Archive for the ‘patrick cockburn’ Category

WITH WIKILEAKS, JULIAN ASSANGE DID WHAT ALL JOURNALISTS SHOULD ASPIRE TO DO

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

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PEOPLE ARE MORE FRIGHTENED OF CORONAVIRUS THAN THEY NEED TO BE, BUT THE CULPRIT IS NOT WHO YOU THINK

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

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CHINA’S CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK REMINDS ME OF THE IRISIH POLIO EPIDEMIC I SURVIVED

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

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THIS BATTLE FOR MOSUL WILL NOT BE THE LAST

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

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THE END OF IRAQ

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

In his new book, The Jihadis Return: ISIS And The New Sunni Uprising, Patrick Cockburn analyses the unfolding of one of the West’s greatest foreign policy debacles and the rise of the new jihadis. Below is an extract. Iraq has disintegrated. Little is exchanged between its three great communities - Shia, ...

ONLY A PEACE CONFERENCE CAN STOP FURTHER BLOODSHED

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

By Patrick Cockburn American, British and French air strikes by planes or missiles look probable in retaliation for the  alleged use of poison gas by the Syrian army against people in rebel-held areas of Damascus. Controversy rages about whether or not this is the right thing to do, an argument colored ...

GADDAFI IS LIKELY TO FALL, BUT WHAT NEXT?

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

In the next few weeks Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is likely to lose power. The forces arrayed against him are too strong. His own political and military support is too weak. The US, Britain and France are scarcely going to permit a stalemate to develop whereby he clings on to ...

NOTCH UP ANOTHER DISASTER FOR ISRAEL’S WELL-OILED PROPAGANDA MACHINE

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

The more the Israeli spokesmen feel they are doing a fine job justifying their attack on the Gaza aid convoy, the more harm they are doing to Israel - and the more likely the perpetrators will endlessly repeat their acts of violence and injustice. By author and Middle East correspondent ...

IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION: THE GREATEST FRAUD IN U.S. HISTORY?

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Between US$50 billion and $125 billion is said to have been misused in the US-directed effort to reconstruct Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein. Or as Middle East correspondent Patrick Cockburn says, "Despite the vast sums expended on rebuilding by the US since 2003, there have been no cranes ...