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septiembre 30, 2007

Reactions to Burma: Japan, India, – Reacciones vs Birmania: Japón, India

As I wrote these last days, one deeds which have arisen general condemnation has been the killing -totally deliberate- of video journalist Kenji Nagai.

Well, the Mutant Frog Travellogue writes about the Japanese position on the subject and how the public has made the Government change its initial position:

The Japanese government has gone from a basically hands-off approach to demanding full explanations at the highest level. Still, new prime minister Yasuo Fukuda has not gone ahead with sanctions and has decided only to demand an explanation and lodge an official protest over the incident. However, most significant is that major commentators have begun calling for Japan to initiate sanctions against the junta, which has so far not been a popular position as Japan has had a policy of so-called dual engagement, giving aid to the country while trying to maintain relations with democracy leaders as well.

Fueling the change in the government’s stance is the fact that Nagai’s death has put a face on the ugliness of tyranny for the Japanese public and the blunt shove and rapid-fire of bullets that felled him symbolize the almost casual brutality that Burma has faced for decades.

The protests’ coverage in the media was transformed overnight at the news of his death and intensified when it was learned that he was killed so brutally, going from the usual “instability in a foreign country that doesn’t affect us” sort of coverage to much more involved reports of the protests that more closely resembled the BBC’s intense up-to-the-minute reporting.

Just read it all. It’s very interesting the whole post.

Another news which shows the nature of this “Burmese way to Socialism”:

The Church’s low profile probably has something to due with this story from the beginning of the year?Burma ‘orders Christians to be wiped out’.

Talking about peaceful guys, hein???

Some videos from Burma. From that link: Burmese blogs around the globe.

Kate was asking yesterday why India was silent:

Delhi’s unease over the protests was clearly illustrated when Petroleum Minister Murli Deora left for the troubled south-east Asian country at the weekend.

Before leaving, he ran into a protest by Burmese pro-democracy activists in Delhi.

The protesters carried placards reading “Deora, don’t go for gas, go for democracy” and “India stop supporting Burmese military rule”.

As Mr Deora reached Burma, the huge street protests against Burma’s military rulers were beginning to peak.

‘Watching developments’

India’s reticence over developments in Burma dates back as least as far as 1988, when the military brutally crushed student protests.

Nandita Haksar We cannot have democracy at home and support military tyrants in the neighbourhood. India must do all it can for the restoration of democracy in Burma Nandita Haksar,
Human rights lawyer

A senior Indian external ministry official said on Wednesday that India was “closely watching the developments in Burma”.

But he was quick to add: “We have no desire to interfere in the internal affairs of Burma.”

An official statement on Mr Deora’s visit said: “He had wide-ranging discussions to explore the possibilities of enhancing bilateral co-operation in the hydrocarbon sector with Burma’s Energy Minister, Brig Gen Lun Thi.”

Mr Deora was also present on Monday at the signing of Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) for three deep-water exploration blocks between India’s ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL) and Burma’s Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) .

“These contracts are a happy development and augur well for expanding the co-operation between the two neighbours,” Mr Deora said on his return to India.

When it comes to Burma, the priority for the world’s largest democracy under economist Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is now quite clear.

With a fast-growing economy, India is desperate to access any major source of energy in the neighbourhood from Iran to Burma and beyond.

And more:

The reason for India’s tardy reaction is clear: The crisis in Burma puts its neighbour to the west in a very difficult position. “India is proud of being the biggest democracy in the world,” says Gerhard Will, Southeast Asia expert at the Berlin-based German Institute for International and Security Affairs. “But at the same time they have an international partner who is repressing democratic movements.”

India’s interest in Burma is largely motivated by the country’s importance to its main economic and political rival. “India is afraid of China’s influence in Burma,” says Will.

And more h/t Global Voices:

India wants Burma’s help fighting rebels on their shared border. In return for this help, they are helping Burma bypass the EU arms embargo, and even helping train the Burmese military. This is pretty heavy support.

The other is that India wants Burmese natural gas, and is afraid that China will take advantage of it if they do not. So both to feed their own economy, and to block China’s, they are willing to make deals with the junta and leave the Burmese people to … fend for themselves against the military that they have helped to arm and train. Given that the Burmese military is a almost a half a million strong (just a smidge smaller than the American active duty Army), it’s hardly a fair fight.

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(La India escoge el gas birmano frente a la democracia birmana)

She also asked why the people are not protesting about India. My personal idea is that India is a democracy -something which China isn’t-, has some internal basic problems -such as Kashmir and the lineages’ conflicts- and, lastly, has a normal relationship with Western countries. I suspect that the situation India has -side by side with a nuclear bomb in all aspects as Pakistan is- also something to do with it.

Related news: Two British Parlamentarians witness HR atrocities on Indian-Burmese border:

In particular, India should re-examine its conscience and stop providing arms and military training to the regime,” [Baroness Cox] said. “India should also reconsider its economic investments in Burma, until a meaningful transition to democracy is underway. The suffering of the people of Burma has gone on too long with too little action.”

ATTENTION: Burmese military is hiding the bodies of the killed. And the Army is currently entering almost all the monastries in Yangon now and shooting the people.

Last news:

Bloggers with sources inside Burma are reporting that there was a military coup by General Maung Aye, second in command of the dictatorship, against Than Shwe, and that his troops are now guarding Aung San Suu Kyi’s home.

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Japón como ya sabeis va a investigar la muerte del video-periodista Kenji Nagai. Al principio, se trató el tema en Japón como si no fuera con ellos, hasta que han visto que sí iba con ellos y de qué manera. Incluso la cobertura mediática pasó de “inestabilidad en un país que no nos importa nada” a informar sobre las protestas minuto a minuto. Lo que da idea del egoísmo humano: si me afecta, hmm, qué interesante, si no, que les dén. Y confirma que en un mundo globalizado TODO nos afecta.

