JANUARY 1, 2009
Taiwan's ex-President, Chen Shui-bian, has been returned to prison pending his trial on corruption charges, after a court reversed a decision to free him. There was a risk he could collude with other suspects, destroy evidence and flee the island. He is charged with embezzling government funds, fraud and money-laundering.
High officials crimes are not limited to our USA. Human nature is the same and some tend to think they can get away with anything. Sad part is --- too many do get away with their evil plans and deeds. Read G.B. Trudeau's book full of quotes from the Iraq invasion and occupation.
MIDDLE EAST: This seventh day of Israeli air strikes on Gaza do not stop the Palestinian rocket-lobbing. This half-century struggle of death began when the UN allowed Jews to found the new Israel while also giving the Palestinians a national home. New Israel (nothing to do with the biblical Israel) pushed out the Palestinians and the displaced Arab Palestinians got nothing but refugee camps. GWB was 100 percent for Israel. Pray for BHO to be more even-handed and the one who can, at the very least, begin the end of this useless, ceaseless horror. That's what the people want. Problem is the leaders want power, might and total control.
For far too many people 2009 is not beginning in a happy way.