A Neo-imperial Menace – The Great Game for the Middle East

A comparative study of Syria & Iraq wars, makes it evident that the cause of instability is not authoritarianism, nor radicalism in either of these states, and the entire ME region. Rather these are symptoms of a greater menace inciting them – neo-imperialism. Enough with associative-thinking  – ‘this has to be true because of this.’Continue reading “A Neo-imperial Menace – The Great Game for the Middle East”

Who Partakes in Political Violence?

Terrorism is a tactic adopted by particular groups for a political objective. The individuals that partake in this violence often exhibit common characteristics. One of these characteristics is impoverishment (Lee 2011). In parts of the world where state capacity to serve the public is low, terrorist group participation is more likely. In other words, theseContinue reading “Who Partakes in Political Violence?”

YASIIN BEY: “F*CK OFF ISIS” ON PARIS ATTACKS, IMPERIALISM AND COLONIALISM

Western countries, particularly the U.S., are directly responsible for the violence and destruction in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Yemen, from which millions of refugees are fleeing: The illegal U.S.-led invasion of Iraq led to the deaths of at least one million people, destabilized the entire region, and created extreme conditions in which militant groups likeContinue reading “YASIIN BEY: “F*CK OFF ISIS” ON PARIS ATTACKS, IMPERIALISM AND COLONIALISM”

President Bashar al-Assad on 60 Minutes

http://www.cbsnews.com/common/video/cbsnews_video.swf I’ve always believed this. The relationship between the United States of America and #Syria, & the broader Middle East, is evolving. America doesn’t really know Syria. It has always played the political game from a quieter angle, relative to let’s say for example, #Egypt under the rule of leaders like Naser & Sadat. Still,Continue reading “President Bashar al-Assad on 60 Minutes”

No End in Sight: Iraq’s Descent Into Chaos [DOCUMENTARY]

Secularizing the Conversation on the Occupation of Palestine

Secularizing the conversation on the Palestinian genocide, actually threatens the pro-Israeli argument. It has to. Israel, by nature, is a religious entity — despite efforts by any spokesperson to suggest otherwise. Secularizing the conversation on the conflict between Palestinian nationalism & international occupation, deems Israel a theocratic apartheid-state. Secularization, by nature, requires religious & cultural diversity, egalitarianism andContinue reading “Secularizing the Conversation on the Occupation of Palestine”

What exactly is democracy?

The term human rights holds no weight… It’s something I’ve learned here in America. Whether or not it applies to the rest of the world I can’t be too sure but I would give them the benefit of the doubt. Here in America where the emphasis is on individual rebelliousness people don’t have the patienceContinue reading “What exactly is democracy?”

Imposing democracy is not only an oxymoron; it doesn’t work, and it usually stems from an underlying conspiracy of colonial ambitions.

Some nation-states like the U.S. are designed for all ethnic groups, whereas countries like Armenia and France belong to particular ethnic groups of a certain language and background. The question I have is what typology of states should exist if indeed countries like the U.S., which ties its people together based on the principle ofContinue reading

Rambles

Life is not about being the best; it is about loving what you do, and doing it the way you want to do it. Events in the Middle East are so predictable. The world is so pretentious. As is America. This whole world full of people and systems and social constructs that pin us againstContinue reading “Rambles”

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