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From the year that changed the world to a New Year with full of expectations and high hopes?

In Fanny Lulu's diary on January 7, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Time never hesitates to pass by and never stops. On the other hand The World FactBook has an extremely good memory to keep all the actions  being performed by human beings and the mother nature..

Just like the previous ‘Farewells’ i will mostly remember the heartbreaking tragedies & highlights of the ‘Year 2011’ and remind you some part of them below in order to be aware of who we are indeed as relating to what we do.

The Year 2011 was the year of the common people and the others who were under the control of external power and also opposition sides. They were the ones who walked the line of death against the dictatorships and bursting out their harassment because of the regimes which are miles away from the democracy. They were the people from different segments of society with revolting and rebellious heart. Arab Spring was the movement of freedom and democracy on the surface but also its colour was neither orange nor green. It had the colour of ‘Red’ and we knew that the revolutions were/are written by blood. In this year what we saw and heard is all about blood, tears and sad & real stories from the Middle East, Africa, Far East, Europe, Russia and even from the U.S but also rise of renaissance in the Middle East countries including North Africa.

You can ask me why do i always see the dark side of the moon? My answer is a never ending question, could you point at me a concrete truth regarding that the 7 billion people are indeed glad with their lives? If you say that no need them to be happy in the world, i can see your point of view on life…But there is such a thing as truth that a negligible quantityof this number is rich, happy and careless about the rest of the world and we, human being, must know that ‘’1 in 7 chance that person will be born hungry. Nearly 1 billion people in the world go to bed hungry each night.’’ WFP

Let’s make a rough turn to the question: What did The Arab World gain and lose at the end of The Arab Spring? Algeria lost his Mohammed Bouazizi who was a young man at the age of 27 and street vendor to make a living for himself and his family. How easy to say that he caughed fire and burned himself saying that ‘if you don’t see me, i’ll burn myself!’in order to prevent the police coming over him to take his goods from him. It was initial fire of the Arab Spring and Bouazizi died in pain soon after setting himself on fire in protest. On the following days we witnessed that The President Zine El Abidin Ben Ali and The PM Ghannouchi were ousted from their duities. Nowadays New Algerian president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, promised to make the constitutional reforms. In details, Algeria seemed to have the pluralistic democracy and  it cost thousands of people’s lives and million dollars.

Just after the Tunisia, Arab Tsunami spread its wave to Egypt and afterwards we watched nearly the same protests, crackdowns and violent clashes in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain and the other Middle East countries. Likewise it was called ‘Facebook Revolution’: “I’ve always said that if you want to liberate a society just give them the Internet,” said activist and Google marketing manager Wael Ghonim. http://www.globalnews.ca/2011/arabspring/

Besides these all, in 2011, the western world dealt with the economic crises which tended to disrupt the European Union. Particularly Greece, Portugal, Spain, Ireland and Italy had to declare that they were financially in huge debt burden.

The activists and the common people had a start of  ‘OCCUPY WALL STREET’ movement in  New York because of the unfair distrubition of income, economic inequalities and fast-growing scarp between poor and rich. The activists set up their tents and thus occupied the well known squares of the big cities such as Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Greece, London, Madrid, Sydney and so on… According to me, we could have a big chance to select the most democratic countries in the world which let them organise and protest with their meaningful banners. http://occupywallst.org/

What happened more? NATO troops collaborated with Libyan opposite groups and they arrested The Ousted Leader Muammar Gaddafi alive & killed him later without judgement. NATO troops also killed many civilians during the operations as they did in Afghanistan.

