January 2006
 Issue # 95

The King of Them All

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THIS ISSUE   January 2006
Ahmed Raafat
Alaa Jalal
Ali Nasser
Amr Reda
Dina Wahba
Doaa Samy
Esraa Hegazy
Ingy Yehia
Jean Piere
Kareem AbdelMoniem
Hi TS,

I liked the December issue a lot and I
wanted to give some feedback on some
1. Aregica: It’s just great ...
Rules of
the Game
It’s no doubt that we’re gifted with
a country that is and has always
been more unique than others in
10- Distribute            the elections, by 24 hours, hire
                                              pictures of      ...
Do You Remember January 1960?
It’s the swingin’ sixties baby, yeah!
Maertens injured his foot during
                                    a skiing holiday in Bavaria, little
Be Optimistic!
   Hunt Clouds!
  I bet I can see your eyes already widening in wit amazement at such a stri...
Think Green Government...
                      A +ve Version
 We know that our beloved country is racing to reach somewhe...
Ministry of Culture: In today’s world being a civilized
    and educated person isn’t only measured by college
Today’s students have trouble
                               to col...
Ministry of Youth and Sports: Qad Qam al
   captain Lotfy be shar7 barnamgho!
   All the clubs will be under the supervisi...
Ministry of Foreign Affairs:, I’d like to             ZOOMing in on the Arabic music scene is a very
  express my happines...

Courts and gardens in El Sehaymi were designed
environmentally, to adapt to the clima...
The alley before and after.

                                                                          El Sehaymi is no...
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Oh my God,...
What Do You Know
                         about Political Parties?
One of the things that you,             share, to a gre...
    In Search for a Definition
Though the word itself is very                                                  ...
Check Out Our Latest ‘Movie’ Review:
“Syria at a Crossroad…will it be         in the affairs of other countries           ...
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  1. 1. January 2006 Issue # 95 www.teenstuffonline.com The King of Them All KONG! EXCLUSIVE Interview with the full cast Sports Maniacs Booklet All About African cup Of Nations
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  3. 3. THIS ISSUE January 2006
  4. 4. Ahmed Raafat Alaa Jalal Ali Nasser Amr Reda Dina Wahba Doaa Samy Esraa Hegazy Ingy Yehia Jean Piere Kareem AbdelMoniem Mahi Ahmed Maggie Balbaa Mai Ibrahim MennatAllah Ahmed Mohamed Bahar Mohamed Khater Nahla Salam Noha Samara Omar Mostafa Radwa Nour Rasha El Komy Reem Ahmed Sadeem El Nahas Shady Sadat Simon Adly Sondos Shabayek Yasser Abbas
  5. 5. Hi TS, I liked the December issue a lot and I wanted to give some feedback on some articles. 1. Aregica: It’s just great :) I'd like it to get more and more involved in local politics in the same sarcastic way! 2. FlashBack: It’s amazing! Maybe you can merge the history/political part into it...I think that would be cooler. 3. The Egypt Like You Have Never Seen section by Tarek Rakha...the pics are very nice...though the article was kind of an advertisement-like article...anyway, my regards to him. 4. The Scorpions coverage was lovely. I suggest you interview more Hey Teen Stuff, rockmetal Egyptian bands like you did with 4 Sticks for example. I guess this This is the third issue I've read up to now. I used to hear about will enrich Egyptian rockmetal Teen Stuff magazine everywhere but I had never read it. When music...and you can sponsor their gigs I did, I really found that it's a fantastic magazine! I'd like to somehow if they get that famous. thank all the staff for their efforts in writing and forming My regards to all the staff, this magazine and all the ideas they come up with. I bet I Yours faithfully, missed wonderful issues but I hope the coming ones will be Mohamed more and more exciting! Thank you all and keep it up!! Dear Mohamed, Islam Sherif, 16 Thank you so much for your feedback. Dear Islam, I’m sure you’ve thrilled many teens with your comments on their sections. It’s always great to have new friends. We’re so pleased you We’re glad that the magazine has like the magazine and we hope you keep on mailing us and gained your praise. As for interviewing helping with your feedback. If you’d like to get any of the Egyptian rock bands, we promise that previous issues you missed then don’t miss our booth in the you’ll find it soon in the magazine. Cairo Book Fair; you’ll find all the back issues with amazing Thanks again and keep your mail prices. Thanks for your kind feedback and welcome aboard. coming. Hi Teen Stuff, real champion, but everyone is Dear Roshan, saying that I’m too old for that, but First, I want to thank you for your I’m a really talented teenager. I was Thank you dear for your sweet nice work. This is my first time to depressed and upset all day and words and I’m sure Abdel Bary will write to you and also to buy and night because of this. Nobody can be happy to read your comment on read your wonderful magazine. I feel me; nobody believes that one his article. As for your problem, if never bought it before but I promise day I can be a great glory…'c9 you truly believe in your talent then to be your FAITHFUL READER! maybe after only two years and this you shouldn’t listen to what others Second, I’d like to introduce myself. is my only dream in life. But the say. Do your best to pursue your My name’s Roshan El Boghdady. worst thing that happened was when dream by any means possible and Don’t be astonished coz it simply my mother insisted that I don’t play even if it doesn’t work out, you still means ‘small angel’; it’s Turkish and during studies. It seems that I’ll would have gained the honor of I’m Moslem. On January 1st, I’ll be repeat this year in my faculty coz trying and practicing a sport that 18 so you have to tell me ‘Happy I stopped studying coz I’m really you really love. However, you Birthday’ and ‘Happy New Year’ at upset. shouldn’t let your trials affect your the same time. Finally, it would be really great to studies because that would make I really want to thank Mohamed see my email published as my your mum insist more on her Abdul Bary for his exciting article birthday present day! I’ll be waiting attitude. You should first try to work coz I felt that he was talking about for your reply. things out about your studies and me. I started playing tennis when Bye teens! grades then talk with your mother I was 17 and I know this is too late, Roshan, 17 openly and try making her but to tell you the truth, I have the understand how important this fitness required and my level of dream is so she would allow you to concentration is very high. I really continue your passion for tennis. I love tennis more than myself even wish you all the best and hope you and I have the willingness to be a get all that your heart desires. December 2005 . TeenStuff
  6. 6. Rules of the Game It’s no doubt that we’re gifted with a country that is and has always been more unique than others in everyway. In this land, you experience wonders that you might never even think of in other places. Together we’ll review a few of those wonders or if others might like to call them ‘downsides’ in hope of finding some way to reform ourselves and along with our country. Welcome to our exclusive recount of the marvels of the Mother of all lands… EGYPT! Golden Rules of the 4- Steal cows and goats from your counterpart and slaughter neighborhood. Parliamentary them on Friday after prayers 6- When choosing the Elections: and distribute the meat in the neighborhood. neighborhood, pick one where most of the people are 1- Go register your name in illiterate; the rest hungry and the Parliamentary elections like 5- Print the dollar picture on the remaining stoned. the citizen Sa Sa. several notes “Men3’er da3aya wala e3lanat of paper and Sa Sa 7ay7’aleeko te3eesho distribute it to fe tabat we nabat” – without families, shop publicity or ads Sa Sa will make keepers and you live happily ever after… store owners in the 2- After you register your name, buy a small van and get one of those common singers with a deep husky voice and ask him to chant your slogan in your neighborhood “ya welad ya welad tente7’boo meen 3am amin men3’er seen wala geem” and “Mimo 7abeeb el malayeen 7aykebloko la7ma ya 7elween.” 3- Ask your singer to greet the officers of the Ministry of Interior and thank them for their efforts in providing the Egyptian people with peace and security. January 2006 . TeenStuff www.teenstuffonline.com
