Muscat Daily Columnist
The writer is an architect who came to Oman 30 years ago
Tomorrow might be very important for each one of us. Some prepare for their retirement, some have to go to the hospital, others to school, and some have to travel. But are we sure that the alarm clock is really working?
Although every day witnesses technical progress and new appliances invade our lives, we seem to lose so many other values with time. Several causes can be pointed at: First, the lack of leadership in the world, when we compare Charles de Gaulle with Francois Hollande, when we compare Churchill with Cameron, when we compare Dag Hammarskjöld with Ban Ki-moon, or Roosevelt with George Bush, there is definitely something going wrong.
Witnessing the fall of oil prices and consequently the leaving of so many foreigners from Oman, I was thinking about the possible alternatives to boost the local economy.
Listening to the news around the world appears more and more like watching a TV serial. What is really happening cannot be real.
For a couple of months now tensions in the region are growing, and every day brings news of potential threats. We remember when the Bush administration was weaving threats of Saddam Hussein elaborating chemical weapons and when thousands and thousands of people got killed based on simple rumours.