Western intervention: Opening the Gates of Hell ~ Brian Heron, [BLOG] COUNTERFIRE, November 16, 2015.
What should the West do?
* Cease all intervention in the Middle East,
*accept refugees fleeing from war and
*promote reparations, argues Brian Heron.
Nabila Ramdani, a French journalist writing in the BritishObserver (15 November) reminded her readers of the French victory in football’s World Cup in the Stade de France in 1998. A team that mainly consisted of working-class boys from immigrant families won the cup for France. Ms Ramdani waxes nostalgically over the unity of the country expressed by that moment and now lost.
In 2005 the Paris (and many other French cities) ‘banlieues’ erupted. But the subjects of the riots were the alienated and disengaged youth. The political, social and psychological investigations and polls that subsequently analysed and then re-analysed these ‘eventements’ disposed of the notion that their object had anything…
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