The question of whether or not the Arab Spring is a legitimate movement against corruption and tyranny requires addressing the following assumptions regarding the culture of the Middle East as well as the nature of democracy as a political philosophy; and the credibility of global power like the US, Europe, Russia & China in policingContinue reading “The Arab Spring: Legit or Not?”
No noise from Syria lately. Israel’s been quiet, as far as I know, other than settlement expansion and behind the scenes scheming. I guess the latter could be said of any country really. Israel is most certainly scheming though, figuring out what move it should make next in order for ‘Greater Israel’ to remain withinContinue reading
The 3 Real Reasons Obama hasn’t dissolved the artificial relationship with Israel: 1) Christian Fundamentalism in America (Limbaugh, Coulter, Beck, Fox News, G.O.P.) 2) Jewish-American Affluence (AIPAC, Starbucks, Google, Wall Street) 3) Israel’s strategic location in the Middle East (colonial satellite, keeps arabs divided, oil preserved, people suppressed) Will Obama fail the Arabs as PresidentContinue reading
Have faith in God. Do not let the doubts of others creep into your mind. Trust in your heart.
a truth unspoken is a truth stolen.
Instead of criticizing President Obama for all his shortcomings — or ‘alleged’ shortcomings I should say — people should be a little more grateful and focus on his accomplishments, his agenda, and his genuine sentiments. I think so far, the President has successfully acted upon his convictions. His accomplishments in the avenues of healthcare, immigration,Continue reading “President Obama”
just a thought. “If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.” — Thomas Jefferson
Insight into Syria.
It’s been a few weeks since the interview between Barbara Walters and Bashar al-Assad was aired on national television, but the question of why the U.S. media didn’t air the full interview still remains in my head today. It boggles my mind that the version aired on American cable was only a segment of theContinue reading “Why didn’t the U.S. Media air the full interview between Barbara Walters and Bashar al-Assad?”
This is my rendition of the political cartoon used for the cover page of the book: Asad, by Patrick Seale.