Saturday, 18 April 2009

Boy died in Venezuela Plane Crash
I was very shocked when I read this news item. A boy, Thomas Horne, died in a plane crash. He was only six years old. I think it is very sad, especially for his parents. One person has died and nine other passengers are badly injured. These injured passengers have been brought to the nearest hospital, Cuidad Bolivar.
The tour operator First Choice, who organised this trip, is also very shocked and expressed their heartfelt sympathy. They started an investigation into this accident. The flights with aircraft operator LTA has been suspended till after this investigation, because First Choice stands for safety.
The parents of Thomas are still alive but they have very bad injuries. I think it is terrible to lose your child. Someone told me once: “If you lose both of your parents, you will be called an orphan. If you lose your husband, you will be called a widow. If you lose your wife, you will be called a widower. If you lose your child, there does not exist a word to describe this situation.” He is right. This shows us that losing a child in death is unnatural and should not happen. I cannot agree more.
Iran jails journalist as US spy

Roxana Seberi has been accused of spying Iran for the government of the United States. She will be jailed for eight years. She has been accused a few times before, for buying alcohol and not having a valid press card.
This case will have serious implications for the relation between Iran and the United States. President Obama and US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton have both expressed their disappointment because of this decision.

Ms. Seberi’s statement has been made under undue pressure, to be used against her during trial. Mr. Seberi and her lawyer have announced that an appeal will be made. Ms. Seberi herself is planning to go on a hunger strike.

I have chosen this article because I was shocked when I read it. I think it is very important to publish the evidence for spying, if you are accusing someone. I think this will have some serious consequences between Iran and the United States of America.

I am glad America has a new president because Bush would have sought a reason to start a war again, just like he did in Iraq. Maybe it is a bit cruel to bring it up like this, but that is exactly the way I feel about it.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

This is my first blog on Blogger. I have blogged before, on Hyves but it was in Dutch.
My name is Nynke Hoekstra