Sunday, January 30, 2005

 

WHAT IS THIS BLOG ABOUT – AND THE NEED FOR IT

30/1/2005
WHAT IS THIS BLOG ABOUT – AND THE NEED FOR IT
My name is Roberto.

I’ve been mulling the idea for some time, of writing a blog, with particular focus on the Middle East, with direct reference to its politics and its history. Of course, the politics of the Middle East has incurred extensive media attention in recent years, arising from the consequences of September 11, 2001.
But the Middle East has certainly been the subject of other sporadic media attention, particularly coverage of events arising from the Israel vs. Palestine confrontation, the theocratic fascism of Iran, and the in clandestine subtlety of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s ‘closed-door’ governance.

I’ve taken a strong interest in Middle Eastern affairs in recent years, recognizing the beauty of its intellectual culture, its precise and rich history, and its people. However, in recent years, the Middle East is becoming (if not already be) virtually hostage to a theocratic, fascism murderous sect, known as the terrorists (or the euphemistically called the ‘insurgents’ Iraq) most notably known as Al Qaeda.

In analysis of this fundamentally complex issue, the common response is to somehow (and as often as possible blame the United States). The problems faced by the Middle East – and there are many – are only a result of Middle Eastern cultural responses, poor political and economic choices, and intellectual stubbornness.
Its time, not to point the finger of blame, but time to start to properly consider, appraise, and find solutions for the Middle East, and done in conjunction with the peoples of the Middle East, other wise the rest of the world (and I don’t limit it to just the West) to work strenuously and efficaciously to assist the peoples of the Middle East to work hard and fast towards a liberal democratic mandate, and inevitably peace.

I welcome your thoughts and views on any of the issues, comments and views expressed via this blog. I look forward to receiving your comments and views. Please contact me via the email address: robertomelbourne1@bigpond.com

Thank you.



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