Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Who is HAMAS?

The world watched with Horror as Israel mercilessly destroy Gaza strip in persuit of peace in the middle East... How ironic. There was  little Palestinians on the west bank could do to help as their border was completely closed. Israel was targeting Hamas so they kept on saying, but how do you target Hamas when you collectively punish everyone. “Hamas is the real enemy of Palestinians” one would hear that statement over and over in Israel media including CNN, but was that so? What was the real aim of attacking Gaza? Was it to stop rockets being launched into Israel? They knew from the start that would not be achieved, how could they fight with faceless people with no uniform? Israel went in there with the hope of killing as many people as possible and leave and indeed they did just that. Who is Hamas any way?

America enjoys this animosity in the Middle East because Israel can spy for them anytime hence they never recognise Hamas government. Ban ki Moon want Israel to account for targeting UN facilities. Will they really account? History suggest that they will not, they have big brother US to protect them. It true though that Hamas is the enemy of Palestinians if they let Israel destroy Gaza in order to get sympathy.

The sad thing about War in Gaza was that Israel didn’t want media to report from the front line. CNN was reporting only what the Americans and their government wanted to know, Aljazeera did the same for the Muslim world there was now accurate information accept that so many defenceless people died …for what?


The Capitalist economy has become a casino economy. When it suits political chiefs they shift to social bail out for big companies. Does that mean only big companies are affected by financial crises. What is the criterion of assisting these companies? The question I never got an answer from is... if the American companies got bail out from the government, what about their clients. Who will bail out ordinary workers who are also affected by these financial woes? In the US alone more than 1,8 million people lost their jobs yet we heard nothing about how they could be bailed out. More people are going to lose their houses, but the government is not interested.

Last year we heard that Blue chip companies with BEE component that are facing serious difficulties should be bailed out. I am not sure as to how this wouldl help ordinary South Africans. What this means is that taxpayers will pay double to keep companies afloat. First our tax money will be spent on these companies, later they will have to pay back that money. Where are they going to get that it? Their clients who happened to be the very same taxpayer who paid for them in the first place will pay more bank charges to pay back the same debt.

This in short shows us that we live in a Casino type of economy where speculators can dictate what they want in the market. May be socialism is not bad after all if the US is contemplating to nationalise the American Bank, that would be the biggest sin during cold war years.