Category Archives: Arab Spring

Charlie Hebdo

It seems to me… “What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi. Charlie Hebdo, considered by many to be offensive and objectionable, is a publication to which I personally … Continue reading

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Loss Of Iraq

It seems to me… “I sent American troops to Iraq to make its people free, not to make them American. Iraqis will write their own history and find their own way.” ~ George W. Bush. Immediately following George W. Bush’s … Continue reading

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An Appropriate Response

It seems to me… “Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric.  If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big.”  ~ Theodore Roosevelt. It … Continue reading

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The Arab World

It seems to me… “We could find that the Arab Spring turns into an Iranian winter.”  – Benjamin Netanyahu. The so-called “Arab Spring” represents both challenge and opportunity for Arab states to awaken from their long slide from one of … Continue reading

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