Saturday, 8 December 2007

Italy, still, is wobbling.

When will it crash?

It has become the latest fad, watching the jelly castle wobble slowly loosing the cherries on top, with the tip dangerously swinging as the man on top continues dancing on the castle which slowly is dissolving.

Berlusconi says that a recent poll suggested 80% of Italians would vote for Prodi to leave. Why doe it not happen then?

This suggests that the immaculate left wing limbs of Italy are not so much cleaner than their opponents which they have used as main campaign slogan alleging the Right was corrupt.

So how is this wobbly "government" still resisting tumbling down, gaffe after gaffe?

...another one bites the dust and another black pool of oil bleads into the blood stream of our planet.

Yet another environmental disaster due to oil spill, this time in the waters of Korea where a Hong Kong-registered tanker was hit by a barge, caught in stormy weather and torn down its side, now gashing oil.

While In the Black sea mobilised forces are struggling with the effects of the (by now sunken) tankers still crying out.

What is to become of our planet?

This is now, it needs to be tackled in frontal mode now not tomorrow while all powers waste time arguing over alleged nuclear possessions and belligerent power games and unilateral intimations.

If half the dedication were focused on the environmental crisis by 20012 Kyoto would probably be by bypassed by far.

On the day of "Armageddon" three main powers will still be squabbling over nuclear control while struggling in one big black medium where the oil-coated ground will not be distinguishable by the thick black atmosphere.

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Why should Iran submitt when Israel is the world's fifth nucler arsenal, partly funded by USA?

What is to become of the impending declaration of independence that could come with the New Year in January?
While in Serbia 100,000 Serbs are keeping the 1.9 million Kosovar-albanians yet from declaring themselves independent, the old squabble mates have once again taken this chance to emphasise their stances strictly opposing each other on al topics, issues and events.

Russia remains behind the troublesome Serbs opposing the long-desired independence of Kosovo by Kosovar-Albanians, only willing to grant the later a general autonomy.

Most EU nations and USA have backing up Kosovo with an arm steadily stretched out to them in patient collaboration. The attentive gaze from Russia is perceived though t every attempt by the UN to come to any constructive agreement and defensive statements are bouncing back between the two big walls towering in an uncertain protective or imposing manner.

The cold war is reminiscent as both Russia and USA persist in their opposing stances while 100,000 Serbs are preparing to flee from north Kosovo in the event of sparked violence between paramilitary Serbs and Kosovars after an impending statement of Independence.

Simultaneously USA are being accused by some of hypocrisy; understandably by Iran who is being bullied into cutting their alleged nuclear arsenal, whist USA itself has helped fund the world's fifth biggest nuclear arsenal in Israel where German-built submarines are already pointing ferociously and belligerently towards Iran.

Democracy seams to be overridden by Superpowers flagging the hero emblem. USA is perfectly right to be weary of ran, yes, but surely its support in equipping Israel pointing missiles at Iran is rather contradictory demanding contemporary that Iran denude itself of any protection?

Two wrongs do not make a right, and setting an example would be more motivting than demanding two contrsting and expecting a positive outcome.

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

A teddy bear, an English teacher and a game of power.

Watching the shocked, oblivious face of the poor Gillian Gibbons, the English teacher who arrived at Heathrow this morning, I realised what a palaver has been whipped up out of this whole ordeal, after the woman allowed a class of children to name a teddy bear after one of the children, called “Muhammad” which also s the name of the Islamic Prophet.

This incident which took place in Sudan, where the woman was there as an English teacher, was misunderstood as an act of offence against the predominant religion.

Before seeing her speech on TV this morning, I imagined a battered and frightened woman, but more than anything else, I realised how quickly this misunderstanding had spun out of control as the combination of predisposition of framing an image within a narrow minded idea of that country took over the whole event.

She seamed more shocked by all the attention of the journalists at the airport than she did of her experience in Sudan, which she kept highlighting was not that bad at all, and that she as treated pretty much the same if not better than all the other prisoners.

