.
His insights are beautiful:
“The 1967 war was intended at the beginning to break the siege on Israel. But in the course of the fighting, the war of defense became a war of conquest which drove Israel into a vertigo of intoxication from which it has not yet quite recovered.”
Anyway he lambastes the Generals and politicians at all times, for their stupidity and their egos.
While explaining the charade of Bush’s Iraq war, he still labels it an ‘oil war’, no mention of Israel.
As he was describing post World War II wars, surprisingly he does not attribute the Soviet collapse to the war in Afghanistan, nor does he predict the US collapse due to the current wars.
But he makes a clear message that peace is more profitable. He takes some shots at Kissinger and Bush, perhaps in the hope that their current hawkish influence can be deflated.
Avneri finishes with this comment:
ALBERT EINSTEIN considered it a symptom of madness to repeat again and again doing something that has already failed and to expect a different result every time.
Avnery is an old timer, and perhaps he senses that war is a real possibility, and the Generals and Politicians involved are fools with big egos.
Love your family
Love your creed
Interest rates are the prime economic tool.
Religion is in charge of welfare.
Israel has no Peace Corp (no accident)
Intel withdrew from the $100 laptop
A person is like their Mother
I doubt the current wars are within any law.
Criminals are always pleased to meet you.
There is an Osho neo-tarot card.
An old wise man relates what he learned from a thief.
Once he was in a place with no where to stay.
And a thief offered him a place to stay.
When the thief would came back at night.
The old man would ask, “and how was your day?”
The thief would say, “very bad, but tomorrow will be a good day”
All the Osho Transformation deck are famous parables. www.osho.com
10’s of thousands of results. Jews digging tunnels, Trying to break out militarily. Were they terrorists?
In israel, Syria is famous for never having fired a shot across its border since the 1973 war.
For the Israeli establishment to believe that Syria could retake the Golan and maintain a ceasefire is no doubt understood.
But the israelis also want servitude: Cheap labour like in Jordan factories.
Military subservience like how Egypt keeps the Gaza border sealed.
And the free flow of capital.
Perhaps a free trade agreement.
And Israel has clearly stated it wants Syria to severe its links with Iran and Hezbollah.
So we can expect a war.
Jordan has a small population, so it seems unable to be independent, it has even been pressed to pass laws offering US servicemen immunity from prosecution.
Egypt by ALL predictions is likely to have major social upheavals, in no small measure due to the price of food.
Syria manufactures missiles with Iran. It is pretty large. It’s hard to understand how it could be defeated militarily.
Given that the population could endure more pain than the Israelis.
No doubt the rights of Israeli settlers on the Golan feature as an issue.
Why doesn’t Israel just settle for the free movement of people and nothing else.
A peace with a bitter taste is not a peace.
In a war would Israel use banned weapons? Would the world do anything?
The role and capability of the Russian military base in Syria is not much publicised.