A Daily "Thought"


Notations On the Plight of Human Rights in Iran: The Continued Struggle of Nasrin Sotoudeh

Nasrin Sotoudeh, the Human Rights Advocate and Lawyer, has been barred by the Iranian Bar Association under pressure from the Judiciary to practice Law.   In being on the "Grid", her statement on her intention to protest her disbarment is hereby noted which was released to her Facebook Page.   Although the statement is in Farsi, it lays out the plight of the lawyers, how the accused are denied right to Counsel and the sense of Justice that seems to be dissipating by the day in Iran today:

This is just one example of profound headwinds that the Rouhani Government continues to be faced with.   This is as the horrific acid attacks on Women in Iran's Second Largest City, Isfahan, continues to spread a sense of fear among women--despite assurances by the Spokesman's For the Judiciary that the culprits will be captured and prosecuted and lamented the crime in as strong as term as any official in the Islamic Republic could muster.    

An "Outsider" Daily newsflash Courtesy of the Team @ MEMRI: Kurdish TV Parody of ISIS

As the fooliness of the  Sub human mutant Scum known as Dayesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State in the West) becomes ever so evident, it is ever so gratifying to see how they are portrayed in this clip on Kurdish Television.     We here @ "Outsiders" commend the team @ MEMRI (The Middle East Research Institute) for this clip and their effort.   We only would have hoped that they did the actual translation of the name these thugs are referred to in the Middle East: Dayesh...and not ISIS (they could have used it in parentheses as we do it here in Outsiders.

Nicely Done Kurdish Television!!!  Enjoy:  MEMRI: Kurdish TV Parody of ISIS

Notations on Our World: On #AbuDhabi, #Kobane & Other Thoughts

Being on the "Social Grid" over the Weekend was ever so eye opening as the noted Middle East Scholar shared this on her Facebook Page:  

Post by Robin Wright.

This is the new palace by the Emir of Abu Dhabi.   The sand was imported from Algeria.    It is a beautiful piece of Architecture.   But, this sense of opulence underscores the continued challenge being faced in the Middle East Today.   It is also ever so emblematic of the challenge being faced WOrldwide about the continued income gap which the Chair of the Federal Reserve Board, Janet Yellen, warned about as the World Economy continues to be on the edge ever more.

Beyond the oasis of the United Arab Emirates, there is the reality of war in Iraq.    The daily reports are just too horrific.   The latest was the carnage ensued due to a suicide bombing at a Shiite Mosque in Baghdad that resulted in 17 deaths as they were leaving noon prayers.     The battle for #Kobane is also continuing with no apparent end in sight.   The latest developments included US airdrops for the fighters in #Kobane as some have dubbed it the Stalingrad of the Middle East. As we also went to press this morning, we received reports from Israel as reported by i24News that Israel Defense Forces opened fire at the Lebanon Border.   This is as the Iranian Foreign Minister, Dr. Zarif, is in Lebanon to reiterate Iranian Support for Lebanon as it also fights off the collateral damage of the insurgency in Syria. 

A challenging World.....

On the "Grid"