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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

O You Mighty Mutt.

The Palestinian "militants" are terrorists and murderers they say.
The Israeli government are terrorists and murderers too; only on a much bigger scale.

The whole of the White House are frozen in fear of being charged "anti-Semite" if they dare to stand up for the human rights of the Palestinian people.

The U.S. taxpayers finance the Israelis' genocidal adventurism with billions of dollars.

The Pentagon's vast military arsenal are at the disposal of the Israeli death squad.

And the U.S. government provides Israel with invaluable "diplomatic" support.

"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" they say, and in their blindness the Americans just shake their heads at their loss of moral vision.

It's never an eye for an eye in Palestine.
It's a hundred eyes for an eye.

Uncle Sam is an accomplice to the current slaughter.
Uncle Sam is the perpetrator to this and others ongoing Israeli war crime.

Mighty indeed.

Three Points of Time.

Today’s the 31st Dec 2008. Tomorrow’s the 1st Jan 2009.
What’s the difference?

Today is sufferings. Tomorrow shall be more sufferings.
Today death rains on us. Tomorrow deadlier death rains on us.
Today the cowboys lend their tanks and cannons. Tomorrow the neoconservatives lend their drones and stealths.
Today they destroyed our farms. Tomorrow they blocked all in-coming foods.
Today they rob our medicine. Tomorrow they pulverized our hospitals.
Today the Jews lob rockets upon us. Tomorrow the Zionist launch nuclear devices around.
Today they settle on our land. Tomorrow they force us to vacate our world.
Today the world makes token noises. Tomorrow this world don’t care.
Today there are puppet Bushes and puppet Olmerts. Tomorrow more vicious puppet Bushes and puppet Olmerts.
Today there are puppet players. Tomorrow more puppet masters.

Today what’s the difference? Tomorrow any cause for celebrations?

All things other than Him, suffer three distinct points of times.
Points of before-time, points of in-time, points of after-time.
Birth. Life. Death.

Birth of the dinosaurs. Age of the dinosaurs. Extinction of the dinosaurs.
Birth of the Pharoses. Age of the Pharoses. Extinction of the Pharoses.
Birth of Rothschilds and Churchills. Age of Rothschilds and Churchills. Extinction of Rothschilds and Churchills.

Birth of the platypus. Life of the platypus. Extinction the platypus.

What’s the difference?
There seems to be no permanency.

Perhaps the differences lies in the causes.
Perhaps the causes make life different.

He is Life and He is Cause.
What’s the difference?

Monday, December 29, 2008

The Gaza Massacre.

Israeli Jews alone are the initiators of the terror, assassination and intimidation in Palestine!!!

Israel started with . . . .

David Ben-Gurion (Polish born (1886-1973) was Prime Minister of Israel 1948-53, 1955-63) Chief architect of the state of Israel and revered as Father of the Nation.

whose m.o. was . . .

1) “We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population.”

2) "Let us not ignore the truth among ourselves ... politically we are the aggressors and they (The Palestinians) defend themselves" ...

3) "The country is theirs, because they inhabit it, whereas we want to come here and settle down, and in their view we want to take away from them their country."

To this day, Olmert with Bush's help carries on . . .

Today, Monday, December 29, 2008; the third day of bombardment of Gaza the Washington Post reports a growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza, where the death toll from Israeli air strikes has reached 300 with 1300 wounded.

Washington Post writes:

'Humanitarian aid groups sounded the alarm Sunday about what they described as a deteriorating medical situation in the strip and urged the opening of Gaza's borders to allow supplies to flow to hospitals. There are growing shortages of vital medicines and equipment, the aid workers said. "There are hundreds of wounded in the hospitals in the Gaza Strip, and what we have received so far has only been a fraction of our need. Our supplies have been depleted, and we are in desperate need for supplies," said Iyad Nasr, a spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Gaza.'

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Energies - Positive And Negative

Somebody identifying himself as adibahahmad posted vicious rants about somebody's God or religion.

He gained nothing except to cause negative energies such as suspicion and sparks to fly around.

What he does is something against God, be he an atheist or otherwise. God most certainly Has a design for him. At least that's one of the reason why he was created.

If he says he has a right to his opinion. Of course -- his Creator has more right over the overall-of-him -- atheist or otherwise.

If he be a Muslim, Allah's Love for Muhammad s.a.w. diminishes not. Allah's love for Islam diminishes not. Suffice for you Allah and His apostle s.a.w.

If he be a non-Muslim, and one of his purpose is to inflame the Muslims, then know this o Muslims -- Allah is the sole Owner of Islam. Act accordingly.

If he has an axe to grind against Allah and His religion, then know that O Muslims, your first step is to return the matter to Allah, and be patient in waiting.

Have faith in the positive energy of Lordship.
Qur-an (3:54) And (then unbelievers) plotted and planned, and Allah too planned, and the best of planners is Allah.

Friday, December 26, 2008

They Nurture Terrorism

Further readings on terrorism and its causes.

Obama v. Richard Falk On Israel And Occupied Palestine
By Stephen Lendman

Obama leaves no ambiguity where he stands. From public statements, campaign pledges, policy advisors, and war cabinet selections, his positions affirm:

-- one-sided pro-Israeli zealotry;

-- continued Palestinian oppression;

-- no end to the Iraq war and occupation;

-- possibly attacking Iran and/or allying with Israel to do it;

-- pursuing an imperial agenda; targeting Pakistan, Russia and other countries;

-- expanding the size of the military; increasing expenditures for it; and

-- providing Israel annually with billions of dollars; the latest weapons and technology; the same zero interest rate loans Wall Street gets; liberal debt forgiveness; virtually anything Israel requests on the pretext of security, to wage aggressive war, or expand its illegal settlements; and

-- acquiescing and remaining silent after Israel insulted a high UN official by harassing and detaining him, then expelling him from the country.

Last March, Richard Falk replaced John Dugard as the UN Human Rights Council's (UNHRC) Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestine. UNHRC is mandated:

-- to promote and protect human rights globally;

-- detect and speak out objectively against violations and violators;

-- "provide a forum for identifying, highlighting and developing responses to today's human rights challenges,

-- act as the principal focal point of human rights research, education, public information, and advocacy activities in the United Nations system," and

-- respect the rights of everyone irrespective of nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, language, age, or religion "as stipulated in the United Nations Charter."

Navanethem Pillay became Human Rights High Commissioner last July. Richard Falk has regional responsibility for Occupied Palestine. On December 14, he arrived at Ben Gurion airport, Tel Aviv to perform his assigned duties. He led a three-person mission that intended to visit the West Bank and Gaza, assess conditions on the ground, then report on Israel's compliance with human rights standards and international humanitarian law.

Israel was informed of his trip, his itinerary, individuals he planned to meet with, and issued visas for himself, a staff security person, and an assistant. Falk had no reason to expect interference, and as he put it: "I would not have made the long journey from California, where I live, had I not been reasonably optimistic about my chances of getting in." Nonetheless, he was denied entry and harassed as follows:

-- despite his UN status, he was put in a holding room with about 20 others experiencing entry problems;

-- then "treated not as a UN representative, but as some sort of security threat, subjected to an inch-by-inch body search and the most meticulous luggage inspection I have ever witnessed;"

-- separated from his two UN companions; they were allowed entry and taken to the airport facility about a mile away;

-- required to put his luggage and cell phone in a room, then taken to a "locked tiny room that smelled of urine and filth;"

-- five other detainees were with him in very cramped, uncomfortable quarters;

-- he was confined there for the next 15 hours, "which amounted to a cram course on the miseries of prison life, including dirty sheets, inedible food and lights that were too bright or darkness controlled from the guard office;"

-- Israel's "obvious intention (was) to teach me, and more significantly, the UN a lesson: there will be no cooperation with those who make strong criticisms of Israel's occupation policy."

