A thread of degenerate war and military impunity links atrocities in the Vietnam and Iraq conflicts, says Martin Shaw. Go to Open Democracy for the full text.
Martin Shaw I have referred to the Gaza 'war' in my title but we might question whether it really deserves this label. Hamas have managed to kill only 6 Israeli soldiers, only 2 more than the Israelis themselves with 'friendly fire'. Their rockets have killed 3 more Israeli civilians: this side of their activity is… Continue reading Israel’s Degenerate War in Gaza
The August war in Georgia underlines the fundamental deterioration in the global political situation in the 2000s and the increasingly sharp choices facing the democratic left. The easy bit is to condemn Russian aggression against Georgian cities and there has been no shortage of Western political figures queuing up to do this. The difficult bit… Continue reading Lessons for the West from the Georgian War