Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Hamas and Fatah Agree to Ceasefire - A Long Way Away From Peace

Hamas and Fatah are swapping hostages in a ceasefire deal which went into effect Tuesday, after more than 30 Palestinians were killed.

Now, this is news - and I'm the one reporting it!

Yes, you better believe it! It's not yet on CNN, but it's on my blog!

To be frank, I find it amazing. Every time Israel takes one step into Gaza, they are shouted at, "Hey, leave them alone! They're a peaceful nation!"

On the other hand, when it comes to infighting between the Palestinians, no one seems to know that they exist.

Unfortunately, this is a reality that world powers do not seem to understand. International mediators consisting of the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations will be in Washington this Friday to revive the peace process.

According to the US government, the logic is quite simple. If you can't run your own country, at least show them that you can run another country. It goes further... If you can't run another country, show them that you can run another country!

But, if Hamas and Fatah can't get along, can Israel make peace with them?

If you ask me, this calls for a new strategy. Maybe it's time to leave Israel alone. Let's take care of our own problems and let the Israelis take care of their own problem.

Saturday, September 30, 2006


Hi Everyone,

Sorry I haven't written much lately, I've been tied down with different things.

Hopefully I will be back on track later on this week.

On behalf of the Jewish New Year, I would like to wish all people reading this blog 'A Happy New Year & May you be Sealed in The Book of Life'.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Memorial of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin

A Memorial for Steve Irwin was held today in his family owned zoo.

The likes of Australian PM John Howard, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Cameron Diaz, The Wiggles, Larry King, Justin Timberlake, Hugh Jackman, Wes Mannion, Peter Beattie all spoke at the memorial. There were also moving tributes from his daughter Bindi, and dad, Bob.

His daughter Bindi said her own tribute from a sheet of paper in front of an image of her dad.

She said: "My daddy was my hero - he was always there for me when I needed him."

"He listened to me and taught me so many things but most of all he was fun.

"I know that Daddy had an important job. He was working to change the world so everyone would love wildlife like he did."

She said her father built a hospital and bought land to give animals a safe place to live and she wanted to continue his legacy.

"I don't want Daddy's passion to ever end," she said. "I want to help endangered wildlife just like he did."

"I have the best Daddy in the whole world and I will miss him every day," she said.

"When I see a crocodile I will always think of him and I know that Daddy made this zoo so everyone could come and learn to love all the animals.

"Daddy made this place his whole life and now it's our turn to help Daddy."

For links on the the occasion:




Video 1

Prime Minister John Howards speech

Bindi's speech

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Iran's Ahmanejad Loves NY!

That's one plane the terrorists got to blow up!

We have a visitor!

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran will be flying to NY within the next few days to speak at the 61st annual session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

He will leave on Wednesday morning on a visit to Senegal, Cuba and Venezuela before going to New York to attend the 61st annual session of the United Nations General Assembly.

On the first leg of his tour, President Ahmadinejad will pay a one-day visit to Senegal at the invitation of President Abdoulaye Wade who was in Tehran on June 24. He will hold talks on ways to expand cooperation with the West African state.

President Ahmadinejad will then go on to Cuban capital of Havana to attend the meeting of the Group of 15 and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit.

He will then fly to the Venezuelan capital of Caracas to meet President Hugo Chavez. The two countries are to sign new cooperation agreements.

On the final leg of his current trip, President Ahmadinejad will address at the 61st annual session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Wait! Now is the time President Bush! He's either with us or against us! He's in our hands. Time to make an arrest!

Now's the time! Do we really need the UN?

Oh, and since your never going to capture him anyways, at least give him a T-shirt saying, "I Love NY!"

Monday, September 11, 2006

War on Terror, 9/11, Iran, Iraq & Kabbalah

Nowdays, everyone wants to know,

"What was Bin Laden thinking?"

"What is Ahmanejad thinking?"

"Why are they trying to kill us?"

