How is the Saudi regime, a supposedly key component of the international coalition against Islamic State, complete with its routine beheadings and draconian subjugation of women and gays, qualitatively different from IS?
  • How does the Saudi regime continue to substantially fund Al Qaida, the Taleban and now Islamic State yet still be courted as a key player in the international coalition against Islamic terror?

  • How does Israel, with its relentless occupation of Palestinian land and its regular slaughter of Palestinian civilians differ from the brutality of Islamic State jihadists?

     

  • How is the United States of America's latest military campaign, its third military incursion into Iraq in twenty years, using a deadly array of killer drones, tomahawk missiles and precision bombing, substantially different from the barbarism of the Islamic State fighters?

  • How is Britain, with its centuries of colonial occupation and imperialist meddling, its concentration camps, its punitive divide-and-rule policies, and its post-colonial cravings for big power status, in any way different to the global ambitions of an Islamic State caliphate?

  • How is the current government of Iraq, with its murderous Shia dominated sectarianism, substantially different to the old sectarian brutality of Saddam's Baathist regime, a regime whose overthrow by US and British imperialism created the vacuum in which Islamic State jihadists can operate?

  • How can the US pretend to have created an international coalition against IS when the UN Security Council has been totally by-passed and three of the world's big powers; China, Russia and India are not part of that coalition?

  • How can the US claim to have a coherent foreign policy when it was instrumental in arming and financing the largely secular Saddam regime as a bulwark against Iranian Shia regional ambitions, only to end up overthrowing Saddam and installing a pro- Iranian Shia dominated government?

  • In the One Hundred Year anniversary of the start of WW1 is the unravelling of the Arab dictatorships merely unfinished business from the ruins of global war between rival empires, a war which resulted in the total collapse and dismemberment of the ancient Ottoman Empire?

  • Can the medieval fascist concept of a world-wide Islamic Caliphate be bombed out of existence by the self-appointed US/UK world policeman ?

  • Has the rise of 21st century Islamism any correlation to the global defeat of 20th century world socialism?

  • Last Updated ( Tuesday, 22 May 2018 07:27 )