Do Arabs Cry For Their Children Too?

Obama wipes tears as he makes a statement in response to the shooting that killed 26 people, 20 of them children – all between the ages of 5 and 10 – at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on the 14th of December.

The Obama Hypocrisy By Tom Mcnamara Once more tragedy befalls America. But this time the tragedy is even more bitter due to the fact that such a large number of young children were involved. A gunman, identified as Adam Lanza, shot and killed 26 people, 20 of them children – all between the ages of 5 and 10 – at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, … [Read more...]

The Provocateurs Know Politics And Religion Don’t Mix

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So another internet clever-clogs sets the Middle East on fire: Prophet cartoons, then Koranic book-burning, now a video of robed "terrorists" and a fake desert. The Western-Christian perpetrators then go into hiding (an essential requisite for publicity) while the innocent are asphyxiated, beheaded and otherwise done to death – outrageous Muslim revenge thus "proving" the … [Read more...]

From Arab Spring to jobless summers

By Paul J. Balles * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz JIM Hoagland, writing in the Washington Post, says: "We have seen how information technology can provide a spark that sets afire the kindling of economic and social distress." That was Hoagland's way of concluding an opening salvo that said: "Grinding civil war in Libya, a state-organised bloodbath in Syria and … [Read more...]

The West Is Terrified of Arabic Democracies

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Ceyda Nurtsch interview with Noam Chomsky* about the Arabic spring in its global context. Nurtsch: Mr. Chomsky, many people claim that the Arab world is incompatible with democracy. Would you say that the recent developments falsify this thesis? Noam Chomsky: The thesis never had any basis whatsoever. The Arab-Islamic world has a long history of democracy. It's regularly … [Read more...]

What next?

By Paul J. Balles * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Revolutions raise more questions than answers. The prime one: What happens after the thrill of protest victory wears off? Zen master Alan Watts once said there are only four basic questions that apply to anything: What are we going to do? Who's going to do it? How are we going to do it? Who's going to clean … [Read more...]