Category Archives: Middle East

Living With Immigration

It seems to me…. “Ours is an open and accepting society and has historically provided an avenue for lawful immigration to all those willing to accept the responsibilities of citizenship.” ~ Spencer Bachus[1]. The entire world is in an age … Continue reading

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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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The Hired Hessians

It seems to me…. “We shall listen, not lecture; learn, not threaten. We will enhance our safety by earning the respect of others and showing respect for them. In short, our foreign policy will rest on the traditional American values … Continue reading

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Ideological Purity

It seems to me… “The American people deserve truthfulness, not more political campaigning.  The American people deserve a responsible government that seeks to address their needs, not more ideological dogma.”  ~ Jose Serrano. Am I missing something?  Do I not … 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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Arab-Israeli Conflict Resolution

It seems to me… “Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.”  ~ Golda Meir, 1957. The Arab/Israel conflict has been a major impediment to peace in the Middle East since Israel’s creation … Continue reading

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