LIBYA: THE MILITARY OPTION,
US INTERESTS AND DEMOCRACY THAT DOES NOT PAY
ORIGINS OF IRAQI CHAOS
On May 1, 2003, while on the air-carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, the then president of the United States, George W. Bush, held a speech on Iraq and pronounced the following phrase, two words that made history: “Mission accomplished”. The war had started with the invasion of March 19, 2003, the enemy had been defeated, Saddam Hussein had fled, the Americans, and those who supported them, had won...
FUTURE BRIMMING WITH DRONES
Today we live in a world where war becomes technology, thus overcoming the classical clash between men and armies; where everything is global and there is no geographical limitations; no differences between the public and private role; where cause and effect take place within the span of a handful of seconds; where interests – be they political, commercial, military or security driven – justify the meddling in the interior affairs of other nations: we live in a drone's world. The drone (which technically goes by the acronym UAV, meaning “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) observes, intercepts, follows, listens, sometimes jams communications, but mostly shoots and kills, all the while subjecting those who direct its actions to a near-to nonexistent risk...