Δευτέρα, 28 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

OMAN unrest - six killed already

The Ministry of Economy estimates that in mid-2006 the total population was 2.577 million. Of those, 1.844 million were Omanis. Chief of state and government is the hereditary sultān, Qaboos bin Said Al Said, who appoints a cabinet called the "Diwans" to assist him. In the early 1990s, the sultan instituted an elected advisory council, the Majlis ash-Shura, though few Omanis were eligible to vote.  Oman's armed forces, officially known as the Sultan's Armed Forces (SAF), including Royal Household troops , numbered 120,000 in 2010, consisting of: 105,000 personnel in theRoyal Army of Oman (RAO), equipped with over 1200 main battle tanks and 37 Scorpion tanks.   Oman holds one of the World's largest amounts of Scud missiles , ranging at an estimate of over 30,000 ballistic missiles

Stani, stani Ibar vodo

Κυριακή, 27 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

Wisconsin - Madison (USA)

here is an other view on the events in Libya

World cheers as the CIA plunges Libya into chaos

How was Libya doing under the rule of Gadaffi? How bad did the people have it? Were they oppressed as we now commonly accept as fact? Let us look at the facts for a moment.

Παρασκευή, 25 Φεβρουαρίου 2011


Arabic uprising, Filistine - Egypt - Libya - Tynisia - Algeria - Jordan - Bahrain - Yemen - Somalia


Libyan revolution - Insha'a Allah !!

Les enfants de Palestine

4.5 Million Orphans in Iraq... Protests Over Food and Shelter

Tensions flare in Iraq rallies
Hundreds of Iraqis have converged on Baghdad's Liberation Square as part of an anti-government rally named the Day of Rage, organised mainly through the social networking website Facebook.

About 2,000 protesters are said to have already gathered on Friday, which comes after weeks of scattered protests around the country calling for an end to corruption, shortages of jobs, food, power and water.Iraqi army helicopters buzzed overhead, while trucks took up posts throughout the square, where a groups of protesters shouted ``No to unemployment,'' and ``No to the liar al-Maliki,'' referring to Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki. Jane Arraf, reporting from Baghdad, said that a violent standoff was happening between protesters and police.
The protests also stretched from the northern city of Mosul to the southern city of Basra, reflecting the widespread anger many Iraqis feel at the government's seeming inability to improve their lives.A crowd of protesters in the northern city of Hawija, 240km north of Baghdad, tried to break into the city's municipalbuilding, according to Ali Hussein Salih, the head of the local city council.

Wisconsin: A New American Workers’ Movement

Wisconsin: A New American Workers’ Movement
The huge protests against plans to take away workers' union rights in Wisconsin could soon spread across the whole country and all sectors of the economy.Thousands of workers demonstrated at the state capital in Madison, Wisconsin on February 15 and 16 to protest plans by that state's Republican Governor Scott Walker to take away the state workers' union rights. Walker, cleverly attempted to divide the public workers by excluding police and firefighters from his anti-union law, and the media have worked to divide public employees against private sector workers. Yet, both firemen and private sector workers showed up at the statehouse to join public workers of all sorts in what has been one of the largest workers' demonstrations in the United States in decades. Only California has seen demonstrations as large as these in recent years.

Many demonstrators, taking a clue from the rebellions against authoritarian and anti-worker governments that are sweeping the Middle East, carried signs saying, "Let's negotiate like they do in Egypt." While the situation in Wisconsin is hardly comparable to the revolution in the Arab world, what we are witnessing is the beginning of a new American workers' movement. Because this movement is so different than what many expected, it may take us by surprise.
Not What We Expected

SOMALIA - 88 killed in Mogadishu clashes

Al-Shabab fighters in Somalia
88 killed in Mogadishu clashes
At least 8 civilians and ten Ugandan soldiers have been killed in clashes between al-Shabab fighters and government soldiers backed by African Union forces in Somalia. Al-Shabab fighters carried out a large attack on the Presidential Palace in the capital Mogadishu on Friday, a Press TV correspondent reported. 
They have also taken control of more government bases in War-dhiigley District in the capital. Large numbers of people have fled the districts where fighting is going on. 
This is while Somalia's Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed announced a new offensive on Wednesday and said that 17,000 African Union and Somali soldiers will continue to fight until al-Shabab's hold on Mogadishu is shattered. Somalia has been without an effective central government since former dictator Siad Barre was overthrown by warlords in 1991. 

Πέμπτη, 24 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

The aristocrat of totalitarianism-Could Ethiopia survive the Jasmine Revolution ?

The aristocrat of totalitarianism -
Could Ethiopia survive the Jasmine Revolution ?

