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“Here you are, Emir: the drink that you requested. Cold.” Ahmed smiled as he offered the canned beverage to the older and bearded man sitting on the floor among some pillows and books. His smile could easily have been mistaken for … Continue reading
How different countries go about finding their “most wanted” tells a lot about the respective country. USA: The US invades the country where the culprit is located, sometimes invading another country in the process. It locks up hundreds of people, … Continue reading
When it comes to the future of the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, I always wonder why those who are against it are running a campaign called “Close Guantanamo”. I looks to me like Guantanamo is already rather … Continue reading
I just read this: A new CNN/Time … Poll indicates four in ten Americans say they are willing to give up some civil liberties to fight terrorism. Only 38% favor expanding government monitoring of e-mail and cell phones. While this … Continue reading
When the Canadian Police announced yesterday that they had arrested two terrorist suspects who had planned to derail a train, I immediately had a picture of them in my mind. A stereotypical picture, but one which is sadly too often … Continue reading
I don’t understand all this excitement on CNN about the manhunt for the alleged perpetrators of the attacks in Boston. I thought it was perfectly clear that the Boston Massacre was committed by British soldiers. And why is this being … Continue reading
Palestinians at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich: Palestinians at the 2012 Olympic Games in London: That’s quite an improvement, I would say.
We have become accustomed to undemocratic countries being awarded Football World Cups or to European Football Championships being held in countries like Ukraine with less than optimal respect for human rights. (Although Ukraine at least has the hottest political protesters … Continue reading
So we have the 2012 Summer Olympics coming to town. As a Londoner, I am not excited. A busy, crowded and polluted city like London needs two more weeks of a massive rumpus like a hole in its head. And … Continue reading
The somewhat botched assassination attempt in Bangkok yesterday in which an Iranian assassin blew his own legs off instead of even getting close to any target provides more circumstantial evidence that Iran is also behind the attacks on Israeli embassy … Continue reading