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Libya and the End of Western Illusions

Just under half of Europeans still support the war against Libya. Their position is based on erroneous information. They still believe, in fact, that in February the “Gaddafi regime” crushed the protests in Benghazi with brutal force and bombed civilian districts in Tripoli, while the Colonel himself was warning of […]

Why Are Those Damn Kids Rioting?

The world has taken to rioting but one must be careful not to assume that because they are happening at the same time it’s for the same reason or reasons. However, to look at the UK riots and the one in Vancouver, after a hockey loss by the home team, […]

Falsified Major Media Reports on Libya

Major media specialize in what they do best: truth inversion (aka bad fiction), not doing what journalists are supposed to do – their job, especially covering imperial wars for dominance and rich spoils. With Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) falling apart and rebel forces in disarray, today’s headlines belie the […]

Syria: the Cost of Crisis

Syria has entered the sixth month of anti-government riots, orchestrated from abroad. Protesters no longer seek moderate reforms, they aggressively demand Bashar Assad`s resignation. Western media accuse Damascus of ‘opposing democratic changes’. The former US Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Craig Roberts, had earlier explained what these changes were about: […]

Riots in Britain: Back to the Future

Exactly thirty years ago Brixton exploded with rage against the de facto occupation of Brixton by the Met police. And, as I write this, all kinds of madness is going down in various parts of London and elsewhere. The Scarman Report was one of the most influential reports in postwar […]

Who Needs A Crisis in Kosovo?

A new round of tensions in Kosovo recently grew out of a “trade war” at the border of the breakaway province. Formally, the conflict can be traced back to Pristina’s July 20 decision to ban imports from Serbia, a step supposed to mirror the position taken by Belgrade which does […]

What Do Bear and Tiger Have In Common? (II)

Part 1 After the furious Albazino conflict Russia and China have existed «back to back» for quite a time without almost any relations with each other. Nevertheless, since the 19th century there has been a certain coincidence of histories of two continental superpowers, which was tightly intertwined with the synchronous […]