Osama Bin Laden was killed by the US Forces in Pakistan without judgment and Obama declared proudly that the world was saved from The (Tailormade) Frankenstein by adding that ‘’justice is done…’’ https://newspool.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/obama-vs-osama/

Japan was terribly hurt by the destructive Eartquake and Tsunami on the 11th of March and soon after that it has been started to be discussed about the safety and necessity of the Nuclear Power Plants in the world. Photos can tell you everything much better than me. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/03/pictures/110315-nuclear-reactor-japan-tsunami-earthquake-world-photos-meltdown/

The worst drought and famine disaster in half a century hit the East African country Somalia and 750.000 Somalian died because of the disaster which we, rest of the world, support indirectly…”Droughts will happen. They always will, but they don’t have to be disasters. They can be managed,” Oxfam’s Philippa Crosland-Taylor said in neighbouring Kenya.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43841708/ns/nightly_news/t/famine-horn-africa-how-help/#.TwcBjlaE6yY

‘Right wing Christian Terrorist’ Anders Behring Breivik bombed government buildings in Oslo, which resulted in eight deaths. Just after the blast he arrived at a youth camp in police uniform and opened fire on 69 young people with full of dreams, hopes and loves to life…A few months later the mass killer was declared that he has been found criminally insane. https://newspool.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/bigger-crimes-smaller-fines/?preview=true&preview_id=648&preview_nonce=3419afa04f

US declared that Irak War came to an end as of november 13…(???)

https://newspool.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/you-came-you-saw-and-you-killed-the-password-is-still-divide-and-rule/

https://newspool.wordpress.com/2011/12/22/they-couldnt-make-it-without-you/

Israel released 1027 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Israeli captive Gilad Shalid.

*Palestine  Government applied Unesco in order to have the full membership as a free state and the application was approved 37 years later. The Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas has also submitted their request for the UN membership to UN commitee. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-15033357

North Korean ‘Dear Leader’ Kim Jong II died of heart attack due to physical and mental over-work and the world opinion have been curious and concerned about his son who took the place of his ‘God Father’ whether he would have the key to getting better results for the public prosperity and national happiness or keep on challenging the world by the nuclear weapons.

In 2011, unfortunately domestic violence against women and waves of detensions & long prosecution process which the journalists, writers,  military officers and academics have been arrested, carried on and it has still being discussed about the expression of freedom of thought and peculiarly ‘democracy’ by the close followers and public opinion in Turkey. Furthermore, 7.1 Mw earthquake in Van province took 604 lives and left up to 40.000 people homeless.

I can continue typing the events which took unforgettable place on my mind but i don’t want to bore you with recalls but i need to emphasise what my points were when i looked back to the recent past and i will appreciate if you add more headlines in addition to my article in order to be aware of our pictures in the world’s memory…

I wish you a magical year with full of hopes, peace, happiness, justice, democracy and equality and…(Please fill in the blanks..) A year in which the International Law is not violated by the Global Monsters.

Thanks for reading my ‘long’ post and being a part of our dream world.

Kind Regards…

‘In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.’

In Fanny Lulu's diary on August 24, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Somalia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Nigeria, Kenya, ‘DR’ Congo…The Black Continent.. is a mournful land;

where the death gets routine and just becomes  mere statistics,

where the innocent children are victims of the ancient colonization and drought crisis…

those unlucky children whom their graves were digged by the colonial powers  years ago,

those who embrace the misery along with the wealth,

those who are tired of living, sad and most importantly,

the millions who see ‘’to be violated by the  white men’’ as a destiny.

Somalia is an African country where the one child dies within six minutes,

30.000 of childen who melted down till their cells and died within three months.

Those are the children of a country which i dream it to be a part of the ‘United States of Africa’.

Africa…the lonelinest and the most beautiful continent of the world…

My country, Turkey could not remain insensitive and speechless just in that way. In fact, they did not remain silent and could not remain as well…The millions shared what they had in the face of this painful view touching their hearts even though they knew the fact that this was a temporary solution for Somalia which some of its parts became gangrenous…

Somalian people could not receive financial and moral support from the Western countries as much as i expected but the millions of my country offered their hands to those who needed humanitarian aid and relief throughout the Holy month Ramadan. Besides a muslim should have been helpful and well aware of the others’ lives around themselves. It was totally the right time to take an action.