En cuanto a India -ya que me he metido tanto con China, creo que va siendo hora de escribir sobre “la más grande democracia del mundo”, en número de personas-, su silencio en esta materia ha hecho que bastantes indios protesten por la pasividad demostrada.

Existen básicamente dos causes por las cuales India no ha dicho nada.

La primera es el mercado energético. India ha firmado estos días un nuevo acuerdo con Birmania para tres exploraciones en aguas profundas entre la empresa india Videsh Limited y la birmana Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise. Así que queda clara cuál es la prioridad de la India, país que está desesperado por acceder a cualquier precio a cuantas más fuentes de energía mejor desde Irán (hmmm) hasta Birmania y más allá…

Eso sí, eso no les impide auto-denominarse “la más importante democracia del mundo”, pero como dice la abogada de DDHH Nandita Haksar, ” no podemos apoyar la democracia en casa y apoyar a tiranos militares en el extranjero”.

Pero existe otra causa: India está preocupada de la influencia china en el área y teme que si deja Birmania por causa de los DDHH, China la ocupe. De tal modo que está ayudando a Birmania a infringir el embargo decretado por la UE y ayudando a entrenar al ejército birmano. Considerando que éste último tiene un número aproximado de medio millón de hombres, se entiende que la ayuda prestada es muy importante. A cambio, Birmania no sólo le cede gas y petróleo, si no que le ayuda a capturar a los rebeldes que hay en su frontera.

Las últimas noticias son que los militares están escondiendo los cadáveres y que están entrando en los conventos y matando a los monjes.

Mientras Zapatero dice que “es todavía muy pronto para sacar conclusiones“. ¿A qué? ¿A que maten a todos los monjes y a todos los que se oponen a la Socialista Junta Militar?

ÚLTIMAS NOTICIAS: Al parecer, bloggers con información desde Birmania han publicado que General Maung Aye, el segundo en la dictadura, ha dado un golpe de Estado y que sus tropas están guardando la casa del General Than Shwe. Francamente, me parece que esto no variará nada el sentido de la dictadura, aunque puede ser que la debilite por la división entre los partidarios de unos y de otros.

Más concentraciones (me las manda Kate) ( debería haberlo publicado antes….) :

For more cities check: http://www.es.amnesty.org/paises/myanmar/pagina/actos-publicos/

*CASTELLDEFELS*:Sunday 30, 12:00, Plaza de la Iglesia.

*CASTELLÓN*:Monday 1, 17:00, Plaza María.

*CÓRDOBA*: Sunday 30, 12:00, plaza de las Tendillas.

*MADRID*:Sunday 30, 12:00, calle Preciados to Plaza de Callao.

*MENORCA*:Sunday 30, 20h, Ciutadella.

*MOLINS DE REY*:Sunday 30, 10:00, Cursa de San Miguel.

*TARRAGONA*:Sunday 30, 13:00, Estatua dels despullats, downtown Tarragona.

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Zapatero, kissing the ass of Castro’s brothers – Zapatero besando las posaderas de los hermanos Castro

Filed under: Communism,Cuba,Derechos Humanos,dictadura,Spain,Zapatero — Nora @ 11:13 pm

Hace tres días escribí sobre una pregunta que hacía el PP en el Cogreso sobre cuáles eran las razones por las que Leire Pajín iba a Cuba y en qué iba a ayudar a los Derechos Humanos. Ya lo sabemos:

l Gobierno español reactivó oficialmente la cooperación con Cuba mediante la firma del acta de la Comisión Mixta de Cooperación al Desarrollo, que define tanto los instrumentos, como los sectores y las zonas geográficas de actuación para la cooperación española en la isla en los próximos cuatro años.

De esta forma, Cuba y España dan un paso más en el proceso de acercamiento bilateral con la reanudación de la cooperación gubernamental española en la isla, interrumpida por La Habana hace cuatro años, tras la crisis con la Unión Europea.

La encargada de firmar el documento por parte española fue la secretaria de Estado de Cooperación Internacional, Leire Pajín, mientras que Cuba estaba representada por la viceministra del Ministerio de Inversiones Extranjeras y Colaboración Económica cubano (Minvec), Marta Lomas.

La Habana suspendió en 2003 la cooperación al desarrollo de los gobiernos de los países de la Unión Europea tras el endurecimiento de la política comunitaria en protesta por la represión de la disidencia y la ejecución de tres secuestradores de una lancha. Según Lomas, “Cuba rechaza la cooperación de cualquier país que le condicione su cooperación”, insistió.

Nuestros aliados en el exterior: Rusia, China, Evo Morales, Chávez, Cuba y Micronesia y Mongolia. NerdRolling Eyes Menuda política exterior.

HZPorky tiene un comentario sabroso a la noticia.

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Spanish Government has officially reactivated the cooperation with Cuba after signing the act of the Joint Commission of Cooperation for Development, that defines the instruments and the sectors and geographic zones where the Spanish cooperation is going to be invested during the next 4 years.

This way, Spain and Cuba advance a new step towards full bilateral relationship, as they resumen the Spanish Government’s cooperation in the island, interrupted by La Habana 4 years ago, after the crisis with European Union. This crisis was caused by the repression of the Cuban disidence and the execution of three kidnappers of a motor-boat (literal translation, eh? How on earth one can kidnap a motor-boat…???).

Some days ago, Popular Party asked Leyre Pajín why she was going to Havana. Now, we know.

So Spanish blogger HZPorky (link is above) has written a blog post about it. An excerpt:

You must be a dirty bastard murderer to defend this regime. I am ashamed of these sons of bitches of the Spanish Government who do not represent me, getting on so well with the murderers of the Cuban Government.

