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  • ISIS is losing
    Follow the logic: 'Not losing against ISIS'
    This week’s news headlined President Obama’s position that the U.S. is not losing against ISIS, even while large chunks of Iraq and Syria have fallen to the terrorists. How does one reconcile the facts with the President’s...
  • Palmyra
    Emergency call to the UN to rescue antiquity
    The United Nations and the Arab League organizations are entities with responsibility on their hands to what happens to historic artifacts in the Middle East resulting from radical Islamic extremists who are armed with malicious intent to destroy...
  • U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
    Lindsey Graham says the Iraq War was not a mistake
    Sen. Lindsey Graham will shortly become the latest of many Republicans to announce for the presidency. Naturally, he was given the question Monday on CNN that is being used as a gotcha for all Republican candidates. Knowing what we know now, was...
  • Arab League Syrian Policy
    Suggested US foreign policy: Syria
    The Senate has been struggling for nine months to produce an authorization for President Obama to combat ISIS in Syria and elsewhere. Think about that. ISIS is watching the US government stumble and bumble in deciding how to deal with them....
  • Yemen must choose between peace or famine
    Yemen must choose peace or famine
    The latest UN update on Yemen has a clear message for the warring forces: "stop causing suffering of civilians."Over 1200 have been killed and 300,000 displaced by the war between the Houthi rebels and forces loyal to Yemen's ousted...
  • Obama foreign policy
    What is the Obama foreign policy?
    Void. Incomplete. Soft. Ineffective.Basically it means cutting enemies some slack to engage them in conversation. The idea is that enemies may soften up, listen, and change. How’s that working out?In the short run, enemies see that behavior...
  • Yemen needs food aid
    Yemen war: an update on the hunger emergency
    As the civil war in Yemen escalates, so too is a hunger crisis. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) estimates that 12 million Yemenis are now living in hunger. This is a 13 percent increase since last year.WFP is the lead agency fighting hunger in...
  • Obama gets heckled
    Obama selling military defense insurance policies
    This was supposed to be an April 1st story, but it was embargoed.If you live in the Middle East and are concerned about Iranian’s possessing nuclear weapon capabilities, not to worry. Obamacare Plans now include nuclear defense protection...
  • Yemen faces a growing hunger emergency
    Yemen: hunger emergency grows with conflict
    As Yemen descends further into war, a hunger crisis is also escalating. The United Nations reports that food is "scarce" in the conflict zones in southern Yemen.Vendors are unable to restock their supplies. Food prices are soaring...
  • Iran nuclear agreement impact on weapon development
    The voyeurs of the bomb
    For even those in America most disinterested in politics, Iran is a name known and disliked for two generations. Among that very same group of Americans, the thought of nuclear war as a reality is more akin to a sci-fi movie script than an event...
  • Iran makes progress
    Unintended consequences: Nuclear arms race among Arab nations
    Just as there seems to be a miracle framework in the works with details being added over the next couple of months that will constrain Iran’s nuclear development, that same agreement becomes the new baseline for Arab nations to keep pace....
  • Protests in Terhan
    Tehran makes Obama the world’s first April fool
    Once again a third world dictator made a fool of Obama, appropriately on April fool’s day. If you missed the headlines Iran ignored the March 30th deadline imposed by Obama. Even if you caught the news you probably weren’t informed...
  • The Near East Relief Foundation
    Charity continues life-saving tradition
    In my History New Network feature on the Syrian crisis, I wrote about the Near East Relief Charity of the World War I era. Their original name was the The American Committee for Syrian and Armenian Relief.They got started in 1915 in response to...
  • Gaza, KFC smuggler
    Kept in the dark, Arabs take Iran into their own hands
    The arrogance of P5+1 negotiations with Iran is now biting back. On the brink of diplomatic failure, Arab League members led by Saudi Arabia are fighting made and taking the punch to Iranian surrogates in an open proxy war that is enveloping the...
  • WFP director makes appeal for Syria
    WFP director appeals to donors to save Syria
    The director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, is attending a donor conference in Kuwait with one objective: to save the starving people of Syria. WFP is leading hunger relief in the war-torn country, but depends on voluntary...
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