The Indian Noble-Prize winning economist, Amartya Sen, postulates:
Shortfalls in food supply do not cause widespread deaths in a democracy because vote-seeking politicians will undertake relief efforts; but even modest food shortfalls can create deadly famines in authoritarian societies.”
Ethiopia is the only country in Africa, or I may say, in the world that needs pre-emptive foreign intervention to save it from total destruction as Meles Zenawi’s regime sits on a thin ice that needs a flicker of fire to pull down his domino house of power. The ongoing winds of change that engulfed the countries to the north of Ethiopia (Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, Sudan and etc) which are relatively much better, in terms of civil liberty and economic life, are bound to sweep through Ethiopia with vengeance in the very near future.

Ethiopia under the current dictatorial regime has all the ingredients that cause to trigger uncontainable mass uprising that has the potential to melt down Mele Zenawi’s regime.  The forth coming uprising, unlike Egypt or Tunisia, will result rivers of blood on the streets of Addis followed by ethnic cleansing of the Tigrean people because the regime and the army that committed untold human rights violations are entirely   based on one ethnic (Tigrean) group. Besides the economic and political sectors which are colonised by ethnic Tigreans, the security sector and the Army for the first time in the history of Ethiopia became the monopoly of one ethnic group -Who is who of Ethiopia’s Top Army Brass.
(also here >> about Megistu Haile Mariam)

The Maghreb Revolution;

The Maghreb Revolution; Is it also an
indictment on globalization?
By Kiflu Hussain * 
Feb. 06, 2011

Jubilee Palace, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1974.
Jubilee Palace, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1974.Emperor Haile Selassie being led into a small car by junior members of the 'Derg', (The Co-ordinating Committee of the Armed Forces, the Police and Territorial Army) that would take him to a military barracks as a prisoner and subsequently to his allegedly assassination in August of the same year.


The recent string of revolution in North Africa reawakened a vicarious revolutionary spirit in many of us. Some of us are denizens from nations with a history of revolution in the background, albeit either aborted or derailed to a more disastrous route. The rest of us are subjects who more or less fit a description drawn once by a sage on BBC as “the poor, the pushed-around and the never-consulted” wherefore we might be bidding our time to emulate the Tunisians and Egyptians. Being an Ethiopian, when I first heard about the sudden uprising of Tunisians and the way they refused to budge with any concession from their corrupt dictator unless he himself gets out of the picture rekindled my memory of the spontaneous popular revolution of my country that saw the collapse of Emperor Haile Selassie’s regime in 1974. Tunisian reluctance to be appeased by the dissolution of the cabinet with a replacement of a “new” one also reminded me of Ethiopians rejection of the aging Monarch’s appointment of a new Prime Minister called Endalkachew Mekonnen. Endalkachew’s plea for “patience” to the angry public that had already reached at the end of its tether was rebuffed with a wisecrack in Amharic roughly translated “Changing the stove will not make the stew any better.” So the revolution pushed on carrying a motto “Ethiopia forward! Without shedding any blood” with no known personality or group to lead it to its lofty goals. Unfortunately, the military stepped in the vacuum thereby turning the whole exercise into a nightmare. To date, Ethiopia hasn’t recovered from that experience.     

Mengistu Haile Mariam

In 1974, Emperor Haile Selassie's regime had lost public confidence within Ethiopia following a famine in Wello province, leading to the Ethiopian revolution. As a result, power came into the hands of a committee of low ranking officers and enlisted soldiers led by Atnafu Abate, which came to be known as the Derg. Originally, Mengistu was one of the lesser members, officially sent to represent the Third Division because his commander, General Nega Tegnegn considered him a trouble-maker and wanted to get rid of him.[5] Between July and September 1974, Mengistu became the most influential member of the shadowy Derg, but preferred to act through more public members like his former mentor, general Aman Andom, and later Tafari Benti.[7]

Arab Unrest Propels Iran as Saudi Influence Declines

For now, Iran and Syria are emboldened. Qatar and Oman are tilting toward Iran, and Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain and Yemen are in play.
MANAMA, Bahrain — The popular revolts shaking the Arab world have begun to shift the balance of power in the region, bolsteringIran’s position while weakening and unnerving its rival, Saudi Arabia, regional experts said. While it is far too soon to write the final chapter on the uprisings’ impact, Iran has already benefited from the ouster or undermining of Arab leaders who were its strong adversaries and has begun to project its growing influence, the analysts said. This week Iran sent two warships through the Suez Canal for the first time since its revolution in 1979, and Egypt’s new military leaders allowed them to pass.

Saudi Arabia, an American ally and a Sunni nation that jousts with Shiite Iran for regional influence, has been shaken. King Abdullah on Wednesday signaled his concern by announcing a $10 billion increase in welfare spending to help young people marry, buy homes and open businesses, a gesture seen as trying to head off the kind of unrest that fueled protests around the region.

Bahrain to go on nationwide strike if government refuses to resign

Bahrain to go on nationwide strike if government refuses to resign

Protestors in Bahrain will stage more protests and a nationwide strike if the government refuses to resign on Thursday, an opposition activist told RIA Novosti.
The King of Bahrain agreed to withdraw troops from the streets of Manama and pardon political prisoners in a move to appease protestors. But he refused to dismiss the government and amend the constitution, the demands which many opposition activists see as a vital precondition for a nationwide dialog.