I found a new and novel interpretation on the War on Terror.

We all know that the Terrorists are out for are souls more than our
bodies. They wish to convert us all to Islam. Why do they wish to do

It is deep rooted in Ancient Mystical Arabian teachings.

I found a blog which tries to understand these teachings and the ultimate goal is to learn how to overcome it.

It can be found at Being Holy

Read the post titled, 'Osama's Missing Letter'.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Pictures of Sydney Harbour

Look at the pictures! Sydney Harbour in all its beauty, yet untouched by terrorists!

It looks like they're not so powerful after all. I mean, we are now five years after Sept 11 and they have not been able to attack Australia.

Australia, a country who supported the War on Terror, and I must say, one of the only countries who supported the War on Terror, has not been attacked.

Well, you may say that the attack in Bali was an attack on Australians, as those are the people who visit Bali. There is some credence to that, but what we also find is that the Australian national security councils are so far doing a better job than the USA.

Here are some more pictures of Sydney Harbour which I took while there on vacation:

Friday, September 08, 2006

Arrived at Last!

Hi Everybody,

I've been a little jetlagged lately.

I arrived last night at JFK Airport from Sydney Australia.

The flight was uneventful. I flew United Airlines, had a good seat towards the front of the plane. Plenty of legroom. There was only one slight problem. The travelling time was about 20 hours.

How I wait for the time when we will use space ships to fly to Australia!

I won't have time to write much till late Sunday, but I'll try to post tomorrow a few pictures I took of the Harbour bridge.

I'll be back on the usual track Sunday - Monday.


Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin lives on in hearts of kids all around the world

I've been a little busy lately. I've been in Sydney, Australia and will be flying back to New York tomorrow, so I didn't have a chance to write an article. What I did do is bring you an article about Steve Irwin, famous Australian Crocodile hunter who was killed this week by a stingray.

Steve Irwin had such a profound impact on children that many parents believe his tragic death will be a landmark for kids in the way the deaths of John F Kennedy and Princess Diana were for adults.

Many younger Australians were grieving for the Crocodile Hunter as if they had lost a member of their own family, parents say.

"This guy has been in our lounge room for years," said one Sydney mother who has been consoling her tearful primary schooler since breaking the news the TV wildlife enthusiast had died after a stingray barb punctured his chest while filming off the Queensland coast.

She said her nine-year-old son Louis had repeatedly asked, "Is he really dead?" and then cried throughout the evening.

"He knows everything about the Crocodile Hunter, his wife Terri and their kids," said mother Maureen.

"It sounds corny, but he feels he does know the family.

"He has watched all the Crocodile Hunter DVDs again and again.

"He went to a school dress-up dance as the Crocodile Hunter, with little grubs sewn on his shirt.

"He wants to be a Crocodile Hunter when he grows up.

"He cried in the bath holding on to a toy crocodile.

"This is like JFK for kids, or Princess Diana - a young, popular person suddenly snatched away."

Daniel, 11, asked: "Why did it have to be Steve Irwin? Why couldn't it be someone older like Sean Connery?"

"It was as if he was part of the family," said Daniel's father Brian.

Kids and school groups were prominent among the one million visitors a year to Irwin's Australia Zoo park on the Sunshine Coast.

The host met many of them personally.

He dealt with something most kids love - animals - and he did it in an engaging, enthusiastic, almost childlike way.

"Most adults learn to curb their enthusiasm but kids saw him as an adult who never grew up," said one mother.

"A whole generation of kids grew up with him," said British wildlife author Nigel Marven, "and they love reptiles and snakes.

"His passion got kids interested in wildlife and nature."

"A lot of people presenting television just look at the lens and talk to the glass," said Irwin's producer John Stainton.

"But Steve has a unique ability to get through the lens and talk to you.

"He almost jumps into your lounge room."

Irwin's popularity with kids was compounded by DVD projects like Wiggly Wiggly Safari, when he teamed up with top children's entertainers The Wiggles.

