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Archive for July 20th, 2012

Religious Circumcision is currently illegal in Germany: Until further notice…

The court in the city of Cologne (Germany) banned “automatic” religious-based custom of circumcision on new-born and non adult people on the ground that “circumcision is a corporal wound punishable in justice when done on religious basis…”  

This new ruling is bringing forth religion, hygiene, sex, and taxation to the forefront of discussions.

In many periods in the Roman Empire, circumcised people had to pay additional taxes for being circumcised. First, the tax was to maintain the Temple in Jerusalem, and as the temple was destroyed by Titus, and the tax collected  was reverted to the central treasury. Emperor Domitian didn’t forbid or stigmatize circumcision: It was simply taxed, an identity indicator.

The trend is to taxing circumcision, as legal consumption of marijuana is being taxed…

Circumcision has nothing to do with a religious belief system: It is an inherited custom that was practiced during the pharaoh of Egypt. Circumcision is not mentioned in the Koran: It is a pre-islamic custom that historian would like us to believe that it was practiced for reason of hygiene. How that?

1. Lack of water in a desert climate does not encourage frequent washing of almost anything, let alone the penis or your behind.

2.  Have you tried to clean your penis with a handful of dirt or sand? Do you think an uncircumcised penis will be a rather more painful activity in such cleaning procedure?

In many parts of the world children are circumcised, regardless of religion.  In the US, 70% of the people are circumcised for hygiene reasons (as they claim) such as reducing the risk of AIDS, sexual transmission of disease, and the prevalence of infection…As if these hygiene notions were known centuries ago…

I am not in the mood of considering the religious reasons for circumcision.

I know a few physical and emotional consequences for circumcision:

1. The circumcised penis is less sensitive and the intercourse may last longer, especially in the pre-intercource phases. Mind you that sexual activities are generated mainly in the mind, with or without circumcision and it is the training of the mind that counts for satisfactory sex engagement…

2. People with uncircumcised penises do not experience masturbation early in their upbringing: The penis is over sensitive to indulge in these exercises. The need to train the extra skin to be retracted several times a day is not taught by anyone, and thus, with lack of training or ignorance the penis does not get used to be fully functional, including masturbation exercises early on…

3. I bet circumcised youth are more prone to engage in raping activities far more frequently than the uncircumcised one and behave more as bullies…

4. Circumcision was introduced as mankind political system shifted to patriarchal structure, simply because circumcised males feel readier to lord it over the females: They don’t have to beg the female partners to go gentle on them and help them introduce the penis as painlessly as possible…Circumcision was thus mainly practised to create rough males ready to cow down females. And tribal laws absolved the males of all kinds of bad behaviors related to their fresh instrument and blamed the women for the consequences…

You may say “Ships are safe in the harbors, but ships are not made for that purpose…” But again, who would hire a reckless Captain?

5. I bet that in matriarchal societies, males were punished to be circumcised when they failed to deliver as manly as expected in bed….

Religion main purpose is to codify customs in sacred rituals to satisfy the orders of the power-to-be on how society should  be run, before the clerics take over and rule effectively…

I laud the German court ruling: Time for a bold position that curtail the overwhelming power of religion on the body and mind, for the free spirit to regain their individualities, and to reduce the nasty privileges extended to clerics…

I tried for this piece to be as clear and as loud as it should be

Hezbollah missiles are “Made in Syria”

The Secretary General of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasr Allah, declared in his speech last night, on the occasion of the “anniversary” of the victory on Israel preemptive war in July 2006: “The missiles used in 2006 were Made in Syria. The missiles used by the resistance in Gaza (Hamas) in 2008 were Made in Syria”.

Nasr Allah uncovered the fact that Hezbollah had displaced its medium-range missiles shortly before Israel targeted all the missile silos.  40 Israeli F16 bombed in less than 40 minutes all the supposed missile silos its intelligence services (USA) had gathered for years.

Shimon Peres and airforce General Dan Haloutz declared 4 days later: “We had won the war. The missiles of Hezbollah have been destroyed…”

Then Hezbollah missiles showered all over Israel, forcing 3 million Israeli to dwell in bunkers and makeshift undercover for 30 days.

Nasr Allah confirmed that Israel was begging the US to reach a cease-fire at any cost, but the Lebanese political leaders failed to take advantage and helped frame a cease-fire agreement that was not totally to the advantage of Lebanon.

Nasr Allah read an excerpt from a report by Yaalon (current chief of Staff) stating:

“Israel came to the final conclusion that it is impossible to defeat Hezbollah militarily. We cannot waste F16 that cost $100 million and expensive Merkava tanks chasing single fighters…The only possibility to weaken Hezbollah is encouraging the Lebanese to demand the disarmament of Hezbollah through their internal political confessional processes…”

The US was planning for years to getting rid of the Syrian regime of Bashar Al Assad who started a full-fledge reorganization of the army and endowing it with locally manufactured weapons and increasing its size to over 350,000 standing soldiers…

The best strategy to weaken Hezbollah was to destabilize the Syrian regime internally. The US is very pleased with the way Syria’s public institutions are disintegrating without direct external military involvements that would have permitted Syria to using its sophisticated weapons and rallying the people behind the army…

The strategy is: “Whoever comes to power will have to do with nonexistent institutions to build upon…” That is why the US refuses any kind of negotiations among the internal Syrian parties of oppositions and the legitimate government…

The US will continue on this strategy until early November, before the Presidential election goes full swing and the need to reach a consensus in Syria so that Syria calamities will not sidetrack the re-election focus.

Nasr Allah remarked in his speech:

“For decades now, all the armies in the Middle-East have been used as internal security forces, with the exception of the Syrian army, the backbone that foiled all the US plans and programs to instituting its Greater Middle-east Strategy…” 

Note: Is it a coincidence? Not one but two?

1. The day Nasr Allah was deliver his speech, a Syrian guard blew himself in the Syrian Security Center, killing the Chief of Staff and Defense minister Dawoud Rajiha (a Christian), former Chief of Staff and current Assistant to the President Hassan Turkmany, Assistant to the Defence minister and husband of Bashar eldest sister Assef Shawkat, and seriously wounding the minister of the interior and the Chief intelligence services…

2. Someone blew himself in a “tourist bus” in Bulgaria, killing 6 Israelis and wounding 30 others…Hezbollah retorted to Israel finger pointing that Hezbollah does not target tourists and civilians: They will revenge Imad Moghnieh (late Hezbollah military officer) by targetting those who planned and executed the assassination…




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