Apart from fighting amongst each other though they must surely now be considering the long haul and preparing to do battle with President Obama and the Democrats for who leads the US for the next four years. Some Republicans are back to the question of whether or not Barack Obama is truly an American. Looking from across the Pond this is very baffling. After all the only true Americans are the native Indians. Everyone else will have a mixed bag of family history. They may be trying to prove a constitutional point but in the end they simply appear racist. They may try and berate Obama for allegations that he uses the race card but they seem to be expert at this.
Generalisations are silly on either side. In the end the American people will hopefully follow their hearts and their conscience. If like this blogger they feel President Obama has made the best of a bad job during his Presidency they will re-elect him. If they don't they will elect whoever is triumphant in the GOP race. If that were to be Mitt Romney it would not please Christian America. But you can't please all the people et all.
For the UK this is sadly becoming a regular occurence. The US has also suffered more loss of life and France has now decided to pull out early following its recent deaths in Afghanistan. Hamid Karzai has been meeting with David Cameron this weekend. He has offerend the Afghan people's thanks. However people in the UK are questioning how much longer we should remain in Afghanistan. As other countries draw down but we maintain that we will not simply abandon the country we could easily be left high and dry. Look at the loss of life in the image here and tell me that the UKs loss of life seems to be a fair representation given the small size of the UK. We should never forget that the people of the UK did not want this war. They were simply pulled in following 9/11. RIP
Whilst with in one breath each country pats their military service personnel on the back, they are preapring to cut manpower to the bone.
As Arab monitors prepare to pull out of Syria it now seems that the UN is hastily re-writing its Syrian resolution. Further action looks inevitable.
A year on from the Arab Spring and many countries in that region look far from settled. Further south Sudan and Nigeria are imploding as this post goes out.
Yemeni's President Saleh flew into the US yesterday, January 28, 2012, for medical treatment. He stepped down after an assassination attempt but the US will not want him to settle there. No doubt he has accusations to answer back in the Yemen.
Mid week it was Burns night in Scotland and Scottish leader Alex Salmond took the opportunity to make January 25, 2012, the day he announced possible Scottish independence from the UK. A referendum will be held but already there are arguments from Westminster with regards to this.
In some cases there is no reason why they should not Occupy a particular place, if it is unused and the like but the authorities are determined they will find no resting place. In doing so they no doubt hope that the movement will fizzle out whereas in reality it could make the protesters more determined and their followers grow in number.January 28, 2012, Occupy Oakland became violent. As protesters allegedly threw stones and more at the police they in turn responded with tear gas and more. Reminiscent of the Arab Spring?
Has the World gone mad? It sure looks that way but there is still good news out there, you just have to look harder to find it.
The WEF, World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland experienced more protests. As those meeting are constantly playing with what our lives will be in the now and in the future perhaps that is hardly surprising.
Till next week stay safe, have some fun and TTFN