Category Archives: Iran

Confronting Terrorism

It seems to me…. “Terrorism has become the systematic weapon of a war that knows no borders or seldom has a face.” ~ Jacques Chirac[1]. While ISIS tries to pretend they are a national state, rather than earning that recognition … Continue reading

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2016 Presidential Candidates

It seems to me…. “Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.” ~ George Bernard Shaw[1]. While I normally would support a presidential regime change following eight years of … Continue reading

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Iranian Nuclear Agreement

It seems to me…. “The rapprochement of peoples is only possible when differences of culture and outlook are respected and appreciated rather than feared and condemned, when the common bond of human dignity is recognized as the essential bond for … Continue reading

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Resolving National Conflicts

It seems to me… “Geography is destiny.” ~ Abraham Verghese (Cutting for Stone). While the major world powers believe they have the prerogative to arbitrarily change national borders or create nations without objection from those living in the areas affected; … Continue reading

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Events of 2013

It seems to me…     “History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.”  ~ Ambrose Bierce. While there was much in 2013 that was memorable, … Continue reading

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Military Intelligence

It seems to me… “Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.”  ~ George Washington. The U.S. military by insisting to live in the … 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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