‘Move now to foil schemes’
‘Tragic fate stares in our eyes’
“THE term of conspiracy means deeds and agreements that may be woven in total secrecy to assassinate individuals or their rights by making truth seem insidious and false,” columnist Mustafa Al-Sarraf wrote for Al-Qabas daily.
“Take for example, the Sykes-Picot agreement, concluded in 1916 between France and Britain, and ratified by the Russian Empire to divide the Arab region, which was under Ottoman rule.
“However, following the example of the Ottoman Empire in World War I, the so-called Balfour Declaration was issued on Nov 2, 1917 by the then British Foreign secretary Arthur James Balfour whereby the Jews were granted a homeland on Palestine land.
“In other words, and based on these understandings Palestine was subjected to the rule under the British, French and Czarist Russia, given the fact the relevant agreement was exposed only post the Communist Revolution in Russia.
“However, following this development, both Britain and France had undertaken to implement this agreement (Sykes-Picot agreement) secretly through many scenarios and this was confirmed by further agreements.
“The British colonialist intentions were aimed at planting the Zionist entity to be the spearhead and make a pillar to protect the influence of Western colonialism.
“They continued to implement it, and the Arab world was divided into areas of influence between them accordingly, given the fact this scheme persisted until the outset of the Grand Arab revolution in addition to the declaration of Iraq as an independent state in 1932, while Syria got its independence in 1946.
“And before that, Lebanon was declared independent as a separate entity in 1943. Before the above development, Turkey had annexed the northern province of Syria (in 1937 during the reign of the then Turkish president Mustafa Kemal Ataturk).
“For their part, the British relinquished Palestine in 1948 and this development witnessed at the outset the ArabIsraeli Zionist struggle.
“However, through the unlimited support that was extended by Britain, France, the United States and some other Western states, it was obvious that these states were attaching hopes to the role to be played by the Zionist entity in the region as a protector of the Zionist/Imperialistic interests in the Arab region.
“Not just that, this entity was to play the role of spearhead that shall receive the support and the assistance from Western Imperialism. In other words, when this entity achieved its existence in the region with Western support, it was obvious that the forthcoming phase was to be the phase of support for both this entity and the Western military bases in the region.
“And this is what was undertaken by Israel by carrying out a network of highways and railways to transport the troops as well as for supporting Western troops and this was what had been planned secretly and under the table of understandings.
“But the issue was revealed and the conspiracy became a reality in which we are living. Such being the case, unless we move to foil this scheme, the implementation of the same shall constitute a tragic fate for us as well as for the future generations.”
“The United Nations marks December 10 of every year as the anniversary of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was initially enacted by the French Revolution (that erupted on July 14, 1789),” columnist Adel Nayef Al-Mezel wrote for Al-Anba daily.
“However, this declaration contained the right for dignity, freedom, work, equality, justice, belief, self-defense under fair judgments. In other words, although this declaration carries a bright picture for the human rights and his/her dignity as a human being and reserves the right to express freely his/her opinion and breathe the air of freedom, the reality shows something else.
“We say the above, because those who have undertaken to protect the human rights through the adoption of the declaration in question under the dome of the United Nations, are actually the first people who undermined human rights and violate them.
“They have killed people and divided the world into rich and poor and into black and white, let alone that their jails are full of political prisoners. In other words, they have defiled human rights and insulted his/her dignity – aren’t these states currently involved in overtly supporting Israel?
“Aren’t they involved in providing it (Israel) with equipment, weapons, funds and men to destroy the Palestinians homes and turn infrastructure into a pile of concrete and iron and forced Palestinians to live in shelters without job, food and medicine? Aren’t the support governments which are involved in persecuting their people doing this for their selfish interests?
“It is needless to say, human rights are not just a declaration, rather represent a civilized behavior to be practiced by the State for the sake of guaranteeing the right of every citizen secretly and overtly, but unfortunately, most of the states which are boasting that they have signed the Universal Declaration of Human Right are currently practicing the most brutal persecution and injustice against their peoples, let alone these states, can be held accountable for rampant terrorism phenomena.”
“The French people’s movement, called the ‘yellow jackets’, won the French people’s mandate to improve their standard of living, stop the new fuel tax and open a six-month national debate to review the French tax system for social justice and raise taxes on the rich and wealthy. It is a setback for French President Emmanuel Macron, who is in charge of global trade and industrial power,” columnist Abdulmohsen Juma’a wrote for
Al-Jarida daily. “President Macron, who had spoken hours before the mandate with strict rigor against the rioters, as the French protesters called it, retracted his tone and his Prime Minister Edward Philippe, who met representatives of the Yellow Jackets movement, announced the suspension of fuel price increases and the opening of a national dialogue covering the entire tax system which is complex in France, while the movement spread to other European capitals.
