Monthly Archives: February 2016

Blood Year: David Kilcullen on the failures of the war on terror

“Peace is not something you wish for; it’s something you work, for, hope and dedicate to.”

The International Correspondent: Journalism for Peace (Peace Pursuit)

David Kilcullen is one of the world’s most influential experts on counterinsurgency and military strategy. He was senior advisor to General David Petraeus in 2007 and 2008, when he helped to design and monitor the Iraq War coalition troop ‘Surge’. He was then appointed special advisor for counterinsurgency to U S Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice. Before this, he was chief strategist in the Counterterrorism Bureau of the US State Department, and he has also advised the UK and  Australian governments, NATO and the International Security Assistance Force. He is a former Australian Army officer and the author of three books.

His latest is called “Blood Year: Islamic State and the Failures of the War on Terror”.

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Exploiting Islamic religious divide (by Gwynne Dyer)

The International Correspondent: Journalism for Peace (Peace Pursuit)

Last Thursday, there were 16 bomb blasts in Baghdad (72 people killed, 217 injured). On Friday, two big car bombs in Damascus killed 40 people and injured 150. Even for Iraq, where there are suicide bombs every week, that is impressive. For Syria, these were the first terrorist attacks after eight months of non-violent protests. In both cases, however, perfectly sane people suspect that the government itself was behind the attacks.

Dec 29, 2011

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Looking back over four years it’s so sad to see how the situation in Syria could have gotten to the disaster it is today. And the world leaders did so little (effectively) in that time!

“Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s link hands and march into a new tomorrow, a better and brighter future. TOGETHER we can do it”

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I’m for Peace!

The International Correspondent: Journalism for Peace (Peace Pursuit)

Some interesting points and I see this opinion piece in the New Zealand Herald by Juliet Moses generated quite a bit of debate!

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“Together, one mind, one life , one heart, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of a better and brighter tomorrow.”
Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand


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First Person: How This Palestinian Made Friends With Israelis