Archive for September, 2011
A parting word for September—-
the days got colder and gone shorter.
The seas are uneasy
as if they are trying to reclaim the lands
thay had lost before.
And a plea rings out for respect for those rich and wealthy
and are the employers of the world,
and who have that penchant for outsourcing labor.
Hooray for the wealthy and the rich.
They should rest in peace.
President Abbas’ application to the UN to grant statehood for Palestine starts a new kind of violent disagreement between the peoples of Palestine and that of Israel. This time, this confusion requires immediate response from both countries, as well as the from other countries of the world.
I say this effort of Abbas will compound the situation and will result to more violent skirmishes between Israel and Palestine.
The problem between Israel and palestine has been protracted for about 20 years now. Both sides appear to have disarming logic on their side, although there seem to be no meeting of the minds.
Israel, reminiscent of the situation of South Africa which used to act with self-defense in mind, still attains the posture of preventing its territory from being gobbled up. This is accomplished by adding buffer areas, resulting in expanded zones. Palestine seeks to re-occupy the lands which were taken from them and given to the Jews when the state of Israel was formed. The issue now is which people should occupy which land. Or, exactly where does the territory of both states end.
Now, I say, the prerequistes of statehood are a nation; plus a territory that it occupies that has clearly defined borders. The crux of the problem, therefore, is the absence of clearly defined borders.
For the states of Israel and Palestine to exist side by side, there must be established some mutually defined borders between the two. Without these, there will be confusion and more violence.
I should blame the nations of the world who agreed and consummated the founding of an Israeli country on the lands formerly occupied by Palestine without establishing the borders. Now these borders are the cause of all this mess. And Palestine has given this problem for the UN to solve.
Man is truly a territorial animal.
In the middle of an empty field is a monument built in tribute to those who fell in this battle.
It started as a small skirmish between tanks, but it attracted more and more tanks from both sides,
until it turned out to be the biggest tank battle of all time.
T-34′s versus Tiger tanks,
This is now known as the Battle of Kursk.