Terrible, schrecklich, ужасно, 可怕, ひどい, 무서운, mengerikan,straszne

Józef_Brandt_-_Potyczka_Kozaków_z_TataramiWho would have thought it would escalate as it did.


We don’t know who did what, it but please stay clear from the area around Donientsk. It its lawless, the local bandits took control, I think the Russian Federation has as much control over them as does Ukraine. On the other hand it is time Putin admitted as much. It means, either he approved of the arming of the lawless rebels, or he really cannot control his own military.

The uncle 岳.

Rifaat al-Assad

The uncle seems to have a lot of properties in France, so they say (anti-corruption groups). Lucky man.

The group says that it was impossible for Mr & Mrs Assad to earn this amount of money from his presidential apanage so as to buy for examle, this property:

A chateau with 45 hectares of land just outside Paris, a series of apartments and a plot of land in the west of Paris, and a vast townhouse on the exclusive Avenue Foch with a view of the Arc de Triomphe said to be worth about €90m.

The groups claim  that Assad’s fortune is far beyond what he earned as a military commander or vice-president before he left Syria in 1984. They allege that his holdings, including a luxurious seven-storey townhouse on one of Paris’s most expensive streets and several dozen others apartments, must have been amassed by pilfering Syrian public funds and abusing power.

More details at http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/01/bashar-al-assad-france



Damascus properties in danger zone

The city has been rated the least worthy to live in by The Economist magazine. To which I subscribe.  Then there is a threat that the US will take some unspecified military action against Syria. Anyway I agree with the UN inspectors, they run for their lives. Obviously the property values in Damascus are greatly diminished. Perhaps a chance  to buy?


For the time being the danger is over. Mr Obama  & Co are still in talks with Mr Assad. Hold your horses.


Das Team der UN-Inspektoren hat Syrien wieder verlassen.

He seems to be a monster (怪物, 괴물), however consider what will it be after he is gone

THE former girlfriend of Kim Jong-un has been executed by firing squad in a dramatic porn scandal as the North Korean despot’s totalitarian regime continues its brutal grip.

How to avoid being shot in N.Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's ex-girlfriend was executed for alleged pornography. AFP


Kim Dzong Un