While the US (and the West) makes so much noise about the threat of terrorism, the fact is the number of people killed in gun violence is nearly 1000 times more than those killed in terrorist acts yet hardly anyone talks about gun control.
Al Jazeera tries to project itself as the voice of the Arab street but in reality it is an echo chamber for Western propaganda.
The Najdi Bedouins, their Arabian allies and the corporate Western media project the Yemenis’ struggle as being limited to the Zaydis of the north is meant to delegitimize it. The struggle is to reclaim Yemen’s sovereignty.2
Long-time subscriber, Ahmed Abdul Rahman lauds Crescent’s in-depth analysis that is lacking in other media outlets.
Dissenting voices against the surge and futility of war were heard from the antiwar movement but these are largely confined to the internet...
For Muslims, 1999 arrived with mayhem and bloodshed, not very different from the previous year. First, there was the four-day slaughter in Iraq which was euphemistically described as the ‘fireworks display over Baghdad’ by Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s latest darling from the scene.
Will the American killing- machine ever be satisfied? How long must the entire world remain hostage to the American ambition for supremacy and its reckless quest for power? Even the dreaded monster in children’s fairy-tales retreats to his cave once he has kidnapped a child from a nearby village.