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Bi-Weekly Report (#22) on the Middle East and Lebanon

 

            The US Administration and France of Sarkosi vetoed a resolution condemning Israel’s genocide in Gaza.  Obama and Sarkozi consider that genocide practices are good for the stability and progress of the world.  I understand that Sarkosi is in a difficult position in France and must rely on the flimsy support of the Zionist lobby in France on ground that somehow he is Jewish by a convoluted way. 

It is getting clear that Sakosi is a Zionist who believes that Jewishness is an ethnic entity, a sort of a race and not a religion.  If that is the case then why Sarkosi is still President of a nation who claims to separate religion from state’s functions?  Why Sarkosi does not relocate to Hungry, the origin state of his parents?  Why does not Sarkosi transfer to Israel proper and live in a colony, a land usurped from the Palestinian people? “Mr. President” Sarkosi excuses the atrocities of the Israeli State and refuses a whole nation such as Turkey to adhere to the European Union on grounds that it did not fully satisfy human rights conditions expected by the civilized world of the EU. Maybe if Sarkosi ponder a little on his genealogy then he might discover that his grand parents were Janissaries (Inkisharieh) in the Ottoman Empire army.

 

President Barak Obama doesn’t get it.  The world community has also elected him to apply the promises during his electroral campaigns or what people wished he meant for a stable and peaceful world.  Barak Obama doesn’t get it; his Administration is sidetracking him into redundant and non effective messages and actions.  Obama should know that hate crimes, genocides, “collateral” civilian damages, apartheid behavior and covert racism are not behaviors to be swept under carpets and hope that they will be taken care of by time. Barak Obama doesn’t get it that Zionists are not to be cajoled and given more time to sober up and start acting as democratic and rational nations wish they do.  Zionists will not abide by the United Nations guidelines and resolutions through diplomatic gimmicks; no resolute actions are not about to convince them to change their racist and apartheid behaviors.  How about President Obama orders Clinton to condemn Israel barbaric actions once in the UN?  The world community is waiting haplessly for a sign of real change of position by using the UN as the international body that send the right and proper mnessage for civilized codes of behavior.

 

So far Barak Obama has been a big mouth with no teeth to make Zionists comprehend that he meant to establish a Palestinian State; to free the Palestinian people in the ghetto of Gaza from misery, famine, and lost opportunities to join the civilized nations. Barak Obama has been a big mouth with no teeth to actually liberate Syria from this economic embargo that is hurting the civilians and this humiliating apartheid black list of nations, as if the Syrians are any worse than the Israelis who have been continuously demonstrating that they are the real terrorists in masterminding the most abject activities around the world.

Time is running out on Obama to prove that he is a President of real change that the world would be proud to accept as their leader for change.  If you cannot send a strong message to even the Zionist lobbies in the USA then how you will navigate world problems that require global resolutions?

Barak Obama is to meet Israel Netanyahu.  I would be highly disappointed if Obama cows for just one second.  Iran is not the problem.  It is this ideological apartheid virus applied in a tiny State and constantly cajoled and condoned by the western societies that can spread havoc. 

The Pakistani army is supposedly making a breakthrough by killing one thousand Taliban fighters in the Suwat region.  Nothing has changed; war generates war and Obama is going to deal with another quagmire for the rest of his tenure.  Leaders always have good intentions of compensating economically ravaged regions that they contributed in setting aflame.  It is not by war that good intentions are attained.  Millions of civilians have vacated the area into refugee tents and many thousands are simmering with feelings of revenge.  There are no people worse than others: there are people who could not enjoy institutional opportunities to diversify their perspectives.

Another war is reaching an end: the Tamil forces in Srilanka are giving up the fight.  Thousands of civilians are in refugee camps.  The Tamil Party is a nasty separatist and apartheid “Christian” movement that learned terrorist tactics from the masters in Israel and in former apartheid South Africa State.  It is hoped that the western powers let the Columbus government deal equitably with the aftermath and not add fuel to an ignited situation.  The State of Srilanka is going to need huge infusion of economical and financial aids if the consequences of a civl war are to heal peacefully.

 

Friday, Hassan Nasr Allah of Hezbollah delivered a powerful speech during the presentation of university diplomas. He said that the private communication system of Hezbollah is the most important tool that the resistance had to defeat Israel and the Lebanese government had decided on May 5, 2008 to rob the resistance of her potent power.  The leaders of the government of Seniora PM, Saad Hariri, Walid Jumblatt, and Samir Geaja coordinated well the project with Israel and the USA.Thousands of Lebanese were lured from the districts of Akkar and the Bekka to Beirut and wait in safe places packed with arms and ammunitions.   Jumblat had previously publicly proclaimed these facts and Nasr Allah confirmed it.

Nasr Allah divulged that the government plan was to initiate a temporary civil war in Beirut and then ask the world community for peace keeping forces in Beirut. Those citizens financially lured by the government to come to Beirut were not told the purpose of their summons and when they realized that they are to fight Hezbollah then they withdrew at the first attack.  The Lebanese consider the Hezbollah resistance as the pride of Lebanon for defeating Israel after 33 days of barbaric invasion.

            Saad Hariri had vouched that the Moustakbal movement will never forget May 7, 2008 as the sky is blue.  Nasr Allah replied that May 7 was meant for any government never to forget the consequences if it recklessly repeats foolish decisions without Hezbollah consent.