Irwin had a cameo role in Eddie Murphy's film Dr Dolittle 2, and a character modelled on him appeared in the animated series South Park.

Then there was the Croc Hunter merchandise, including talking dolls and pinball machines.

Counsellors have urged parents to take their children's bereavement seriously.

"Parents should give them a chance to talk about their feelings," clinical psychologist Judith Locke told a Sydney newspaper.

Younger children were also saddened by Irwin's demise, even if they had not yet fully grasped the concept of death.

Typical was the response by four-year-old James who, after being told that Irwin had "gone to God", said: "But he's still alive on the TV, isn't he?"

The article is from the Sydney Morning Herald and can also be found at http://www.smh.com.au/news/business/its-like-jfk-or-diana-for-kids/2006/09/05/1157222122185.html

Monday, September 04, 2006

Iranian FM to Annan: We May Critisize Jews In Holocaust

Unfortunately, according to the Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki there is only one thing which can not be critisized. That is Muhammed.

According to the Foregn Ministers spokesman, in discussions held with UN's Kofi Annan:

"Asked about reports that Annan had voiced concern in a meeting with Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on the Holocaust exhibition in Tehran, he said, "Annan expressed his view on the exhibition.

"We also voiced our own stance.

"We believe the Holocaust is not a sacred issue that cannot be criticized."


The exhibition is of 200+ cartoons on the holocaust portraying the Jews in a bad light.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has drawn international condemnation for dismissing the Holocaust as a "myth."

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Is Koffi Annan Nuts?

Is Kofi Annan Nuts? You be the Judge.

Here are some recent snippets of his press conferences in the Middle East with my comments:

Beirut, Lebanon, 28 August 2006 - Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Press Conference with Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora:

I am urging my Israeli interlocutors to lift immediately the blockade on Lebanon and I am working with them and other international partners to ensure this is done.

How about first speak to the International Partners to arrange another force in South Lebanon and then ask the Israeli’s to remove the blockade?

And we must also address the issue of all other prisoners (Meaning, the terrorists).

Are there not enough terrorists who are free? Do we need to free more?

I must say I have been impressed by the respect that Lebanon has shown the Blue Line since the cessation of hostilities and the discipline that has been shown all round.

I guess according to the Secretary General, terrorists can be impressive from time to time.

Down the line as we have indicated there will have to be disarmament but that is something that the Lebanese government and the people are going to resolve. There has to be a national consensus and a political agreement. If they come across weapons which are being used in a threatening way they may need to intervene. But other than that they are not going to go house to house searching for weapons; this is not their responsibility.

Well, MR. Annan, who is supposed to find the weapons?

I think we need to look at history and situations around the world. Many armed groups around the world have been disarmed. Many have been disarmed through political agreements and understanding, more through that route than through forcible disarmament. Most Lebanese would want to see a situation where the only authority in the land and the only gun in the land is under the control of the Government. So let's not kid ourselves and pretend that the only way to disarm groups of militia is through force. Look around you, look into history, I can give you lots of examples. And, some of the armed groups that you have unarmed are now in respectable governments. The IRA is one example.

With all due respect, what works with one terrorist group will not work for another. Try comparing apples to oranges – it’s more fun! Also, the IRA did not one the complete decimation of a country.

What happened here during the past six weeks should wake up the world and wake us up. What we need is to focus on the future and the longer term peace for the region. We need to tackle the root causes; we need to show that we do reenergize the Middle East peace process to ensure that what happened the past month in the past six weeks does not happen six months from now, six years from now.

Yeah, wake up yourself and let’s start the peace process again! Just don’t make the same mistake twice of trusting terrorists! Although, I would say it is quite hard to make a peace process without trusting a terrorist. We definitely got quite a problem.

Damascus Airport, Syria, 1 September 2006 - Prior to departure from Syria

To further assist in the implementation of resolution 1701 and this particular paragraph on arms embargo, the President informed me that Syria would undertake as soon as possible the following measures:
To establish, where possible, joint border patrols and control points with the Lebanese authorities.