I agree.WaitingAngrySick

So Spanish foreign policy is, by now, made with Russia (or Neo-Soviet Union), China, Cuba, Bolivia, Venezuela, and Mongolia and Micronesia (UN relegated Spain to a climate change meeting with these two powerful countries). WaitingNerdRolling Eyes

Taliban rebuffs Karzai’s offer

Filed under: Afghanistan,Islamism,Taliban — Nora @ 9:38 pm

Another proof negotiation is not very productive with terrorist regimes, whatever some idiots say:
Taliban rebuffs Karzai’s offer – Yahoo! News

President Hamid Karzai offered to meet with the Taliban leader and give militants a government position, but a spokesman for the militant group on Sunday said it will “never” negotiate with Afghan authorities until U.S. and NATO forces leave the country.Karzai made the offer only hours after a suicide bomber in army disguise attacked a military bus Saturday, killing 30 people — nearly all of them Afghan soldiers.

Strengthening a call for negotiations he has made with increasing frequency in recent weeks, Karzai said he was willing to meet with the reclusive leader Mullah Omar and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a former prime minister and factional warlord leader.

If I find their address, there is no need for them to come to me, I’ll personally go there and get in touch with them,” Karzai said. “Esteemed Mullah, sir, and esteemed Hekmatyar, sir, why are you destroying the country?” [Esteemed??? Are we out of our senses?? In case it’s irony, I don’t know if that’s a good thing to employ irony with such people if you’re the one who is going to negotiate with them, they can consider you as an idiot… and that’s not good, is it? ].

But the Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousef Ahmadi, repeated an earlier position by saying that it would never negotiate with the Afghan government in the “presence of foreign forces.”

Even if Karzai gives up his presidency, it’s not possible that Mullah Omar would agree to negotiations,” Ahmadi told The Associated Press. “The foreign forces don’t have the authority to talk about Afghanistan.”

Related news from Afghanistan:

  1. A suicide bomber killed 28 Afghan troops and two civilians on Saturday in an attack on an army bus in Kabul, the Afghan president said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, the deadliest in the Afghan capital since the hard-line Islamist movement was ousted from power for harboring al Qaeda leaders following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. [And yet, Karzai wants to negotiate with them…].
  2. ‘Der Spiegel’ news magazine reports that German special forces serving in Afghanistan were commanded by senior officers who were often drunk. The report spoke of “serious cases of alcohol abuse by those in charge” of an elite KSK commando based in the southern town of Kandahar since December 2001. The news magazine said it based its report on eyewitness accounts as well as “internal documents” of the German armed forces. A defence ministry spokesman declined to comment on the allegations, saying they were part of a complex of issues currently under investigation by a parliamentary committee. [Hein??? Take care, boys, you are going to be given a new medicine: 80 lashes…].
  3. Taliban constitution published h/t CB: .The 23-page shadow constitution, which would allow education for women only within the limits of Sharia — Islamic religious law, has been offered as an alternative to the government of President Hamid Karzai, Britain’s Telegraph reported Saturday. The report said the document had been approved by the Taliban’s central Shura religious council in 2005, but became known only now. [two years later??? Why waiting for so long??]. The newspaper said the Constitution of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, written in Pashto and Dari languages, says, “Every Afghan has the right to express his feelings through his views, writings or through other means in accordance with the law,” but also warns violators of Islamic thought “will be punished according to Sharia.” (so if you write something against Sharia law, you will be punished: 104.000 lashes… Devil). “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan wishes good working relations with all the neighboring countries and specially those who have supported the Afghan nation during jihad,” the document says.
  4. Aussies against Talibans: In their heaviest fighting to date, Australian soldiers with the Reconstruction Task Force (RTF) in Afghanistan have successfully repelled a prolonged attack by approximately 50 Taliban extremists.

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Otra vez se prueba que las negociaciones con terroristas no tienen mucho sentido: Karzai ha ofrecido hablar con los Taliban y le han mandado a paseo. Pero es que, además, aquí tenemos otro ejemplo de palabrería cursi:

Si encuentro la dirección, no hay necesidad de que ellos vengan a donde yo esté, personalmente iré y me pondré en contacto con ellos,” dijo Karzai. “Estimado Mulá -el Mulá Omar-, señor (hein???), y estimadoHekmatyar, señor, ¿por que están destruyendo el país?

Y ¿la sumisión que esta declaración destila? Parece que se está quejando como un niño frente al matón de la clase. Hombre, por favor, Mulá, no seas tan bruto, que me estás haciendo pupitaaaaa…

Así que la contestación de los Talibán ha sido la esperada:

“Incluso si Karzai deja la presidencia, no es posible que el Mulá esté de acuerdo en negociar con él,” dijo Ahmadi (representante Talibán) a The Associated Press. “Las fuerzas extrajeras no tienen autoridad para hablar sobre Afganistán.”

Pues nada, oye, si queremos seguir lloriqueando frente a los terroristas más variopintos, ahí tenemos la respuesta.

Aunque no es la única: se ha publicado la Constitución Talibán de Afganistán -dicen que la hicieron en 2005 y ¡¡¡qué casualidad que se publique ahora!!! cuando Karzai ha “repetido” con mucha frecuencia lo de la negociación. Si hay algo para desternillarse (si no es para llorar) es esto:

Todo afgano tiene el derecho de expresar sus sentimientos Batting EyelashesBlushing (ojo, NO IDEAS, sólo sentimientos) a través de sus puntos de vista, sus escritos o cualquier otro medio de acuerdo con la ley,” pero advierte a los violadores del pensamiento islámico que serán “castigados de acuerdo con la Sharia.”Devil

La letra pequeña, que siempre hay que leerla. De modo que el “derecho a expresar sus sentimientos” no existe si va a en contra de la Sharia. Las ideas, esas mejor las dejamos para otro día….

Mientras los Talibanes siguen poniendo bombas (28 militares y 2 civiles asesinados en Kabul, ayer 29 de septiembre, más importante ataque desde que echaron a los talibán), siguen atacando a militares de la coalición (esta vez fueron australianos, que los repelieron … ) y los periódicos occidentales siguen sin cubrir el conflicto informando sobre cómo va pero sí criticando a los militares aliados (ahora les toca a los mandos militares alemanes de las Fuerzas Especiales que “conducían borrachos a sus hombres“, lo que con el panorama que hay no es raro).

