Through a HuffPo headline, I recently came across an article at McClatchy news titled "Obama seeks to expand arms exports by trimming approval process". A disturbing thought. I read the article in full, already preparing my comment in my head. I was going to write something about the fabled War Machine, merchants of death, Obama equaling Bush, et cetera.
However, as I read on, I discovered the foulest piece of non-journalism I've read in a while. Then I went to read the comments that my fellow HuffPo users had written. They were of the most awful, reactionary, apocalyptic sort,... Read More
African Union (AU) leaders have agreed to strenghten the AU peace keeping force in Somalia. The aim of this suppor is to tackle Al Shabab militants who are developing terrorism in this part of Africa. During a summit that was organized in Uganda, these leaders approved a request to send an additional number of 2000 peacekeepers to Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia. Regulations of engagement must be altered in order to allow the troops to fire first in case they affront an imminent attack from the terrorists.
In fact, the Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni had wanted a tougher... Read More
It's 26 years after the fictional worldwide nightmare scenario in the novel “1984” and one key question remains: Did it depict a right-wing or left-wing tyranny? This is important to know because as we appear to be creeping towards such a future we should prepare our kids and their kids for this brave new world...a possible world politicians never mention.
Sure, you could ask any number of people this question and the liberals would claim it was a right wing fascist dictatorship, while the conservatives would say it was rule by central government liberalism gone wild. Both views would... Read More
Where is Abby Sunderland? Five months ago, this precocious young girl of 16 left her home port in Southern California to attempt a nonstop solo circumnavigation and beat all records. Now she is lost at sea.
Reports have surfaced that the last contact with Abby occurred yesterday about an hour after her communication with her family. Her position was deep in the frigid and rolling southern Indian Ocean and about 2,000 miles from land. There are fears that she is in trouble.
The emergency beacons on Abby’s custom built boat “Wild Eyes” activated and communication with her was lost.... Read More
WHAT IS CRIME?
There is no clear and unambiguous answer to that question. Defining crime is simply not easy for it usually raises more questions than answers. Social Scientists say that it is a socially constructed act. However, there are at two important definitions which we should consider — the legal and the normative definitions — since they are the most important differences in the meaning of what crime is.
The legal definition says that “crimes are acts which break or contravene the letter of the law”, while the normative definition says that “crimes are acts which break... Read More
The Congolese media is a body comprising radio broadcasts, Tv shows and newspapers. There are more than 200 different newspapers, 52 private television networks and some 250 private and community radio broadcasters. In addition to this, State radios and televisions are disseminated throughout the country in each province. A big question is whether they really responsible of what they write and broadcast?
In a detailed study of the state of the Congolese media commissioned by the South African Institute for the Advancement of Journalism in late 2004, Mr Claude Kabemba observed that despite... Read More
The eastern part of the Congo has been going through harsh moments of brutality and war these last fifteen years. This is caused by the lack of strong laws that can appropriately deal with security. These wars have caused a lot of victims in the human and material sense. Women and men have been killed like flies and no one is punished. Women have also been used as sex objects. They have been raped, mutilated, tortured and abandoned to their fate. Some of these women and girls have been raped several times but with different actors in their hiding out area.
Finally taking a stand, the... Read More
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I believe that someday all military operations will be reduced and we will be able to make agreements using international negotiations. War never changes things to better, never!