When issued with orders that they know will incur collateral damage (civilian deaths) British military personnel will be faced with either blindly following orders (à la the Nuremberg defence) or conscientious objection.
Oil is the magic active ingredient of the modern Capitalist-industrial complex, and considering that it is a depleting non-renewable fuel the need to control its diminishing sources has become the imperative cause of the superpowers.
As a cultural, historical, and religious counterbalance to European civilization we have projected onto Islam – quite literally – our worse fears on this other; we have made it our very image of evil and all things dark and fearful.
On Friday night the whole world was reminded that any city, anywhere in the world, can be made a frontline conflict zone in this new internationalised and highly ideological war.
Follow @UrFhasaidh Are we to accept that the Islamic State is now so powerful and well-established that the United States’ coalition of the righteous is powerless to dislodge it? The US and its affiliated puppet régimes were more than able to rise to Saddam Hussain and Osama Bin Laden, but now they can’t so much … Continue reading ISIS is Something Fishy in the Desert