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Monday, April 30, 2012

U.S. Elections: Obama Second Term or Romney’s Unknown?

I expect nothing short of venom to be unleashed by many Republicans and their followers to unseat president Barack Obama at any cost. Obama has proven to be safe from being muddied in the usual extreme right character assassination tactics. They already exhausted all their efforts on his birth certificate authenticity, dragged him into courtrooms and tried to embarrass him in the media to no avail.

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Palestine on the verge of imploding… If not now, when?

The Palestinian struggle for statehood has always been at the heart of most conflicts between the Middle East and the west. The injustices that befell the Palestinian people as a result of the establishment of the state of Israel have been front and center for the past six decades with many failed attempts to resolve them fairly. From active diplomacy and non-violence, to secret negotiations, to Israeli military incursions and a heavily armed Palestinian resistance all the way to terrorism, both camps and their allies tried to resolve the issue to no avail thus far.

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Monday, April 16, 2012

The New Middle East: A Delicate Dance To Arabic Farsi and Hebrew Tunes?

Arabs have an historic opportunity to examine themselves, reassess their goals and chart fresh plans for the future: A future where Iran and Israel figure prominently.

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Lebanon Is Risen.. By Not Dying

The timing could not be more suspect, and the crime could not be more heinous. On the eve of Christianity’s holiest holiday, a conniving sniper attack to take out the highest most vocal symbol of Christian opposition is nothing short of evil.

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Tattletale and other “crimes” committed by Arabs

When Jordan authorities arrest reform activists for the crime of running one’s mouth, one has to wonder if things can get any more obvious and sanitized in the Hashemite Kingdom. If opening your mouth can land you in jail, how will things ever get reformed? It puts in question whether the men in power and the monarchy are at all interested in reform. The “crime” punishable by jail is not insulting or criticizing the monarchy or prominent figures, both have laws to protect them. We’re simply talking about the casual running of the mouth about an issue. The latest arrests are a self-inflicted insult by Jordan’s leadership against itself.

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