Israel accuses Falk of bias for making inflammatory comments about its occupation of Palestine. He rejects the charge and asserts that, like his predecessor John Dugard (whom Israel earlier assailed) he assesses facts and relevant law truthfully. "It is the character of the occupation that gives rise to sharp criticism of Israel's approach," especially its collective punishment of 1.5 million Gazans under siege. Although denied entry and expelled, Falk insists that he'll continue "to use all available means to document the realities of the Israeli occupation" and report as fully and truthfully on them as possible.

He's mandated to assess conditions on the ground, prepare detailed reports on what he finds, keep the UN fully informed, the public worldwide as well, and recommend ways of remediating violations. As an international law expert, he's eminently qualified for the task.

Since assuming his post in May, he's been denied entry into Israel and Occupied Palestine. On August 25, he submitted his first report covering the first half of 2008. He criticized the deteriorating human rights conditions for Palestinians, called Israel's violations grave, singled out the Gaza siege and a crackdown on free expression and peaceful assembly.

Earlier this year, Israel denied a Bishop Desmond Tutu-headed UNHRC mission entry as well. He was delegated to investigate the Israeli occupation force November 2006 Beit Hanoun massacre, an appalling act of mass murder killing 18 civilians (including seven children and six women) and wounding 53 others. The mission had to enter Gaza from the Egyptian side through the Rafah International Crossing Point, but even that way is rarely easy.

Other international delegations have been obstructed as well, including diplomats, humanitarian workers, and journalists. Last November, the IDF stopped an EU one and one other comprised of 20 representatives of international organizations seeking entry into Gaza. Israel is extremely brazen, so far with no world community condemnation of its practices.

As a UN member and signatory to various human rights conventions, it must honor their mandates. Nonetheless, it doesn't as well as much other international law and UN resolutions going back to the 1947 General Assembly Partition Plan (Resolution 181). It divided Palestine 56 - 44% for Israel.

When Arabs were nearly 70% of the population, Jews got most of the fertile land, nearly all urban and rural territory, 400 of over 1000 Palestinian villages, but it wasn't enough. After Israel's 1948 "War of Independence," it secured 78% of Mandatory Palestine, expelled or killed about 800,000 Palestinians, destroyed 531 of their villages, 11 urban neighborhoods, and committed grievous crimes of war and against humanity. They've been documented and included:

-- cold-blooded massacres of civilian men, women, children, the elderly and infirm;

-- destruction of homes, villages and crops;

-- mass instances of rape; and

-- other atrocities on a vast scale;

The State of Israel was born. The US was the first country to recognize it. Palestinians lost 78% of their land, and in 1967 the remainder. They now live under military occupation. It's harsh and cruel. Their rights are ruthlessly denied. They experience daily abuse and neglect. Their refugees aren't able to return. Conditions on the ground are intolerable, and UNHRC is mandated to assess and report on them. Richard Falk, like John Dugard before him, is dedicated to do it.

"Slouching toward a Palestinian Holocaust"

In July 2007, Falk's used this title for an article, and Israel noticed. He wrote: "it is especially painful for me, as an American Jew, to feel compelled to portray the ongoing and intensifying abuse of the Palestinian people by Israel through a reliance on such an inflammatory metaphor as 'holocaust'....Is it an irresponsible overstatement to associate the treatment of Palestinians (in such terms)? I think not."

He condemned Israel's actions in Gaza and referred to subjecting "an entire human community to life-endangering conditions of utmost cruelty." He called it "a holocaust-in-the-making" and appealed to world governments and international public opinion "to act urgently to prevent these current genocidal tendencies from culminating in a collective tragedy."

He urged concerted action to spare Gazans "from further pain and suffering." He took umbrage with how America supports Israel and with European governments for having "lent their weight to recent illicit (and overt) efforts to crush Hamas as (the legitimate) Palestinian (government)." He referred to "Israel's impunity under America's geopolitical umbrella," and the immorality of the international community watching Gaza's "ugly spectacle unfold while some of its most influential members actively encourage and assist Israel" in its efforts.

He called Gaza "a cauldron of pain and suffering....with more than half (the population) living in miserable refugee camps," dependent on humanitarian aid, and living under military occupation in spite of the sham 2005 "disengagement." He condemned world leaders for not recognizing the legitimately elected Hamas government, calling it a "terrorist organization" when, in fact, it's not, and failing to recognize how its leaders reached out to Israel in peace, declared a unilateral 18 month ceasefire, did it again for another six months, then ended it in self defense after repeated Israeli violations.

He condemned Israel for being "more determined than ever to foment civil war in Palestine," arm and pit Fatah against Hamas, "make Gazans pay with their well being and lives," crush their will, and maintain separate Gaza and West Bank "destinies."

Israel intends to isolate Gaza, cantonize the West Bank, seize Palestinian land, expand its illegal settlements, and appropriate "the whole of Jerusalem" as its capital by grabbing all areas Palestinians have and expelling them. While talking peace, Israel wages war, won't compromise, doesn't respect international law, commits grievous crimes against humanity, denies "Palestinians their right of self-determination," and treats the entire population as an "enemy" of the State.

"To persist with such an approach under present circumstances is indeed genocidal, and risks destroying an entire Palestinian community...." This prospect sends a "warning of a Palestinian holocaust in the making, and should remind the world of the famous post-Nazi pledge of 'never again.' "

On December 9, 2008 (five days before Falk arrived in Israel), he issued the following statement titled: "Gaza: Silence is not an option." He highlighted the plight of the people, the unacceptable conditions and desperate urgency to act, the cruelty and lawlessness of the blockade, and yet Israel "maintains its Gaza siege in its full fury, allowing only barely enough food and fuel to enter to stave off mass famine and disease."

He called this action "flagrant and (a) massive violation of international humanitarian law" under Geneva and other human rights conventions. He said it's long past time for talk. "The UN is obligated to respond under these conditions." World governments are complicit for going along or remaining silent. The "UN (and) international society (are obligated to discharge) their fundamental moral and legal duty to render protection to the Palestinian people." Israel ruthlessly prevents them.

Little wonder Falk, or others with these views, are persona non grata at the least or targeted for something far worse, including assassination. Israel is unyielding in its position, yet officials like Falk and human rights activists speak out and act, even at the risk of their safety and well-being.

What to Expect From Obama

A new administration is taking shape. Nearly all of its top officials have been announced. In less than a month, it will assume office, so how will it address Occupied Palestine? Negligently and with disdain from the man James Petras calls "America's First Jewish President," Barack Obama, in quoting a prominent Chicago Jew, a former congressman, federal judge, Clinton White House Counsel, and early Obama supporter - Abner Mikvner.

