Middle East

Gaddafi and the West’s Cynicism

The passing of the UN Security Council Resolution 1973 was an act of utmost cynicism. Instead of preserving peace, the UN Security Council – not for the first time over the past years, by the way, blessed international banditry, the pillage of national assets by Western corporations and banks, the […]

Passionate for Palestinian Independence

Increased Palestinian activity After the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations process broke down last year, the Palestinian National Authority led by Mahmoud Abbas launched an active campaign to get unilateral recognition for Palestine as an independent state. As a payoff, several countries recognized Palestine within the 1967 borders. Furthermore, a recent report by, […]

Oil and War In Libya

High oil prices have recently become word of the day. Economists are arguing about how long this trend will last and whether it will cause another world crisis. When the USA along with their NATO allies started the military operation in Libya, numerous observers were perplexed, as long as Americans […]

Muammar Gaddafi And Sober Media

“The first casualty of war is the truth” said American Senator Hiram Johnson. “In time of war, when truth is so precious, it must be attended by a bodyguard of lies” – Winston Churchill. If nothing else the world’s media have proved those two aphorisms in spades as the coverage […]

Open Letter to President Gaddafi

Yesterday ORIENTAL REVIEW received a fundamental exclusive comment on Mu’ummar Qaddafi’s Recollections of My Life from Mr. Iqbal Alimohamed, the former senior UN official who served as the UNHCR Regional Representative in Malaysia, Japan, Australia and the Sudan. We believe this very important document deserves special attention and our journal […]