To the Syrians: When you are joint patrolling, please don’t give weapons to the Hezbollah.

Tehran, 2 September 2006 - With Mr. Ali Larijani, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran

SG: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. I have just had a very good and constructive discussion with Mr. Larijani. As you can imagine, we discussed the nuclear issue as well as the many regional issues of concern to Iran and to the United Nations. I found the discussions helpful and it will come in handy as I move ahead with my work. And I need all the help I can because your region is keeping me and the United Nations very, very busy. Thank you very much, Mr. Larijani.
Sorry Mr. Annan, “I personally don’t find the Iranians helpful. They’re actually a pain in the ass.”

Saturday, September 02, 2006

What Constitutes a Democracy? US? Mexico? Iraq? Iran?

What makes a democracy? Is it the will of the people?

What constitutes the will of the people? Is everything done by an elected government constituted to be the will of the people? If an elected government doesn't act according to the will of the people, would it still be considered a democracy?

When the people overthrow a government, is it considered the will of the people? If it will, was Communist Russia considered the will of the people? Would it then be considered a democracy?

This is the multi billion dollar question facing our world today.

When we say Iraq is a democracy, is it according to the will of the people? When we say Iran is not a democracy, are the people against their president? I would say not! So what makes them not a democracy?

Is democracy a term given to a modern day government, as long as such a government doesn't run afoul of other governments?

In today’s news, a similar question is raised:

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Vicente Fox was forced to abandon his last state of the nation address to Congress on Friday after leftist lawmakers alleging election fraud seized the podium and refused to let him speak.

Shortly before Fox was due to give his speech, dozens of legislators who support leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador marched up to the podium, some with banners calling the president a traitor to democracy.

"Faced with the attitude of a group of legislators that makes it impossible to read the speech I have prepared for this occasion, I am leaving the building," Fox said in the lobby of Congress before walking out.

"Whoever attacks our laws and institutions attacks our history, attacks Mexico," he said. "Mexico demands harmony, not anarchy."

Several hundred protesters marched within a few blocks of Congress, throwing rocks at riot police. But there were no major clashes.

They accuse the president of complicity in a massive fraud to give victory to conservative ruling party candidate Felipe Calderon, his former energy minister. But foreign observers and Mexico's top electoral court do not agree the election was rigged.

Let’s say it was rigged, would it be considered democratic?

Was not President Vicente Fox elected by the people? So how can his decisions be undemocratic?

Does the fact that the new president elect was appointed through elections and approve by an electoral court make the decision democratic?

Or do morals decide democracy? If it is moral, it is democratic, if it is immoral, it is undemocratic.

If so, Iran, who is immoral, is undemocratic and the US, who tries to be moral, is democratic.

But then, if a king is just, moral and acts according to the will of the people, will his government be considered a democracy?!

Feel free to give your feelings on this question.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Iran's Ahmadinejad - crazy or genius? What are we up against?

My first impressions of the new Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were, “Here comes another evil nut. They pop up everywhere!”

But am I still sure that he’s an evil nut?

I still believe he’s evil, but I am no longer sure about the nut part. Our good friend Saddam Hussein, aka ‘the rabbit’, was an evil nut. He was crazy, would ramble, would kill his own countrymen and was found in a rabbit hole.

This guy is not ‘a rabbit’. In fact, if you’d ask his countrymen, they’d probably call him, ‘Robin Hood’. He is charismatic; steals from the rich (the US and co. – oil) and gives to the poor (the Iranians). He also gives to the new Iran - Lebanon.

This past Tuesday a delegation from the Iranian government paid a visit to Lebanese President Emile Lahoud, Prime Minister Fuad Siniora and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri.

Upon completion of the tour, the head of the Iranian delegation Ali Saeedlou said that Iran is prepared to have a substantial share in the reconstruction of Lebanon.

