Browsing All posts tagged under »Civil Unrest«

Most Americans Believe 2nd Revolution Imminent; Riots in Britain Tell Us Europe May Get There First

August 9, 2011

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The Arab Spring may be a precursor to the European Fall – in all senses of the term.  The current riots in London and other metro areas of Britain attest to the anger of the restive underclass. Earlier this year, the disruptions just prior to the April wedding of Kate and William, a political group […]

Arab Spring Spreads to Spain

May 21, 2011

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We have no option but to vote for the two biggest parties in…, who are more or less the same. They are unable to solve any problem, it is just a nest of corruption. Is this the opinion of a frustrated American?  No.  It comes out of Spain where the capitol, Madrid, now sees protesters […]

Anarchists in Britain Rival the Passion of al Qaeda – Threaten Royal Wedding

April 1, 2011

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How do you like your revolutions: rare, medium rare or well done?  Death by Anglo-Saxon or al Qaeda?  There are lots of choices out there these days.  Sorting them out and coping with the fallout takes all available government personnel, reducing government bureaucracies in the west  to police functions and military functions and head of […]

Staging a Riot – Positions Please – Let the Photographers and Journalists Through

March 28, 2011

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Here is how just a few out of control people can grab maximum attention – a single photograph is all it takes .  One wonders if there are photographers/journalists sympathetic to their cause among the press corps surrounding and weaving through such events. The actions of these more violent protesters at times appear carefully staged […]

Britain Joins Middle East in Unrest as Anarchists Hijack Peaceful Demonstration

March 26, 2011

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With a royal wedding 4 weeks away, British citizens erupted into a flurry of violence  in London today that presages the promised civil disruption planned the actual day of the nuptials. The Daily Mail summed up today’s violence in London succintly: Hooded anarchists attack London landmarks linked to luxury and wealth Welcome to the first […]

Chinese War Ship Waited Off Shore While 36,000 Chinese Nationals Were Evacuated from Libya

March 14, 2011

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The upheaval in Libya brought the surprise of 36,000 of their people working there in construction and in the oil fields.  But in this global spread, there are risks for China and its much heralded role of leader of the third world: Thirsty for oil and other raw materials needed to fuel its breakneck development, […]

Libya Bombs Cits. US and UN Forces May Have Legitimate Basis to Attack Gaddafi

March 2, 2011

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Here in the US, we awoke to the disturbing news that Libya’s government forces have bombed its own citizens in the town of  al-Brega  in the rebel-held eastern part of the country. [CNN]  Surely the US and the UN cannot stand by and allow this to happen.  There may be legitimacy in their taking action.  […]