Τετάρτη, 23 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

Kadafi - "δρυός πεσούσης πας ανηρ ξυλεύεται"

ΟΜΑΔΕΣ ΔΕΛΤΑ - the Police "DELTA" force , Fotos from Athens 23rd Febr 2011

 Ομάδα Δελτα εν δράσει ..
Police anti Riot - Delta force hitting demonstrators with motobikes and the reaction upon them

Somalia is burning again

Deadly attack on Somali police base
Somalia's transitional government has been confined to a few blocks of the capital by fighters [EPA] 

A suicide car bomb attack on a government security base in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, has killed at least eight people and wounded scores of others, a police official said. The station targeted in Monday's attacks was being used as a training station for government troops. Police said there were likely to be more casualties since fragments of the bomb, shrapnel and wrecked car parts were flung across the road and into various buildings and houses. "At least six police officers were killed. Many others were wounded, the toll could be higher but I don't have more details," said Abdirahman Issa, a senior police official in the city.

ΜΑΡΟΚΟ - MAROCCO 2011, 5 dead so far ..!

Η καταστολή των διαδηλώσεων της 20ής Φλεβάρη, που ζητούσαν την παραίτηση του αυτοαποκαλούμενου βασιλιά Μοχάμεντ ΣΤ΄, κατέληξε με 5 νεκρούς και 128 τραυματίες , σύμφωνα με τα επίσημα στοιχεία του  καθεστώτος του Μαρόκο. Το κίνημα ονόμασε την 20ή Φλεβάρη «Ημέρα αξιοπρέπειας». Πρόκειται για τις μαζικότερες κινητοποιήσεις από τη δεκαετία του ’90, οπότε κυβερνούσε ένας άλλος τύραννος, ο αυτοαποκαλούμενος Χασσάν Β΄.

Την περασμένη Πέμπτη, 17 Φλεβάρη, ένας νέος, άνεργος από τον προηγούμενο Ιούλη, αυτοπυρπολήθηκε στην πόλη Μπεν Γκουερίρ, βόρεια του Μαρόκο. Ο νέος είχε απολυθεί το καλοκαίρι από το στρατό και συγκεκριμένα από την κατεχόμενη από το Μαρόκο περιοχή της Δυτικής Σαχάρας. Εκεί είχε μια πολιτική αντιπαράθεση με άλλους δυο στρατιώτες. Το καθεστώς προσπάθησε να αποδώσει τα αίτια της αυτοκτονίας σε ψυχολογικά προβλήματα του νεαρού. Πρόκειται για το πρώτο θύμα της εξέγερσης στη χώρα αυτή.

Τρίτη, 22 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

Fotos from Εast Libya (17-21 Febr 2011)

 police station in Tobruk  

Demonstrations Erupt Against U.S. and French Supported Regime in Djibouti

Demonstrations Erupt Against U.S. and French Supported Regime in Djibouti
By Abayomi Azikiwe
Editor, Pan-African News Wire

Anti-government demonstations have spread to the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti where the opposition said that 30,000 people took to the streets on Feb. 18 demanding the resignation of President Ismael Omar Guelleh who has been in power since 1999. Two people were reported killed when police attacked protesters in the capital city of Djibouti.

H κατάσταση στην Λιβύη

Το παρακάτω κείμενο έχει κυκλοφορήσει στο διαδίκτυο, από κάποιον που βρίσκεται στην Λιβύη και δεν υπάρχει τρόπος να διασταυρωθούν τα αναφερόμενα. Είναι όμως ενδεικτικά της κατάστασης 
[..19 Φεβρουαρίου 2011
Κανείς δε περίμενε τα γεγονότα να εξελίσσονταν τόσο γρήγορα. Οι πορείες που όλοι πίστευαν ότι θα κράταγαν μιά, δύο μέρες, εκτροχιάστηκαν όταν οι ειδικοί φρουροί ανοίξαν πυρ κατά διαδηλωτών και άμαχου πληθυσμού. Αποτέλεσμα να σκοτώθουν ανήλικα παιδιά, εξαγριώνοντας τον κόσμο και οδηγώντας την κατάσταση εκτός ελέγχου. Η Ανατολική Λιβύη, από την Ατζιντάμπια έως τα σύνορα της Αιγύπτου είναι σε κατάσταση χάους, με το στρατό ανύπαρκτο και την αστυνομία να συμμαχεί κατά πολλοίς με τους διαδηλωτές. Οι φυλές τις ανατολής έχουν επαναστατήσει και πολλές πόλεις κύρηξαν ανεξαρτησία. Δεν υπάρχει αστυνομικό τμήμα στις περιοχές αυτές που να μην έχει καεί. Τα δίκτυα τηλεφώνων και το διαδίκτυο δεν λειτουργούν, ενημέρωση δεν υπάρχει και κανείς δε μπορεί να ξέρει ακριβώς τι γίνεται.

