Archive for the ‘World Events’ Category

The stupidness of the hotel bombings in Jordon, or why Al-Queda just doesn’t get it

November 13, 2005

One of the first things modern organized crime learned when they set up shop in America in the late 19th Century, and this is common sense when you think about but still, is that you don’t kill your customers.

Sure, you might bluff that you’ll kill them if they don’t pay your loaned-shark money back on time, you might even break their knees if they’re really late paying off a bet made to one of your bookies, and you might roll them outside in an alley when they get blind drunk at one of your illegal “liquoir houses” and houses of prostitution, but when you kill them then they aren’t income producers for you any longer and the name of the game for “The Mob” is always money, is always profit.

In Al-Queda’s case, what they’re selling isn’t whores or gambling or liquor, it’s ideology, and they just don’t get it apparently that even though they’re selling an intangible they’re still trying to sell something and if you go out and kill your customers just because they’re wearing the wrong kind of necktie or go to a church which is a little different from your own, then not only are you killing your best advertisements, your customer base that would otherwise be loyal to you, but you’re killing scaring the fool out of other potential customers and they’ll start avoiding all contact with you at all costs even though they might really want to down deep inside want to buy what you’re selling.

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The current troubles in the Sudan . . .

November 13, 2005

. . . reflect the past and current and highly probably future troubles in Africa in general…root-generational tribal warfare, religious hatred, intolerance of all but one’s clan, a poropensity towards indiscriminate genocide, etc.

If you remember the so-called “famine” in the Sudan that killed tens of thousands of innocents, it was no more an actual “famine” than a group of thugs hijacking a truckload of wholesale groceries bound for a Safeway supermarket, because that’s essentially what happened, a group of militarized mlitants/thugs/killers simply denied the free-flow of food in and out regions where their enemies were concentrated in and they had basically surrounded but couldn’t mount enough of a military offense to go in and finish wiping them out, so they engaged in what amounted to a “state of siege” just like they used to do to castles in the Middles Ages and waited and waited to starve them or starve them out so they could then murder them.

Africa, with its huge stockpile on natural and human resources, has the potential to become the greatest continent on Earth, has the potential to become the greatest concentration of the wealthiest confederation of nations on Earth, easily surpassing our own United States Of America or the EU or the Chinese Conferderations, BUT they’re going to somehow re-radicalize their mindsets and politics and quit living in the mindset of pre-Colonial times and get on with the business of business, get on with the cold hard fact that if they soon learn to at least try to live together that between increasing tribal warfare and AIDS and a multitude of other harshset problem they’re not going to be living much of any if at all much longer, not as recognizable independent nation-states at least.