Aggggggmi, that hero!!! – El héroe Agggmi

Filed under: Iran,libertad religiosa,Mentecatos,USA — Nora @ 5:24 pm

So after his visit to USA and his photos holding hands in a lovable way to Bolivian Evo Love Struck and his embrace with Venezuelan Chávez, Aggggggmi returns as a hero to Iran. From Gateway Pundit:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad returned home a hero after his very successful lecture at Columbia University and after thrashing the United States and the West at the United Nations.
Hero Mahmoud returns to Tehran…

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad returns home a hero after his brave stand at Columbia University.
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The leaders of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) met the brave orator at the airport.
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Read it all… (no, I am not going to do a very easy joke with the distance of Aggggmi’s hands, although it could be easily done, after his “lovable” pose with Evo ).

That’s not all. From Kamagir.net:

The president said, while recognizing people’s concerns, that the nation should attend mosques to thank Allah for this glorious victory.

So now, in his imagination, being called a “petty and cruel dictator” is a glorious victory. This man has a problem with perception… and with other things (don’t get angry with me, Cruzcampo ;) but do not deny me that this man is not very well… psychologically I mean…).

Meanwhile, he has said that “America brought 9/11 to themselves“. Making friends, eh? But that’s not all:

The Iranian parliament meanwhile has declared the US armed forces and CIA as “terrorist organizations” in a childish tit-for-tat over our branding of the terrorist Quds forces as terrorists.

Bwahahahaha!!! Well, I’m sure that some of Hollywood star would agree (remember George Clooney and Syrianaen español aquí-?) but that certainly doesn’t mean it is really a terrorist organization…

More at Infidels are Cool:

Caroline Glick writes about Iran’s overlooked message

[T]here is a reason that the West ignores the dangers facing it. The Western media ignored Ahmadinejad’s message, just as it has insistently ignored the messages of bin Laden and Fatah throughout the years, because Westerners have a hard time believing that anyone would want to abide by the Islamic world view which denies mankind’s desire for freedom.

And meanwhile:

A court in the Iran’s second largest city, Mashad, has sentenced to death by stoning a mother-of-three for having an extra-marital affair, an Iranian newspaper reported Friday.

The daily Quds said the married woman’s lover had confessed to having had sex with her and that the court sentenced him to 100 lashes.

There are currently eight women in Iranian prisons waiting to be executed by stoning, a practice usually reserved for those found guilty of adultery according to the Islamic republic’s laws.

Well, there are no homosexuals in Iran, the women’s rights are respected… How many more lies? Is he going to say that he has a beautiful haircut too?

And certainly there is also equality: the woman is going to be STONED to death, while he has been sentenced to 100 lashes. We have seen a lot of images from stoning but very few from lashes’ sentences. This one is from the sentence of 80 lashes because of abusing alcohol and having extramarital sexual relations:

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Saeed Ghanbari receives 80 lashes for abusing alcohol and having sex outside marriage.

From Plateau:

The real shots in Iran are called by the ‘inner circle’ ruling Mullahs, and, ultimately, by the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Ahmadinejad is a puppet and the front-man. Iran is not a Democracy. It is a Theocracy with semblance of Democracy. Even if 20% of the population voted for Ahmadinejad, the supreme leader Ali Khamenei, categorically, determines and approves of those who can or cannot run as candidates for presidency. Ahmadinejad was elevated and chosen, by Khamenei, for the presidency in Iran.

Nevertheless, Ahmadinejad is a deceiver – the same applies to Rafsanjani, Khatami and a whole host of other IR officials, who continue to liaise with the West. The difference: some – such as Rafsanjani and Khatami – are much more “diplomatic” than Ahmadinejad.

Or much more hypocrites….WorriedConfused

(+) There are idiots in all places, and Western countries are no exception. Just go over to Cuanas and to Stormwarning’s Couterterrorism to know more about moonbats’ reactions. From the latter:

1) The appearance at Columbia University legitimized a terrorist and gave him a platform from which to spew his ridiculous thoughts

2) Bollinger’s performance is being panned in both the West and in Islamic countries for having insulted his “guest.”

It is clear to me that my initial opinion, on whatever it was based or influenced by a hectic (that doesn’t even begin to describe the maelstrom of my “day job” these days) schedule, was way off target.

3) Bollinger’s words are being used as propaganda, and being characterized as “discourteous” and disgraceful.

Anyway, those idiots would be praising Aggggmi whatever he does or says. So it’s not something new, or something I can say it’s a surprise for me. It’s just disgusting and worrying… Crying

(+) Another idiot: Why I have a little crush on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?

Don’t know… but he is man and you’re a … lesbian!!! How on earth a lesbian can fall in love with Aggggggggmi??? Oh, yeah, you know, he has said some truths about Bush… Hein??? Well, she writes for Daily Kos…
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Hmm, así que después de su tour por América -incluyendo sus fotos haciendo manitas con Evo Love Struck-, Agggmi ha vuelto a Irán, y ha sido tratado como un héroe. El “presidente” iraní incluso dijo a la nación que, en vez de irle a recibir al aeropuerto, “debían ir a las mezquitas a dar gracias a Alá por su maravillosa victoria“. Chatterbox

O sea, que, según Agggggmi, que a uno le llamen “mezquino y cruel dictador” es una maravillosa victoria. A mí me da que, como todos las personas crueles y frías con el dolor ajeno, este señor tiene un problema psicológico grave…

Asimismo, el hombre que quería visitar la Zona Cero de Manhattan, ha dicho que “América se buscó el que pasara el 11/S“. Francamente no sé qué quería celebrar en la zona. ¿O sí? (Piensa mal y aún te quedarás corto). Y al mismo tiempo, el Parlamento iraní ha declarado que las Fuerzas Armadas de EEUU y la CIA son “organizaciones terroristas“, en “represalia” por la calificación de las fuerzas “Quds” como terroristas por EEUU.

