Monthly Archives: October 2013

Big brother: Man of the ear

Kill the beast: Big business behind US surveillance scandal By Ameen Izzadeen Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. This long-forgotten maxim attributed to far-thinking political philosophers such as Leonard Henry Courtney, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine and Abraham Lincoln needs … Continue reading

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Beyond Geneva, the goal of a world without nukes

By Ameen Izzadeen Two days of talks between Iran and six world powers have ended on a cautiously optimistic note in Geneva although the much talked about breakthrough still appears to be somewhat elusive. As the P5+1 nations — the … Continue reading

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Libya raid: US tells the world, I’m the law

By Ameen Izzadeen To hell with the others, I must survive. This appears to be the doctrine that shapes the foreign policy of the United States. Libya is in a political mess and its prime minister was kidnapped briefly yesterday … Continue reading

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Obama-Rouhani détente could change the world

By Ameen Izzadeen The United States President Barack Obama’s 15-minute phone conversation last Friday with Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani has a few parallels in the post-World War II history. The world stood aghast at these shocking and unexpected events. … Continue reading

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Holy idiots and jihadi vultures tarnishing Islam

By Ameen Izzadeen Whether the myriad Islamic extremist groups are the creation of the world’s most astute intelligence groups or whether they are the products of a warped interpretation of Islam, once again we have been reminded that it is … Continue reading

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