Election Season in Egypt About More Than the Muslim Brotherhood

October 23, 2011 by

Before former President Hosni Mubarak relinquished power this past February, major Western media outlets including CNN, the BBC and Agence-Presse had already published a litany of editorials spelling out the inevitable political ascendance of the Muslim Brotherhood (al-Ikhwan al-Muslimin) in Egypt.

Obama helps Uganda, does what’s morally right

October 23, 2011 by

The tentacles of the United States of America’s military extend to all corners of the world. On 14 October, United States President Barack Obama informed Congress that he dispatched about 100 US military advisers — mostly special operations forces — to Uganda to assist in the fight against a local militant group.

The Killing of Muammar Gaddafi

October 23, 2011 by

Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword. This verse from the Bible speaks aloud of the manner of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, as well as his brutal killing. It is also a lesson for those who fought Gaddafi. The end of him has left a disturbing trail of savagery, from which the victors have not emerged unscathed.

Obama Confirms Full Withdrawal by Christmas

October 23, 2011 by

In a decision promptly denounced by Republicans, President Barack Obama announced here Friday that all U.S. troops will be withdrawn from Iraq by the Christmas holidays in late December. “Today I can say that our troops in Iraq will definitely be home for the holidays,” Obama told reporters at the White House. “…After nearly nine years, America’s war in Iraq will be over.”

From Chernobyl to Fukushima

October 23, 2011 by

Many of us can remember Ukraine a quarter of a century ago when the city of Chernobyl experienced the horror of a nuclear meltdown and the ineptitude of the Russian government unable to cope with the disaster. We remember the Russian government’s persistent denials of responsibility for the accident.