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NATO war crime in Libya?

On 22 July 2011, NATO warplanes attacked a pipe-production plant at Brega in Libya as part of the coalition operation against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s regime. Four days later, during a press conference, a NATO colonel insisted that pro-Gaddafi forces were … Continue reading

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Arab Springwatch

Prepare to be intrigued and amazed by the world at the edges of our human landscape, the places we like to forget about – the seemingly endless desert wastelands, the rural poverty, the chaotic urbanisation and more. Intriguingly, these places … Continue reading

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Blurred vision

In March, President Barack Obama, along with other western leaders and mainstream western media outlets, claimed that intervention was necessary to prevent a bloodbath in Benghazi, Libya’s second-largest city. Human Rights Watch, an international non-governmental organisation, subsequently contradicted this appraisal … Continue reading

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People who live in glass houses …

The fourth law of thermodynamics states: “If anything can go wrong, it will”. You know the sort of thing – directly you cancel your plumbing insurance, the taps start dripping and a pipe bursts in the loft. So it was … Continue reading

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Moral dilemma #7

This is based on an actual incident that took place at work a couple of days ago. Abdul (not his real name) has resigned and decides to have his leaving do at a local Indian restaurant. As Abdul has been … Continue reading

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1848 Deja Vu

“There’s something happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear.” (Stephen Stills) The revolutionary uprising of the people of Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, Tunisia and Egypt is being described in some quarters as the Arab 1848. Perhaps a little optimistically, it’s … Continue reading

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Moral dilemma #6

Col Muammar Gaddafi has vowed to “cleanse Libya house by house” until he has crushed the insurrection seeking to sweep him from power. In a televised diatribe lasting over an hour, he has threatened death sentences against anyone who challenges … Continue reading

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