The Syrian warfare started with peaceful protests in March 2011. The government decided then to stop them and before the world realised what was happening the situation turned into a sectarian civil war which has cost more than 80,000 lives. In the process many countries have decided to position themselves into different sides of the conflict thus threatening to develop into what could escalate as a war in the region. Read the rest of this entry »
Thursday May 16th, 2013 16:32 The Syrian conflict should not escalate
Tuesday March 20th, 2012 17:03 What did really happen in the Kandahar massacre?
There is a great possibility that we will never know what really happened in those villages in Kandahar where 16 Afghan civilians were massacred: nine children and seven adults. So far the official story is that Robert Bales, a 38-year-old American sergeant, went crazy after three deployments in Iraq where he was wounded and a fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan. Read the rest of this entry »
Wednesday January 25th, 2012 19:33 Last SOTU address before the elections
After all the debates and primaries, upsets and accusations that have been taking place in the Republican primaries and that unfortunately are going to continue for a while yet, one was wondering about Obama’s approach for the State of the Union address. Read the rest of this entry »
Thursday December 15th, 2011 18:32 US ends Iraqi war
The Iraqi war has ended, a nine-year war that many believe has been one of the greatest military blunders in history. The war which was started by the Bush administration on March 2003 on arguments that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and ties with al Qaeda had just ended today, December 15, 2011 with a small ceremony in Iraq and a speech by President Obama saying the war had been brought to a successful, honorable conclusion. As he said to the troops in Fort Bragg the country they leave behind is “an extraordinary achievement”. Read the rest of this entry »
Tuesday August 23rd, 2011 17:37 What now in Libya?
It has not ended yet though it is a foregone conclusion: in Libya the rebels have won. Obviously with a great help from NATO which has bombarded the country to the point of destroying much of it. Read the rest of this entry »
Tuesday March 1st, 2011 17:44 Military intervention in Libya?
It was with a little trepidation, that we at KP were planning to write about the danger the western world was getting into with talks of military intervention in Libya as a possibility. We have already been there and we are still suffering the consequences, as Afghanistan and Iraq remind us. Then, we read in The Guardian an article written by Simon Tisdall: “Libyan crisis: Britain and allies now risk overreaction”. We were relieved as we have been thinking along those lines, and we found ourselves in total agreement with his article. Read the rest of this entry »
Monday February 28th, 2011 18:22 In the Middle East, unrest, violence and chaos increasing
The unrest in the Middle East is growing. The lid of the repression was opened in Tunisia and now, when the people are beginning to taste what means to be able to get rid of dictators and tyrants, it won’t close. In the West, countries are worried as it is almost impossible to know how things are going to end. At the moment most of the attention is centered upon Libya due to the incredible violence that is taking place there with the Gaddafi’s government, or what is left of it, killing its own people in a futile attempt to keep the power. Read the rest of this entry »