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Friday, December 19, 2014

Pembunuhan 141 Anak Pakistan Mendedahkan Kemunafikan Pejuang Jihad

141 Pakistani school kids were murdered in cold blood in Peshawar. Another seven adults (teachers) also died.  Today another 67 Pakistanis died in retaliatory attacks by the Pakistani air force. Here is the news :

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 67 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children — in a school massacre.

In the meantime Boko Haram has also kidnapped another 185 women, girls and children. 32 people were also killed.

Today is Friday. I was waiting to see if any of the religious clowns would be organising any demonstrations at the Masjid Negara, Masjid Kg Baru or Masjid Jamek to protest the murder of the 148 Pakistanis. I dont think there was any.

All the bloody Muslim countries around the world said hardly a thing. At least the Indian government observed two minutes of  prayer and silence in all schools  throughout India in memory of  those slain children.  And India is a Hindu country !! 

Tapi in Malaysia the sekolah pondok, madrassah and sekolah kebangsaan guys do not even know jack stuff about where Pakistan is.  Tapi depa kata 's-o-l-i-d-a-r-i-t-y'  dengan negara Islam !!

Pi dah mabuk.

At least the MCA released a media statement expressing regrets and sadness at the death of 148 school kids and teachers in Pakistan.  Did UMNO say anything?

Is it because the children who were killed were Pakistanis and not Arabs? Imagine if 148 Palestinians were killed by the Israelis. The entire 'Rejimen Tin Milo' will be out in the streets collecting donations for 'Tabung Jihad' in their Tin Milo. 

But when  148 Pakistanis died, there were no Tabung Tin Milo collections.  Pasal apa pula? Pakistani lives are not that important?

Good News : US Grows Up, Restablishes Relations With Cuba

The United States and Cuba on Dec. 17 took their most assertive step in several decades toward normalizing relations. 

The most important announcements concerned the resumption of high-level political discussions focused on renewing formal diplomatic ties between the countries, which have been nonexistent since 1961. 

Cuban and U.S. officials will hold high-level meetings in the coming months, and the two countries will work toward establishing embassies in Havana and Washington. 

The United States will also immediately relax some sanctions on trade and travel to Cuba. 

President Barack Obama announced that the United States would loosen certain restrictions on financial transactions with Cuba, remove some restrictions on U.S. citizens traveling to Cuba, and authorize the export of certain goods to the Cuban private sector. 

Obama has the legal authority to immediately implement the measures he announced, but he left the issue of formally lifting the trade embargo up to Congress. 

Together, the announcements signaled a gradual process of reopening Cuba to the United States.

Havana has much to gain from starting such a process, especially at a time when its regional partner, Venezuela, faces severe instability. 

Cuba fears that a declining Venezuelan economy will limit one of the island nation's sources of financing and low-cost petroleum shipments while it is attempting to transition toward a new leadership and economic model.
Nonetheless, the measures announced by Obama will allow the administration to deepen ties with Havana before it approaches Congress to request the lifting of sanctions. 

Talks between U.S. and Cuban officials will continue into the next year, with the April summit of the Organization of American States serving as the largest public forum at which the two sides can meet. Given Cuban President Raul Castro's advanced age, it is likely the talks will discuss an eventual political transition in the country.

A more immediate question is how the budding rapprochement between the United States and Cuba will affect the behavior of Venezuela, Cuba's most important ally in Latin America. 

Venezuela's mounting economic distress may make it see Cuba's improved ties with the United States as a potential threat in the long run.

My views :  There are huge opportunities waiting for American businesses in Cuba. The Cubans are also getting tired of wearing worn out shoes. 

Its about time they changed their economic model. The Chinese model may work very well in their favour too. A bunch of maufacturing operations can be shifted to Cuba - their labour costs should be lower than Chinas.

It all depends on whether the Cuban leaders feel that their people deserve a better standard of living through more private enterprise. 

The same decision that our leaders should make for Malaysia. Do all Malaysians deserve a better quality of life through access to better quality cars at more of market prices. 

Venezuela is faltering. American businesses may penetrate Venezuela through Cuba.  Cuba could also buy fuel oils from the US - and take up some of the glut.

Although there has been a trade embargo against the US, you can always buy Cuban cigars in the US. Even online. Hypocrites.

MIC Is Back To Itself Again.

The MIC was in session yesterday. Someone was there and they were able to video the proceedings. Here is the video. If you have the gumption you can watch the full 16 minutes. Otherwise - after the first three minutes it sort of repeats.

OK here is the shorter version.