So I invited a friend to dinner last night. We had a great meal and while he was helping me clean up the plates after eating he accidentally broke a plate.
I immediately arrested him. Threw him into jail (kept in the corner of my living room for occasions just like this).
Then after 8 years later I said - if you want to go home you are free to leave as long as you give me that big flat screen tv you have in your apartment.
Once he gave me the tv I let him out and he went home and we became best of friends again......
Exactly that wouldn't happen between friends in a personal one on one situation so why do people think it's ok in a country to country basis.
Six Bulgarian medics who were serving life sentences in Libya have arrived in Bulgaria following their release, ending their eight-year incarceration.
They were immediately pardoned by Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov.
The five nurses and a Palestinian-born doctor were convicted of deliberately infecting Libyan children with HIV - charges they have always denied.
The release was made possible by a deal struck in Tripoli on improving Libya-EU ties, following years of negotiations.
When are people in power going to realise that just because you run a country you cant do crap like this (and anyone reading this who doesn't think the USA does similar stuff is kidding themselves).
When are we as a human race going to grow up and get beyond all this petty crap.
Bring on the 'star trek' generation where everyone is working/existing for similar principles for the betterment of all people by improving yourself.
I'm sick of all this stuff. Makes me wonder if going and living on an island in the pacific isn't the right thing to do.
Or if any kazillionaire rich dudes want to put together a team to go out into a one way mission in outer space I'm ready to sign up - we need something, anything to demonstrate to Earth that we need to think big and get bigger than all this petty stuff.
P.S. I just read this article from newsweek on August the 2nd. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20079136 I want to puke and I feel like I need a shower.