Six months and on almost 100,000 casualties, over half murdered by Gaddafi, what’s next for Libya? The first thing is for the National Transitional Council to unite the separate factions. While most Libyans support them the ‘rebels’ are still very un-united in how Libya will be ruled. They will have to ensure Libya remains one country and that people do not try to take advantage. The other major obstacle will be to ensure Continue reading
The United Nations have involved themselves in intervention or peace-keeping in the Balkans, the Ivory Coast, Afghanistan, the Lebanon and in the Israel/Palestine conflict. And, of course, Libya. Yet they are disinclined to intervene in Syria. Is this hypocrisy of the first order? Alex Patnick asks.
As many of you will have read or seen on TV, in recent days, the Assad regime in Syria has been besieging and occupying the town Hama as well as attacking Deraa and committing Continue reading
The situation in Syria grows worse as the government massacres its own people during Ramadan. Why is Britain not intervening in Syria’s Arab Spring Revolution when she keenly humiliates herself in Libya? James Garry reports.
I oppose all wars that are not in the national interest and condemn them as a waste of life. The wars that Britain has fought in the last fifteen years – Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya – leave me perplexed. They are all liberal-interventionist wars. Wars waged by a nation Continue reading
The war against Libya is all wrong. Britain has the wrong military equipment and no understand of Libyan society. If we must get rid of Colonel Gaddafi, he must be replaced with another member of the Gaddafa tribe, namely Saif al-Islam Gaddafi. Harry Raffal reports.
The recent revelations from the foreign office that Britain would be willing to countenance an outcome in Libya which did not require Colonel Gaddafi’s exile has inevitably raised questions as to how Britain became mired in Libya.
The first mistake seems to have been to adopt the hard-line towards Gaddafi’s regime which has been missing, or was originally missing, in Continue reading
Why did not the Palestinians follow the lead of their Arab neighbours and rise up against the regime they consider to be oppressive? Maybe it is because they are too busy fighting themselves. And that Israel’s freer than anywhere in the Middle East, writes Alex Patnick.
The Arab Spring started earlier this year in Tunisia and spread across the Arab world, like wildfire. Yet it has seemed to skip Israel’s Arabs and the Palestinians – why is this? It has affected its neighbours, its border with Syria but apart from the regular disturbances that in the West Bank and rocket attacks from Gaza, Israeli-Arabs and Palestinians have remained muted, and even more united in trying to get a peaceful solution to the ongoing conflict. Continue reading