29 Jan 2011

Revolutia Continua.

Peace keeping UN soldiers in Bosnia 1995
One day in Cairo 1990 
The Evolution of the Revolution continues. Power to the people continues. Shaming of politicians continues.  Facing down the greedy continues. Education of the people continues. Dissolution of religion continues. The spread of democracy continues.
In the real world the greedy and the military are regrouping to attack the people. Netherlands is back into the war game pretending to protect Muslims in Afghanistan. What a shame on them to re-enter this disgusting game after their soldiers betrayed the Muslims at Srebrenica, 1995.   
Dutch nationals are rightly alarmed at this unprovoked Afghanistan interference by their lackey politicians. 75% of Dutch voters oppose the move.
The growing western military complex is creating more and more dangerous excuses for their unbridled and over financed existence. 90% of total world military spending is by the Atlantic Alliance. The next real revolution will happen in America where a great people are being mis-led by war mongers.
The Egyptian people will walk to victory. Lets hope others will follow. Revolutia Continua.

27 Jan 2011

One day in Cairo I met a wise man

A Cairo suburb 1990
I spent one day in Cairo. And during that day 20 years ago, I employed the taxi driver to just drive around the city. What a city!
It was culture shock for me. But during the stop offs for tea I met a man who spoke perfect English. As it was he turned out to be a professor in politics. We talked and I enquired about the regional problems and how they will turn out. "Oh" he said "It is simple. We in this part of the world never take time too seriously. For we know that at one moment the people having had enough will rise up to take back what is theirs."
Is now that moment for Cairo, Egypt has a major role to play in shaping a modern North Africa. It needs a modern approach to government and the shifting of power from elites to the people. Making protest illegal in any 21st century country is unenforceable, unreasonable and unacceptable.  

26 Jan 2011

Stark realities takes nuclear war to new Horror Level.

A lust for new Horror Levels shames past memory..
 Picture from the series De Kijk
Industrialised slaughter of civilians has always been the dark side of human conflict. From blood soaked Crusaders taking Jerusalem in the name of Christianity in 1099 to 20th century monsters in the name of Fascism and Communism. But in whose name did two British officials, David Owen and Michael Quinlan, argue over the threshold for a Horror Level of Russian causalities in a debate about a nuclear attack on Moscow in 1970’s. Owen threw the dice for one million while Quinlan selected a card for ten million. Recently released papers show the degree of disgust and contempt even seemingly democratic minded politicians have towards humanity. “In a Nuclear War, Britain would have to finished what it started and bring about the breakdown of the city as a functioning community.” Said Quinlan

Given that the majority of British live in a tiny cramped part of the island around London and therefore subject to entire annihilation from a retaliatory strike, it beggars belief to think these idiots were working for the benefit of the country.

And today, politicians want to be involved in every war going. Ex War prime minister Blair recently told the Chilcot inquiry he was saddened for the loss of life after he ordered the illegal war in Iraq. But added, we should still consider attacking Iran as its influence in the middle East is growing. And what is this so-called peace envoy’s threshold for an Iranian Horror Level. The population of Tehran is currently 8,429,807. Will that do it for him.


24 Jan 2011

Self determination for Palestine and Israel. Peace be with you.

Self determination for people, from the Jerusalem Walks series 1991
"We have returned to our holy places... And we shall never leave them," Gen Moshe Dayan 1967
……the establishment of the Jewish state was that Jews became more than just a collection of individuals, communities and fragments of communities. They became a sovereign collective in their own territory…………no longer as a ruled people, defeated and persecuted, but as a proud people with a magnificent country and one which always aspires to serve as "Light Unto the Nations". Benjamin Netanyahu 2010.

The continuing tragedy of present day Palestine and the Jewish state gets continually mired in finger pointing accusations, perceived political arrogance and the colossus of historical burdens.  
But let the facts speak for themselves. Regardless of where one stands in the heat of the debate, the majority of people in the Levant are moving forward both in population and in wealth. True, most of those suffering in the social lag are from the Palestinian community. And this is an unacceptable face of the problem. But, Israel is not a country without a conscience. It knows very well its destiny is tied up with its neighbours just like other countries, like it or not. Moving forward is short term advantage to Palestinians and long term advantage to the region. If peace can be won then Allah and Jehovah will be one.