She expressed even comprehension for the way her action was initially interpreted ad stressed she was very sorry for the offence caused by her.

Gillian emphasised that almost as soon as she was in he first jail, a bed was sent to her from some official for her comfort and that many friends (of which also Sudanese) had visited her as soon as they could, embarrassed for the extreme action taken against her.

Why was the British press so prone at diving into a general panic portraying the situation as though she were to be killed over the naming of a teddy bear?

Yes, the first reactions were over the top; however some tactfulness and understanding could have underlined the report on her case.

It certainly did not help the popular stereotypes the British have for the east.

Above all though, this did seam pretty much like a game of power between two nations.

It seams both natios should take example from Mrs Gibbons.

She does'n seam to see her self as a victim and definitely still appreciates a country that offers much more than just religioun-bound issues.

Sunday, 2 December 2007

First week of December, new week, new stances, new pledges.

Pervez Musharaf has stepped down as head of the Military force of Pakistan now wating to become pre-confirmed president as planned in the agreement.

So he steps down as Army head after having agreed he will be allowed to take place as President as he was "elected" few months ago, so perhaps he might even lift emergency rule, soon, or perhaps we need to wait until he has become resident, you never know, its wise for him to be cautious.

Putin's United Russia party won the elections yesterday[...] and now we will have to wait and see what is to become after his post expires n a few months time, how will Putin fit him self into the new era of a new president though I am sure he wont be to far.

The fate of Russia's economy is strongly tied to this gallant man very much depending on his steady gaze and smile constantly present in the background as the people definitely did not just vote him for his blue eyes.

In Venezuela the left party president Hugo Chavez lost the elections with the opposition wining with 57%.

In this edgy time for many countries learning decisive outcomes for their near future, in other parts of the world not so immediate outcomes are to be discussed in Bali, Indonesia where the follow up of the UN Kyoto protocol is to be discussed staring today for the next two weeks.

Hopefully something more tangible and realistic might be included in the talks that mght be looking more positive after the newly elected Australian president pledged to sign the Kyoto Protocols.

Now America is left to stare while it remains stubbornly exempt after refusing partly on the ground that as Australia and China had been exempt from the protocol aiming to reduce carbon emissions.

China ha been exempt as, although it undeniably contributes enormously to the world's CO2 emissions, it is classified as a developing country and as such remains exempt from the demanding commitments that the CO2 cutting plans would require.

n that note I do agree with America's stance as China cannot honestly get away with child labour, almost unfair market competition and production, and yet get away with one of the most ludicrous emissions of CO2.

The pledging game continues parrallell to that of growing markets pumping and producing, some hiding beind small injustices and weeknesses in a competitive platfrom in which manny do all they can to remain ahead amidst the crowd...

Saturday, 1 December 2007

Gordon hang in there!

Gordon keep it going, don't stop the ball rollin' because that would fit in all too well with the mushroom-natured events popping up growing.

First the bombs in Glasgow, then Northern Rock crumbling down, 25 million records lost, and now: loose ends swinging to the syncopated rhythm of a game called “bringing down Gordon Brown", drawing fancy patterns around the Labour party.

Let’s get real for a moment please and stop pointing the finger always to the one, the only one that does not bark back at allegations, provocations and people who only wish for this season of unlucky weather to keep pouring.

But, by the way, these unfortunate mishaps are not only [unsuccessfully] chipping away at Brown but they definitely are corroding this country’s credibility.

Let's get over Brown's decision on the elections, as [hypocrisy aside] any half whit would have not thrown themselves into a game of power and pride-fuelled hurricane of hot air, and dedicated himself like he did, to issues that others never even deigned with thought, such as visiting those in Baghdad who are actually there for the government, for the country risking their lives for us.

The funding does need to be cleared up and Brown has already proposed solutions so let's give the man a chance and then move on to some real politics after this, like improving already exsting problems the country has since a long time and that are growing roots as time is lost on blames and job stands.