Δευτέρα, 21 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

Οι εξεγέρσεις στον Αραβικό κόσμο - το χρονικό

(μια πολυ καλή δουλία δημοσιευμένη στο http://rioter.info/2011/02/21/huriya/ 
Εστίες ταραχών και τόποι όπου εκδηλώθηκαν διαδηλώσεις ή άλλα συμβάντα επιρρεασμένα απ' την εξέγερση
Ένα χρονολόγιο των εξεγέρσεων στον “αραβικό κόσμο”, οσοδήποτε αναλυτικό, δεν είναι δυνατόν να καλύπτει την πορεία των ανατρεπτικών γεγονότων και κάθε όψη τους, ωστόσο μια τέτοια καταγραφή ενέχει τη φιλοδοξία ενός βασικού εργαλείου, χρήσιμου για την ανάλυση της τρέχουσας φάσης.

Libya - Kadaffi and EU

Libyan protesters have raided and torched offices of the country's state TV in the capital Tripoli,

Κυριακή, 20 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

Saudi Oil Production Collapse at Hand?

Some day or the other, the five million barrels per day that Saudi Arabia maintains will simply become unsustainable.  This article gives us a good indication that this day is now rapidly approaching.

It is also a good indication that the field has been subjected to a maximum effort to maintain a certain daily level of production.  We are now seeing the last kick at that can.  The corollary of course will be precipitous decline which may well be already underway.  That means the shock is coming sooner than later.

Figure that every well is pumping full out to sustain production and it is clear that it cannot be sustained.  Bringing Halliburton on board now is not a good sign.

CIA agent Raymond Davis (accused for murders in Pakistan) linked to Taliban'

'CIA agent Davis linked to Taliban'
Documents show Raymond Davis, an American who killed two Pakistanis in Lahore in January, had links with CIA's espionage and sabotage plans in the Asian country.
“The documents, photographs and the evidence that has come out from Davis' sofa almost confirms his links with Taliban terrorism…the attacks on ISI and the security establishment as well as the drone attacks,” Pakistani defense analyst and security consultant Zaid Hamid said in an interview with Press TV's US Desk on Saturday. 
Hamid added that there is evidence confirming Davis has been a US undercover operative in Pakistan. 
“With this kind of evidence the issue is not just the assassination of those two boys on the streets of Lahore but it is an indication of a much larger network of CIA espionage and sabotage inside Pakistan,” he said. 

Earlier, US President Barack Obama urged Pakistan to free the US official saying he enjoys diplomatic immunity under the Vienna Convention. However, under public pressure, Lahore High Court adjourned a decision on whether Davis had diplomatic immunity. 

Σάββατο, 19 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

Friends of Israel — Enemies Inside the Gates

Tα 2 ΙΡΑΝΙΚΑ πλοία που θα περάσουν απο το ΣΟΥΕΖ για την Συρία

η Κορβέτα  Alvand

το Πλοίο υποστηριξης Kharg,

Οι Αμερικανικές θέσεις για το παλαιστηνιακό ... ! (σας υποστηρίζουμε .. αλλα δεν ψηφίζουμε)

The US cast two vetoes in 2006 when the council tried to pass Arab-backed resolutions that demanded Israel end its military operations against the Gaza Strip.The other four Council's veto-wielding members -- China, Russia, Britain and France -- and the 10 elected members -- Brazil, Bosnia, Colombia, Gabon, Germany, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, Portugal and South Africa -- voted in favor of the resolution on Friday.This reflects the wide support for the draft resolution which had about 130 co-sponsors, dpa reported.The draft resolution had called for the UN Security Council to declare, "Israeli settlements established in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East al-Quds (Jerusalem), are illegal and constitute a major obstacle to the achievement of a just, lasting and comprehensive peace."

War and Natural Gas: The Israeli Invasion and Gaza's Offshore Gas Fields

The military invasion of the Gaza Strip by Israeli Forces bears a direct relation to the control and ownership of strategic offshore gas reserves. This is a war of conquest. Discovered in 2000, there are extensive gas reserves off the Gaza coastline. British Gas (BG Group) and its partner, the Athens based Consolidated Contractors International Company(CCC) owned by Lebanon's Sabbagh and Koury families, were granted oil and gas exploration rights in a 25 year agreement signed in November 1999 with the Palestinian Authority. The rights to the offshore gas field are respectively British Gas (60 percent); Consolidated Contractors (CCC) (30 percent); and the Investment Fund of the Palestinian Authority (10 percent). (Haaretz, October 21,  2007). 

The PA-BG-CCC agreement includes field development and the construction of a gas pipeline.(Middle East Economic Digest, Jan 5, 2001). The BG licence covers the entire Gazan offshore marine area, which is contiguous to several Israeli offshore gas facilities. (See Map below). It should be noted that 60 percent of the gas reserves along the Gaza-Israel coastline belong to Palestine.  The BG Group drilled two wells in 2000: Gaza Marine-1 and Gaza Marine-2. Reserves are estimated by British Gas to be of the order of 1.4 trillion cubic feet, valued at approximately 4 billion dollars. These are the figures made public by British Gas. The size of Palestine's gas reserves could be much larger. 

