April 22, 2009
The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Indian state, has called for a bandh (observe a general strike) tomorrow, as a protest against repressive measures adopted by Sri Lankan authorities. CM Karunanidhi has been severely criticised for speaking in support of the dreaded terrorist organisation, LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam).
Karuninidhi issued a notice to the Central Government of India to put pressure on the Lankan government for calling a permenant ceasefire. It might be worth mentioning that LTTE is the same outfit that was found responsible for the assisination plot that led to the surmise of former PM, Rajiv Gandhi.
As per official figures more than 30,000 civilians are still trapped in the war zone and the Lankan government has given a deadline for LTTE supremo Prabhakaran. The violence in the nation has already led to great loss of life and property.
LTTE was founded some 32 years ago in 1976 and has been engaged in one of the longest secessionist conflicts in Asia. A civil erupted in the state, with Tamils declaring their own idependent state. The government has limited LTTE to small area and have given the deadline to their chief to sureender. World Organisations like EU, UN and many nations have called upon the prabhakaran to surrender. The authorities have already made their plan of launching a major offensive strike to oust the leader, which might result in the loss of many lives.
However, there is one more twist in the whole story, the free buzz. The bandh or strike is believed to be a political gimmick to rally the support of the people in the wake of coming elections. That is why we sometimes consider the political leaders as the most adroit in creating a buzz, even surpassing the feats of the celebrities.
April 21, 2009
With the arrest of Phil Markoff, investigations regarding the hotel shoot out and Craiglist killer have taken a new turn. Phil Markoff, aged 22, was arrested in Warpole Boston. She is a medical student and was supposed to get married to her fiancee Megan McAllister.
Phil Markoff has been charged of murdering the 26 years old Julissa Brisman who was shot dead at the Marriott Copley Hotel on Tuesday in Boston. Phil Markoff has been described as a “Predator” and hunting down sex workers.
Earlier police had released the video tapes of the surveillance cameras, which showed Phil Markoff as one of the possible suspects. There were more than hundred leads and the latest led to the arrest of the accused.
Julissa Brisman, an aspiring model, offered massage services (sensual) and the ad was posted on the Craiglist. Police suspect that Phil Markoff selected her victims from the Craiglist Posts itself. In a report released earlier, police said that there have been at least three such attacks in a week and the one at Copley Hotel resulted in the homicide.
There are no report as of now as whether there was any other accomplice involved in the felony.
April 20, 2009
There is not much you can find as a controversy in Laura Bush’s profile. But may be there are some grey shades in Laura Welch’s. According to several websites, Laura Welch, who happens to be Lady Bush and the First Lady, was involved in a road accident case in 1963. The websites claim that she was a teen, 17 years old then and ran over a guy after ignoring the lights.
Police beating an African American
There are two things about this whole story that has raised public curiosity. One, that Laura Welch was not charged for killing the guy, despite being under the influence alcohol (as some say). This may just be an opinion or one more evidence to support the fact that the rich and powerful have easily got away because of loopholes in judiciary system.
Michael Dutton Douglas used to date Laura Welch and he was the one who actually got killed when Laura could not control her vehicle. Laura was driving her Chevrolet Impala sedan, when the fatal accident happened. Douglas succumbed soon after the crash and was declared as dead on arrival.
Jim Crow Sign
Obviously, people are not that stupid to have a muckraking session. It is more than gimmicks and publicity stunt. American constitution is the ideal for any democratic society or community. If things like this happen in America, what about other nations?
The police, legal system and other institutions have been criticised a lot of times to play foul and favour the privileged class. Earlier when interracial conflicts were at large, the “Jim Crow” period, police brutality against African Americans, against gay community, the Judiciary did keep mum and silent, making the wrong people to finally receive the brunt. If that is how it has been going and if that is how it will be going, than there is no point to endeavour the citizenship of world’s progressed nation.
April 17, 2009
Freedom Alliance – Yeah! Looks like they have got into one more initiative to dictate the terms to the world. The punchline says it all “Freedom for America”. But freedom from what? There is an adage, a popular one that touches some aspect of this noble mission, “Freedom comes for a price.” And who is going to pay that price – Tax payers, no, the rest of the world, seems so.
There is something utterly wrong with people. May be we never come to straighten up the facts. The Neo imperialism and fascist thoughts are never ceasing and Freedom Alliance is a real example of the fact. So that is how it goes – a bunch of crazy nitwits, singing to the tunes ‘Born in USA’ think that they have every right to protect their interests. There are more than 6.6 billion people that breathe on this planet and only 360 million of them constitute U.S. population. If the calculator on my PC is right it means that they just represent 5.5 percent of the total population.
We GOTTA think
There is one more fancy thing about the whole idea. America boasts about pluralism, secularism and different cultures and yet its citizens fail to understand the true meaning of such ideas. May be there is something wrong with the American education or institutions or the leadership, which encourage people like Freedom Alliance to trust millitary firepower more than mutual understanding and harmony.
I am sure that many of these dimwits have had a cursory encounter with Michiavelli’s thoughts. What they want is stability by making the whole world unstable. That is just crap, utter nonsense and that is what they cherish most. It is time that there be better initiative that would foster peace and prosperity.
Economy is failing and tomorrow anyone can rise and dictate terms. Now if Freedom Alliance and the Fascist Gasbags don’t stop here, they might receive the same treatment. War never ends, though the lives of the people do end. Therefore we suggest that it should be all over. Humanity and prosperity should be the motto not some millitary and power endeavours. If they can do that, welcome. Otherwise Buzz-off.