Friday, January 28, 2011
Sunspot energy hits most oppressed first
Robert Fisk writes in the Independent of the latest expose of leaked Palestine Authority papers from Al Jazeera, "The Palestine Papers," which are even more damaging than recent ones from Wikileaks:
The Palestine Papers are as damning as the Balfour Declaration. The Palestinian "Authority" – one has to put this word in quotation marks – was prepared, and is prepared to give up the "right of return" of perhaps seven million refugees to what is now Israel for a "state" that may be only 10 per cent (at most) of British mandate Palestine....It is not possible any more, for the people of the Arab world to lie to each other. The lies are finished. The words of their leaders – which are, unfortunately, our own words – have finished. It is we who have led them into this demise. It is we who have told them these lies. And we cannot recreate them any more.
See the Angry Arab and the Kabob blogs for lots more news and commentary from Arabs in America.
There's no doubt that these latest disgusting revelations have dramatized how much Arab leaders have lied about supporting Palestinians - and their own people - while selling out to the United States and Israel. (Who must accept partial blame if the result is not more democracy but a new set of dictators, this time religious.) The years of government corruption (bribery, looting tax monies, stifling free markets to benefit small cliques and ever growing bureaucracies, repression against those who complain) and the resulting poverty and anger of Arabs was just waiting for a good boost from a rising sunspot cycle to make revolutions happen.
Since the height of the cycle is still another year to sixteen months away, get ready to hear about lots of revolutions all over the Middle East in the next few years. (See the Palestinian students sitting in on the Palestine Authority here.) It looks like the revolutions of 1989 all over again. They may also follow in other nations of frustrated peoples, especially China, Iran, Iraq, not to mention lots more secessionist movements, including in the Forcefully United States of America.
Below is the latest sunspot cycle prediction from the U.S. Government (predicting it's own dissolution, eventually?). Yes, my Sunspot Cycles and Activist Strategy article needs more updating!