Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Bones for Bodies: Israel - Lebanon

Israel received the human remains, 'which were captive' by Lebanese militant group Hezbollah as part of a prisoner swap two of its soldiers Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser who were seized in 2006. Until now there had been no confirmation of their deaths. A flagrant violation of the Geneva Convention. (Hezbollah withheld any information about when the soldiers had died and never released pictures of them in captivity, leaving it unclear whether they had been killed in the original raid.)

Their capture sparked a month-long war between Israel and Hezbollah which could have be easily prevented if these crazy Islamists, who are called 'martyrs' now in Lebanon while celebrating their resistance fighters - which led to some kind of instant mass psychose -, were released earlier or confirmed to be dead.
Israel has handed over five Lebanese prisoners, including a man convicted of killing bare hands two children....this all of the bones of two young soldiers.

And tomorrow this 'National Wedding' in Lebanon is over, and they will fight their ugly civilian war again, blaming everybody but them selves....oh so innocent.

Europe announced 3 days ago that their 440 million of aid for the Palestinians were gone, so did the USA, having spent 400 million of USD in the Gaza strip. Sarcastically they asked what the 'brothers' of the Palestinians did, regarding 'talk help'...pas du tout. Nothing, niente, not one cent.
"They sacrificed over 700 of their best warriors and all their economy, and what they get for what they did is a murderer, a bloody murderer of a three-and-a-half-year-old girl and her father - and for this they are making all this glory, for this they sacrificed so much. So I feel only pity for them."

Its up to the bArbar'ians now....
At least in Israel the bones of a soldier get respects. Can we compare that with the 'honor' of a 'alive' killer in Lebanon. Not so strange since pedophilia is still not illegal in Arab countries.
Google your self this time...I am sad and angry about all this 'dhimmitude' and ignorance...

Creating Value for All...

After the phone conversation I had with Hans the other day, I tried some internet research (in relevant to our dialogue that among others, referred to the economical crisis that continues to grow globally and multiplies problems especially to those who are less “lucky”) and I came up to the recently published report by UN Development Program, on how bussinesses might include the global poor as potential customers; further more, how poor could get some benefit from collaborating more closely with businesses.

Check it out. I think you will find it very useful and probably might help you create more ideas if you are planning to invest in someplace...

Not something to be proud of...

Justice Minister Mehmet Ali Şahin has stated that 32 individuals were convicted under the infamous Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code (TCK) in the first three months of this year.

In response to a parliamentary query made yesterday by Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Aydın deputy Recep Taner, Şahin said: “In the first three months of 2008 there were 103 court cases regarding 301. Thirty-two individuals were convicted, and the court ruled for the acquittal of 74 people. Eight of the 32 convicted were sentenced to jail terms, 11 were given fines. Four received both jail sentences and fines. Among the eight given jail sentences, the sentences of five were commuted to fines and the sentences of the other three were suspended.”

A recent amendment to the infamous article has improved matters. One of the changes to Article 301, which previously criminalized “insulting Turkishness” and has long been seen as an obstacle to freedom of speech in Turkey, made it obligatory for prosecutors to secure approval from the Justice Ministry before launching cases on 301-related charges. The amendment was adopted in May of this year. In the past, the article in question had been repeatedly challenged, particularly with respect to the charges filed against Turkish Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk and Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, who was assassinated after he was brought before the court.

Day opening - July 16

Red Island by Elcin Unal