Twas The Night Before Revalue

Twas The Night Before Revalue

Twas the night before revalue, when all through the house
Not a creature was sleeping, not even my spouse.
The Dinars were laid on the table with care,
In hopes that the news soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of new cars danced in their heads.
And mamma in her snuggie, and I in my drawers,
Had just settled our brains for a long currency war.

When on the computer there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the couch to see what was the matter.
I typed with a clash, opening to the homepage to see the News Flash.

The glow of the screen on my laid out Dinar
Gave the vision of dreams I had held at afar.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a flashing notice the RV was here .

The government was seated, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be a trick.
More rapid than eagles they fell all in line,
The IMF had told them "Now is the time".

"Now Abadi! now, Allawi! now, Mahdi and Saad!
On, Mullahs! On, Kurds! on, Ashour and Awaad!
To the top of the basket! to the top of the chart!
Now Revaluate! Revaluate! The RV must start!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the top of the forex charts they flew,
With accounts full of dollars, and new millionaires too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the tile
The prancing and dancing of my wife gone wild.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
I heard my phone ring, a startling sound.

It was my neighbor, who lives down the street,
He is a banker for Chase, and asked could we meet.
A bundle of ideals he had in his mind, of places my riches to put
he could find,
He sounded excited, but I had my plan set in my mind.

His voice how it lifted! He sounded so merry!
His words were like candy, his attitude so cherry!
He promised an exchange rate, without a great spread,
I feared if I trusted my dreams would be dead.

The receiver of the phone, he held tight in his hand,
And I could tell his heart, was beating like a band.
I could imagine his broad face and a big round belly,
That shook when he spoke, like a bowlful of jelly!

He is chubby and plump, like a fat old elf,
And I laughed when I thought about him, in spite of myself!
He asked me to call soon, as he was going to bed,
I thought to myself I have nothing to dread.

I put down the phone, and went straight to work,
I counted my money, then turned with a jerk.
I felt a soft finger aside of my nose,
And there stood my wife in an amorous pose!

I sprang to my feet, and let out a whistle,
And away we flew to our room like the down of a thistle.
The children surely heard me exclaim, as we dove out of sight,
"Happy RV to all, and to all a good-night!"


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Syrian suffering: ‘Rebels armed with US-made missiles’

RT: Syrian suffering: ‘Rebels armed with US-made missiles’

Posted on by Jean
Published: 06 November, 2012, 22:17
Syrian rebel fighters hold up their guns as they shout slogans in a street in the northern city of Aleppo (AFP Photo / Tauseef Mustafa)
Syrian opposition groups are receiving American-made weapons from abroad, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has stated. Lavrov also sharply denied reports that Moscow is supplying the Assad government with weapon of mass destruction.
“We have verified information that there are more than 50 stingers in Syria now,” Lavrov told a press conference in Amman, Jordan, referring to a type of surface-to-air missile. The conference followed talks with the minister’s Jordanian counterpart, Nasser Judeh.
Lavrov reminded the press that leaders of the Free Syrian Army had many times said that it considered civilian aircraft to be legitimate targets.
Washington has previously denied allegations of supplying the Syrian rebels with weapons. “I certainly don’t know of us providing any such missiles in that area,” US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in October.
But Eric Denece, the director of the French Center for Intelligence Studies, is certain that the Syrian rebels are receiving strong support from the US.
“Most of the time [it comes] through the Turkish, channel as well as through Qatari and Saudi channels,” he told RT.
Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey have been accused of shipping weapons to Syria’s armed opposition on many occasions.
Previously, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have openly called for support to the Free Syrian Army with surface-to-air missile launchers.

Syrian opposition looking for ways to cooperate

Representatives of the Syrian opposition are in Doha, Qatar for a four-day meeting in a bid to become more efficient. But some have already expressed discontent, saying new names represent old political blocs, RT`s Paula Slier reports.
The main opposition body – the Syrian National Council – will broaden its base to accommodate 200 new members, representing 13 political groups and some independents, an SNC spokesman said on Monday.
The first meeting of the restructured body is due on Tuesday.
The SNC has been criticized for its inefficiency and for being detached from Syrian realities. The Doha meeting has been promoted by the US and its allies, who want to see a more cohesive opposition leadership in Syria.
Another meeting on Syria taking place in Doha on Tuesday was the Friends of Syria meeting, which included diplomats from the US, France and the UK, Al Jazeera reports, saying they are set to meet the head of SNC as well.
Meanwhile, the situation in Syria remains highly volatile. Monday saw several terror attacks, including a massive car bombing in the province of Hama, and two blasts in Damascus. The death toll from Monday’s violence could be as high as 192, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The overall death toll from the bloody conflict, which has been unfolding since March 2011, varies between 28,000 and 40,000 according to different activist groups.

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