Tuesday, December 11, 2007

King George


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Hypocritical friendship


King George departed even before the tumult had died. His helicopter carried him away over the horizon, just as his trusty steed carries the cowboy into the sunset at the end of the movie. At that moment, the speeches in the assembly hall were still going ahead at full blast. Even if Bush wanted to, could he do anything? Is he capable of putting pressure on Israel, in the face of vigorous opposition from the pro-Israel lobby, and especially from the Christian-Evangelist public, to which he himself belongs? Bush is a hypocrite pretending to be everybody’s friend and nobody’s enemy, when in their hearts they know exactly where they stand, and which way they’ll go when the showdown comes, as many Republican leaders have. May God damn it for its subtle treacherous “neutrality” with the world--pretending to be a friend of both God and the world at the same time.

Ted Rudow III,MA
Menlo Park

The power of Arab oil
by Ted Rudow III,MA ( Tedr77Q [at] aol.com )
Monday Dec 10th, 2007

Gadhafi's son Seif al-Islam said the visit, the veteran leader's first to France since 1973, would celebrate "the new relations" between the two countries. The invitation from Paris came after the release of Bulgarian medics imprisoned in Libya on charges of infecting children with HIV/AIDS.

Sarkozy visited Tripoli immediately afterward, overseeing the signing of arms sales and an accord to build a nuclear plant for water desalination, and underscoring Libya's return to respectability after years of isolation.
"Libya is not a small insignificant country. A major player on the oil market, at the crossroads between the Arab and African world, threatened by the advance of Islamism, Tripoli plays a vital role for stability in a part of the world where we have vital interests," the newspaper said. "There is no shame in recognizing that and defending our interests with realism," it added.
The power of Arab oil in contrast to the oil-starved nations of the capitalistic West! The U.S. alone, though it has only eight percent of the world's population, uses 40% of the world's oil, and her rate of use is increasing by nearly ten percent a year, much of which she imports from the Arabs. Europe, too, imports over two-thirds of her oil from the Arabs and uses a large portion of the world's total, and the under-developed Arab states are absolutely oil rich! In fact, Arab oil is making the Arabs one of the richest and most powerful forces on Earth with her hands throttling the throat of an oil-thirsty world!
Ted Rudow III,MA

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