Claro que en esto habría artistas de Jolivú que les darían la razón.

Por supuesto, como ya dijo que no había homosexuales en Irán -y lo que pasa es que, o los han matado o están en puestos muy altos del Gobierno, como leí el otro día que puso un gracioso-, ahora va a convencernos bien de que a las mujeres no se las persigue en Irán y se respeta sus derechos: una mujer casada y madre de tres hijos va a ser lapidada por tener una relación extra-matrimonial. Pero claro, es que al hombre, mitad de la relación extra-matrimonial lo han sentenciado a 100 latigazos. Considerando que con 80 te pueden matar, vemos que los derechos de las mujeres están tan respetados como los de los hombres…. O sea, NADA.

La foto que vemos arriba es del Daily Mail de este verano. El hombre, al que tienen breada la espalda a latigazos, es Saeed Ghambari, acusado de “abusar del alcohol y de mantener relaciones sexuales fuera del matrimonio” (ya veo algunos de “my acquaintance” cambiando su idea del Islam en general y de Irán en particular de inmediato…. Rolling on the floor). Me interesan especialmente los dos verdugos. ¿A que asemejan esos verdugos de la Edad Media, crueles hasta el tuétano, a los que les gustaba torturar a todos los pobres infelices que caían en sus manos? Parece que están diciendo “te desollaré vivo aunque sea lo último que haga“. Devil

La noticia dice que “le sujetaron los brazos y las piernas para que no pudiera irse“. No me extraña que quisiera. Me duele la espalda a mí sólo de ver la foto…

Pero como dice Plateau, Aggggggmi es lo mismo que Jatamí (el del “Diálogo de las CivilizacionesBig Hug Ehhh, no, con ciertas personas los abrazos no: “Narices perderás y aún dientes si te dejas besar de ciertas gentes“) o Rafsanjani, pero lo que pasa es que estos son más diplomáticos. O más hipócritas aún.Worried

(+) Idiotas los hay en todas partes y los países occidentales no son una excepción (es más, producimos una alta cantidad de idiotas por metro cuadrado). Y con Aggggggmi se han lucido. La página de la BBC está llena de comentarios sobre “la dureza de Bollinger en su trato con el pobrecito Agggmi” o que “Bollinger no tuvo educación” u otros semejantes.

Stormwarning’s Counterterrorism escribe que él pensó realmente que había hecho bien Bollinger en invitarle y sacarle los colores pero que ahora ve que (a) es legitimizar a un terrorista, (b) están criticando a Bollinger por “haber insultado a su invitado” (insultado, no, le dijo unas cuantas verdades…) y (c) le dicen que no fue “cortés con él”….

Yo tampoco creo que fuera bueno que le invitaran -si quieres oírle te vas a las páginas iraníes oficiales y no necesitas concederle una audiencia…-, pero a un tío como Agggmi, si se le invita, es para sacarle los colores. Y de todas maneras, las personas que le están alabando son las mismitas mismas que cuando dice todas esas barbaridades de “borrar a Israel del mapa“, dicen a continuación que “se le ha traducido mal“, que “no se entiende el sentido de sus palabras“… O sea que haga lo que haga el repeinao de Agggmi siempre le van a a aplaudir… Angry Imbéciles varios que no consideran siquiera que si Aggggmi gobernara su comunidad de vecinos, lo primero que haría sería prohibir el alcohol, la tele, los libros, las mujeres sin velar, la música, la piscina -salvo que hubiera dos una para hombres y otra para mujeres o se organizaran en dos tandas, y las mujeres en todo caso con burquini o directamente con burka y guantes-, etc… SickNot talking

Lo dicho no hay más tontos porque no caben…I dont know

(+) Una lesbiana en el Daily Kos: ¿Por qué me he enamorado un poco de Agggmi? Pues no logro entenderlo, el es hombre, tú lesbiana. Él odia a las mujeres -no sabemos hasta dónde- y a los homosexuales, a tí te gustan las mujeres y eres homosexual… tú eres judía, él bueno, en fin, os quiere tanto que quiere borrar a Israel del mapa. En fin, I dont know realmente no entiendo. Como dicen los chicos de OInsurgente “lesbiana suicida”…

Aggggggmi, that hero!!!

Filed under: Derechos Humanos,dictadura,Iran,Islamism,tortura,USA — Nora @ 5:24 pm

So after his visit to USA and his photos holding hands in a lovable way to Bolivian Evo Love Struck and his embrace with Venezuelan Chávez, Aggggggmi returns as a hero to Iran. From Gateway Pundit:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad returned home a hero after his very successful lecture at Columbia University and after thrashing the United States and the West at the United Nations.
Hero Mahmoud returns to Tehran…

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad returns home a hero after his brave stand at Columbia University.
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The leaders of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) met the brave orator at the airport.
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Read it all… (no, I am not going to do a very easy joke with the distance of Aggggmi’s hands, although it could be easily done, after his “lovable” pose with Evo ).

That’s not all. From Kamagir.net:

The president said, while recognizing people’s concerns, that the nation should attend mosques to thank Allah for this glorious victory.

So now, in his imagination, being called a “petty and cruel dictator” is a glorious victory. This man has a problem with perception… and with other things (don’t get angry with me, Cruzcampo ;) but do not deny me that this man is not very well… psychologically I mean…).

Meanwhile, he has said that “America brought 9/11 to themselves“. Making friends, eh? But that’s not all:

The Iranian parliament meanwhile has declared the US armed forces and CIA as “terrorist organizations” in a childish tit-for-tat over our branding of the terrorist Quds forces as terrorists.

