- #1673107halcyon March 20, 2018 at 10:23 pm
There is much happening around the world at present but unfortunately our media are failing to keep us informed. Therefore I have opened this thread and invite your comments on the various articles. The thread is on the Politics Today forum thereby allowing energetic debate.#1673108halcyon March 20, 2018 at 10:32 pm
Who would live in South Africa?
“After years of government-linked slaughter, torture, abuse, and hatred against embattled European-descent farmers in South Africa, the radical government might have finally gone too far by openly vowing to steal their land without compensation. Now, it seems, the world is taking notice. Whether it is too little, too late remains to be seen.
Australian authorities, for one, are speaking out, while also seeking ways to bring in the persecuted farmers before the situation deteriorates further”
The New American Monday, 19 March 2018
“AfriForum’s head of security has claimed that 109 farm attacks have already taken place in 2018, 100 days into the calendar year.
Ian Cameron was speaking on the same day AfriForum launched their international campaign to present their views on land expropriation to the rest of the world.”#1673148lilith7MemberMember since: April 9, 2017
Replies: 1412lilith7 March 21, 2018 at 11:55 am
You do though,have to wonder how much ‘ government-linked slaughter, torture, abuse, and hatred’ against African people went on before & under apartheid – which wasn’t acknowledged to much extent by the S.A. media in those times.
Which doesn’t in any way excuse the appalling things happening now. I think Australia is for once heading in the right direction by trying to help,though if NZ decided to take people from South Africa I hope we screen them for racist tendencies first.#1673228halcyon March 21, 2018 at 5:10 pm
I agree lilith7, history shows us that the Whites treated the Blacks terribly, mainly because they considered the Blacks as animals and not as humans. However, as you said, that does not justify the current behaviour. The South African Government are rather annoyed that Australia has become involved as it has turned the international spotlight on what is happening.
It will be interesting to see how things develop. There are those who predict that there will be civil war there before long.#1673294gord018MemberMember since: January 11, 2012
Replies: 521gord018 March 22, 2018 at 8:20 am
Blacks also treat Blacks terribly.
It was Black tribes who enslaved other tribes and herded them to the Ivory coast and other slave markets to be sold to whites or Arabs.
We should take in as Many white farmers as possible and not identify our country as being a nation of reverse Racism as thing are bad enough in that respect right now.
Take for example that Baby in hospital with many fractured bones and the Whanau refusing to cooperate with police. Bet if these child molesters were Middle class white males or Asian the media would be knocking on the criminals doors looking for answers.#1673746halcyon March 26, 2018 at 10:52 am
According to the National Public Radio (US) dated 18 March 2018
Yemen has been in a war that is being fought, in large part, by regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran. Steve Inskeep travels to the frontlines to meet with fighters and displaced civilians.
STEVE INSKEEP, BYLINE: Hi there, David.
GREENE: So the U.N. calls this the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, which, I mean, says a lot, given the world we live in today. Why is Yemen mostly not in the headlines?
INSKEEP: Partly that it’s so remote, on the end of the Arabian Peninsula – desert on one side, water on the other. It’s really dangerous to visit, and the combatants limit access to journalists. Now, there is powerful reporting out of Yemen. Don’t get me wrong. But it gets lost in other news. And it’s worth a deeper look because of what the U.N. says. Most of the country – maybe 17 million people, David – face food shortages or disease or economic devastation as well as war.
GREENE: I mean, that’s just a – that’s an extraordinary statistics and numbers. OK, so you have Saudi Arabia. They have this coalition supporting them on one side of a civil war. And the U.S. is one of the Saudi allies, right?
INSKEEP: That’s right. The U.S. provides intelligence, and refuels Saudi warplanes in the air and also sells the Saudis billions of dollars’ worth of military hardware. Human rights groups and some in Congress now want to end that U.S. involvement. And it’s under that pressure that the Saudis have offered a bit of openness. They’re now flying reporters into Yemen to see a small part of the war, so we took up that invitation.
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