‘Cat guarding the milk pot’
‘Zionist support biggest illusion’
“THE freak voices which call for the normalization of ties with the Zionist entity and selling Palestine and the Palestinians are shameless. They neither belong to this nation (the Arab nation) nor have any weight to support it,” columnist Ali Al-Baddah wrote for Al-Jarida daily.
“Unfortunately, these people throw a life cordon for the Zionists. This happens when the world has started pulling back support for this entity. Not just that, the world is denouncing the Zionist violations represented by killing and destroying the Arab Palestinian people and the confiscation of our Arab lands.
“Not only that, this happens, while the entire world has realized the dirty role of the Zionists in terms of dividing the Arab ranks and devastating the entities and by mobilizing the mercenaries to fan the flames of sectarianism to destroy our Arab world.
“In spite of the above, these shameless people are calling for succumbing to the desires of this entity (the Zionist entity) and opts to cooperate and normalize ties with it, exactly as one of the Kuwaiti strategists had once called on the Zionists to create an umbrella to protect the Gulf states as if what is currently happening in the Arab world is another Satan-made and as if we don’t have anything to encounter our foes except our first enemy and the violator of our countries.
“However, these freak voices would have never emerged in such a shameless manner, were it not for the existence of those who are ready to assist them from the greedy people who are looking forward to satisfy the American tastes, in the belief the American support can be obtained only laying prostrate in front of the Zionists unmindful of their honor and that of their homelands which they have trampled under the feet of the people who have devastated our Arab world.
“This shamelessness is a trial bomb to probe the reactions of the Kuwaitis against this silly proposal which first of all contradicts with the current official attitude of the State. Hence, everybody should listen to the voice of the Kuwaiti people who have denounced the shamelessness in question as well as its rejection to any convergence with the Zionist enemy.
“In this context, we say even in the US and Britain who are the main and the biggest supporters of the Zionist entity, we now hear some voices in these countries which speak and frankly for the first time have rejected the domination by the Jews of the political channels in their countries.
“Not only that, we currently hear these people talking about the danger of the Jews against every decision they take in their homelands and both the Americans and the British peoples say the Jews harm entire world.
“Likewise, many powers, have started denouncing the current Zionist practices of killing and destroying Palestine and some other powers have started for the recognition of the Palestinians as the masters of their land.
“Given the above, what is currently happening (calls by some Arabs who shamelessly call for recognition of Israel) people, is a process for rescuing the Zionist entity, particularly since we were believing that the State of Kuwait shall remain far away from such attitudes, but unfortunately some of the shameless mercenaries want to poke their noses in the attitudes adopted by the State of Kuwait.
“Anyway, those who believe the Zionists can constitute support for the Arabian Gulf states are illusionists, because the Jews have never even once relinquished a single moment of dreaming about the establishment of greater Israel, as such their convergence on the richest area in the world shall enable them to dominate the world and help them get rid of the peoples in the region.”
“The British officer Thomas Lawrence (1888/1935) who is also called ‘The Lawrence of Arabia’, managed to liberate Al-Aqaba (an area in Jordan) from the Ottomans by virtue of his cooperation with the Arab tribes in the Arabian Peninsula during the Grand Arab Revolution (in 1916) against the oppression of the Ottoman occupation of the Arab territories (from 1516 to 1918),” columnist
wrote for daily. “The colonel pilot Lawrence, called for unity and solidarity among the Arab tribes who during that time were at loggerheads and struggling for the sake of pastures as well as drinking water wells. He addressed these tribes upon his arrival in the periphery of Al-Madinah and met with Al-Sharif Ali Bin Al-Hussein (1895/1955) the son of the Grand Arab Revolutionary leader Al-Sharif Hussein Bin Ali and Lawrence said, you will not achieve any victory nor have a say without unifying the tribes and getting rid of tribal fanaticism and the class divisions.
“Lawrence Al-Arabia, actually was a British officer who was appointed as the head of Arab Affairs Division by the British Foreign Affairs Department and shifted to Cairo to be near Al-Sharif Faisal Bin Al-Hussein (1883/1933) who was the then king of both Syria and Iraq and managed to unify the Arab tribes in the Arabian Peninsula and Hejaz to fight the Ottoman occupation where the latter was involved in corruption and brutality on the earth to such an extent the Ottoman warplanes were bombing the unarmed Bedouin tribes to annihilate them.
“Such being the case, Prince Faisal I Bin Al-Hussein AlHashemi, found that the only resolution for dealing with Ottoman attacks rests in unifying the Arab tribes to liberate Al-Aqaba from the Ottomans and cut the supply route of the Ottoman armies (since Aqaba had a port). These armies were defeated by virtue of the Arab Jihadists revolting tribes against the Ottoman occupation under the banner of the Grand Arab Revolution and this forced the Ottoman armies to leave the Arab world entirely.
“Ironically, those who were urging the Arabs to unify their ranks against the Ottomans, are the same people who are currently fighting the Arabs and preventing the Arab countries from unifying against their foes.
“Given the above, I find myself obliged at the moment to convey the message and remind those who are currently around with what was said by Thomas Edward Lawrence that the Arab unity represents the sole manner that shall enable the Arabs to end all Arab problems.
“This article, however, will be continued later.”
“Do the people of Kuwait realize that the spoilers are few who do not exceed 5 percent of our people and the good ones are the majority who represent 95% of the population?,” columnist wrote for
daily. “But do you know where the problem lies? The corrupt are courageous in doing whatever they want without hesitation and constant protest.
“They strike the wall of the homeland, the Constitution, the law, honesty and honor, and are willing to do so without fear. They commit follies by their actions and intimidate others – the fair and the righteous. They are the ones who think about it and are keen on it.
