Friday, July 14, 2006

The book or its cover?

So according to the picture of the book cover, Raila is to be compared to a lion? Really? Is that a synonym for the ruler of the jungle or the loudest roar? Yes, this is about the autobiography, that unveils Raila, or so the standard claimed. But not wanting to give my opinion to this randomly, I ask. Does anyone feel absolutely safe considering a man who was involved in coup attempts for a president? Is it scary, that people who resort to such measures should become presidents? Does it make one wonder what they might do to hang on to power once they have it? Or does it portray a brave person? And if so, is that what Kenya needs, a brave man, or an intelligent well rounded leader? Is it stupid, especially in Africa, to lead countries down the coup path? Do coups not just make room for dictators or civil wars? Look into history as you ponder these things through.

Where's Kalonzo's? I gather he has one coming out in readiness for the general elections next year. And I predict a wasted 2007. Elections are in December. Nothing will be accomplished for 12 months as people use up time on election campaigns. And use this as an excuse to shirk other responsibilities. A wasted 12 months! It's in the horizon. They can do both, you know. If you still have to work throughout the year, and its your tax money being used to pay his salary, shouldn't you demand that your MP work, with results to show, as well?

Israel, Lebanon, Hezbollah OR Iran, US
I'm going to ask a question here. Who believes Israel's leaders and the white house are in cahoots here. And they are now in the process of creating an illusion (a cover so to speak) of missiles from Iran, according to this article. I absolutely don't believe in this nonsense. I'll tell you what. The white house is smart enough to know the world is not going to support them on an Iranian invasion, neither can they afford it. And Americans won't have it either. So they analyze who might want to attack Iran. They find the Israelites, no not religious jargon. They devise a war. And they start leading us to think Iran is involved. Anyone tired of the bloodshed yet? And I have one question to ask, what is this about power struggles? Hasn't History proven time and time again that superpowers come and go? There was a time or period of military might. Those days are gone.

Economic power is here to rule the day. Give up! So you beat Iran to a pulp. Then what? China next? I mean, they will be super powers. They and Mumbai, India. Which by the way brings me to the annoying "formerly known as Bombay" tags that were inserted every 4 lines as they discussed the bombings by the leading news sources. Once, is enough! Another sad day but could have been much worse. But I digress. Back to Iran, Israel, US. It's only a matter of time before we have a new world power. I mean, you want a good sign? Guess where Americans are going for their surgeries now? You guessed it. Mumbai, India. Recall when everyone went to the states and England for medical treatment? So, the Hezbollah attacks. Is there a book beneath the cover here? Or is what we see what we get?

Closet scandals
You know what else you should wonder about? The Armenians. So the cover, its a Kenyan fiasco. The book though might reveal international interests. So you all know Interpol knew about the stolen passports and identities. But these people still got into planes (there's a black list on passengers these days folks!), and landed in airports other than the Jomo or any other in Kenya. Is it possible, they scandal blew up in Nairobi, but these people are actually connected in International circles? So that we are asking questions in Nairobi might be bothering people elsewhere. And that we probably won't get anywhere with all this is a possibility? What about the fact that, if that's the case, Kenya is wasting both time and resources, both of which it could have used to develop itself? Does Kenya have more important issues to deal with? Ask, ponder, think, wonder. The book, or the cover? And if a book, is it worth delving into?


Anonymous said...

Saudi Arabia has blamed "elements" inside Lebanon for the violence with Israel, in unusually frank language directed at Hezbollah and its Iranian backers.

"A distinction must be made between legitimate resistance and uncalculated adventures undertaken by elements inside [Lebanon] and those behind them without recourse to the legal authorities and consulting and co-ordinating with Arab nations," a statement carried by the official news agency SPA said.

"These elements should bear the responsibility for their irresponsible actions and they alone should end the crisis they have created."

Israel struck Beirut airport and military airbases and blockaded Lebanese ports on Thursday, intensifying reprisals that have killed 55 civilians in Lebanon since Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers a day earlier.

Israel struck Beirut airport and
blockaded Lebanese ports

"They [the elements] are exposing Arab nations and their gains to grave dangers without these nations having a say in the matter," said the statement, which reiterated Saudi support for Palestinian and Lebanese resistance against Israeli occupation

jke said...

As for Agwambo, I think he only released the book now to a) clear his name before the elections from any historical involvments and b) who would buy it after the elections next year?

You know, I used to hate him for behaving like a little boy until I saw him speaking fluent German. I think what he needs is a good PR agent who tells him how to behave in public and stop acting like a King without Kingdom. But could anyone imagine Raila becoming the next prezzo? No way...