            General Michel Aoun of the Tayyar urged his supporters not to be sidetracked by those Christian candidates claiming to be neutral or supporting the President of the Republic.  The objective is to win as many parliamentary seats as is needed to activate change and reform.

note: israel is conducting on May 31 the largest military maneuvers in its 61 years on Lebanon’s borders abd the government thinks that it does not concern Lebanon

Cannes, the French Riviera (May 18, 2009)

 

The yearly film festival held in Cannes, the Mecca for transacting movie rights and distribution contracts, is eminently a style fashion show for the Superclass, especially women.  Producers, directors, actors, actresses, fashion designers, promoters of all kinds of products and services converge to transact audio-visual services, luxury items, and mostly young flesh.

 

Since the advent of TV the movie industry has faced frequent crisis.  Every now and then you read “Cinema is sick, dying, finished, or dead” but it keeps transforming and cutting expenses, except on promotional budgets that steadily increase. Heavy money are invested in promoting the actors and actresses in magazines, fashion, and charity events; cooked up marital problems and cheating adventures are sneaked into tabloids just to keep them in the spotlight.  The video and DVD revolution has kept families and the adults of over 35 homes but the new generation has to be out and gather in large facilities.

 

Trend adapter consultants evaluate their ideas of what the new generation (people aged 20 to 30) wants and desires. The new generation is navigating the internet and communicating their interests. The gathered information is statistically analyzed by the trend adapter researchers.   It is the new generation that will be spending money on fashions that suit their characters: fashion on display in luxury shops are already out of fashion and have generated the cow cash. Mostly profit is in luxury accessories from belt, to shoes, to necklaces, and shawls.

 

A few renowned actors/actresses are wealthy but most of them are subsidized by the industry to look rich and glamorous; the industry pay the rent of the mansions, luxury cars, hotels, cloths, and diamonds just to keep their stars in the spotlight for their fans.  Most of those who walk on the red carpet are paid pittance for many years until they pay off their dues to be set free for reconsidering initial contracts.  The same goes for directors who meet with new young promises on luxury yachts that do not belong to them.

 

Producers of movies usually wage on one successful movie out of ten failed ones to stay in the active life.  A producer read a book; he is interested in the story, sort a wonderful idea that suits a movie strikes his imagination.  If the right of authorship is available for purchase then he contacts the author and tenders the lowest offer.  Mind you that 60,000 books are published yearly just in the USA and fresh authors crave recognition; especially if their books might be screened. 

Generally, the new author who spent five years writing his “master work” is satisfied with $10,000 that the producer pay as option to reserving the rights for three years. If the book is screened then the author would be paid an additional one hundred thousands dollars plus 2% of the net benefice that never materializes because accounting in Hollywood is designed to show deficits.  The producer needs the signature of the author on the contract so that “THE STUDIO” might consider seriously extending credits for a movie.  The producer makes the round of the studios that he previously worked with.  Most of the times the producer calls up the author asking him to mail back the contract because the time for his ingenious idea has not come.  In the rare occasions that a studio gets excited for an idea then the next phase is for the producer to hire a screen writer, the cheapest ever.  Many drafted scenarios are mailed to the producer and never to the author.  All political connotations in the scenarios that might offend the conservative strata of the public are eliminated.  More love encounters and sex scenes are added; the viewers should be shedding tears, the loved one has to disappear and then be found.  What was a brilliant idea reverts to what it should have boiled down in the first place: a man loves a woman; a man loses a woman; and then a man recovers a woman.  Otherwise, the story has to compensate in more violent actions, car chases, visual, and sound effects.

            The studio has many ready projects to shoot but has to deal with distributing the ended films as widely as is feasible to movie theaters worldwide. The producer has to wait or locate an “independent” distributor.  Independent distributors make money if one out of ten movies is a hit.  In general, distributors are second order producers who decided to be front for “dirty money” investors who need to “clean” their money and generate legitimate income.  It is a costly investment to purchase chains of movie theaters around the world and those with deep pockets of “dirty money”, generated from illegal or illicit transactions, don’t mind taking calculated risks. For example, the famous actor Robert Redford turned producer and then director; he had to break the distribution roadblock by creating “Sundance Film Festival” to encourage independent directors.  Redford has failed to enter wider countries such as Europe and India.  Distributors do not invest a dime in the entire process of producing a movie and yet they make most of the profit.

            The tightly closed club of two thousand billionaires that meet once a year in Davos, Switzerland, under the name of World Economic Forum is formed of very few who acquired their wealth legitimately.  And yet, those powerful figures think that they are endowed “legitimately” to resolving world poverty and instability.

 

The French Federation of Fashion Designers is very powerful.  Not many competitors can join the Federation and powerful political contacts are needed to enter this sacro saint association.  It was established in 1868 and has registered the trade mark “Haute Couture” and fights savagely anyone who uses this expression without its consent.  There is this ceremony every six months (that is the time span of fashion) of “Premiere Vision” (First Viewing) closed to the public. This tradition lasts three weeks and starts in London, then Milan, and ends in Paris. The French Federation has the exclusivity of publishing the catalogue of the two major yearly events (ten thousands copies), of selecting the two thousands journalists and photographers, the mega buyers, and the place for the events.

note: most information from Paulo Coelho.  i feel he did his research.


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