Monday, 27 May 2013

Sing A Song Of Sixpence ... a pocket full of bombs

Sing a song of sixpence, 
A pocket full of rye.
Four and twenty blackbirds,
Baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened,
The birds began to sing;
Wasn't that a dainty dish,
To set before the king?
The king was in his counting house,
Counting out his money;
The queen was in the parlor,
Eating bread and honey.
The maid was in the garden,
Hanging out the clothes,
When down came a blackbird 
And pecked off her nose.[1]
DEAD SEA, Jordan — US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday unveiled a plan that he believes could grow the Palestinian economy by up to 50 percent in the next three years and could bring unprecedented wealth and stability that will spread across the entire region.
Without offering any details, Kerry spoke of a “groundbreaking plan to develop a healthy, sustainable, private-sector-led Palestinian economy that will transform the fortunes of a future Palestinian state, but also significantly transform the possibilities for Jordan and for Israel,” Kerry said.  

“It is a plan that is bigger, bolder and more ambitious than anything proposed since Oslo more than 20 years ago now,” he said, and would prove to be “enormously powerful and different from anything we’ve ever seen before.”

The US top diplomat said the $4-billion economic plan, coordinated by former British prime minister Tony Blair, could also cut unemployment by almost two-thirds and raise average wages by 40 percent. However, Kerry stressed, the success of the plan depends on parallel progress on peace between Israel and the Palestinians.  more here

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