Saturday, 22 October 2011

Gaddafi, French revolution and google

Well, we are one less in count of number of dictators on earth from today morning.  Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi, commonly known as Muammar Gaddafi was killed by some unknown person after dragging out of a hiding place which was a sewer pipe. He has been hiding 2 days in sewer pipe running for his life and was then found and killed in Sirte.  The ending of a ruler who ruled for over 40 yrs was bit weird. Revolution led by Intrim PM Mahmoud Jibril has been guided and motivated to not suffer against any kind of oppressions and state must accept the rights of the people.
This reminds me of yet another revolution from History when my fav teacher (G Jha) taught us about French Revolution. France in 1789 was one of the richest and most powerful nations in Europe. Only in Great Britain and the Netherlands did the common people have more freedom and less chance of arbitrary punishment.  Nonetheless, a popular rebellion would first to bring the regime of King Louis XVI of France under control of a constitution, then to depose, imprison, try, and execute the king and, later, his wife Marie Antoinette. Everything else is written in history book and is easily available online.

Also, French revolution was inspired by American Revolution. American Revolution, which was first time served as a great lesson- tyranny could be challenged. This is described in many books including R.R.Palmar, 1959 wrote “It inspired the sense of a new era. It added a new content to the conception of progress. It gave a whole new dimension to ideas of liberty and equality made familiar by the Enlightenment. It got people into the habit of thinking more concretely about political questions, and made them more readily critical of their own governments and society”. But what served as an inspiration for Libya Revolution and what is being extended to Yemen Revolution? Is challenging autocrats’ looks simple after hanging of Saddam Hussain (before trail in any court). He was threat to international peace, at least this was projected. He had false allegations of chemical weapons, biological warfare etc. I have no personal views against removal of dictatorship but there is something more that worries me.

Iraq : Oil reserves in Iraq will be the largest in the world according to recent geological surveys and seismic data. The Iraqi government has stated that new exploration showed Iraq has the world’s largest proven oil reserves, with more than 350 billion barrels.Officially confirmed reserves rank third largest in the world at approximately 143 billion barrels (22.7×109 m3). As a result of military occupation and civil unrest, the official statistics have not been revised since 2001 and are largely based on 2-D seismic data from three decades ago. International geologists and consultants have estimated that unexplored territory may contain vastly larger reserves (Wiki)

Libya : Oil reserves in Libya are the largest in Africa and the ninth largest in the world with 41.5 billion barrels (6.60×109 m3) as of 2007. Oil production was 1.8 million barrels per day (290×103 m3/d) as of 2006, giving Libya 23 years of reserves at current production rates if no new reserves were to be found. Libya is considered a highly attractive oil area due to its low cost of oil production (as low as $1 per barrel at some fields), and proximity to European markets. (wiki)

Yemen: Yemen's oil reserves are estimated at 11.9 billion barrels of oil, a dramatic jump from earlier estimates, a government agency said Tuesday.The Petroleum Exploration and Production Authority said a new study had estimated Yemen's reserves, indicating the country's oil industry requires more investment. (

few more in the list to come as we see people fighting over ignited crisis and then forces like NATO and UN peace keeping support them and then indirectly get their work done.

The demand for oil has been increasing despite the increase in technology. Reliability on crude Oil makes it an important fuel, at least for another 30 years. US & Europe has been running in losses and Asia and middle on the path of increasing GDPs. What would I do if I were the policy maker of US or UK or G8 or some powerful and debt nation?  I will predict future and try to change it by changing present. Future is countries ruling with fuel. Burn them now and trade internationally in open market. I think it’s getting too much between the lines. But to support my argument, I always go with the intentions of the person or thing in question.
French revolution was for resentment of royal absolutism & Resentment of the seigniorial system by peasants, wage-earners, and a rising bourgeoisie. Food Scarcity & debt was prominent. It was guided by motivation of liberty which was later declared as the right of birth of people “Liberty, equality and fraternity”. The case in modern area is different. It is guided by political motive, misguided for religious aspects and used for personal motives. No wonder average conditions of citizens are going to be the same or worse and indirect exploitation.
The impact is similar to one of the most admired face of modern technology Google. I like Google. Half of my brain’s memory is filled with information from Google. In globalization, it tries to diffuse into ourselves, mix in our culture, parasitic phenomenon delves in ourselves and then we are so much used to it that we can’t abhor it. You use google and then you are part of it. That’s globalization for me. China is resistive to google and it’s very uncertain making world bit polar in nature.
I am not refuting the international diplomacy but incessant greed for oil, water and search into veins make everyone sick. We need a controlled policy which has an insight of future, and that future has a mark of present.
Thanks for reading till the end….Since my blog are not that popular(I don't make effort to make it popular, I am lazy guy), you are among the few to reach this point.

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