Obama has been carefully groomed and vetted for his job, surrounded by pro-Israeli zealots, transformed into a committed "Israel-Firster," well-indocrinated, funded and considered safe. As Petras states:

"By the end of the 1990s, Obama was firmly embedded in the liberal Zionist Democratic Party network and through it he teamed up with two key Zionist figures who were crucial to his presidential campaign: David Axelrod," a long-time Chicago political strategist, and "Obama's chief (one) since 2002 and the chief architect and tactician of his presidential campaign in 2008; Bettylu Salzman, daughter of Phillip Klutznick (now deceased), a billionaire real estate developer, slumlord, zealous Israel-Firster," and Jimmy Carter's Commerce Secretary from 1980 - 1981.

Chicagoan Penny Pritzker (of the wealthy Pritzker Hyatt Hotels family) was Obama's main fund fundraiser. Called by some the most powerful woman in America, she's certainly notable, one of the richest, an influential American Jew, and staunchly pro-Israel as is her family.

She had a sordid involvement in subprime mortgage lending, made millions by defrauding the poor, was one of Obama's Transitional Economic Advisory Board members, and Warren Buffett calls her the person to call when you want something done. She'll have a seat at the table in the new administration behind the scenes, her preferred role in business and politics.

Other figures will be active and prominent, Dennis Ross for one. He was Director of the State Department's Policy Planning office under GHW Bush, after which he became Clinton's Special Middle East Coordinator. He's also a co-founder of the AIPAC-backed Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), an extremist pro-Israeli front group with prominent American Jews in it like Ross (on his mother's side) who remains a consultant. WINIP's Board of Advisors is a who's who rogues gallery with names like Richard Pearle, Alexander Haig, George Shultz, James Woolsey, Lawrence Eagleburger, and others.

Petras calls Ross "a virulent Zionist advocate of Israel's ultra-militaristic policies, including an armed preemptive attack on Iranian nuclear and military installations. Ross is an unconditional supporter of the Israeli starvation siege of the 1.5 million (Gazans) and fully backed Israel's savage air attacks against civilian targets in Lebanon." His closeness to Obama signals a continued pro-Israeli hardline agenda, no letup in the persecution of Palestinians, and the possibility of an even greater regional war. So far no official announcement of his role has been made, but he'll be prominent either publicly or behind the scenes.

Various positions mentioned include Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs (number three behind Clinton), Deputy Secretary of State, Deputy National Security Advisor, or Special Middle East Envoy. In recent months, Ross has been affiliated with the Washington-based Bipartisan Policy Center that was founded in 2007 by former senators George Mitchell, Howard Baker, Tom Daschle and Bob Dole. It presents itself as centrist, but, in fact, on key issues is militant and hard line, especially on the Middle East. It advocates coercing Iran to surrender its sovereignty, knuckle under to Washington, or be unilaterally attacked if it won't, and gets its advice from "two leading Iran experts:"

-- Michael Rubin of the right wing American Enterprise Institute, a former Giuliani advisor, closely allied to Bush neocons; and

-- Ken Katzman of the Congressional Research Service, a Middle East specialist who's ideologically allied with the right and no friend of Iran.

They, Ross and others produced the 2008 report: "Meeting the Challenge: US Policy Toward Iranian Nuclear Development." It argues that Iran's commercial program, contrary to available evidence, aims to develop nuclear weapons and threatens "US and global security, regional stability, and the international nonproliferation regime." In stark contrast, the November 2007 National Intelligence Estimate refuted this claim and stated that Iran has no current nuclear weapons program. Washington ideologues like Ross dismiss it, press their case for war, recommend a major military presence in the Gulf, and pressuring Russia to cease efforts to aid the Islamic Republic.

He's also current chairman of The Jewish People Policy Planning Institute (JPPPI), another pro-Israeli front group that includes past and present prominent Israeli government officials in its membership as well as influential American Jews. During his Clinton years, he was hostile to Iraq and Iran, advocated war, and subverted all efforts for an equitable resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

A noted Arab said about him: "In the 1990s, the "perception always was that Dennis (Ross) started from the Israeli bottom line, that he listened to what Israel wanted, and then tried to sell it to the Arabs....He was never looked a trusted world figure or honest broker." All along he flacked for Israel, and ideologically he's closely aligned with Republican neocons and their permanent war agenda.

According to the Jewish publication,, he may not become Middle East Envoy with Colin Powell now considered a "serious option" for the job. That is, if he wants it and if Hillary Clinton will accept a notable figure like him circumventing her and reporting directly to Obama. Another possible candidate, besides Ross, is Daniel Kurtzer, former US ambassador to Israel and Egypt, and in other Middle East posts, including as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. He now has a Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs chair in Middle East Studies.

On December 14, Barak Ravid wrote in Haaretz that "Obama (will) base his Middle East policy on (an) army of envoys," and he named four possibilities - Dennis Ross most prominently, Colin Powell, Dan Kurtzer, and Martin Indyk.

He suggested that besides a Middle East Envoy, others would be appointed to:

-- Iraq to work with the government; the puppet one, that is, to assure America's permanent occupation, total control over state policy, and unchallenged regional influence;

-- Iran to open dialogue and "participate in international discussions on an incentive package;" in fact, for the government to cease its legal commercial nuclear development, surrender to America's will, and become a vassal state or risk possible attack and mass destruction;

-- Afghanistan and Pakistan "to stabilize the security situation;" in fact, a major effort may be undertaken to destabilize it as part of a broader agenda to stoke violence, increase Washington's presence in the region, double US forces in Afghanistan to 60,000 or more according to recent reports, and "Balkanize" each country, Iraq and possibly Syria into separate autonomous states; and

-- North Korea "to watch over denuclearization and the lifting of international sanctions;" in fact, plans for North Korea include ending its nuclear program, lessening the country's ability to defend itself, bringing it into the US orbit, and making it subservient to America's will.

Martin Indyk

He's a lobbyist and very much a pro-Israeli zealot. He's also a former US ambassador to Israel, the only foreign-born one (to a London Jewish family), an Assistant Secretary of State for Near East affairs in the Clinton administration, and currently a senior foreign policy fellow and head of the Washington-based Brookings Institution's Saban Center for Middle East Policy.

In the early 1980s, he began his Washington career as deputy director of research for AIPAC. In 1985, he co-founded WINEP (described above). In the November-December 2000 issue of New Left Review, Edward Said said this about him:

"On the eve of Clinton's inauguration in January 1993, it was announced that Indyk - an Australian national of Jewish origin, born in London - had been sworn in as an American citizen at the express command of the President-elect, overriding all normal procedures in an act of peremptory executive privilege, to allow him to be parachuted immediately into the National Security Council, with responsibility for the Middle East. What had Indyk been or done to merit such extraordinary favour? He had been head of (WINEP) that lobbies for Israel in tandem with AIPAC."

Said added that the consensus in Washington that Israel is a model democracy "is virtually impregnable." If there's ever a sign of slippage, in pours a phalanx of Zionist lobbyists like Indyk. They constitute an ideological pro-Israeli trump card along with Congress, especially the Senate. Virtually "the entire (body) can be marshalled in a matter of hours into signing a letter to the President on Israel's behalf."

Regarding Hillary Clinton at the time, Said said that no one better "exemplifies the sway of AIPAC better." She "outdoes even the most right-wing Zionists in fervour for Israel in her avid clawing for power in New York" and will stoop at nothing to get it. She's Machiavellian and very dangerous.

So is Indyk (Dennis Ross and others) in service to Israel. At WINEP in 1993, he outlined his notion of dual Iran and Iraq containment, and it became policy under Clinton. It postulated that outlier Middle East states be "contained," isolated, and threatened to weaken them politically, economically, and perhaps militarily.

