The One Verse

star-neighbors.jpg“Uni” is a prefix meaning “One”; while “verse” derives from Old French root word meaning “to turn”.  Years ago I assumed a different meaning. The “one verse” to me was the “One Truth.” There weren’t religious connotations to it, I just thought that the root of veritas was the  same root as verse, but alas it’s not.  So my youthful assumption that it meant “One Truth” was dispelled the day I looked it up in my OED a few years back.

Instead if you read through the roots of associated words and their derivatives, you get the sense that it could mean one fate, one turn, one line, or — one verse. 

At times I still muse about one truth and prefer my original interpretation to this day. Though untrue it’s a useful and beautiful delusion to be pondered now and then; and once pondered then shelved once more in the depths of memory with other fantasies.

100,000 Demonstrate in Burma

100,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Yangon yesterday in protest over the several years that SLORC, the military junta in Burma, has had to create the promised democratic reforms and in protest over the poor state of the managed economy, . These demonstrations have run seven days and started off small. The last three days they have grown ten-fold per day, with 1,000 monks marching Friday, 10,000 on Saturday, and Sunday 100,000 people demonstrated.

This speaks to how communist planned economies work — Hugo Chavez might want to take note before his rule crumbles under the reality that Capitalism is a primal force of human nature –it cannot be overcome by state dictate.

Pakistan on Watch for Female Suicide Bombers

zawahiri-dajjal.jpgThe country of Pakistan has issued warning to goverment officials to watch out for suicide bombers from Jamia Hafsa, Jamia Fareedia, and Lal Masjid. They warn to watch out for burqa-clad women, with new intelligence indicating that the students have been ordered to perform suicide attacks.

From The Daily Times:

Law enforcement agencies have forwarded intelligence reports to the senior government officials regarding suicide attacks expected to be carried out by women bombers across the country, highly reliable Interior Ministry sources told Daily Times on Sunday.

“There are chances that that male and female former students of Jamia Hafsa, Jamia Fareedia and Lal Masjid that managed to escape from ‘Operation Silence’ could carry out suicide attacks across the country,” the intelligence agencies’ reports said, according to sources. The report also suspected involvement of students from these madrassas in the suicide bombing on July 17 in Islamabad.

Intelligence agencies had forwarded detailed reports to the Interior Ministry as well, the sources said, following which authorities had issued special instructions in this regard.

pakistan30307_wideweb__470×3110.jpgPolice told to keep an eye on burqa-clad women: In the report, sources said, authorities suggested that police seniors across the country immediately issue instructions to keep a close eye on suspicious women wearing shuttlecock burqas and/or youngsters roaming near important installations, especially foreign ones, as well as important personalities, law enforcement personnel and important public and business places.

The students, especially those who led the Red Mosque insurrection, are tied to Ayman Al Zawahiri and Osama Bin Laden, who have declared war against the State of Pakistan. Letters from Zawahiri to Abdul Rashid Ghazi, who led the madrassa, were found inside the mosque. Some of the terrorists inside the mosque were aligned to Al Qaeda, and the mosque has been mentioned in at least two tapes from As Sahab, Al Qaeda’s media branch. This indicates at minimum alignment with the foreigners warring on Pakistan, if not outright alliance.

The Egyptian and Saudi interlopers state this is a war against the west, but it’s never been that. They will adopt any cause to gain recruits — mostly children, to use in their personal quests for power within the Islamic world. In the last tapes they even speak out against global warming, and they have made the word “mujahadeen” into a sick joke by killing more of the Ummah than the US and Nato combined. This is why the villages in Iraq have risen against them. They are evil, and have evil intent for the 160 million muslims in Pakistan.