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Syria: Russia Outmaneuvers the United States but …

Yesterday’s news that the former Soviet Union and Syria had agreed to an off-hand proposal by US Secretary of State John Kerry that Damascus turn over its chemical weapons to … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 4 Comments

Syria: Is Washington Preparing for Boots on the Ground or How Assad United the US Military and Al-Qaida

The Obama administration has asked the US Congress to authorize airstrikes on specific Syrian government targets because President Bashar al-Assad’s government “has crossed the redline” and used chemical weapons on … Continue reading

September 2, 2013 · 4 Comments

United States: 50 Years On and Everyone Equally Discriminates

Today is the 50th  anniversary of the historic March on Washington that culminated in a legendary speech by the great civil rights leader Martin Luther King.  On a positive note, … Continue reading

August 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Afghanistan: Karzai Playing Short Game Under the Guise of a Lengthy Strategic Plan

In order to understand the reasons behind President Karzai’s policy initiatives, one must first recognize his two motivations. Since Hamid Karzai’s presidential term is scheduled to end in 2014 following … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

United States: Positive Labor Numbers Hide Bad News

Data released by the US Department of Labor (DoL) showed the United States added 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell .2 percent to 7.7 percent. Economists expressed … Continue reading

December 8, 2012 · 4 Comments

US Elections: Vote Early and Relax on Voting Day

The United States is currently in the middle of election fever and those affected by it – especially those on talk radio – are literally going insane. Tangentially, if you … Continue reading

October 27, 2012 · Leave a comment