Monthly Archives: January 2007

“Peace”keepers

Sudan seems adamant to take over the reigns of the AU leadership: “There was a decision made last year [to take over] and nobody has the right to change that,” said Sudanese Foreign Minister Lam Akol. Which is disconcerting, considering the following: Darfur rebels said on Friday they would refuse peace talks and would fight […]

US Military to Target Iranians

According to a Washington Post article today the Bush administration has given the green light for the US military to kill Iranian operatives inside Iraq. To most, what would seem like escalation of the Iran-US conflict, is seen by the White House as a protection of American interests. According to them those interests, chiefly being […]

I Say Tomato, You Say Terrorist

It’s going to be interesting to see how the international community responds to the hijacking of a Sudanese plane today. If you aren’t aware of what happened, a young man hijacked the plane demanding an end to the conflict in Darfur: “I call on the international community to put pressure on Sudan to find a […]

Sudan Admits to Bombing Darfur

Huge. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has confirmed that government forces have been bombing northern areas of the troubled Darfur region.

“The Limits of Democracy” by Fareed Zakaria

The basic problem confronting the developing world today is not an absence of democracy but an absence of governance. From Iraq to the Palestinian territories to Nigeria to Haiti, this is the cancer that is eating away at the lives of people across the globe, plunging countries into chaos, putting citizens’ lives and livelihoods at […]

State of the Double Standard: Immigration – Iraq

From this evenings State of the Union address: We need to uphold the great tradition of the melting pot that welcomes and assimilates new arrivals. (Applause.) From a January 2nd NY Times article: Thousands flee Iraq every day, but the US has placed strict limits on the number of Iraqi refugees allowed to settle in […]

For Want of a “War”

The invasion of Iraq which began as a mission to disarm a tyrant has since been spun as a liberation of the Iraqi people from under the thumb of oppression and violence. The US supported/led strikes inside Somalia are to stop the spread of terrorist cells, which are threats to the national security of the […]

Darfur Still Rages

I really feel like writing something on the genocide in Darfur, because it is one of the very reasons I started this blog. But I am unbelievably tired, lacking the emotion needed to write anything with conviction, and to fake it on a topic as loaded as it is would be a small crime in […]

A Rundown; 01/20/07

843 Iraqi’s have died since Saturday of last week. Today was the third deadliest day for US Forces since the invasion began, with 20 deaths, 13 of them coming in a single Blackhawk helicopter crash. The cost of the Iraq War has ballooned to $8.4 Billion a month, a far cry from the previous $4.4 […]

Cry Wolf

In 2003 the United States launched a military invasion of Iraq, based on pretext that Saddam Hussein was a terrorist sympathizing/aiding madman with nuclear weapons technology. The evidence to support such claims has since been proven fabricated, assumed or completely missing. The war itself has gone poorly, largely because the planning process itself went poorly. […]