Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mostly Rotten But Maybe Some Good News

Egyptian Chaos Amid Protests over Mubarak Could Spell Opportunity for Investors - DailyFinance by Vishesh Kumar See full article from DailyFinance:

Begins by quoting Baron Rothschild: 'The time to buy is when there's blood in the streets.'
Says it all, doesn't it?  Bloody bloodsuckers behind all wars, riots and their causes.

also (from Jordan's King Abdullah, who looks about as Arab as Charlie Brown :D)

It could actually work out good for US and Western notions of reform (snips): Abdullah named Marouf al-Bakhit, 63, as Rifai's replacement. Al-Bakhit, an ex-general who supports strong ties with the U.S. and Jordan's peace treaty with Israel, previously served as prime minister from 2005-2007.

Abdullah ordered al-Bakhit to "undertake quick and tangible steps for real political reforms, which reflect our vision for comprehensive modernization and development in Jordan."

"Economic reform is a necessity to provide a better life for our people," the king said in the statement. "But we won't be able to attain that without real political reforms, which must increase popular participation in the decision-making."

Abdullah also demanded an "immediate revision of laws governing politics and public freedoms," including legislation governing political parties, public meetings and elections.

Al-Bakhit is a moderate politician, who served as Jordan's ambassador to Israel earlier this decade.

Like Abdullah, he supports close ties with Israel under a peace treaty signed in 1994 and strong relations with the United States, Jordan's largest aid donor and longtime ally.

In 2005, Abdullah named al-Bakhit as his prime minister days after a triple bombing on Amman hotels claimed by the al-Qaida in Iraq leader, Jordanian-born Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

During his 2005-2007 tenure, al-Bakhit - an ex-army major general and top intelligence adviser - was credited with maintaining security and stability following the attack, which killed 60 people and labeled as the worst in Jordan's modern history.

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