Here’s the petty good that’s come to pass since Trump incited US Capitol siege

by Rashmee

Posted on January 11, 2021


Four days after Donald Trump incited the siege of the US Capitol, here’s a rundown of developments. While any assessment can be subjective, it’s fair to say the petty good and undone vast, to quote Robert Browning out of context, is telling. And dispiriting. All law-abiding Americans must hope that the Republican Party finds it … Continue reading “Here’s the petty good that’s come to pass since Trump incited US Capitol siege”

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Isil’s so-called ‘state’ can tax but how long can this extortionist system last?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 20, 2015


The only positive bit about Isil’s tax-raising powers in its “state”is an entirely negative reality: The people in its heartland in Iraq and Syria are becoming poorer by the day and there will come a time when they will be unable to scrape together anything of any value to give Isil. We’ll come to the … Continue reading “Isil’s so-called ‘state’ can tax but how long can this extortionist system last?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK