As soon as countries acknowledged that groups were different from them ... they found themselves confronting a new kind of phantom violence: conflict with unidentified persons and invisible terrorists.
The meeting of the European ministers of interior and justice on the eve of the big Paris rally and the announcement of American President Barack Obama’s intention to call for an international summit to discuss the situation of the war on terrorism all reinforces returning once again to the atmosphere which prevailed [Read more]
It is essential to work toward a ceasefire in Syria in order to ease tension in the region.
On Dec. 9, the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee exposed the executive summary of a report on the detention and interrogation program developed and implemented by the Central Intelligence Agency during George W. Bush’s presidency, resulting from the attack on the twin towers in September 2001. The brutality of the [Read more]
<i>The practice of torture has discredited the U.S. because it allowed the enemy to incite it to throw its own moral standards overboard. But fundamental rights must also apply to the enemy.</i>
Terrorism is propaganda — communication with real dead people, preferably in public view. In this sense, Sept. 11, 2001 [Read more]
Last Tuesday, on the eve of World Human Rights Day, a report was published in the United States concerning the interrogation methods employed by the CIA after the September 2001 attacks.
The findings on how torture was systematically used on prisoners accused of belonging to al-Qaida are scandalous: they were [Read more]
Convinced of its superiority, the American administration bit off more than it could chew and is now lost.
America’s hegemonic ambitions encourage volatile situations.
The United States has been intervening militarily in the Middle East for almost 11 years in small intervals. More than a decade has passed since the campaign was declared against terrorist organizations and the governments that fund and support them. Part of this has been sustained by the hazy existence of al-Qaida, [Read more]
No matter how you relate to radical Islamic movements, there is an incontestable fact: These forces emerged as a radical reaction to Western expansion and the politics of Israel and pro-Western Arab regimes.