Lets start with the headline shall we?
Armed Christians and Muslims clash after Nigeria killings
Gee looks like both sides are hammering each other there eh?
Maybe the sub heading contains more info?
Pastor and five others shot in raids on churches while explosions 300 miles away claim 32 victims
Now If I were a casual reader Id assume the “pastor and 5 others” are the Christian casualties and the explosions were muslim, otherwise the headline is deceptive right?
Clashes broke out between armed Christian and Muslim groups near the central Nigerian city of Jos yesterday after Christmas Eve bombings in the region killed more than 30 people.
Strange, Christians bombing at Christmas time…?
The tensions are rooted in decades of resentment between indigenous groups, mostly Christian or animist, who are vying for control of fertile farmlands and for economic and political power with mostly Muslim migrants and settlers from the north.
Such a deliberate use of passive words, “migrants”, “settlers”, Still they must all be the same because they are all black, right Mr Guardian writer? If it was ANY white nationality “who are vying for control of fertile farmlands and for economic and political power with mostly white migrants and settlers from the north.” the Guardian would be calling it an invasion and colonialism.
Heres a hint Mr Guardian man, Not all “darkies” are the same, much the same as not all “whities”, “Slant eyes”, or “Curry munchers”.
Your soft racism is nothing of the sort, its just as vile as a neo-nazi knucklehead or KKK man, just expressed in neutral language.
In the north of the country, dozens of armed men attacked a church on Christmas Eve, dragging the pastor out of his home and shooting him dead along with two young choristers rehearsing for a late-night carol service.
“dozens of armed men”, any clue on what motivated this execution of a religious man? If the old South African regime had hauled out Desmond Tutu and shot him dead would they just have been “dozens of armed men” with nothing more said?
The group of about 30 attackers armed with guns and knives also killed two people who were passing by the Victory Baptist church in Maiduguri.
Ahhh, this must be the christian mob….
The assailants left after torching the church and pastor’s house.
Oh, maybe not….
Still Im sure there is some Christian violence mentioned, or the headline is a farce, surely?
At the other end of the city, Reverend Haskanda Jessu of the Church of Christ in Nigeria said three men attacked his church, killing a 60-year-old security guard.
Oh ok then….
Read the whole article at the top link, there is NOTHING like a clash, instead there is one group being repeatedly attacked by another, but in the world of a Guardian writer there is no identifying characteristic of the attacking group… Madness.
A google search with the terms Nigeria Christians attack, comes up with pages of attacks on Christians there, What group could possibly be involved?
Bastards, pure asshole bastards.
Screaming woman publicly flogged by laughing policemen in shocking video from Sudan
Its possible the offence was wearing trousers under her burqa, so 53 lashes, delivered by a laughing thug in public for wearing jeans?
Islam is a mental disorder.
Hey, who doesn’t love a good game show? And what’s a game show without prizes?
And the prizes in Somalia? Food? Medicines? A well?
The winners of a quiz organised by Somali Islamists have been given weapons and ammunition as prizes.
Prizes included AK-47 assault rifles, hand grenades and an anti-tank mine.
Flicked on CNN. Generally positive “analysis” about the Soccer World Cup to be held in South Africa next year. The question of security came up, namely safety for the fans. No worries, should all be fine. Measures have been taken.
Well, considering South Africa, since Mandela’s (de Clerk’s) thingamagigamy, lauded by the powers that be as a great positive step, has a comparable murder rate to, say, Iraq, can we be so sure?
Surely we can. But wouldn’t that take the MSM to admit Iraq is a success, just as they laud South Africa’s?
It’s quaint. Mandela was a a former terrorist, and is now the darling of the Western media. Bush was a Yale and Harvard graduate, was heavily involved in baseball and energy production, yet is a pariah of the Western media.
Oh dear, the poor bloke, and just what would you put on his headstone? Read the rest of this entry »
Well, anecdotally, I heard this argument years ago. That being, say you have a bloke in Africa making T-shirts. He employs a bunch of folks who in turn support a whole bunch of other folks. But then the West, in the guise of aid, sends over a whole bunch of T-shirts thus putting the local guy out of business. A little while down the track, more T-shirts are needed but the local business is no more and thus Africa has to beg for more aid – a vicious cycle thus ensues.
Well now a top African economist, Dambisa Moyo, has come out basically blasting the West for its 50 years or so of ‘help’. It’s all in her new book, Dead Aid.
…Moyo illuminates the way in which overreliance on aid has trapped developing nations in a vicious circle of aid dependency, corruption, market distortion, and further poverty, leaving them with nothing but the “need” for more aid.
And it had Bono flying off the handle recently. Not at Moyo, but at a Ugandan journalist called Andrew Mwenda who was also arguing a similar case.
The good thing is that Moyo does offer solutions to Africa’s troubled plight. Having not read the book, Bing hopes part of that solution includes industrialising the African continent; something, as highlighted in The Great Global Warming Swindle, many Western environmentalists have been critical of.
While most of the pedantic, two-dimensional, inside-the-box-thinking, conservative political hacks are touting Tom Ridge for the slot (Not a bad guy, but…), David Freddoso notes a far superior choice has been proposed: The Republican Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin.
