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Israel and Iran love each other!

Israel and Iran love each other!

(at least the 99% over there)

Revolution

This is Ronny, and on his Facebook page he wrote (or israelovesiran.com):

Israel loves Iran

Israel loves Iran

«To the Iranian people, to all the fathers, mothers, children, brothers and sisters

For there to be a war between us, first we must be afraid of each other, we must hate. I’m not afraid of you, I don’t hate you. I don t even know you. No Iranian ever did me no harm. I never even met an Iranian. Just one in Paris in a museum. Nice dude.

I see sometime here, on the TV, an Iranian. He is talking about war. I’m sure he does not represent all the people of Iran. If you see someone on your TV talking about bombing you – be sure he does not represent all of us.

I’m not an official representative of my country. I m a father and a teacher. I know the streets of my town, I talk with my neighbors, my family, my students, my friends and in the name of all these people, we love you. We mean you no harm. On the contrary, we want to meet, have some coffee and talk about sports.

To all those who feel the same, share this message and help it reach the Iranian people. Ronny, tel aviv»

48 hours after Ronny posted the page (March 19th) he got answers from Iranians. As I write this (March 24th), he got over 30’500 likes. Here it is another campaign with over 6500 likes already:

Peace fingers

Peace fingers

Wow! I love to imagine how revolution spreads to Iran (again), from the Arabs to the Jews, finally to the christian and hindu world. All ending in one big r-evol-ution. Has it really started, the myth of 2012? The Change? Is evolution to bring mind on a new level? Families to unite over interreligious borders? Bringing peace to the Middle East? Nationalism is dead. It has to be!

Be tolerant! | Minaret ban – embarrassed to be a swiss

Change in Middle East: Why now?

Change in Middle East: Why now?
Islam wohin? (Gerd Altmann, pixelio.de)

Islam wohin? (Gerd Altmann, pixelio.de)

It’s facinating to see the world’s regions in a kind of likewise status: The fear of Islam and migration gave us a distinctive shift to the right, with a result of xenophobic politics and things like the initiative for a minarett ban. The sudden popularity of nationalism amd rassism surprised politicians and intellectuals. Now is the same thing in the Middle East: Politicians, despots and intellectuals are surprised how fast peaceful protests spread all over the region. The global public was not aware how near the tipping points were and are. Me included.

So the questions coming up: Who benefits from the situation? And why now?

I think the economic crisis plays a major role in the game. Costs of living are rising everywhere. And like my father alway said: You can deny your people food or the right to speak – but not both. And the crisis took the food (through price increase) – so people stand up, where they cannot speak (or are not heard).

Then, if one would belive in conspiracies, it could be a modern kind of scorched earth policy: If we cannot have them, nobody should have them – where nobody is China. China can can get economic control – what it will – but not political anymore, because the corrupt leaders are gone. If a country becomes democratic, it becomes self-determined. You can control a despot in a direct manner, but not a democracy: Berlusconi cannot control Italy like Gadhaffi can do in Lybia.

So if the economic crisis is a contingency like 9/11, then it was damn good luck for the neoliberals, always in the right time. First a long game of dominating the Middle East, which was control though a kind of balance of force (terror vs repression). When it got to dangerous, the USA made its threat real to gain balance again: We CAN shoot! But the islamic world was not terrorized. The attempt to conquer Iraq followed, politically possible because of 9/11: Democracy through a military strategy. Then the crisis, government depts, new credits, austerity policies, price increases, you know the stuff.

Trend (Gerd Altmann, pixelio.de)

Trend (Gerd Altmann, pixelio.de)

Everything is, if not good, perfect for the neoliberals. Either way to redistribute money from down upwards, to gain profit in other ways or to buy stability and control. If it works like this the crisis was a high price, yes, but the bill is paid by you and me. Banks get our money through old-age provisions, make governments to need money, lend it, and we pay the interest for our own money throuigh taxes. And they get all the transaction fees. Crappy game.

However, I wish the New World Movement will be as «lucky» in the next decades as the Neoliberals were in the last. It’s facinating to see that not only the powerful can play the claviature of fear! I bet the cumulative fear of all regimes right now is a global record. Satisfactory to see the masses stay calm allthou they get shot at and that thugs cannot seed riots. All together I think it’s a sign and the world is not the same anymore, inshallah!

Exklusives Video: Erschiessung von Zivilisten mit einer 30mm-Kanone – live!

Exklusives Video: Erschiessung von Zivilisten mit einer 30mm-Kanone – live!

