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Is public support for refugees in the UK dropping? - BBC News
A new poll indicates that support in Britain for taking in more refugees may be sliding. [...] bc people can't personalise the facts and figures. talk is only about numbers. not individual stories! the voices of refugees are not heard proportionately to what is written about "the crisis." ... rather than a task to do because the west has meddled in the middle east since WW1 in its own interest. the west supported the fall of lybian leader gaddafi, the west supported a regime change in egypt. the west looked away in Syria.
jasminrevolution  Arab-Spring  refugee  crisis  Middle  East  geopolitics  politics  Syrien  Syria  Egypt  Lybia  Libya  Muammar  Gaddafi  public  sentiment  Germany  UK  austerity  Fiscal  Pact  social  safety  net  welfare  state  Schuldenbremse 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
"After Me, The Jihad," Gaddafi Tried To Warn The West, But Nobody Listened | Zero Hedge
Before the French Revolution and its Reign of Terror, Louis XV predicted, “After me, the Deluge.” Before being overthrown, Libya’s secular dictator tried to warn the West of a new Reign of Terror, essentially foretelling, “After me, the Jihad.” This was disclosed with the recent release of phone conversations from early 2011 between Muammar Gaddafi and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Muammar  Gaddafi  jihadist  Middle  East  Libya  Lybia  ISIS  refugee  crisis  Egypt  jasminrevolution  Arab-Spring  history 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
The future of the Egyptian revolution | Books | The Guardian
Egypt may today look like a tragic example of why mass protest is doomed, but the turmoil of the five years since Tahrir Square has unleashed a will for change and a resistance to power among ordinary citizens that could yet transform the country, and maybe the world
Egypt  jasminrevolution  Arab-Spring 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Syria civil war: Russian airstrikes force 35,000 to flee - YouTube
Understanding the syrian crisis in 5 minutes - youtube.com/watch?v=-l44KUQHoVY - goes back to arab spring // is cold war, holy war, cicil war. is the culmination of middle east politics/geopolitics by the west in the making for decades. going back to ww2.
refugee  crisis  Syrien  Syria  Russia  Assad  ISIS  civil  war  Middle  East  USA  NATO  foreign  policy  foreign  affairs  foreign  relations  Iraq  Afghanistan  Iraq  Germany  European  Union  diplomacy  Sunni  Shia  war  crime  geopolitics  Arab-Spring  Lybia  Muammar  Gaddafi  Iran  Saudi  Arabia  Arab  League  Turkey  PKK  al-Qaida  Taliban  Hezbollah 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
VIDEO: ‘Days of Revolt’ With Chris Hedges: ISIS, the New Israel - Truthdig
https://youtu.be/Go5vYcrwlOM // Hedges begins by pointing out how the Sykes-Picot agreement of 1916, responsible for “carving up the Middle East and turning countries into protectorates,” has been changed only twice—once with the Israeli independence and now with Islamic State. As Hedges put it, the tactics used to redraw the map in the Middle East are both effective and familiar, including the “use of foreign money, use of foreign fighters, tactics of ethnic cleansing and terrorism and this mythical vision—in the case of Israel, the recreation of Judea and Sumeria from the Bible, and in the case of ISIS, the recreation of the seventh-century caliphate.” Alnasseri agrees, opening his response with the observation that “to understand the pheonomenon of ISIS, we need to contextualize it within the setbacks and counter-revolution against the Arab revolutions.“ [...] 'Iraq can not be re-united.'
ISIS  History  Middle  East  Iraq  Arab  League  Arab-Spring  Israel  public  awareness  public  perception  public  opinion  Drone  Strike  Drone  Warfare  military–industrial  complex  military  intervention  human  rights  war  crime  USA  UK  geopolitics  Iran  OPEC  public  debate  public  discourse  Career  Politicians  foreign  affairs  Aid  foreign  policy  foreign  relations  Afghanistan  al-Qaida  Taliban  Sunni  Shia  PKK  Turkey  Yemen  Boko  Haram  extremism  Africa  Nigeria  Syrien  Syria  Egypt  Iraq  civil  war  Assad 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
This growing migration crisis is the canary in the mine on climate change | Mahmoud Solh | Global development | The Guardian
[ its a national security issue ] Conflict in the Middle East forces people to flee, but so does drought, destroying crops and livelihoods. We must invest in science for sustainable agriculture
