One question that often arises in philosophical debates is, "Do the ends justify the means?" This question has become so popular that it often serves as a fulcrum for the plots of movies and television shows. Two such television shows were Leverage (2008-2012) and Damages (2007-2012)
Qatar, one of the richest countries in the world, just because it sits on massive resources, and the pariah of the international community with its alleged funding and aiding of terrorist groups in Libya and Syria, has been accused in a recent report of abusing migrant workers and having a deplorable safety record. Is this what FIFA stands for?
Do they fight for religious freedom in America? Is God in every public school? Does every military unit have a pastor or priest? Can everyone display the 10 Commandments and nativity scenes anywhere? Do they have religious parades in their cities like they did this month in St Petersburg, Russia? Are homosexuality and debauchery still sinful?
Since the fairy tale about weapons of mass destruction that can be launched against Western targets "within forty five minutes" is well past it's sell by date, the trans-Atlantic hasbara industry has dreamed up a new Grim Reaper for Syria, their latest quarry: chemical weapons.
Obama and the out of control Administration are preparing to implement their most unspeakable act of treason yet, an attack upon the American people which will shock not only America but horrify the free thinking world and it is being prepared as I write
David Cameron has questioned Sri Lanka's human rights record before the Commonwealth Summit begins on Friday, yet another example of the intrusive arrogance that goes hand-in-hand with NATO foreign policy, yet another example of sheer hypocrisy, insolence and chauvinism.
The death toll from arguably the world's worst typhoon ever to hit land at the end of last week is still not finalized, figures ranging between two and ten thousand. Yet given the degree of devastation, how many more are buried under rubble? To note, the heroic dignity of the Filipino people as another massive storm is set to strike.
After reading They Were Soldiers, which is a book about the fate of male and female soldiers who return home broken, mangled and raped, the realization strikes that without perpetual overt and covert war, the American system of governance-as it is now practiced--would collapse. That is a frightening thought
Not surprisingly, the name "Vidomègon" will probably only raise an eyebrow among readers who find the word strange, not because it describes the plight of over one hundred thousand children, mainly girls, sold into slavery, prostitution and child pornography rings from Western Africa, undergoing rape, mutilation and murder.
The recent two controversial cases about the decision of the European Commission to propose the 40% quota for women on company boards by 2020 and about the call by some female tennis players to ask men to lower their level of play from 5 sets to 3 reveals how far the contemporary campaign for gender equality has gone to the extreme
"There is, in the westernmost part of Iberia, a very strange people: they do not govern themselves nor do they allow themselves to be governed" (Roman General Galba, 3 BC to 69 ZD, speaking about the Lusitania tribes, modern Portugal). Two thousand years later, let us see how relevant are the words of Servius Sulpicius Galba.
The European Union likes to parade itself as a paragon of political correctness, the do-gooder of the international community, when in fact its policies reek of the imperialist intrusiveness practiced yesteryear by so many of its member states. The EU's illegal and unethical trade policy regarding fisheries is a prime example of this.
The mainstream media is full of stories about conflicts where NATO is involved in savage attacks against civilians, water supplies, electricity grids, schools, healthcare facilities, infra-structures, putting boots on the ground illegally in its imperialist ventures. About Africa, however, silence.