He said,

“After my negotiations with the president and prime minister of Lebanon, it was agreed that we would start the first phase of assisting the people of Lebanon with the reconstruction of their roads.”
“Iran has agreed to repair damaged schools and religious sites, and will start reconstruction work within the shortest possible time.”

There you have it – gives to the poor – and the Arabs love him for it.

I would say that it’s time the world governments realize what they’re up against. It’s not terrorists, men who are hated by the nation. They are up against fathers, sons, brothers and cousins. In Iraq, children look out for American soldiers, to tell the terrorists to hide.

Unfortunately, we are at war with men who are beloved by their country and a leader who is more charismatic then Donald Trump. He is in fact better than The Donald. The Donald can only have one wife, this guy can have as many as he likes!

It's a battle of the body and it is also a battle of the mind and heart. Who will win the mind and hearts of the Arab nations. Until we learn the terrorist techniques it is impossible to win them.

If I was an Arab, Ahmadinejad would be the greatest leader in our history. That is of course, until he blows up all his followers.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Kyra Phillips Tastes Her Own Medicine

Well, well, well...

It looks like "Live From" anchor Kyra Phillips owes someone an apology.

On July 17 she said about the open mike of President Bush,

"President Bush had choice words about the Mideast crisis today in Russia. A microphone picked up comments meant for the British prime minister's ears only.

"CNN's Kathleen Koch is at the White House with the details. I think everyone likes to see those raw moments from time to time, Kathleen."

It looks like people do like to see raw comments and not only from President Bush. On Tuesday Kyra Phillips herself was caught unguarded. She wasn't talking to Prime Minister Blair at a conference, rather she was talking to a friend in the bathroom! She also wasn't critisizing foreigners, but was critisizing her own family!

She had apparently left the set around 12:48 p.m. EDT Tuesday for a bathroom break while the news channel carried Bush's speech marking the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Phillips' wireless microphone was turned on and picked up about a minute and a half of a muffled conversation she had with an unidentified woman where she apparently talked about her husband, laughed and talked about her brother.

"I've got to be protective of him," she said without being aware that the mike was on. "He's married, three kids, and his wife is just a control freak." CNN anchor Daryn Kagan broke into the telecast immediately afterward updating viewers on what Bush had been saying.

It looks like we all have our rare moments from time to time. That's fine. Just don't put them on air and if you do, please don't say them in the bathroom!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Letter from President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Lately Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been trying to suck up to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He sent her a letter in which he tries to find common ground and writes that both Germany and Iran has been screwed over by the west and the Jews.

This is the full text of his letter:

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate

Her Excellency Angela Merkel

The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany


Please accept my warmest greetings.

If it had it not been for Germany being a great contributor to progress in science, philosophy, literature, arts and politics;

If it had not been for a more important and positive influence of Germany in international relations and promotion of peace;

Moreover, if it had not been for the persistence of a strong will by certain global powers and special groups to constantly portray Germany as defeated and indebted country of World War II in order to continue their extortions;

And if it had not been for the presence of Your Excellency at the top of the executive branch of your country as an experienced stateswoman with bitter and sweet experiences in two dissimilar societies with different political systems and traditions,

And at the same time, if it had not been for the advantages that are limited to women, such as stronger human sentiments and certain manifestations of the divine compassion and kindness, specially in the position of a mother and being at the service of the people, and the common responsibility of all people with faith in God to defend human dignity and worth and to prevent violations of their rights and their humiliation, and proceeding from this conviction that we are all created by the Almighty and He has bestowed upon us all dignity and no one has any special privileges over the other, and under no circumstances could a society be deprived of its rights, barred from pursuit of progress and perfection or be controlled or humiliated;

Finally, if it had not been for the oppression, however different, of our nations, our shared responsibility to promote justice as the most basic foundation for promotion of peace and human equality, I would not have found the motive to write this letter.