Wenn wir es nicht schaffen, dem ganzen Irrsinn ein Ende zu setzen, wird das wohl in einigen Jahren eine der Überschriften sein, mit denen Medien um Quoten kämpfen. Nichts desto trotz kann man es heute schon sehen – auf Wikileaks. Die Site versucht aufzudecken, was Konzerne und Behörden zu verschleiern versuchen.

Bei diesem Zwischenfall im Irak 2007 waren unter den Opfern auch zwei Reuters-Mitarbeiter. Zwei Kinder wurden verletzt, als ihr Vater einem verwundeten Reporter helfen wollte. Vater und Reporter wurden dabei erschossen. Das als geheim klassifizierte Video wurde nun am 5.4.2010 auf Wikileaks veröffentlicht:

Offizielle Homepage des Wikileaks-Spezialprojekts: www.collateralmurder.com. Das ungeschnittene Video (38 Min) ist hier zu finden.

Es spritzt kein Blut wie in gängigen Filmen, es sind keine Geschlechtsteile zu sehen, das Video sollte jugendfrei sein. Also keine Angst beim Hinschauen, es ist nichts zu sehen! Man kann sich nur vorstellen, wie ein 30mm-Geschoss einen Körper zerfetzt. Cool aus einem Helikopter, rechnergesteuert treffsicher aus vielen hundert Metern Entfernung. Hübsch, nicht? Was Technik alles kann, faszinierend.

Kein Wunder, dass Völker, wirtschaftlich und militärisch dermassen dominiert und in ihren eigenen Interessen übergangen, sich zur Wehr setzen. Und wie sollten sie das tun, wenn nicht mit Guerilliataktik, Terrorismus und Fanatismus als Mittel des Zusammenhalts?

Immerhin hat das Video nach einer Woche bereits 5.5 Mio Aufrufe. Es scheint mir sinnlos, auf diesem einzelnen Fall herumzureiten, aber er zeigt Eindrücklich die Realität des Menschseins, die nach wie vor animalisch ist: «Nice shot – Yeah, got them…» Auch nach zehn Jahren sind wir noch nicht im dritten Jahrtausend angekommen – obwohl heute in zehn Jahren soviel passiert wie früher in einem ganzen Jahrtausend.

Unterstützen wir Wikileaks! Zur Zeit wohl die beste Plattform für unbequeme Wahrheiten, seit wir auf den heute quotendominierten Journalismus nicht mehr zählen dürfen.

Ich will nicht parteisch sein. Im Krieg ist kein Soldat zimperlich, hier werden 9 Marines umgebracht:

Krieg ist eine hochdynamische Angelegenheit, Entscheidungen auf Leben und Tod müssen in kürzester Zeit gefällt werden – Fehler passieren da früher oder später. Manchmal erwischt es so auch die eigenen, Remote-War sei dank:

Krieg ist so ein verdammtes Scheissbusiness – ausser für die Ökonomie – dass ich nicht verstehen kann, weshalb Arbeiter und Bauern nicht die fettgefressenen Machthaber aufeinander hetzen, die ja das ganze Trallalla anzetteln. Das System Krieg ist so unzulänglich, dass man es um jeden Preis vermeiden sollte! Mindestens so lange, wie die Andern nicht anderer Meinung sind, nicht war?

Dream about Iran

Dream about Iran

(or about any other big crude oil deliverer)

Close your eyes (well, after reading) and imagine the following.

Sweet Mullah in chief would state:

  • We have no nuclear material to build weapons – come and see.
  • We have no plants to make poison gas – come and see.
  • We even have no missiles to transport such things – come and see.
  • We don’t treat our opposition like lifestock – come and see.
  • We respect human rights – come and see.
  • Everyone has one vote, everyone can campaign – come and see.
  • We’d like to be your host – come and test us.
  • And, finally, we’ll sell you our oil in Euros – come and buy!
  • (tell me some more ideas…)

This could change so many things. It would probably be good for European economics. Probably, many other countries would jump on the bandwagon. Surely, it would be bad for the American economy.

America would not be able to find a real reason for an attack to prevent this. Maybe it would fudge an excuse, but nobody would believe it. The ruler ruled out by his own rules!

But, hold on, what’s the saying? Kick an old dog long enough and it will turn around and bite. Also, what about power vacuum? How many inferiority-complex addled people will fill buckets with their drivel? If physics are to be trusted, gallons of the stuff will drool into place.

Then only holy metaphysics can repeal the laws, but on this score all the mystics men and women sucked, till today. Damn, I’m glad I don’t have to make the rules…

Well, yeah – open your eyes, a dream comes back to reality.

Any suggestions to dream on?