For Iraq, it recommended continued sanctions, an economic embargo, and if "Saddam's regime crosses clearly drawn lines of appropriate behavior, particularly with regard to its weapons of mass destruction programs and its threats to other countries, the United States should punish it severely."

A more flexible approach was taken on Iran, saying that its "geopolitical importance is greater than Iraq's and the challenge it represents is more complex. Given (America's) military presence (in the region), Iran does not currently pose a threat of military aggression, but its long-term policies could destabilize the region."

The report accused Iran of opposing the Israeli-Palestinian "peace process," promoting Islamic militancy, supporting terrorism and subversion, and seeking nuclear weapons. Rather than war, it recommended "a more nuanced approach," but if Iran initiated a "special provocation....clear retaliatory measures" would be called for.

Targeting Iraq and Iran benefits Israel by weakening or eliminating its two main regional rivals. Iraq is now neutralized, not Iran, but harsh sanctions against it are in place. Pro-Israeli zealots, like Indyk and Ross, want them tightened. They also support war to destroy the country's nuclear infrastructure and much of its military capacity.

This is Obama's team with others on it, like Hillary Clinton and Robert Gates, as belligerent. It suggests that peace in the Middle East is a nonstarter; the occupation of Iraq and Palestine will continue; Iran may be targeted; Pakistan as well; the war in Afghanistan will be expanded; imperial adventurism will be stressed; so will permanent war and homeland repression; and human rights advocates like Richard Falk will be sorely tested in their jobs.


Stephen Lendman is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization. He lives in Chicago and can be reached at

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Israel’s Siege of Gaza
London Review of Books
Tell a friend about this article
If Gaza falls . . .
Sara Roy

From the issue dated 1 January 2009

Israel’s siege of Gaza began on 5 November, the day after an Israeli attack inside the strip, no doubt designed finally to undermine the truce between Israel and Hamas established last June. Although both sides had violated the agreement before, this incursion was on a different scale. Hamas responded by firing rockets into Israel and the violence has not abated since then. Israel’s siege has two fundamental goals. One is to ensure that the Palestinians there are seen merely as a humanitarian problem, beggars who have no political identity and therefore can have no political claims. The second is to foist Gaza onto Egypt. That is why the Israelis tolerate the hundreds of tunnels between Gaza and Egypt around which an informal but increasingly regulated commercial sector has begun to form. The overwhelming majority of Gazans are impoverished and officially 49.1 per cent are unemployed. In fact the prospect of steady employment is rapidly disappearing for the majority of the population.

On 5 November the Israeli government sealed all the ways into and out of Gaza. Food, medicine, fuel, parts for water and sanitation systems, fertiliser, plastic sheeting, phones, paper, glue, shoes and even teacups are no longer getting through in sufficient quantities or at all. According to Oxfam only 137 trucks of food were allowed into Gaza in November. This means that an average of 4.6 trucks per day entered the strip compared to an average of 123 in October this year and 564 in December 2005. The two main food providers in Gaza are the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the World Food Programme (WFP). UNRWA alone feeds approximately 750,000 people in Gaza, and requires 15 trucks of food daily to do so. Between 5 November and 30 November, only 23 trucks arrived, around 6 per cent of the total needed; during the week of 30 November it received 12 trucks, or 11 per cent of what was required. There were three days in November when UNRWA ran out of food, with the result that on each of these days 20,000 people were unable to receive their scheduled supply. According to John Ging, the director of UNRWA in Gaza, most of the people who get food aid are entirely dependent on it. On 18 December UNRWA suspended all food distribution for both emergency and regular programmes because of the blockade.

The WFP has had similar problems, sending only 35 trucks out of the 190 it had scheduled to cover Gazans’ needs until the start of February (six more were allowed in between 30 November and 6 December). Not only that: the WFP has to pay to store food that isn’t being sent to Gaza. This cost $215,000 in November alone. If the siege continues, the WFP will have to pay an extra $150,000 for storage in December, money that will be used not to support Palestinians but to benefit Israeli business.

The majority of commercial bakeries in Gaza – 30 out of 47 – have had to close because they have run out of cooking gas. People are using any fuel they can find to cook with. As the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has made clear, cooking-gas canisters are necessary for generating the warmth to incubate broiler chicks. Shortages of gas and animal feed have forced commercial producers to smother hundreds of thousands of chicks. By April, according to the FAO, there will be no poultry there at all: 70 per cent of Gazans rely on chicken as a major source of protein.

Banks, suffering from Israeli restrictions on the transfer of banknotes into the territory were forced to close on 4 December. A sign on the door of one read: ‘Due to the decision of the Palestinian Finance Authority, the bank will be closed today Thursday, 4.12.2008, because of the unavailability of cash money, and the bank will be reopened once the cash money is available.’

The World Bank has warned that Gaza’s banking system could collapse if these restrictions continue. All cash for work programmes has been stopped and on 19 November UNRWA suspended its cash assistance programme to the most needy. It also ceased production of textbooks because there is no paper, ink or glue in Gaza. This will affect 200,000 students returning to school in the new year. On 11 December, the Israeli defence minister, Ehud Barak, sent $25 million following an appeal from the Palestinian prime minister, Salaam Fayad, the first infusion of its kind since October. It won’t even cover a month’s salary for Gaza’s 77,000 civil servants.

On 13 November production at Gaza’s only power station was suspended and the turbines shut down because it had run out of industrial diesel. This in turn caused the two turbine batteries to run down, and they failed to start up again when fuel was received some ten days later. About a hundred spare parts ordered for the turbines have been sitting in the port of Ashdod in Israel for the last eight months, waiting for the Israeli authorities to let them through customs. Now Israel has started to auction these parts because they have been in customs for more than 45 days. The proceeds are being held in Israeli accounts.

During the week of 30 November, 394,000 litres of industrial diesel were allowed in for the power plant: approximately 18 per cent of the weekly minimum that Israel is legally obliged to allow in. It was enough for one turbine to run for two days before the plant was shut down again. The Gaza Electricity Distribution Company said that most of the Gaza Strip will be without electricity for between four and 12 hours a day. At any given time during these outages, over 65,000 people have no electricity.

No other diesel fuel (for standby generators and transport) was delivered during that week, no petrol (which has been kept out since early November) or cooking gas. Gaza’s hospitals are apparently relying on diesel and gas smuggled from Egypt via the tunnels; these supplies are said to be administered and taxed by Hamas. Even so, two of Gaza’s hospitals have been out of cooking gas since the week of 23 November.

Adding to the problems caused by the siege are those created by the political divisions between the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and the Hamas Authority in Gaza. For example, Gaza’s Coastal Municipalities Water Utility (CMWU), which is not controlled by Hamas, is supposed to receive funds from the World Bank via the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) in Ramallah to pay for fuel to run the pumps for Gaza’s sewage system. Since June, the PWA has refused to hand over those funds, perhaps because it feels that a functioning sewage system would benefit Hamas. I don’t know whether the World Bank has attempted to intervene, but meanwhile UNRWA is providing the fuel, although they have no budget for it. The CMWU has also asked Israel’s permission to import 200 tons of chlorine, but by the end of November it had received only 18 tons – enough for one week of chlorinated water. By mid-December Gaza City and the north of Gaza had access to water only six hours every three days.

