wait for the interview, worth it!
specially if you have no clue about the middle eastern conflict.
Is Hamas being eliminated so Gaza is given to Egypt without any internal threat to Mubarak?
People have been asking me to continue writing the pissing everyone off series, I am gonna continue that in a few days, but just wanted to put the outline for what is coming next.
part 5: islamism and radical islamism
part 6: Israel
part 7: Lebanon
part 8: Palestenian territories
part 9: USA
part 10: UK
part 11: Iran
part 12: Saudia Arabia
part 13: Syria
part 14: Solution one
part 15: Solution two
part 16: Solution three
part 17: My Solution
that is roughly the outline, it might change a bit but not by much.
**the usual disclaimers**
IV)Zionism : Between Zion and Liberalism
Zionism is dying. The power of Zionism relied on the constant influx of Jews from all over the world, with the will to form their own homeland, around their own sacred sites, away from all the cruel treatment they were getting worldwide. The 5 waves of Aliyahs were all out of need, out of disasters towards Jews: whether its the Polish, the Nazis, the Russians, or later on the Arabs after the formation of Israel. They all have in common the same feelings, they were angry, afraid, they probably lost everything in the process, and they needed a new place to live. Suddenly they had power, and humans are humans when they get mistreated they mistreat other, they wanted their own place whether they take it by force or other means. They were promised that land, by their god, and by Balfour. The “arabs” only made them stick with each other, to gain power, and they built one of the most powerful nations in the world.
Unlike Christianity and Islam, Jews do not try to convert people to Judaism. People want to be around people with the same values, same background, same culture.Since the 90s, Jews are coming to Israel for that reason, other than the USA their presence is negligible in the world. The new wave of Jews do not share the same reasons as the people who were before them. They were coming for mainly social reasons, not running away for their lives.They were coming to meet other Jews, to marry other Jews (much bigger choice from their own communities, and Inter-Marriage is a no no since its the death sentence for Judaism since it does not spread usually in another way).Israel became the place to be for Jews, the place where they can meet friends and future partners not a sanctuary from anti-Semitism.Those Jews are Liberal, they have not seen violence , they do not have the need to be agressive, they are pacifist and they do not like how the Israeli government work.They are against the settelments, they are with the peace innitiatives, they live generally in Tel-Aviv away from the disputed zones, they are generally young and uncorrupt and they affect other young Jews that are born there, which is seen by the rise in youth refusing to serve in the army, them voting to the left more and more, having more arab friends , and they are the next generation that will take control of israel in a decade or two, striking fear in the extreme right, and hardcore zionist which are trying to do anything to keep zionism alive, by mixing anti-zionism with anti-semitism, making life for palestenians hard , which only results in more fighting , more fear, more hate and more fundamental Islamism rising which will be explained in part 5.
*Same Disclaimers as part 1 and 2*
III)The Failures of Pan-Arabism
Pan-Arabism is dead, no matter what people say. Some people are still clinging to it, calling the Arabs to rise up, calling the Arabs to wake up, but there are no arabs, never was, never will.There are consumers, sitting on their asses collecting the money from the petrol eating, buying cars, and have goats beauty pageants. On the other hands, you got the extremely poor, uneducated, isolated from the world “Arabs” that have no clue other than their local sheikh, priest and gossips while trying to survive amid their corrupt, often criminal leaders.”Arabs” never cared about each other, while would they? they are not the same people, they have nothing in common, they were just forced to be “Arabs” by their leaders.
Pan-Arabism was bound to die the minute it was born, when you have extreme differences between countries, you can never have a common cause. When you have countries that consider some other country as a friend and a partner, while others regard it as enemy or aiding an enemy (hint: USA), you can never have a common cause.When you have leaders ready to be bribed by riches while leaving their fellow citizens dying, you can never have a common cause.
After the war of 1967, the failure of Arabism was obvious and it was just a matter of time before it dies completely in the 70s, with the Jordanians not joining the war with Syria and Egypt, and Then the Peace agreement between Israel and Egypt.
Then the gap kept widening, the need of a new -ism was obvious, Pan-Islamism was getting stronger…
**Same Disclaimers as Part 1**
II)Societies of Pain, Hate and Fear
How do you make two entities fight forever while you look innocent? Ensure that the two entities you pick have been subjected to misery, pain, humiliation, genocide, famines and discrimination. Promise both Entities the same thing, and let their rage take control of them, killing each other while fueling one side or the other.
The Levant people have been in misery, discrimination, in the ottoman empire for centuries. They have endured famine, they have endured systematic murders by their ruthless rulers, they have been living in fear for so long. They thought that they are getting their freedom when the europeans came in, people were promised autonomy self governance, promises were made to several people with different views for the same area.Some wanted one big Arabia under 1 rule, Some wanted Lebanon and Syria to be as one (syria still thinks lebanon is part of it), Some wanted Lebanon independent.
