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Obama kills 22 people in Pakistan

Blog, Pakistan, Politics, USA

January 27, 2009

Obama’s first military action as President was to sanction two missile strikes into Pakistan. These US attacks caused the deaths of 22 people, woman and children included. “The Obama administration is to double the number of US troops in Afghanistan to 60,000 and when asked in a television...

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Aloha Obama…? And silence is his stern reply

Blog, Middle East, Politics, USA

December 31, 2008

US president-elect, Barack Obama, has remained silent amid mounting pressure for him to speak out against the latest Israeli strikes against Palestine. Israel’s unrelenting assault on Gaza has left over 300 people dead, and some are calling Obama’s silence a form of complicity. “Obama has...

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Afghan Massacre: The Convoy of Death

Blog, Middle East, News, USA

December 26, 2008

Upon the Surrender of thousands of Taliban prisoners to US allied troops in Afghanistan in 2001, Jamie Doran, former BBC producer, reports in his film Afghan Massacre – The Convoy of Death, on the humanitarian atrocities that took place under the watchful eyes of The US military. Some three thousand...

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More incursions, more troops, more money?

Blog, Middle East, News, Pakistan, Politics, USA

December 22, 2008

As the US continue to bomb parts of Pakistan and wage asymmetric warfare in the border regions, an additional 30,000 US troops are to be deployed to Afghanistan by mid 2009. The increase in military might, according to the US commander in Afghanistan, General David McKiernan, is to combat the swell of...

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US Riding the World

Blog, Illustration, Middle East, Pakistan, Politics, USA

December 17, 2008

The following cartoon “US Riding the World” was selected for heat eight of the inaugural New Matilda Political Cartoon Competition.    ...

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US Foreign Policy

Australia, Blog, Illustration, Middle East, Politics, USA

December 17, 2008

The following image is a ceramic plate I painted and donated to the annual National Art School’s FONAS Charity Plate Show – A one night only auction with over 150 handmade plates painted by eminent artists and public figures....

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The Democracy of Hypocrisy

Articles, Middle East, News, Politics, USA

December 17, 2008

The following article was published in Open Forum on November 04, 2008 then again in Online Opinion on December 15, 2008 Two rigged elections, 9/11, the hunt for Osama, Saddam’s WMDs, a pre-emptive strike and the war on terror. A b-grade Hollywood movie? Or the past eight years of Bush in the White...

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Pakistan, Taliban, Politics and the US

Articles, Blog, Middle East, News, Pakistan, Politics, USA

December 16, 2008

The following article was published in Open Forum on September 12, 2008: A very fragile political scenario emerged this week as the 13th President of Pakistan was sworn into office. A flailing congressional system now hangs in the balance amid tight speculation from opposition parties. Writes Reuben Brand....

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