Afghanistan chaos and South Africa riots (E394)
Even Alexander the Great did not successfully occupy Afghanistan – and George W Bush sure isn’t Alexander the Great. After more than a trillion dollars spent and, more importantly, an ocean of blood spilled, the US empire is again retreating under fire. It is reminiscent of the scramble out of Saigon and the result will surely be the same. So, what happens next? Hamid Almashriqi, a senior broadcast journalist from Pakistan, joined Sputnik to discuss a country that's become known as the graveyard of empires.
Hundreds of people have been killed amid cross-class interracial violence and looting in South Africa. Black on white, white on black, black on Asian. It was the week from hell there – at least by post-liberation standards. Is the rainbow nation falling apart? Joining us to discuss the carnage is Gugulethu OkaMseleku, women’s advocate and documentary filmmaker.