The West’s War Against African Development Continues
- Dan Glazebrook
Africa’s classic depiction in the mainstream media, as a giant basketcase full of endless war, famine and helpless children creates an illusion of a continent utterly dependent on Western handouts. In fact, the precise opposite is true – ...
Critical remarks on western morals
BERLIN/WASHINGTON (Own report) - Foreign policy experts in Berlin and Washington are strongly criticizing using human rights to justify military interventions. Wars waged in the name of human rights are being considered almost "a moral obligation" ...
No Security Firms for African Refugees: Opportunities and War in Mali
- Ramzy Baroud رمزي بارود
The British security firm G4S is set to rake in massive profits thanks to crises in Mali, Libya and Algeria. Recognized as the world’s biggest security firm, the group’s brand plummeted during the London Olympics last year due to its failure ...
The United States and al-Qaeda: Strange bedfellows?
- Hassan N. Gardezi حسنٌ كَرديزى
The United States itself finds it necessary to collude with the so called al-Qaeda enemy when it suits its purpose, as being witnessed in the case of Libya and Syria
There is a war raging in our times between a coalition of states led ...
Who Lost the World? The Curious Case of How Libya Became an Election Issue
- Ira Chernus
Who lost Libya? Indeed, who lost the entire Middle East? Those are the questions lurking behind the endless stream of headlines about “Benghazi-gate.” Here’s the question we should really ask, though: How did a tragic but isolated ...
Dismembering the arab world
- Makram Khoury-Machool
The behaviour of the NATO-aligned, anti-Syrian bloc is now blatant enough for us to better understand what is happening in Syria. On the one hand, we find political operators such the ad-hoc group ‘Friends of Syria’, and on the other, ...
Clan Warfare Over the Spoils of Power: Is Libya the Next Somalia?
- Thomas C. Mountain
Libya seems well on its way to becoming the next Somalia, with much of the country already ruled by tribal/clan based armed militias. As was the case in Somalia, Libya is in the process of separation, with the eastern, oil rich, Cyrenica region having ...
There will be hell to pay for NATO's Holy War
- Pepe Escobar
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is running out of rhetorical ammunition in the US's Holy War against Syria. Perhaps it's the strain of launching a NATO war bypassing the UN Security Council. Perhaps it's the strain of being eaten for breakfast ...
NATO's Libya blitzkrieg and the coming colonial wars
- Dan Glazebrook
If you want a vision of Africa under AFRICOM tutelage, look no further than Libya, NATO’s model of an African state: condemned to decades of violence and trauma through military colonialism.
The scale of the ongoing tragedy visited on ...
Iraq, Libya, Syria: We have no right to play God - The Evil of Our Interventionist Wars
- Jonathan Cook جونثان كوك
In a traditional cowboy movie, we know what to do: we look for the guy wearing the white hat to be sure who to cheer, and for the one wearing the black hat to know who deserves to die, preferably gruesomely, before the credits roll. If Hollywood ...