Who Really is ‘Presidential’? Thoughts Ahead of Tonight’s Debate – #Election2016

Bernie Sanders was not presidential [sadly to say – despite many of his ideals being great – if not the best compared to his counterparts]. That is something the American people are struggling to grasp – especially the youth. What is – ‘presidential’? Donald Trump – is not presidential. But for reasons different than Bernie.Continue reading “Who Really is ‘Presidential’? Thoughts Ahead of Tonight’s Debate – #Election2016”

The Terrorist [Artwork]

Art by Nermine Hammam Executively Produced by KRIKOS aka Danny Krikorian Presented by Colours of the Culture Listen to “The Terrorist” and the full album “Sufi in the West” below:

The Gift [Artwork]

“The Gift” Art by Nermine Hammam Executively Produced by KRIKOS Presented by Colours of the Culture

Should We Police the World? America & Security in the 21st Century

Throughout history, various states have requested the assistance of the US to help suppress insurgency. Often these insurgencies are supported and funded by external powers. A prime modern example of this is the current conflict in Syria. Initially perceived as a part of the Arab Spring, the US stood with so-called “rebel forces” in theirContinue reading “Should We Police the World? America & Security in the 21st Century”

WMDs, The War on Terror & Unicorns: What Deludes Us?

The risk posed by nuclear weapons is valid. But does this threat increase with the use of terrorism? Terrorism is not a new phenomenon, but new technological innovations have changed the way it is conducted [Chaliand & Blin 2007]. Furthermore, terrorism is currently used to describe attacks on civilians, usually by non-state actors whereas historically itContinue reading “WMDs, The War on Terror & Unicorns: What Deludes Us?”

The Seeds Were Sewn: Democracy & Terror in the Middle East

Democracy & Terror in The Middle East Danny Krikorian Abstract The aim of this research analysis is to determine whether or not levels of democratic process influence political violence in the form of Islamic extremism within the context of Middle Eastern countries. The overall findings suggest that the relationship between reduced violence, that is, stability,Continue reading “The Seeds Were Sewn: Democracy & Terror in the Middle East”

Chomsky on Orwell, Propaganda & Neoconservatism

Authoritarianism and anarchism are two sides of the same coin. Anarcho-capitalism and insurgent anarchists are one in the same; furthermore they rely on state sponsorship; and they are tied financially. I wouldn’t doubt a dubious relationship between the GOP, AIPAC, Tea Party, Israel, Multi-National Corporations and pseudo-Islamic, fanatical, and violent terrorist networks like ISIS andContinue reading “Chomsky on Orwell, Propaganda & Neoconservatism”

Update: New Album OTW + #RiseoftheEasternSonLP

Been in the studio completing finishing touches on my second album. Excited to share this piece with you all. It will be the sequel to #RiseoftheEasternSonLP. The album will be ready for release in January.  For now, you can purchase the precursor, my debut album #RiseoftheEasternSonLP via @iTunes – http://itunes.apple.com/album or stream it via @Spotify – https://play.spotify.com/album. If youContinue reading “Update: New Album OTW + #RiseoftheEasternSonLP”

No Way Out – Syrian Crisis Analysis

Feeling especially emotional on the issue #SyrianRefugees at the moment. Will we allow #fascism to grip the West? To treat #Arabs the way Jews were treated by Nazi Germany? Internment camps? Tough screening? Anti-Arab sentiment a tradition of the West. Hollywood typecasting of #Arabs; orientalist oversimplification of otherwise rich Arab culture. This should also beContinue reading “No Way Out – Syrian Crisis Analysis”

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