National  Security  food  prices  democracy  Africa  Middle  East  Arab-Spring  climate  change  climate  crisis  global  warming  drought  Eurasia  Latin  America  flash  floods  Wildfire  food  shared  economic  interest  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  carbonfootprint  carnism  Vegan  Whole  Plant  Foods  omnivore  WHO  obesity  epidemic  chronic  diseases  cancer  diabetes  western  world  China  BRIC  deforestation  Amazonas  Desertification  soil  erosion 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
ECFR's World in 30 Minutes: Refugee Crisis by ECFR
&! EU East - West divide on refugee crisis? - bit.ly/1iyR1Ut //&! [Instability in Libya contributes to the migration crisis - bit.ly/1Qs2Upt - also mentions Lybia - bit.ly/1NG5cCq "crisis everywhere" europe is engulfed and involed in their own crises: sovereign debt, refugees, brexit, grexit, Brussels, political crisis, low growth (deflation fear) ... // &! bit.ly/1OJNA9n - The 550 million dollar program launched last year to train moderate Syrian rebel forces did not bring any results. According to the White House "he [ POTUS] had never believed in the strategy, anyway". &! bit.ly/1JjNy0O &! bit.ly/1QG0bti - 'Europe is responsible for the current refugee crisis, because it supported the West’s aggressive foreign policy in the Middle East. Such a statement was made by Syrian President Bashar Assad in an interview with Russian media outlets.' // [ EU seems 2be fucked bc only NATO soldiers on ground will work. who will bite bullet first? & also HAVE TO cooperate w Assad-Regime. ]
European  Union  European  History  economic  refugee  Turkey  Lybia  Syria  Syrien  Eritrea  Boko  Haram  ISIS  Assad  Middle  East  Nigeria  Africa  geopolitics  instability  democracy  USA  UK  Iraq  War  Iraq  Afghanistan  Saudi  Arabia  Jordan  Israel  Russia  China  foreign  affairs  foreign  policy  foreign  relations  Aid  refugee  crisis  refugee  political  refugee  refugee  presidency  barackobama  military  intervention  military–industrial  complex  Intelligence  NSA  GCHQ  Drone  Warfare  Drone  Strike  Pakistan  Balkan  NATO  Roma  Egypt  Arab-Spring  Arab  League  Ukraine  Ukrain  Crimea  Crimea  Angela  Merkel  2015  Iran  United  Nations  Security  Council  United  Nations  Dictatorship  David  Cameron  political  theory  Politics  social  contract  No  Representation  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  Career  Politicians  Leadership  diplomacy  Taliban  al-Qaida  islamic  radicalism 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Michael Lüders über den Krieg in Syrien - 10.09.2015 - YouTube
- Russia about to support Assad!? If Assad falls, ISIS all across Syria. West Airstrike tactic/offinsive is only for public posturing. And Saudi Arabia is supplying ISIS. And West has a foot in Iran after atom-negotiations. Israel is another political/geopolitical/religious player. And NATO gives green light to bomb PKK which fights against ISIS. ... LOL. // ISIS, Taliban, al-Qaida is made in USA. // Europe pays price for USA foreign policy! trying to export western values and democracy into Middle East. // 20 year civil war in Middle East followed by decades of USA military intervention. // USA training fighter to fight against ISIS and Assad is not working! // Diplomacy is falling short. Especially w current sactions against Russia by West because of Ukraine/Crimea Crisis. // Complexity of situation can not be solved w bombs and military invasion ... // &! youtu.be/mLm6Yn5lrX4 - Book - Middle East history.
Saudi  Arabia  Middle  East  Syrien  Syria  Assad  Iraq  War  Afghanistan  Pakistan  Jordan  Foreign  Aid  Eritrea  Africa  history  military  intervention  military–industrial  complex  neoconservatism  neoconservatives  UK  USA  Germany  European  Union  Lybia  Egypt  Arab-Spring  food  prices  National  Security  civil  ISIS  al-Qaida  Russia  Ukraine  Ukrain  China  Turkey  Israel  Gaza-Israel  conflict  Religion  OPEC  Iran  affairs  policy  relations  Noam  Chomsky  geopolitics  Taliban  NATO  PKK  Crimea  Crisis  vladimirputin  Putin  diplomacy  refugee  2015  WW2  British  Empire  Empire  World  Police  presidency  barackobama  Career  Politicians  Machtspiele  Machtgehabe  Machtpolitik  extremism  9/11 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Getting away with it while the world’s cop is off duty | Ian Bremmer
The U.S. is willing to do less on the world stage than it has since the onset of World War Two. In the long term, this reset of foreign policy and military initiatives may yield the country a peace dividend. In the short term, there are three international issues where the situation on the ground is deteriorating rapidly and where, in the past, a U.S. president might have intervened. Let’s look at them:

