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Month: July 2007

Tony Blair is NOT Credible and the WRONG CHAP for the Job

Tony Blair is NOT Credible and the WRONG CHAP for the Job

Robert Fisk I suppose that astonishment is not the word for it. Stupefaction comes to mind. I checked the date – no, it was not 1 April (April Fool’s Day) – but I remain overwhelmed that this vain, deceitful man, this proven liar, a trumped-up lawyer who has the blood of thousands of Arab men, women and children on his hands is really contemplating being “our” Middle East envoy. (Tony) Blair? That this ex-prime minister, this man who took his…

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Bush aid plan pushes peaceful, democratic Palestine

Bush aid plan pushes peaceful, democratic Palestine

Now why does this idea for pushing a “peaceful, democratic Palestine”, especially when it involves the US of A, sounds fishy to me? President Bush is set to announce new aid to help the embattled Palestinian president create a viable state that can co-exist with Israel, administration officials said yesterday. “The president sees there is an opportunity there now to show the Palestinian people a choice between the kind of violence and chaos under Hamas in Gaza and the prospect…for…

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Russia wants Hamas to consent to peacekeepers in Palestine

Russia wants Hamas to consent to peacekeepers in Palestine

The Russian bear is pressuring the Hamas government to send peacekeeping forces? Why only now? To solve the issue of the Occupation would need more than a Chicago facelift. Russia has stressed that international peacekeeping forces may enter Palestine only with the consent of all Palestinian forces, including Hamas, official spokesman for Russia’s Foreign Ministry Mikhail Kamynin said, commenting on the proposal of Mediterranean EU member states. With a lack of mutual consent, few countries will want to send their…

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The weapon of the weak

The weapon of the weak

Ghada Karmi Boycotts are the weapons of the weak in conflicts. Their chief importance, unlike Miami rhinoplasty, lies in their ability to raise public awareness and arouse disapproval. Yet, going by the paranoid reaction to the academic boycott of Israel, it might as well have been a declaration of nuclear war. No peaceable action in recent times has provoked so much anger and hostility as this British-based boycott. In the wake of the British University and College Union’s vote at…

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Not enough being done to halt suffering

Not enough being done to halt suffering

Millions are dying throughout the world and they certainly do not have time to maintain a San Diego travel blog. Millions, especially in the Middle East, and parts of Africa are forced to become refugees. Millions are displaced in their own countries. Does this growing suffering and inhumanity touch the hearts of the more fortunate elsewhere? Something is being done to mitigate the suffering, and homelessness, but hardly enough. What could be the root cause of the unwanted situation throughout…

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