Brendan O’Neill discusses Amnesty International’s shortsighted arms control campaign, which assumes only Western-friendly countries should have weapons; how AI enabled the “humanitarian” interventions in Kosovo and Libya; and how liberal warmongers can cause more trouble than their conservative counterparts.
Brendan O’Neill, editor of Spiked, discusses his article “Syria and the Hole at the Heart of the Arab Revolts” about the stalemated Arab spring; why the London riots are more about mindless looting than any particular political grievance; waning US influence in the Middle East, as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praises and condemns actions from afar, as a spectator; and how the lack of ideological congruence among rebels/protesters allows under-pressure despotic regimes to regroup and remain in power.
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Brendan Oâ€™Neill, editor of Spiked, discusses the failed â€œVoltaire defenseâ€ used on behalf of Islamic protesters in a British free speech case, why the Chilcot Inquiry is nothing more than non-punitive talk therapy for the state, the scapegoating of Islamic extremism for the Westâ€™s abandonment of Enlightenment ideals and how controversial speech in Britain is silenced by legislation rather than challenged by public debate.
Brendan Oâ€™Neill, editor of Spiked Online, discusses the conflict between Georgia and Russia over Ossetia, including the blame due the U.S. for supporting and arming Georgia, the hypocrisy of western leaders and media for condemning Russia while they sow catastrophe in the Balkans and Iraq, Russiaâ€™s motivation, U.S. infiltration of the region under the guise of the â€œWar on Terror,â€ and the bankruptcy of the American-Anglo empireâ€™s claim of moral authority.