1) Season’s holidays proposals.
This is a synthesis of the updated European directory for the world’s destinations promoting their 2014/15 offers for the season’s festivities and winter holidays.. Please note that Egypt isn’t included at all and can’t be seen anywhere; not even displayed in in any show window across the territory.
ü Exotic Destinations: Seychelles, La Reunion, Cape Town, Mumbai, Jamaica, Mexico City, Key West (USA), Bahamas, Grenada, Porto Rico, Barbados, Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Colombia.
ü Adventure Destinations: Vietnam, Singapore, Bangkok, Sydney, Bolivia, Buenos Aires, Santiago Del Chile, Caribbean Cruises, Persian Gulf slow cruise, Mediterranean Cruises, Tunisia, Saint Petersburg and Kola Peninsula (Russia), Lofoten (Norway), Rovaniemi (Finland), Alaska, Greenland.
ü Urban Destinations: Paris, Beijing (China), Istanbul, London, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Göteborg, Madrid, Chicago, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Toronto.
And of course the priority for each European country is to generously market the best way its own various destinations, because in times of crisis Intelligent Investments are imperative.. You should see the clips and spots. But the real news are made from the quotations proposed for these destinations, that are well wrapped inside a sealed bracket swinging between €. 390 for the Caribbean Cruises, to the €. 2750 for the Virgin Islands, passing by the most attractive and top seller Virgin Islands’ €.1100 flight + hotel + car for 7 nights full board. It is as much important to mention that all the offers are for 4 and 5 star structures..
Having said that, I hope and wish that our concerned authorities do have a plan to reposition Our Egyptian Destinations on the supplying markets agendas!! Soon enough before the total collapse of our structures, service standards and overall competitiveness.
2) Foreign Fighters’ inclusion.
Instead of the ‘Iron Fist’ or the ‘Repressive Measures’ adopted by most European countries like UK, France, Germany and Belgium; Finland decided otherwise. It has officially announced a new “Programme of Re-Integration” for its citizens who went to Syria and Iraq to join, and fight, in the ranks of ISIL, should they decide to come home.
The so called “Foreign Fighters” are the hour’s hot issue in a growing debate among the intellectual, political and social circles of the European Union. A debate that can be synthesised in a question: “What to do with the combatants of ISIL who return in Europe?”.
The British daily the Guardian interviewed the prefect of Aarhus (the Finish pilot city for the programme) being the responsible of the ‘Jihadists Rehabilitation Programme’, who explained that “the programme involves experts, consultants, health and scholar structures, recuperating the subject into education in order to reintegrate him/her in society as a working individual, of course lodging is guaranteed and included in the programme”.
Obviously we’re talking about a very optimistic, even idealistic, plan; before which I have my own doubt.. Because those young individuals whom were exposed to the most sophisticated and severe ‘Behaviour Modification’ techniques other than the constant hypnotic ‘Brain Washing’, not to mention the ‘Maneuver & Control by Synthetic Drug Dependency’; those who tasted blood and decapitated human heads are uncontrollable.
The Lebanese example is still in memory.. For the fanatic adolescents who fought the bloody ten years civil war back in 1975, those who wore the, then American, Ray Ban sun glasses, held the M16 assault rifle and hung human ears in their necklaces, are the ones that are now dictating Lebanon’s social, cultural, political and economic policies.. Look at Lebanon’s chaos today!
3) His voice is still loud.
From his self-imprisonment domicile, inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, the Australian journalist Julian Assange (founder of WikiLeaks) participated, through video-conference, at the Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival; where he declared that he “delegated the matter of publishing new secret files to others within the organisation”.
Although he didn’t mention a precise date or time for posting such files, yet we can guess their nature reading well his attack at GOOGLE for being “at the service of the government of the USA for collecting sensible data and controlling information”.. He also said that “the verification of information in few hands drives straight into totalitarism”!Pass On The Word.