Monday, March 30, 2015

The Middle East Beyond ‘Decisive Storm’

The sudden Arab coalition operation to crush out the Houthi rebels in Yemen was shocking and seemed almost out of a Hollywood script; but it is absolutely necessary just as a ground incursion might prove timely and crucial to finish the job properly. 

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Netanyahu’s Racism Wins Him Israeli Elections

It has finally dawned on President Barak Obama that Netanyahu and those who elected him have no interest in making peace with the Palestinians. What the US would have considered campaign rhetoric in the past, is aggressively criticizing as a policy reversal vis-à-vis peace and co-existence between Israelis and Palestinians. This will likely translate into less of the usual blind support at the UN and elsewhere.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

March 14th Is Only A Date Again

It was born a legitimate grassroot movement from the people, for freedom and for “The Truth.” For those of us who witnessed and reported on that glorious March 14th day in Martyr’s Square ten years ago, the date means as much as the emotions that flowed from the varied groups of people from all walks of life demanding “The Truth.”

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Monday, March 9, 2015

In March We Remember The Sweet Taste of Freedom

Today I remember a few glorious days ten years ago. It is hard to believe ten years have passed already. The only measurements we have are the voids we feel for all those who are no longer with us. The hopeful moments vanished quickly and deception replaced them.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

The Same Old Price of Opposition in Russia

The headline might as well have read, “Boris Nemstov has committed suicide” by taking four bullets in the back as he crossed a bridge in plain sight in Moscow. It’s a heinous senseless assassination, one that will never be solved and for which no one is likely to be punished. It sinks Russia deeper in conspiracy theories and mysteries fit for fiction books. However, they keep finding their way to news headlines instead.

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