I'm in a terrible dilemma. I have prepared five to six instalments of analysis in re of the State of Malcontent. Today would be the posting of the third in the series. You'd think it would be possible - even in today's world - to have a few other topics under discussion except Islam without the McEnrows getting louder by the hour. But we are getting closer to the Pope's visit to Asia Minor, which means that the tension is on the up and comments, demands and statements are getting louder as we go.
Maybe we can combine a few note worthies. Like this one we cannot possibly miss.
- The Religion of Peace is hence an official designation. This has been done on specific demand by none other than Ali Bardakoglu.
- Meanwhile Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government is puzzled.
- A Moroccan mountain village near the Rif called Tetouan has been identified as a breeding ground for the Sons of Peace. Comments on the Elsevier site explain the reasons for this rare phenomenon and it stands to reason if you think long and hard enough about it: it's due to poverty, stupid! If poor, your inclination is to sell your loyalties to the highest bidder. So what we should have done, opines Mo, is offer money. Why is he telling us only now!
- And in the meantime in Iraq the Sons of Peace are hugging each other to death.
- Lebanon's Daily Star has concluded if there's one thing that makes Assad The Younger tremble in his fourposter, it's the U.N. investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Tariq Hariri. That's why he's doing the only thing possible, he simply refuses to cooperate on the off-chance somebody may actually believe this is due to the fact that he haven't given permission. Diplomacy is sometimes of the kindergarten variety. I mean, do you ask Hannibal Lector if he's willing to assist the police in their enquiries?
- Now I'm as puzzled as Recep Tayyip Erdogan! The Daily Star doesn't agree with the findings of Turkey's Ali Bardakoglu. What's it to be, boys? The Religion of Peace or ... what?