Map 1
Map 2
Who Owns the Gas Fields

Παρασκευή, 18 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

I sense a disturbance in the force..

Για τις εξελίξεις σε Β. Αφρική - Μέση Ανατολή

oι δικτατορίσκοι-υποχείρια των ΗΠΑ στην περιοχή της Β.Αφρικής - Μ. Ανατολής πέφτουν σα ντόμινο, αντικατοπτρίζοντας βέβαια και το τέλος της "αμερικάνικης παντοδυναμίας". Τι κρίμα και για την αυτοαποκαλούμενη "Σοσιαλιστική Διεθνή", που τους είχε όλους αυτούς για μέλη της, με το Γιωργάκη ως αρχηγό να αποκαλεί τους Μπομπάρκα "συντρόφους"...
Η διαρκής φτωχοποίηση των λαών της περιοχής απλά δε μπορεί πλέον να γίνει αποδεκτή για τους ίδιους - και το παιχνίδι του ελέγχου της περιοχής για τις ΗΠΑ, με την βοήθεια του Ισραήλ βέβαια, φτάνει στο τέλος του.

The slaughter in Manama - Bahrain 2011

Kurdish protesters killed in N Iraq (μια είδηση που μάλλον θα περάσει στα ψιλά..)

Kurdish protesters killed in N Iraq
Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:12AM

A peaceful protest in northern Iraq against the local government of Iraqi Kurdistan President Masud Barzani has ended in violence with 4 dead and over 50 injured.  The protest began in Sulaimanieh on Thursday afternoon, Press TV correspondent reported on Thursday.

As thousands gathered, cries of "freedom," "change" and "go Barzani" rang through the city streets, rejecting the policies of the Kurdistan regional government.

Kurdish protesters killed in N Iraq (μια είδηση που μάλλον θα περάσει στα ψιλά..)

Kurdish protesters killed in N Iraq
Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:12AM

A peaceful protest in northern Iraq against the local government of Iraqi Kurdistan President Masud Barzani has ended in violence with 4 dead and over 50 injured.  The protest began in Sulaimanieh on Thursday afternoon, Press TV correspondent reported on Thursday.

As thousands gathered, cries of "freedom," "change" and "go Barzani" rang through the city streets, rejecting the policies of the Kurdistan regional government.

Kurdish protesters killed in N Iraq (μια είδηση που μάλλον θα περάσει στα ψιλά..)

Kurdish protesters killed in N Iraq
Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:12AM

A peaceful protest in northern Iraq against the local government of Iraqi Kurdistan President Masud Barzani has ended in violence with 4 dead and over 50 injured.  The protest began in Sulaimanieh on Thursday afternoon, Press TV correspondent reported on Thursday.

As thousands gathered, cries of "freedom," "change" and "go Barzani" rang through the city streets, rejecting the policies of the Kurdistan regional government.

Bahrain 2011 - " Non Lethal technologies"

 Bahrain 2011 - " Non Lethal technologies"

    "μη θανατηφόρες τεχνολογίες" Μπαχρειν 2011 - http://www.nonlethaltechnologies.com/

US report: Iran not after nuclear arms

US report: Iran not after nuclear arms
Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:15AM

The Bushehr nuclear power plant, launched in August 2010, is expected to generate electricity in the near future.The latest US National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) has reiterated its 2007 position that the Islamic Republic of Iran is not after nuclear arms.US spy agencies have concluded in the report that Iran has not decided whether to develop atomic weapons, Reuters reported on Thursday. The 2007 NIE report on Iran reversed the US intelligence community's previous assessment in 2005 that Tehran was running a covert nuclear weapons program. Iran says its nuclear program is solely aimed at peaceful purposes, but Washington and its allies have repeatedly accused Tehran of intending to run a nuclear arm program. Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has made clear that atomic weapons are against core principles of Islam, mainly due to their mass destructive nature.

Πέμπτη, 17 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

Χρεοκοπία επ' αόριστον http://tsak-giorgis.blogspot.com/2011/02/blog-post_2973.html

Του Δημήτρη Καζάκη*
Τις τελευταίες ημέρες είδαμε να εκτυλίσσεται μια θεατρική παράσταση απείρου κάλλους. Η παράσταση αυτή άρχισε με τη συνέντευξη Τύπου που παραχώρησαν οι ελεγκτές της τρόικας και ολοκληρώθηκε αργά το απόγευμα της ίδιας ημέρας.
Σ' αυτή τη συνέντευξη Τύπου οι εκπρόσωποι της τρόικας ξεκαθάρισαν το νέο πλαίσιο πολιτικής που θα πρέπει να εφαρμόσει η κυβέρνηση του ΠΑΣΟΚ στο μεσοδιάστημα, ως το 2015. Πριν από την παράθεση των μέτρων, ο εκπρόσωπος του ΔΝΤ, στην παρέμβαση του, ανέφερε ότι αυτά που έγιναν ως σήμερα αποσκοπούσαν απλώς στη σταθεροποίηση της οικονομίας, η οποία, όπως είπε, «ξέφυγε από την άβυσσο», και ότι τα δύσκολα για τον ελληνικό λαό τώρα αρχίζουν...
Ο ίδιος υποστήριξε ότι «τώρα ξεκινά η β' φάση του προγράμματος», η οποία θα χαρακτηρίζεται από «την επιτάχυνση όλων των μεταρρυθμίσεων».

