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The Decline of the West

The turbulence in the world financial markets during 2008 is blamed on a failure in the banking system. While it is certainly true that many leading banks acted imprudently and incompetently, the crisis was made worse and will be perpetuated by the high levels of both government and consumer debt in the US and EU. This escalating level of debt is an indication of the decline of the west.

Medics Fight With Death in Gaza

Looks like 2009 brings not only joy but tragedy as well to the entire world. When I say tragedy I mean the war in Gaza, with its terrible views. The medics, who deserve medals for their bravery and for not losing their temper to those terrible views, do their best to provide medical assistance to those in need. Unfortunately some of them had come under the fire and had faced some long-term delays before reaching their destination.

China – Review The Old and Deducing the New Makes a Teacher

With the waves of destruction brought about by the Global Financial Meltdown there comes a defining moment of obligatory reflection. If such disaster has been visited upon the Globe, what lessons can be learned to dismantle the mechanism that brought it about in the first place? The remedies proposed by Governments the world over are not working as every real economic indicator confirms.

Loading the Dice Against Somali Pirates

Piracy in the Gulf of Aden (GOA) reached all time highs in 2008 with record numbers of hostages and tonnage detained for ransom. The ranks of the growing menace are increasingly filled with Somalis anxious to take their turn to roll the piracy dice. So far that game has proven to have low entry fees and high pay outs despite its illegality.

The Middle East Erupts Anew

The conflict in the Middle East is as bitter as any we’ve known, and shows no signs of resolution. Each new flare-up of violence merely feeds the hatred on both sides, perpetuating the climate and cycle of violence. It’s obvious that we need a different way of looking at the problem.

Menace to the World

Today the greatest menace in the world is Terrorism. There have been a series of attacks on USA, India, Pakistan, Iraq, UK and other countries.

The Enemy Triple Play

Under normal conditions the saying goes, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend”. Unfortunately, in the Gaza Strip nothing is normal and the catch-phrase does not apply. No, in Gaza, we have enemies across the board which would be most fortuitous in Las Vegas or Atlantic City, so perhaps it is not so unfortunate, at least politically. Now that Israel has ceased hostilities and withdrawn, and while Hamas – having learned nothing of humility – is already busy restocking armaments, Palestinians who were fortunate enough to flee are finding that their luck applies only to their lives; their property did not fare so well, and they are angry.

Find a Solution Or One Will Be Imposed Upon You

This article proposes that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is spilling over to the rest of the world. That negotiations, wars and mediation did not work. That both parties, Israelis and Palestinians should be referred to an International Court of Justice and accept the verdict. The International Community should enforce compliance through diplomatic pressure, economic sanctions or otherwise. It is up to the court to decide who should have what, when and in what way. The International Community must have enough courage to seek and enforce a just solution if the parties can not reach an amicable solution.

Sri Lankan Army is About to Reach the Final Destination

LTTE was one of the dangerous terrorist organization in the world. It has already destructed Sinhala Tamil and Muslim societies in the country of Sri Lanka. Now it is about to vanish from the country’s soil.

“Choo-Choo” – That’s a Warning

There was a widely circulated video of a Gazan doctor who lost his daughters in a barrage of Israeli attacks in which he was clearly distraught and questioning how it could possibly have happened. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that he cried when he watched the video, and demanded to know how anyone could not. I happen to agree with him, as I was also brought to tears by the good doctor’s obvious anguish. Would someone so vehemently fault the conductor of a train that killed a child thrown onto the tracks moments before impact? I maintain that the obvious answer would be no.

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