The Jews in Europe were one of the most mistreated entities since a long time, discremenation, exile, called filthy, beaten, hated, and went through the most horrific genocides. No wonder that Zionism came from there. The need for the Jews to have their own country, is as logical and as deserved as it can be. they were promised the same land that several other promises and dreams were based upon.
So what other than eternal war is expected when you put several frustrated people with different views, different goals and different idologies in the same 80×450 area. The sad funny part, that those same people would live in amazing harmony in one country; they are amazingly adaptive people, either because they have been ruled for ever or they have moving from country to country since ever. Most of them are highly educated, cunning, know how the world work, family oriented, religious but not fundamentalist (not then anyway), sophisticated, know several languages, been in contact with lots of different cultures since the beginning of time, they can’t be classified as eastern, nor western, nor what ever. the perfect allies, but due to those circumstance , illogical enemies.
**end of part 2**
*The Following post is just my take on middle eastern politics, I am in no way claim that I am really knowledgeable about what’s really going on, I do not claim that what I say is true, I do not claim that because I am Lebanese I need to have a set of pre-set ideas and opinions about certain countries, I do not claim that this is fair, I do not claim that you should take any thing written in this post with more than a pinch of salt. Please if you are a real expert of the region and its politics and you think what I say is a lot of bullshit, feel free to correct me as long as you try as much as you can be objective. Oh and like usual dear readers, if you don’t like what I say stop reading my blog 🙂 *
**In here I am trying to be as logical as I can be, as objective as I can be (which is probably not very possible since I am Lebanese but will try my best), I will be very critical of religions, very critical of racism, sectarianism, stupidity. I will not be patriotic. I will just try to be human**
First things first, just a bold statements that would piss off most of you just to get rid of unwanted readers, I think the whole middle east borders and countries need to repartitioned, it was partitioned randomly probably by a few drunken people celebrating their victory against the Germans and Ottomans, they didn’t even bother looking at the demographics while drunkenly drew the dotted lines cutting off the ex-Ottoman empire. Or maybe they did and wanted eternal conflict in the region.Second, Arabs and Jews are newly created expanded people for political reason, no I do not mean that Arabs and Jews don’t exist, I am just saying their current form is false.In the current form, Arab “race” includes anyone residing in the dog area(for the people new to this world, the arabic countries put together look like a dog if you squint), and Jewish “race” which describes anyone from Jewish parents (both for orthodox, mother for moderates/reform etc. ).The problem? for political reasons both entities became races.
There isn’t much in common between a Tunisian, an Egyptian, a Lebanese, a Saudi, and a Somali other than the language that we use in our text books that we call Arabic.Genes, Cultures, Food, Habits, Local Languages are different, we have almost nothing in common. For example the Lebanese are much more similar to Greeks in all of these terms than any of the others mentioned above. I am always mistaken for a Greek in Edinburgh, the food is almost identical, the culture is almost a copy, even the languages have some similarities. Could you dare call the Greeks Arabs? How about the Italians?
Same applies to the Jews, how much in common do you see between an Ashkenazis, Shepardic, Mizrahim, African and Chinese jew: Their religion. Different Food, different genes, different culture, different languages. For the people who don’t know the Hebrew language was dead, it was only revived recently with the creation ofIsrael.The Jews were talking in what ever language the country they resided was used.
So why both people were created? POWER. Basically what drives most Elites, and to get power you need sheep, and to get sheep you need to brainwash them and unite them with a cause. Pan-arabism for arabs, and Zionism for Jews; thus our disaster began…
**End of Part 1**
PS: Hope I pissed enough people off already.
This post has been overdue, wanted to write about it for a while , but hey! better late than never :).
I am really happy that Obama was elected president, for so many reasons, mainly as the new president of the world, he is one of the most approved figures ever.
1)Liberal Americans (all races), think he is one of them.Just by reading what he wants to do make me smile. like for example removing the restrictions over stem cells research, which was held up enough for 8 years by the bush is enough for me.
2)African Americans think he is one of them for obvious reasons.
3)Minorities in the US think he is one of them because he is a miniority.
4) Jews like him
5)Muslims like him because they think he is muslim.
6)Arabs like him
7)Even the most anti USA fractions are now considering some talks with him (Iran, Hamas, etc.)
8)He is charismatic, some guy friend of mine seems to have a crush on him :P. he says he should be a jazz singer or an actor.
9)Syria called him Abu hussein (that’s the funniest thing ever :P)
10)Europeans love him because basically he is not bush.
11) Women love him for many reasons.
On the other hand there are some people with reservations, mainly Americans in the bible belt (because apparently, he is a black(N word) muslim terrorist that will destroy the country), and some Israelis because they think he will be too lenient.
I should talk to him about the pheromone bombs idea, I think he would like it :P.