Tag Archives: Middle East

Putin Punks Obama

The most glaring example of diminishing United States power and influence around the globe is the dynamic taking place between the U.S. and Russia regarding Syria. Russia has dispatched a flotilla of eleven warships, almost half of which have the ability to carry hundreds of marines to the eastern Mediterranean.  Some of those ships are… Read More »

Fundraise and Fore! obama’s Answer to World Events

Israel issued warnings over security problems with Egypt. Militants from the Sinai Peninsula crossed over into southern Israel Monday and fired on a border security fence, killing one Israeli. The IDF moved tanks and other armed forces to the Israel-Egypt border in response to the attack. Egypt is on the offensive against Israel. Egypt’s presidential… Read More »

Egyptian Supreme Court Wants Parliament Dissolved

Outrage was sparked in Egypt Thursday when that country’s Supreme Court ruled that the recent parliamentary election was unconstitutional. That decision led to emergency meetings of the ruling military council. In response, the country’s interim military rulers declared full legislative authority. Supreme Court head Farouk Soltan said: “The ruling regarding parliament includes the dissolution of… Read More »

A Year of Historic Elections

The year 2012 is rapidly becoming a year of historic elections. Greece held one recently where no single Party won enough of the vote to form a government. In ensuing weeks, no progress was made by the nation’s Parties while negotiating to form a coalition. This potentially could lead to a chaotic situation – not… Read More »

Where’s the Combat Footage?

During Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom the press was embedded with American troops showing regular footage to American T.V. watchers causing an anti-incumbent sentiment as it was designed. Americans saw guided bomb hits, infantry assaults, tank maneuvers.. One question remains – where are the combat reporters in Afghanistan during Obama’s leadership? No… Read More »

UN Considers Action Against Syria

Amid violence and unrest in Syria has the UN Security Council proposing a resolution that would call on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down from office and transfer power to a new government. Reports from the Syrian State Media Monday say that the ‘terrorists’ have blown up a gas pipeline near the border with… Read More »

The World’s Sliding Scale of Moral Values

Imagine a world where destruction of historic and archeological sites is dismissed as unimportant and irrelevant by the World Community. Imagine a world where the murder of innocents gets a moment of silence but is otherwise ignored by that same World Community. Imagine again, that this is not a make-believe world, but truly the one… Read More »

Breaking News Flash! Libya's Muammar Qaddafi Reportedly Captured/ Now DEAD

Fox News is reporting that Libya’s ousted leader,  Muammar Qaddafi has been captured. He was reportedly wounded in both legs and found in a hole similar to when Iraq’s oppressive leader, Saddam Hussein was captured. UPDATE: AFP confirms Qaddafi dead. i (Pic: AFP /Philippe Desmazes) It is reported that Qaddafi was shot in both legs and shot in… Read More »

Is the United States still a Moral Power?

We’ve all heard that the Palestinian bid for full United Nations membership has to go to the Security Council first. We also all know that the United States has threatened to veto this bid. What is a disturbing footnote to this story is that the US is attempting to avoid using it’s veto power. However,… Read More »

The Palestinians, The U.N. and Bizarro World

After an eventful week at the United Nations, Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas handed a letter to Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on Friday requesting full membership for the currently non-existent Palestinian State.  The U.N. can, of course, take a long time to “consider” this request before coming to any decision, but the problem here… Read More »

When Middle East Policies Collide

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 will prove to be a very busy and interesting day.  On that day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address the United Nations general assembly, followed soon after by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Both men will outline the state of affairs between the two peoples who reside in a very… Read More »

Tim Pawlenty Releases Middle-East Foreign Policy Statement

Governor Pawlenty gave these remarks in a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations: I want to speak plainly this morning about the opportunities and the dangers we face today in the Middle East. The revolutions now roiling that region offer the promise of a more democratic, more open, and a more prosperous Arab world.… Read More »