All entries for Thursday 26 January 2006
January 26, 2006
and yet 'Israel and the United States have said they would not deal with a government led by Hamas'. So much for democracy!
We want the Palestinians to elect their representatives! The Palestinians must engage in democracy! But only with people we enjoy dealing with!
The Palestinians have had to negotiate with Likud for many years in between various Labour governments despite the 1996 Likud Party Platform stating quite clearly:
The Jordan River shall be the eastern border of the State of Israel, south of Lake Kinneret. This will be the permanent border between the State of Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
i.e. There will never be a Palestinian state incorporating the West Bank. On top of that, the various Likud PMs have been responsible not just for hundreds but for tens of thousands of Palestinian deaths. Admittedly deaths not caused by such crude methods as suicide bombings, but by Merkavas, Phosphorus bombs, helicopters, napalm etc.
I don't understand why the US and Israel will refuse to deal with Hamas whilst simultaneously expecting any Palestinian to deal with them.
Writing about web page http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/entertainment/news/20060125p2a00m0et037000c.html
I remember reading a news article many months ago stating that Michael Jackson had moved to Bahrain. I joked with my friend Ramzi at the time that he went there to behave like a Saudi Prince: i.e. drive around in his limo looking for young boys with whom to perform lewd acts.
For those of you unfamiliar with the behaviour of Saudi princes abroad, let me elaborate. Firstly, I'm not going to paint them all with a broad brush. There are plenty of Saudi Emirs who give plenty to charity, who perform all their Islamic duties exactly as they should and who are generally good people. Then there are some hypocritical Saudi Princes who, while in Saudi, prayed the requisit amount, go on Hajj every year, protest women driving because it is "unislamic" and then go on holiday regularly to London, to Paris, to New York, to Bahrain and spend the most lavish sums of money on high-class whores, on shopping for their wives and, in some cases, cruising the streets of Bahrain with their Saudi plates looking for young men. And I mean young men in the Ancient Greek since: boys who are not yet ready to shave. Their behaviour makes me sick and the fact that poverty exists in Saudi is a crime against the Saudi people, against humanity and against Islam. But this rant can be continued later.
Now "Wacko" appears to be exporting his familiar brand of Weird ShitŪ to Bahrain.
Pop star Michael Jackson took a shopping trip to a Bahrain mall Wednesday, covering himself in a black abaya robe traditionally warn by Bahraini women [sic.] and a veil hiding his face, along with three children — apparently his — with their faces covered with dark scarves.
OK everyone take a moment to digest that.
To those who don't know what an Abaya is, it's a set of robes specifically designed for woman. It is not something a man wears, short of being a transvestite. Arabic men have Djallebiyeh, Jilbaab, Dishdasha etc which can be easily manufactured by someone like Michael Jackson in a black colour (ie to better protect himself from the skin disease he claims he has) and He could wear some kind of Hutta on his head – the Arabic headdress – which could also be used to cover his mouth/face.
Nope. He chooses to dress like a woman. You know what, it's not the wierdest sort of thing Wacko's ever done outside the bedroom (allegedly).
In November, Jackson stirred a small controversy in the United Arab Emirates by entering the ladies room in a shopping mall. His publicist said Jackson, who arrived in Dubai as the guest of a champion rally driver, did not understand the Arabic sign on the door and left the bathroom as soon as he realized his mistake.
But local newspapers reported that the 47-year-old performer was spotted applying make-up in the woman's toilets in a Dubai mall.
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. I don't know what to think at the moment. It seems that there are three possibilities:
1) He's some kind of a transvestite.
2) He's a paedophile who, having not had much luck in the US, decided to ply his perversion in The Two Seas.
3) He's both.
Conclusion? I think he seriously needs help. And he's got to be stopped from setting up home in Bahrain. I know that he hasn't been convicted of any crime, as of yet, and that he retains his freedom of movement etc. but the Bahraini authorities, instead of inviting him to become a theme-park consultant, should be denying him a visa (alas the modern Bahrain in its drive to be self-sufficient after the oil runs out is turning its focus onto tourism and the almighty dollar). He is clearly in a better position to exploit children in Bahrain, where it will be easier to protect his potentially paedophilic privacy (:P), were that to be his aim.
And why hasn't any agency removed his children from his care? No amount of money can provide the quality of life denied by being forced to walk around with a bag over your head for the entirity of your childhood.