It would be great if some good news came out of the Middle East………. The death of over 70 people protesting against the new military
government over the weekend in Egypt ……. bombings in Libya, Iraq and Syria in the last few days ……. assassinations of opposition leaders
in Tunisia ……. all make it feel very unlikely ……….. but it would be so great if against all the odds some progress was made in the Palestinian /
Israeli situation……… today they are expected to begin peace talks partly due to shuttle diplomacy by US secretary of State , John Kerry …….
well over twenty years ago when I fist went there…….. I started to hope there might be some progress along the lines of a ‘Two State Solution’
…….. hey you never know ……. :))))))))
Cheers Jez XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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Well, if theres one thing that cant be taken away from us its hope…Would be bloody great if it happened…Not holding my breath
though..Hope all is good Bro xx
PaulS @ July 29, 2013, 7:39 am
No that little boy in the picture will be a grown man with his own kids if he is still alive……… no one should hold their breathe bro …….
Hope you are doin OK ?
Cheers Jez XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXX @ July 29, 2013, 10:06 am
Just another smoke screen to divert attention from what’s really going on and how bad things are in Syria, Egypt, Libya, Afghanisatan,
Iraq and the list goes on.
It’s all bullshit…even the word “hope” was hijacked by Obama and turned into a lie.
Harv.! @ July 29, 2013, 8:21 am
Hey Harv……. :))
….. that really is a depressing outlook bro…….. Im not sure Obama could fix any of those countries even if he
really wanted to make hope into truth for you bro ……… When I look at Syria I dont see the good guys we in the West should
support …… or even a good route towards helping to end the war …….. Assad’s Russian leaning police state is grim as hell and
largely beyond US influence……. the Islamist leaning insurgents would be glad to take US weapons then if they seized power how
would that be better for the people? how woud it be better for the US ? its all terrible but Im not sure its Obama ‘s fault…… or there
is much he can do about it??? I would still like to see a proper two state solution in Palestine / Isreal anyway…… at least life might
improve a bit for the people of Gaza ://
Cheers bro Jez XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Cheers bro Jez XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXX @ July 29, 2013, 10:20 am
I think you’ve taken what I meant wrong or I didn’t explain it. I don’t think Obama can fix anything, he’s just another puppet who
came into office saying one thing and once there did the opposite…there will be no change or hope until people realise politics
and democracy as it is now is set up to fool people.
I t wasn’t that long ago where there was outrage across the world that a US president had given the go ahead for opposition
offices to be broken into and spied on…yet no one seems to bat an eyelid that they’ve admitted wire/email taps on journalists,
admitted spying on US, UK and other European countries by recording all emails, texts, phonecalls ?
The US would love another Middle East bloodbath, why because they’re the ones supplying the weapons and they’re the ones
who go in afterwards and cherry pick all the contracts to rebuild the mess they caused.
People need to wake up and look at the bigger picture and stop being distracted by nonsense.
Get your V for Vendetta mask out, a revoloution is coming lol !
They already control most of the media, now they want to go after the likes of John Stewart because they point out the obvious
lies and contradictions…
Of course the people of Gaza deserve better, as do so many in other parts of the world, but it isn’t going to come from John
Harv.! @ July 29, 2013, 11:15 am
You really are trawling the web bro ……. :))))))))
that press release could be put out by McDonalds or KPMG or SKB…….
