Category Archives: Middle East

They Want To Distract Us With ISIS Again?

Islamic State (ISIS) has taken Ramadi, the primary city in Iraq’a prov9ince of Anbar. Some of the propagandists will promote this as evidence that ISIS is a world threat in need of U.S. military response to stave off an ISIS … Continue reading

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Test Question: Can A Non-Nuclear Turkey Afford A Nuclear Iran?

Sausi Arabia has already announced it intention to have nukes if Iran does so. At a guess, the Arabs won’t wait. But there’s another historic player that has not been heard from, one in which much change is occurring very … Continue reading

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Does The Middle East Model The World?

It requires a strong grasp of reality to deal with the Middle East. The classic story is of the frog and the scorpion on the bank of the Nile. The scorpion asked the frog to convey him to the other … Continue reading

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Noting That The Original Crusades Didn’t Work Out, Either…

What’s your image of an Arab? Forget the camel, the burnoose and the Sultans (mostly Turkish, anyway) and consider today’s Egyptians, Saudis, Palestinians etc. They are generally poor (except the bosses), subject to dictators, and difficult. They almost  universally hate and … Continue reading

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Egypt, On Our Minds…

What are we to think of the reports from Egypt? The place hasn’t devolved into a Syria—yet—but people are dying in front of us. Our President has said he will not take sides but he is plausibly accused of favoring … Continue reading

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Things Are Seldom What They Seem (Skim Milk Masquerades As Cream…)

Gilbert and Sullivan have passed into history, but their cautionary advice is no less useful than it was when they gave it. Three reports from non-American sources make the point. I don’t know whether or not you’ll enjoy them but … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Passing Scene…(Politically Uncorrected)

Here for you are the reports gathered for you; make what you will of them: The Drone Recalls the old story of the drunk passing a brothel out West late one night, who saw a couple so heavily engaged in … Continue reading

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The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend…Unless He’s an Enemy, Too!

President Obama has been helping the Syrian ‘rebels’ but declines to admit how much aid has occurred. No, Congress hasn’t approved the help and the entire situation is murky, not only the President’s refusal to chronicle his aid. Conservative observer … Continue reading

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Benghazi’s American Dead And “What Difference Does It Make?”

The full power of the Obama Administration and Democrats in Congress seem bent on assuring that four dead Americans who died representing the U.S. in Libya, make no difference. Is that the whole story? I don’t know. What can we … Continue reading

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And Here, In the Best of All Possible Worlds…

Are we really sending thousands of troops back to Iraq? 20,000 Troops Back to Iraq? seems to think so, even though it seems to me, we just brought them home. Who’s paying for all this? Uh, sorry I asked… I know who’s … Continue reading

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