[...]

... foreign policy implications of the 2012 election are virtually nil. Americans are consumed by domestic issues like the economy and unemployment.
election2012  foreign  policy  Arab-Spring  jasminrevolution  Israel  egypt  Syria  Iran  middle-east  geopolitics  foreignaffairs  USA  barackobama  hillaryclinton  presidency 
october 2012 by asterisk2a
BBC iPlayer - Wikileaks: The Secret Life of a Superpower: Episode 1
Arab Spring in 2010/11 started in Tunisia Dec 2010. 2 Weeks before Wiki Cable leak.
Cable leaks also had lots of intricate details of the relations between Egypt (Mubarak Regime) & the US. Displaying deteriorating affairs. But the Cables show also an out of touch US diplomats in Cairo. US, Barack Obama/Clinton did put themselves on the wrong side of history.
Due 2 the Cable Gate, people saw the US doing just lip service for the dictators. US Diplomats & Intelligence Service seeing one thing, knowing one thing ... and just doing the other.
Showing that the US failed on many levels on their own foreign agenda - freedom and democracy.
Al-Masri case; CIA acknowledged mistake, but pressured Germany not 2go 4 an international arrest warrant 4 CIA people involved in al-Masri abduction. Showing when key US interests are at stake, justice counts for little. The dark side of US; obstructing foreign justice, courts and criminial proceedings through politics. VERY Idealistically.
CIA  al-Masri  jasminrevolution  egypt  tunisia  foreignaffairs  diplomacy  cablegate  Arab-Spring  wikileaks 
march 2012 by asterisk2a
Massenproteste in Israel: Hunderttausende demonstrieren fr soziale Gerechtigkeit - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Politik
Es sind die größten Sozialproteste, die Israel je erlebt hat: Mehr als 250.000 Menschen sind am Samstag in Tel Aviv und anderen Städten auf die Straße gegangen. Sie fordern mehr soziale Gerechtigkeit. Regierungschef Netanjahu kündigte schnelle Reformen an.
israel  jasminrevolution  Arab-Spring  2011  youth  generationy  generation 
august 2011 by asterisk2a
Konflikt in Syrien: Westen frchtet Regime-Kollaps in Nahost - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Politik
Syriens Präsident Assad geht mit aller Härte gegen sein eigenes Volk vor, 1800 Menschen sind nach Schätzungen der Opposition bereits umgekommen. Der Westen kritisiert die Gewalt, eine militärische Intervention aber scheint ausgeschlossen - zu groß ist die Furcht vor einem Flächenbrand.
Syria  Arab-Spring  jasminrevolution  2011 
august 2011 by asterisk2a
Dubai Denies Neighbors Fuel as City Struggles to Pay Off Debt: Arab Credit - Bloomberg
questionable ability to service and repay debt.
Dubai has $16 billion of publicly held debt maturing later this year, International Monetary Fund data show. 
Dubai borrowed at least $129 billion to turn itself into a tourism, trade and financial services hub, according to Credit Suisse Group AG. It had to seek help from neighboring Abu Dhabi after the global credit crunch dragged property prices down by more than half from their peak in 2008 and forced some state- owned companies to seek changes to payments.

Fixing PricesThe U.A.E. federal government fixes retail prices for gasoline and diesel at prices that are below retailers’ costs. It has left prices unchanged this year even as crude rises to 2 1/2 year highs. Last year, the government allowed two increases in pump prices.

“There have been no price increases in the Gulf since the Mideast protests began, as governments want no cause for similar opposition at home.”
dubai  AbuDhabi  sovereign  debt  crisis  2011  contagion  creditcrunch  creditcrisis  liquidity  Arab-Spring  jasminrevolution 
june 2011 by asterisk2a
G-8-Gipfel: IWF warnt vor gigantischer Finanzlcke in Arabien - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Wirtschaft
"Die Region muss sich auf einen grundlegenden Wandel ihres Wirtschaftsmodells vorbereiten", teilte der Fonds mit - und forderte die G-8-Staaten und reiche arabische Länder auf, einzuspringen.
"In naher Zukunft muss das Vertrauen in die öleinführenden Länder wieder hergestellt werden", so der IWF. Die Staaten litten unter anderem an den weltweit steigenden Rohstoffpreisen. Länder wie Ägypten, Jordanien, Marokko, Tunesien, Syrien und der Libanon würden wegen der höheren Lebensmittel- und Energiepreise mit einem höheren Inflationsdruck zu kämpfen haben. Weil an den Finanzmärkten Unsicherheiten über die politische und wirtschaftliche Entwicklung herrsche, müsse die internationale Gemeinschaft in den kommenden 18 Monaten den Großteil der Hilfen stemmen.

Zur Unterstützung beider Länder werde die Bundesregierung noch in diesem Jahr 30 Millionen Euro einsetzen. In den nächsten Jahren sollen 100 Millionen Euro zusätzlich bereitgestellt werden.
G8  2011  Arab-Spring  middle-east  jasminrevolution  IMF  tunisia  egypt 
may 2011 by asterisk2a

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