Sunday, December 17, 2017
Archive From Thought
We Saved Iraq and Syria - We Can Save Yemen Too
Rasa - International Law lives or dies on the quality of universal conversation. Were it left to the United Nations to decide whether there should be war or peace in Yemen, without a doubt the world body would not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
12/16/2017 9:54:32 PM
Arab Analyst:
US Enraged by Shiite-Sunni Coalition to Defend Al-Quds
Rasa - The solidarity shown by the Islamic states' leaders during the Wednesday summit in Istanbul to defend the Palestinian identity of the holy Quds frustrated the US and forced it to raise baseless allegations against Iran, Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm newspaper, said.
12/16/2017 8:52:38 PM
America's Monetary Imperialism
Rasa - In theory, the global financial system is supposed to help every country gain. Mainstream teaching of international finance, trade and “foreign aid” (defined simply as any government credit) depicts an almost utopian system uplifting all countries, not stripping their assets and imposing austerity. The reality since World War I is that the United States has taken the lead in shaping the international financial system to promote gains for its own bankers, farm exporters, its oil and gas sector, and buyers of foreign resources – and most of all, to collect on debts owed to it.
12/15/2017 6:15:52 PM
Is North Korea Really a 'State Sponsor of Terrorism'?
Rasa - President Trump announced last week that he was returning North Korea to the US list of “state sponsors of terrorism” after having been off the list for the past nine years.
12/15/2017 6:11:44 PM
Saudis Are Not Easing Yemen Blockade – What Next?
Rasa - USAID Chief Mark Green has announced some $130 million in US provided food aid is being set aside for Yemen, citing the mounting “humanitarian catastrophe.”
12/14/2017 11:24:55 PM
Is a Military Coup Against Trump in the Cards?
Rasa - In an extraordinary US Senate hearing last week, lawmakers and military officials rounded on President Trump as being a danger to world peace due to his Commander-in-Chief powers for launching nuclear weapons.
12/14/2017 11:23:25 PM
US Weapons Sales Fuel Conflict and Instability in Middle East
Rasa - The same country which insists Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Yemen’s Ansarullah, and Palestine’s Hamas must disarm, its weapons companies now claim more than half of global arms sales, raking in nearly 58 percent or $217 billion of a total $375 billion in profits.
12/14/2017 11:20:36 PM
When White People Riot: GOP Tax Reform
Rasa - White people don’t riot. At least that’s the presumption of many white Americans, especially Trump supporters whose easily provoked fears have been fomented by decades of televised civil unrest and the urban wreckage at Ferguson, Baltimore, Los Angeles, and further back, Detroit and Watts.
12/14/2017 11:18:38 PM
Middle East Subject to Upheavals Because America Is Addicted to War
Rasa - True, geo-political and social upheavals are following at a dizzying pace, but that has nothing to do with the people of the Middle East, and certainly not Iran as Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump would like to suggest.
12/14/2017 11:16:21 PM
Mocking Trump Doesn’t Prove Russia’s Guilt
Rasa - If the bloody debacle in Iraq should have taught Americans anything, it is that endorsements by lots of important people who think something is true don’t amount to evidence that it actually is true. If endorsements were the same as evidence, US troops would have found tons of WMD in Iraq, rather than come up empty.
12/12/2017 11:42:52 PM