Russia and Chechnya

Written by Furqan Shaikh

Russia and Chechnya

This is in response to Mr Vladimir Mikhaylov's letter (Aug 1). Firstly, I would like to praise his statement aboutrepparttar ongoing successful development of bilateral relations between Pakistan and Russia.

In regard to Chechnya, I thinkrepparttar 132277 acts committed by Russia speak more than any words I can write here.

History revealsrepparttar 132278 lack of respect Russia has shown towards its neighbours andrepparttar 132279 world community at large inrepparttar 132280 past. It is one ofrepparttar 132281 few countries inrepparttar 132282 new world order which has attempted to occupy a sovereign country, namely Afghanistan. And as history has shown us time and again, that oppression anywhere inrepparttar 132283 world has no long-lived victory.

As forrepparttar 132284 so-called lack of facts to point towardsrepparttar 132285 human right abuses committed in Chechnya by Russia, may I ask Mr Mikhaylov to avail himself ofrepparttar 132286 services ofrepparttar 132287 Internet and read reports of any ofrepparttar 132288 reputable human right groups aroundrepparttar 132289 world which cover Chechnya and he will get plenty of facts and figures.

The Victims of Fame

Written by Advice Diva

We all haverepparttar capacity to fall forrepparttar 132275 allures of fame and fortune. Elevated fromrepparttar 132276 innocent hopes ofrepparttar 132277 “American Dream” standsrepparttar 132278 illusion of immortality which accompaniesrepparttar 132279 lofty aspirations for money, power and fame. Unfortunately, fame can play a devastating role in relationships. At first,repparttar 132280 American sucker feelsrepparttar 132281 beginning euphoric effects stemming from a little bit of notoriety or large cash profits. It acts like a drug seeping deep intorepparttar 132282 veins and coveringrepparttar 132283 heart and brain. After that, he only wants more. Once he, or she for that matter, has tastedrepparttar 132284 splendors of fame, he will stop at nothing to get more and to be on top. Nothing will get in his way and he is willing to sacrifice anything or anyone. The desire for recognition is so powerful that it can drive some people into depression, drugs and even insane asylums. This kind of behavior is perfectly exhibited in Hollywood as well as in mainstream corporate America andrepparttar 132285 political forum.

There are always numerous victims on any one person’s jaunt to fame. The two most important arerepparttar 132286 ones they love and themselves. They, themselves, become victim to their own lust because they happen to forget who they really are and what they really want in life. They are blinded byrepparttar 132287 riches they can have immediately and their priorities change. Infamy has shown its toll on many superstars such as Madonna. Years after she publishedrepparttar 132288 dirtiest coffee table book in America she was found distancing herself fromrepparttar 132289 book and desiring children. So fervent was her desire to have children and a normal relationship, values which have escaped her inrepparttar 132290 past, that she actually did end up with children and managed to write a children’s book. Even with her passion for infamy there was still a side of her that sought after that conventional life with good old-fashioned values. Her return to normalcy was short-lived after her romantic kiss with Britney Spears shockedrepparttar 132291 world. Again, Madonna was clamoring forrepparttar 132292 attention fromrepparttar 132293 spotlight.

The people they love arerepparttar 132294 next victims onrepparttar 132295 list. When people have money, power and fame they can buy just about anything. They can buy people, women and sex. We have seen many instances whenrepparttar 132296 suddenly famous man leaves his wife of twenty years to have an elite affair with a six foot tall blond from Sweden. That story has been told sincerepparttar 132297 birth of Hollywood. The fact thatrepparttar 132298 powerful always seem to fall intorepparttar 132299 arms of steamy extramarital affairs is because power makesrepparttar 132300 impressionable person feel as if he can do whatever he wants. Moreover, his old values of family and home have become superceded byrepparttar 132301 overwhelming desire to achieve. Because power and success is always measured by comparison to another, it is never fully achieved and therefore a vicious cycle is created.

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