Honourable Chancellor

Rulers come and go, but people with culture and history and their attachments and desires will keep on staying. Opportunities in front of those in position of high power are transient, even if they may be vast and broad. These opportunities are very auspicious and can play a key role in the negative and positive transformations and developments of a nation.

Those in position of high power do not normally have many opportunities, but are accountable before the Almighty and people due to their high responsibility. We know this, and you know it as well.

Some of these developments can have regional, continental and global ramifications and can hardly be overlooked.

For sometime I have been thinking why some nations that their history shows they have indeed had an important and prominent share and role in material and spiritual progress of mankind in various arenas of science, arts, philosophy, literature and politics and were makers of civilization are not allowed to be proud as a nation of their historical accomplishments and play their deserved and constructive role on the global arena. They try to keep the black cloud of humiliation and shame hanging over their heads. And even more regrettably, some of the leaders of such a nation regard this situation befitting them and their nation and try to justify it. This is really an astonishing phenomenon in today’s world. The propaganda machinery after World War II has been so colossal that has caused some people to believe that they are the guilty party by historical accounts and must pay the penalty fort the wrongs committed by their forefathers for successive generations and for indefinite period of time.


World War II came to an end with all its material and moral losses and its 60 million casualties. The death of human beings is tragic and sad. In all divine religions and before all awakened conscience and pure nature of mankind and the sense of right and wrong, the life, property and honour of people, regardless of their religious persuasion and ethnic background, must be respected at all times and all places.

Sixty years have passed since the end of the war. But, regrettably the entire world and some nations in particular are still facing its consequences. Even now the conduct of some bullying powers and power-seeking and aggressive groups is the conduct of victors with the vanquished.

The extortion and blackmail continue, and people are not allowed to think about or even question the source of this extortion, otherwise they face imprisonment. When will this situation end? Sixty years, one hundred years or one thousand years, when? I am sorry to remind you that today the perpetual claimants against the great people of Germany are the bullying powers and the Zionists that founded the Al-Qods Occupying Regime with the force of bayonets in the Middle East.

The Honourable Chancellor

I have no intention of arguing about the Holocaust. But, does it not stand to reason that some victorious countries of World War II intended to create an alibi on the basis of which they could continue keeping the defeated nations of World War II indebted to them. Their purpose has been to weaken their morale and their inspiration in order to obstruct their progress and power. In addition to the people of Germany, the peoples of the Middle East have also borne the brunt of the Holocaust. By raising the necessity of settling the survivors of the Holocaust in the land of Palestine, they have created a permanent threat in the Middle East in order to rob the people of the region of the opportunities to achieve progress. The collective conscience of the world is indignant over the daily atrocities by the Zionist occupiers, destruction of homes and farms, killing of children, assassinations and bombardments.

Excellency, you have seen that the Zionist government does not even tolerate a government elected by the Palestinian people, and over and over again has demonstrated that it recognizes no limit in attacking the neighbouring countries.

The question is why did the victors of the war, especially England that had apparently such a strong sense of responsibility toward the survivors of the Holocaust not allow them to settle in their territory. Why did they force them to migrate to other people’s land by launching a wave of anti-Semitism? Using the excuse for the settlement of the survivors of the Holocaust, they encouraged the Jews worldwide to migrate and today a large part of the inhabitants of the occupied territories are non-European Jews. If tyranny and killing is condemned in one part of the world, can we acquiesce and go along with tyranny, killing, occupation and assassinations in another part of the world simply in order to redress the past wrongs?


We need to ask ourselves that for what purposes the millions of dollars that the Zionists receive from the treasury of some Western countries are spent for. Are they used for the promotion of peace and the well-being of the people? Or are they used for waging war against Palestinians and the neighbouring countries. Are the nuclear arsenals of Israel intended to be used in defense of the survivors of the Holocaust or as a permanent thereat against nations of the region and as an instrument of coercion, and possibly to defend the interests of certain circles of power in the Western countries.

