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The American Wars

Articles, Blog, Middle East, Pakistan, USA

December 3, 2009

My latest article “The American wars” was published on December 3, 2009 at Online Opinion. It was also re-published on December 12, 2009 at the Window Dresser’s Arms. As the year comes to an end I thought it would be a good time to have a long hard look at what we have achieved over the...

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Obama’s Afghan Speech

Blog, Middle East, Pakistan, USA

December 3, 2009

A Nobel Peace Prize winner escallating a war in an already war ravaged country and sending an additional 30,000 troops to the region – Oh the sad, sad irony Obama’s rhetoric, although far more eloquent, is much the same as his predecessor:...

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Ahmadinejad 1, Couric 0

Blog, Middle East, Politics, USA

October 3, 2009

In an interview last week with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, CBS journalist Katie Couric got more than she bargained for.   Whilst pressing Ahmadinejad about Neda Soltan, an Iranian woman who was shot and killed by Iranian forces during a protest in June this year, Couric showed a photo of the...

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Gaddafi calls UN “terror council”

Blog, Middle East, Politics, USA

September 25, 2009

In his debut appearance at the United Nations, Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi came out swinging as he chastised the UN  for failing to prevent the 65 wars that have occured since it was founded in 1945.   “It should not be called the Security Council, it should be called the “terror...

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Afghani elecetions

Blog, Middle East, Politics, USA

August 24, 2009

Is it any wonder that Karzai is in the lead? As an ex-employee of Unocal, one of the major companies involved in the Trans-Afghan Pipeline, it would seem that his popularity amongst Western backers comes with a price. Karzai gives the US a safe route for their oil/natural gas pipeline – the US give...

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How to fund a war… Or two

Blog, Middle East, USA

July 26, 2009

Strange that a dramatic increase in opium production has taken place in Afghanistan since the US invaded in 2001. Strange? Maybe convenient is the right word....

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Colonizing Iraq

Blog, Middle East, Politics, USA

July 16, 2009

Michael Swartz’s latest article “Colonizing Iraq – The Obama Doctrine?” is a must read: — “Unfortunately, not just for the Iraqis, but for the American public, it’s what’s happening in “the dark” — beyond the glare of lights and TV cameras...

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America’s Child Soldiers

Blog, USA

May 15, 2009

“The Explorers Program” is an affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America, a one time fun, educational program for childern. But learning how to tie knots and earn first aid badges are a thing of the past, as new millitant training camps are now all the rage. The Explorers Program are training...

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Pakistan: The black gold silk road

Articles, Blog, Politics, USA

May 13, 2009

My following article was published today in Online Opinion, Australia’s leading journal for social and political debate:   Whilst the US led war on terror persists with frantic fervour; the Iranian and Trans-Afghan pipelines become the new target in a proxy war for power. Writes Reuben Brand  ...

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Chomsky, doing what he does best

Blog, Politics, USA

May 13, 2009

An interview with Noam Chomsky on Russia Today, highlighting Obama’s “change,” or lack thereof when it comes to Bush’s rhetoric and Middle East policies:  ...

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