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It takes a liar…

There is a saying, and a song by the American rock group “Taking Back Sunday”, that it takes a liar to know a liar. In the case of Oliver North, the newly elected president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), in 1987 he lied to congress about his role in the Iran-Contra scandal. In 1989 he was convicted of obstructing the work of Congress More...

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By Ingrid Eckerman On Monday, April 30th, 2018
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Till moderater inför debatten 17 maj: Utvisa inte ungdomar på grund av rättsosäkra åldersbedömningar!

Följande brev har av medlemmar i nätverket Stoppa utvisningarna av afghanska ungdomar! skickat till alla moderata riksdagsledmöter: “Jag skriver till dig som moderat riksdagsledamot. Din partikollega Finn More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Saturday, April 28th, 2018
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Meanwhile in Yemen…

The episode in early April of a poison gas attack in Douma, a city near Damascus, that led to a measured missile attack by the U.S., Britain and France, has understandably been the focus of media attention for the More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Monday, April 9th, 2018
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Isolating Qatar

On June 5, 2016 Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain began a boycott of its Gulf neighbor Qatar, the richest country in the world, cutting off land and air travel over their space. No doubt the same countries that More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
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No Alibi for Tit for Tat

The Saudi-led bombing campaign of Yemen has entered its fourth year with no end in sight. The humanitarian crisis created by the bombing runs is one of the worst in the world, so bad that the UN has just asked donors More...

By Ingrid Eckerman On Monday, March 26th, 2018
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Riksdagsledamot: Ska du rösta ja eller nej?

Två viktiga omröstningar väntar dig som riksdagsledamot: Amnesti för ensamkommande flyktingungdomar den 28 mars och den nya gymnasielagen något senare. Det är framför allt de ca 12 000 utvisningshotade afghanska More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Saturday, March 24th, 2018
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Washington, Jefferson, Trump, Bin Salman

The Saudi Crown Prince and de facto owner-in-chief of the kingdom’s vast oil wealth and investments visited President Trump at the White House on Tuesday, but he was not alone. Looking down from portraits on the More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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Nikki Haley’s Uncomfortable Ignorance about Yemen

In Saturday’s New York Times the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, offered what she referred to as “The U.N.’s Uncomfortable Truths about Iran.” Iran is singled out for rebuke as “destabilizing More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Monday, February 19th, 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s Filthy Lucre

“Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.” (Titus 1:11) Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have pledged to provide over More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Sunday, February 4th, 2018
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Yemen’s Heritage at Risk

The relentless bombing campaign and human rights violations in Yemen on all sides have led to one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world.  There is another aspect of the conflict that should not be forgotten. More...