13 May 2011

The Great Abbottabad Compound Raid, not a Win but not a Defeat.

The great Abbottabad compound raid takes out a Jessie James of modern outlawism.

War does not just happen, it is created. Sometimes people go to great lengths to fuel its beginning with little thought for how it ends. The world is still at war and has been since we learnt the effect of throwing a stone to secure something we wanted or needed.
For where are we ten years on after 9/11 but only looking at a new phase of revenge acts where the papers will look the same ten years from now.

US forces kill Osama Bin Laden in a raid on his Abbottabad hideout in Pakistan 10 years after the 9/11 attacks.
Picture shows: a compilation of Americian newspapers after 9/11 and ten years after.
They read the same as always. War is never over and we wait and wait for this one to finish as a stalemate and the next one to begin. All wars have roots. They are usually the product of unpopular if not illegal actions by the strong over the weak. We constantly reframe reality to suit our version of events hoping time will banish memory and forgiveness will come with a new set of circumstances.

The Arab spring rolls on and the roots of future conflict are sown in Syria, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Yemen to name a few. But is this the chance for America to turn the page on this issue known as the “War on Terror.” Today it is a stalemate, not a win but not a defeat.

Extracts from newspapers May 12th 2011
US security and and intelligence officials said documents showed Bin Laden had calculated how many Americans would have to die before the US withdrew from the Middle East. He encouraged his followers to attack cities such as Los Angeles, as well as New York.

The fight between us and you was not led by Osama alone," "You have to fight one generation after the other, until your life is ruined. "What is coming is greater and worse, and what you will be facing is more intense and harmful," said Nasser al-Wuhayshi, addressing al-Qaida's enemies.
 (The following day May 13th many innocents were slaughtered in Pakistan by the local Taliban)

Iraq dossier to make case for war …..In secret evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Major General Michael Laurie said: "We knew at the time that the purpose of the dossier was precisely to make a case for war…….

We have been travelling forever in circles around the imperfect character of homo sapiens with its inherited aggressive nature from animal ancestors. Can the advance of communication and technology offer a future where war is illegal and humanity blends and mixes into a higher level of tolerance. Can we speed it up. Will science be the religion which unites the world away from the mysteries of heaven and hell. We have that possibility, do we have the courage, do we have the leaders.

9 May 2011

Eurozone break-up now a Reality as Banking crisis becomes a Crisis of Trust

Kubuswoningen Rotterdam by Piet Blom 1984.
 Living in a cube world 2011 where the
dice has landed against all punters

Even under pressure from growing popular sentiment to dump the Euro and possibly the EU itself, Bankers and to a degree the leadership in Brussels are still refusing to believe they can’t force nations to carry the can for their gross miscalculations. The miscalculations I talk about is plain attitude.

And what an attitude they have towards the everyday “Mob.” Scratch below the surface of “ A pride of Pigs” and you will soon find old allegiances to self preservation and nationhood are not so dead after all.

This crisis of leadership for the EU and hopes of millions for a United and fair Europe is fast becoming a crisis of Trust.

 The millstone of the banking institutions around the necks of nations can and will be cut loose simply because it can.

Bankers can talk all they want about lending this and borrowing that but it matters little if people refuse to sit at their table. After all any nation has the power to create central banks and print currency. Working people know where their interests lie. And it isn’t in a Luxembourg Chateau. If Bankers want to gamble they should also know there is no payout on a fixed fight. Stacking the dice so you win each and every time can soon turn into a roadhouse brawl…………….roll baby roll