Protesters in the Libyan capital Tripoli have set the parliament building on fire. They are urging the country’s leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to step down. The military has reportedly launched an air strike on demonstrators in the city of Benghazi.
US politicians are not shy when it comes to offering opinions on foreign affairs, even when it is obvious they have not done their homework. Bloopers may be commonplace on Capitol Hill, but the American people have become the butt of the joke.
A book published in Iran describing suicide bombings has emerged in the US sparking a media frenzy on American channels, for which peddling fear and vilifying the Islamic republic is a common occurrence.
A marriage break-up does not look like a good cause for celebration. Except in the US, where more and more people are far from sorry at having to wave goodbye to wedlock. When divorce happens, they choose to party rather than to cry.
At the same time as President Barack Obama was trying to put some good spin on the war in Afghanistan, hundreds of people were marching outside the White House, calling those announced goals ‘lies’, which benefit just a select few.