Friday, December 22, 2006
When the Lies are Told More Often than the Truth
There are many good examples of this on all side, all around the world. It is the degree and magnitude that varies in the importance. The people in power that want absolute control are the biggest threat to peace and security of the world. Great Britain Empire dominated the world during the 19th and early 20th Century as the United States has since the second half of the 20th Century. It’s the sustainability of the rapidly evolving world that is in questioned. With more of the world’s resources being allocated for wartime than tools for peace and prosperity.
When one nation consumes five times its share of a non-renewable natural resource and it is borrowing the money to do so. When the so-called riches nation in the world owes more money to other nations than any other nation in the world, there is something wrong with this picture. A nation built on consumption with no savings for the future is doomed for self-destruction. The massive waist by the privilege few and the lack of decency of the great masses of poor people is the foundation of lies that are perpetrated to preserve the status quo of the establishment.
Thursday, December 21, 2006
America needs an Alternate Focus
Here are links to two Alternate Media presentations that are very worthwhile watching. Too often it is only the chorus that hears the song. Please take time to try to understand the other side.
The Mess We Are In
The words of James Zogby
Wall of Shame
Only with more American people taking responsibility for their government’s Middle East policies and actions will we find peace, prosperity and security in the world. Alternate Focus is a tool you can educate yourself as well as those people around you. The Internet is your link to the truth whether you like it or not.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Holy Days in the Holy Land
Living conditions for the Palestinian people and for that matter Iraqi people have not been worst in modern times. The Lebanese people who have made great strive forward since their last attack and occupation by the Israeli’s military forces. The regional civil unrest is growing out of control as the day-to-day living conditions worsen for the majority of people. Unemployment is 40% to 60% with almost every person in the region knowing at least one person if not a whole family that has been killed by an American and or Israel bullets or bombs.
The amount of bloodshed that has taken place in the Holy Land since 9/11 is a crime against humanity that the United States and Israelis have brought onto the world. For there to be peace in the Middle East, the United States and Israel have to make radical changes to their policies and actions in the region. Today because of Israel-United States policies and actions the Israeli people are in an ever growing more dangerous position. The days a wall can protect a kingdom are in the past. Only by talking and negotiating with your adversaries will they not become your enemy in war. Only with a balance and rational approach to the problems of the region will the answers be found.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
The Tide is Turning in the Middle East
The tide is beginning to turn of the American people’s understanding of the problems and realities on the ground in the Middle East. There will be no peace in the Middle East until the Palestinian-Israeli Crisis is resolved in a satisfactory manner for both sides. At an Arab League summit on March 28, 2002 Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah who now is King of Saudi Arabia introduce and passed a resolution to normalize relations with the State of Israel with all Arab states, if the State of Israel will conform to United Nation Resolutions 194 and 242. The Israeli Defense Forces on the next day takeover control and destroy the office compound of Prime Minister Yasir Arafat in Ramallah. The Israelis have only convinced the American public and government that the Palestinians are the terrorists and they the victims while the majority of nations and people in the world see Israel as a terrorist state.
Just in the Twenty-First Century alone the governments of Israel and United States have done more to undermined peace and security in the Middle East. The United States unconditional financial and military support of the State of Israel makes the American people responsible for Israel military offensive actions taken against her neighbors. With Israel and the United States winning the military battles while losing the hearts and minds of the people in the region and world. As long as the United States and Israel destroy more bridges than they build there will be no peace and security in the Middle East and for that matter the world.