Obama's speech in Cairo 2009

Good old times

Βahrain uprising ... ( from Al jazeera)

By Al Jazeera Staff inon February 16th, 2011.
From our headquarters in Doha, we keep you updated with reports from our staff across the country and further afield. 
(All times are local in Bahrain, GMT+3)
17 February 2011
17:31pm The latest audio update from one of our web producers at the Salmaniya hospital where pro-reform demonstrators were gathering and chanting:
17:22pm A medical source tells our correspondent that the death toll is likely to rise and that the military might have taken away bodies in a refrigerated truck. 

Everybody knew what Thaci did

Everybody knew what Thaci did
LJUBLJANA -- Killing of witnesses, the fact that everybody knew what Hashim Thaci was doing and destruction of evidence is a scandal, Dick Marty told Slovenian daily Delo. 
>>> http://garizo.blogspot.com/2009/04/house-of-horrors-serbians-kidnapped-for.html <<<  “Everybody kept quiet. That’s the real scandal, not my report in which I only wrote what many have known for a long time,” the Council of Europe (CoE) rapporteur was quoted as saying. He added that Thaci’s name had often been mentioned in police reports, diplomatic cables, criminal studies and foreign intelligence agencies’ reports. “That means that the West knew all along very well what was happening in Kosovo, but no one took any action,” the CoE rapporteur told the Slovenian daily. Commenting on first UNMIK Chief Bernard Kouchner’s reaction to a reporter’s question about the human organ trafficking, Marty said: “A man who laughs at such a horrific topic says a lot about himself”. 

BAHRAIN - The Lulu Massacre ..

there is currently a massacre taking place in Manama , the capital of Bahrain. Most of you know that Bahrain is currently witnessing huge protests demanding political reforms. The political scene in Bahrain was boiling for long time and the #25Jan revolution came to give a huge force to the Bahraini activists who decided to push the bar against their regime. There were protesters in the past couple of days , two protesters were killed , one of them actually was killed in the funeral of the first protesters. People were extremely angry and the Bahraini protesters decided to have an open sit it at the Manama’s biggest squares : Lulu square or the Pearl square. They spent last night there and today as well.King Hamad as you have heard gave a speech where he expressed his sorrow for the murder of these two protesters and said that there would be an investigation.   Just like Al Tahrir , the Lulu square became a tent city for strikes , the protesters demanded political reforms. The latest and most important demand was turning the country in to a constitutional monarchy. Now at 2 AM or 3 AM Manama local time we found the security forces storming the Lulu square , killing not less than 4 including old man and injuring hundreds who were rushed in to the Salmaniya hospital. 
Here is a video showing police forces cracking down a peaceful march at the Lulu square.

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Opéra Bouffe. Κυβέρνηση. Θέαμα
Ομιλία του πρωθυπουργού Γ. Παπανδρέου σε εκδήλωση του Economic Club της Νέας Υόρκης στις 23 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010:

