Lawrence Davidson examines the actions and behaviours of Russia, the US and France, and Turkey in the Syrian civil war and assesses which of these parties appears to be acting in the interest of long-term stability in Syria.
Uri Avnery looks at how terrorism, most recently the “Islamic State” attacks in Paris and the lockdown in Brussels, has fed the opportunism of Israeli politicians and exposed the ignorance, incompetence and bankruptcy of Western leaders.
Rich Forer says as long as Western societies refuse to look into the root causes of despair and anger, fear and discrimination, they will continue to sow the seeds for more violence and self-destruction, as exemplified by Islamic State.
Stuart Littlewood comments on the contradiction of Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby claiming despair at God’s failure to help the distressed, while he himself has shown a marked lack of concern for the persecution of the Christians of Gaza and Bethlehem by Israel.
Jamal Kanj reminds us of the responsibility of the Israeli strategists and their US Zionist-neoconservative stooges for the mayhem and fragmentation of the Middle East that is now spilling over on to the streets of Europe.