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...investigation on mass-executions and hostage takings in Ashraf. These steps are necessary to prevent future crimes against humanity and for preserving the credibility and honor of the UN.”
She also reprimanded the U.N. for its "abhorrent lack of action", along with that of the US regarding repeated missile attacks on residents of Camp Liberty. President Rajavi urged both the U.N. and U.S. to compel the Government of Iraq to carry out its commitments to provide safety and security to the residents. These protections include installing protective T-walls, and revoking the... (more)
There is brouhaha in the media these days about the Russian invasion of the Crimea and the subsequent referendum in that territory. Western governments call the invasion unjust, and the subsequent referendum invalid; Putin is labelled a blackguard - a throwback to Hitler, they say. By whose standards are these incursions into sovereign territories judged? By whose standards are referendums that are put together with obscure questions that deliver confused answers considered just?
I’m going to flip the coin to other “invasions”; Iraq by the USA and its allies on the hunt for mythical... (more)
... who died serving the country, we walk dogs in the park, enjoying the sunny weather; we get a higher, nearly ghostly, view of the world from top of ferris wheels, and we spend on hotdogs and carnival food.
This Memorial Day, more veterans will come back to homelessness and joblessness, because those who served the country have done their job, and can go away – nobody cares where, as long as it’s cheap.
This Memorial Day, more of those wounded in battle, who were not lucky enough to suffer fatal wounds, will run out of medical care and insurance, because they were injured... (more)
Because it has become so fashionable to sign pledges, compacts, and avow other forms of binding commitment, it might benefit us to consider making some promises based on patriotism rather than partisanship and opportunism. Please consider the following for what it is worth. These are promises one makes to oneself. They are promises we keep to each other, for our children, our parents, and any American we have ever loved, and for the Republic ordained and established more than 220 years ago.
The Patriot’s Promises
“As a patriotic American, I promise to uphold and advance governance... (more)
Do you remember 2008? So much has happened in the past two years that it can be a challenge to reach back – some of us may not want to look in the rearview mirror, so painful have these past years been. I recall a growing euphoria in the run-up to the ’08 presidential election. I had just returned to the States after fleeing to Europe for more than half of the Bush presidency, and, like Michelle Obama, I felt proud of my country for the first time in my adult life. Young people were turning out in record numbers to get Obama elected, and his New York campaign office was so overrun with... (more)
In the modern theatre of international relations, it is often quite difficult to come to any understanding of how certain disagreements between nations have come to be. Often the cause is reduced to soap opera, using terms like "jealousy" or "hatred". Yet the truth is always more nuanced than mainstream media would have us believe.
Take our current face-off with Iran over nuclear power. The players involved – the US, Britain and Russia – have a shared history that is so complex, so entangled, as to be nearly unbelievable. Yet after reading Stephen Kinzer’s superbly detailed book... (more)
...study? As tempting as it may be, Natural Stupidity is not the right term; Mechanical Humanity (MH) describes it much better.
MH is the very first thing you need to learn, before dealing with the hoards of officials who will accompany you throughout the entire process of moving to the US.
Each official seems to be familiar with some rigid actions that cannot be changed under any circumstances. And just like double jeopardy, once a step is finished it can’t be changed, regardless of the mistakes made. The holy process must move on.
For me, it all started when I... (more)
...has now become the eighth country which has reached a civil nuclear agreement with India, since the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) lifted a 34-year-old ban on India to join global nuclear trade in September 2008. The group members who have already signed the civil nuclear deal with India are the US, France, Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Argentina and Namibia.
The deal was announced after the Canadian PM Stephen Harper and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held talks on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Port of Spain. The bilateral relations... (more)
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