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Posts Tagged ‘Great Britain

US Great Britain and France assisting al-Qaeda in Libya

March 26, 2011

The war on Libya now being waged by the US, Britain and France must surely rank as one of the stupidest martial enterprises, smaller in scale to be sure, since Napoleon took it into his head to invade Russia in 1812. On March 11, French President Sarkozy declared the Libyan National Transition Council the only […]

Why does the U.S. refuse to probe Bush era torture?

August 20, 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case of a Canadian man who contends that U.S. authorities mistook him for an al Qaeda operative and shipped him to a secret prison in Syria, where he was beaten with electrical cables and held in a grave-like cell for 10 months. And this despite the fact […]

Where in the world is Osama bin Laden?

December 11, 2009

“They seek him here, they seek him there … the drones they bomb from everywhere. Is he in Ghazni? Or in Baden-Baden? That damned elusive Osama bin Laden.” Once again the whereabouts of that modern Pimpernel, Osama, are in the news. First, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, needing to justify increasing Britain’s troop presence in […]

Remembering the Travesty of East Timor

August 22, 2009

On August 30, it will be a decade since the people of East Timor defied the genocidal occupiers of their country to take part in a United Nations referendum, voting for their freedom and independence. A “scorched earth” campaign by the Indonesian dictatorship followed, adding to a toll of carnage that had begun 24 years […]

The Afghanistan War and how not to learn from history

August 2, 2009

One of our major strategic blunders in Afghanistan was not to have recognized that both Great Britain and the Soviet Union attempted to pacify Afghanistan using the same military methods as ours and failed disastrously. We seem to have learned nothing from Afghanistan’s modern history — to the extent that we even know what it […]