Look at the impact protests in the Middle East have had on the world. Now take a look at Occupy. What does the latter have to show but incessant claims of police "brutality" (remember, perspective here --Time's throwing them in with people who rebelled and ousted Gaddafi), and evictions from parks which now look like barren wastelands?
TORONTO - A Canadian woman being held in Mexico over an alleged plot involving Moammar Gadhafi's son will have to stay in jail for another 40 days.Cynthia Vanier's father John MacDonald said Wednesday...
Does Assad have a date with the war crimes tribunal at the Hague awaiting him if he quits? Probably not if he leaves willingly. Almost certainly if he's forced out -- and isn't assassinated. The choice is his, but don't hold your breath for our sort of democracy to come to Syria after Assad.
Since Syrian crimes can be classified as "crimes against humanity" especially because they are state policy, why has Right to Protect not been invoked by the international community nor has reasonable action been undertaken by the Security Council and the ICC? The answer is simple: politics and personal interest.
Without exception, it is believed that the atrocities committed by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his regime are far worse than those of Muammar Gaddafi. The UN estimates more than 3,500 people have been murdered; tens of thousands have vanished and are believed to be incarcerated.
Canada charged into a military mission with no guarantee about which of our enemies might ultimately run Libya as a base targeting Canadians. Muslim Brotherhood? Al-Qaeda? Iran? Sudan? Some combination? And to reinforce the risks, we supported international funding of Libya's new jumble of leadership, a leadership that is proving sympathetic to Sharia impositions.
Unless Western powers, and not a ragtag group of rebels, are prepared for an on-the-ground invasion, we will continue to merely deplore what the Syrian regime is doing against its people.
In my blog about Yemen, published by the Huffington Post dated Sept. 28, I said, "Saleh will offer some real concessions which will stop short of his relinquishing power. Unless, of course, there is s...
True democracy and Sharia law are irreconcilable. Women are officially inferior. Apostasy -- the changing of religions, or abandoning Islam for Christianity -- is a crime. And running a country with a banking system that allows no interest payments poses problems on the international stage.
From Prime Minister Stephen Harper: Today, Canadians join with the Libyan people in celebrating the liberation of their country. The Libyan people have courageously risen up against decades of tyranny...
Canada will focus on rebuilding and developing Libya's economy and supporting democratic development now that NATO's mission is drawing to an end, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Saturday. "...
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the alliance has made a preliminary decision to end its Libyan mission at the end of the month. "We agreed that our operations are very close to comp...
Had the captors of Gaddafi arrested the butcher of the Libyan people and subjected him to a public trial, I would have said the Arab Spring has blossomed and that rule of law, the essence of contemporary civilization, had finally arrived for the Arabs to savor.
Barack Obama refused to take the lead, but offered support if other countries bit the bullet, so to speak, and led the way. Our politial leaders insisted we were shooting up Libya to protect civilians, not in an effort to replace Gaddafi's oppressive regime. Nonsense, but that's international diplomacy.
Libyans living in British Columbia are joining in celebrations around the world following the death of Moammar Gadhafi. The former Libyan dictator died in a firefight with revolutionary troops in his...
Libya's interim government claims it has captured Mutassim Gadhafi, the fifth son of deposed leader Moammar Gadhafi, as he tried to flee the city of Sirte, some reports said Wednesday. Mutassim Gadha...
Arab nations that succeed in overthrowing their dictators have to ensure that any future presidents, whether civilian or military, are never allowed to appoint their sons to vital positions, especially any military or police or security ones.
As Stephen Harper praised the efforts of the Canadian military in Libya, Moammar Gadhafi called on his remaining forces to continue the fight against the rebels. Harper said Canada punched above its w...
OTTAWA - Libya's new government now has an official representative at the country's embassy in Ottawa.The Foreign Affairs Department has formally accredited Abubaker Karmos as interim charge d'affaire...
The inner circle of Gaddafi is fraying and the news of Abdessalam Jalloud's defection must be heartening for the opposition. Although it is a significant psychological gain, one wonders why some of the big fish in the inner circles of defeated tyrants make their moves so late in the game.
Libyan rebel fighters have taken control of large swaths of the capital, Tripoli, further weakening longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi's faltering regime. Rebels moved through the capital city to the ce...