  7. 7. 10- Distribute the elections, by 24 hours, hire pictures of some stout men and order televisions and them to pass by each house refrigerators to and threaten their inhabitants people in the that if they don’t vote for you, neighborhood and they’ll never eat meat or see promise them the their children married. real thing after the elections. 18- On the day of the elections, leave your Porsche in the garage and ride the public bus 11- Buy thousands and wait in line for bread and of sand sacks and beans and as soon as you reach mix them with rotten the neighborhood, loudly flour and tell your announce “ana men el sha3eb!” beloved people that you have imported 19- Assign boys to bribe citizens wheat from the land before they reach the boxes of dreams. with money (the printed dollars). 12- Provide young men, who are unable 20- Replace one of the boxes to marry, with adult with another…and you know dolls called “ El Arosa the rest. eli bebalash” to solve the marriage 21- When you win, forget about problem. all the promises you made along with those 22 Golden 13- Convince Rules ‘we kol ente7’abat we the spinsters ento tayebeen!’ After you that God has chosen to assign them a Sondos, my conscience doesn’t win, forget about noble role in allow me to fool you. I’m now life; to serve 20 awaiting your sympathies their country at…info@teenstuffonline.com the promises and its people and offer them Sondos Shabayek, 20 jobs in your you made new shopping mall. Leave your Porsche in the garage and ride the 14- Invent public bus and wait in line for education pills; bread and pills for each beans and as soon syllabus that students can take as you reach the neighborhood, 7- Build a soft drink factory and instead of taking private loudly announce tell your people that you have lessons. “ana men el sha3eb!” invested your money in a developmental project that will 15- Put the name ‘American’ in help improve the country’s the middle of every State-run economy and provide 20000 school to work positions for fresh show the graduates. people how you have 8- Build another American fast introduced food chain and create a the modern campaign ‘3alashnek ya baladi’ system of to encourage Egyptian products education. and services. 16- 9- For the sake of the Distribute ‘3alashanek ya baladi’ cook books campaign, encourage more to all Chinese traders to sell their housewives products in Egypt by providing and them with free accommodation husbands. and selling outlets. 17- Before www.teenstuffonline.com TeenStuff . January 2006
  8. 8. Do You Remember January 1960? It’s the swingin’ sixties baby, yeah! to continue the project alone and use the revenues coming from the Suez Canal to help pay for construction. But in the struggle for influence in Africa, the USSR stepped in, in 1958 and possibly one third of the cost of the dam was paid for as a gift. They also provided technicians, heavy machinery, and supplied designs From Slavery to Legendary for the dam. Construction began January 9th, 1960, with the first The Sixties stage wrapping up in 1964. The latest reservoir began filling in 1964 Fashion while the dam was still under construction and first reached Trends was not in its water capacity in 1976. preservation/drought combat/ or power The Aswan High Dam is 3,600m production in length, 980m wide at the base, functionality, but 40m wide at the crest and 111m rather in what it high. It contains of material. At symbolized as an act maximum, 11,000 m•'5f of water of defiance against can pass through the dam every two superpowers, second. There are further the US and UK and emergency spillways for an extra its significance is 5000 m•'5f per second and the proof that Egypt is Toshka Canal links the reservoir still standing on its to the Toshka Depression. The feet and has reservoir, named , is 480 km long managed to survive and 16km at its widest with a a turbulent era in its surface area of 6,000 km•'5f and long politically holds 150 to 165 km•'5f. With The charged history. hydroelectric output of 2.1 importance gigawatts, the dam holds twelve of the Aswan Initially to be financed with the generators each rated at 175 High Dam to help of the US and the UK with a megawatts. Power generation Egyptians loan of $270 million, both nations began in 1967. When the dam first living in backed off in July 1956 for reached peak output it produced Egypt during undisclosed reason, although an around half of Egypt's entire the 1960s arms deal between Egypt and the electricity production (about and 1970s USSR, which was in the middle of 15percent by 1998) and allowed a post WWII Cold War with the US for the connection of most back then, and Egypt’s recognition Egyptian villages to electricity for of the Communist People’s the first time. The effects of Republic of China, are cited as dangerous floods in 1964 and 1973 reasons. In an attempt to restore and of threatening droughts in Egyptian morale and secure his 1972–73 and 1983–84 were new regime's position, Nasser mitigated. nationalized the Suez Canal , with the intention of using tolls to 1960 Film subsidize the High Dam project. The controversial move sparked negative reactions from many nations and shortly after Britain and France had signed a treaty to Releases: (Information from boxofficereport.com) hand over the Suez Canal to Egypt, they formed a coalition that 1. Swiss Family Robinson (Disney) attacked Egypt and occupied the 2. Psycho (Paramount/Universal) Suez Canal, precipitating the Suez 3. Spartacus (Universal) crisis , in 1956. The , US and USSR 4. Exodus (United Artists) forced the invaders to withdraw 5. The Alamo (United Artists) and the canal was left in Egyptian hands. * It is nearly impossible to obtain box office charts for specific The Egyptian government intended January 2006 . TeenStuff www.teenstuffonline.com
  9. 9. Maertens injured his foot during a skiing holiday in Bavaria, little did he know that the Orthopaedic shoe he designed for himself would not only still be going until today, but also become a trend setter, let alone be an archetypal boot of rebellion. While recuperating, Dr. Maertens designed improvements to the boots. He designed a shoe that was made of soft and softer, air- padding. In 1958, the Grigg family acquired rights to the air months for years cushioned sole and started making footwear manufacturer and still before 1986. Apologies for the boots at their factory in Wollaston, represent what seems to be a inconvenience. England. The first boot was never dying fashion trend. produced on April 1st, 1960, and January 1960 so was christened the 1460. The 1460, in black and later cherry Beatnik red, was popular with postmen and policemen, who were on their You have probably seen a few feet for many hours a day. By the over the years, with flat shoes, early 60s , Doc Martens were sandals, and berets- fashion items ubiquitous among the rising British that were not from an expensive rock stars. Sid Vicious was among fashion house; the message of the first to wear DM's. Soon, it the beatniks was loud and clear seemed all punk fans were - ‘Be Cool, Man!’ A beatnik is a wearing them. Doc Martens boots member of the ‘Beat’ generation were no longer the footwear of who is nonconformist in dress and the working class; they were the behaviour. A carry over of the late footwear of rebel youth and the 50's and a big hit through out the addition of steely toecaps- and 1960s, the beatnik fashion wave the grievously bodily harm they has, ironically, inspired fashion Music Charts (Information from 1050chum.com) inflicted- cemented the footwear’s notorious reputation. DMs are now houses like Christian Dior to design what they had fondly labelled as, ‘beatwear’. almost a compulsory kit in the music industry, worn by rock 1. Running Bear by Johnny veterans and boy bands alike. The Preston air cushioned sole and steely 2. You Got What it Takes by Mary toecaps have, over the years, Johnson been adopted by almost every 3. Way Down Yonder in New Ahmed Raafat Orleans by Freddy Canon 4. ElPaso by Marty Robbins 5. Go Jimmy Go by Jimmy Clanton January 1960 News Headlines Construction of Aswan High Dam Begins in Egypt Cameroon Gains its Independence Reserve Bank and Commonwealth Bank are Created State of Emergency is Lifted in Kenya as Mau-Mau Rebellion is Officially Over 1960 Fashion Trends: Doc Martens When German medic Dr. Klaus www.teenstuffonline.com TeenStuff . January 2006
