themcglynn.com

27 Aug

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

North Korea releases US prisoner

North Korea Carter Gomes  

Jimmy Carter flew to North Korean three days ago on a private mission to negotiate the release of Aijalon Gomes…………………………… 

********************* 

Chilcot inquiry ‘ignores real victims’

Iraq Body Count group claims attention paid to Iraqi casualties has been derisory …………………………………………………………….
*************************

WikiLeaks war logs posting ‘will lead to free speech ruling’

US supreme court likely to have to rule on issue of balancing national security and freedom of speech, says judge………………………… 

******************** 

Senior Republican Ken Mehlman comes out as gay

 

Disclosure by Bush 2004 campaign manager is met with criticism over party’s hostility towards gay and lesbian rights…………………………………………… 

*****************************************

 

How much proof do global warming deniers need?

Johann Hari: Everything scientists said would happen is coming to pass……………………Yet as the evidence of global warming becomes ever clearer, the momentum to stop it has died…………………… 

*********************** 

How did rebels rape 200 women just miles from UN base in Congo?

David Usborne: Agency condemns attack but struggles to justify costly mission in North Kivu that was powerless to stop sexual violence…………………………… 

*********************** 

WikiLeaks builds a legal shield in Sweden

Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, has strenuously denied the allegations made against him
BERTIL ERICSON / AP  Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, strenuously denied allegations made against him last week

 Two young Swedes hammer away at computers in a space that is part garage, part college dorm, littered with cables, Coke cans and an empty bottle of ketchup. 

It looks like an unlikely place for the US Pentagon to be worried about. 

 But this cramped room in a Stockholm suburb acts as a nerve center for WikiLeaks, the whistle-blowing website which has published thousands of secret documents on the war in Afghanistan and has promised to post many more………………………………….. 

************************************************

War on terror’ through Muslim eyes

Since al-Qaeda declared holy war against the world’s only superpower a decade ago, Washington has either been in denial or is no closer to understanding what really motivates al-Qaeda militants and its affiliates, or how to deal with them.  

Despite trillions of dollars spent and the deaths of thousands of US soldiers, al-Qaeda’s top leaders remain at large and are still claiming responsibility for attacks against Western targets, as new franchises or offshoots spring up in unlikely places.  
 
Caught in the crossfire are the world’s Muslims.   
 
In this episode, Empire looks at how al-Qaeda is perceived in the Muslim world.

Comments are closed.

© 2020 themcglynn.com | Entries (RSS) and Comments (RSS)

Global Positioning System Gazettewordpress logo