Monthly Archives: April 2012

Bugger you, Breivik

Breivik has mentioned one song  that inspired him – in a small way one must think – to committ his heinous crime. It is a very popular children’s song which was particularly much played in the 70ies, the rainbow children.…

Happy birthday, Israel

With the sadness of Rememberance day for Israel’s fallen soldiers on the wane, it is time to say: Best wishes on your 64th birthday! It’s amazing what you have achieved in such a short time! May there only be good…

Galtung lets it rip

Johan Galtung takes credit for inventing the notion that peace is a desirable condition, making it clear that his field of work (“peace studies”) is the one true pursuit of humankind’s nobler instincts. All those other fields – like history,…

Not in Norwegian news – how the PA radicalizes the Palestinians

Lifted from Document.no Palestinian Authority Radicalizing Palestinians, Dragging Them Towards War by Khaled Abu Toameh On the same day that two Palestinian officials met in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, the Palestinian Authority issued an order banning Palestinians from…

Not in Norwegian news – how donor countries are wary of power struggle between Abbas, Fayyad

Lifted from Jerusalem  Post PA donors warn Abbas not to replace Fayyad By KHALED ABU TOAMEH04/24/2012 05:45 Donors aware of Abbas’s repeated attempts to remove Fayyad from power and seize control of Finance Ministry, diplomat says. Donor countries have warned…

Støre in a bit of a pickle

FM Støre, or as we call him here, Teflon-Støre, now has found himself in a bit of a pickle; In 2008, the Foreign Ministry awarded NOK 6 million for a development project in the High North, ostensibly initiated by the…

A letter to Asma al-Assad

In the highly unlikely event that Asma al-Assad should drop in on this blog – there is mail to you from UN diplomats wives…. You can pick it up here…