Bwahahahaha!!! Well, I’m sure that some of Hollywood star would agree (remember George Clooney and Syrianaen español aquí-?) but that certainly doesn’t mean it is really a terrorist organization…

More at Infidels are Cool:

Caroline Glick writes about Iran’s overlooked message

[T]here is a reason that the West ignores the dangers facing it. The Western media ignored Ahmadinejad’s message, just as it has insistently ignored the messages of bin Laden and Fatah throughout the years, because Westerners have a hard time believing that anyone would want to abide by the Islamic world view which denies mankind’s desire for freedom.

And meanwhile:

A court in the Iran’s second largest city, Mashad, has sentenced to death by stoning a mother-of-three for having an extra-marital affair, an Iranian newspaper reported Friday.

The daily Quds said the married woman’s lover had confessed to having had sex with her and that the court sentenced him to 100 lashes.

There are currently eight women in Iranian prisons waiting to be executed by stoning, a practice usually reserved for those found guilty of adultery according to the Islamic republic’s laws.

Well, there are no homosexuals in Iran, the women’s rights are respected… How many more lies? Is he going to say that he has a beautiful haircut too?

And certainly there is also equality: the woman is going to be STONED to death, while he has been sentenced to 100 lashes. We have seen a lot of images from stoning but very few from lashes’ sentences. This one is from the sentence of 80 lashes because of abusing alcohol and having extramarital sexual relations:

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Saeed Ghanbari receives 80 lashes for abusing alcohol and having sex outside marriage.

From Plateau:

The real shots in Iran are called by the ‘inner circle’ ruling Mullahs, and, ultimately, by the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Ahmadinejad is a puppet and the front-man. Iran is not a Democracy. It is a Theocracy with semblance of Democracy. Even if 20% of the population voted for Ahmadinejad, the supreme leader Ali Khamenei, categorically, determines and approves of those who can or cannot run as candidates for presidency. Ahmadinejad was elevated and chosen, by Khamenei, for the presidency in Iran.

Nevertheless, Ahmadinejad is a deceiver – the same applies to Rafsanjani, Khatami and a whole host of other IR officials, who continue to liaise with the West. The difference: some – such as Rafsanjani and Khatami – are much more “diplomatic” than Ahmadinejad.

Or much more hypocrites….WorriedConfused

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Hmm, así que después de su tour por América -incluyendo sus fotos haciendo manitas con Evo Love Struck-, Agggmi ha vuelto a Irán, y ha sido tratado como un héroe. El “presidente” iraní incluso dijo a la nación que, en vez de irle a recibir al aeropuerto, “debían ir a las mezquitas a dar gracias a Alá por su maravillosa victoria“. Chatterbox

O sea, que, según Agggggmi, que a uno le llamen “mezquino y cruel dictador” es una maravillosa victoria. A mí me da que, como todos las personas crueles y frías con el dolor ajeno, este señor tiene un problema psicológico grave…

Asimismo, el hombre que quería visitar la Zona Cero de Manhattan, ha dicho que “América se buscó el que pasara el 11/S“. Francamente no sé qué quería celebrar en la zona. ¿O sí? (Piensa mal y aún te quedarás corto). Y al mismo tiempo, el Parlamento iraní ha declarado que las Fuerzas Armadas de EEUU y la CIA son “organizaciones terroristas“, en “represalia” por la calificación de las fuerzas “Quds” como terroristas por EEUU.

Claro que en esto habría artistas de Jolivú que les darían la razón.

Por supuesto, como ya dijo que no había homosexuales en Irán -y lo que pasa es que, o los han matado o están en puestos muy altos del Gobierno, como leí el otro día que puso un gracioso-, ahora va a convencernos bien de que a las mujeres no se las persigue en Irán y se respeta sus derechos: una mujer casada y madre de tres hijos va a ser lapidada por tener una relación extra-matrimonial. Pero claro, es que al hombre, mitad de la relación extra-matrimonial lo han sentenciado a 100 latigazos. Considerando que con 80 te pueden matar, vemos que los derechos de las mujeres están tan respetados como los de los hombres…. O sea, NADA.

La foto que vemos arriba es del Daily Mail de este verano. El hombre, al que tienen breada la espalda a latigazos, es Saeed Ghambari, acusado de “abusar del alcohol y de mantener relaciones sexuales fuera del matrimonio” (ya veo algunos de “my acquaintance” cambiando su idea del Islam en general y de Irán en particular de inmediato…. Rolling on the floor). Me interesan especialmente los dos verdugos. ¿A que asemejan esos verdugos de la Edad Media, crueles hasta el tuétano, a los que les gustaba torturar a todos los pobres infelices que caían en sus manos? Parece que están diciendo “te desollaré vivo aunque sea lo último que haga“. Devil

La noticia dice que “le sujetaron los brazos y las piernas para que no pudiera irse“. No me extraña que quisiera. Me duele la espalda a mí sólo de ver la foto…

Pero como dice Plateau, Aggggggmi es lo mismo que Jatamí (el del “Diálogo de las CivilizacionesBig Hug Ehhh, no, con ciertas personas los abrazos no: “Narices perderás y aún dientes si te dejas besar de ciertas gentes“) o Rafsanjani, pero lo que pasa es que estos son más diplomáticos. O más hipócritas aún.Worried

Hamas and Fatah clashing… again

And we have had clashes errr, how many times now?

Just read this post from Bloodthristy Liberal. An excerpt:

Hamas and Fatah loyalists clashed Saturday at a mosque in the southern Gaza Strip, leaving nine people wounded in the latest flare-up of violence between the two factions, witnesses and medical officials said.

The melee erupted after Hamas tried to replace an independent cleric at a mosque in the town of Khan Yunis with one of its own religious leaders, witnesses said.

Hmm, yeah, the “independent” was not hard enough, eh?? At wits endAnd just to underline their peaceful nature they clash with each other in a mosque…

But that’s not all:

For the past few years, both Fatah and Hamas have been involved in a smear campaign against each other. The two parties have devoted tremendous efforts to manipulate the media, often feeding reporters with false information.

