Contradiction in rhetoric and action is a pretty standard feature of foreign policy for countries around the world. We were reminded of that this week; while President Obama and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton were giving speeches about how Egypt‘s President Hosni Mubarak should listen to the demands of his people, Mubarak’s army was flying American-made jets over protests [...]
March 2, 2010 1 Comment
Thousand of troops are being deployed to different parts of Chile, a country recently ravaged by a massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake, to try to prevent looting and criminal acts, Al Jazeera reports.
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Haiti. Just mentioning the country’s name makes people stop and listen, and hope what they hear is, for a change, good news. But there isn’t much in Haiti. People are dying preventable deaths, children are dying from broken bones. There is a lack of food, water and shelter for the Haitians.
Jan. 8, 2009 Leave a Comment
A couple of days ago a ceasefire was announced so aid could be given to the scores of injured civilians in Gaza. The UN came in to give aid, but announced today that they would pull out workers after some were killed by Israel airstrikes and tank fire.