I believe this is a truly inspired idea. Gov. Palin ran as an anti-corruption outsider, and handily defeated a corrupt and entrenched Republican political machine. Plus, at 44, she would almost totally wipe the “age issue” McCain has off the slate, and since Obama is only two years her senior, there is no way they could attack her for her youth and inexperience: She has much more executive experience than Senator Obama has.
Not to mention the fact that, she’s a gorgeous woman who exudes mass quantities of charisma…
and has a super-solid family life.
Dibs on the eldest daughter! LOL!
This inspired choice would allow McCain to actually capitalize on his “maverick” persona, as Gov. Palin shook Alaska politics to the core: She’s a charming, charismatic woman, but she can also play with the big boys and kick ass.
What say ye?
UPDATE: Things are looking optimistic!
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The RAND corporation: Current U.S. strategy against the terrorist group al Qaida has not been successful in significantly undermining the group’s capabilities, according to a new RAND Corporation study issued today.
Hmmm. So why this? Al Quaeda forced outta Iraq, limps down to the fertile grounds of Africa.
Meanwhile, and from the same page, this: The most common way that terrorist groups end — 43 percent — was via a transition to the political process. However, the possibility of a political solution is more likely if the group has narrow goals, rather than a broad, sweeping agenda like al Qaida possesses.
Hmm, so then what?
The second most common way that terrorist groups end — 40 percent — was through police and intelligence services either apprehending or killing the key leaders of these groups. Policing is especially effective in dealing with terrorists because police have a permanent presence in cities that enables them to efficiently gather information, (RAND’s study’s lead author, Seth) Jones said.
No shit Sherlock. What do you think the US et al has been doing the past five years? Sheesh.
“HARARE, ZIMBABWE — It has come to this: Zimbabwe is about to run out of the paper to print money on.”
…………….LOLZ!!!!! A Half-Billion Dollar Bill! LOLZ!!!!!…………….
Wonder what the exchange rate is? That half-billion Zimbabwean will get you US $0.0268!
Holy. living. fuck.
Via The Corner.
How hard do you think the leftards will come down on this guy?
“No. It will not do. Even as we see African states refusing to take action to restore something resembling civilisation in Zimbabwe, the begging bowl for Ethiopia is being passed around to us, yet again. It is nearly 25 years since Ethiopia’s (and Bob Geldof’s) famous Feed The World campaign, and in that time Ethiopia’s population has grown from 33.5 million to 78 million today.
So why on earth should I do anything to encourage further catastrophic demographic growth in that country? Where is the logic? There is none. To be sure, there are two things saying that logic doesn’t count.
One is my conscience, and the other is the picture, yet again, of another wide-eyed child, yet again, gazing, yet again, at the camera, which yet again, captures the tragedy of . . .
Sorry. My conscience has toured this territory on foot and financially. Unlike most of you, I have been to Ethiopia; like most of you, I have stumped up the loot to charities to stop starvation there. The wide-eyed boy-child we saved, 20 years or so ago, is now a priapic, Kalashnikov-bearing hearty, siring children whenever the whim takes him.
There is, no doubt a good argument why we should prolong this predatory and dysfunctional economic, social and sexual system; but I do not know what it is. There is, on the other hand, every reason not to write a column like this.
It will win no friends, and will provoke the self-righteous wrath of, well, the self-righteous, letter-writing wrathful, a species which never fails to contaminate almost every debate in Irish life with its sneers and its moral superiority. It will also probably enrage some of the finest men in Irish life, like John O’Shea, of Goal; and the Finucane brothers, men whom I admire enormously. So be it.
But, please, please, you self-righteously wrathful, spare me mention of our own Famine, with this or that lazy analogy. There is no comparison. Within 20 years of the Famine, the Irish population was down by 30pc. Over the equivalent period, thanks to western food, the Mercedes 10-wheel truck and the Lockheed Hercules, Ethiopia’s has more than doubled.”
My mother’s side of our family – Daugherty is mom’s maiden name – were Irish potato famine refugees. I can attest to the event only a few generations removed. People died eating grass and strips of leather in Ireland! Curiously, Bob Geldof was not there to raise money for them, so those who could left… and those who couldn’t died, or barely survived.
This article is almost inhumanly harsh, but it’s right on the money. Expect faux outrage and crocodile tears from all of the usual suspects.
HARARE, Zimbabwe — The U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe says about 200 people are seeking refuge at the American embassy in the capital.
James McGee said by phone Thursday that the group was from the opposition headquarters in Harare. Opposition supporters have been coming under attack from supporters of President Robert Mugabe.
Riot police were seen at the embassy as well as people with small bundles of possessions. Police said they did not have immediate comment.
McGee said embassy officials were working with humanitarian organizations to find accommodation for the group.
More than 300 opposition supporters who sought refuge at the South African embassy last week were taken to a camp outside the capital.
Wonder if Bobbie Mugabe, will make the mistake of breaking into the U.S. Embassy, as his Persian friends once did.
Carter the Eunuch did nothing. If Bobbie chooses to do so in the final days of Bush II, let us hope Bush finally rids the world of Bobby Mugabe.
