Friday, February 26, 2021
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Libya poised for return of tribal savagery

As I noted in my column last week, the end of Moammar Gadhafi is the opening act of a new cycle of vendetta, power...
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New cycle of tribal culture awaits Libya

The brutal end of Moammar Gadhafi was foretold. It is an end that despots want to cheat, and some do, as Stalin and Mao did....

Israel: Decades-old conflict not about to cease

Since 9/11, western powers have behaved more or less like Prince Hamlet, conflicted by doubts and stalemated by niceties that barely register with those...

When Churchill stood up to Hitler

On May 10, 1940, Neville Chamberlain reluctantly stepped down as prime minister of Britain and handed the keys for 10 Downing Street to Winston...

World teeters as past mistakes repeated

As 2011 ends it might well be remembered as “annus horribilis” or the horrible year. The March tsunami that overwhelmed Japan demonstrated nature’s immense power...

Karzai’s idiocy ignited Afghan fury

The world of Islam and Muslims is no more singular and uni-dimensional than is, or was, the world of Christianity. This needs ...

Benghazi cover-up Obama’s Watergate?

Forty years ago U.S. President Richard Nixon was re-elected with a lopsided 520 electoral college votes over his Democratic opponent, Sen. George McGovern. It...

There is power in the wink of a column

Words cannot contend with the instant, electronically transmissible pictures from around the world available to us. In another age — now increasingly remote from our...

Arab convulsion grips Syria

The unfolding violence in Syria should finally put an end to the illusion fostered in the West that ‘Arab Spring’ was ringing in freedom...

Peace eludes Mideast 30 years after Anwar Sadat’s murder

Thirty years ago on Oct. 6, 1981, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt was gunned down on the reviewing stand of a military parade by...

Women continue to pay the price

A year ago on Dec. 17, 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi, a Tunisian street vendor, set himself on fire in despair with poverty and absence of...

Egypt is bruised, but not broken

History lessons are useful, and when events are in flux it is the past that can shed light on what the future might hold. Autocracies,...

Pakistan practically an enemy state

Last week I wrote Pakistan is the centre of the global-jihad complex and, in effect, is practically an enemy state at war with the...

Immigration isn’t just about numbers

The big issue in Canada, as in other western liberal democracies, next to the economy is immigration. It is of concern to everyone, yet...

West given rosy view of Islamism

Ten years after 9/11, it could be said there is far less clarity of understanding about Islamism and Islamist terrorism than there was in...