The only real hope that exists for lasting peace is to strengthen the Afghan government and its institutions, not undermine them.
Posts Tagged: Al Qaeda
Rashad Ali: In Syria, Iraq and, yes, Iran, there is rejoicing at the death of Solemani – terrorist and war criminal
The death toll that can be laid at his feet is far greater than that attributable to ISIS and Al Qaeda.
They have spent their lives attacking the people who risk their lives trying to protect us from evil and dangerous people. And they lie as they try to cover their tracks.
John Jenkins: Too many excuses are made for Iran – especially by the EU. We must get real, stand with America, and take decisive action.
I’m glad to see we’ve now had the guts to stop a tanker we believe is smuggling Iranian oil in defiance of sanctions on Syria.
She could give us invaluable insights into jihadi recruitment techniques, and if deradicalised become a valuable asset.
The Prime Minister faces a difficult afternoon – but will be aided by the unwillingess of Tory backbenchers to line up with Jeremy Corbyn.
She will be feeling a hand of history on her shoulder, and wondering if the other holds a knife at her back.
Prejudice against Israelis is often a gateway to prejudice against Jews in general, as seen in the spike of anti-Semitic incidents after the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict.
The Crown Prince will need all of his skills to balance the demands of tribal court politics while driving social and economic modernisation.
As a permanent member of the Security Council and close ally to all members of the Coalition, it is in a perfect position to do so.
Recently, May said “Enough is enough”. Yesterday, terrorist flags were brandished in London. She lacks credibility.
The Prime Minister cannot expect to be taken seriously if she lets supporters of Hezbollah openly boss London’s streets.
Nor should we indulge the murderer’s view of himself as being motivated by ideology. He was evil, and his final act was to spit in the face of God.
That the pursuit of Farron was legitimate doesn’t mean that they, or anyone else, should feel happy about it – or the bigger trends of which it was part.
Martin Parsons: For Syria to have a future, the West must stop jihadist genocide as well as Assad’s war crimes
Action must go beyond ISIS to prevent other, similarly-minded, jihadist groups prospering.
Let’s hope that Trump’s missile strikes on the Assad regime work. But May and her government must be a force for restraint if they don’t.