July 8th, 2014 10:38 am    33 comments

DO THE LEBANESE REALLY NEED A GOVERNMENT?

  We’re not impressed with all the hoopla about an absence of consensus over some new president for the Lebanese Republic.  In truth, the whole affair is a big Yawn.  When Michel Sulayman left office, thankfully and mercifully, there should have been a big sigh of relief – that is – unless the cunning Lebanese…

May 29th, 2014 02:10 am    30 comments

American Hypocrisy

The U.S. Armed Forces have fought in Afghanistan for almost 13 years against militants loyal to Al-Qaeda. In Syria, the Syrian Arab Army is fighting the same enemy, but these militants come in larger forces, possess better weapons, and they are financially supported by rich Gulf states. The U.S. government labels the militants in Afghanistan…