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Greetings friends and colleagues, the HD is on the road in C-C-Canada so he’ll keep this short and savagerous. A few updates– one of the HD’s favorite bloggers and confidantes has surfaced from the abyss to resume blogging. In the coming days and weeks, look for his legendary analysis on all things IR and the Middle East where he has spent some time in Damascus, Syria.
The Wyclef Jean saga continues… after initially telling his followers to respect the court’s decision that disqualified from running for the President of Haiti, it appears that Mr. Jean will challenge the election ruling. The HD usually doesn’t endorse foreign candidacies, but it already appears Wyclef is already showing promising signs of a budding politician. The HD says go for it!
Every time I make a run
Girl you turn around and cry
I ask myself, why oh why?
See you must understand
I can’t work a nine to five
so I’ll be Gone…’Til November
This is already reminiscent of what the Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, said in the hit 1987 classic, The Running Man:
I’m not into politics. I’m into survival.
“Passengers aboard it had heard about the attacks but decided not to turn back, he said.
‘After having a discussion among themselves about what to do, they decided to keep going,’ Daly said.”
“The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.” -Chinese proverb
Now, more than ever, Palestine needs a Mahatma Gandhi/Martin Luther King, Jr. figure. The HD isn’t saying violence is never the answer (he should have initiated some this past weekend when he got mugged!), but that in the face of overwhelming military might, it is not worth fighting via violence. A nonviolent resistance movement in Palestine would have overwhelming international support and finally end the “inhumane, illegal and insane” siege in Gaza. But Hamas would probably kill whatever leader arose. Sigh.
The HD is going to leave the Flotilla story alone for awhile. It looks like Fiachra shall be returning home soon. It will be very interesting to get his side of the story. The HD will aim for an exclusive!
via the Irish Times: “But I will make this point. If any harm comes to any of our citizens, it will have the most serious consequences.”
“Five Irish campaigners – including leading activists Dr Fintan Lane and Fiachra Ó Luain – are being held in the Be’er Sheva detention camp, from where they face deportation. Dr Lane and Mr Ó Luain were on board Free Gaza boat Challenger 1 which was boarded by Israeli forces.”
Scroll down to “Israeli attach on Gaza aid Flotilla“. She comes on around 15:00, but the whole segment is good.
And via Glenn Greenwald: “I wonder what people would be saying if Iran had intercepted a humanitarian ship in int’l waters and killed 15 or so civilians on board.”
The HD’s solution: we use Israel’s crack commandos to fight the Somali pirates.