Politieke analyse

Zoals u wellicht weet, ben ik nogal een fan van Pepe Escobar. Hij heeft nu in Tomgram een stuk gepubliceerd, dat ik beschouw als de helderste politieke analyse van een belangrijk gedeelte van de wereld – dat van de Islam – die op het ogenblik beschikbaar is. Ik geef toe het is nogal een lang stuk om te lezen en daarom geef ik hier alleen maar een link, het is echter zeer de moeite waard.

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About hansdekoning

In februari 2011 73jaar. Ex-rijksambtenaar, houdt van katten en bonsai. Is door COPD en MD niet meer in staat die hobbies full time te beoefenen en heeft moeite met scherpstellen en dus lezen. Schrijft maatschappij-kritische blogs en stoort zich daarbij aan toestanden over de hele wereld. "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." - Jimi Hendrix
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One Response to Politieke analyse

  1. piet de vries says:

    Het westen misdraagt zich in Egypte ergens sinds 1880, de Britse bezetting.
    Het ziet er naar uit dat de Arabische / Islamitische massa’s eindelijk doorkrijgen wie hen onderdrukt en arm houdt.

    Hoe dat rond 1900 al toeging, zie het volgende:

    I’ll end with quotes from ‘Dinner with Persephone’, Patricia Storage, London, 1996. It’s a Greek travel book, written by an American girl. It describes beautifully the way the Greeks think, and feel.
    On page 320 begins the description of the life of Penelope Benaki Delta, daughter of a Greek tycoon, an Onassis type, born in Alexandria (Egypt) in 1874. She became a writer.
    She grew up in Alexandria; page 324: ‘There was the odd circumstance of living a life of power and privilege in a country in which her only contacts with the indigenous population were as servants or beggars. She commented that beating Arabs was not only permitted, but was obligatory, and the anecdotes she tells of her father beating the gardener for an imagined presumption, and of a British officer slashing an Arab’s face with a whip, provoke the thought that the roots of Islamic fundamentalism may not lie in the Koran, but in Europe.’
    Page 294: ‘When God takes political positions, people get murdered.’
    Page 61: About Cyprus ‘”Well, God must find the solution,” he says, “God and the Americans, since it was they after all who brought this about, they who wanted the Turks to partition the island so they could have their bases. It’s a wonder they left the Greeks any territory at all”.’
    Page 184: ‘Tonight is the anniversary of the student protest against the junta at the University of Athens, the Athens Polytechnic, on November 17 1973, when the military drove tanks into the crowds of protesters, and several students were killed. …
    A number of people have also told me to stay at home tonight, and as much as possible today, since it is a day when anti-American feelings run high, since the United States supported the Greek junta, and played a shadowy role in planning the coup that put it in place.’

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