Foreign Affairs

Iran, not Syria, is the West’s real target

Iran is ever more deeply involved in protecting the Syrian government. Thus a victory for Bashar is a victory for Iran. And Iranian victories cannot be tolerated by the West



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Islam fanatics are dangerous but there must be other factors

Nigerian Islamists accused of cutting throats of 44 villagers

Official says attackers gouged out eyes of some survivors of raid on Dumba village

Islamist extremists have been accused of cutting the throats of 44 villagers in continuing attacks in an Islamic uprising in north-east Nigeria.

An official from the National Emergency Management Agency said on Saturday the attackers hit Dumba village in Borno state before dawn on Tuesday. He said the method of killing was to avoid gunfire which could attract security forces.

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British Hypocrisy

Brian Feeney. Irish News ( Belfast). Wednesday, August 7, 2013.
BRITISH foreign secretary William Hague says he is ‘gravely concerned’ about Robert Mugabe’s re-election in Zimbabwe.

That’s par for the course. Hardly a day goes by without Hague condemning or deploring some event somewhere in the world. Nobody except the BBC and a couple of English newspapers pays a blind bit of notice. There’s not a thing Hague can do about any of it. Britain’s broke. His attitude is a sad and revealing imperial leftover.
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ANC are no angels – Kenny Kunene’s letter to Zuma

21 June 2013 at 09:22

Dear President Jacob Zuma…

I’m writing this because I’ve never been more disappointed with the ANC you lead. I was once your fervent supporter, I attended some of those night vigils during your trials, and, like many, I believed you would be the force for change the youth and the poor desperately need in our country. Like many others, I donated to your cause when I was called on, and allowed my facilities to be used for ANC and Youth League meetings, sometimes for unusual meetings where your political comeback was planned.

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