Going to work on a Saturday, especially when most of the employees that don’t “have” to work are absent, just throws the whole week off. Saturdays become Sundays, and Sundays become Mondays, but by the time Thursday comes around, your mind is already sleeping in on a Friday morning, except it’s really only Thursday. So not only do I end up tired, bored and twisted on a psychological tight wire, but the way people in the rest of the world hate Mondays, I end up really, really hating Sundays. Although technically I should be hating Saturdays.
But before I go into a lengthy rant on Jordanian labor lies, let me set aside my confusion for the time being and rant about more important topics.
– The massacres taking place in Ghaza…I don’t know what to say anymore. The ironies alone are staggering in my mind. The Israelis have pretty much officially declared their intention to lay the foundations for a ‘holocaust’ in the strip. There is really no international outrage over this and I’m pretty sure if Israel ends up killing every living inhabitant in Ghaza, or even the rest of the Occupied Territories for that matter, that no one would mind at this point. And I would dare to include the Arab World in that equation. Has Palestinian life, has Arab life, been so devalued that it is now considered worthless on both the international and regional markets? Maybe.
There are those arguing about Hamas and rockets, and they are all valid arguments except to say, how did Palestine look like before Hamas, before there were homemade rockets being launched in to Sedorot? Israeli jets still bombed them back to the stone-age simply for breathing. Today is no different, with or without the rockets; with or without Hamas.
– The US is repeating history in Lebanon with the strategic positioning of an intimidating war ship off the coast of the country. Both Hizballah and Syria has criticized the move but I don’t think the US will back down until that thing gets bombed. The US claims it is a mere show of support for “regional stability”. It’s quite strange how the US shows its support for stability in a volatile and militaristic region, by sending a war ship.
Even stranger is how the US now remembers 9/11. They’ve taken steel from ground zero of the Twin Towers and made another warship out of it.