The Syrian government and the rebels fighting to overthrow it have committed war crimes, according to a United Nations investigative report, Reuters reports. “We have identified both parties as guilty of war crimes and of course a greater number and of bigger variety from the government side,” Karen AbuZayd, one of two UN commissioners told Reuters. The report finds that ...Read More »
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Out of Jail, Bahraini Activists Nabeel Rajab and Zainab Alkhawaja Urge End to U.S.-Backed Crackdown | DemocracyNow!
We go to Bahrain to speak with two recently released political prisoners, Zainab Alkhawaja and Nabeel Rajab, both jailed for protesting the U.S.-backed monarchy. Rajab, the president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, was released on bail after being held for nearly a month. “We always thought the American base here, the American-Bahraini good relation will benefit our fight ...Read More »
Yemenis voted on Tuesday in a referendum on a transition deal to formally depose former President and longtime U.S. client Ali Abdullah Saleh and elect his deputy Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi, who was the only name on the ballot, as President. The voting was beset by deadly fighting in the south that left nine people dead, including a child. Hadi is ...Read More »
Andrew Adler, publisher of something called the Atlanta Jewish Times, recently suggested that Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu should consider ordering the assassination of President Obama in order to “forcefully dictate that the United States’ policy includes its helping the Jewish state obliterate its enemies.” I wonder if it might be fair to term this dangerous nudnik an “Israel-firster.” I ...Read More »
There is more to operation Linda Nchi than just an incursion by a powerful neighbour. Until now Kenya has supported the Somali transitional federal government, which is backed by Ugandan and Burundian troops belonging to the African Mission in Somalia (Amison), and the US, without becoming directly involved. Under rules set by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, formed by Djibouti, ...Read More »