Month: December 2013

Comeback – Awakening Tempest

It’s been a while.  I’ve not been present here for a very long time – and by my own standards – this time I have well and truly taken the biscuit.

When urgent matter press in life, a type of filter begins to operate where it separates the urgent matters from the important ones, and, important matters from the not-so-important ones.  This leaves the not-so-important matters on a shelf collecting dust.  Unfortunately Awakening Tempest was that not-so-important matter and hence remained on a shelf collecting dust.

A couple of nights ago for no reason what so ever, this very blog was on my mind.  It was that night when I decided enough is enough and Awakening Tempest needed to be revived and revolutionised, and so I set about rediscovering this blog, re-reading some of my earlier posts and pondering how I might restart and re-energies this platform.

..and so, with careful thinking I’ve initiated the first few important steps.

Step One – Take this blog off the shelf and clean off the dust.

Step Two – Change the theme to something a little different – a little different from the last, and

Step Three – Continue to plan improvements and start to draft some posts.

Step Four – …still thinking…

So, if you stumble across here, somehow (or maybe you have subscribed) then please remain engaged with me for I shall be updating this blog with regular content and well thought-out topics.

Thank You

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Israel army shoots 2 Lebanese after Israeli soldier killed

The facts remain unclear at this stage, but recent news on this matter seems to suggest Israel army have retaliated after one of their soldiers was killed hours earlier.

In the past, and I recall similar incidents and escalations in 2010, when Israel army crossed and infiltrated into Lebanon, and of course the exact details were never confirmed or denied but ignored by Israel – the usual “no comment” policy.

After reading a news articles, one interesting piece of information which draws my attention is:

Israeli army spokeswoman Lt. Libby Weiss said Israeli forces identified “suspicious movement” along the border just after midnight, and shot two members of Lebanon’s armed forces. The shooting occurred near where Cohen was killed, she said but had no details on the condition of the Lebanese. [source]

Don’t you find it strange that Israel in one paragraph echo confusion or a contradiction?  First “suspicious movement” is identified.  Shots are then fired, and then that suspicious movement becomes Lebanese Forces.  No exact location is specified and no direct link to indicate if the “suspicious movement” was indeed Lebanese Forces or just couple of cats playing near the border.

Despite the confusion and disinformation surrounding this recent incident, it will be interesting to see how both sides handle this.  We have seen how the situation can deteriorate between both sides in the past and are these recent events a trigger to descend the region into turmoil, again?