There should be a lower intellectual level to the statements by a US Secretary of Defence.
There should be a debunking of the unethical behaviour that repeatedly state that there is only a political solution to Syria and continue to use only violence.
There should be a discussion about international law here.
There should be a discussion of what is morally defensible in this case, even assuming for the sake of argument that President al-Assad is the worst guy on earth.
Why isn’t there – after so many years and so much human suffering and destruction?
We need a very different discourse about Syria – ASAP.
Posted in Ethics and values, FN, International affairs, International law, ISIS, Media criticism, Mellemøsten, Middle East, Militarism, Militarisme, Terrorism and fearology, Terrorisme & frygtologi, The West's decline, United Nations, United States, US empire, USA, Videos, War on Terror
Tagged al Tanf, defensive and offensive, international law and Syria, Mattis, Mattis on Syria, Syria and international law, US air strikes in Syria
Udenrigsminister Anders Samuelsen siger til DR den 4. juni 2017 at det ikke dur med “dialogkaffe” når man skal bekæmpe terrorisme.
Efter at 7 mennesker er blevet dræbt i endnu et angreb i London – hvis gerningsmænd og motiver vi endnu ikke kender – mener han ifølge Ritzau/DR at der skal sættes “hårdt imod hårdt”.
Med denne tilgang – krigskaffe kunne man måske kalde den? – vil Danmark og udenrigsminister kun opnå at bidrage til mere terrorisme.
Den er helt gal i analysen af hvad problemet er, i fornægtelsen af vestverdens forkerte “krig mod terroren”, der siden 2001 har medført at 80 gange flere mennesker dør per år på kloden end før 9/11 (iflg. The Global Terror Index).
Siden 9/11 har medier og politikere kun talt om hvordan terrorhandlinger begås, hvem der begår dem og hvordan man kan gardere sig, første og fremmest ved at dræbe terrorister.
Posted in Dansk politik, Dansk udenrigspolitik, Demokratiets krise, Ethics and values, Internationalt iøvrigt, ISIS, konfliktanalyse, Mediekritik, Mellemøsten, Militarisme, NATO, Syria, The West's decline
Tagged Anders Samuelsen, Danmarks Radio, islamistisk, radikalering, Ritzau, terrorbekæmpelse, Udenrigsministeriet
This is TFF Live on Facebook – the live broadcast I do now and then because live broadcasts have a much larger dissemination than articles, images, texts and Youtube videos.
You may find more here.
I argue why I believe NATO belongs to the past and should have been dissolved when the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact dissolved in 1989.
I also say a bit about what we need instead of what I now call the North Atlantic Treaty Outdated.
I feel very strongly about this. So if you like I am very grateful if you also share this post where you can. Thanks.
Posted in Atomvåben, Defence and security, Denmark, International law, ISIS, Media criticism, Mellemøsten, Middle East, Militarism, Militarisme, NATO, Peace illiteracy, Rusland, Russia, Syria, Terrorism and fearology, Terrorisme & frygtologi, The West's decline, U.S., United Nations, United States, US empire, USA, Videos
Tagged NATO expansion, NATO new cold war, NATO outdated, NATO Stoltenberg, NATO Summit May 2017, Trump in Brussels
Here I am with my friends Donald, Bibi, Sara and Melania…
And speak a little about the stupidity of scapegoating Iran for everything, of giving Saudi Arabia even more weapons – and being bribed by it – of creating the preconditions for more warfare and about the fact that NATO is setting up shop in Kuwait and there are plans to have a Gulf NATO – something you can read much more about in my analysis Trump in Riyadh – A Gulf NATO to gang up against Iran and Syria.
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Posted in International affairs, Iran, ISIS, Middle East, Militarism, NATO, New Cold War, Peace illiteracy, Russia, Terrorism and fearology, The West's decline, Turkey, U.S., United States, US empire, Videos, War on Terror, Zeitgeist
Posted in Defence and security, Ethics and values, International affairs, International law, Intervention, Mellemøsten, Middle East, Militarism, Militarisme, NATO, Peace, Peace proposals, Syria, Terrorism and fearology, The West's decline, U.S., US empire, War on Terror, Zeitgeist
Tagged Afghanistan, Deep State, Invasion of Afghanistan, Jens Stoltenberg, military-industrial complex, NATO in Afghanistan, NATO strategy, Trump's foreign polocy, US foreign policy
I had the pleasure and honour to comment on the Iranian defence minister’s views on the nuclear deal, on a nuclear-free Middle East, terrorism and more.
Posted in Atomvåben, Defence and security, International law, Iran, Iran nuclear deal, ISIS, Mellemøsten, Middle East, Militarism, Militarisme, NATO, Non-proliferation, Peace proposals, Syria, Terrorism and fearology, Terrorisme & frygtologi, The West's decline, United Nations, US empire, USA, War on Terror
Tagged Iran's defence minister, Israel's chemical weapons, Israel's nuclear weapons
“The Debate” of April 16, 2017 on Iran’s PressTV between Richard Millett and myself is important to me.
I think it will be for you too in the sense of clarifying two approaches and positions on Syria.
Its focus is on the difference in media coverage of the terrible events in Khan Seykhoun and al-Rashideen but there is much more to it.
I’ll keep on struggling for the conflict and peace perspective against the violence perspective that sees black-and-white only and continues the seemingly eternal blame game – and thus legitimates more, rather than less, warfare.
Happy if you care to share and continue the – meta – debate!
Posted in International affairs, International law, Intervention, Media criticism, Middle East, Militarism, NATO, Negotiations, Peace illiteracy, Peace proposals, Russia, Syria, Terrorism and fearology, The West's decline, Turkey, U.S., United Nations, US empire, War on Terror, Zeitgeist
Tagged al-Rashideen, chemical attacks in Syria, Ghouta, Idlib, Khan Seikhoun, Trump's 59 Tomahawks