  10. 10. Be Optimistic! Innovative! Hunt Clouds! I bet I can see your eyes already widening in wit amazement at such a striking hobby. Exciting and interesting as it may sound, I actually can’t brainstorm to find a device to do it with, but how about ‘hunting clouds’ using your brains? I was brought up in a ‘frequent traveler’ family and to be on a plane, overlooking a glorious white blanket of clouds is a regular sight. To stress this, my brother, Tarek, else do you want to learn to be of questions that must be floating was on holiday visiting my parents responsible? Unfortunately, as a in your mind at this point, if by any in Kuwait and that left a very lonely working student, running my own chance you’re thinking on the right me in the vast, welcoming country small business, I’m afraid to say track and I’m proving any kind of of Egypt. that after college is actually too success. late! We go on and about saying ‘Hunting clouds’ is a hobby, actually Another point was about my very things like, ‘we can’t live’; ‘we can’t a MUST in everyone’s life, where closest, Suzan. Strangely enough, get married’; ‘we can’t… we can’t!’ clouds success is the only thing she too was away on that exact YES … Because it’s too late. you’ll be looking up to, and proudly same week and was only contacting Hopelessly I took a deep breath, “hang” in front of you like our me every now and then via mobile strong enough to take me out of ancestors used to hang the heads style and that was undoubtedly here for some time to glare at a of deers and foxes. You too have very out of time because this was magical sky where I was startled to modernly show-off your surely when I wanted her to be to notice the clouds, with varying everlasting successes in various close. But nevertheless, she really shapes and sizes, racing each other fields of life. So simply take some did her best! Suzan, I’m telling the in an open-ended sky and time to optimistically observe the world I’m proud of you. surprisingly, clouds that went and clouds in the sky and realize the never came back! speed at which this planet rotates Moving on, here’s the theory I’m Why don’t we utilize chances? Why and the volatility of your current really talking about; my ‘out-of’ don’t we listen? Why can’t I ‘hunt’ status whatever it is. You’ll then theory that I sense in people around that chunky, beautiful cloud and have the agility to go about here in Egypt. Everyone is either keep it, so I can get to see it when changing this positively and envy out of money, out of the mood or I feel like? What do we need to each ‘hunter’ who is ‘out of’ the out of temper or even out of change so we can get that falcon expedition with a bulkier, more hodomhom! In such a steamy time sense of chances to success? elegant ‘cloud’ than yours – if any of year and that obviously is leaving actually. behind a very confusing and vague Let me present a personal That’s the positive, challenging blur to everything in this society experience, that doesn’t have to attitude you must acquire. I’m which is why psychologically, be any means obligatory to anyone sarcastically, out of words and everything just doesn’t seem in the but we need to take time out to try hoping your eagerness for clouds right place or doesn’t even seem to vaguely plan mini-strategies for is keeping you ‘out of’ time to spend right in the first place! a vivid, bright future. Teens need anymore listening to me before you Talking to a couple of teens during to try spiritual thinking and so-like go about re-adjusting your powers that very empty week just to derivatives to try and calm down and heading for a change in life. A exercise my tongue muscles, I and integrate into themselves and change – as simple as it may be, noticed some were confidently progress in this large society. Yoga will always be one on the right optimistic while others very might be a practical answer as it track. shockingly, were out of words to helps understanding powers and But remember, personal talk about the color black as they controls and helps people to stop assessment is a vital part of all this. see in the future, or simply say coming up with problems from ‘out DON’T lie to yourself! Your anything out of the top of their of’ the blue and it may be positive calmness and control will always heads, sounding so out of mind! enough to solve existing matters. judge the rest of the powers you It’s mind blowing how we go about You must clearly decide on what have to excel. I’m now out of here fighting for freedom and Democracy you have got and what you don’t wishing you the best of luck in your and the right to rule, when simply have yet, and what you’ll be future and hoping to see or hear they can’t ‘rule’ down the heading to, if you’re planning to about your ‘clouds’ soon. framework for a successful future. get anywhere with your life. Why do teens here find it out of Confidence is a talent you’ll acquire. Sherif Ibrahim Mohamed, 20 Mars to work during college? When That, I guess will answer a couple January 2006 . TeenStuff www.teenstuffonline.com
  11. 11. Think Green Government... A +ve Version We know that our beloved country is racing to reach somewhere. We’re doing our best not to be called a ‘Third-World’ country anymore. But are we really pushing forward? This month, an optimistic January 2006 drives us to think positive. There’s no perfection - all of us believe - yet, we can sometimes think that we live a hard life while stressing on the negatives. However, we can also figure out how it’s worth it to live life with its ups and downs on one condition; if we think in a positive way.Green Club brings you Think Green Government this month. Each member is elected to be the Minister of a certain Ministry, where he/she is required to supply new plans for that Ministry. We’re actually trying to think positive! First of all, congratulate every single member of the club for becoming the Minister of a certain ministry! _ Now, you’re most welcome to check out what our new thoughts for the New Year are. Doaa Samy, 18 Head of Think Green Club Ministry of Transport: I believe the problem that most citizens really face in their lives other place that is transportation and crowded streets that attracts tourists. make people miss appointments and students These guides will be skip classes, which also harms the economy. responsible for We’ll start by supplying new buses and guiding the metros that are similar to those in the civilized tourists, telling world…where would I get the money from? them about the I’d increase the role of the private sector good places that that can invest in transportation by having they could go to their own transportation companies and also and preventing posting advertisements in public buses, them from being metros and at the stations. This would abused by taxi increase competition and provide people drivers and people with convenient means of transportation. selling them stuff for Through this, people will lessen the use of triple the price. I have their own cars, which will be one step towards other plans that I can’t solving the traffic problem. Followed