Friday, October 1, 2010
Reem al Numeri : ... A young girl's PLEA ... and her PRICE, for a basic Grade School Education ...
Reem al Numeri
This posting is not to just complain about this, since it is not in my country or part or my religion/ culture ... as much as it is to show a picture of a current reality that so many in our country of both polarizing political side's turn our head's to, because it does not fit into our political correctness to discuss either. But this is the plea and testimony of just one of many young girl's, not just Yemeni girl's, but various countries globally ... that we support and do business with even ... sometime's even praise in some fashion. Of course ... I am grateful as an American that I didnt have to raise my own daughter under these type's of religious law's, I wouldnt want to father daughter's in this type of society, ... and certainly not as a grown man would want to have forced or even voluntary sex with a little child, as many of these men apparently do ... however, like in many countries under these law's ... it is a living, an investment of sort, as some friend's of mine from Morocco have explained to me in detail ... where the little girl's are actually looked at not just as property, but a commodity/ asset of sort to bring in revenue to the familia by selling them off, even significantly younger than this girl. READ HERE And compliment's to CNN.
Child Bride Horrors Last A Lifetime ... Thanx to WRATHOFKHAN
I feel that this is importante to acknowledge so that we have a more clearer understanding of just who our mega offshore investor's/ finance, contractor's, down the line support, and even of the countries that have lobbying power's in some case's, more than the American people do in our own Washington government, and clout with some of America's finest. I have no doubt that I would not do any business with any of these countries, and impose the strictest sanction's as well as far as business is concerned, I frankly wouldnt give a damn how unpopular it was! ... we cant? Bullshit! We can do more than we realize we can do ... if we stood firm, instead of the way we conduct ourselves, like weasel's ... clouding our perspective's/ vision with the pathetic mindset we do. It is incredible as much as we all rant how we love children all over the globe ... that a little girl would have to do this just to learn the basic reading and writing skill's ... even more incredible of the parasitic mindset that ignore's this.
Even more .... the law just to raise the age to 17 was blocked by conservative's in this country, and 100 leading religious cleric's argue that to make an age limit law would be "un-Islamic" and a violation of Islamic Law, which sadly even translate's to at "best" for these girl's ... that even if the government made a law of 17 before they can be sold or traded off ... the fact is ... that they would still be marketed the same way ... just at an older age of 17 ... but still unable to choose who they marry, or if they marry for that matter by their own choice ... and would still have to follow the regulation's to even get not just familia and community support, but just to get any education.
Also I would like to add this bit as far as sanction's and economic's, and as a response to the gentleman Demeur (a blog that I frequent) ... when he asked in his comment posting, what would sanction's do since they are so poverty stricken, have nothing, etc? ... a damn good point ... but also here is a brief read on the Yemeni economic's history and what's going on as a response to this question. First of all when I commented in the above 2nd. paragraph, concerning "lobbying" ... who and why is there any lobbying done on behalf of the Yemeni Government to begin with? For the small investment's in the little free market oil reserve's they do have, that are not to deplete until around 2017? Or perhap's the agriculture that can bring in some business? Strategic defense reason's? And even if the Saudi's have decreased funding to this neighbor ... what in the Hell are we giving "still" billion's to them directly from American tax dollar's as well as extended giveaway's and credit from the World Bank? ... another avenue (World Bank) I'm sure many of our bailout dollar's went to as well. So ... in my opinion ... we can act as long as we keep feeding this government with our goddamn dollar's ... what it is ... is those at the top, are so goddamn cheap that they alway's use their lobbying power's to make sure that the taxpayer's pay for every goddamn thing in these countries, the same goddamn way we are paying for an invasion of Afghanistan so that the major corporate (Chinese Gvmnt owned) miner's of China, can milk their copper, coal, and any other goddamn resource they can ... all at our expense. Your goddamn right we can do "SOMETHING" ... it's that no one want's to. My question and proposal to the Yemeni Gvmnt would be frank and simple ... "Do you enjoy the goddamn paycheck's and support we give you? ... Then lighten the fuck up! ... or I'll toss you to the fucken dog's like the Saudi's did!"