Archive for July, 2006
“Why d¡d you bite the hand that feeds you?” Yells President Roh Mo-hyun at North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. (English Chosun, 19 July 2006)
(adj.) Favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change;
Traditional or restrained in style; a conservative dark suit.
(n.) One favoring traditional views and values.
What’s wrong with this guy?
Kim Jong-il is out on a limb, so to speak, as he tries to avoid rising floodwaters. Bush and Koizumi are hacking away at the flood barrier when Bush turns to ask Roh Moo-hyun, “Hey, what are you doing just standing there?” (Hankyoreh Geurimpan, 20 July 2006)
(adj.) Moving forward; advancing; Proceeding in steps; continuing steadily by increments; progressive change.
(n.) A person who actively favors or strives for progress toward better conditions, as in society or government.
Goes into effect as more than 20,000 Canadians gather near the port of Beirut to board ships. Eight Canadian Killed by a Bomb Blast last Sunday, July 16th in Israeli airstrike, as Israel continued its attacks on Hezbollah bases in Lebannon, following the killing of eight Israeli soldiers and kidnapping of two soldiers.
Middle East Conflicts seems far from the solution. Conflicts have been going on for decades.
It seems endless. This bloody game is still going on.
Israel, Lebanon and the Palestinians have a long history of conflict. Here are some of the major flare ups:
1969: Lebanon allows Palestinians in Lebanon to “join in armed struggle.” Agreement stays in place until 1987.
1970-1971: PLO moves its base from Jordan to Lebanon.
April 1973: Israeli commandos kill three PLO leaders in Beirut.
1975: Civil war breaks out in Lebanon, lasts nearly 15 years.
1978: Israel establishes a 12-mile-wide “security zone” with Lebanon.
September 1978: Israel and Egypt agree to a peace treaty.
July 17, 1981: A U.S.-brokered ceasefire is signed by Israel, the PLO and Syria.
1982: Ceasefire ends. Hezbollah, a fundamentalist Shiite Muslim terrorist group, emerges.
Oct. 23, 1983: Hezbollah suicide bomber blows up the headquarters of U.S. Marine and French forces in Beirut, killing 298.
June 1985: Israel withdraws from Lebanon but keeps control of security zone.
July 1993: Israel attacks southern Lebanon.
April 1996: Israel and Hezbollah engage in a 16-day battle, in which at least 137 people are killed.
May 2000: Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon.
July 2006: Hezbollah fighters enter Israel, kill three Israeli soldiers and kidnap two others in a bid to negotiate a prisoner exchange, a demand rebuffed by Israel.
There will never be a peace there, as long as there’s people who think that they are better than the others. The conflicts going to go on forever. There is NO Right or Wrong side. There are only right and wrong actions which exist on both sides.
Take a good look at yourself
All truths are within you
To look for truth outside yourself is to search for water outside of ocean.
By Master SeongCheol (1912 ~ 1993)
By Black Eyed Peas & clips from “CRASH”