by that, reveal in the will be coordination with the local governors meantime, to keep to pave roads and reconstruct roads up to them safe from being standards because that would be much stolen (by other cheaper than paying money each year for Ministers) until the fixing the same roads (the problem is that Ministry of Tourism: My name is Blah plans are well studied. certain people can’t get this point). What Blah and I’m the new Minister of Tourism. That’s all. should come next is measuring the efficiency It’s a funny story why I decided to run His Excellency, of the Ministry and applying modern for this position. It was two months ago Omar Mohamed, 19 managerial techniques that should focus on when I was with some German friends progress and development. More decisions of mine at the Pyramids. We suddenly to be taken soon ------- keep updated! found a group of kids who were selling souvenirs. They insisted on selling my friends some postcards for any price His Excellency, Yasser Abbas, 18 although my friends didn’t want any. So one of them opened his wallet but only had L.E.5 and a couple of hundred pound notes. My friend offered him the L.E.5 but of course the little kid refused. I told the kid to go away as he had no change at all, so the kid, knowing that I’m Egyptian, offered me a deal. He told me, “Let him give me a hundred and I’ll split it with you.” Of course what he told me drove me nuts and I almost hit the boy. Dreadfully, the people here who deal with any kind of tourists think that they’re dealing with tourists from other planets; they think that these tourists come to places like Egypt just to be made fools of. It’s like, “Oh, foreigners! Let’s take their money.” By God’s will, I’ll use my position to change this way of thinking forever. I’m planning to put tour guides, who work for the government, in airports, malls, museums, at the monuments and every January 2006 . TeenStuff www.teenstuffonline.com
  12. 12. Ministry of Culture: In today’s world being a civilized and educated person isn’t only measured by college degrees. In any country, being accustomed to art in its various kinds refines the quality of its people. Ministry of Information: Ladies and Exchanging ideas and cultural values will allow the Gentlemen, it’s an honor to be the Minister people of the world to open the borders of their of Information, especially that I spent creativity so that they can think together to reach my whole career as a writer, a poet, solutions for the eternal question, “how to make the sometimes a journalist and also a world a better place?” television announcer. I believe in the The mission statement of the Egyptian Ministry of majestic message that all means of media Culture is: “Implement programs and projects that present. The press, the television, and serve our goal which is to provide - not only Egypt - the radio are the elements that I consider but also the whole world with educated, civilized and most effective in everyone’s life. refined people who’ll help in making today’s world Accordingly, I thought of some new things better.” The plan I intend to implement as a Minister that’ll probably help make best use of of Culture includes three main projects: those mentioned elements. SIS (State - Before we encourage the people to read, we should Information Service) has a big role in the educate them first. As a way to help eradicate illiteracy development as well. Through the press, I suggest a program for youth similar to that of a everyone’s totally free to express one’s summer internship. For an amount of money, which opinion as long as he/she is quite sure will be set later, they’ll tour the governorates of Egypt of the information published; otherwise, in order to teach the illiterate adults. They’ll teach there’ll be stiff penalties for those who them a special syllabus as such the trainees will be just want to have fun. I’ll also give the given a special training courses in. They’ll also be opportunity to school and university required to organize awareness programs regarding students. Special newspapers will be various issues. established to let them discuss the topics - I’ll also contemplate about a scholarship program they feel like discussing and are most for undergraduates that’ll enable them to continue concerned with. Television and the radio their education in leading American and European are somewhat related, because they universities. present almost the same content, yet, - A chain of libraries across the country is essential the television is wider viewed no doubt. for the Egyptian society; libraries which don’t offer I’ll do my best to expand the local books only but also seminars and activities for various television channels. All the television age groups. I’m optimistic, what about you? speakers and announcers will have technical workshops under the supervision Her Excellency, Dina Wahba, 19 of foreign specialists who already succeeded in that. I myself will supervise the aired programs and see if they’re worthwhile. On the other hand, new creative programs will be shown. Children’s agenda will be richer and more open minded. Nonetheless, important talk shows will definitely be aired as well as dramatic soap operas, comic shows and movies. I won’t forget of course self help and programs to awaken awareness. What I want to end with is actually thanking God that we have such a Ministry that a lot of countries don’t really have (Trusted Information!) Her Excellency, Doaa Samy, 18 Exchanging ideas and cultural values will allow the people of the world to open the borders of their creativity www.teenstuffonline.com TeenStuff . January 2006
  13. 13. Today’s students have trouble adjusting to college because they’re not used to being independent Ministiry of Education and Higher Education: As the new assigned Minister of Education and Higher Education, I hereby grant a permanent vacation to all schools and universities... (Just kidding! But I’ve always wanted to say that or at least have this said to me. Wouldn’t it feel great?) I feel that education here in Egypt deeply needs reformation. The first order of business is to alter and modify school curriculums. Also, schools aren’t going to be just for learning. They’re going to be fun facilities that a student looks forward to go to each day. By achieving this, the student won’t be locked up in a classroom eight hours a day listening to teachers. NO! Forty percent of the curriculum should be activities (research, creative assignments, group projects…etc.). Today’s students have trouble adjusting to college because they’re not used to being independent. But certain courses and programs will be set in their last year to prepare them for their university life. New educational systems will be established especially in areas where poverty prevails. Like the educational system organized by UNICEF that depends on the idea of self-teaching with no teachers - just observers to help guide them. They participate in all activities and attend conferences. It’s quite a successful Ministry of Agriculture: Since the system; all it needs is to be spread in Egypt. ancient Egyptians, Egypt has been Concerning teachers, every teacher, before applying to a known to be a perfect region for new school, will go through a training program that agriculture. But as I said... that was in introduces new and creative teaching techniques. These ancient Egypt! We have the perfect techniques will create the new drastic change known as fertile soil that any agricultural the ‘fun learning experience.’ Extra supervision will be set environment would need. But, in each school to observe how this plan is being implemented. unfortunately, we’re going for the Winning the fight against private lessons isn’t just by chemicals which damage our land’s declaring it but by actually trying to fix what goes on in fertility. We’re also able to farm any schools rather than outside. The facilities also need to be kind of fruit, vegetable or even raw fixed. If the government is having financial problems, then material like cotton during any time of fundraisers like huge dinner parties or concerts will be held the year which actually results in a to help dozens of schools that really need to be improved. different taste or smell! Again, in the In order to cut back on expenses, the government won’t old days people used to know the produce millions of textbooks each year nor will parents different taste and the smell of any fruit pay hundreds of pounds on books. The books will already or vegetable upon entering the house! be the property of the school; each student will return his Are you aware of what has happened?! book at the end of the year to be later used by other Now as for the coming years, I’ll stop students. But certain fees will be paid to compensate any replacing fertile land with built areas. damaged books. And this will help to bring back the old Last but not least, as the Minister for Higher Education quality of agriculture. I’ll also start also, I hereby declare the opening of dozens of private exporting goods that we have in our universities each year. Next year I’m proud to announce land instead of importing many goods, the opening of SUC (Sudan University in Cairo), PIUT in other words, we’ll encourage our (Private International University in Tanta), MPCA (Misr industry. Farmers will have their own Public College in Alexandria), CAA (The Contemporary lands again. Factories will be established Academy in Assuit) and most importantly the AGM (A7la remote areas as a means of making Gam3a fe Masr College) Good luck in your exams! use of the wide empty desert and also to avoid pollution. Specialists will look Her Excellency, Esraa Hegazy, 18 into the lands which have been treated with chemicals and start treating them and refreshing them to start farming in a normal way again. Farmers who’ve been forced to leave their lands and go to the city will be rewarded to come back and will be paid by the government. This will lessen the unemployment rate and improve our agriculture. We’ll build more green houses, to supply an even better environment for plants and greenery. Monthly inspectors will pass by all lands, checking and reporting any problems. These inspectors are employed in each area. As the Minister of Agriculture, I’ll assure you healthy fruits and vegetables by the end of the coming five years…I, myself, miss that pure taste! Her Excellency, Reem Ahmed, 15 January 2006 . TeenStuff www.teenstuffonline.com
  14. 14. Ministry of Youth and Sports: Qad Qam al captain Lotfy be shar7 barnamgho! All the clubs will be under the supervision of our Ministry. No club manager will have the right to go on TV and insult millions of people. There’ll be a committee called The Supports Committee. This committee will be there to help all new clubs that are still growing or current clubs that have financial or managerial problems to solve those problems. The goal of this committee is to create fair competition between all clubs for the whole season, so as not to have the league’s winner determined after the first week; so the competition will not only be between Ahly and Zamalak. There’ll be more concern about individual sports, which have proven to get better results than team sports. So it is obvious, that we’re having the phenomena of free riding in teams, which is having each member depend on his colleague and not doing his work well. And for the first time in the history of Egyptian matches, fans will be treated as humans in football matches and all other matches as well. They’ll have the right not to be hit on their heads, nor strip naked in the inspection area when they enter. You’ll also be able to watch the matches on your own TV. You won’t have to go to the cafeteria, to watch a match and buy a cup of tea for L.E.5 and some ‘tasaly (leb w sodany)’ for another L.E. 4 plus the 10 percent tax which makes a total of L.E.10 but you’ll have to leave the rest of the L.E.20 you paid anyway because this is the minimum charge. More courts Ministry of Finance: Everybody knows, and fields will be built for all amateurs to play the Ministry of Finance is at the end of in, rather than the streets. We’ll be doing our a recession. So we took it as our liberty best to arrange World Cup 3010; I guarantee to oppose and come up with the new tax that it’ll be either held in Egypt or it won’t be return policies. We’ve spent much on held at all! We’ll be looking forward to have advertising so please pay up. You’ve seen healthier youth with healthy bodies. We’ll do our our advertisement on television more best to make our children set sports as one of than once so that proves we’re using their highest priorities in their daily lives because your money in the right way and you of its huge importance. For healthier bodies …Let’s shouldn’t lose confidence in our institution. play sports! We’ve explained on our website http://www.salestax.gov.eg/ the whole His Excellency, Mohamed Bahar, 19 process but in a certain way for you just not to understand, so please just co- operate and pay us more money. What you read above may be pinpointing some negatives. On the other hand, you might not be concerned with anything except some words like ‘pay up’ and ‘pay us more money.’ Anyway…let’s see what can be done for improvement. We have also developed a plan for the average Egyptian to become a millionaire and get a second chance in life. The plan goes as follows: Each Egyptian will pay one (1) Egyptian pound everyday. A lottery will then be held, bearing in mind that the lottery tickets hold the name of every Egyptian citizen, and one citizen will be chosen as the winner of the lottery - after excluding taxes of course – and takes the whole sum. This program is guaranteed 100 percent to get everyone in the country rich by the year 22666, when Egypt becomes a world power and proves for once and for all that we were right all along and that our government We have also developed system has no flaws what so ever! No Comment! a plan for the average Egyptian to His Excellency, Mohamed Khater, 19 become a millionaire and get a second chance in life www.teenstuffonline.com TeenStuff . January 2006
  15. 15. Ministry of Foreign Affairs:, I’d like to ZOOMing in on the Arabic music scene is a very express my happiness and honor in being voguish, trendy,and innovative channel, "ZOOM". among you and to be your representative. Brought to you by the creators of Mazzika TV, My forthcoming plans are going to be Mohsen and Mostafa Gaber. ZOOM will be uncovering necessarily held with your contribution. As the latest gossip, news, and releases in the Arabic the Prophet Muhammad [PBUH] said, that music business through interesting ,exciting and in order to gain security and freedom in interactive programming. On zoom, tune in to the your country, you should settle things up hottest, and hippest programs, talk shows, events and reconcile with other countries so that will be my first plan. I’ll be endeavored to and concerts in the music industry. Get it now on this truce through organizing an annual Nile sat at Frequency: 11900 Ghz festival for peace. It’ll take place at the Polarization: vertical Pyramids in which I’ll invite all the presidents, Symbol Rate: 27500 kings and queens in addition to prime and foreign ministers all over the world. My next FEC: 3/4 step will be to interact youth who are well- acquainted with the various problems in ZOOM….. "Arabic music exposed" their countries and introduce these problems to the other country and then put a strategy which can be followed to solve these problems and send another alternative youth group from the hosted country to apply the strategy. This swap will promote our intention in peace and increase the prevailed production rate in the economical, agricultural and educational field. Besides that, political affairs will be adjusted and smoothened and terrorism will be annihilated. I’ll also cry out to reduce the number of youth who have immigrated abroad for work because they should serve their country and be proud of it. Finally, I’ll ask for every country’s aid to compose one international peace anthem so that we’ll be one hand and in the same range and sphere. May God grant me success! Her Excellency, Mahie Ahmed, 20 After going through our different thoughts and plans for the New Year, we hope we delivered our purpose which is to let you, dear readers, to always to keep in mind the negative points but think in a different way that will help improve them. Don’t say, “I don’t like such and such” but instead, you’d better say, “I have an idea to improve such and such!” Doaa Samy, 18 Head of Think Green Club Best Wishes for the New Year January 2006 . TeenStuff