«Το Δημόσιο διαθέτει ακίνητη περιουσία, η αξία της οποίας υπερβαίνει τα 270 δισ. – ποσό που περίπου ισούται με το δημόσιο χρέος της χώρας. Τα ακίνητα αυτά παραμένουν, ως επί το πλείστον, ανεκμετάλλευτα. Για τον λόγο αυτό, ξεκινούμε ένα φιλόδοξο πρόγραμμα, που εφαρμόζεται σε ένα ευρύτατο φάσμα τομέων, όπως μεταφορές, ενέργεια, τηλεπικοινωνίες, ακίνητα, ΔΕΚΟ και τράπεζες, μέσω απ’ ευθείας πώλησης, υπογραφής σύμβασης παραχώρησης, δημόσιου διαγωνισμού, ιδιωτικοποιήσεων, στρατηγικών συνεργασιών ή χρηματοοικονομικών εταιρειών συμμετοχικού κεφαλαίου – εταιρειών “holding”».
Ε, λοιπόν: «Με καθυστέρηση τεσσάρων ημερών κι αφού πρώτα «έστησε» έναν επικοινωνιακό καβγά με την τρόικα, η κυβέρνηση χθες ομολόγησε ότι είχε συμφωνήσει μαζί της το πωλητήριο δημόσιας περιουσίας μέχρι το ύψος των 50 δισ. και ότι έστησε τον καβγά επειδή έσπευσε η τρόικα να ανακοινώσει τη συμφωνία πριν από αυτήν…» (Πάνος Σιώκος στην «Ε 15.02.11»)
Η Κομισιόν, αδειάζοντας την κυβέρνηση για τις αντιδράσεις της: «όλα ήταν συμφωνημένα» και μάλιστα «στην επίτευξη της συμφωνίας δεν υπήρξε κανένα πρόβλημα».
Ναι, αλλά δια στόματος κ. Πεταλωτή, υπήρχε λόγος: «Είναι δική μας απόφαση να βάλουμε στόχο τα 50 δισ. Κι ακριβώς επειδή την ανακοίνωσαν οι εκπρόσωποι της τρόικας υπήρξε αυτή η αντίδραση της ελληνικής κυβέρνησης. Δεν έχουν κανένα δικαίωμα να ανακοινώνουν αποφάσεις της ελληνικής κυβέρνησης, άλλος είναι ο ρόλος τους. Αν η ανακοίνωση γινόταν από την κυβέρνηση θα υπήρχε και συζήτηση στο υπουργικό συμβούλιο και διαβούλευση».
Αριστούργημα: Μετά τη συνέντευξη της τρόικας, αιφνιδιασμένοι οι υπουργοί ρωτούσαν δημοσιογράφους (!) αν η εξαγγελία του ΔΝΤ ήταν απόφαση της κυβέρνησης ή ελέχθη χωρίς την έγκρισή της. («Καθημερινή 15.02.11)»
Κεντρική γραμμή «αμύνης» έδωσε ο ίδιος ο πρωθυπουργός. Σε σύσκεψη στην Ιπποκράτους, φέρεται να τόνισε στους παρευρισκομένους σοσιαλιστικούς εγκέφαλους Μ. Καρχιμάκη, Ρεγ. Βάρτζελη, Κ. Θέο, ότι «δεν υπάρχει περίπτωση πώλησης ελληνικής γης».
O κ. Γ. Πεταλωτής «διευκρινίζει»:
είναι δική μας απόφαση η αξιοποίηση της δημόσιας περιουσίας μέχρι 50 δισ. ευρώκαι γι’ αυτό η στάση των εκπροσώπων της τρόικας ήταν απαράδεκτη. Είναι άλλος ο ρόλος τους και δεν έχουν κανένα δικαίωμα να ανακοινώνουν αποφάσεις της κυβέρνησης. Επιστήσαμε πολλές φορές την προσοχή τους σε αυτό, υπερέβησαν το μέτρο, και υπήρχε η ανάλογη αντίδραση»

Τετάρτη, 16 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

Απόψεις σχετικά με την σημειωτική των χαρτονομισμάτων ..

Για να καταλάβει κάποιος πόσο ύπουλη και πρόστυχη ήταν η μεθόδευση αυτή, θα πρέπει να σκεφτεί με τον εξής πονηρό τρόπο. Ποιο κράτος και ποια οικονομία υποτίθεται "μιμείται" η ενιαία Ευρώπη; Τις ΗΠΑ. Τι νόμισμα έχουν οι ΗΠΑ; Το δολάριο. Το μικρότερης αξίας από το Ευρώ δολάριο. Τα χαρτονομίσματα όμως των ΗΠΑ έχουν μια συγκεκριμένη λογική. Το χαρτονόμισμα του ενός δολαρίου δεν διαφέρει ούτε στη σχεδιαστική του λογική ούτε στο μέγεθος από το εκατοδόλαρο. Μόνον στα πρόσωπα των προέδρων που απεικονίζονται πάνω σ' αυτά διαφέρουν. Γιατί; Για να προστατεύεται η αξία του νομίσματος. Για να προστατεύεται η αγορά από τους κερδοσκόπους. Για να αποτελεί την πρώτη γραμμή άμυνας του Αμερικανού καταναλωτή.

