In this crusade, armchair liberal trothawks sally forth to save “intelligentsia” like themselves from Saddam, sorry, Assad. Vilifying the majority of Syrians’ electoral decisions which are also supported by polls, the white knight trothawks claim to represent the wishes of Syrians and in particular “revolutionaries”, though the Syrian Communist parties at this juncture defend their . . . → Read More if you dare: It’s Always the Season for Irony : Syria and the White Knights of US Imperialism
As’ad AbuKhalil – The US and the Arab Uprisings from International Socialist on Vimeo. Author and blogger As’ad AbuKhalil discusses the role of the US in supporting dictatorial regimes in the Middle East and North Africa both before and after the uprisings that swept the region in the spring of 2011. This presentation was . . . → Read More if you dare: As’ad Abukhalil : The US and the Arab Uprisings
Aimée Kligman at the Examiner relates information about the genesis of the current imperial debacle in Libya: According to Voltairenet.org, the popular revolt which took seed in Benghazi, Libya last month had been planned by France’s secret services since November 2010. At the time, France drew the United Kingdom into its scheme as a partner, . . . → Read More if you dare: Inside the Imperial Tent Last November
With Gaddafi perched on a massive stockpile of gold, enough to pay his troops and buy more for years, the prospect of a quick end to the west’s assault on Gaza seems remote despite Gate’s intonations that the campaign will slow in the next few days. The gold reserves are believed to have been moved . . . → Read More if you dare: Crafty Gaddafi and the Mountain of Gold
Maintaining a revolutionary position in the present Libyan scenario is like walking in a minefield. One cannot applaud imperialists with their undeniable record of ruthless manipulation in pursuit of control of the world’s energy resources nor the violent tyranny of Gaddafi and bevy of Western puppet dictators which infest nations which often hold treasures coveted . . . → Read More if you dare: Revolution Between a Rock and a Hard Place
While Kevin Rudd “would not be drawn on whether the intervention would ultimately end Gaddafi’s 40-year rule”, the Los Angeles Times reports “U.S. officials acknowledged that they were seeking to oust Kadafi, but also that they did not have a clear path to do so.” The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of . . . → Read More if you dare: Game On in Libya – Regime Change?
Today, my distress after the dreadful earthquake rocking Christchurch in New Zealand’s South Island is increasing. Civil Defence Minister John Carter has declared the death toll indeterminate for the present. Adding insult to injury, the scurrilous vamperazzi has outdone itself with a monstrous feasting on human suffering. In juxtaposition, the CTV building has been destroyed . . . → Read More if you dare: Catastrophe in the Shaky Isles
The Language of a DictatorRecently landed from Venezuela? reports of his resignation and flight have been greatly misinterpreted. Yet Gaddafi’s hours remaining in power seem numbered. I predict his destination will be to Zimbabwe, to seek consolation from his good friend and fellow pan-Africanist tyrant Mugabe. In case Mugabe’s regime topples as part of . . . → Read More if you dare: Muammar Mary Poppins Gaddafi