According to the World Health Organisation, the political divisions between Gaza and the West Bank are also having a serious impact on drug stocks in Gaza. The West Bank Ministry of Health (MOH) is responsible for procuring and delivering most of the pharmaceuticals and medical disposables used in Gaza. But stocks are at dangerously low levels. Throughout November the MOH West Bank was turning shipments away because it had no warehouse space, yet it wasn’t sending supplies on to Gaza in adequate quantities. During the week of 30 November, one truck carrying drugs and medical supplies from the MOH in Ramallah entered Gaza, the first delivery since early September.

The breakdown of an entire society is happening in front of us, but there is little international response beyond UN warnings which are ignored. The European Union announced recently that it wanted to strengthen its relationship with Israel while the Israeli leadership openly calls for a large-scale invasion of the Gaza Strip and continues its economic stranglehold over the territory with, it appears, the not-so-tacit support of the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah – which has been co-operating with Israel on a number of measures. On 19 December Hamas officially ended its truce with Israel, which Israel said it wanted to renew, because of Israel’s failure to ease the blockade.

How can keeping food and medicine from the people of Gaza protect the people of Israel? How can the impoverishment and suffering of Gaza’s children – more than 50 per cent of the population – benefit anyone? International law as well as human decency demands their protection. If Gaza falls, the West Bank will be next.
Sara Roy teaches at Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies and is the author of Failing Peace: Gaza and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Malaysia O Malaysia.

Fellow Malaysians, let's compare the following to that of the "worst-equipped public clinic" we can find in our beloved motherland.

In Baghdad, Even the Hospitals Are Sick

As posted in
by Dahr Jamail
with Arkan Hamed

BAGHDAD - Not even the elevators work now at Baghdad Medical City, built once as the center for some of the best medical care.

One of the ten elevators still does, and the priority for this is patients who have lost their legs – and there are many of them. The rest, the doctors, patients and students at the four specialized teaching hospitals within the building complex, just take the stairs, sometimes to the 18th floor.

This is in a city that had been given dreams of great development five years back, around the time of the US-led invasion. And much of the corporate-led media in the US and Europe still insists that the situation in Baghdad has "improved".

The improvement that such media sees, no one in Iraq does. As with Baghdad Medical City, so with Baghdad, and so with Iraq. The elevators are just another reminder of a country that's not working.

"It's so bad here that patients who are moderate cases don't come for treatment at all," says Abdul Razak, an elevator serviceman at the complex. "They just send a family member to describe their condition and collect medicine."

It's a hard day's work for Razak when he is operating the elevator. "The smell of my sweat mixes with the smell of at least 20 other people who crowd into the lift." It gets less sweaty to the extent there are more wheelchairs.

Razak has been doing his job for the last ten years, the first five of them quite happy ones. "We used to have a special elevator just for doctors and professors," he says. "But by now most have left, and some have been killed. I know three doctors who have been killed."

Past the elevators and up the stairs, it gets worse.

"There is no air-conditioning in the building, when temperatures can be 48C, almost no qualified staff to serve patients, no antibiotics, and sometimes not even basic material for intravenous treatment," says Dr. Samir Abdul Zahra, who treats patients while also doing his medical studies.

There are no senior doctors around. "Most of them left because of the situation in the city, the lack of security," Dr. Zahra says. And that affects teaching as much as treatment. "We are educating ourselves now. This means also that young doctors are taking on complex cases they are simply not qualified to deal with."

This dilemma is particularly acute at Baghdad Medical City because it is the largest medical complex in Iraq, and the most serious cases are usually taken to this hospital.

At this complex now, it is not even safe to drink tap water any more. Sometimes doctors cannot find water even to wash their hands. Equipment is often not sterilized.

And the prescriptions they write can mean little. "Most of the medicines we have here are out of date, and we lack almost all basic antibiotics," says Dr. Saad Abu Al-Noor, a pharmacist at the supply warehouse at Baghdad Medical City. "We cannot get medicines from the stores because of lack of security, and because there is just too much corruption all over."

Patients in need or their family members are sent out to the shops to buy catheters, disposable syringes and essential medicines, Dr. Noor said. "If the patient is lucky, he can find the items on the black market. And then the question is if they can afford these things. The price is ten to 20 times higher than it should be."

And finally, when all is at hand for the very few, and a doctor of some kind is available, electricity is often lacking for serious treatment. The hospital gets about two hours of electricity a day. It has some generators, but these have to be cut out frequently.

The Medical City, located in central Baghdad, includes the Baghdad University College of Medicine. The largest hospital in the complex is the Surgical Specialties Hospital built in 1980. The second largest is the Baghdad Teaching Hospital, built in the early 1970s, which contains the out patient clinics and the emergency department. The complex has over a thousand beds for patients.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Bangau Dan Serigala.

Persahabatan antara rakyat-rakyat Malaysia, paling rapat, setakat saperti persahabatan serigala dengan bangau sahaja.

Bangau berkunjung ka rumah serigala. Serigala hidangkan susu dalam pinggan leper. Ini cara hidup serigala. Ia tidak tahu cara lain. Habis susu dijilatnya. Bangau tidak dapat menjilat dengan muncungnya yang panjang itu. Namun bangau pura-pura bersendawa kenyang demi menjaga hati serigala. Di dalam hati, bangau mengesyaki persahabatan serigala hanya kepura-puraan sahaja.

Giliran serigala berkunjung ka rumah bangau. Bangau hidangkan susu dalam botol. Ini cara hidup bangau. Ia tidak tahu cara lain. Habis susu disedut dengan muncungnya. Serigala tidak dapat menyedut sama kerana muncungnya tidak muat ka dalam mulut botol. Namun serigala menjilat-jilat mulut botol, pura-pura bersendawa kenyang demi menjaga hati bangau. Di dalam hati, serigala mengesyaki persahabatan bangau hanya kepura-puraan sahaja.

Bagi bangau, menghidangkan susu dalam botol adalah ‘betul’. Ia tidak tahu itu ‘tidak betul’ bagi serigala.

Bagi serigala, menghidangkan susu dalam pinggan leper itu adalah ‘betul’. Ia tidak tahu itu ‘tidak betul’ bagi bangau.

‘Persahabatan’ dalam ‘kecurigaan’ ini akan berterusan selagi ketua negara gagal mencari ‘kebenaran mutlaq’, iaitu kebenaran yang tidak bernisbah, atau kebenaran Nasruddin dalam posting lalu. Dan ‘kecurigaan’ ini sesekali meluap-luap keluar dalam bentuk berbagai-bagai ‘kebencian’

As-Salam-u-Alaikum. Sang kancil ada di rumah?

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Di Mana Kebenaran?

Banyak perkara pokok diperkatakan tentang negara dan apa saja.

Ramai mencadang dan ramai membantahnya.

Kesemuanya mencari kebenaran.

Sang raja dapati, dalam mencari kebenaran tersebut, kerohanian, moral dan tahap mumaiyiz rakyatnya jauh merosot dan terkadang menyimpang.

Baginda memutuskan untuk mempertahankan tahap kesucian kota dirajanya.

Sang Raja pun mengeluarkan perintah bahawa sesiapa yang berkata benar akan dibenarkan masuk ke kota dan siapa berbohong akan dipancung.

Kepten penjaga gerbang memeriksa setiap orang yang hendak memasuki kota.

Ramai yang lulus masuk dan tidak kurang yang dipancung.

Satu hari.