Στο χαρτονόμισμα του ενός δολαρίου βρίσκεται η άμυνα του Αμερικανού καταναλωτή απέναντι στις κερδοσκοπικές δυνάμεις της αμερικανικής αγοράς. Αυτό συνδέεται με την καθημερινότητά του. Ο Αμερικανός αντιλαμβάνεται την πορεία της οικονομίας από τη δύναμη αυτού του χαρτονομίσματος. Από τη σχέση του με το μεροκάματο. Από τη σχέση του με τη βενζίνη. Από τη σχέση του με το κρέας. Από αυτήν τη σχέση κρίνει κυβερνήσεις και οικονομικές πολιτικές. Δεν το δίνει εύκολα. Δεν αφήνει να το εξευτελίσουν οι κερδοσκόποι. Με σέντς γύρω από το δολάριο "παίζουν" οι αυξήσεις. Αυτά να σέντς ανεβάζουν και κατεβάζουν κυβερνήσεις. Στην Ευρώπη όλα αυτά δεν υπάρχουν, γιατί απλούστατα επιδιώκονταν άλλα πράγματα. Επιδιωκόταν να παραδοθούν τα πάντα στους κερδοσκόπους.
Αυτά τα οποία συνέφεραν τους Αμερικανούς στις ΗΠΑ, δεν τους συνέφεραν στην Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση. Αυτά τα οποία "θωράκιζαν" τον αμερικανικό λαό στις ΗΠΑ, δεν επιθυμούσαν να τα "μεταφέρουν" στην Ευρώπη. Τους Ευρωπαίους οι Αμερικανοί τους ήθελαν "αθωράκιστους" και άρα ευάλωτους στη λεηλασία των κερδοσκόπων. Γι' αυτόν τον λόγο ακολουθήθηκε αυτή η ύπουλη τακτική στον σχεδιασμό του ευρωπαϊκού νομίσματος. Τα πάντα έγιναν με στόχο να σπάσουν οι όποιες άμυνες θα μπορούσαν να δημιουργηθούν. Ακόμα και το χαρτονόμισμα των πέντε Ευρώ, το οποίο ισοδυναμεί με έξι σχεδόν δολάρια, δεν μπορεί ν' αποτελέσει άμυνα. Σε μια φτωχή οικονομία, όπως η Ελληνική, όπου η άμυνα ήταν το πεντακοσάρικο και άρα το ενάμιση περίπου Ευρώ, σήμερα δεν μπορεί να κάνει άμυνα ούτε το πεντάευρω με την τριπλάσια σχεδόν αξία.

US uses terror to dirvert attention from Egypt and Tunisia

US uses terror to dirvert attention from Egypt and Tunisia
Second victim of Mojahedin Khalq (MKO, MEK, NCRI, Rajavi cult)Terror campain died in hospital

Mohammad Mokhtary son of Ismail, 22 years old, the second victim of Washington backed Mojahedin Khalq (MKO, MEK, NCRI, Rajavi cult) Terrorist died in Hospital. over 10 people are still in hospital. the first victim was Sane Jale who died after Mojahedin Khalq terrorists team opened fire on bystanders on Monday

Τρίτη, 15 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

Bahrain police fire at protesters

Opposition group suspends parliamentary participation after another person is killed in firing at funeral procession.
At least one person has been killed and several others injured after riot police in Bahrain opened fire at protesters holding a funeral service for a man killed during protests in the kingdom a day earlier.
Fadhel Ali Almatrook was hit with bird-shotgun in the capital, Manama, on Tuesday morning, Maryam Alkhawaja, head of foreign relations at the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, told Al Jazeera.
"This morning the protesters were walking from the hospital to the cemetery and they got attacked by the riot police," Alkhawaja said.
"Thousands of people are marching in the streets, demanding the removal of the regime - police fired tear gas and bird shot, using excessive force - that is why people got hurt."
At least 25 people were reported to have been treated for injuries in hospital.
An Al Jazeera correspondent in Bahrain, who cannot be named for his own safety, said that police were taking a very heavy handed approach towards the protesters.
"Police fired on the protesters this morning, but they showed very strong resistance," our correspondent said.
"It seems like the funeral procession was allowed to continue, but police are playing a cat-and-mouse game with the protesters."

Anti-government protests kill one in Iran

Thousants of protesters battled security forces in Tehran Feb. 14, leaving at least one dead. Amid clouds of tear gas fired by police and pro-government militiamen, the protesters marched down a central boulevard shouting "Death to the dictator," "We are all together," and "Down with Taliban, in Cairo and Tehran!" Dozens were arrested for participating in the banned rally. Similar protests and clashes are reported from Isfahan and Shiraz. (WP, Feb. 15)

The US State Department has begun sending Twitter messages to Iranians in Parsi, alluding to the "historic role" social media played in the 2009 post-election protests. On the Twitter account USAdarFarsi, the State Department said it "recognizes historic role of social media among Iranians We want to join in your conversations." Another tweet read: "#Iran has shown that the activities it praised Egyptians for it sees as illegal, illegitimate for its own people." And a third: "US calls on #Iran to allow people to enjoy same universal rights to peacefully assemble, demonstrate as in Cairo."

In the Iranian capital Tehran, anti-government groups, including members of the anti-Iran terrorist group Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO), have staged riots, killing one person. The rioters opened fire on bystanders on Monday, leaving several other people injured as well, Fars news agency reported.  Iranian Deputy Police Chief Brigadier-General Ahmad Reza Radan told reporters on Tuesday that nine security forces were among the injured.  He went on to say that several people were also arrested in the Monday riots.  This came as small groups of supporters of defeated presidential candidates Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi gathered in parts of the Iranian capital. The opposition had asked for permission to hold a public rally "in support of the people in Tunisia and Egypt” but the Iranian government refused to give permission and declared all such rallies illegal. The Iranian government said that no more demos were needed as the Iranian people already expressed their solidarity with the Egyptians and Tunisians on February 11 on the sidelines of rallies marking the 32nd anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution.  Meanwhile, counter-demonstrations were held to denounce the move by the opposition to disrupt public order, and condemn the riots by the supporters of the defeated candidates.  This is while the US government has once again voiced support for anti-government moves in Iran.