Amid the Arab/Israeli conflict lies the false narrative that those people living in the West Bank and Gaza are indigenous to that area and are under occupation by Israel. Our guest, Paul Lambert, AKA P.L. Edwardsson, takes issue with this perception in his book “There’s No Such Thing as a Palestinian.”
Joining Robert Vaughan to discuss Paul’s book is Salim Mansur, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Western University.
Paul’s book is available at Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions.
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For those cognizant of the facts, it can no longer be denied that the whole COVID-19 pandemic has been an orchestrated fraud from the very beginning. Worse, it is a political/criminal conspiracy, comprised of politicians, government health officials, the mainstream media, and various corporate interests.
Sadly, there will always be those who find this difficult to believe or accept. Those who swallow the daily overdose of propaganda about COVID-19 being spewed by the mainstream media and by our politicians still do not understand the nature of the fear that they have been forced to endure. Its cause is fascism, not the SARS CoV-2 virus.
For hard evidence, just look at what is already happening right now in Victoria Australia, a horrifying scenario mirroring precisely the plans already being implemented by all globalist politicians in Canada, the United States and Europe – at every level of government.
It’s remarkable how many people remain unaware that, thanks to the COVID-19 conspiracy, parts of Australia have been turned into a literal police state, no different from communist China. The mainstream media does not want the world to realize that the Australian experience is a clear example of the ‘new normal’ they so eagerly anticipate. Continue reading »
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Under a cloak of plausible deniability, Iran has argued that its downing of Ukrainian Flight 752 over Tehran was both ‘accidental’ and ‘caused’ by Trump’s ordering the killing of Iranian terrorist Qassem Soleimani. Indeed, many argue that this tragedy would never have happened “if President Donald Trump had not decided to kill that Iranian general.”
While this may indeed be so, it is not proof of causality. ‘Motivation’ alone is not a ‘cause’. Iran could have chosen to respond in a myriad of different ways. To argue that Trump’s decision ‘caused’ the downing of Flight 752 is defective logic. For Iran, It is a narrative constructed to avoid taking direct responsibility for its unconscionable action.
Whether in physics or in the realm of human behavior, ‘causes’ are not metaphysical realities; they are an epistemological phenomenon. In other words, by assigning a ‘cause’ to a specific consequence, we are in reality constructing a narrative for some given purpose or objective. In this case, that purpose consists of assigning moral responsibility to some individual, group or government in the pursuit of justice.
Therefore the real question that bears asking is this: Were the actions of Iran justifiable given the circumstances? The correct answer depends upon the standards of one’s judgement. Continue reading »
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Heightened tensions in Iraq and Iran have overshadowed the conflicts that the Americans are having at home with their President once again becoming the target of Democratic terrorist sympathizers.
Congress, the Press, and many Americans have forgotten their history by condemning President Trump’s actions in Iraq and the taking out of terrorist Qassem Soleimani. Where once they lauded President Reagan for the assassination attempt on Muammar Gaddafi in 1986 and hailed President Obama as a hero for conducting the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, Trump is vilified for acting in the nation’s defence and interests in Iraq.
Professor Emeritus Salim Mansur of Western University once again reminds us of the hypocrisy of the Trump-deranged Democrats and the two-faced media by putting the latest actions in the Middle East in historical perspective.
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Remembrance Day ceremonies in France this past November 11 turned out to be a sad reminder of much more than the 100-year-old tragedy that was WWI.
With French president Emmanuel Macron charging that “The old demons are rising again,” one is forced to conclude that he was looking in a mirror. Citing the dangers of ‘nationalism’ and the ‘collective good’ of ‘globalism,’ Macron demonstrated loud and clear that he is among the demons.
When he acknowledged that the “traces of this war never went away,” Macron was indeed ironic; socialism is still with us to this very day – and is on the rise, just as it was prior to the last two world wars. Thus, the key lesson that should have been learned from that history still remains undefined and continues to go unheeded.
In an inappropriate attempt to address U.S. president Donald Trump’s proud declaration that he is a ‘nationalist,’ Macron again ironically chose to use the Remembrance Day ceremonies as his opportunity to promote the very collectivism that the West was forced to fight during the last two world wars. Continue reading »
Sunday November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the ‘Great War,’ which subsequently became known as World War One.
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, Armistice was signed, officially ending a war that history demonstrated would once again continue in 1939.
In this, the first of a two-part Remembrance Day retrospective, Salim Mansur joins us to explain how and why the Great War of 1914-1918 represented “the beginning of the end of the European Age.”
Reflecting upon the complex alliances of the six empires (British, French, German, Austro-Hungarian, Russian, Ottoman) drawn into the conflict of the Great War, Salim looks to the literature and poetry of the day for insights to the meaning of it all.
Thus our conversation moves from the impersonal aspects of the war to the very personal, as Robert cites the war experiences of those in his own family: Newfoundland’s fighting Vaughan brothers: Oscar, Frank, Joseph, and Herbert.
The continuum of history that has brought us from the Great War to today’s modern world has provided us with a determined past that cannot be changed or avoided. It is only in understanding and remembering that past that that we can ever hope to pave a way to a peaceful future that is Just Right.
“I’m only twenty-five years old, and I don’t know anything about anything,” wisely chides our in-studio guest, Richard Raycraft.
That’s exactly why, as CHRW Radio’s (94.9 FM in London Ontario) News and Spoken Word Director who has a personal passion for the integrity of journalism, Richard likes to ask questions.
Having just completed a CBC radio documentary that has earned him acclaim, its subject matter is one in which Richard shares an additional passion beyond journalism: fighting against ISIS.
What would inspire someone like Richard to want to fight ISIS by joining a foreign militia? What was it that inspired two other young Canadians to do the same – and to lose their lives in the process? The answers to both questions are what merged as the theme of Richard’s documentary.Continue reading »