February 24, 2011
Julian Assange to be extradited to Sweden?
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So what happens now?
How long will it take to get Julian Assange to Sweden?
And how long will it take for the USA to get him to Guantanamo?
Legalities, Laws, accusations, Mis-information has been the order of the day.
With the Middle East burning would it be prudent for the USA to push this case through vindictiveness?
Will it backfire and bring more ridicule on governments of UK, Sweden and USA?
And where will Australia, the home country of Assange, fit into the grotesque picture of international skullduggery?
Maybe it is time to call off the dogs.
Maybe it is time that the USA puts its own house in order.
Maybe it is time to take a roll call of all those that stand for Freedom of Speech.
Maybe it is time the USA is seen as the bastion of the First Amendment.
God Bless all those that seek to bring peace to this world, which is presently being torn asunder by petty politics, rampaging rancid religious retards and mindless military machinations.
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om
February 17, 2011
raped and beaten by Egyptians
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CBS News Correspondent Lara Logan was attacked by Egyptians in Tahrir Square on Feb. 11, 2011 while covering the momentous event when Hosni Mubarak left Cairo.
(CBSNews) “On Friday, Feb. 11, the day Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, CBS chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan was covering the jubilation in Tahrir Square for a “60 Minutes” story when she and her team and their security were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration. It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into frenzy. In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew. She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers. She reconnected with the CBS team, returned to her hotel and returned to the United States on the first flight the next morning. She is currently home recovering. Update: Logan left the hospital on Wed. Feb. 16, to recover in her Washington, D.C. home. She received a call from President Obama expressing his concern.”
end of report.
It took women and 20 Egyptian soldiers to rescue Lara. There is no mention about men rescuing this defenseless woman! I suppose they were too engrossed in raping and beating Lara Logan.
Is this the new dawn breaking for freedom in Egypt that the international media is gushing over? May God bless and protect all those journalists, particularly women, working in the field.
Many among us are aware of the plight of women in such countries that are the epicenter of warped religious aficionados and skewered views of what women represent, e.g. a receptacle for the male libido and a breeding machine, nothing more.
I shall pray for you, Lara Logan, that you will continue to be in the line of fire to report the insanity of humanity that we see unfolding. May you continue to be a beacon light for the empowerment of women around the world.
Please support The Committee to Protect Journalists – cpj.org
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om
February 9, 2011
rape of Egypt by Hosni Mubarak
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What is happening in Cairo is endemic in countries where regimes are supported by the USA. Mr. Hosni Mubarak and his cronies have systematically raped Egyptians metamorphicaly and literally in terms of human rights, civil rights and financially i.e. by stealing the nation’s wealth.
Incidentally, Hosni Mubarak, his wife Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak and his two sons, (Gamal and Alaa), have amassed over 40 billion dollars in assets/cash in the USA, and banks in Switzerland and Britain.
Now where has this money come from and why have USA, Switzerland and Britain remained silent on this issue even as blood is spilled on the streets of Cairo ?
The ordinary working class citizens of this ancient land have been repressed by the machinations of a semi-benign police state supported by USA, a country that has historically fiddled in the affairs of other countries while ironically priding itself on freedom of speech and the first amendment; and, strangely enough by Israel, a Jewish State. In fact it is rumored that Israel does not want to see Mubarak go and further has been surreptitiously protecting him for they apparently prefer to support this malignancy because it suits their Machiavellian strategy i.e. dividing the Arab nations. Obviously this is a hangover from the Yom Kippur war of 1973 (Arab-Israeli War/Ramadan War/ October War).
The sudden surge in demonstrations and the proceeding violence is a long delayed backlash that should have come much earlier. And this is fuelled by sentiments stirred up by the Brotherhood and other vested interests. Mr. Karl Marx was right when he said that religion is the opium of the masses. What we are witnessing is the volatile concoction of culture spiced by religion which will predictably free citizens from State control but enslave them to the prevailing religious leaders’ bidding.
Many Arab rulers are known to ‘run’ their countries reminiscent of medieval feudal States. A quick reference to the Shah of Iran, Saddam Hussein, Haile Selassie and the aftermath of their inglorious exit is ample proof of the path Egyptians will inevitably tread in the coming months. Finally when the dust settles the Brotherhood will settle in and as time ticks on one despot will be replaced by another in a form probably palatable to the ordinary people for they cannot argue with their self appointed religious leaders whose sole agenda is to use Islam as a tool to subjugate the people by perverted representation of this Great religion.
We have no one to blame but the USA and its allies for deliberately supporting Hosni Mubarak even though he and his accomplices have looted their own country.
The emotive images of blood, sweat and tears of ordinary unarmed, innocent Egyptians displayed on TV screens worldwide will finally come to naught for in the grand scheme of things, freedom will be but a fleeting glimpse of truth till organized religion takes the reins.
May God bless and protect the unfortunate people of Egypt.
February 1, 2011
Poem - Stillborn in Life
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I am dead
The wheel warbles
The flowers fade
And rivers carry all to seed
I am dead
Lifeless in a used condom
Like a mindless still day
A muted Thrush
A featherless bird of paradise
I am dead
Yet they speak to me
Formless in a Petri dish
Of God and surrender
I live in death
For it has no desires
I feel not the pain
I dream not in death
For I am stillborn in life
February 01, 2011