  16. 16. EGYPT, LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN... Courts and gardens in El Sehaymi were designed environmentally, to adapt to the climate changes in Egypt and also provide a pleasant place to live. "Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all." Dale Carnegie El Darb El Asfar Most of you who are Economic and Social Development; a grant of approximately four Khrasaty. Sehaymi is the biggest. It was built in 1648 with additions reading this, do not million US dollars. in 1796, designed to give know about this alley The Governor aided the project of importance to Islamic social patterns and family values. and the treasures that restoring the alley and decided that Strongly adapted to its surrounding it will be restricted to pedestrians environment, the house is it hosts. But do not only and the streets to be paved considered one of Cairo’s historical blame yourself, people in stone. The local residents shared in this event and helped in the valued treasures. Its restoration program started in January 1994 who were born there pavement process and also all the and the amount of garbage do not know too! main piping systems were either changed or restored. All the It is true! Youth actually did not building facades were studied and know about the history that this developed to be evolved into a alley has yet to unfold for them, harmonious exterior for the place, as they only knew about haunted bonding the local community with houses and garbage dumps. Until their context, and understanding Dr.Asa’ad Nadim, owner of El the historic value of their alley. So, Mashrabeya Institute in Cairo, what does this alley hold for them? undertook the responsibility of documentation, restoration and The alley has a historical well called conservation of the alley using a Ketas and three important historical grant offered by The Arab Fund for houses: El Sehaymi, Ga’far and El Plumbing and re-wiring the whole alley was done with aid of the local residents making the process easier and smoother. January 2006 . TeenStuff www.teenstuffonline.com
  17. 17. The alley before and after. El Sehaymi is now a tourist attraction and even more a cultural center for children. Children are seen drawing details of rooms in the house as part of their art class. it was done and restoration problems tackled were from weak bearing walls to plumbing removed from it was issues. The entrance to the court of the restored equivalent to the El Sehaymi looks beautiful. This was capacity of a hundred The project was completed on June 26, 2000. housing in old Cairo for a family; this trucks! A booklet of recommendations was handed was us in the past. on how to preserve the area, but alas! Nothing El Khrasaty, however, of what was recommended has been done is not considered a and maintenance had to be taken care of heritage house, every six month under the supervision of Dr. because it was Asa’ad and a book is currently being written modified drastically. about the whole restoration process. But the restoration ‘Restoration’ as a concept is really a debatable program was one. Do people love the way they lived before? concerned with the Is replacing old windows with new ones the value beyond that. It solution? Is restoring only meant for tourist was joined to other attraction and its benefits? All these questions houses and its are left for you to decide but visiting such a removal would have place will teach you, not just about its history, strongly endangered but about a community that learned to work the other houses. Plus with each other, sacrifice and give efforts for there were many their cause. If each alley, street and area other problems to be bonds this way, what would be the result? faced. The house was actually homing more Tarek Rakha, 20 than 20 families! This was a problem but was solved through offerings and successful negotiations with its residents. It took a long time to convince them to move out but Paving of the roads www.teenstuffonline.com TeenStuff . January 2006
  18. 18. Woo Woooo Woooooooo!! freely move but have upper and Oh my God, lower limits. We also would visit all Oh my God, the world countries. Not to worry, OH MY GOD!! nobody would stop you to ask for I remember the last time I went a passport simply because he to Dream Park about two or wouldn’t be able to keep standing three years ago. Never mind still on the country’s border! He’d about how the day was, even be moving and traveling himself. though it was marvelous! When Consequently, we wouldn’t need I went back home after a airplanes. We can manage going physically tiring day, I was anywhere that might otherwise eager to get to sleep after take us a life-time; as we’d be having a quick shower. Pretty moving in slow motion. Never mind, normal I think! the most important thing is to arrive I lost consciousness as soon I anyway no matter when! And all placed my head on the comfy people would be able to practice pillow. Now, tell me, what do ballet and gymnastics. We’d badly you expect then? Ummm, come need that to move properly and in on…it’s not that complicated. all directions. Ok, stop now. I’ll tell you myself what happened. But Thursday Oh gravity! …is it really that first…make sure that you’re by meeting significant? fond of treacherous around the flying tree over there Sometimes we’re not aware of the adventures! to get ready for ‘winging’ to the gifts we’re given until they vanish! club at night, hehe!” (I wonder True. 100 percent true! At least we I was walking, walking strangely, what they could do there;) never happen to think about those actually! I don’t know how. To take All what we know about gravity are gifts or even consider them as a step forward, you must have one the moves an astronaut makes gifts... foot on the floor while picking up while on a spaceship. We see how the other one, moving it slightly funny it is to be hung in air, moving Have you ever tried mixing honey upwards, then finally situating it everywhere always! I’m really with lemon before? I personally Logical enough? I think so! But eager to explore a new non-gravity live to do that I love eating -or what if you have BOTH legs life. Let’s think together. whatever verb you choose- honey upwards at once? with squeezed lemon. What I want A normal person would probably How would we walk around, excuse to mention is the process itself. say, “I’d sure be jumping!” me, I mean ‘move around’ lol! What When you try it (cause, you must!) Well…maybe! about cars…you know what? I think you’ll have to wait a while to let If I come again and tell you to that would help solve the traffic the lemon juice particles interact knock out that jumping option off problem!! Yeah, believe me, if your with the honey’s. If you leave it for your estimations, what would you way is stuck, just move under the a while after you mix them, you say? car in front of you or even above find them separating again. Honey I’m now certain that you all know it; it’s your choice! But you got to at the bottom and the lemon juice what’s going on in my mind! Again, take most care not to hit anything on top. I’m using conditional if if I’m walking with both feet not doing the same action however. “zero type-present simple” as it is touching the ground and not Then we’d find cars with four sided- a true fact! jumping either...flying? uh-huh mirrors; two on both sides, one guys! But I wasn’t pushing reflecting top ways, and another