The BBC: Israel’s Guard Dog in Gaza

This piece began life as an article on the topic of Gaza, but after staring at my screen for 20 minutes, my face as blank as the Microsoft Word document in front of me, it evolved into something else.

Trawling through the internet, reading article after article about the missile strikes on UN buildings, the deliberate targeting of children playing football on the beach, and the deaths of 25 members of the same family, it has left me feeling both numb and redundant.

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USA: An Obstacle to World Peace, Not a Threat

A few days ago Worldwide Independent Network and Gallup released the results of a survey that they had recently conducted. It was an annual end of year survey in which residents in over 60 countries were asked a variety of questions. One of these questions was “Which country do you think is the greatest threat to peace in the world today?”. For anyone with a sense of humanity and decency the result should not be that shocking, yet the internet is buzzing with stories and articles in relation to the results of this survey. I was not at all surprised to see that the United States of America came top of the list. I expect many people assumed there would be a similar outcome. The results of the poll show that 24% of those surveyed believe that the US are the greatest threat in this world.

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