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 Thomas Friedman on the Middle East0 comments
10 Apr 2002 @ 19:44, by ming. Violence, War
I was just listening to an interview on the Charlie Rose show on public TV with Thomas Friedman who's a columnist for the New York Times and an expert and analyst concerning the Middle East. It is the first time for a long time I've heard somebody give such a knowledgable and balanced view. This man really knows what he is talking about, he is very good at making it clear, and he manages not to take sides. Read his latest column. You might need to register to read online content from New York Times.  More >

 Eyewitness report from Ramallah0 comments
picture3 Apr 2002 @ 17:33, by ming. Violence, War
It makes me sick to read about the travesties going on in the Israeli occupied areas in Palestine. Below is a report from an American student visiting Ramallah, plus some comments. It is from this site. Very depressing. Although, a somewhat positive news item from today, if you read a little further is:

"Today, between 5,000 and 6,000 people -- Israeli peace activists, Palestinians in Israel and Palestinian MK's in the Israeli Knesset -- marched to the Kalandia checkpoint, with several aims:

1. To ensure that urgently needed aid people here had collected - medicines and food - would enter Ramallah.

2. For the Palestinians, to try to enter Ramallah, breaking the military closure around the city and protesting against the curfew and occupation;

3. To protest America's open support for the clearly illegal occupation, and re-assault in the West Bank. "  More >

 I ACCUSE, by Baruch Kimmerling0 comments
picture4 Mar 2002 @ 15:39, by ming. Violence, War
Below is a brief declaration by Baruch Kimmerling, a professor of sociology at Hebrew University and author of "Zionism and Territory". Yes, more people need to speak up, to have any hope for peace in that region, I think.  More >

 Of course the people don't want war ...1 comment
picture4 Dec 2001 @ 00:59, by ming. Violence, War
"Why of course the people don't want war ... But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship ...Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger."

--Hermann Goering, Nazi leader, at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II  More >

 Afghan female general criticizes western feminists0 comments
28 Nov 2001 @ 23:33, by ming. Violence, War
Afghanistan keeps being a surprising place. Here's an article about a female Afghan general, Suhaila Siddiq, who's also a medical doctor. She doesn't seem to have much respect for people in the west who according to her are making issues out of the wrong things about the situation of Afghan women.

 $50 billion to rebuild Afghanistan0 comments
picture21 Nov 2001 @ 15:29, by ming. Violence, War
U.N. estimates for the cost of turning Afghanistan into a functioning country again ranges between 14 and 46 billion U.S. dollars. Article
here. The European Union and Saudi Arabia and Japan, as well as the United States, are leading the campaign, and will probably be part of financing it.  More >

 Bin Laden makes media offer
picture18 Oct 2001 @ 10:33, by sindy. Violence, War
The prime suspect in the US terror attacks, Osama Bin Laden, has reportedly offered to answer a series of questions fielded by Western and Middle Eastern journalists.
A spokesman claiming to represent Bin Laden's al-Qaeda network made the offer to the US television station CNN and Qatar-based Arabic network al-Jazeera.  More >

 In the minds of suicide bombers61 comments
picture13 Oct 2001 @ 14:13, by ming. Violence, War
An interesting glimpse into the culture of suicide bombers:
It is from WorldNetDaily, which is a rightwing christian news source that I'll always take with a grain of salt, but this looks useful. Kindergarten kids are taught the virtues of killing their enemies. And if you do you are a martyr, bringing great pride to your family. And, this is the kicker: there will be 72 pristinely beautiful virgins waiting for you in heaven, and you can have sex with them all day, and you will lie on fine soft carpets and receive their delights forever, just because you're a great martyr. Wow, that's juice enough to screw up the mind of any young teenage boy.  More >

 Fundamentalist Quiz2 comments
12 Oct 2001 @ 18:03, by ming. Violence, War
Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and Usama bin Laden seem to have a whole lot in common. Take the quiz and see if you can identify statements by each of these prominent fanatics.

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 Looking Deeper4 comments
19 Sep 2001 @ 02:34, by ming. Violence, War

Many messages are being circulated, with calls for healing, peace, compassion; with condolences and sympathy; with information about possible causes, reasons, etc. Many emotions are being expressed. Anger, fear, indifference, compassion, love.

I can't possibly forward all that people have asked me to forward, but I will again include a few messages below that I find to be of value.

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