:: Wednesday, 22 January 2003 ::
Enlightening work from The Economist all about Iran
People flee from there, just like they flee from Iraq. That. Has. Got. To. Stop.
Ain't nobody fleeing Oz. Sure, them Bahktiyari Boys tried it on at the urging of their stupendously cruel and incompetent lawyers. Those boys are from Pakistan, it appears. Either way. A bunch of places in the world get it together. No-one flees. No-one needs to. A bunch of countries do not get it together. That bunch are all on notice to get it together.
The fleeing game has to stop. Way to stop it? Fix the lousiness of 'home'. Afghanistan. Tick. Not perfect by a long shot. But Afghans have to step up to fix their home. You do know about .af, right? That is the Afghanistan internet name affix. Like .au for Oz. Cool, huh? I will wager that that was not a Taliban initiative. Moving on - Pakistan. As we speak, getting sorted - very big project. Looong term. Iraq. Soon. And it should not take long. Because Iraqi's flee, in big big numbers. And they end up in Oz, US, UK, etc etc. So they do not hate those countries or think them imperialist colonisers. And neither do their family back home. So, Iraqis will be rid of Saddam and damned happy about it, for the most part, I reckon. So, soon.
Iran. Soon after Iraq. And probably, as Economist, an internal activity.
January 27 is Blix's report to the UN, right?
Big deal for him. Seriously.
:: WB 3:25 am [link+] ::