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Why the United Nations failed humanity!

The United Nations (U.N) came to existence as an organization that would reduce tensions and eventually lead to world peace,

the United Nations was established to replace the flawed League of Nations in 1945 in order to maintain international peace and promote cooperation in solving international economic, social, and humanitarian problems.

More than 60 years after the creation of this organization, nothing much have changed, wars are still being waged, countries still being invaded or bombarded by others, and this last decade, the anger of some populations have given birth  to a wicked movement called “terrorism”.

All this could have been avoided, if there were a sincere will to achieve world peace …. the United Nations should have pushed hard for the end of armies, and replacing countries armies by one unique army under the control of the united nations.

The united nation could intervene to stop any aggression, and the money countries waste on the military could be invested in research, education and so on …

But such a solution, will not get an approval from the strong players such as the US, Russia … because such countries will lose the ability to bully others …
This solution will not be accepted by countries that have separatist movement & communities, such as China (with the Tibet…) or India (with Kashmir), Turkey (with Kurds) … because these countries use the armies to keep communities from breaking apart and declaring independence …
Such a solution will not be accepted by countries run by dictators, because they will lose the ability to oppress the populations.

Even-though, such a solution could have been achieved little by little, eventually everybody would join!

Imagine ….

I know i’m a dreamer, but i’m not the only one!

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Dollar VS. Euro

My friend wanted to invest his money, and he had no idea what to do!
the Euro crisis have rendered the euro weak and fluctuating,
the sub prime crisis have rendered Real estates a not so attractive investment!
so what to invest in and what is really happening?
The main problem is the dollar, since the 70’s the dollar is no longer backed by gold, and thus the dollar paper became an i owe you paper from the the U.S. federal government! as long as the government financials are healthy, there are no reason to worry, but with the trillions of dollars in debts the situation started to become challenging!

If i write an owe you paper, and you can use this paper to buy whatever you want then you have no problems taking this i owe paper, but the moment this paper is no longer accepted in this or that shop, then you no longer would wish to use it!
It is the situation with the dollar, as long as countries were able to buy oil and other commodities with the dollar it was fine, but once some players in the commodities market started to try to price in euro and other currencies a problem was raised! this problem was also caused by the arrival of the Euro, a strong currency backed by gold!

This meant the US dollar had 2 options either to be backed by a commodity, or make sure others will remain accepting it, and this would be translated by disrupting trust in the Euro currency and making sure that the oil producing nations be afraid of shifting to another payment method!
The actual state of things is that, it is in no one interest to have the dollar fall, China have trillions of dollars in reserve and all other countries also have huge reserves and investments in dollar, if the dollar falls, this i owe you paper will become worthless and they will lose a lot of money! so it is better for everybody to pretend that everything is fine and just see how it goes, meanwhile they are all trying to get rid of their stockpile of i owe you paper!

so on the long term the Euro must stabilize, the best investment in Europe is probably the Real Estate ,
the U.S. economy will probably suffer more and more, till there is a political decision to bring it back to reality!

Aljazeera website hacked – offline – cyberwar

it seams everybody is getting more cyber these days , i won’t be surprised if future wars become cyber and digital wars,

the damage is not less important anyway,

yesterday aljazeera website was hacked

few months earlier there was a cyberwar in the middle east!

last year Chinese hackers hacked the US chamber of commerce.

or even hacking US satellites

The blogging platform of Reuters News website was hacked last month and a fake posting saying Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal had died was posted on a Reuters journalist’s blog.

Last month, Qatar’s Rasgas, the world’s 2nd -biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter, found a virus in its office computer network, just two weeks after the world’s biggest oil producer, Saudi Aramco, in neighbouring Saudi Arabia was hacked into.

i guess in the coming years wars will be more cyber and less bloodshed which is good !