Tag Archives: UN

Syria

It has been pointed out that I haven’t said anything about Syria at all, which may seem odd considering the amount of time I spend harping on about Libya. Part of this is a general burnout on such a topic, … Continue reading

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Cornering Israel

This story reminded me of something I thought about writing for a while now. The idea that the best way to get change out of Israel is to be aggressive towards them, diplomatically in most cases. It is something I … Continue reading

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Air Strike And You’re Out

It remains unconfirmed (by trustworthy sources) but if the story is true, that a NATO air strike killed Gaddafi’s younger son Saif and some of his grandkids, it’s all sorts of bad. First and foremost, dead kids are not good. … Continue reading

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How Libya Continues

Because it isn’t just going to end. Options: The No Fly Zone ends or is not effective enough. The rebels are squeezed out of their strongholds and Ghaddafi goes on a killing spree. The previous status quo is put back … Continue reading

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Libya: A Growing Mess

This story of an American plane crashing in Libya – not due to enemy fire, but mechanical problems of all things – is very concerning and a gigantic example of what could go wrong. As it is, the intervention force has … Continue reading

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Libya: What Is Being Ignored

North Korea. Burma. Palestine. Basque counties and Catalonia. Columbia. Large parts of India. Indonesia. The Philippines. Laos. Kurdistan. Turkey. Uganda. The Congo. Chad. CAR. Sudan. Senegal. Somalia. Ethiopia. Algeria. Mali. Mauritania. Morocco. Nigeria. Iran. Pakistan. Thailand. Cambodia. Russia. Yemen. Ivory Coast. … Continue reading

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Intervention In Libya: An Awful Idea

This is a very bad, very stupid, very emotionally driven idea. The problems are obvious and should be to anyone with the slightest hint of intelligence. -Western air power will kill innocent civilians. -It will cost an extreme amount of … Continue reading

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One Reason Palestine Will Never Be An Independent State…

…is that they are nowhere near to being capable of fighting their own corner, diplomatically speaking. And are in fact, this close to facing the biggest possible obstacle in gaining recognition that any country could face: the active opposition of this … Continue reading

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Niemba

50 years ago today, the Irish Army suffered its single worst engagement in its post Civil War history. Nine members of a patrol of eleven were killed in an ambush carried out by Baluba tribesmen. Part of the UN force ONUC, … Continue reading

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The AfPak Dominos

Let’s take a look at the line of dominos that are rapidly tumbling into one another in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region. We start with the situation: two countries, newly introduced to democracy with a substantial insurgent movement operating within their borders. … Continue reading

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