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Posts Tagged / Misuse and Abuse

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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North America

Dave Morton: Hillary unworthy to be first female president

Ms. Jenny Willford’s puff letter for recruiting women into Democratic Party politics (“Historic year for women,” Daily Camera Open Forum, May 12) — and tangentially a Hillary promo — left a few things unsaid that should be said. Cynthia McKinney, formerly a six-term U.S. congressperson from Georgia, ran for president on the Green Party ticket [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Europe

When people smugglers were seen as heroes, and we welcomed the dispossessed

The implications of the term “smuggler” have taken a 180 degree turn in the 21st century – it has been reframed in the ubiquitous economic language of neoliberalism On 25 September, 1940, the German philosopher and critic Walter Benjamin committed suicide on the Franco-Spanish border. After torturously crossing the Pyrenees on foot, led by a [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Africa

The Demise of African Unity? [analysis]

May 25, 2016 (South African Institute of International Affairs/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — ‘I dream of the realisation of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their effort to solve the problems of this continent.’- Nelson Mandela People of Africa have shared interests and should be united around common goals. This is [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Africa

African Union must continue working for settlement of conflict in Libya

ALGIERS- Former minister of Foreign Affairs Lakhdar Brahimi said Wednesday, in Algiers, that the African Union must continue working for the settlement of the conflict in Libya. The African Union has been heard on the regional and international levels in terms of international justice and must continue doing so by working, notably, in the settlement of the conflict in [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East, North America

The right to intervene

OPINION Humanitarian intervention has often been used as a pretext for regime change. A short history of the global community’s struggle to agree on the ground rules Sitting in his presidential palace in 1991, Iraq’s President Saddam Hussein and his Culture Minister Hamad Hammadi drafted a letter to Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the Union of [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Middle East

Obama proud of decisions despite Middle East horror; Hopes for a free and democratic Arab world have drowned in the blood of 470,000 dead Syrians

The horrendous last five years in the Middle East started with joy at the fall of dictators in Tunis and Cairo. Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali’s flight to Saudi Arabia, but especially US president Barack Obama‘s refusal to protect Hosni Mubarak, inspired Syrians and Libyans to rise up in turn. Hopes for a free and democratic Arab world [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Africa

Drawing the right lessons from Libya; Drawing the right lessons from Libya

Beirut — There are important lessons to be learned from what went wrong with the NATO-led military intervention in Libya in 2011. U.S. President Barack Obama was right about that in his recent wonderfully frank interview in the Atlantic. But if we are not to compound the world’s misery, we have to take away the right lessons from [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Africa, North America

Libya debacle undermines Clinton

Republican peculiarities in this political season are so numerous and lurid that insufficient attention is being paid to this: The probable Democratic nominee’s principal credential, her service as secretary of state, is undermined by a debacle of remarkable dishonesty. Hillary Clinton‘s supposedly supreme presidential qualification is not her public prominence, which is derivative from her [...]

  • Jul 17 / 2016
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North America

Dr Barack versus President Obama

New Delhi, March 14 – Barack Obama‘s foreign policy, like the main character in Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, reflects a moral duality that has befuddled friends and enemies alike and will complicate the evolving world order. As Dr Barack, deeply influenced by the 20th century Christian [...]

  • Jul 14 / 2016
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Europe

Don’t count on the EU to protect us. Nato will do that

European countries lack a collective will Last Friday marked the 25th anniversary of a well-planned, strategically competent defeat of Saddam Hussein that led to the liberation of Kuwait. In 2011, we witnessed a feebly planned and strategically myopic campaign against the Gaddafi regime. The specious alteration of the mission from a “responsibility to protect” to [...]