I’d be sadly disappointed if Bush did nothing.
Mugabe: The Anti-Mandela/ Pajamas Media
Hey, I have a hell of an idea. Why don’t we let the U.N. handl…ahhh, never mind.
Nice jacket, isn’t it? The world does nothing, BUT watch.
|UN fails to agree on calling Zimbabwe vote illegitimate|
Zimbabwe’s neighbours increased diplomatic pressure on Robert Mugabe on Wednesday night as Nelson Mandela, the former South African president, broke years of silence to describe Zimbabwe’s crisis as a “tragic failure of leadership”.
He described Zimbabwe in the context of some of the world’s enduring disasters, saying: “Nearer to home we had seen the outbreak of violence against fellow Africans in our own country and the tragic failure of leadership in our neighbouring Zimbabwe,” and implored younger generations to “rid the world of such suffering”.
Robert Mugabe is murdering, starving and brutalising his people in the run-up to the presidential elections next week, says Peter Oborne. We should act now to prevent civil war and ethnic cleansing
Ten years ago the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan set out a new international doctrine. Annan declared that the world was looking forward to what he called ‘a new century of human rights’.
For the United Nations, declared Annan, this meant an entirely new way of doing things. ‘No government,’ he declared, ‘has the right to hide behind national sovereignty in order to violate the human rights or fundamental freedoms of its peoples.
‘Whether a person belongs to the minority or the majority, that person’s human rights and fundamental freedoms are sacred.’
Well, get on with it Brit’s, we are tied up right now…You can do it. Better yet, convince Kofi to get it done. After all, counting the money you stuffed in pockets, from the UN…has to get boring.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) – President Robert Mugabe said Friday that his supporters are ready to fight if the opposition wins an upcoming presidential runoff election, hardening the rhetoric of a campaign that already has seen widespread violence against government opponents.
“I’m even prepared to join the fight,” the 84-year-old Mugabe told a conference of his party’s youth wing.
I can’t help liking elephants, and I was delighted to receive from India a silk tie with a pattern of these huge and benevolent beasts, raising their trunks in the traditional gesture which means ‘Good morning and good luck’. I once had a beautiful alabaster elephant, made in Benares in the early 20th century, coloured golden yellow and red. Originally in its howdah had reposed the stately squatting figure of Lord Curzon, when viceroy. But time and tide had removed his Lordship, and in due course a dusting fall broke the saluting trunk. Finally, a riotous Old Etonian, while admiring the piece and boasting to me how many OEs had been viceroys, dropped it on the fireplace tiles and it had to be binned. Curzon himself once lamented, ‘Everything really nice always gets broken by careless servants’, but in this case the vandal was a former Captain of Boats.
John Donne, in his ‘Progress of the Soul’, hails ‘Nature’s great masterpiece, the Elephant’, adding ‘The only harmless great thing’. Well, this may be generally true of the Indian elephant, docile, biddable, hard-working, faithful and affectionate — its intimate and loving relationship with its mahout (known as an oozie in Burma) is akin to marriage. But even an Indian elephant can be dangerous when in must, as we remember from that dark and touching essay by George Orwell, recounting the occasion when he was required to kill one of the great, patient beasts, already recovering from its fit, simply to ‘save face’ and satisfy the expectant villagers. This was when he was an officer in the Burmese police. Would that this wise and saintly man were ruling Burma today!
The men who pulled up in three white pickup trucks were looking for Patson Chipiro, head of the Zimbabwean opposition party in Mhondoro district. His wife, Dadirai, told them he was in Harare but would be back later in the day, and the men departed.
An hour later they were back. They grabbed Mrs Chipiro and chopped off one of her hands and both her feet. Then they threw her into her hut, locked the door and threw a petrol bomb through the window.
The killing last Friday – one of the most grotesque atrocities committed by Robert Mugabe’s regime since independence in 1980 – was carried out on a wave of worsening brutality before the run-off presidential elections in just over two weeks. It echoed the activities of Foday Sankoh, the rebel leader in the Sierra Leone civil war that ended in 2002, whose trade-mark was to chop off hands and feet.
Zimbabwe party: Military plotting to kill leader
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Zimbabwe’s opposition party accused the country’s military Monday of plotting to assassinate the group’s presidential candidate using snipers.
The Movement for Democratic Change said Morgan Tsvangirai planned to return to Zimbabwe to contest the June 27 runoff election once security measures are in place to protect him against the alleged assassination plot. The opposition says it received details of the alleged plot on Saturday as Tsvangirai was on his way to the airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, to return home.
“The assassination plot involves snipers,” party Secretary-General Tendai Biti told The Associated Press after a news conference in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. He said 18 snipers were involved in the alleged plot.
“It is the military (plotting), the JOC (Joint Operational Command) that has been running the country” since Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, lost March 29 elections to Tsvangirai. “I cannot speak (more) of that because it would put a lot of lives at risk,” Biti said.
In the final segment, the human rights activist tells correspondent Jonathan Gelbart what he thinks about the pernicious claim that Israel is an “apartheid state.”