Nasruddin tampil ka gerbang kota.

"Hendak ke mana?" soal kepten.

"Hendak hantar leher untuk dipancung." jawab Nasruddin.

Tersentak kepten. Mana mungkin?

"Kamu bohong!" kata kepten.

"Kalau begitu, pancunglah." gesa Nasruddin.

Nasruddin pun dipimpin oleh askar ke galas pemancungan. Tiba-tiba askar berhenti.

"Tuan kepten, tidak boleh pancung dia," katanya.

"Mengapa?" Kepten teriak.

"Dia cakap benar tadi," jawab askar.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sun Tzu’s Art Of War

Yang berikut saya petik dari:-
juga Aberamly’s Weblog di

Surat terbuka oleh Mr. Loi Bih Siang Benjamin. Political Scientist.

Membentangkan strategi umum untuk menjinakkan UMNO. Saya namakan strategi ini: "HENDAKLAH KAMU DEKATI DAN GAULI MUSUH KETATMU LEBIH RAPAT DARI SAHABAT KARIB KAMU." Juga boleh dibaca sebagai yang tersirat bagaimana hendak mengekalkan Pulau Pinang dalam genggaman.

Oleh itu, jika didapati tibi-tiba DAP menyimpang dari perilaku biasanya, UMNO harus beringat seribu waspada.


Sila ikuti.


The majority of the Malays support UMNO; and UMNO has plundered and mis-managed the wealth of this country with impunity. Therefore, to change the fate of our nation is to change the mentality of the Malays. This is the ONLY solution!

Without doubt, DAP has struggled and fought fearlessly and tirelessly over the past 4 decades aspiring to build a democratic and progressive Malaysia regardless of race and religion. However, I can only conclude that over the past 4 decades, DAP has completely failed to fight against the UMNO hegemony in the country.

DAP had never prepared itself to be the alternative of BN until 08 March 2008. And we have to acknowledge that DAP had been dragged and manipulated by UMNO to become or at least seen to become a Chinese-Chauvinist political party. The fact is that without PAS or Anwar Ibrahim, DAP will NEVER be able to engage the Malay electorate. The leadership of DAP has long been luxuriating in being recognized as the ‘Chinese Hero’ or ‘Non-Muslims’Rights Defender’.

Since DAP’s inception in 1966, the Party has failed to recognize the basic and simple fact that it is the Malays who decide the sort of leaders they want and they have voted UMNO in for 12 consecutive General Elections.

UMNO had always been perceived as the sole defender of Malay supremacy with their special rights and privileges, even if it is at the expense of other ethnic groups. It doesn’t require complex political analysis to understand that the MAJORITY of Malays had always been staunch supporters of UMNO.

If they refuse to change their voting preference, the status quo is going to remain. The more we challenge it, the stronger UMNO will be. Thus, for DAP to directly clash with UMNO will further enhance its image as a Chinese-based party and provide UMNO with an opportunity to have more Malay sympathizers.

An example is, if they increase the number of scholarships for non-bumis, UMNO can easily tell the Kampong Malays that they have succumbed to the pressure of MCA, Gerakan and MIC. The Malays will immediately give their strong endorsement to UMNO to defend their rights. DAP, as one of the strongest opposition parties in Malaysia, is still failing to comprehend the racial game played by UMNO.

Instead of directly engaging the Malay electorate, DAP chooses to play the ZERO SUM GAME with MCA and Gerakan. These 3 Chinese-based political parties lack the basic political wisdom to survive independently in our multi-racial country where Malays/Muslims are the majority. At least we know UMNO can easily survive by means of communalism and form the government with smaller political parties.

No matter how hard DAP argues or debates with MCA or Gerakan, it won’t change the fixed mindset or mentality of the Malay electorate. Neither will MCA or Gerakan be forced to change the mindset of the Malays by DAP!

Remember the iron fact that the majority of the Malays support UMNO; and UMNO has plundered and mismanaged the wealth of this country with impunity. Therefore, to change the fate of our nation is to change the mentality of the Malays. This is the ONLY solution!

As our most respected Regent of Perak, Dr. Nazrin Shah put it, ‘The Malay mindset is a crucial factor in our nation’s stability’. Dr. Nazrin further elaborated that, ‘racial prejudice can be erased if the Malay mindset is stable and comfortable towards forging harmony. It is a pre-condition to our nation’s stability’.

May I ask Lim Kit Siang, Lim Guan Eng, Karpal Singh, or even the writer Liew Chin Tong, how much has DAP done over the past 40 years to change the mindset of the Malays? How much has DAP done to win the trust of the Malays? How many times has DAP challenged UMNO in open debate on the academic performance of Malay students?

Instead of getting closer and winning the hearts and trust of the Malay electorate, DAP has chosen to fight with MCA and Gerakan to play the role of Chinese Hero.

Worse still, after struggling for more than 40 years in Malaysia’s political history, DAP still doesn’t have the slightest inkling of what ‘political courtship’ is all about. Even the MOST STUPID salesman knows how to be courteous to customers and win their trust.

DAP chooses to shun Malay electorate and frighten them by:

a) Refusing to wear songkok,
b) Raising the issue of Social Contract,
c) Immediate abolition of positive discrimination policies

It’s made me wonder whether DAP is paid by UMNO to strengthen their grass root supporters! If I were a DAP leader, I would ostentatiously wear the Songkok to pro-actively court and seek Malay support for DAP. I would put aside the issue of the Social Contract and would clearly and carefully pinpoint the weaknesses of the NEP to the Malay masses before revising it.

If the Umnoputras liken the fate of the Malays in Penang to the Malays in Singapore, how is YAB Mr. Lim Guan Eng going to answer this question or ‘accusation’? What YAB Mr. Lim Guan Eng will do is to imitate his predecessor Dr. Koh by keeping his mouth shut and be speechless. Silence means consent!

DAP should pro-actively and sincerely urge the Malay masses to look beyond the tiny island of Singapore and focus on the plight of Malays in Batam, Bintang, Karimun and even the slum areas in Jakarta. Ask them to compare whether Singapore Malays are better off or Batam Malays are better off.

I can help organize special tours for all the Malays/bumiputras in Malaysia to visit all the Indonesian islands surrounding Singapore to see for themselves how the Malays there are living in abject poverty and sordid conditions. Many young girls in Batam, Bintang and Karimun have to prostitute themselves to feed their family. They are also deprived of the opportunity to receive basic education and training. And we know many of them have to leave their families to become maids in Singapore and Malaysia..

We should challenge UMNO - NOT to protect the Malays in Singapore, but the Malays in Batam, Bintang and Karimun! We are not defending Singapore, but we have to speak the truth to the Malay masses. Enlighten them and so they won’t be blinded and misguided by UMNO. Shame on our Education Minister who expressed the need to travel to the UK to save ‘our’ so-called prodigy Sufiah. He should go to Batam Island to join the UN’s efforts to curb child prostitution!

For DAP’s information, Singapore Malays have progressed very well. Over the last 15 years, they have improved significantly in their academic performance. Singapore Malays have the highest percentage of home ownership as compared to the Malays in Malaysia and Indonesia! DAP does not have to defend PAP, but I would encourage YAB Mr. Lim to invite Dr. Mahathir for a telecast debate on the plight of Malays in Singapore.

