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RedBedHead: Gaza & The Not So Slow Decline Of Israel

Not alone any more: Egyptian protestors in Tahrir last year In some ways what just went down in Gaza was business as usual. Israel provoked a mini-war with Gaza killing a leading Hamas politician (who was, in fact, the chief negotiator for a long term ceasefire with Israel) after engaging in its “normal” policies of ...

RedBedHead: Republican Contest: Battle Of The Scumbags

Where do they dig up these cretins? I mean, is it really possible that in the 21st century these guys can be the front runners of one of America’s two mainstream parties to be the next president? Seriously? On the bright side, I can’t see how the Republicans can possibly win the White House with ...

RedBedHead: Egypt: Even Obama Knows The Military Are Toast

It’s possible that the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, the military junta that has ruled Egypt since Hosni Mubarak was overthrown last February, will regain the initiative but it will be very difficult. After months of whittling away at the momentum and morale of the revolutionary movement with arrests, torture and the suppression of ...

Excited Delirium: WWIII: War on Syria Begins With No-Fly Zone

The announcement of a no-fly zone over Syria pushes the world closer to the brink of WWIII.

RedBedHead: US Sacrificed Aid Agencies That Help Children To Kill Bin Laden

If you ever had any doubt that the hunt to locate and then kill Osama bin Laden was about anything other than vengeance and demonstrating to the world that Captain USA always gets his man, this latest revelation ought to dispel that. First, it was revealed by the UK Guardian newspaper in July that the ...

RedBedHead: Nobody Says "F*** You" Like Israel

As vile and racist as the regime is, you have to give them points for sheer chutzpah. Having denounced the Palestinians at the UN for not being serious about peace, Israeli PM Netanyahu has agreed two days later to build another 1,100 illegal buildings in occupied East Jerusalem. Of course, this has always been the ...

RedBedHead: Pakistan: When Thieves Fall Out

As Neil Sedaka once crooned “breaking up is hard to do”, especially when you’re a superpower who needs the help of an unstable and corrupt government to have any chance of defeating an insurgency. It looks like the USA is just beginning to figure out what an ugly break-up between a couple of nuclear powers ...

RedBedHead: I Refuse To Read 9/11 Memorial Coverage

If you’re reading this right now you are doing something that I have refused to do: read any coverage or analysis of 9/11. I am boycotting the wall to wall coverage – the pull-out specials in the newspapers, the live coverage of ceremonies at ground zero (I assume there are ceremonies but I haven’t been ...

RedBedHead: Taliban Makes Itself Popular By Killing NATO-Backed Crooks

I’m sure there will be paeans of praise for the now late mayor of Kandahar, particularly in the North American median. The Globe & Mail, for instance, suggests that Mayor Ghulam Haidar Hamidi was a reformer who was trying to root out corruption. However, it seems that local Afghans didn’t feel the same, and saw ...

RedBedHead: The Disaster That Is Afghanistan

This week’s slaying of Ahmad Wali Karzai, brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai and a warlord/mobster with extensive power in Southern Afghanistan is a reminder that NATO and the Americans haven’t got the situation in Afghanistan under control. Not by half. That they needed to rely upon a man with money in drugs, corruption, influence ...