In Defence of the Syrian Arab Army
Secular Syria could not have survived without its national army and, after two years of sectarian attacks, it is highly significant that it has not fractured on sectarian lines. In face of the foreign-backed enemy the Syrian Arab Army is doing precisely what a national army is meant to do.
Monday, May 13, 2013(5 comments)
Syria: how the violence began, in Daraa
Contrary to many reports, the armed rebellion in Syria did not grow from peaceful protests. Armed attacks on police and civilians in Daraa took place during the political reform marches in Daraa, in March 2011.
Imperialism and "dictators'
The 'new dictatorships' targeted by the empire are the independent, or semi-independent, post-colonial states, which have simply managed to achieve and maintain some political will outside imperial grand strategy.
Human Rights Watch and Cuba
We have nothing to learn about Cuba -" whether on its weaknesses or strengths -" from Human Rights Watch, an organisation which represents the US corporate and foreign policy elite.
Thursday, January 21, 2010(2 comments)
US freedoms and Cuba
US travelers are probably unaware that Washington has virtually abandoned the policing of individual travel to Cuba.