A price for everything, and anything for a price

A price for everything,

and anything for a price

For Afghans

 

KABUL, Jan 2 — When it comes to governing this violent, fractious land, everything, it seems, has its price.

Want to be a provincial police chief? It will cost you US$100,000 (RM360,000).

Want to drive a convoy of trucks loaded with fuel across the country? Be prepared to pay US$6,000 per truck, so the police will not tip off the Taliban.

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The ugly Zionism

The ugly Zionism

At a time when Palestinian men, women and children, corralled in the ghetto of Gaza since 1948, are daily, hourly, relentlessly, being bombed from the air, land and sea, it is instructive to turn to some of the founding fathers of Zionism, and ask what they might have thought about this obscene consequence of their messianic vision.
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Modern day Cleopatra VII Mubarak married Mr Israel to continue ruling Egypt as the Pharaoh

Modern day Cleopatra VII Mubarak married

Mr Israel to continue ruling Egypt as the Pharaoh

The rotten state of Egypt is too powerless and corrupt to act

JAN 2 — There was a day when we worried about the “Arab masses” — the millions of “ordinary” Arabs on the streets of Cairo, Kuwait, Amman, Beirut — and their reaction to the constant bloodbaths in the Middle East. Could Anwar Sadat restrain the anger of his people? And now — after three decades of Hosni Mubarak — can Mubarak (or “La Vache Qui Rit”, as he is still called in Cairo) restrain the anger of his people? The answer, of course, is that Egyptians and Kuwaitis and Jordanians will be allowed to shout in the streets of their capitals — but then they will be shut down, with the help of the tens of thousands of secret policemen and government militiamen who serve the princes and kings and elderly rulers of the Arab world.

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From Dr. King to Barack Obama: One Dream Realized

from:TIME

John Lewis

“Victory” for A heroic Muslim Hamas @ David stand against over whelming military might of Goliath @ Israel

“Victory” for A heroic Muslim Hamas @ David stand against over whelming military might of Goliath @ Israel

 

“Victory” may look rather different a few months from now. – The Guardian   

 

A Palestinian boy holds a Hamas flag over a destroyed house in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza Strip today. The Hamas militant group has issued its first statement on losses suffered during Israels latest offensive in the Gaza Strip, stating that the group lost 48 fighters, and the Health Ministry says more than 1,200 Palestinians died in the fighting. – AP pic

A Palestinian boy holds a Hamas flag over a destroyed house in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza Strip today. The Hamas militant group has issued its first statement on losses suffered during Israel's latest offensive in the Gaza Strip, stating that the group lost 48 fighters, and the Health Ministry says more than 1,200 Palestinians died in the fighting. – AP pic

JAN 19 – On Saturday evening, Israel announced not a ceasefire – in the sense of an agreement between the parties to end a conflict – but a decision that its forces will unilaterally halt their fire. It said it would await the Hamas response, any timetable for a withdrawal of Israeli forces being contingent on an end to rocket fire from Gaza. 

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Gaza volunteers’ video

 

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To read and see videos from the blogger in a hospital in Gaza and other volunteers in gaza go here:

  1. http://palsolidarity.org/
  2. http://talestotell.wordpress.com/2009/01/18/jan-18-at-the-samouni-house/
  3. http://palsolidarity.org/2009/01/4418

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