President Assad is a nasty guy who got so nasty his people rebelled and the rebels (who are Good) started winning. But then some of the rebels turned a bit nasty too and christened themselves Islamic State (definitely Bad) while some (still Good) continued to support democracy. So the Americans (who are GOOD) started bombing Islamic State (who are Bad) and giving arms to the … Continue reading Understanding the Syria Situation
The Horrific attacks in Paris has cleaved my heart in pieces and every piece goes out to my brothers and sisters in Paris , Beirut and wherever the ISIS thugs have struck. Momentarily this tragedy made me too numb to react and I almost ended up laying the responsibility of these attacks at the doors of Islam, the religion of more than a billion people … Continue reading Renaissance of Islam may well start with India – Anwar Hussain
When the photograph of a young, innocent Syrian boy, dead, face down in the sand as his body was washed to a beach in Europe, shook the world, there were mixed reactions on the social (anti, sic) as always. Wisely many asked whether we would or are moved when we see pictures of a poor, hungry, almost dying Indian child. Not so pretty, not … Continue reading Humanitarian or Inhuman? – Teesta Setalvad
“14 years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, we honor those we lost. We salute all who serve to keep us safe. We stand as strong as ever” – Barack Obama, 11th September, 2015 Breaking The Silence: Truth And Lies In The War On Terror’ (2003) was screened six months after the invasion of Iraq in March 2003 and two years after the invasion of … Continue reading John Pilger – The War On Terror – Truth & Lies
* U.S.-led strikes hit mobile refineries, not wells * Islamic State oil moving in convoys across eastern Syria * Washington reluctant to destroy infrastructure, livelihoods By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Islamic State is still extracting and selling oil in Syria and has adapted its trading techniques despite a month of strikes by U.S.-led forces aimed at cutting off this major … Continue reading Islamic State keeps up Syrian oil flow despite U.S-led strikes
I wish to write today about my father. Named Berindranath by his family, he named himself Zafar Payami when at the age of 17 years he began writing his first short stories in Urdu. Over the years addressed variously as Bindi, Binder, Zafar, Zafar Bhai, Binder Bhai and Dewan Sahib by his family, friends, political comrades, fellow writers and journalists, admirers … Continue reading I wish to write today about my father – Saba Dewan
By Brian Becker, National Coordinator, ANSWER Coalition The bombing war of Syria is not inevitable. Obama, Kerry and the mass media are working overtime to conjure up the image of “inevitability” in order to demoralize and paralyze the anti-war opposition that clearly represents the sentiment of the vast majority of the people in the United States. We reject the concept of … Continue reading The bombing war of Syria is not inevitable
Eric Ruder looks at the sharpening debate among policymakers over U.S. intervention. April 30, 2013 President Obama speaks to the press with Secretary of State John Kerry A FLURRY of news reports in late April charged that Syria had used chemical weapons against rebel forces trying to topple the dictatorial regime of President Bashar al-Assad. President Barack Obama said that the revelations, if true, would … Continue reading Angling for war in Syria?