Applause Isn’t this Taquiyya, again???
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Traducción: Leales a Hamas y a Fatah lucharon ayer en una mezquita en el sur de la Franja de GAza, dejando a nueve personas heridas en la último episodio de violencia entre las dos facciones, según testigos y equipo médico.

La melée se produjo después de que Hamas intentara reemplazar al clérigo independiente de la mezquita en la ciudad de Khan Yunis por uno de sus líderes religiosos, según los testigos.

Hmm, así que el clérigo independiente, lo era de Hamas y no era suficientemente duro, ¿eh? At wits end

Bermejo y la bandera española

Filed under: PSOE,Spain — Nora @ 4:12 am

Esta noticia es de hace varios días y la tenía archivada para comentarla. Es la típica noticia que me hace pensar si realmente somos animales racionales o… ¿qué somos, de dónde venimos y adónde vamos? P

MSN Noticias

El ministro de Justicia, Mariano Fernández Bermejo, aseguró hoy que a su Ministerio y al Gobierno le gusta y defiende la bandera española “que une”, “la que se comparte, no la que se utiliza de “forma partidista”.En rueda de prensa, tras firmar un convenio con el presidente de la Junta de Andalucía, Manuel Chaves, el ministro dijo sobre las mociones que presentará el PP para que la bandera de España ondee en todos los Ayuntamientos, que este es el deseo del Gobierno y del Ministerio que “trabaja para que todas las instituciones tengan nuestra bandera”.

No obstante, aclaró que el ejecutivo de José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, trabaja “desde la responsabilidad y desde el sentido del Estado y no haciendo cuestión partidista de ese tema y utilizando la bandera contra nadie”.

Pero ¡¡¡qué imbecilidad…!!! Angry ¿Cómo alguien puede decir que el PSOE, que no usa la bandera española ni en los mítines ni siquiera en los Ayuntamientos, usa la bandera que une? Pero ¿se puede ser más netamente cursi?

Las veces que yo he ido con la bandera española en la mano, no era para pasársela por los morros a nadie, era porque YO quería llevarla. Los socialistas se piensan que llevamos la bandera como esos señores que se casan con la buenorra para llevarla de mujer florero y dar envidia a los amigos… Pues mire, no. Yo la llevo porque considero que es mi derecho llevarla y porque estoy orgullosa de lo que representa, aunque su gobierno cada vez me da menos razones para estarlo.Sick

Ahora bien, cada uno es libre de sentirse como guste: a ustedes les repatea que usemos la bandera, porque sigue siendo un símbolo de unión por encima de otras diferencias. Y como ustedes no la usan NUNCA, entonces los demás no podemos. De modo que no usar la bandera es para ustedes, usar la “bandera que arropa y que une“.I dont know

La lógica de Aristóteles y de Santo Tomás no sabemos dónde está… [Pero qué digo, uno era un fascista y el otro un monje católico, sabihondo y artistócrata… ]

Catholic publisher’s manual on teaching Islam in schools not supported by Spanish bishops

Filed under: Catholic Church,Islam,Spain — Nora @ 3:59 am

Catholic publisher’s manual on teaching Islam in schools not supported by Spanish bishops

The Bishops’ Conference of Spain announced Thursday that the publication of a controversial manual on how to teach Islam in schools by SM Publishers, which is operated by the Marianists, was done so with out the knowledge or consent of the bishops.“In order to avoid confusing the true and much-wanted inter-religious dialogue with relativism and religious indifferentism, and in response to doubts that have been raised in this regard, it should be known that this publication has not been carried out with the knowledge or the consent of the Bishops’ Conference,” the statement indicated.

“Responsibility for the publication of this book and others planned for the same series lies with the Publisher,” the bishops stated.

The book in question, “Discovering Islam,” was put out by the Santa Maria Foundation’s publishing company with financing from the Ministry of Education and Science.

There is no room for another idiot in this world.. and in Spain even less!

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Vamos a ver si me aclaro: resulta que la editorial SM (que si no recuerdo mal también ha sacado un libro sobre Educación para la Ciudadanía que tira para atrás…), ha publicado un libro sobre cómo enseñar el Islam en las escuelas titulado “Descubriendo el Islam”.

En primer lugar, la publicación en sí de un libro en el que se alaba al Islam por una editorial católica (pertenece a los Marianistas) es ya tener un problema psicológico: esquizofrenia, doble personalidad o algo así. O dimitud…

Pero es que además, no tenían el permiso de los obispos quienes han emitido un comunicado diciendo:

Para evitar confusiones en el verdadero y muy ansiado (¿?) diálogo con el diaólogo interreligioso con el relativismo y la indiferencia religiosa (y luego dicen que los abogados y los médicos tenemos un lenguaje muy difícil, complicado…., pues esa frase se las trae), y en respuesta a las dudas que han aparecido al respecto, debe conocerse que esta publicación se ha realizado sin el conocimiento o el consentimiento de la Conferencia Episcopal. La responsabilidad por su publicación y otros planificados en esta serie (o sea, ¡¡¡¡hay más!!!!) corresponde en exclusiva al Editor.

Lo dicho en este país no cabe un tonnnnnnnnnnnnto más…. Sólo faltaría que la Conferencia Episcopal diera su consentimiento para libros que ayudan a “descubrir” otras fes…

Zapatero and Putin speak about Burma – Zapatero y Putin hablan sobre Birmania

Yesterday: Buddhist leader Dalai Lama Extends support to Burmese protesters. Today: DW:

Germany’s foreign minister said China is still upset over a meeting between the German chancellor and the Dalai Lama last week. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said his talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Friday touched on Iran and Burma but Sunday’s meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the exiled Tibetan leader in Berlin emerged as the main issue. China reacted angrily to the encounter, warning Germany that bilateral ties had been damaged and insisting the Dalai Lama was a dangerous figure who sought independence for Tibet. China routinely criticizes visits abroad by the Dalai Lama, who fled Tibet for India in 1959 during a failed uprising against Chinese rule.