Regrettably, the influence of the Zionists in the economy, media and some centers of political power has endangered interests of the European nations and has robbed them of many opportunities. The main alibi for this approach is the extortion they exact from the Holocaust.

One can imagine what standing some European countries could have had and what global role they could have played, if it had not been for this sixty-year old imposition.

I believe we both share the view that the flourishing of nations and their role are directly related to freedom and sense of pride.

Fortunately, with all the pressures and limitations, the great nation of Germany has been able to take great strides toward advancement and has become a major economic powerhouse in Europe that also seeks to play a more effective role in international interactions. But just imagine where Germany would be today in terms of its eminence among the freedom-loving nations, Muslims of the world and peoples of Europe, if such a situation did not exist and the governments in power in Germany had said no to the extortions by the Zionists and had not supported the greatest enemy of mankind.

It is sad to admit that Europe has lost a lot of its clout in global interactions and has not been able to face and overcome major challenges by relying on itself. This is, of course, understandable. The big powers outside of the continent intend to prove that Europe cannot rely on itself and do anything without their help and intervention.

Our people have also suffered from the interventions by some of the victors of the war after World War II. For many years they interfered in our internal affairs and did not want to see our nation conquer the pinnacles of progress and perfection. They had their eyes on our natural wealth, above all on our energy resources. To secure their own interests, they overthrew the legally constituted government of the time, installed a dictatorial regime and supported it to the end. Later, they supported Saddam in the war imposed on our people and observed no humanitarian boundary in their support for the Iraqi dictator. Our nation has experienced the pain and anguish from the interferences of those who are now crying out for human rights. There are still many suffering from the wounds and injuries of this war.

Many of these aggressions have taken place by those who regard themselves the victors of the World War II. They allow themselves to do whatever they wish, and unfortunately, after the end of the Cold War, the arrogance and expansionist ambitions of these powers have escalated.

We believe that still a major part of the peoples of the world and even international organizations are under the influence of the behaviour and the conduct of the victors of the World War II.

I explained the position of the people and government of the Islamic Republic of Iran at the United Nations General Assembly. Is the present state of affairs such as the rules governing the work of the Security Council, especially the right to veto, fair?

Do you not think that the time has come to change these rules in cooperation with independent governments? These rules are by no means acceptable to the collective conscience of nations and are contrary to the sense of reason and human nature. At least, if we want to be fairer, some other countries of the world should be allowed to benefit from the right to veto.

Madam Chancellor

You are familiar with the pains and sufferings currently afflicting our world. Today, the pain and suffering of the people of Iraq that come from occupation, absence of security and daily acts of terrorism are tormenting the entire humanity. Relentless interferences of some bullying powers in the internal affairs of other nations, antagonism toward the inalienable rights of nations to have access to more advanced technologies, subjecting nations to permanent threats by relying on arsenals of chemical and nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction, opposition to popular governments in Latin America, supporting coup d’état and dictatorial regimes, absence of due attention to Africa and taking advantage of the power vacuum there to plunder their wealth are among the problems facing our world today. In my letter to President Bush, I spelled out a long list of contemporary global problems.

Where are the roots of these problems? How long can they continue? Do you not think that the main root lies in the fact that some of the rulers and powers of today have distanced themselves from the teachings of the divine prophets, the teachings of Abraham, Moses and Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) and the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him).

These teachings are in all divine religions that you and I believe:

· God is the creator of all things and beings. We have all been created free and He has not allowed us to be the servant of anyone other than Him.

· He has commanded us to worship Him and to avoid all oppressors and tyrants.

· He has commanded us to be virtuous, to be good to and serve the people, and has directed us to be kind to and defend the oppressed and fight the oppressors.

· God has given humans dignity and scorns their humiliation.

· He has sent his messengers with clear reasons, the Book and a balance and has called on his servants to promote justice.