Turkish people donated approximately 300 billion TL for Somalia and  Turkish Red Crescent (Türk Kızılayı), journalists, civil society organisations and the other volunteers went to the country to witness the survivors’ conditions in Dadaab Refugee Camp of UN where thousands of  Somalian people live under inhuman conditions with lack of food and drinking water. The witnesses stated that they were ashamed of their mankind when they saw the dramatic struggle for life.

Futhermore it was underlined that there should be done fundamental transformations in the country which will stop the civil war, teror attacks and the terrorists who put the barricade in  front of the people in need of aid.

The most important thing is that the government has to do is to make  constructive policies  to stop the increasing hunger, thirst and violence events; to struggle with the drought crisis and population growth. Unless the life conditions are convenient for the people living there, it should be forbidden to have babies more than two. Otherwise it should be applied some sanctions to make people conscious of the hard situation.

The other complicated issue is to stop the attacks of the Somalian pirates in Gulf of Aden. The government and the international public opinion has to move and be in a good cooperation with each other. ( It has been 11 months since 3 Turkish and 15 Georgian crew were captured by the Somalian pirates asking for  million dollars ransom and unfortunately we are still unable to receive any news from them after they took the control of the vessel 11 monts ago…We as Turkish government has to recover the diplomatic relations with Somalia government to save the crew if they are stil alive…)

In conclusion, you will easily remember that ‘UN Goodwill Ambassador’ Angelina Jolie once came to visit Syrian Refugee Camp in Hatay in July and this news made a huge sensation on the world channels but nothing’s changed in Assad’s Syria after Jolie’s visit as expected…Recently she has gone to Crotia in order to support Crotian areas to be cleared of mines. Thanks to you Lady Sweetheart but i think you are a bit late to visit Somalian children…I hope you can find some time to spread your  impressions from the black continent to the rest of the sleeping ‘’beauty world’…

Now…let’s be aware of the dark side of the moon and do something to make ourselves more human…!

 

NATO, DON´T YOU DARE TO FIGHT AGAINST INVISIBLE TERROR GROUPS OF SOMALIA?

In Afasia's corner... on August 5, 2011 at 5:01 pm

NATO, DON´T YOU DARE TO FIGHT AGAINST INVISIBLE TERROR GROUPS OF SOMALIA?

10.000 children died per month at past 3 months means 30.000 children due to hunger. Somalia’s government and some terrorist groups don´t let the arrival of humanitarian aid in country. People leaving their houses, killing each other to reach some help but no way to keep their children alive. A woman was keeping one of her child´s death body for some weeks without informing organizations which helping them to receive food for 2 children to have more food for her other boy.

I would love to know where the hell are all those organizations and union of countries which trying to keep world a save place by fighting against hand-made terrorist groups in Iraq, Libia, Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam,  etc.? Where are them and why don´t they fight against those invisible terrorists appearing time to time to kill innocent Somalian children and steal their foods? Is there any politician still bear a heart in his/her chest or even without a hearth would say stop to this.

Take a look to above photo taken by msnbc.com and think that tomorrow might be your child´s turn. We never know nature´s plans for us. No water means no food. They already know how to survive with almost no food. We have no clue, that means the tragic end of european nation in world. Simply,  just make an empathy and help those children.

I call all those countries and organizations which are working for “world´s safety” to do their duty.

Thanks and Best Regards

LISTENING FROM A DUMB, TELLING TO A DEAF AND SHOWING TO A BLIND!

In Afasia's corner... on June 28, 2011 at 12:30 pm

BETWEEN 2 CENTURIES, NOTHING CHANGED!

