Armed conflict

Guardian: Syria Explained and the Mirror Reflected

In truth no conflict can be explained in 5 minutes. There are many complexities at play. Seeds planted long ago, traditional rivals, diverse interests, moment to moment events changing the course of his-tory.  Old unresolved conflicts finding another theatre to express anger, dissent and destroy what is perceived as unwanted.  It is the… Continue reading

Why Did Britain Train the Burmese Military? Friend, Foe or Fool?

I am feeling moved to research Burma.  I have been to the border myself as a Rotary Peace Scholar meeting with the Association for Political Prisoners in Burma (refer This could do a lot to heal relations between Islam and the rest of the world.  There are some who have made… Continue reading

Sending an Armed Child to Kill, Destroy their Humanity – Why?

My heart goes out to the children of the world and how through no fault of their own they are caught up in the anger of adults who deal with their problems through violence and detached indifference to the suffering of those they impact.  They teach them to control, overpower, force, destroy and kill… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“My life is my message.”