Based on these shared principles and foundations of our faith, we believe:

· Peace and tranquility can only be established and endure on the basis of faith in God and justice.

· Peace and dignity are the rights of all nations.

· Pursuit of progress and better livelihood combined with spirituality, compassion and well-being is the right of people.

· You and we can found a new movement to achieve these noble human ideals by relying on these principles and the articles of faith that are common to all divine religions.

Our nations believe and are committed to these pillars of faith. The history has shown that the people of Iran are not familiar with aggressing and brutalizing other nations. Nevertheless, we do not allow being the subject and victim of aggression and brutality. The experience of the eight-year war clearly demonstrated this fact to the whole world.

I believe we and you have both been the subject of tyranny. They do not respect your rights and want us also to forego our rights. Fortunately, I have heard that you also speak your mind openly and are against engendering tension and wars.

Honourable Chancellor,

The inner instincts and nature of the peoples of the world have wakened up.

Tendency toward faith in the oneness of God is on the rise.

People will no longer tolerate to be tyrannized, humiliated and their rights violated.

The prevailing circumstances today differ from those of yesterday. Multiple standards and approaches in relations will not endure.

Iran and Germany can play a more important role together in the international arena by relying on the noble and high values.

This cooperative relationship can also enhance the role of Europe on the global scene and serve as a model of cooperation between two governments and nations.

Without doubt, cooperation of two peace-loving, powerful and cultured nations of Germany and Iran will serve the interests of Europe as well. Together we must end the present abnormalities in international relations, the type of order and relations that are based on the impositions of the victors of the World War II on the defeated nations. Nations and many governments will be on our side on this path.

We must make the shadow of World War II disappear and help the international community to promote security, freedom and sense of tranquility.

The people of Iran and Germany are two great nations that have contributed to the making of our civilization. They have rich culture and have been in the forefront of science, literature, arts and philosophy. Both of our people have a strong faith in God and follow the teachings of divine prophets. They have also had long-lasting scientific, cultural and commercial relations and share many valuable mutual interests.

I have no doubt that with the cooperation of the two governments and the support of the two great nations we can take great strides forward in alleviating the problems and abnormalities of our world today.

Daring and courageous decisions are the key to our success in overcoming the existing problems, countering the violations of rights and defending the rights of nations.

To the extent that I know of the people of Germany, they will come along and join us and want restore their dignity and influence for the sake of global peace and calm. Our people have the similar spirit.

Together we will be able to prove to some powers that respecting other nations and their rights is good for them as well. Our two nations and governments, next to each other, will be able to play a fundamental role in promoting peace, security, progress, and human dignity at the scale of two countries and internationally.

In closing, I pray to the Almighty for the success of Your Excellency and the government and people of Germany.

Boulder Police Just Worked it out! John Karr is Innocent!

BOULDER, Colorado - The US police should hire bloggers as detectives. What we have known all along was just 'discovered' by a Boulder judge. John Mark Karr is innocent! (of this crime!)

The case against Karr started to crumble Saturday, when a forensic expert determined that DNA mixed in with a spot of JonBenet's blood found on her underwear did not belong to Karr.

Prosecutors said that finding contradicted Karr's statements about what he did to the girl.

"If Mr. Karr's account of his sexual involvement with the victim were accurate, it would have been highly likely that his saliva would have been mixed with the blood in the underwear," Boulder County prosecutors said in a motion they filed Monday to dismiss Karr's arrest warrant.

"No evidence has developed, other than his own repeated admissions, to place Mr. Karr at the scene of the crime," the motion said.

Prosecutors also were swayed by what they described as "strong circumstantial" evidence provided by Karr's family that he was with them in Georgia during Christmas 1996, when JonBenet was struck in the head and strangled with a garrote in her family's Boulder home.

"That's what we've been saying all along," said Larry Garrison, a spokesman for Karr's family.

It is also what I have been saying all along. I think I should join the Boulder police force. The sad truth is I don't think I can. I'm too qualified!