Dr. Mahathir always reminds the Malays in our country to look at the Malays in Singapore, how ‘miserable’ they are without firm control in politics. For Mahathir’s information, the Singapore Parliament Speaker is a Malay and the Finance Minister an Indian Muslim like Mahathir. And so far, I have not heard of Singapore Malays being maids in Malaysia or Indonesia, and neither have I heard of a large number of young Malay girls in Singapore prostituting themselves to feed their family.

As Islam is the official religion of Malaysia, DAP leaders should openly and publicly support the teachings of the Quran in our country. I voted for PAS on 8th March to close down casinos, horse-racing, 4D and TOTO. Non-Muslims have long been paying a second tax to the UMNO government by ‘gambling-off’ their whole family savings and children’s education to win the trust and respect of Malays and Muslims.

DAP should advocate the closure of casinos, 4D, TOTO, and horse-racing as all these vice activities operators are UMNO agents. They take gambling money from non-Muslims and pay it to their UMNO Master. To cut off this source of revenue for UMNO, DAP should explain to the non-Muslim community how this gambling system works in Malaysia - and teach UMNO a lesson as we must expose UMNO’s hypocrisy!

Unfortunately, DAP leaders don’t appear to have the intelligence, wit, courage and political will to have the paradigm shift and think out of the box politically. As mentioned earlier, DAP is just a political party helplessly manipulated by UMNO. By just simply advocating the banning of gambling, DAP could win the respect and trust of Malays and Muslims plus save many non-Muslims from bankruptcy and family problems. But most importantly, it cuts off a large chunk of revenue from UMNO. ONE stone killing 3 birds.

Instead of shouting and arguing with ridiculous Umnoputras in Parliament, I urge DAP to instruct each of their members to befriend at least 10 Malays to explain to them the challenge of this ever-changing globalized economy and how we have to work together regardless of race and religion for a better Malaysia. When the Malay mindsets change, Malaysia will change; and vice-versa.

DAP, hear me and hear me well. You may be sincere, but you are sincerely wrong in Malaysian politics. Go and study what made UMNO strong. Do your political analysis. Also, DAP, you must remember that PAS is your true friend, even though they talked with UMNO. They are righteous and godly people that won’t succumb to the temptation of money. That is not the case with Keadilan. Except Anwar and a few top leaders, many Keadilan people are still carrying the UMNO-DNA, as we have witnessed with the running dog Ezam and Nalla betraying the party.

DAP, you should acknowledge the fact that the special rights and position of Malays/bumiputras are enshrined in our constitution.. You have to respect it. You must have a complete and comprehensive Malay agenda to compete with UMNO. For example, the Penang state government can provide free but compulsory tuition for Penang Malay students at schools. DAP must cultivate and nurture the Malays in Penang to excel in academics and be able to compete on equal footing with others. Penang Malays must be the locomotive change of mindset to the rest of the Malays in our country. If DAP fails to change the Malay mindset in Penang, DAP will never be qualified to be addressed as a ‘National’ party.

Lastly, DAP, you still have a long way to go and you really have to learn again who’s given UMNO power. Go to their power base, seize their power and cut off their power supply! For a progressive and better Malaysia, wearing the songkok is a trivial matter.

If necessary, let Anwar’s new cabinet be full of capable Malays like Dr. Syed Husin Ali, Dr. Azly Rahman, Dr. Bakri Musa, Tuanku Abdul Aziz, etc. to prove to the Malay masses that we, Chinese, are not power hungry; we don’t choose to ‘pegang’ so as to destroy their livelihood as UMNO has claimed. We can prove to them that even though there is only 1 Chinese Minister in the Cabinet, it is still okay to us if the highly capable and honest Malay leaders can lead our country to greater heights and serve the rakyat wholeheartedly regardless of race, language and religion!

Please learn, understand and even master the UMNO’s Art of War in Politics.

‘Know your enemies and know yourself, hundred battles hundred victories’ - ‘Sun Tzu’s Art of War’.


Hidup Malaysia…


To be better informed is to be well armed.

Crossing The Bridge

JMD said in his latest posting titled “The rise of racism and the fall of Malay leadership”

“ .... They had realized that hammering the calls of unity and equality eventually ring hollow in the ears of their supporters when they were put to task by the suggestion of streamlining the education system into national schools.

Suddenly they backtracked their calls and wanted things to be as it is. Status quo.

We can see further how desperate these people are when they even accuse this call for closer integration and unity among races is actually a call for further disunity! They had even wanted certain Malay leaders to be arrested under the Sedition Act! They think we are that stupid.

Many Malaysians especially the non Malays admire the leadership of Singaporean leaders although the PAP led government there are more intolerant to dissent and practices nepotism. ...”


So lets us apply the same medicine here. They admire leadership that is intolerant to dissent and practices nepotism.

Political power is in the hand of the majority. These trouble makers, these DAP communists and PKR menace admire iron fists.

They have no admiration for the present regime, a pathetic band of lanuns and ball-lickers endowed with hook-extensions.

So lets assemble some iron fists that will smash DAP's and PKR's faces in. Lets pursue this vernacular thing. Let’s break this status quo.

Vernacular - to be or not to be - for or against. To referendum. Referendum. Referendum. No demonstrasi jalanan.

That’s iron fist of the rakyat. That’s democratic. That’s equality for all. That’s the voice of Malaysians. That’s for Malaysians.

Mukhriz. Upgrade your arguments to the next level.

Malaysians. Friends. Countrymen. Lend us your ears. Mukhriz comes not to sow dicord. He comes to bury disunity. Lend us your hands. Contribute your minds. Call unto friends. Prop the supports. Resonate the chorus lines.

Four short years to 2013. Chorus the call. Streamline Malaysian education. Away with vernacular. Repeat. Repeat. Radios. TVs. Papers. Banners. NGOs. Individuals. All.

Referendum. Streamline Malaysian education. Away with vernacular. No let ups. Onward. We want more Mukhriz.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Kami Bagaimana?

Ketua-ketua kita nampaknya bisu mengenai sekolah vernacular. Samada mereka tidak faham, tidak peduli, takut hendak buka mulut, ada strategi sendiri atau saja duduk atas pagar?

Kaum yang berkepentingan, iaitu Cina dan India, samada dari BN atau pembangkang, bising bagai bertih goreng hingga mengugut dengan Akta Hasutan dan lapuran polis.

Pemimpin Melayu? Hanya Mukhrizkah?. Anuar? Khalid? Hadi? Kami tidak kenal pun siapa Mukhriz ini. Belum pernah bersua muka. Tapi kami suka suara dia. Hujjah dia ikut jalan tengah. Tidak kiri tidak kanan. Ada nas dan sejarah. Yang lain? Malah ada yang menyebelahi pembangkang.

Takut hanya kepada Allah.

Kami orang tanam padi tidak fahamlah muslihat politik mereka. Hak kami sudah kami serah kepada mereka pada PRU lepas.

Biarkanlah saudara Mukhriz urus perkara ini sampai ke warung kopi bernama Parlimen. Mereka di sana bergasak seperti kami juga di kedai kopi Pak Selampit tepi bendang kami. Sama sahaja kedua-dua itu. Hanya di Parlimen mereka tidak bawa tajak dan cangkul seperti kami.

Parlimen Pak Selampit juga hendak mengutarakan pendapat. Adakan 'referendum' -- rujuksuara kepada rakyat.

