Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Big Decade ; Big Events : Internationally And Regionally

I do not know if we should wait till year 2010 is over and then we can look back to the first 10 years in the 21st century or we just look back to the past 10 years from 2000 to 2009.
I look to those years and I feel or rather fear that the 21st century is not what we were hoping for internationally and regionally. There are too many events and changes , too many good and bad days we have witnessed and this is just a simple attempt to remind you with them : “I could not arrange them respectively”
First on international and regional level :
1) 9/11 AttacksThe start of war on terrorism or rather the clash of civilizations
2) The invasion of Afghanistan.
3) The invasion of Iraq and the fall of a great Arab country.
4) The Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000
5) Al Hariri assassination.
6) AKP victory in Turkey
7) Tsunami
8) Hurricane Katrina
9) Darfur
10)  Global warming

11) Social networking revolution
12) Paris Hilton and similar reality TV stars
13) The rise of Qatar
14) The Israeli defeat in the Lebanon in 2006
15) The Iranian nuke program
16) The Iranian presidential elections
17) The rise of strikes globally
18) The rise of citizen journalism
19) Barack Obama
20) The Danish Cartoon crisis
21) The fall of capitalism
22)The election of Hamas
23) The blockade of Gaza
24) The war on Gaza
25)The rise and fall of Dubai
26) Da Vinci Code,Harry Potter and Twilight
27)Al Jazeera and Fox News
28) The assassination of Benazir Bhutto
29) The LHC and Ardi
30) The constitutional amendments in Saudi Arabia ,Tunisia and Algeria
31) The return of Batman , Superman, Indiana Jones and James Bond with new comers like Spider man , transformers and iron man.
32) The Aussie and British invasion of Hollywood
33) Lady Gaga , Rihanna and Britney Spears
34)LostGrey’s anatomy , Desperate Housewives, 24 and CSI franchise
35) Oprah is leaving her show
36) Simon Cowell and his shows franchise
37) The death of Michael Jackson
38) Carla  Sarkozy
39) Silvio Berlusconi “The Rolling stones man of the year”
40) Fidel Castro leaves the rule to his brother
41) The rise of Socialist Latin America
42) Vladimir Putin
43) The fall of Japan’s LDP after 54 years of rule
44) Wii
45) TMZ and Perez Hilton
46) Windows Vista and Windows 7
47) The Burmese uprising 
48)Mauritania‘s coup and elections
49) Pirates of Somalia
50) iPhone
For sure other important events and issues took place in those 10 years in the world. Some of these events I have covered and some I have not.
Here is the decade in news photographs from the big picture blog
What about you ?? What are the international major events or characteristics in those 10 years from your point of view  ?? “or even local events in your country other than Egypt ??”


  1. Sudanese Observer12/22/2009 03:58:00 PM

    The signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement (of the south) in 2005 is a momentous event that is missing from the list.

    The Darfur crisis came after this event as did the unprecedented ICC indictment of a sitting Head of State.

    The CPA brought the longest civil war in Africa to an end and allowed for a referendum on secession of the South in 2011.

    2011 might therefore witness the emergence of a new country in Central Africa.

    The hopes of the CPA were quickly dashed with the crisis in Darfur which the international media was quick to adopt - more people died in the civil war with the South...

    The UN Security Council stated that it would punish parties who would not sign up to a peace agreement, and this was completely ignored with regards to AbdelWahid AlNur, the rebel leader who resides in...Paris and has refused to negotiate for peace.

    The powers that be are biding their time until after the referendum in 2011 to 'resolve' the Darfur crisis according to their terms.


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