Tag Archives: United States

GADHAFI: OH DEAR, DO YOU THINK WE MADE AN ERROR?

And now the Republicans tell us that President Obama has been too slow in reacting to the need to get rid of Muammar al-Gadhafi. Did I miss the previous US Administration noticing that Gadhafi was in any way totally unacceptable … Continue reading

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THE SUNNI SHIA DIMENSION TO REBELLION IN THE MIDDLE EAST

The majority of casual observers in the West have taken some time to realise that one of the most serious dimensions to the current unrest now reaching boiling point in places in the Middle East is a replay of the … Continue reading

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THE ETHICS OF AID DELIVERY TO THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES

According to an item in the Guardian (Feb 10) the tear gas canisters fired recently at the protestors in Cairo, and left empty in the streets for all to see, were marked “Made in the USA“.  While foreign aid clearly includes military aid, … Continue reading

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WOULD CHINA’S ONE CHILD POLICY WORK ELSEWHERE?

There is no doubt that reduced population growth usually correlates with improved standard of living. In the following, we look at what has been the practice of one child families in China and suggest that in broad terms it might be … Continue reading

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THE MORALITY OF LIVING IN A WORLD OF FOOD SHORTAGE

A recent report from World Bank Chief Robert Zoellick warns of increasing pressures on world food supplies which are approaching dangerous levels and states that since June 2010 a further 44 million world wide have been pushed into extreme poverty. … Continue reading

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THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD ENIGMA

One of the greatest mysteries for Western observers is to make sense of the Muslim Brotherhood and its part in the present and likely outcome of the current situation in Egypt.The Society of the Muslim Brothers (often known simply as الإخوان … Continue reading

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MUBARAK AND THE WISDOM(?) OF HINDSIGHT

A thirty year regime dictator, strong ally of the US in the Middle East has been toppled by a vast crowd of protestors complaining of years of State control and oppression, enraged to the point of waving their shoes in … Continue reading

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