Tag Archives: Syria

Politics in the U.S. is depressing

Coming back from Ireland to the current political situation in the U.S. is so depressing. We have candidates who are a laughing stock around the world. Yes, Washington hasn’t worked well for many years. Yes, I get the criticisms against … Continue reading

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Is the ISIL situation similar to the Vietnam War?

A friend made the statement that he wondered how the world will react to the U.S. bombing parts of Syria. He asked the question if it was similar to the U.S. bombing Laos and Cambodia during the Vietnam War. I … Continue reading

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Does the current Middle East crisis date back to WWI?

The world is still a mess and getting worse. Why should we care and where did this start? The reason we should care is that the U.S. and its citizens are directly affected by a terrorist group such as IS … Continue reading

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To Vote No or to Vote Yes, That Is The Question

I was hoping to be writing my blog this week all about a wonderful vacation, but due to the events surrounding Syria that is impossible. In a few days, the U.S. Congress will vote on whether we should initiate a … Continue reading

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Hatred in the Middle East: Is the next generation doomed?

A recent article in the New York Times about Syrian youth and the existing hatred between Sunnis and Alawites was disturbing, but also an accurate portrayal of life in the Middle East.  Many Americans have no knowledge that unfortunately much … Continue reading

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Where is Saudi Arabia going?

Saudi Arabia is the one country in the Gulf that many predicted would always be the stable anchor for the region. Most aspects of life there seemed to be totally controlled by the royal family. That is until The Arab … Continue reading

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Syria: What the conflict is teaching us about hacking

In this day and age we all know about hackers and identity theft.  Any of us who have lost a wallet, had one stolen or had our identity stolen, know how miserable it is to pick up the pieces.  But … Continue reading

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