Back to our subject, to mix living upwards. I was doing nothing at reflecting bottom ways, human beings with their place of all---I suddenly found myself nonetheless, I have no idea how living, GRAVITY is the magical caught in the middle in between can those top/bottom ones solution! the ground and the sky…'c9can’t function? Hey you guys, studying get down nor investigate above. engineering over there…think about Really had fun writing this, hope Moving my hand was a big deal. I it and tell me! you had fun reading it as well! felt like I was swimming in an Waiting for your sweet comments everlasting box full of water. You When it comes to sleeping, tell me and usual feedbacks at know that feeling when water lifts please what’s your preferred info@teenstuffonline.com you up? Exactly! But what actually position? You can sleep standing, Wishing you a very Happy New differs is that you, when swimming with your back bent, curled up on Year for 2006, willingly. Take care wherever, can simply get out of your legs, stretching your arms till I see you next month (My special the sea when you feel like doing upwards, upside down or even month where I celebrate my so but it’s not the case here yet. horizontally!! There’s a big smile birthday!) You can’t get out of your whole on my face now just imagining universe if it lacks GRAVITY! anybody sleeping horizontally and Faithfully, going on like that between people! Doaa Samy, 18 My sister was studying in the same Don’t forget that nothing can stop room while I was writing this article. them. (It’s the last time I’ll write 18 beside She told me a funny comment that my name. I’ll convert that eight I’d like to share. “If there was no We wouldn’t have a place to live into nine on the first day next gravity,” she said, “my friends and in, except if we were locked in a month) I would likely hangout on a typical room or a home where we could January 2006 . TeenStuff www.teenstuffonline.com
  19. 19. What Do You Know about Political Parties? One of the things that you, share, to a great extent, similar - Arab Democratic Nasserist ideas. The only difference is that Party or Nasserist Party as an Egyptian citizen, political parties aim at obtaining - Liberal Party (Hizb al- should be fully aware of is power. The formal definition is: A Ahrar) the political system of your political party is a political - Tomorrow Party (Hizb al- organization subscribing to a certain Ghad) country. How does the ideology or formed around very - Solidarity Party government work? One special issues with the aim to - Democratic Union Party important aspect of the participate in power, usually by - Umma Party participating in elections. - National Concord Party government is ‘political - Egypt 2000 Party parties.’ We asked teens Political parties in Egypt: - Constitutional Party what do they know about After the revolution in 1952, the - Egyptian Arab Socialist revolutionary regime had dissolved Party them and these were their all political parties in January of the - Pride Party(Hizb al- answers: following year. Gamal Abdel Nasser Karama) - Isn't granted or introduced a new political system full-licensed yet •Actually I have never attended one. that was named Arab socialism, with •Hahaha! Obviously I know there a one-party system. Nasser's successor, Anwar El Sadat, carried out a limited political liberalization and an economic and diplomatic ‘infitah’ (open door policy) to the West. Nowadays, Egypt is a Big Words one party dominant state. The National Democratic Party (Al- Hizb Al-Watany Al- EthnoCentrism Demoqraty) is the current ruling political vs. party in Egypt, led by Cultural Relativism President Hosni Mubarak. Its political ideology is Socialism; Ethnocentrism. "The Social Democracy. tendency to view one's own Opposition parties are culture as best and to judge the allowed but are widely behavior and beliefs of people in other societies by one's own considered to have no standards." Many claim that real chance of gaining ethnocentrism occurs in every power. The political system is based society; ironically, ethnocentrism are a lot of political parties. But I on a multi-party system. According may be something that all am not interested in politics. to the Egyptian Constitution, political cultures have in common. Within • When a group of politicians gather parties are allowed to exist but this context, individuals will under the umbrella of joined religious political parties are banned judge other groups in relation interests from a rally to express from being formed in Egypt. Also to their own particular ethnic their views in it. banned are political parties that group or culture, especially with • Political parties are the places encourage militia formations or that concern to language, behavior, where you can go to and talk freely have an agenda that is contradictory customs, and religion. about politics with NO limits or to the Constitution or threaten the barriers!! country's stability, such as the Cultural relativism. The idea • I know that the main man of one national unity between Muslims and that one should try to evaluate of the parties is Tony Blair and he the Coptic sect in Egypt. Presently, and understand another is the Prime Minister of England. there are 18 political parties in Egypt. culture/society on its own terms There are three main parties in and relative to its own values England, each one represents a and beliefs. According to this belief, in studying another different class of people. For example, the Labor party represents The Parties: culture we need to suspend the working class. judgment, empathize and try and understand the way that • Maybe it is when people meet in - National Democratic Party particular culture sees the world. a place and begin talking about (Hizb al Dimuqratiyah al politics and other stuff about it! Wataniyah) - New Wafd Party (Hizb al- Wafd-al-Jadid) Political parties are just like any - Progressive National other groupings as in your school Unionist Party (Hizb al or college. They are groups of people Tajamaa al Wataniyah al Dina Wahba, 19 who have similar interests and Tagadamm al Wahdwa) January 2006 . TeenStuff www.teenstuffonline.com
  20. 20. Terrorism: In Search for a Definition Though the word itself is very "The roots of the Abu Gharib prison familiar, still, its meaning remains scandal lie not in the criminal vague. Up till now the world's inclinations of a few army reservists greatest politicians and leaders but in a decision, approved by former cannot find an exact meaning for it. Secretary of Defense Donald And as this word is becoming of Rumsfeld, to expand a highly secret great importance in today's world, operation, which had been focused then we should dig deeper and try on the hunt for Al Qaeda, to the to find out what does this intriguing interrogation of prisoners in Iraq." word mean. The New Yorker Magazine. By definition ‘terrorism’ is: US Apache helicopters were reported 1. A terrorizing use of terror and to be attacking civilian neighborhoods violence to intimidate, subjugate, in Falloujah. (FSRN, April 6) On April etc., especially as a political weapon 7,US forces in Falloujah were or policy. reported to be bombing a mosque. 2. Intimidation and subjugation so Local hospital officials now report produced (from Webster's New 280 dead, with many hastily buried Universal Unabridged Dictionary). A in the town's soccer field as residents terrorist is a person who uses were barred by the military siege violence for political purposes. from reaching the cemetery. “The name of today's military These are the linguistic definitions. operation is Enduring Freedom. We Let's have a closer look and view result of the invasion.” defend not only our precious some of the applications of this word From a study published in The Lancet freedoms, but also the freedom of in the real world through the one dated October 30th people everywhere to live and raise person who- if I may call him- is the their children free from fear.” most frequent user of this word “The oppressed people of Afghanistan George W. Bush today, George W. Bush. Maybe then will know the generosity of America we will understand why a simple and our allies. The United States of word such as ‘terrorism’ can cause America is a friend to the Afghan Does that mean that it is true that so much confusion. The following people." ‘one man's freedom is another man's are extractions from journals, reports Bush's Treaty Room statement. freedom fighter?’ The meaning of and statements from President Bush: the word so simple and obvious and “US forces in Afghanistan have the only problem is that it is severely "America and our friends and allies arbitrarily detained civilians, used misused! join with those who want peace and excessive force during arrests of non I hope you are not as confused as I security in the world, and we stand combatants and mistreated am. And after I have stated all the together to win the war against detainees.” This concludes that the facts, I will let you decide on what ‘TERRORISM.’ US-administered system of arrest the meaning of terrorism is and who Bush in his Address to the Nation and detention in Afghanistan is the ‘real terrorist.’ speech. functions outside the rule of law. Human Rights Watch new report. Dina Wahba, 19 "We know that the war was not just illegal and unnecessary but is turning into the bloodiest war involving Britain for a long time. Most of the deaths are from air strikes, which puts the action of the US and British governments in the category of war Shockingly True crimes, on a par with the deliberate targeting of civilians at Guernica in A UN ‘peacekeeping’ mission in 1937 and at Dresden in 1944." the Congo in 1961 included the Lindsey German, convener of the bombing of hospitals and many UK's Stop the War Coalition, as she other defenseless civilian told the Weekly. targets. Since the UN - man's best hope "The Iraqi people are meeting for peace - was founded in 1945 hardships and challenges like every there have been over 140 wars. nation that has set out on the path Josef Stalin, the leader of the of democracy. Yet their future USSR was from Georgia. promises lives of dignity and freedom Adolph Hitler was Austrian. and that is a world away from the The first Secretary General of squalid, vicious tyranny they have the UN was a U.S. citizen who known. Across Iraq, life is being was also Soviet spy. improved by liberty." Of the first 14 UN George W. Bush Undersecretaries who controlled the UN's military, all 14 of them were Communists. “The findings of the first scientific study of civilian casualties in Iraq Yasser Abbas, 18 reveal that at least 100,000 Iraqi civilians, mostly women and children, have died in only 17 months as a www.teenstuffonline.com TeenStuff . January 2006
  21. 21. Check Out Our Latest ‘Movie’ Review: “Syria at a Crossroad…will it be in the affairs of other countries There was no evidence of any urgent another Iraq?” claiming the need for saving the threat to peace. world from terrorism and evil states There had been no complaint from – as they like to call them. This the country whose integrity and Syria is under the spotlight! French eye found the need for security is threatened as the developing the situation into a thriller, resolution claims. On the contrary, All of a sudden the whole a movie that millions all over the the Lebanese representatives had world media has shifted its world would watch and one that will communicated to the Council their focus onto a small country bring in magnificent profit! opposition to consideration of the in the Middle East called Resolution. Syria. Everyone is suddenly The movie starts in 2004 with a Besides, the text was addressing the sudden French concern over Lebanon wrong threat. If there was a threat concerned with the and the realization of the need for to Lebanon, that was well known, it internal affairs of Syria and Syrian troops to withdraw from did not arise from Syria. its relation with Lebanon; Lebanon, as they were of no use explosions, then. Also realizing the threat of Secretary-General of the Ministry of Hezbollah, there was a call then for Foreign Affairs of Lebanon, Mohamed demonstrations, disarming it and turning it from being Issa, rejected the other part of the assassination, revolutions, a military group to a normal political Resolution by saying that there were threats and more. It is a party with no arms or weapons. no militias in Lebanon. There was breath catching package The second actor then - which is the only the National Lebanese that is coming to a theater U.S - appears and agrees with France Resistance, which appeared after that the Syrian troops are of threat the Israeli occupation and which near you…maybe to your to peace and security and should would remain so long as Israel own theater. But who leave Lebanon immediately. remained. (Although the movie shows you that More importantly, the United Nations a few months back, had never interfered in such a matter French/American relations were with regard to any other state. There tense as France opposed the U.S. was no justification for the led war against Iraq!) Resolution, which constituted The two then (France and America) interference in the internal affairs of go to the rest of the characters and a member state of the United talk about the situation when they Nations. propose that the whole group will ask Syria formally to withdraw from This, in short proves that such a Lebanon which results in a United Resolution was not enough. Here, is Nations Security Council Resolution introduced the rule of the director (1559) that calls upon all remaining of the movie, where he thinks of ‘FOREIGN’ forces to withdraw from accelerating the events by having a Lebanon. (Caring to protect Syrian peak that will change the path of feelings and not mentioning Syria events, resulting in more thrilling knows when? by name). incidents where actors can have the freedom to use their rules and The origins of this movie go back to The first episode of the movie was release their talents. the 70’s, when Syria sent its troops not a success because not many to engage in the Lebanese civil war people paid attention to it, as it was that arose then. Syria intervened to not strong and had some mistakes; save the lives of the Maronite particularly a Security Council Christians whose existence was resolution that cannot exist in the deeply threatened. real and just world that we had Although the civil war was over, hoped to be living in. Syrian troops and intelligence bodies stayed in Lebanon and did not return UNSC Resolution 1559: back which raised doubt over Syrian interests in Lebanon that were, By a vote of nine in favor to none actually, many. against, with six abstentions (those After the Israeli invasion of Lebanon who refused to vote) Resolution 1559 in 1982, Hezbollah was formed to passed in the Security Council fight Israel and to free Lebanese focusing mainly on the withdrawal territories from occupation, till they of all foreign forces from Lebanon eventually reached this target in (referring to Syria) and disarmament 2000 when Israel withdrew from the of Lebanese and non-Lebanese That was in the beginnings of 2005, occupied Southern Lebanon. militias (referring to Hezbollah). so what was this peak? The problems with the Resolution If you have an idea about it, share This is a normal situation that you can be summarized in what the it with me at: can find occurring in many parts of Pakistani speaker (who abstained info@teenstuffonline.net the globe that have even much more from voting) said after the Resolution If you do not know, then wait for complex conflicts that seem was passed: February where you will find the impossible to solve. review of the second episode in this But a smart French eye, inspired by The Resolution is not equivalent with astonishing sequel. the U.S. actions after the attacks of the Security Council’s functions and September 11th; in particular the responsibilities. aggressiveness and the interference Yasser Abbas, 18 January 2006 . TeenStuff www.teenstuffonline.com