Pungut suara kami. Melalui undian. Pemimpin kami tidak bersuara pun. Biar kami bersuaralah pula. Adakan rujuksuara. Biar kami rakyat terlibat menentukan. Pilih Mukhriz atau Lim Kit Siang. Pilih Sistem pendidikan satu bahasa atau vernacular.

Apa kata Mak Limah penoreh getah, Pok Suding peladang tembakau, Embah Selamet kebun sawit, Sim Lan Chow peruncit dan Uncle Sami penjual besi buruk .... dan ....

Apa kata M. Rajoli.
"Kuat la Pulok."

The KJ Saga.

KJ, like AI – shooting star – targeting the PMship.

USA maintains many lions caught from all parts of the world in its zoo.

Singapore is one such lion. Israel is the trainer. It owns America.

When AI showed signs of failing to deliver, his master looks for new candidates. Never discarding the now old relic.

They found a suitable candidate from Oxford.

KJ was re-programmed by this next door lion den.

KJ appeared dreaming to become the youngest Prime Minister.

KJ is a good sales-con-man.

The Singaporean Batang-Kalimullah was a good tool and commission earner.

The TM tele-company was put at the disposal of The Lion’s Secret Service.

He even tried to sell Petronas to Temasik.

The BII debacle smack reeks of his armpit spray.

Isa was in KJ’s path. He was slaughtered.

Najib is demonized and ‘framed’ in hindu priest’s garb.

The A-T-S and helicopter ‘connections’ are all ‘intelligence soup’ from the lion den's kitchen.

This ‘soup’ dirtied MT’s kitchen. RPK the chef got burnt. Put on temporary freeze to heal.

All in all nothing good for UMNO from KJ. That lion dot is master no-2. No-1 being himself.

Rakyat wants a master who serves. Never the opposite.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Mumbai And Washington

Washington Arrogance Has Fomented a Muslim Revolution

Says Paul Craig Roberts
As posted in December 5 2008.

“Is Pakistan responsible for the Mumbai attack in India? No."

"Is India’s repression of its Muslim minority responsible? No."

"Is the United States government responsible? Yes."

"The attack on Mumbai required radicalized Muslims."

"Radicalized Muslims resulted from the US overthrowing the elected government in Iran and imposed the Shah;"

"from the US stationing troops in Saudi Arabia;"

"from the US invading and attempting to occupy Afghanistan and Iraq, bombing weddings, funerals, and children’s soccer games;"

"from the US violating international and US law by torturing its Muslim victims;"

"from the US enlisting Pakistan in its war against the Taliban;"

"from the US violating Pakistan’s sovereignty by conducting military operations on Pakistani territory, killing Pakistani civilians;"

"from the US government supporting a half century of Israeli ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their lands, towns and villages;"

"from the assault of American culture on Muslim values;"

"from the US purchasing the government of Egypt to act as its puppet;"

"from US arrogance that America is the supreme arbiter of morality.”

”. . As Justice Brandeis said, crime is contagious. Government teaches by example, and America’s example is lawlessness. America’s brutal crimes against the Muslim world have invited every Muslim to become a law unto himself – a revolutionary. It is not terror that Washington confronts but revolution.”

“. . .By illegal, uncivilized and undiplomatic behavior, the US has stirred Muslim peoples . . .”

“. . . By destabilizing Pakistan, the US lost a puppet and created an opportunity for Muslim revolutionaries to exploit."

"By enraging India against Pakistan, the Mumbai attack has created new problems for Pakistan that will focus that government’s attention away from combating Taliban sanctuaries on Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan."

"If the US picks up the slack, it will have invaded yet another country and become trapped in a larger quagmire. ..”

“. . . Having fomented terrorism, the American government now pretends to be the innocent victim, just as Israelis, having brought about terrorism by driving Palestinians from their homes and villages, pretend to be innocent victims...”

“. . . Investigative journalist John Pilger has shown that the so-called "moral superiority of the West" is a hoax designed to shield from view the self-seeking West’s crimes against humanity...”

“. . . Obama promised change from this destructive behavior, but how does change arise when the most arrogant woman on earth is appointed Secretary of State and the rest of the new government is staffed with tried-and-true Likudniks....”

Ataukah kaum Cina kaisu Malaysia berangan-angan menduduki kerusi Washington?


Oleh Dal

Hanya ini jalan untuk Negara tercinta. Jauh tapi selamat. Jalan lain singkat penuh perangkap.

Setengah abad jalan singkat. Usahkan sampai malahan tempang dengkat. Usahkan terpimpin malahan sesat.

Beranikan diri untuk zuriat. Esok lusa kita kembali. Tinggalkan zuriat tidak melarat.

Mukhriz cadangkan sekolah satu aliran. Penghantar Bahasa Melayu. Mathematik dan Science Berbahasa Inggeris. Bahasa ibunda diwajibkan. Boleh pilih bahasa ketiga.

Inilah yang paling hampir menyerupai cadangan Jawatankuasa Barnes (1950). Kaisu Cina India tolak ke-1.

Cadangan Penyata Razak (1956). Terkurang dari cadangan Barnes. Kaisu Cina India tolak ke-2.

Cadangan Laporan Rahman Talib (1960). Lebih lemah dari cadangan Penyata Razak. Kaisu Cina India tolak ke-3.

Dato Mukhriz bawa cadangan. Belum lagi ‘Laporan atau Penyata Mukhriz (2008)’. Kaisu Cina India tolak ke-4. Kaisu perusak bernama Lim Kit Siang dan kumpulan lanunnya.

Kabarnya Pak Lah tak suka Dato Mukhriz 'buat kacau'. Tolak lagi.

Khabarnya Najib dan Hishamuddin pun tak senang. Tolak lagi.

Pak Lah janji jadi PM untuk semua. Rupanya PM untuk bukan Melayu sahaja. Serupalah tolak Melayu.

Pemimpin dipilih mengkhianati pemilih. Melayu mengundi Tan Lian Hoe. Melayu pendatang katanya. Ditolak lagi.

Kawan sebilik memusuhi dalam diam. Menikam waktu lena. Soi Lek punya tuan. Ibu segala tolak.

Jiran tetangga umpama labah-labah. Merentang jaring di peranginan. Menunggu mangsa lupa. Melayu mudah lupa?

PAS menyendiri mencari tuhannya. Konon utama keluar berdakwah. Nak ajak kafir masuk rumah. Anak bangsa diabai tinggal. 'Erdogan" masuk mencelah.

UMNO berdiri saksama konon. Sikudong untut manakan teguh. Apatah lagi tegak adil. Ubah perjuangan nampak.

Peruntukanmu dilanun kawan sebilik. Biarkan. Biarkan.

Pakaian kedaulatan bangsa dimomokkan orang. Konon mu bukan tuannya. Tinggallah mu telanjang bulat. Biarkan. Biarkan.

Kasihan Melayu. Anak tiri di rumah ayah ibu kandung. Bayi buangan tanpa ibu susuan ayah pelindung.

Wahai Melayu sebatang kara. Tiada harapankah untuk mu? Kau dah tersepit di penjuru. Tinggal satu kalau nak buat.

Pilih pembela seperti Mukhriz atau sesiapa,
Yang sara rumah malah jiran tangga,
Yang tak saksama tapi adil.

Atau jangan pilih sesiapa.
Serahkan mu pada mu.
Lalu ubah apa yang ada dalam diri mu.
Apa yang ada dalam diri mu.

Ini jalan paling jauh.
Ini jalan paling selamat.