Category Archives: al-Qaeda

The Middle-East Conundrum

It seems to me…. “If we’ve learned anything from 15 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s that local people and nations have to secure their own communities. We can help them, and we should, but we cannot substitute … Continue reading

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Republican Campaign Fixation

It seems to me…. “I’m not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of … Continue reading

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Je suis Charlie

It seems to me… “Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.” ~ Molly Ivins. On 7 January 2015 two Muslim religious fanatics entered the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, and murdered … Continue reading

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