The Arab Spring: Legit or Not?

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?”

AIPAC’s grip on US – tightening or loosening?

AIPAC’s grip on US – tightening or loosening?

Politics is so disturbing. I just watched a video of what is the alleged assassination of a politically active religious figure in Syria and it disturbed me. I am still uncomfortable. How could such things be perpetrated without justification? Murder and crime are being perpetrated by so many forces in the world and everybody responsible,Continue reading

Imposing democracy is not only an oxymoron; it doesn’t work, and it usually stems from an underlying conspiracy of colonial ambitions.

when all the stars align

it’s perfect.  

Nationalism in the Middle East: Iran, Syria, and the West

In the days of President Harry Truman, relations between the United States and the Middle East weren’t so sour. In 1952, everything changed. The United Kingdom was planning to depose the newly democratically elected prime minister of Iran:Β Prime Minister Mossadegh. He is the man seated in the photograph above. Mossadegh hadΒ quickly become the archenemy ofContinue reading “Nationalism in the Middle East: Iran, Syria, and the West”

Iran & the West: The Showdown Continues Part II

Recently, a close friend of mine sent me an article about Iran and its deteriorating relationship with the West. The following is an excerpt from that article. Notwithstanding these setbacks, Khamenei remains steadfast. Preserving the ideological order of the Islamic Republic is more important for the supreme leader than crossing the nuclear Rubicon. For aContinue reading “Iran & the West: The Showdown Continues Part II”

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