This Is Change?
20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama's White House
By Jeremy Scahill
Obama has a momentous opportunity to do what he repeatedly promised over the course of his campaign: bring actual change. But the more we learn about who Obama is considering for top positions in his administration, the more his inner circle resembles a staff reunion of President Bill Clinton's White House.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
This Is Change?
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Why Do You Kill Zaid?
By Jürgen Todenhöfer
This advertorial was published in The New York Times by author Jürgen Todenhöfer, based on his book 'Why Do You Kill Zaid?'
.....Over the past 200 years no Muslim state has ever attacked the West. The European superpowers and the United States have always been the aggressors and not those under attack. Since the beginning of the colonial era millions of Arab civilians have been killed.
The West is clearly at the top of the league when it comes to killing, by a ratio of more than ten to one.
The current debate about the Muslim world's alleged propensity to violence is a mockery of historical facts. The West was and is much more violent than the Muslim world. The problem of our era is not the violence of Muslims but the violence of some Western countries.
To understand Muslim extremism, one has to try to see the world, at least for a moment, from the point of view of a Muslim. Our horizon is not the end of the world. A young Muslim who follows the news on television sees day after day how Muslim women, children and men are killed by Western weapons, Western allies and Western soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Lebanon, Somalia and elsewhere......
Terrorism is not a Muslim problem but a global one.....In the current debate on terrorism it is often said: "Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims." That is simply wrong.....The Muslim world is a far cry from the image depicted in the Western media.....
Nothing fosters terrorism more than the West's "war on terror"...
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About the author
Dr. Jürgen Todenhöfer (67) has been an executive at a major European media group for more than 20 years. Before that he was a member of the German parliament for 18 years and spokesman for the CDU/CSU on development and arms control.
He has written two bestsellers about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. With the proceeds he established a children's home in Afghanistan and is building a children's clinic in Congo. With the royalties from "Why do you kill, Zaid?" Todenhöfer will finance medical aid for Iraqi refugee children (IOM) and an Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation project in the Middle East (MEET).
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Rather than be disillusioned later, it is better not to have illusions now! . . . .