I have been in today’s protest in Madrid, where there were THREE vans of anti-riot police. I just don’t know what they were there for really. The people who were there were all peacefully protesting against the crackdown in Burma, no one was going to turn violent.

I have not been able to take but one photo (the camera was full and I am a fool for not copying them before in the PC ) . These were the dangerous people against whom the Government sent the policemen:

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The event had been organised by the anti-Castro “Cuba Democracia ¡Ya!”(that is, “Cuba, Democracy Now!”). That’s why the placard reads “Down with dictatorships in Cuba and Burma“.

There were not a lot of people, but the day was awful, nearly raining (you can see the sky, normally full blue, totally cloudy). And it is Saturday morning and, if it would not have been for blogs, no one would have known. No TV spoke about it, that I know of. And if normal MSM don’t speak, it does not exist.

Anyway, with not so many people there, the presence of all the policemen was ridiculous, to say the least.

Lastly, Zapatero has, at least, spoken about Burmese dictatorship, speaking with Putin:

Both men also spoke about the worsening situation in Myanmar. They agreed that the international community needs to monitor the situation very closely, but the leaders believe it is still too early to draw conclusions or introduce sanctions.

I was going to write I am shocked but I’m not the least. Zapatero has a good relationship with China -to whose leaders he did not even remind their lack of respect for Human Rights- asking even for a lift in the arms embargo (but afterwards claiming he is a “pacifist ). And now wants to strenghten the ties with Russia. But he has again mistaken the rules about basic sight regarding diplomacy: in the same statement Putin remarked that Lugovoi was a Russian citizen who could not be extradited by now:

“Mr Lugovoy is a Russian citizen. As we have said several times, if we are given any evidence of illegal activity, the Russian law enforcement system will certainly take the decision to bring anyone to justice. Unfortunately the demands from our British partners to extradite Lugovoy are not supported by any documents that prove that he has committed any illegal actions. There is the demand to extradite him based only on suspicion – but no proof,” said the Russian President.

The Spanish Prime Minister did not comment directly on the ongoing dispute between Moscow and London.

From bilateral ties to international problems, Madrid and Moscow seem to share not only many common projects and goals, but political viewpoints as well. Both the Russian President and the Spanish Prime Minister seemed very satisfied not only with the course of their talks, but with the development of their countries’ relationship. The frank discussion of various international issues is further evidence that Russia and Spain are generally in agreement politically.

This could be another front on the bad relationship that Spain has had with Great Britain since Zapatero came to power -even if Blair did not show it very much as Bush has done-. Gordon Brown has been one of the toughest leaders speaking against Burmese crackdown and his Government is the one who is asking Putin to extradite Lugovoi, now in the party of ultra-nationalist and supporter of polygamy to defend the purity of Russians, Zhirinosky.

Kate has a lot of photos from the protest in Washington: Of all of them this is the most significant of all:

(Para lectores españoles: “China: ¡Frena a los asesinos birmanos! Exigimos a China que inmediatamente:

  • condene la represión violenta de los monjes budistas y de los demás que protestaban pacíficamente.
  • deje de apoyar al gobierno militar birmano.”)

John from This Ain’t Hell has also posted some photos of the event.

Aquiles writes there are concentration camps on the making in Burma.

God help them. Because we, human beings, are too coward to do it.

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He estado en la protesta contra la represión en Birmania en donde casi había más policía que personas protestando (había TRES furgones de policía anti-disturbios, que no entiendo realmente para qué estaban allí…). La única foto que he podido sacar está arriba.

Pero se entiende esta actitud si consideramos las declaraciones de Zapatero junto a Putin en Rusia:

Están de acuerdo en que la comunidad internacional debe monitorizar la situación de cerca, pero ambos líderes creen que es todavía muy pronto para sacar conclusiones.

Para una persona que está dando la tabarra con que a su abuelo lo mató Franco este tipo de declaraciones son del todo sorprendentes (o no, si consideramos lo que dijo a la madre de Irene Villa). Además, son una muestra de frialdad hacia las personas que protestaban pacíficamente totalmente inaudita. Como si la vida de 200 personas, los campos de concentración (arriba, link de Aquiles), los monjes detenidos en los conventos y la seguridad física y piscológica de los demás, no le importase nada (realmente no, no le importa nada).

Pero es que además puede provocar otra crisis diplomática con Inglaterra, porque Gordon Brown es uno de los líderes mundiales que más se ha destacado en la denuncia de lo que acontece en Birmania y porque en la misma rueda de prensa, Putin volvió a repetir que no va a extraditar a Lugovoi, al que se acusa del asesinato de Litvinenko y que además ahora se ha incorporado al partido político del ultranacionalista Zhirinovsky, que defiende la poligamia obligatoria para las mujeres rusas solteras, para de ese modo conservar la pureza de la raza rusa.

¿Y qué gana España? En primer lugar, el apoyo de China, con quien los socialistas en el Gobierno quieren estrechar relaciones para abrir su mercado a la inversión española -Zapatero incluso pidió que levantaran el embargo de armas a China, pero luego va por ahí diciendo que es “pacifista”-. Pero en segundo lugar, el apoyo de Rusia, con quien se subraya la plena coincidencia en política internacional de “ambos líderes”, es decir, Putin y Zapatero.

Por último, mete el dedo en el ojo a Bush que ya pidió fuertes sanciones en la ONU y ha decretado sanciones importantes contra 14 mandatarios birmanos.

Anti-anglosajonismo/occidentalismo puro y duro, aunque para ello haya que apoyar al demonio. Esa es la política exterior española.

Repito: había TRES furgones antidisturbios. ¿Tendrá algo que ver que se compara a Castro con los generales de la Junta birmana? ¿Y que sea socialista la Junta Birmana?

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