Due to the global warming the weather is changing in all Europe and the conditions of civil war between radical groups making the situation even worst. There are people killing each other between villages with guns provided by big powers like Israel, Libya and Iran. Today, 1,340 people more have fled to France from Spain and Portugal. Total 560.100 people have arrived to the refuges and %80 is women and children. Most of them are (children and women) having really hard situations on the way while moving like rape and violence. People instead of burying their relatives death bodies, they do keep in pieces and eat to stay alive against this hard conditions. African pharmaceutical industry tries the new medicines on Spanish and British people before releasing in market. Slavery is legal again and many Arabic and African can have 1 or more slaves as hard worker at their home/work places. Some are just bought to be burned for fun or fascist reasons and buying a white man does not cost too much. Some white families are selling their children to make some money as they cannot take care of their child.

Yes, that terrible story (which is happening right now in Somalia and they flee to Kenya) may convert into reality just in some years and European Nations happy days may end really bad and involuntarily. Europe tries helping each other to keep economical situation as up as possible but each day another country appears with similar problematic conditions. Ireland, Portugal, Greece, Spain which is next? Who knows? You will say that seems far to reach that extreme limits in Europe! I don’t think so. Petrol’s last 10 years. Water, do anyone know about the water resources. If the climate changes we have no idea how to survive without liquid like in Africa. And the pirate attacks in Somalia just were a start of crossing the limits of hunger and they were only showing that they also want a piece of sweet cake which we were benefiting since over centuries from their bloody tears, mines, fuel etc. etc. They just showed up the head. Do you think a person who has nothing to lose apart from his life would consider yours? Or let’s better say, would consider or fear from anything if he is about to die because of hunger? How we become that selfish after years and years. How can’t we see the truth which those countries all were under British, French or Italian mandate and due to this fact they could not increase their economy independently. Doesn’t we debt to those people there dying in hunger?

Let’s take a look when first British Naval arrived to Somali’s beaches. 1884! Yes, you see it correctly. 1 8 8 4. 127 exact years before they have reached Somali and stayed there with French and Italian Fascism until July 1960 the independence of Republic of Somali which has never took place. Tragicomically they have shared the country as British Somali, French Somali and Italian Somali for only not to fight between them and share everything in civilized conditions.

Yes, we civilized are the ones who create world’s bigger problem -HUNGER-. Shame for us to let a child dies in hunger front of our eyes.

And just before ending, can someone tell me which is correct? Make them our slaves or let them die in hunger? I can hear you saying any. You are right! Just look around and find a rich country after long European colonization. I believe it’s time to pay back what we have stolen from them or at least don’t let them die in hunger.

LISTEN A COUNTRY’S ROUMBLING IN HUNGER, OPEN YOUR EYES!

Thanks and Best Regards

Check: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13937486

Photo from http://en.wikipedia.org/

Ilaria Alpi 24 May 1961 – …

In Afasia's corner... on June 4, 2011 at 11:37 pm

Ilaria Alpi  24 May 1961 – …

I wish I could celebrate her birthday on time just about 2 weeks ago but like her story, like why she has been murdered, I also forgot her birthday.

Italian Journalist Ilaria Alpi was born on 24 May 1961 and killed on 20 March 1994 with her cameraman(Miran Hrovatin), because they were the only evidences of Italian toxic waste which left on Somalian and Haitian beaches.

She suspected a dirty business and as a  journalist, she was investigating the delinquents because the children specially in Somalia were having some body deformation like deformed big head, skin problems, having second penis or additional hole which they could urine from. Unfortunately, Somalia is an extremely poor country which we should try to help. But what we were doing instead helping them is destroying their life by leaving our toxic wastes.

Why do those people have to pay our mistakes? Who has that power to give that Somalian child´s health back? Unfortunately there is NOBODY enough brave to stand against mafia, like Ilaria did more than 17 years ago. There is actually a way to pay back. Finding culpable s  and making them pay back million dollars they have earned from their ugly business to those children and families.

But there is one thing we can´t ever bring back or heal is the environment. There are animals also dying because of their dirty earn.

As a conclusion, let me celebrate Ilaria´s birthday and give our condolences to her family. She was one of those who really consider the importance and the responsibility of being a Journalist.

Rest in peace Ilaria.

Thanks and Best Regards

photo from http://www.afnews.info
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