Saturday, August 05, 2006

the boycott movement

Protests in the Middle East are arising in almost every single Arab capital from Cairo to Damascus, Bahrain, Saudia Arabia and even here in the Sultanate of Oman.

These outraged indviduals are excercising their freedom of speech right by condeming the recent savage killings by 'Israel'. They feel that this is the least that they can do. Others, however, feel a more appropriate method of action is to be applied to get the message across; by boycotting American, British and 'Israeli' products.

This is where a big dillema enacts itself.

If a true boycott was called for, then it would surely include every single service and product that these countries provide to the Arab nations. That would mean no more internet, no more fixed line/mobile phone usage, no more MTV, no more SHOWTIME, no more Oprah Winfrey, no more Coca Cola/Pepsi, no more Kellog's, no more KFC/McDonald's/Chilli's/Pizza Hut ... and the list just goes on and on and on..

The real question for the people who wish to boycott these products and services - are you willing to live your life without these items that have sort of become an essential in your daily lifestyle?

If the answer is yes, then you are truly a person who would boycott everything related to the matter at hand.

If the answer is no, however, then you must ask yourself this question: why am I really getting involved?

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The USA alone will lose $8.6 billion US Dollars if it's products are not bought within one month.

In Lebanon, for every raid there is by the 'Israeli' army, there is a 50% chance of survival for children under the age of 8 years old.

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2 comments:

Labeeb Book-Shop said...

Today all Intel’s X86 chips are produced in and exported from Israel.
http://www.moit.gov.il/NR/exeres/49CA1B09-31FC-4D88-A603-FFD3D78A973C.htm

x~nezitiC said...

http://nezitic.blogspot.com/2006/08/rules-of-boycott.html

Salam :)