Daily Archive: November 3, 2019

The US & The Armenian ‘Genocide’: Doing the ‘Right’ Thing for the ‘Wrong’ Reasons

The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to recognize the deaths of many Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during World War I as “genocide”, but for as much as this move has been praised by its proponents as the “right” thing to do, it was undertaken for the complete opposite of “altruistic” reasons and “historical justice” since it was nothing...

The Lebanese ‘Canary in the Mine’ Is Signalling Mid-East Trouble Ahead

There have been protests (mostly pointing up economic stress) across the region for some months: from Egypt to Iraq. But the Lebanese demonstrations have caught the global attention. And there is no doubting that the Lebanese protests represent a major phenomenon. We may ask whether they are essentially a local manifestation, reflecting only the well-attested Lebanese problems of corruption, widening...

Trump Blames Mass Uprising in Chile on “Foreign Efforts”

US President Donald Trump blamed the historic mass protests that have gripped Chile for the past two weeks on “foreign efforts” and declared his support for the right-wing government of Chilean President Sebastián Piñera’s attempts to “restore order” in the South American country. The White House press secretary reported that Trump made the statements in a phone conversation with Piñera...