Resolved Question: EU: No Reconstruction
Senior European Union official Benita Ferrero-Waldner said Monday that the EU would give humanitarian aid to Gaza, but would hold off on rebuilding the area entirely until Hamas is out of power.
Rebuilding while Hamas is in power could be a waste of resources, Ferrero-Waldner implied. Speaking to the heads of foreign news agencies, she said, “We don't want to go on to reconstruct Gaza every I-don't-know-how-many years... What we would like to see is a clear sustainable peace.”
Several EU leaders have promised to help Israel fight weapons smuggling to Gaza along the Egyptian border. Residents of Gaza have to get involved in ending terrorism as well, Ferrero-Waldner suggested. “We have been at the side of the Palestinian population always and we will be at their side, but at the same time it's also for the Palestinian population on both sides to say 'We want peace,'” she said. For the posters who asked for the link:
type the title of the thread in Google-and you will have a dozen links.I chose two,at random,one pro-arab and another proÍsraeli.
Posted on 19 January 2009 | 5:52 am
Resolved Question: Has George W. Bush
“Decoding the Kremlin's exact intentions is as tricky now as it was in the days of the Cold War of the 1960s and 1970s. But the outlines are clear. Russia wants to recreate a "lite" version of its old Soviet empire in eastern Europe and to neutralise the rest of the continent. Unlike in the old Cold War, military action today is a last resort: for the most part, it is banks and pipelines, not tanks and warplanes, that do the dirty work.
This may sound strange, given what has happened in Georgia. But it is vital to realise this was not the beginning of a new Russian push, but part of something that began in the mid-1990s. Russia has nobbled Belarus -- the only other country, apart from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, that is ready to recognise the statelets of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. It props up the narco-state of Tajikistan, cossets the dictatorship in Uzbekistan and woos the benighted despots of Turkmenistan. It has a cautious alliance with China, in the form of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation; it has stitched up energy deals in North Africa; it flirts with Iran and sells weapons to Hugo Chavez, the America-hating windbag of Venezuela. And by using energy, diplomacy and divide-and-rule tactics, it is stitching up Europe, country by country, from Cyprus to the Netherlands.
And it works. Over the crisis in Georgia, Europe has shown astonishing softness. The leaders of the EU have been all but invisible. Where is the supposed foreign-policy chief, Javier Solana? Or the foreign-affairs commissioner, Benita Ferrero-Waldner? Meanwhile, Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, has been humiliated by the Russian breaches of the ceasefire agreement he negotiated.
Europe's weakness is the result of multiple forms of soft-headedness and short-sightedness. Partly it is simple anti-Americanism: if Vladimir Putin is making life difficult for George Bush, he must be a good guy. That attitude lies behind astonishing opinion polls in countries such as Germany. There is also a mistaken belief that Russia is an ally in the struggle against globalisation.
Although the Kremlin makes life difficult for Western oil companies and tightly restricts foreign investment in any industry it dubs "strategic'' at home, it is another story abroad. Russia delights in the possibilities of the global economy. If regulators in New York are sniffy about listing stolen companies on the stock exchange, there is always London. And if you fail even London's undemanding test, Dubai, Bombay and Shanghai await with open arms.”
Posted on 3 September 2008 | 10:57 pm
Resolved Question: Why do the irish spoil
whats wrong with being in line with the eu
we will all be stronger
bad show from the weak irish
Posted on 13 June 2008 | 10:56 pm
Resolved Question: Will Europe be
'Within a decade "there will be millions of environmental migrants," says the report by Javier Solana, the EU's chief foreign policy co-ordinator, and Benita Ferrero-Waldner, the European Commissioner for external affairs'.
Posted on 10 March 2008 | 7:07 am
Resolved Question: What s abolition treaty
thank you patriot ! and many biblicals prophecies talks about that why does british can do nothing? why the Queen agree with all this? A politician chosen to be president of the European Council for two-and-a-half years, replacing the current system where countries take turns at being president for six months
A new post combining the jobs of the existing foreign affairs supremo, Javier Solana, and the external affairs commissioner, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, to give the EU more clout on the world stage
A smaller European Commission, with fewer commissioners than there are member states, from 2014
A redistribution of voting weights between the member states, phased in between 2014 and 2017
New powers for the European Commission, European Parliament and European Court of Justice, for example in the field of justice and home affairs
Removal of national vetoes in a number of areas
Posted on 26 February 2008 | 4:51 pm