Does the West Help Oppressive Regimes – Jeopardizing Its Credibility?
It is just amazing how every time there is a crisis in the world it is blamed on the West. If there is a flood somewhere it’s the West’s pollution which has caused “global climate warming change” and if there is human conflict, it must be something the West did too, and so the anti-Western World brigade tries to shape some silly argument for World Mass Media consumption. Still that does not make it so, just because lies are reported doesn’t make them a reality.The Egyptian People Say Now is the Time for Action
On February 1, 2011 the President of Egypt told more than a million angry protesters that he would not run for re-election during the following September Election, after 30-years in power. The moderate silent majority of citizens at home were content that change was afoot. Of course this didn’t satisfy the mass mob, calling for him to step down now.Tone Down the Rhetoric? The Media Must Be Losing Its Monopoly
Even amidst the wave of hideously noxious media coverage linking conservatives to the massacre at an appearance by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz), USA Today’s January 17th’s “Political talk still stirring up controversy” stands out. In a deplorably odious hit piece, reporter Dennis Cauchon declares — with neither sufficient proof nor candor – that “Today, most of those criticized [for their speech] are conservative Republicans.Indian Republic Day
26th January is celebrated as he republic day in India. Our constitution came into force this day. How the day is celebrated is provided in this post.Opening the Gates of Hell
January 27th marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the day the Soviet Army liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau. But what is the meaning of the word “liberated” in this context, given that neither the Soviets nor the other Allies considered saving Jews as a military objective? This article looks into that question and the motivation of the perpetrators and the silent bystanders as six million Jews were exterminated during World War II.Red Cross, Red Crescent, Red Crystal Implementation
Lately, the issue of the Geneva Conventions emblem began to bloom again discussed, of course, related to the plan for discussion and ratification bill (the bill) the red cross symbol by the legislature (DPR). Indonesia as one of the 194 countries that have ratified the Geneva Conventions of 1949, through Act No. 59 of 1958, was supposed to have national regulations that support the implementation of these conventions in Indonesia.The Burned Generation
Mohammed Bouazizi was the young man who set himself alight in protest against the lack of economic opportunities available in Tunisia. This young man’s act of desperation may have sparked a revolution in his own country, but what of the millions of unemployed youth in the Arab world? Already others have copied his act in protest. What must be done to prevent a whole generation from becoming burned?Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, and Who Knows Who’s Next?
As the million person protest scheduled for February 1, 2011 is starting there is chaos in the streets, and regime change in the wind. At issue again is the Internet, social networks, citizen journalists, along with the challenges of governments fighting to control angry mobs of people demanding freedom, liberty, and the ousting of what they deem “unfit to lead” leadership. And so the story goes.Bandera – Hero or Villain?
Stepan Bandera is seen as a freedom fighter by Ukrainian Patriots. Pro-russian easterners want to strip Bandera of his hero status. The controversy continues to divide the country.China’s New Assault on India – ‘Map World’
China has always tried to disturb India’s priorities by raising issues like issue of stapled visas to the people belonging to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, refusal of visa applications of the people belonging to state of Arunachal Pradesh, etc. With the launch of its state-run mapping website ‘Map World,’ China has again raised a cause of concern for India and Indian government. It has been reported that in this mapping website the two territorial regions of dispute between the two nations, i.e. Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin in Jammu and Kashmir, have been shown as Chinese Territory.Russia Needs Re-Branding
The news has been awash lately with the latest trial of Russian Oil Tycoon, Mikhail Khodorkovsky. This isn’t helping Russia re-shape itself as a modern, progressive state. And it isn’t helping warm the cockles of potential investors.