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What the Hell is Wrong with Me?, Eagle Eye

What the Hell is Wrong with Me?

The capture of a dog belonging to US troops provokes an unexpected reaction

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 6 February 2014 at 4:25 pm

Iraq & Afghanistan: who was in charge, politicians or generals?, Eagle Eye

Iraq & Afghanistan: who was in charge, politicians or generals?

Everyone knows that crazed warmonger Tony Blair “took us to war” in Afghanistan and Iraq, and that professional British soldiers did the best they could to carry out the foolish orders of political donkeys, do they not? One person who does not know this is James de Waal, a visiting fellow at Chatham House, who [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 21 November 2013 at 12:01 am

A poll question about “blowback”, Eagle Eye

A poll question about “blowback”

A poll quiz question asked by Hopi Sen on Twitter: Supporters of which political party are most likely to agree invading Iraq/Afghanistan was wrong & increased the risk of terror attack?
He was referring to a YouGov poll for The Sunday Times.
I couldn’t decide. It could be the Liberal Democrats, because they were the anti-war party [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 27 May 2013 at 11:32 am

Video: Inspiring armless boy’s Olympic dreams, Olympics

Video: Inspiring armless boy’s Olympic dreams

A boy from Afghanistan born without arms has revealed his desire to one day compete in the Olympics.

By | Olympics, Sport | Wednesday, 6 February 2013 at 3:33 pm

Noncommital? Pakistan’s War on Terror, Notebook

Noncommital? Pakistan’s War on Terror

A year after the US attack that saw Osama bin Laden killed, efforts to crush the remnants of al-Qa’ida are at a pivotal stage.

By | Notebook, Opinion, The Foreign Desk | Wednesday, 4 July 2012 at 2:00 am

Obama’s legacy doesn’t live up to the terms of his Nobel Prize, Notebook

Obama’s legacy doesn’t live up to the terms of his Nobel Prize

As Obama nears the end of his first term as President, Chris Pleasance says he has done little to live up to the terms of the Nobel Peace Prize. Instead, his is a legacy of continued war, questionable drone strikes and pandering to hawkish neocons.

By | Notebook, Opinion, The Foreign Desk, iPolitics | Monday, 11 June 2012 at 4:03 am

Obama’s Drone Wars strain the liberal principles he espoused in 2008, Notebook

Obama’s Drone Wars strain the liberal principles he espoused in 2008

Clara Cullen thinks Obama’s drone strategy is a betrayal of all who supported him. In turn, the silence of all those who voted for “hope” and “change” is worrying; it suggests that the US liberal electorate would rather support Obama, who they perceive as a lesser political evil than his Republican adversaries, than actually questioning the political hypocrisy his foreign policy entails.

By | Notebook, Opinion, iPolitics | Friday, 8 June 2012 at 3:57 am

When impartiality is compromised, doctors and aid workers become targets, Health

When impartiality is compromised, doctors and aid workers become targets

The discovery last week of the beheaded body of Khalil Dale, a British humanitarian aid worker in Afghanistan, marks yet another tragic fatality in a rapidly accelerating line of murdered neutral and impartial health professionals. The immediate and obvious response to Dale’s death has been to ask whether more could have been done to negotiate the ransom demanded by his captors. But a far deeper level of disquiet has also emerged.

By | Health, Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 9 May 2012 at 4:00 am

Obama’s foreign policy woes, The Foreign Desk

Obama’s foreign policy woes

When you are the most powerful leader in the world, you want to be seen to be manipulating events, not the other way round.
   Unfortunately for President Barack Obama, he’s in trouble on the foreign policy front, seven months from a presidential election. At best the situation is unpredictable, at worst, it’s a disaster.
   The [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Sunday, 15 April 2012 at 5:37 pm

Afghanistan: why wait until 2015?, Eagle Eye

Afghanistan: why wait until 2015?

Nearly a year and a half after our combat role could have ended, The Independent on Sunday has repeated its view and has been joined by The Sunday Times.

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 11 March 2012 at 9:54 pm

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