A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


My Progress column this week is about the conflict between Israel and Hamas: http://www.progressonline.org.uk/2012/11/21/rocket-science/


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I personally think the involvement of the west into middle eastern affairs is somewhat futile.

This whole region and much of Africa looks as if its descending into civil war. The more we involve ourselves the worse it gets. In some respects we are to blame for much of it but I'm not sure we can resolve it.

Having served in numerous war zones in.these areas you get to understand the various rival factions. Undermine one faction and you simply allow another one to fill the vacuum.

How much misery have all these wars caused, look at the carnage left behind our attempts to install democracy, supporting vile dictators for our own needs.

In the end this carnage is coming home in the form of extremism and terror. They hate us for what we have done and who can blame them.

I personally feel the west needs to stop getting involved and simply offer help in.the form of aid and creating safe areas to protect civilians. If we continue to take sides in the end we are going to lose.

11:23 am, February 09, 2013


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