Category: Middle East

Will an election fix America?

Will an election fix America?
America, we need to wake up. We’re taking our political passions too far. For the first time in my life, I am afraid of my Nation. Nine days ago, eleven people were murdered at a Pittsburgh synagogue while praying, and I see no resolve from the Government, or either political party to fight the hate... Read more »

Donald Trump’s summit with Putin has emboldened Iran

Donald Trump’s summit with Putin has emboldened Iran
Late Sunday night, Donald Trump went to twitter and started beating the war drum against Iran. He did so in retaliation to the President Hassan Rouhani’s remarks in a speech that if the U.S. launches a war against Iran, it would be the mother of all wars. We heard that same phrase from none other... Read more »

How nice that the USA rolls out the red carpet for the number one supporter of terrorism in the world.

How nice that the USA rolls out the red carpet for the number one supporter of terrorism in the world.
Here is a pop quiz: some of you may remember two airplanes slamming into the World Trade Center, one hit the Pentagon, and a fourth crashing in the countryside in rural Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2001. Here is the question: who were the 9/11 hijackers that attacked America and killed thousands of innocent people? I... Read more »
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The Supreme Court is allowing a partial Trump Travel ban

The Supreme Court is allowing a partial Trump Travel ban
The Supreme Court decision today is not a total victory for Donald Trump.  President Trump and his supporters need to rein in the victory parades. Trump opposition need to cool your jets too. The court granted only a partial ban. In the ruling, the Court stated that the ban “may not be enforced against foreign... Read more »

Is the moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem another Trump empty promise?

Is the moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem another Trump empty promise?
Donald Trump is the first sitting President of the USA to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem.  Other Presidents have bypassed the Western Wall on visits to Israel. The reason for passing on a visit to one of the Holiest sites in Jerusalem is the controversy such a visit would create.  President Trump seems to... Read more »

Is there a case for keeping Assad?

Is there a case for keeping Assad?
Yesterday the Russian Federation vetoed a draft UN Security Council Resolution that demanded Bashir al-Assad cooperate with investigators into the Chemical attack on his own people. The veto became grist for righteous indignation from the USA and Great Britain.  It is a public relations bonanza for the Trump Administration.  The Administration can position itself as... Read more »
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The gruesome reason Assad gassed his own people

The gruesome reason Assad gassed his own people
If you know anything about Syria, you would know Assad gassing his own people is logical.  In fact, it is quite normal behavior in that part of the World.  Before I get into that, I have some other concerns about what is becoming of the movement to oppose President Trump I want to put forward.... Read more »

Another international embarrassment from the White House

Another international embarrassment from the White House
As an American, I’m embarrassed by the reaction of the White House to the use of nerve gas in Syria.  The event was half a world away, yet somehow was caused by an American President?   The Syrian regime used Chemical Weapons on their own population.  The regime is the only group that has access... Read more »

Nobody will miss John Kerry

Nobody will miss John Kerry
I’m disappointed in Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks about the two-state solution but not surprised by them.  I first encountered him more than two decades ago when I worked on Capitol Hill.  We had nicknames for everyone.  Senator Kerry’s nickname was “Rip Van Winkle.” We named him that because he was elected to the... Read more »
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Yes, I support Israel

Yes, I support Israel
I was recently asked if I still support Israel even though I no longer support the GOP. Israel should not be politicized in the USA, and those who try to claim Israel for one party, or the other don’t support Israel at all. They want to use Israel for political purposes, but support Israel? No,... Read more »