Tag: Libya

Assad and Macron: Driven Apart by Ideology – Driven Together by Circumstance

Macron’s 2018 olive branch and Assad’s 2011 olive branch  Yesterday, a feeble looking French President made an address to his nation after over four weeks of protests, demonstrations and riots from a de-centralised opposition/agitation group known as the Yellow Vests. In his speech, President Macon offered the public concessions on top […]

Understanding The Surreal Spectre of an American President Endorsing a Riot Turned “Uprising” in Europe

The so-called Yellow Vest protests in France have entered their fourth week as heavily militarised police continue to clash with protesters in Paris as well as other cities throughout the country. While the initial protests were conducted as popular demonstrations against an unpopular rise in the fuel tax proposed by […]

From Vietnam to Afghanistan: A History of America’s Shifting Goals in Similar Confrontations

America’s War in Vietnam remains a signpost signifying a moment when America’s own exceptionalist myth of invincibility began to falter in open sight. The watershed moment of the last helicopter leaving Saigon in 1975 became emblematic of a lumbering, highly equipped by deeply demoralised American armed forces that ultimately could […]

Most Jihadist Terrorists Are on Drugs: Gaddafi Knew This in 2011 and Duterte Knows it Today

In 2011, when Libyan Revolutionary leader Muammar Gaddafi appeared before his nation saying that seditious elements and foreign agitators were on narcotics and thus deprived of their own cognitive abilities, he was laughed at by the western mainstream media who cheered on his subsequent assassination at the hands of al-Qaeda proxies […]

How Obama and Netanyahu Overplayed Their Hand in The “Arab Spring”

At the beginning of 2011 while Iraq was still on its knees following the illegal 2003 US/UK invasion, the rest of the Arab world was generally calm, domestic politics was predictable and most importantly from the American and Israeli perspective, the revolutionary fervour that underpinned the Arab Nationalist revolutions of […]

Jeremy Corbyn or When European Atheists Are Treated With The Contempt Previously Reserved For Asian Muslims

While much of Europe is pivoting or has already resoundingly pivoted to the right, in Britain the “scandalous” pivot that the old political elite fear most is a pivot to the left. Right wing and often populist governments in Hungary, Poland, Italy, Czechia and surging right wing movements in Finland, […]

Duterte’s Vow to Protect Filipino Hostages in Libya Indicates That Piracy, Narco-Trafficking and Terrorism Should be The Focus of The Armed Forces

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte recently approved a military budget increase which will see a 9% rise in funding for the armed forces over a five year period. Duterte will spend a total of $15 billion on new military hardware, which compares favourably to his predecessor Noynoy Aquino who spent only $1.9 […]

Without a Federal-Parliamentary System The Philippines Will Remain a Sham Democracy

Democracy is taken from the ancient Greek word δημοκρατία (dēmokratía) which simply means rule of the people. In order to facilitate this, many different systems have been implemented over the years. Among the most democratic systems ever to be employed was the years with varying degrees of pragmatic success and varying […]