Støre does not want Assad to go

August 12, 2011

Whether or not Norway says he [Assad] must step down, does not decide how long he will be sitting, says Støre. That was witty? According to a doctoral thesis, the Norwegian model for conflict resolution lies in the then perceived successful resolution of the Eritrean-Ethiopian war, where Norway for the first time gave NGO’s a prominent, if not decisive role in conflict resolution. The problem with this, as was eminently underlined in a radio-program on the hunger catastrophe in Somalia on NRK 2 program Ekko, is that Eritrea has become the North Korea of the African continent, and where the hunger has hit harder than in the relatively more open Somalia. Norway simply dropped the long term work of resolving the fundamental ethnic tensions in “post-war” Eritrea, and may even have contributed to the impossible political and humanitarian situation by taking a short term and superficial approach to the situation on the ground. MORE from Norway!

The world has to deal with an incompetent theory of diplomacy because the Eritreans starved into submission? The argument I suppose is that it worked and therefor everyone else has to be held to that standard. We say it a lot that Leftists tend to compare UNLIKE things, but sometimes these incomparable concepts are amusing. Meanwhile, Africa starves while it’s leaders worry about Gaza. Wonder where they got that idea?

Africa Starves While it’s leaders Worry About Gaza

August 12, 2011

The worst drought in the region since the 1950s, At least 11 million people are touched by the disaster. In the Turkana district of northern Kenya, 385,000 children (among a total population of about 850,000) are suffering from acute malnutrition

Last week, the Archbishop Tutu sponsored a call for an arms embargo against Israel. Next November, Tutu will open in Cape Town the third session of the anti-Israeli Russell Tribunal, a standing organization that held two tribunals against Israel last year in Barcelona and London. During this event, Tutu will seek to determine whether Israel’s policies fit the international legal definition of the crime of “Apartheid.”

In Africa 30,000 young children have died since the start of the crisis. The world raised more than £600 million in aid. There is less than £350,000 in the African Union’s “special famine fund”. This is despite the Union’s 54 countries having a combined GDP of more than £1.2 trillion.

Kalonzo Musyoka, Kenya’s vice-president, Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s former president, and Thabo Mbeki, South Africa’s ex-leader, were delegates attending workshops at the £650-a-ticket conference. A golf tournament was planned for the final day. Famine and drought was not on the agenda. Guess what was on the agenda?


World oil reserves at tipping point, but stupid Woodstock hippies tip us over

October 21, 2010

Oil rig. Capacity to meet projected future oil demand is at tipping point, according to new research.

Dr Oliver Inderwildi, Head of the Low Carbon Mobility centre at the Smith School, said: ‘The common belief that alternative fuels such as biofuels could mitigate oil supply shortages and eventually replace fossil fuels is pie in the sky. There is not sufficient land to cater for both food and fuel demand. Instead of relying on those silver bullet solutions, we have to make better use of the remaining resources by improving energy efficiency. Alternatives such as a hydrogen economy and electric transportation are not mature and will only play a major role in the medium to long term.’

so stop it with the Alternative or bust jive. you are killing us.