Archive for the 'Middle East' Category



11
Sep
08

What should the role of a grandparent be?

I’m pretty sure this topic will be familiar to most of you . It’s about our parents and the role they play when their grandchildren arrive. I have many friends back home in South Africa who are in these “fortunate” positions. Continue reading ‘What should the role of a grandparent be?’

09
Sep
08

Talking Points 9th September

Goodmorning it’s Karnie with you today…thank you Robert in the UK for looking after the blog for us. Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, has been sworn in as Pakistan’s president. Continue reading ‘Talking Points 9th September’

17
Jul
08

On air: Should countries do whatever it takes to bring hostages home?

Today Israel buries two of its soldiers whose remains were returned from Lebanon by the militant Hezbollah movement, as part of a prisoner exchange. Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser are believed to have died when they were ambushed in 2006. The incident sparked a month-long war between Israel and Hezbollah. In exchange for the return of their bodies, Israel has released five Lebanese prisoners and the remains of 200 Lebanese and Palestinian fighters. This has been the reaction in Israel. Continue reading ‘On air: Should countries do whatever it takes to bring hostages home?’

02
Jul
08

On air: Iran and Israel..The World Have Your Say debate

With relations never good, suspicion defining what each country thinks about the other, we’re trying today to get a sane and rational debate going about Isreal and Iran. With Isreal having what many believe was a dry run at a military air strike against Iran, how can these two countries now NOT head towards some sort of conflict, proxy or otherwise. The best up-sum of where we are now, for me, appeared a while back in the magazine New Republic: Continue reading ‘On air: Iran and Israel..The World Have Your Say debate’

30
Jun
08

The biggest armed robbery in history?

Be honest, how many of you have heard of the Iraqi Oil Law? And how many of you can tell what it is?

The Hydrocarbon or Oil Law is, according to President Bush, designed to “share oil revenues among all of Iraq’s citizens” – Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds – and to help unify the country.
Continue reading ‘The biggest armed robbery in history?’

25
Jun
08

Talking points 25 June

Goodmorning it’s Karnie…

Thanks to Chloe and Raffles in Singapore who took care of the blog for us overnight..

Thoughts for today…
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17
Jun
08

On Air: Has President Bush made the world a better place?

Today we’ll be discussing what’s very much on George Bush’s mind at the moment… how he’ll be remembered. On his farewell trip to Europe, President George W Bush has been thinking about his legacy

At the weekend, in an interview with the Times, he expressed regret of his legacy as a man who wanted war. And wonders if his “gun-slinging rhetoric” didn’t help him be thought of a man of peace. Today Max Hastings in the Daily Mail says that Bush has been the most disastrous president of modern times.

What will his legacy be? Is he the most disastrous president of modern times?  Or has President Bush made the world a better place?  

Continue reading ‘On Air: Has President Bush made the world a better place?’




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