If the West didn't fuel civil wars with arms (& bombs), perhaps they wouldn't need to cry crocodile tears when refugees start to flood out of those war zones? On a side note, once in a while, it's helpful to remember that China isn't the only society being demonized by the western media. … [Read more...] about Good video on myths about “Syrian” refugees
Joshua Goldstein wrote a whole book to explain that our world today, despite the seemingly endless number of crisis, is in fact the least brutal it has ever been. He concluded with empirical evidence that U.N. peacekeepers, as neutral third parties on the ground, have been stopping tribal factions from fighting and escalating violence. That form of humanitarian intervention … [Read more...] about Syria, Resolution 2042, a true win for humanitarian intervention
In the spirit of bridging understanding, reader westiseast responded to my request to give a quick analysis on why he thought there is "zero balance whatsoever" (refer to his original comment as it was a bit more nuanced) in the Chinese press. After all, we frequently criticize the Western press on this blog, it only seem fair we look at the Chinese press too. To give this … [Read more...] about Reader westiseast’s claim of “zero balance whatsoever” in Chinese media
Below are two reports filed on February 4, 2012 on the conflict within Syria. One by Russia Today and the other by BBC. With President Obama saying "regime change," I think it is clear if the U.N. resolution was passed, Syria would be attacked by NATO - like what happened recently to Libya. More striking than anything else, these two reports show journalism is not about … [Read more...] about On Syria, Russia Today vs. BBC.