Category Archives: UK

Ten Years On

It’s ten years after G.W. Bush and his allies (UK, Australia and a “coalition of the willing”) attacked Iraq and quickly toppled Saddam Hussein’s regime. The war was illegal, weapons of mass destruction have never been found, at least 130,000 … Continue reading

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Over Again?

When basiji “students” stormed the British Embassy in Tehran yesterday one first recalls events in November 1979 when students took 55 American diplomates and Embassy employees hostage for an incredible 444 days. Those days cemented the decade-long hostilities between the … Continue reading

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Begging to Be Attacked

See update below. A computer virus (or worm) hits the front pages: Stuxnet. The piece of “hypersophisticated malware” has apparently targeted the Iranian nuclear program; and might have been successful already. The sharp drop in the number of fed, spinning … Continue reading

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Twenty Years of War

When the Soviet Empire gradually collapsed between 1989 and 1991, the remaining sole superpower United States faced a new situation. The Cold War was over. What to do with the military-industrial complex? In August 1988, the eight-year long Iraq-Iran war … Continue reading

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Terrorist Organizations

Yesterday’s suicide attack in Sistan-Baluchestan with so far 42 casualties has been conducted most probably by Abdul Malek Rigi’s Jundullah, or Soldiers of Allah, a Sunni terrorist organization related to Al Qaeda which had been founded in 2003 and which … Continue reading

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