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The Plan and the Man

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Paul Ryan

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Burgas – London – Burgas

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Turning Back!

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When Will Global Shipping Recover?

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

A “perfect storm” gathered during The Great Recession that sank much of the global shipping industry. (more…)

Why Activists

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

are Failing in the UAE

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Why Russia Supports Syria

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

 
Amid the chorus of international condemnation for Bashar Al-Assad, Russia’s disapproval has been decidedly tepid. (more…)

A Belated Apology Reopens NATO’s Supply lines in Pakistan

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

 
An apology by Secretary of State Clinton ended the months’ long impasse between the U.S. in Pakistan over an air strike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers (more…)

Supreme Court Decision on Obamacare Judicial Fiat

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

 

This week’s bizarre Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is judicial activism pure and simple. (more…)

What the U.S. should do about Egypt’s Military, and why it will Never Happen

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

 
Earlier this week, Egypt’s military “transferred power to the military,” as the Masry Al-Youm newspaper put it.  (more…)

The Florida Election End Game

Monday, June 18th, 2012

 
Over the weekend the dust began to settle over President Barack Obama’s surprise move to change immigration policy to closely resemble the Dream Act (more…)

How is Syria now like Afghanistan then?

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

 
Recently, I’ve been reading Stephen Coll’s  insightful and terrifying book Ghost Wars, about the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan and the creation of Al Qaeda (more…)

Syria’s violence Spills over borders

Friday, June 8th, 2012

 
For more than a year, and particularly in recent months, the “Syrian crisis” has dominated Middle East news.  (more…)

Who will Flame burn?

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

 
It’s a scenario familiar from thousands of science fiction movies: a glitch in a highly destructive secret weapon causes it to turn on its creators and destroy them.  (more…)

Does Greece deserve what they are going through?

Monday, May 21st, 2012

 
I would start with making clear that I have decided I would have driven a Porsche 911 Carrera when I was 7, (more…)

A French Woman Influences Global Wealth

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

 
Winds sent old newsprint soaring like white kites caught in the updraft along the concrete corridors of Wall Street, in October 29, 1929. The world had just begun to feel the horrendous pain of the Great Depression. (more…)

What the Frack is Hydrofracking?

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

 
Natural gas is considered clean energy, but further examination of the process in which it is obtained may suggest otherwise. (more…)

WHAT WILL BE THE ECONOMIC LOSS TO WOMEN IN IGNORING OBAMA-CARE?

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Women still lack significant say in how healthcare providers will tailor health related care for women
 
It was in Europe during the 1700’s that women began their global battle for suffrage and the right to vote. Years of blood and tears shed for equitable economics led the way for social change. (more…)

Gender Equality is a Must for the Welfare of the State

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

 
In 415 AD Roman Egypt “Peter the Reader” a Christian radical led a mob that accosted the educational leader Hypatia while returning home. (more…)

Kony 2012

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012


 
Kony 2012 is, to me, the latest patronising hype of the Good Western Society for the poor Africans, who are not as developed as us. (more…)

WikiLeaks vs the Israeli Government, a New Battlefront?

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Assange Truth Will Out
 
The website Wikileaks, made claim this week, that the Iranian nuclear infrastructure has already been destroyed, in an attack orchestrated by Israeli and Kurdish fighters several months ago.  (more…)

May Chidiac: a noble Lebanese journalist and the tension in Syria

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Annaya Lebanon [Photo: Haifa J. Church]
 
May Chidiac, a courageous Maronite Christian Lebanese Journalist, literally lost an arm and a leg in an assassination attempt (more…)

Does Obama Have A Chance? Examining President Barack Obama’s Prospects for Reelection in 2012

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

President Barack Obama
 
Intrade.com has been predicting a slightly better than fifty percent chance (59% as of February 7, 2012) that President Barack Obama will win reelection in November of 2012. (more…)

Sanctioning Iran and where that puts Israel

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinajhad
 
Israelis are feeling that they finally have support when it comes to Iran, as sanctions introduced by the European Union this week include a ban on oil imports from the country.  (more…)

Division by Skin Color…Reality rears its Ugly Head

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Ethiopian Boys playing at an Israeli absorption Center [Vadim Lavrusik]
 
In what is quickly becoming a trend of protests throughout Israel (beginning with the tent protests which started in Tel Aviv last summer, and including the current gender equality campaign) another voice is now calling for attention. (more…)

The ‘Price Tag’ of Angering the Extreme Right, and who is Paying

Saturday, January 7th, 2012


 
A continuing spate of hate crimes claimed two Arab owned vehicles in Jerusalem this week, which were torched while parked overnight.  (more…)

A Nuclear Iran: Could it be the incentive for Israel and the United States to Join Forces?

