Trapped in Mideast Madness

  America finds itself fighting on both sides of a religious war in the Middle East. In Iraq, US troops are helping the Shia government purge the ISIS infection. In Yemen, a US destroyer is firing missiles at the rebels supported by Iran’s Shia government. That’s the way it is all over the region. The Shia and […]
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With Friends Like These…

  Turkey’s downing of a Russian bomber is prompting internet chatter about World War III. Turkey is a US ally, and the incident is sure to cause another confrontation with Russia. America will undoubtedly feel obliged to take the side of its “friends” in Turkey but I hope the issue can be resolved peacefully. It […]
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Shadowy Saudi Influence

  The Saudis seem to have some hidden influence over American affairs, but I am not sure why. From time to time, I see Saudi Arabia mentioned as a moderating force in the global oil cartel. And I have read articles that suggest the Bush family had a close relationship with the Saudi royal family […]
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Amid Fact and Fantasy, I Just Go Blogging On

Sometimes I think I might know a little bit about what’s going on, and then I realize I really don’t know nuthin’ about nuthin’. How can I make any sense of life when I am surrounded by an impenetrable fog of misinformation? I am not talking about the Republican debates that are infesting television lately. […]
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One Industry Doing Well – Building Weapons of War

I doubt this is what the Founding Fathers had in mind. From what I know of American history, they thought they were founding a peaceful nation, one that would wage war only if attacked, a nation that would spread brotherhood, peace and mutual prosperity throughout the world. And I doubt that Barack  Obama wants to […]
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