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Terrorism: A History of Violence

Few concepts are as muddled as terrorism but David Anderson, the UK’s outgoing terrorism legislation watchdog, has brought insight and scrutiny to bear on one of the defining issues of our age, writes Peter Oborne Politicians of all parties and many countries have sought to persuade their societies that terrorism is a unique and special … Continue reading Terrorism: A History of Violence

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The Western Roots of “Middle-Eastern” Terrorism

Convinced that terrorism, in all its forms and manifestations, committed by whomever, wherever and for whatever purposes, is unacceptable and unjustifiable, member States of the United Nations were finally able to adopt, on September 8, 2006, a common approach within the framework of the “United Nations global counter-terrorism strategy ». But, ten years later, the “international … Continue reading The Western Roots of “Middle-Eastern” Terrorism

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The U.S. Attack “Against Al Qaeda” in Yemen, “They Killed Anyone in Sight”

The Fake Outrage About Trump piece included a part on a U.S. special force attack in Yemen that had happened just hours before: The rural home of a tribal leader's family, friendly with some Yemeni al-Qaeda members, was raided by a special operations commando. A U.S. tiltrotor military aircraft was shot down during the raid. … Continue reading The U.S. Attack “Against Al Qaeda” in Yemen, “They Killed Anyone in Sight”

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Central Africa’s Terrorist Threat Could Spark Another Continental War

The global imagination has conflated the word “terrorism” with Arab Muslims due to the headline-grabbing attacks that some of this demographic have carried out across the years, but they by no means have a monopoly on this type of warfare. When discussing terrorism in Africa, it’s worthwhile not just to look at Al Qaeda in … Continue reading Central Africa’s Terrorist Threat Could Spark Another Continental War

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Syria: Undeclared US-NATO War of Aggression, Using Al Qaeda Terrorism as An Instrument of Death and Destruction

The following eight concepts are intended to clarify the nature of the war on Syria.  It was never “a civil war”. It was an undeclared war of aggression using Al Qaeda affiliated terrorists as the foot-soldiers of US-NATO and their Middle East allies. From day one, terrorists were involved in the killing of civilians.  It … Continue reading Syria: Undeclared US-NATO War of Aggression, Using Al Qaeda Terrorism as An Instrument of Death and Destruction

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Five Forces Behind Pakistan’s Pivot Towards Russia

‘Nations are born in the hearts of poets but they prosper and die at the hands of politicians’ said the most influential philosopher of Pakistan Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, as if to caution the young nation about the many challenges of statesmanship in an almost prophetic manner. A country is only as good as its statesmen, … Continue reading Five Forces Behind Pakistan’s Pivot Towards Russia

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As We Move Into 2017: The Cracks in the Empire are Here… How will the U.S. Empire Dissolve?

The old years went – in as little a time as it takes to turn around and see who is tapping you on your shoulder. And it is the new, the next year. I hope it will pass too – in as little time as it takes for me to turn my head and look forward … Continue reading As We Move Into 2017: The Cracks in the Empire are Here… How will the U.S. Empire Dissolve?