Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Who sparks the tension?

I have mentioned several times in previous posts and do so regularly during political conversation the importance of timing in world events and politics. News Media often give the impression that world events are separate incidents and are usually disconnected from each other. With some exceptions of course, like some action-reaction reports. An example of the exception can be the "War on terrorism" as a reaction to 9/11. While on the other hand an example of disconnected events is Bush winning the elections and then 9/11 attacks.

What I mean to suggest is that 9/11 did not just happen to fall in Bush and the new Con's laps. Iraq was well on the Agenda and 9/11 was the perfect excuse. Is it just coincidence? I don't believe in coincidence. I don't believe that a super power like the US just sits back and waits for things to fall on its lap. Therefore, timing is crucial for understanding world events.

Without going into more detail I will leave you with several questions:

Is it coincidence that there is internal tension between Iraqis now? While there are tensions between the Lebanese? OK, how about tensions between the Palestinians at the same time? Is it coincidence that all these tensions were sparked by a series of violent incidents? A person killed here, and another one there? An explosion here, and another one there?

I don't believe in coincidence.