Posts Tagged ‘Middle East’

With Clinton on board Barack Obama start’s his mandate.

Sure the oath of office didn’t went very well, but the things that really matter started right away on his speech. His first speech as President of the United States of America show a lot of different things. obama-lincoln-cp-w6109957

I point out to 3 aspects of his speech, first of all, the tone was not a happy, celebrational one, but a tone that remembered each American of the difficulties ahead, second, the way he criticised George Bush with him sitting right next to him, on a ceremony where usually is nothing more then a huge party, shows a lot of spirit and will to chenge things arround.


For me probably the most important reference in his speech, was the accepantance of the “non believers”, in which group I include myself. It means an openness not only to the “non believers” but most important then that, a truly meaningful intent to treat all peoples and religions beliefs as equal. It’s a great step. If you simply hear the speech you might not notice that, but those 2 words might mean a lot more to the world then all the rest of the text.

You can’t ignore that most conflicts nowadays have a profound difference in beliefs on his basis. For the first time the USA seem to head without any pre concepts to the path of respecting every belief.

These first 3 days were as expected, Guantanamo closed in a year, some interests in the middle east  Afghanistan and Pakistan. Nothing new, we can’t judge nobody for 3 days… but the prospects are untouched…


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D939-023This piece of news can give us an idea of what happened in the last 8 years, now that George Bush is leaving, nobody gives a dam about him, and Ehut Olmert , Israel prime minister surely doesn’t give either.

In his last speech, he said that was a phone call from him that lead the USA president to order Condolezza Rice to vote null in a resolution that demanded the cease fire in Gaza.
Incredible? Yes, in the very least! Olmert said he demanded to talk to Bush ten minutes before the vote take place on the UN. Olmert said “when we saw that the secretary of state, for reasons we cannot understand, wanted to vote inn favour of the resolution, I tried to reach president Bush and they told he was in Philadelphia making a speech – I said to them – I don’t care, I need to talk to him now!”

“They took him out of the stage to another room and I talked to him” continues Olmert describing this surreal story. “I said to him: You cannot vote in favour of this resolution!, which he answered: lesson, I don’t know nothing about it, I’m not familiarized with the way the resolution is written” – Olmert replied that he was quite familiarized with the resolution and that the USA could not vote in favour – and they didn’t.

Bush ordered Condolezza Rice to vote null in a resolution that she helped to write, organized in favour and was lobbying to be approved.

This is an example of the way USA diplomacy has been acting around. This story was very funny, if it were not a war we are talking about. How came Israel prime minister give orders like this is such a sensible question? Amazing, really. Don’t bother saying goodbye to Bush, he has gone a long time ago from the white house…

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If i were a catholic i would have to say this first: “Forgive me god, for wich i’m about make a sin…”, but i’m not, so let’s move forward. If a few months ago you would say i would be doing this , i’d say you were insane, but he is the first world leader to make any sense in all the Gaza mess.

Hugo Chavez, he expels israeli embassator, takes a firm stand against what is happening in the middle east right now. Sure he is no saint, none of them are, but this guy seems to make more and more sense every time he opens his mouth. I wonder if it’s just me thinking that, hummm….arthugochavezafpgi

Sentences like “will not rest until it sees those responsible for these criminal atrocities severely punished”, or “condemns strongly the flagrant violations of international law” by Israel and “denounces their planned utilization of state terrorism” seem like obvious words for a political figure that’s has the guts, and has the willingness to stand for what is right. I’m just sorry he is the first one to do it.

The article on cnn, has this line from the venezuela president, “They are cowards,” he said. “It’s as though a boxing professional were to come here and challenge you to box. Well, how courageous! How courageous is the Israeli army!” – i couldn’t have putted it better.

Something is very wrong with the world, when it’s Hugo Chavez leading the way of justice, but never the less, I have to say, I’m with you Chavez, in this one at least!


When you attack a school where people were hiding from war, just to try to kill 3 Hamas members, killing 40 innocent people, you are not trying to end Hamas, you are trying to subjugate a people by the power of death. If you want to kill 3 Hamas operatives in a school you don’t throw the school down , you send snipers and it’s easier, more reliable and smart. Israel is not fighting just Hamas, Israel is revenging on Palestinian people for not fighting Hamas also.

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Seems like everybody is stepping in slowly, very slowly. Seems like this isn’t a war, it’s like just a fight between a couple and no one want’s to place his opinion in the middle. gaza-woman

seems like the world doesn’t exist – just a few whispers, cannot break this overwelming silence. What is the limit of our conscience?

Wich is the death toll we can bear in our memories?

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It’s just like seating back, adjusting the pillow, placing the popcorn basket near you and start watching. It’s really bad. I would say it was not worth the renting, money if it were not the plain truth.

Israel has invaded Palestine, and like any of us, staring at the tv set every night, USA administration (whoever that is…) , the EU community, and the arab countries are also just watching this movie. gazawar

It’s plain unbelievable how come this would be possible nowadays. Of course Israel took advantage of a USA politics transition, and this ground war will be over before january 20th (that will be sure) – but with all the money the european community send in funds to the palestine in the last year, it’s painful to see all the infrastructure, now simply destroyed. For a tax payer like me it’s painful, i’m just assuming for the quiet, silent voices running the show in Brussels it’s painful too.

Gordon Brown tried to lead the way saying that this invasion could not be a solution, while the USA block all the possibilities of a resolution in the UN. For an average guy like me, this quietness is very disturbing. Of course nobody would send any forces to the region, that’s not the point, but nowadays there are ways to prevent and to dissuade the use of a war force.

What is happening in gaza right now, it’s quite sad in my opinion, but i did expect it to occur (have to be honest), what is really making me dizzy is the silence in almost all the world leaders about this situation.MIDEAST ISRAEL PALESTINIANS

Seems like everybody is trying to figure out if this will be a new lebanon or if the hamas will be severely blasted by this offensive, seems like everyone is trying to sit back and choose the winner to appear on his side. That’s not politics, that’s simply being afraid.

For my view, no war can solve any problem. No invasion will destroy Hamas, nor will it prevent any suicide bombings or rocket throwing to Israel, no war will no anything but to create more anger, more rage, more reasons of conflict in the middle east.

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