Tagged: Mideast conflict

No Problem, Man

No Problem, Man

  On America’s birthday, storm clouds gather on the horizon. The Mideast is on fire… North Korea is threatening to blow up the world… \ Russia’s Putin is scheming to destroy democracy – in...

Trapped in Mideast Madness

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...

The Sinister Saudis

The Sinister Saudis

  You might feel heartened to learn that Saudi Arabia is leading a Muslim alliance to join the West’s war on ISIS. But I fear that having the Saudis as allies is like clutching a viper to your...

With Friends Like These…

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...

Time for “Shock and Awe”

Time for “Shock and Awe”

I totally understand the rage sweeping through Jordan and the rest of the civilized world in response to the latest ISIS atrocity.  And despite my distaste for war, I would cheer a massive assault...

Just the Horrible Facts

Just the Horrible Facts

  The following excerpt from an AP news report today should need no comment. Surely, the facts speak for themselves: Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at...

You Were Right, Joe!

You Were Right, Joe!

You told them so, Joe. You told them that Iraq should be “decentralized” into three loosely linked states. You knew that Iraq wouldn’t hold together, that trying to forge a unified democracy there was doomed to...

McCain Rushes in and Makes a Fool of Himself

McCain Rushes in and Makes a Fool of Himself

There’s no fool like an old fool. Especially a malevolent old fool. And Senator John McCain certainly fits that description. Obviously smarting from his ignominious defeat in the 2008 presidential election, McCain is constantly...

It’s a Beautiful Day but Storm Clouds Gather

It’s a Beautiful Day but Storm Clouds Gather

The sun shines bright on our old Lakeland home (to borrow a line from that misleading song about Kentucky)… and I have to admit that things don’t look so bad in the old USA today....