Articles tagged: NATO

One, two, three, four – what are we fighting for?

August 17, 2009

Whatever it is, it isn’t a free and fair Afghan election. At least the media are finally admitting it (Thus passim) even if the reason is largely the upsurge in military casualties. Saturday’s lethal car bomb outside NATO headquarters in Kabul was a cynical signal from the Taliban that they can more or less get to whomsoever they choose. The British army death toll stands at 204, most killed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and the US death toll is approaching 800 since hostilities commenced in 2001. Last month, military... More

Turkey is a key Middle East bridge between East and West, not another Strasbourg Uncle Tom

April 7, 2009

“Let me say this as clearly as I can. The United States is not and never will be at war with Islam. . . America’s relationship with the Muslim world world cannot and will not be based on opposition to Al Qaeda.” Barack Obama, Ankara, 6 April, 2009 President Obama’s Turkish state visit is pivotal because he used it as a powerful opportunity to reverse the primitive Islamophobia which has blighted US relations with the Middle East and empowered 20 years of stupid, unrepresentative fundamentalist terrorism. It also signals recognition... More