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

A Nuclear Israel and Iran
 
Israel has long expressed concern over Iran’s ongoing nuclear enrichment program, and the failure of other nations to intervene. (more…)

The Embraceable Unthinkable Economic Realignment of Wealth

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Arrest
 
Our country is experiencing what some financial sages termed economic unthinkable times. (more…)

SB 1867 and the American Police State

Thursday, December 15th, 2011


 
There has been a great deal of uproar and outcry regarding SB (Senate Bill) 1867, officially referred to as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012. (more…)

The Fight For Human Rights in Afghanistan

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Afghan Elections 2009 (Kandahar) / Élections afghanes 2009 (Kandahar)

In a rare triumph of human rights in Afghanistan, a young woman who was jailed for “zina” (adultery) has been pardoned by President Karzai. (more…)

Republican Candidates Tackle National Security In Round 11

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Republican Candidates Pledge To Protect America’s National Security

 The eleventh debate of Republican candidates took place in downtown Washington DC on Tuesday November 22 as a field of eight took the stage to present their views on national security. (more…)

GOP Candidates Step Into Foreign Policy

Friday, November 18th, 2011

The Contenders…

“We’re here tonight to
talk to the American people about why every single one of us is
better than Barack Obama.” – Newt Gingrich

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Can the Occupy Wall Street Movement Keep the Peace?

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

from the bridge, thousands marching

While the Occupy Wall Street movement officially discourages violence at protests, there have been some clashes between the protesters and local police in highly populated areas.
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A SAD DAY FOR SEAL TEAM SIX: Taliban Kills 31 US Special Forces

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Taliban say they downed a NATO helicopter in eastern Afghanistan killing at least 31 US and seven Afghan soldiers

In the deadliest single combat incident of the decade-long war, America’s longest, the Taliban say they downed a NATO helicopter in eastern Afghanistan killing at least 31 US and seven Afghan soldiers. (more…)

Norway’s Darkest Day

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Anders Behring Breivik spent eight years planning two deadly attacks. In less than two hours, he had killed 76 innocent people and injured many others. Chaos and destruction had been bought to the peaceful country of Norway. (more…)

Analysts: What Is Happening in Yemen ‘Desperate Attempt of Confused Saleh’; No Fear Of Civil War

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Gunbattle in Yemen as Saleh remains defiant a day after he backed out of deal to quit.

The most recent developments in Yemen including the deadly clashes in the capital Sana’a and the refusal of President Saleh to conclude a GCC power transition deal raised fears whether Yemen will fall in civil conflict, especially as President Saleh continued to blame the unrest on others and warn of war.  (more…)

Embattled Saleh Again Backs Out Of Power Transition Deal

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh

Yemen’s embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh refused to sign a GCC-brokered power transition deal on Sunday, shortly after his party and its partners concluded the deal that would see him out of power in return for immunity from prosecution and end month-long protests. (more…)

Accused of Brutal Sexual Attack, I.M.F. Head Arrested aboard flight to Paris

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the leading candidate for president of France, was arrested Saturday at the JFK International Airport in New York just minutes before departure. (more…)

AS “ROME BURNS”, US TURNS ON YET ANOTHER MIDDLE EAST ALLY – YEMEN

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Yemeni anti-government protester chants slogans during a demonstration against President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen. Photo Credit: Ahmad Gharabli/Getty Images

In another stunning reversal of policy, the U.S. now seeks the removal of Yemen’s besieged president Ali Abdullah Saleh, a long supported and key ally of Washington in the fight against al-Qaeda in the strategic Arabian Peninsula. (more…)

Dozens Killed as Yemen Government Loses Mind amid Escalating Unrest

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Yemen: pro-Saleh forces and thugs shot directly at unarmed anti-government protesters

At least 42 people were killed and hundreds injured, tens in critical condition, when the security forces and the government supporters attacked the  protesters in the square of change outside Sana’a University in Yemen’s capital on Friday.

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Thousands Feared Dead as Japan Prepares for its own “Chernobyl”

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Over 9,500 Reported Missing in One Japanese Coastal Town


Over 9,500 people are “unaccounted for” in just one town, Minamisanriku – roughly half the town’s population. This drives the potential casualty count well above the 2,500 already confirmed dead by Japanese officials. Sad as this is, the story gets worse, much worse: (more…)

Tsunami waves raging, buildings burn after massive 8.9 Japan earthquake

Friday, March 11th, 2011


Hundreds already confirmed dead as fear of a nuclear disaster grows. (more…)

A “Tienanmen Moment” Approaches in Egypt

Friday, February 4th, 2011


A tense calm prevails in Tahrir Square of the Egyptian capital, as Mubarak approaches the proverbial fork in the road as Egypt faces its “Tienanmen Moment“. (more…)

Egypt protesters in Cairo standoff

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Shots fired in capital’s central square, but apparently not by the Egyptian Army. Any hopes President Hosni Mubarak had of support by its military is clearly not going to happen. (more…)

America Has Abandoned Afghanistan’s Women

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

The one year anniversary of the Afghanistan Shi’ite Personal Status Law passed without even a whisper from the U.S. media. Apparently, daily stories of oiled-soiled pelicans are vastly more important and newsworthy to CNN and FOX, as well for the alphabet soup of “news” of organizations vying for the attention of the coveted U.S. population. (more…)

Marines Continue Needless Incursion Into Marjah

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Over 11,000 U.S. and Afghan troops encircled an area in southern Afghanistan called Marjah to defeat a just few hundred Taliban fighters. (more…)

Mossad Assassinates Hamas Commander in Dubai

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (UAE): The National, a UAE daily, on Thursday quoted Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan Tamim saying a probe into the slaying “reveal(s) that Mossad is involved in the murder” of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh (more…)

JPMorgan Chase Bombing

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

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