The UK supports the new reality of US interventionist policies abroad, which includes bombing sovereign nations without legal basis, as it is considering airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, says international affairs commentator Marko Gasic.
Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) may lack the warplanes to extend combat operations into Syria, even if Prime Minister David Cameron was to force and win a vote to do so in the wake of the Tunisia massacre, according to a military aviation expert.
Westminster is pushing for evidence relating to Britain’s alleged complicity in Libya torture and rendition to be presented to a high court judge in secret. It concerns 12 men who are attempting to sue the British state.
Frustrated with a lack of unity and fiercely opposing Brussels calling the shots, EU leaders argued until Friday morning, before coming to a consensus on sharing the 60,000-person migrant load on their doorstep. But with “much, much more argument” ahead.
Libya hasn’t got the aid promised by the West in 2011, today it’s against the potential EU naval operation in the Mediterranean saying Western countries can’t create a greater crisis, says Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of Pan-African News Wire website.
A notorious Islamic State militant has reportedly been eliminated in a US drone attack in Iraq. The man is believed to have been among the organizers of the assault by Islamists on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.
To stop the unfolding migrant tragedy, the EU has to process people before they get into Europe, to distinguish between economic migrants and those in need of protection, says Keith Best, former chief executive of Britain's Immigration Advisory Service.
The Pentagon has announced it conducted an airstrike in Libya targeting an Al-Qaeda-associated militant, but could not be completely sure that it succeeded. The Libyan government, meanwhile, has claimed the strike killed the notorious Mokhtar Belmokhtar.
To deal with the migrant crisis the EU has to change its relations with the countries of the global South, to implement a policy to integrate migrants into the EU and to ensure they won’t be socially discriminated, says human rights activist Ajamu Baraka.
Masked militants from the Islamic State group have beheaded a soldier in front of a group of children, aged six to eight years old, outside a mosque in Libya for “educational purposes.” The jihadists have released photographs of the execution.
The West, despite its claims to be in a “War on Terror,” has been in alliance with the most sectarian forces to weaken Syria, Iran and Libya – rather than cooperating with them against ISIS, said Dan Glazebrook, political writer and journalist.
Barack Obama has made a speech, saying that this Memorial Day is the first in 14 years without major US war. Critics and social media users slammed him as hypocritical, saying the US remains involved in military conflicts and proxy wars.