So, as Barack Obama's Middle East Envoy, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell went to Egypt, while Egypt was denying Iran permission to offload humanitarian relief in Egypt for nearby Gazans. Egypt was bought off long ago by the U.S.
Egypt gets nearly as much financial aid as Israel each year from the U.S. Of course, Egypt has a much larger population and it has to wait for the handout. Israel though reportedly gets its entire handout in one fell swoop (unique among U.S. aid recipients). Nevertheless, Hosni Mubarak is glad to take the handouts and to do what he is told since he's a very, very rich man from it even while many of his citizens are living in abject poverty.
Why is the U.S. dictating to Mubarak, the U.S. puppet dictator of Egypt, to holdup the Iranian shipment? Is it because of possible weapons? No, of course it isn't, since the Egyptians can easily inspect the whole shipment. It's simply a continuation of collective punishment for Gazans: Men, women, and children.
"." Press TV. January 28, 2009.
Israel is still bombing Gaza even though Hamas has said the following again:
We want to be part of the international community. I think Hamas has no interest now to increase the number of crises in Gaza or to challenge the world. We accept a state in the '67 borders. We are not talking about the destruction of Israel. — Ghazi Hamad, Hamas spokesperson
Meanwhile, Israel continues new construction in the illegal colonies (settlements) in the West Bank. Also, Olmert insists that the blockade will remain allowing in only some humanitarian aid so long as Hamas holds Gilad Shalit.
What are the names of the some 10,000 Palestinians being held as political prisoners by Israel? How many are women who have been kept from tending their children? How many are mere children guilty of nothing but being on land the false-Zionists of Israel covet?
Israel has offered a deal where 230,000 colonists/settlers would remain in the now illegal so-called settlements. Israel isn't even willing to go back to the Green Line of 1967 that is recognized by the United Nations as the legal boundary.
I tell you that things are changing much more than Obama ever conceived. Laissez-faire capitalism is dead. It is the most asinine economic system ever devised. It is barbaric. It has no soul, no compassion, and no empathy. It destroys the homes of old widows. It is a disease, blight on humanity. It is dead of the spirit and needs to be put to rest eternally — the sooner the better. Sure, coercive socialism is not good; but it certainly is the lesser evil when compared with laissez-faire capitalism
The mixed economy will give way to the coercion-free Christian economy, just as militarism will give way to total pacifism, and tolerating will no longer be confused with condoning harmful sexual behavior being passed off as harmless.
World Economic Forum in Davos is giving way to the World Social Forum.
At Davos, Shimon Peres, the president of Israel said the following of Hamas:
Why did they fire rockets? There was no siege against Gaza. Why did they fight us, what did they want? There was never a day of starvation in Gaza.
(See: "Turkish PM storms off in Gaza row" BBC. January 29, 2009.)
By the way, the Turkish Prime Minister, Mr. Erdogan, didn't "storm" off. He walked off.
What lies Shimon Peres tells! Of course there was a siege. It was a terrible siege. He makes out that cutting the normal flow of goods into Gaza down to 15-20% for months was nothing. We also know what happened on November 5, 2008, when Israel broke the lull in violence. We know what happened before that and after. We know why Israel broke the lull, and it wasn't for fear of a Hamas tunnel to kidnap any Israeli soldiers. It was to steal more land by driving the Gazans so hard that they would leave Gaza when given the next chance. It was to drive Gaza to retaliate so Israel could have a pretext to attack.
Nietzsche said God is dead. Wrong! The Old Testament misunderstanding-God version of God is dying. The New Testament understanding of the real God is being born in glory and will come to rule eternally.