Monthly Archives: March 2013
The Syrian regime is winning the battle of narratives because people in the West – the media and other opinion formers – are trapped in the narrative of the Iraq war.
Stuart Littlewood explains why not many decent Britons will miss former UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband, who has announced his departure from British politics to head a charity in the US.
Jamal Kanj argues that between them, an arrogant tyrant, Bashar Assad, a fractious, visionless, bankrupt opposition, and Russia, the USA and Turkey are breaking up Syria into mini Israel-type ethnocentric states.
Nureddin Sabir highlights British MP George Galloway’s walkout at an Oxford University debate about boycotting Israel, and a Tunisian feminist’s topless protest, as examples of gesture politics guaranteed to be counter-productive.
Lawrence Davidson says President Obama and most of Congress can’t tell the difference between fair and foul in Israel because their world has been defined by a Zionist lobby with Orwellian powers.
Graham Peebles details the gross violations of human rights practised by the Ethiopian government against the Ogaden Somalis, and calls on donor countries to stop turning a blind eye to these crimes.
Stuart Littlewood says all US President Barack Obama has done during his trip to the Middle East is buy time for Israel to continue its criminal behaviour and theft of Palestinian land.