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March To Disaster

Today, Iraq, Sudan, Afghanistan, and, to a lesser degree, Libya are in ruins, all dismembered or broken up by the power of the mighty American Raj. Syria is clearly the next target of the American imperial bulldozer. After two years of…

Learning From The Turks…Side-Effect

In this age of armed conflicts and global terrorism, threats and insecurity, perhaps there is one country where you land with a dark green passport and you are treated with warmth and respect. You are neither seen with unusual suspicion nor…

Is This Racism?

On August 6, 2013, State House spokeswoman Jen Psaki made history by telling AP reporter Matt Lee that the US had “determined that we do not need to make a determination” whether the military coup in Egypt was in fact a coup d’état, which…

The Talks

The moment Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas agreed to send emissaries to Washington to discuss the resumption of 20-year-old peace talks, the objective of the talks was achieved.…

A Moment Of Possibility?

There was little reason to think that the Israel-Palestine meeting was likely to be more fruitful than others. But the body language told a story What is not said is sometimes as significant, perhaps even more so, than what gets spoken.…

Egypt And The US

It was hardly much of a surprise. The removal of Egypt's democratically elected leader by an army that owes its prominence and survival to US support ($1.2 billion annual funding) had a familiar feel about it. One need only remember the…

Egypt And The US

It was hardly much of a surprise. The removal of Egypt's democratically elected leader by an army that owes its prominence and survival to US support ($1.2 billion annual funding) had a familiar feel about it. One need only remember the…

Egyptian Dreams

The recent repression of Islamists by the army in Egypt appears to be a deliberate attempt to sabotage a genuine 'people's coup', as though all along the military used the people cynically in order to depose Morsi and then itself remain as…

Mandela And Men Of Straw

There are some men who lift the age they live in till all men walk on higher ground in their lifetime. Nelson Mandela belongs to that rare breed of men. A lifetime ago, when the freedom icon had completed a quarter century in prison, yours…

What Occupation?

Every person is endowed with a denial mechanism they can use to avoid the shame, fear, guilt and pain involved in coping with improper actions. Instead of facing their failure, accepting reality and dealing with it, they simply enter a…