Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Ok, so some questions to ask:
-Will anything actually change now that Fidel Castro has stepped down? I don't think so, his brother, Raul, is now the boss and he's been with Fidel through everything, so I don't think anything will change.

-Wow, Kosovo declared independence from Serbia! Will Russia do anything about it? I don't think so. Russia, of course, doesn't like it, but they wouldn't invade Kosovo when there are 16,000 NATO troops there. NATO, the EU and US all support Kosovo becoming independent. I think the bigger problem is the Serbian minority in Kosovo. Are they going to do anything about this? It's pretty crazy that a country just became independent two days ago. The last country to become independent was Montenegro and I think the last one before them was Eritrea. Eritrea is a contentious I think. I'm guessing borders will change because Ethiopia doesn't have access to the sea because of Somalia and Eritrea. Maybe they'll take land from Somalia, or Eritrea, Ethiopia has problems with both of them.

-What is going to happen in Pakistan? Musharaff's party lost big. This is a problem, I think. He does not want to step down even though most of the country wants him to. Pakistan makes me real nervous because they have nuclear weapons and they are instrumental in fighting the Global War on Terror.

-So Grandpa went 63-0 in boxing when he was in college. Should I take up boxing? Does it run in the family?

2 Nephi 26 says how everything that God does is for the benefit of his people. I never noticed this verse until today. It's interesting to read that because the past couple years I've thought about how everything my parents do is for their family. Well, it's the same with God. Everything he does is for his family. The column right next to that verse talks about charity. That is a really good example of charity.


Becca said...

Fidel's resignation is so anticlimactic! His brother's pretty much been in power for a couple years anyways, right? LAME.

Janae Bailey said...

I say yes to the boxing idea

Rica said...

I've got to agree with you about Castro. Little Havana is going insane saying it's the end of the regime. Hate to break it to them, but they forgot about Raul. When he was first named interim president, I remember hearing people say he was worse than Fidel. Guess we'll find out.

And yay for Kosovo!

And I want to see you and your apartment practice boxing.

Skyler said...

I learned my lesson from boxing you. Go for the gold Kasey!

Cannon said...

Maybe I should fill in Castro's shoes. I bet I could be a wonderful ruler for a little island.

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