Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The News Bomb!

It's back and I know you missed it, The News Bomb. A collection of news bits that catch my eye, not worthy of a whole post but certainly worth mentioning.

By the way I'd like to take this moment to thank all people for whom without The News Bomb would't be possible, the crazy a$$holes, the stupid people, the hypocrites, the extremists, the politicians (who may fit any one or more of those categories) and of course you the readers (who hopefully don't fit any of those categories).

Q: How do you cause fear and enable prejudice against your religion?
A: Everytime someone says something "offensive" about your religion go nuts, riots, death warrants (fatwas) etc.

Since the Mohammed cartoons and the Pope Benedict debacle the world has learned their lesson. As a result an opera in Germany which depicts the severed heads of Mohammed, Jesus, Buddha and even Poseidon has been canceled. I guess some people just don't have esteem for the arts.

I think Israel, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia are trading Ideas with each other, they seem to have an affection for walls, first there was the apartheid wall in Israel then the illegal immigrant wall in the U.S. and now Saudi Arabia has come up with their own wall, a wall to keep their own people from crossing the border into Iraq. How bad does a problem need to be for you to build a wall spanning 560 miles designed to keep people in!?

Just as predicted violence goes up in Iraq during Ramadan. I find it sad and ironic specifically because historically the month of Ramadan in pre-Islamic Arabia was a month in which rivaling tribes had a truce with each other. Now Sunnis and Shi'as are killing each other as they leave the mosque after prayer!

First there were the moderate Arab blogs, now moderation and anti jihadist opinions have hit the Arab airways, in Syria no less.

4 Comments:

At 4:17 AM, Anonymous Ha Ana Za said...

Love the phrase "News Bomb"- isn't that supposed to happen in a 'slow news' period and doesn't that usually mean that something is being covere up???

 
At 4:18 AM, Anonymous Ha Ana Za said...

Oh by the way this is quite an interesting article on the subject

http://www.johnpilger.com/page.asp?partid=411

 
At 10:06 PM, Blogger Miss Carnivorous said...

I am terrified that the Syrian director is not long for this world!

 
At 5:13 AM, Anonymous Ha Ana Za said...

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