Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy New Year!

While 2011 draws to a close, New Year’s pledges are hard to formulate. Generally, predictions are unreliable, and what has happened this year hardly anybody had envisaged one year ago. So, there might be some hope for 2012. The year … Continue reading

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Dangerous War Games

Update below. Update II (Sunday). Both fascinating and alarming is the map of U.S. military bases in the Middle East, which had been posted a couple of days ago by Juan Cole. Essentially unsuccessful in designing several serious allegations, even … Continue reading

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The War Isn’t Over

While the last American soldier has left Iraq (only to return, after seasonal holidays, to nearby Kuwait), the Iraq Body Count has certainly to go on. The war isn’t over yet. The arrest warrant for Sunni Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi … Continue reading

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No Immunity

When President Obama welcomed all American troops from Iraq home the other day one should not forget that the reason for the withdrawal is that the Iraqi Government would not grant immunity for remaining troops. Taking the known and yet … Continue reading

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Tawakkul Karman

Update below (December 14, 2011) With Tawakkul Karman, the Norwegian Nobel Price committee has revised its wrong decision of 2009. At least, she deserves. What a great choice. What a beautiful woman. Anyway, it’s Norwegian hubris at its best. The … Continue reading

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