Actually Smith Klein Beechham should perhaps adopt it a bit more…….. all these mega organizations are attempting to
control media to their advantage…….. i have spent time with PR folks from mega corporations and the State Department
and the US and UK Military……. its not so different……. they want to control the agenda in a world where some of that
agenda is beyond control these days and there has to be some recognition by them that they have to move with the tools
and times of now……. :))))
Im not sure I completely go along with the US wants another bloodbath…… they don’t seem to
have profited that much from the last lot……. but hey I always identify with people who want better for ordinary folks
especially those in cool masks that make great pics :)))))
Cheers bro Jez XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXX @ July 29, 2013, 1:32 pm
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been
tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of italways.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
Harv.! @ July 30, 2013, 7:49 am
That is a great quote ……. its nice to hear an amazing Mahatma Gandi quote with him revered for who
he is ……. I heard a person trying to make out he ’embodied Christianity’ the other day something I found pretty
distastful almost felt like racism to me …… like he cannot be left to be the amazing person he was without a
Christian paint job …….. Anyway, nice to hear from him …… from you hehehehe………
Cheers Bro Jez XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXX @ July 30, 2013, 12:04 pm
When asked what he thought about Western Civilization, Ghandi said “It would be a nice idea”… I kinda feel the same way about peace
and reconciliation in the Middle East..it really would…be a nice idea..but it ain’t gonna happen anytime soon :((
The G of G xx @ July 30, 2013, 8:58 pm
Yes sadly I’m only really driven by the optimism of my former self as a young idealistic photojournalist arriving in the early days of
the first intifada … It was a hopeful time … In which people for the first time really believed in the twostate
solution …. I thought it
might happen… This was before the rise of Hammas and their nihilistic suicide bombings …. That brought back ‘from the river to the
sea’ is Islamic land… And the destruction of Israel as the objective… The whole thing then became as static and depressing as if
could be apart from the settlers expansion on the West Bank… They have not been static… Yeah logic tells me this is not a good
time because it never is … Experience tells me forget it…. And yet some where deep down I still have that optimistic thought that
violence and despair don’t need to be all that the Palestinians can ever get …. I want to believe there is hope…. And he is right
Western Civilization would be a good idea sometime soon would be good :))))
Cheers Jez XXX
PS ….. Gandhi would be proud of me I am posting from the vegan Cafe … Blossom. … On 23rd … The unchicken
Tastes like and looks like chicken but aparently it isn’t .. Dunno quite what it is hehehe…. But seein as nothing died … I think The big
G would be happy :))))
Jezblog NYC iPhone :))
@ July 30, 2013, 10:44 pm
Most things…that are a bit weird…usually “taste like chicken” :))
Mahatma Bendi xx @ July 31, 2013, 6:40 am
I find its Its always good to give them a go I find er well Unless you end up in emergency XXXXX
XXX @ August 6, 2013, 11:02 pm
Its always a useful`get out` isnt it?.. Mmmmm tastes like chicken, even if its half a pigs ear roasted in cat pee, and then smoked with the
skin off a dead seagull!!..Enjoy your meal Bro..whatever it is…
PaulS @ July 31, 2013, 7:39 am
I tried half a cat roasted in pig’s pee…that didn’t taste of chicken…it tasted of pig pee ?
Harv.! @ July 31, 2013, 2:51 pm
I have alreasy eaten enough seagull at a particulary individual curry house in Manchester …… we used to go there especially cos it
appeared so grim after god knows how many pints……. they closed it down for serving seagull in the curry……. I applaud them us
driunken student types wanted the authentic grim experience and were duly derved it……. I was always sick as a dog and thought it
was the drink……. hehehe…….. ah yes those were the sordid days hehehe……..
1/9/2015 j e z b l o g
Cheers Jez XXXXXXXXXXX
XXX @ August 1, 2013, 1:57 am
One imagines the talks are necessary to help the dictators in the rest of the middle east to get behind the US war on Assad in Syria they
all face potentially angry populations for whom the injustices of the treatment of Palestinians remain a burning issue. With no real
pressure on racist Israeli state, forcing Fata to the table by the threat of the US withdrawing $500 million per year in aid & having had to
drop the aspiration to membership of UN, Fata joining talks about talks won’t get Israel to change policy and when the talks inevitably
collapse Israel can then carry on building settlements, annexing water etc & completing their apartheid wall, with bonus they can blame
the intransigence of the Palestinians…. and ignorant and ineffectual handwringing by liberal elites can continue.
John @ July 31, 2013, 8:51 am
Almost with u on some of that……. er well kinda almost …….. :))
I can’t help feeling something could be good………….