Trump’s missile attack on Syria – was he right to do so?

April 7, 2017 Jake Beaumont 0

US President Donald Trump has recently authorized a direct missile attack targeting Syria’s military infrastructure. News sources say 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles were launched towards the Sharat airbase near Homs.  This location allegedly housed the airplanes which carried out the chemical attacks. The decision was made following Assad’s alleged use of banned […]

The treatment of women in Saudi Arabia

March 17, 2017 Jake Beaumont 0

Following the humorous, yet chilling reality of the first all-male ‘Girls Council‘ in the province of Qassim, it seemed pertinent to write up a basic primer outlining the rights, or lack thereof, afforded to women living in the KSA – Canada’s biggest trading partner in the Middle-East. Indeed, Prime Minister […]

Why Trump is right to maintain distance from Iran

February 14, 2017 Jake Beaumont 1

“Islam wants to conquer the whole world.” This is not a quote muttered by Al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS or by al-Zawahiri the leader of Al-Qaeda. Rather, it was said by Ayatollah Khomeini; the former supreme leader of Iran, who’s warning we should certainly heed, as his successor Khameini has […]

Trump and Trudeau’s foreign policy, how do they line up?

January 18, 2017 Jake Beaumont 0

Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau are two entirely different leaders.  One is a nationalist and the other a globalist.  One is extremely progressive and the other a populist.  Certainly the differences in domestic and global policy are very noticeable, and it will be interesting to see how the disparities will […]

After Aleppo: the state of Syria

January 17, 2017 Jake Beaumont 0

Written by Vijay Prashad: Taken from CounterPunch The Syrian Arab Army now controls Aleppo, which means that the Syrian government once more is in charge of the main population centres in the country. Opposition armed forces are hemmed in around Damascus and in Idlib, while the Islamic State (IS) still […]

Hamas Glorifies Killing of Innocents

January 14, 2017 Jake Beaumont 0

Hamas, the political party that governs the Gaza Strip has recently praised the terrorist in his inhumane attack on innocent civilians, where 4 soldiers were killed (3 of them female) and 13 wounded. (On a side note, why does Twitter leave the Hamas account running, where they use it as a […]