• How Afghanistan became a NATO war

    Published on : 05 01 2011

    The official line of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), the NATO command in Afghanistan, is that the war against Afghan insurgents is vital to the security of all the countries providing troops there.


  • Israel’s genocidal aggression on Gaza revisited

    Published on : 29 12 2010

    The Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip two years ago, which lasted for three weeks, was pornographically criminal and graphically genocidal. Israel knowingly and deliberately targeted innocent civilians, including children, using state-of-the-art machines of death.


  • 2011: Time for a Palestinian state?

    Published on : 23 12 2010

    If you can’t beat them…try going it alone. That seems to be the new motto in the Palestinian camp. The idea is to get the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders. Intense diplomacy is underway to get member states to onboard with the idea – so far a handful of […]


  • Is Afghanistan History Repeating Itself?

    Published on : 19 12 2010

    I don’t really want to get into the world of politics with this blog but I Royal Horse Artillery escaping from an Afghan attack came across something today which is one of those coincidences where history repeats itself – or at least it could.


  • Hamas: Here to stay

    Published on : 15 12 2010

    “The bottom-line: The fact that hundreds of thousands of Palestinians showed up for Hamas’s annual anniversary in Gaza on Tuesday is a clarion testimony that Hamas is here to stay, regardless of Israeli and American wishful thinking.”


  • Rabbis say ‘no housing for Arabs’

    Published on : 12 12 2010

    Hundreds of Israeli rabbis have signed a religious edict forbidding Jews from renting or selling homes or land to Arabs and other non-Jews. The public letter instructs Jews to “ostracise” those who disobey the order, which is widely viewed as an attack on the country’s Palestinian citizens.


  • The Signs in the Heavens and on the Earth

    Published on : 08 12 2010

    Assume that you are going to set up a big city by bringing millions of Lego pieces together.  Let there be in this city skyscrapers, twisting roads, railway stations, airports, shopping malls, subways and also rivers, lakes, forests and a beach.  Let there also be living in it thousands of people wandering in its streets, […]


  • The truth behind America’s love affair with Israel

    Published on : 21 11 2010

    America loves Israel. This love is unconditional, perhaps even eternal, and is expressed in countless ways. Presidents come and go, politicians live and die, and people spend their lives, but the love outlasts them all. Those who try to explain America’s unflinching support for Israel will ache and strain to see it change, somehow, or […]


  • The Purpose of the Hajj

    Published on : 16 11 2010

    Throughout human history, people have been assembling for various purposes. Commercial, cultural, political, and recreational purpose have drawn millions. But nothing compares to the Hajj – a spiritual gathering is like nothing else on Earth.


  • Labbayk Allahhumma Labbayk (Here I am, O Allah, Here I am)

    Published on : 11 11 2010

    Imagine this scenario as you play it in your mind, this is not a scene from a movie but a true story that took place several centuries ago in the vast unending desert, under scorching heat, in a barren land with no inhabitants, no signs of civilization, cultivation or water. On the command of Allah, […]