“They are the corruption, the plague and the disease that have spread in the body of the country and we have helped them and cooperated with them to carry out their plans and who are keen to corrupt others.
“They are cooperating with each other to implement their agendas by controlling many institutions and apparatuses. There is coordination and exchange of information and play the roles between them so that they can pass their projects and achieve their plans.
“They are favored in some positions of the executive branch and the legislative authority. Indeed, these corrupt people are bold and act without hesitation.
“You will find them everywhere. They present the ideas and perceptions that do not serve the interests of the country. For the reformers and the good people, most of them stand idly by and passively, and accept them in their offices by the conduct of courtesies.
“And their behavior and practice are indecent and rejected, therefore the majority should abandon their negative positions at a time when our country suffers because of the boldness of the corrupt.”
“How long do we endure boring routine transactions in our ministries? While the world around us is making rapid progress in the electronic era, we are still in the era of manual archives, of slow traditional correspondence that disrupt all development such as ‘further to our letter to you, and reference to the subject above’. From complex treatment to more complex ones and sometimes dealing with a non-specialist employee who gives him a fatwa in the treatment and perhaps contradicted by his colleague!,” columnist Ahmad Al-Sadhan wrote for Al-Rai daily.
“We want to see the e-government – which we hear about – in reality, not only in paying fees or some information, but we want to facilitate transactions of people and citizens, and reduce their paperwork, which sometimes makes references like a mobile archive!
“What is needed is to activate the state of institutions, away from the theoretical and unrealistic description of a number of government bodies, whether in their websites or in their media releases!
“What I mean is that institutional performance melts chronic negatives, helps to make the most of existing human capacities, and helps to place productive people in the places they deserve. The institutional performance of the government undermines the opportunities for interventions, external pressures and ‘wasta’, which deprived many of their rights while we recognize wasta as a global phenomenon that exist in the most advanced international institutions, but the extent of wasta in our country is surprising.
“An interesting example is that a person who enters the ministry accompanied by an important personality has his paperwork done in no time without going through the routine and annoying bureaucratic regulations.”
“The intellectual development has a vital role in mental innovation and the effectiveness of modern leadership and management, because the thought and mind need development, activation, continuous training and memory activation, because minds get sick as they are still rigid, and according to studies, ideas as well as bodies get impaired, but the difference is that injuries to bodies are limited to self but the injuries to ideas are quite the opposite,” columnist
Zaid Al-Khateeb wrote for Al-Kuwaitiah daily. “The deadly intellectual diseases such as stereotyping, randomness, blackness, pessimism, dependency, simplicity, mistrust and abandonment of priorities, are all rapid epidemiological maladies if we are not careful in dealing with them.
“It is important to develop intellectual talent so that the human being can utilize the energies and resources to the fullest, and to inform their minds of the progress they can make to create valuable families, communities and nations, and real work.
“The life of ideas is longer than life itself, and how to change the mind and opinions and beliefs, is very difficult, and may need years of effort to develop mind, but we say that the fruit of intellectual development is great.
“The impact on the lives of those who succeed in reaching them, learning the skills of thinking and development, shorten the human hard ways to achieve the great goals, both in the scope of personal and social, political or economic development, specifically that the importance of intellectual development can be summarized briefly through the following points: Recognize the importance of learning and continuous reading in life; Respect the views of others; Accuracy in understanding and evaluating opinions and Distancing from simplification and superficiality in the analysis of issues and problems.”
“We need proper understanding of the recent ruling of the Constitutional Court to cancel the Parliament membership of two lawmakers. Away from personal whims and opinions of non-specialists, the court ruled to cancel the membership and the ruling cannot be appealed as per the general concept in this regard,” columnist wrote for daily.
“A petition was presented to suspend the implementation of the ruling. The fees were paid and the court accepted the petition. The questions here are: Why was the petition accepted although the ruling is final? What is the importance of the appeal in such a judgment or in this particular court?
“Anyone who followed the court session and is waiting for the announcement of the vacancy of the parliamentary seats did not reach the correct understanding of the basis of postponement.
“Some constitutional opinions were published by a few newspapers, but they are not convincing because of the extremism of some or the affiliations of others keen on serving the interest of their parties before public interest. Therefore, do not consider their views which have not reached the level of convincing the Kuwaiti street.
“The official media outlet of the government did not pay attention to this issue and did not shed light on it. It should also highlight the government’s view on this subject for the people to know all orientations and understand the issue correctly. The constitutional debate is healthy as it educates the Kuwaiti street until it reaches correct understanding of the Constitution and Election Law, such that the citizen knows his rights and duties.”
“Apart from the technical and financial aspect of the retirement law, I would like to remind the Members of Parliament in general and particularly the members of the Finance Committee of the National Assembly about what happened to their peers in the previous Parliament, when the government succeeded in increasing the price of gasoline which some of them defended then,” columnist
wrote for daily. “The Finance Committee announced it will request the withdrawal of its report on the early retirement law from Tuesday’s National Assembly agenda citing further study after the amendments to the law was turned down by the Minister of Finance.
“The early retirement law was distorted by the National Assembly last month in its first deliberation which became a ‘ploy’ that surrounded the deputies from every side.
“This law will affect every Kuwaiti citizen in his job, estimated to be 350,000 subscribers in the insurance system according to official data, so do not be surprised that this law gives the people the material and their waiting for the adoption of a fair law that protects the rights of employees and provides them with a decent living after their years of service.
“It is noticeable that many deputies who were defending the law when it was adopted in the first deliberation have either disappeared or have preferred to remain silent when they discovered the extent of popular rejection of some articles of the law, especially the compulsory referral for retirement for those who have completed the term of service.”
— Compiled by Zaki Taleb