Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, February 5, 2013
Samir's Amin has come out with a defence of French intervention in Mali, which has surprised many of his admirers and friends.
Samir Amin, February 4, 2013
I am one of those who out of principle condemn all military interventions by Western powers in the countries of the South, these interventions being by nature subject to the requirements of the deployment of control of the planet by the capital of the monopolies that dominate the system.
Newsclick Production, January 28, 2013
Prof. Vijay Prashad discusses with Prof. Aijaz Ahmad the recent developments in the war-torn African country of Mali. On January 11 this year, the French troops launched an offensive on Mali. Prof. Prashad questions the so-called "humanitarian visions" of France and places the French bombardement in Mali in the category of "resource wars". Prof. Ahmad calls the French involvement as "an old colonial hangover" and also, a strategy of expanding the Euro-American military presence in the African continent. Is Mali another Afghanistan in the making?
Arnav, Newsclick, January 22, 2013
The French military cannot seem to stay away from Africa. Two years ago, French helicopter gunships entered the standoff in Ivory Coast and French aircraft pummelled the Libyan army.
Vijay Prashad, Newsclick, January 22, 2013
“In other days France was the name of a country. We should take care that in 1961 it does not become the name of a nervous disease.”
Courtesy: Moon of Alabama, October 30, 2012
Military intervention in foreign countries always leads to unintended consequences.
Conn Hallinan, Courtesy: Foreign Policy in Focus,August 29, 2012
The reports filtering out of Northern Mali are appalling: a young couple stoned to death, iconic ancient shrines dismantled, and some 365,000 refugees fleeing beatings and whippings for the slightest violations of Sharia law.
Yassine Temlali. Courtesy: Al Akhbar English
Algeria is coming under significant foreign pressure as it is pushed toward military intervention in North Mali in an attempt to eliminate religious movements seeking to turn the area into an Islamic Salafi emirate. These movements have begun imposing their version of Islamic Sharia rules against “the disobedient" and destroying all religious shrines they deem as blasphemous to the one God.
Newsclick Production, July 14, 2012
Nick Turse, Courtesy: TomDispatch.com, July 13, 2012
Here’s an odd question: Is it possible that the U.S. military is present in more countries and more places now than at the height of the Cold War? It’s true that the U.S.