Wednesday, October 10, 2012


!4yo shot in Pakistan rates NO mention amongst  the front page headlines of the website ! Not British so doesn't matter it seems ? Saville's gravestone rates front page news though , yes i know , he was a famous figure , according to the police , controversial ,  but is that news worthy ? Finally buried below Mitt Romney , there is a reference to a shooting incident , so easily overlooked

Malala Yousafzai, an Internationally acclaimed teenage activist of girls education, has been shot and wounded in the Swat Valley . On Austrian Radio ORF FM4 , this incident rates the headlines , with hourly bulletins  within hours of this outrageous  incident .

Quoting from this news item :

 "  Malala won international recognition for highlighting Taliban atrocities in Swat with a blog for the BBC three years ago, when the Islamist militants led by radical cleric Maulana Fazlullah burned girls schools and terrorised the valley.
Her struggle resonated with tens of thousands of girls who were being denied an education by Islamist militants across northwest Pakistan, where the government has been fighting local Taliban since 2007.
She received the first-ever national peace award from the Pakistani government last year, and was nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize by advocacy group Kids Rights Foundation in 2011.

That the Government has an aircraft on standby to fly this young person  to another country for more advanced treatment , should the need arise speaks volumes for the sense of outrage generated by the perpetrators of this monstrous deed ! Public feeling towards the " Taliban " has never been so strong than now , particularly since she was a targeted victim . The Taliban has always behaved with no regard towards human life and women in particular but crossed the line when they chose to attack this " Child "!

This is an American's reaction to the shooting :

“Pakistan’s future belongs to Malala and brave young girls like her. History won’t remember the cowards who tried to kill her at school,” Susan Rice, the US ambassador to the United Nations, said on Twitter.

Contrast the Pakistani outcry towards this incident with that of an incident in the USA over the past days !

Recently the USA marked the anniversary of the Invasion of Afghanistan . To highlight this event , many Veterans came together in New York to remember Americans who gave their lives whilst serving there in the Armed Forces ! This gathering was broken up BY FORCE , when the NYPD forced these veterans from the park where they had gathered . Unbelievably  strange behaviour for Police Officers to treat veterans in this way since large percentages of Policing Authorities are recruited from the Military ? How must the Police Officers have felt about being called on to act in this way ? Would any of these Police Officers known or served with even one of the 2115 persons lost during the Afghanistan  Campaign ?

Here is a link to the story that was buried by the media :

One pertinent comment on the article :

 "   If the police were reading a list of police officers slain in the line of duty, who would arrest them?
The National Guard? "

Susan Rice would no doubt comment on this , HAD IT BEEN an incident outside the USA ! Can anyone advise if a NOTABLE Federal Administration Official chose to comment on this incident ?

Let me guess ? 


The following comment sums up a lot of the thoughts of the many that responded to the article :

 "  A municipal decision. The city council needs to be challenged to change its ordinances. The argument advanced will be that they don't have the money to hire adequate security patrols. Given the millions the city is paying out in civil judgements, that's not an argument that has legs. However, the Bridget needs to be addressed at budget hearings. All police budget lines need to be questioned, especially the amount of overtime, training and the acquisition if munitions and crowd control equipment. For instance, all those barricades should never have been purchased. (one hopes they weren't made in China).
The rate of serious crime (never mind if reports are accurate) has been dropping all over the country. This is upsetting to law enforcement agencies because history has shown that when crime statistics drop, cops get laid off. So, they have an incentive to keep the numbers up, even if they have to invent the crimes. On the other hand, authoritarians are also distressed by the falling crime rates because they are convinced that impoverished people are prone to crime. So their austerity agenda to impoverish people will end up justifying their intensive domination and incarceration. In other words, keeping people poor is supposed to drive them wild and then that wildness will justify locking them up. The ulterior motive is to exercise dominion. It's not unlike enraging a bull with a red flag to justify killing him.
Bullies exhibit the behavior of bulls lacking manufactured weapons. Which means that, since humans should know better, men that behave like bulls are beneath the beasts.
Mother Nature makes mistakes.
We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse. "

Occupy Wall Street celebrated One year of action in Mid September and i see many tweets about what is taking place . Seems to me that the Elections on November 6th will be the " SAME OLD " but judging by the headlines the Media are trying to keep people in suspense as to the result .

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