“A few days ago, a White House source described General Motors’ decision to close four factories in the United States, a factory in Canada, and the displacement of thousands of workers as a ‘greedy decision.’ These plants were not losing, but they were making small profits. Without any consideration for the social responsibility of that resolution reflects the great crises caused by uncontrolled and greedy capitalism.
“The consequences of globalization and unbridled capitalism are the outbreak of social and economic crises and extremism around the world. America or ‘globalization’ is retreating, re-imposing taxes and duties on imported goods, and the American and European electorate elects those who promise to restore jobs, even if they are unbalanced and extreme.
“American ‘extremist’ Donald Trump and extremist parties in Europe, who are hostile to immigrants because they share their wealth with the Europeans, win the elections. Last Sunday, the extreme and hostile ‘FOX’ party won the elections in Spain.”
“Articles of the Constitution are very clear, clauses of laws are straightforward and regulations are firm but the outcome is shocking. The first to violate this Constitution are some members of the Parliament and this has been happening since its first session in history,” columnist Professor Nouriya Al-Roumi wrote for Al-Shahid daily.
“Despite the persistence of HH the Amir in his annual speeches during the opening of Parliament with regard to respecting the law and adhering to its framework, there have been many times when members of the Parliament start to expose their lack of faith in the law immediately after winning the seats and pledging to protect the Constitution and serving in favor of the supreme welfare of the country and its people.
“We stand by MPs who strive to lift injustice and restore rights which have been wrongfully deprived in any aspect. However, some have become the ‘mandoub’ of their parties or even tribes. They roam around ministries and other government institutions, searching for ‘wasta’ to improve their political mileage or serve personal interests.
“These Parliament members failed to execute their mandates effectively. As a result, the people disregard them for their poor performance and they lose the trust of the people, especially the youths – future generation.”
“The statements by the CEO of Touristic Enterprises Company Abdul-Wahab Al-Marzouq, which he presented through a power point in a recent meeting at the municipal council proved that people in Kuwait do not have a problem with cash-flow as much as we do with development and keeping up with the world in terms of administrative advancement,” columnist
Zayd Al-Zayed wrote for Al-Nahar daily. “In that presentation, which was published in details by the local newspapers, Touristic Enterprises Company did not make mention of any new touristic scheme that keeps up with major development in the construction of entertainment cities around the world or even in the countries surrounding us. The UAE and Bahrain have opened world class entertainment cities whereas Saudi Arabia is planning similar schemes for its vision 2030.
“I wish development plan for our local entertainment or rather touristic domains would be of reasonable cost, so that we can excuse this company from carrying out new projects- given that it requested KD 900 million from the government as development capital for the ‘balajat’ project and entertainment city projects. Experts say the sum is enough to build scores of new entertainment cities in Kuwait. How shocking is that?”
“The poor condition of roads in Kuwait was noticed a long time ago but we have yet to find a lasting solution to the situation,” columnist Abdulrahman
Al-Awad wrote for Al-Sabah daily. “Neither the parliamentary committees nor parliamentary questioning or resignation of some officials in charge of affairs has been able to bring this very problem to an end. We still see large numbers of vehicles on the pavements due to tire puncture and others undergoing repair due to the glass being damaged by flying gravel.
“Neighboring countries have taken advanced steps toward establishing nuclear reactors while we bother ourselves discussing the best asphalt mix to be used for our roads. What advancement and development are we talking about while our roads are throwing stones on the road users – citizens and expatriate – and causing huge damage? The damage goes beyond material when the flying stone hits road-users in the head.
“The Executive and Legislative Authorities are requested to meet in the shortest possible time. The issue is so serious that it deserves allocating a full day to discuss it in order to find the real reasons behind the issue and radical solution as a matter of urgency. It is no longer acceptable that roads in one of the richest countries in the world should remain in such a miserable condition.”
“Founder of the new global order George Bush Senior whose indices we saw hovering over the global horizon in parallel with the cold war his predecessors promised to end when he stood up to address the world is gone,” Ahmad Bin Barjas wrote for AlSeyassah daily. “He said, ‘America does not act unless it is convinced about the high ethical principles. Today, we (referring to Americans) are a people with the goal of making the faces of the international community more friendly and the surface of the earth more secure.’ George Bush Senior who ensured credibility of the United States by referring to it as the world super power, which saw ending communism in Eastern Europe with the collapse of the Soviet Union, is gone.
“George Bush Senior who said at the initial stage of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, ‘This situation will not continue, because it is an affront against Kuwait,’ is gone. George Bush Senior is gone but he will always remain in the memory of Kuwait and its people due to the honorable and sincere role he played in challenging the criminal attack against our country with strong determination and conviction.”