There’s a lot going on in this crazy world, and without further ado let’s look at the turmoil and try to make sense of it. The Middle East Mess – While the Trump administration has been making astonishing headway in bringing peace to the Korean peninsula, in the Middle East they are making huge errors … Continue reading “Around the World In Two-Thousand Words”
As one of the original settlers of the sparsely populated territory situated between the deranged and warring states of Antitrumplandia and Philotrumplandia, I’m breathing easier today. Anyone who longs for peace and an end to the big-power nuclear threat can only welcome what Trump and Kim did in Singapore this week. It’s just the beginning, … Continue reading “Trump, North Korea, and Iran”
Security forces launched an anti-ISIS operation in Anbar province near the Jordanian border.
Talk of more aid to Iraq as militants attack northern Iraq.
After commenting on most of the episodes on the first Israeli Prime Ministers in Raviv Drucker’s TV series The Captains, I must come back to the one whose episode I have not yet covered: Yitzhak Rabin. Let me state right from the beginning: I liked the man. He was a man after my own heart: … Continue reading “When Rabin Tried To Make Peace”
Razan al-Najjar is the latest victim in Israel’s onslaught of Palestinians to go viral. The 21-year-old nurse was shot dead by a sniper. Her only weapon? A wad of medical gauze. She’d been treating protesters who’ve been rallying for their right to return to homes they were expelled from as refugees. Unfortunately, the death of … Continue reading “Why We Should Be Alarmed That Israeli Forces and US Police Are Training Together”
For over two months Julian Assange had no internet access and no contact with anyone besides his lawyer. Fifteen days is prohibited by the UN as prolonged solitary confinement under the Mandela Rules. His situation now appears unchanged except that he was visited last Thursday by two officials from Australia’s High Commission. It has not … Continue reading “Assange’s Ecuadorian Cave”
Forty bodies belonging to ISIS militants were found in a mass grave in Qayara.
President Donald Trump appears to belong to what might be called the Benjamin Disraeli school of diplomacy. The British prime minister once counseled, "Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel." At his Singapore summit, Trump smartly saluted a North Korean general and then lavished praise … Continue reading “Trump’s Historic Gamble”
For several years now, I have been writing regular posts on my blog with one end in mind: to help open a door for readers and encourage them to step through. I select issues, usually those that dominate western media coverage and represent a consensus that we might term the Great Western Narrative, and try to show … Continue reading “How the Corporate Media Enslave Us to a World of Illusions”