Another nonsensical report about death penalty

Amnesty Intl, just published the 2017 numbers of executions per country and they know exactly that their numbers are problematic and largely false. While they are not ashamed to estimate there were thousands of executions in China, they forget to mention, that apart of only 5 official executions in Afghanistan, there probably are hundreds extrajudicial executions throughout the country. The less developed the judicial system of a country is, the more unreliable the AI statistics become.

There are state sanctioned persecutions of minorities. Just remember the genocide against the Hindu-Population in Bangladesh which cost nearly 3.000.000 lives. Look at the extrajudicial executions throughout Iran, where every year hundreds if not thousands are murdered in jail, which should be added to the number of executions. So if we roughly estimate the number of executions in China with, say, 3.000, we also must roughly estimate the number of murders in Iranian Jails. We must roughly estimate the number of murders sanctions by the Palestinian Authority because an Arab sold Land to a Jew. This leads to quite a few extrajudicial but authority sanctioned executions in the West-Bank (Area A) every year. Look at the hundreds of state sanctioned murders against the Coptic Christians in Egypt, every year. Look what is going on in Turkey…….

And then don’t just add the numbers and make a ranking by number of execution but compute the number of executions per capita and this will turn your table upside down.

China would drop from 1 to 5 and the USA would drop from 8 to 19 Japan would fall from 16 to 21

Already the current figures given by Amnesty are problematic. I mean, they are doing research, but the numbers they produce could be worked out by a high school student. There is no science and no magic. It would be really enlightening, if we could see statistics about extrajudicial persecutions and executions, about murder and death after torture in jail…… If that was included, Iran would end up with thousands of executions, while countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Turkey, North Sudan, Egypt….. would rise up dramatically. Saudi Arabia would drop dramatically. The Palestinian Authority including Gaza would rise dramatically, because they have many dozens if not hundreds of authority sanctioned murders per year. These murders are executed against gay men, Christians and Arabs who sell land to Jews. Egypt would rise, because of the state sanctioned persecution of Coptic Christians and we would have to establish a separate category for failed states like Syria, Somalia, Libya….etc.

And sadly Amnesty International doesn’t care about genocide but they have a left wing political agenda instead and this left wing is weird. For instance they don’t care so much about the executions in Iran and of course not about the torture and the rapes in their jails. If at all, that’s numbers, but they are obsessed by Saudi Arabia, where the situation is really improving over the last decade, while the situation in Iran and many other states is continuously deteriorating. But the Left wing likes Iran more than Saudi Arabia, because Iran hates the USA and Israel (by the way there are no executions in Israel.


German’s desire to be loved is a pathological symptom

There are quite a few not so fairy tales about a wicked character who only wants to be loved, but can’t stop to be evil, because s/he is evil to the bone and sometimes the character doesn’t even recognize how evil s/he is because it screws everything around it and that’s its nature.
Even though the AK-47 is THE weapon of mass destruction and millions have been killed with it, still chemical and biological weapons are a different quality. The more meticulous the effort to produce a deadly weapon, the more malicious the whole thing becomes. Continue reading →

Welcome to the Middle East

Today I found the headline in TOI’s news flash that Trump is unsure if Israel is looking to make peace.
While it’s not certain that he will draw the right conclusions, at least it appears that Trump is starting to understand an important aspect of the conflicts in the middle east. Since the Romantic Era, the West is suffering from a beclouded view upon reality. Trump is one of the few players, in today’s western political circus, who is not trapped in this condition.
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The dreads of a renewed German grand-coalition government

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In Germany when you give a little official in a government agency a 50 bucks to tell him, that you need a decision made within a week or an appointment on a particular day….etc, This clearly is corruption!
When you secretly meet a member of parliament, a high ranking official etc and give him a €200k and a draft law crafted by a law firm which is on your pay role, it’s called lobbying. The SPD is vastly responsible for this dismaying impression today’s German governments give. And their leaders are now trying to get back into the government. Continue reading →

Searching for a reason for war

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After the Syrian civil war is technically over, on behalf of Iran, the belligerents are searching for a reason of war with Israel. Israel has located major gas fields in its exclusive economic zone in the eastern Mediterranean, but just as her neighbors deny her the plain right to exist as a Jewish state, they also want to deny her the right to exploit these natural resources. Since Israel is a recognized state, they are looking for twists to dispute Israel’s rights. And here we are. A long lasting dispute is tested if it is a potential reason for war. Continue reading →

Adding Hebrew Fonts to my Debian installation

Every time I install a new computer, I soon come across wanting to have Hebrew fonts available for my LibreOffice. In my case I installed the latest version, LibreOffice 6.0 where it should be – in /opt/libreoffice6.0. That one was easy, but next I need to get and install the Hebrew fonts. That one is slightly more demanding, but still easy to accomplish. Here is how: Continue reading →

The German centralized high school exams are broken
  and how we could fix it.

A few years ago, in Germany a centralized highschool-exam was introduced. Germany is a federal country with 16 states. Some of them with a good school system, resulting in well educated graduates, others with a pretty bad and broken school system, resulting in pretty incompetent and poorly educated graduates. These states with broken school systems found ways to falsify the grades so that their students look so bad. Continue reading →

Facebook is policing my profile retroactively

So I have been with the wrong friends and I have been to outspoken. That’s not good, because in the opinion of a leftist, someone like I is not entitled to voicing her opinion. So they put me on their watch-list and started policing my profile. After repeatedly saying too much they blocked my profile for 30 days for no reason. Better, they found something and defined that this was a reason. And now, 11 days after they blocked my profile, they started to round up my personal timeline and here is how it goes. Continue reading →

Testing the limits

Henry Kissinger once said that foreign policy is about interests, but this is only valid in times of relative peace. In the middle east we are now seeing two forces testing whether the threat by the established powers, Israel and the U.S. is real. Russia is trying to play the puppet master, while Turkey and Iran are trying to regain long gone greatness. But at least Israel is patiently pointing to red lines and it seems as if Israel’s patience is running out. Continue reading →