Thursday, October 14, 2004

The "peace process"

Ahh the peace process.. what a misnomer you have become !

Throughout the democracies of the world, most of the socialist or leftist politicians, are always saying how they are committed to the "peace process". Not to "peace" itself mind you, but the process.

Its funny, the peace process doesn't really concern itself with whether Israelis are being bombed randomly... it just seems to refer to squeezing concessions out of Israel. In fact some of these desired concessions, like ripping down the security barrier, would offer little benefit to the Palestinians themselves, but would come at a massive cost in living conditions to both sides.

If only we could complete the peace process, and give the Palestinians everything they want, then surely there would be peace right ?

I wonder if those cheering on the peace process are concerned with this little bit of news:
The Australian: Arafat's cousin escapes car bomb [October 14, 2004]

General Arafat, a cousin of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, was targeted by a car bomb as he travelled in a convoy through Gaza City. He was saved by the armour covering his vehicle and emerged from the attack unharmed.
Israeli officials said Israel was not involved and Palestinian sources acknowledged it was probably an internal Palestinian affair.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

First Moonbat for First Lady ?

The billionaire heiress Teresa Heinz Kerry has been running her mouth with wild anti-Bush speeches lately. The media haven't posed any questions to the Kerry campaign about her, and it would be interesting to see if John would say that his wife's comments do not neccessarily reflect his own, or if he would stand by her extremist views.

Here's the latest from the next potential First Lady:

“John will never send a boy or girl in a uniform anywhere in the world because of our need and greed for oil,” Teresa Heinz Kerry told about 1,200 supporters at the McAllen Civic Center.

She said her husband, as president, would be able to approach the families of slain soldiers and say, “’I did everything I could to prevent this, I’m sorry.’ ”

“Diplomacy is not about, ‘I’m telling you.’ Diplomacy is about, ‘what do you think?’” Heinz Kerry said. “If you cannot have respect for the other side, you cannot have diplomacy.”

So Madam Kerry, just what would cause John to send US soldiers overseas ? Perhaps approval from those benevelont rulers of China, Russia and France ?

And diplomacy is as simple as asking "what do you think".... Ahh.. what do you think Crown Prince Abdullah - Shall we blame 9-11 on the Jews ? Hmm, what do the middle eastern thugs and dictators think about bringing democracy to Iraq ?

Everything she said is nonsense. America spent several months in the diplomacy stage. Rounds of discussions were held. And the end result was that UN approval was lacking. So clearly Teresa is disappointed that France, China and Russia (who were all pals with Saddam and benefiting from his corrupt oil-for-food program) didn't support the war.

But the allies in Spain, Italy, UK, Australia, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Japan.. they count for nothing.

Monday, October 11, 2004

Terror strikes Egypt

The election news here in Australia has been drowning out coverage of any other major events in the world. Very little attention was given to another slaughtering of innocents that took place in Egypt.

The final body count of the bombing at the Taba Hilton in Egypt shows the following:

At least 14 Russians, 13 Israelis, 6 Egyptians, and 2 Italians were among the dead.

I've been through Taba 5 years ago - its a little resort town with magnificent sunny weather, near the border with Israel. Whilst the western media are focussing on their elections, terrorism is still running wild. Carry on, carry on.