October 2007 archive

Israel is the new America

It must be. We had Africans risking death to cross the israeli borders from Egypt , and now we have Turks as well. This must be what Mexico feels like when they have people from Colombia trying to cross the US Mexican borders, except of course the Mexicans aren't interested in guarding their US borders anytime soon.

Egyptian police shot and wounded two Turkish teenagers on Monday as
they tried to sneak across the border into Israel from the Sinai
peninsula, a security source said.

The two boys, aged 14 and 16,
and their father were trying to cross from central Sinai when they were
spotted by an Egyptian border patrol.

Police ordered them to stop
and opened fire when they refused, resulting in foot injuries to both
teenagers, the source told AFP.

They were taken to hospital in the city of Rafah farther north, the source said.

The father, who was arrested, told police that he had been heading for Israel in search of work.

Here is an idea: Convert to Judaism people. Sure, it's a long and tedious process that takes more than a year and involves getting circumcised  if you are uncut or a symbolic circumcision vis a vis pricking the Penis to draw a droplet of blood in case the person is circumcised, but hey, better than getting yourself and your kids shot at. And once you get the citizenship, become a bad jew. It will all work out!

The secret (yet public) lives of arab girls

Youtube is a scary scary thing. One day you are at work and someone sends you a link to a video dubbed "sexy arab girl dancing", and you realize while you are watching it that this is a group of men who brought home a prostitue who is dry-humping belly-dancing for their pleasure . You then start looking at the other videos, and you encounter the following:

Girls doing the Khaleejy buttshakes in underwear: here , here and here . Sort of revolting, or at least not my type of sexy.

A Girl who apparently never thought she had to belly dance in her life for a man, who is making her do it in underwear

A very cute girl doing a very sexy dance to "A7lah 7agah feeky", even though she looks 16.

And finally two egyptian girls who are at a "sweet party" (egyptian girls have those women who come over at least once a month and wax their entire body using freshly made caramel- hence the word sweet), and dancing their way through their hair-removal in their underwear.

And a veiled gir, in a car, who somehow decides that she is going to do the Khaeejy buttshake while being seated in the car, to very peculiar results.

Now, I am not the least surprised by this. God knows I've personally seen worse, as any place as sexually frustrated as the middle-east has to produce some seriously kinky and pervy shit. And while God knows I am all for sexual expression, I can;t help but be surprised that these girls/women agreed to being videotaped doing so, and I wonder how they must feel right now, especially the "sweet chicks". This kind of thing isn't supposed to be for public viewing, yet here they are on Youtube. Do they know about this? Do they care? Was it done with their consent or behind their backs? It would be messed up if it was done behind their backs, but what if they are the ones who uploaded it? I mean, many of them aren't secretly videotaped, so they knew that someone was going to see this and they were ok with that. Does that mean they are the ones who did this to themselves? And if not, are they to blame for it?

Either way, this website is proving day in and day out to be very important, and not because they host videos of scantly-clad chicks shaking their asses. It's because it gives a very human glimpse of people's lives from every background to the whole world to see. Chances are the only image you've ever had of arab girls is that either of walking Ninjas or 1001 nights-style belly dancing fantasies. Well, those aren't fantasies. They are real girls and real women, and we were just allowed to catch a glimpse of their private lives. Whether that is good or bad, well, that's debate-able, but one thing is certain: the walls that divide our cultures and borders are crumbling online as we speak.

One Voice vs. The ISM

One Voice is another misguided Grass roots efforts led by people that think that the israeli palestinian conflict is one that people are interested in solving and that could be confronted if we all were united and demanded peace. This, of course, is horse poop, because this conflict has many people who have seriously vested interests in never ending it, starting from the palestinian and israeli leaderships (Yes, that includes Fatah, Hamas, Kadima, Likus and Labour), passing by the international Jihdy groups who use it as a fantastic recruitment tool for late-teens/ early-twenties kids who have nuttin better to do than hope to die for a cause  and arab governments that would collapse if no enemy such as israel existed, and ending with so called Humanitarian organizations who would lose both purpose and funding if the conflict was ever resolved. The latter is usually comprised of idiotic Hippies from western countries who want some sort of validation for their  socialist leftists beliefs so they go to Gaza and the westbank, buy and wear Koufeyas, take pictures with smiling palestinian children to be placed on facebook later, start rowdy demonstrations and attack IDF soldiers who respond in kind, and return home with "you don't know what it was like; I was there man. The Zionazis threw teargas canisters at me and shit" stories that validate them as experts on the palestinian-israeli conflict in front of their tofu-eating-Che-Guevara-Idolizing compatriots, and leave the Palestinians to face the aftermath of their actions.  

The International Solidarity movement is such an organization, and it chose to start a fight with the One Voice people, because they didn't take an anti-Israeli position, prompting instead fo demand peace and support for a two state solution. The One Voice people were going to Organize concerts, and of course the ISM started pointing at them and screaming "Zionist agents who want the palestinian sell away their rights and cause", which lead some crazy freaks from their compatriots to send death threats to arabic singrs who were supposed to perform and got the whole thing cancelled. The ISM people, adding insult to injury, decided to have their own concert on that samee day, which singers of course were not threatened at all. 

Funny how that works out.

News you won't pay attention to

Hmmm….

The civilian death toll in Iraq
fell to its lowest level in recent memory Saturday, with only four
people killed or found dead nationwide, according to reports from
police, morgue officials and credible witnesses.

[...]

The daily number of civilians killed, not including those on days
when there were massive casualties from car bombs, had climbed above
100 at the end of last year and the beginning of 2007.

Saturday's decline in deaths was in line with a sharp drop in September of both Iraqi civilian and U.S. military fatalities.

Too early to tell. Could be Ramadan affecting things, but goddamn if this isn;t an encouraging sign! 

The Hezbollah Israeli hostages are in Iran?

The two Israeli soldiers who were kidnaped by Hezbollah, Ehud Goldwasser, 31, and Eldad Regev, 26, are now reportedly in Iran . Hezbollah, Iranian stooges? NOOOOOOOOOOO.

Two Israeli soldiers captured by Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah in 2006 have been handed to Iran and could be freed in a German-brokered swap, an Arabic newspaper reported on Sunday.

[..]

The source claimed that the soldiers could be part of an exchange involving Germany, which decided last week to free an Iranian agent jailed for life for the 1992 murder of four Kurdish dissidents.

"The content of the deal is being kept under tight secrecy this time, as it is related to the fate of the two Israeli soldiers," he was quoted as saying.

An entire country destroyed in a war over two hostages who won't even be used to free lebanese hostages in Israel but rather to get an Iranian spy out. Fantastic! Those Hezbollah boys sure are patriotic Lebanese. Yes sir, they sure are!

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