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Obama, don’t attack Syria: Only the person who wears the shoe feels it when it pinches

Obama, don’t attack Syria: Only the person who wears the shoe feels it when it pinches

Recent criticism about President Obama seeking congressional approval to attack Syria proves once again how the American media is obsessed by wars. Clearly the President of the United States doesn’t know what to do. If he attacks Syria without congressional approval, he will be blamed for any failure. Looking for approval, he is accused of […]

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Should the US intervene in Syria? If you want to fight fire, you don’t wear a skirt made of dry grass

Filed in Current affairs by on August 28, 2013 0 Comments
Should the US intervene in Syria? If you want to fight fire, you don’t wear a skirt made of dry grass

President Obama’s rhetoric about Syria reminds us of former President George W. Bush’s speeches prior to the Iraq war. When the US administration is determined there’s going to be a regime change, it uses all the excuses it can to go to war. Yes, the gas attack did happened in Syria, Bashar Al Assad is […]

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50th anniversary of the March on Washington: A child carried on its mother’s back does not know how far the market is from home

Filed in Current affairs, Justice by on August 25, 2013 0 Comments
50th anniversary of the March on Washington: A child carried on its mother’s back does not know how far the market is from home

Today we remembered the 5oth anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I have a dream” speech. His dream was not a prophecy. Half a century later, America is still very divided. Many of the older generation have witnessed the change and appreciate the progress made by the civil rights […]

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Bush recovering in hospital: When God wishes a man well, He gives him insight into his faults

Filed in Current affairs by on August 21, 2013 0 Comments
Bush recovering in hospital: When God wishes a man well, He gives him insight into his faults

Former President George W. Bush being in the hospital has surprised everyone. The 67 year old former President, who has an active lifestyle, is recovering after a heart procedure. Since his retirement, George W. Bush’s humanitarian work has been remarkable. The Bush legacy is complex. Justly or unjustly accused of racism, the man is showing […]

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Democracy not for Arabs: You don’t know a man before he takes a woman

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on August 18, 2013 0 Comments
Democracy not for Arabs: You don’t know a man before he takes a woman

The Obama administration is struggling with how to deal with the Egyptian chaos. Listening to Senator McCain, he believes that the US has no credibility in Egypt. I agree with him. I can add that the US has a credibility problem in the whole Muslim world. Muslims are not Christians and are not part of […]

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Hillary Clinton for President: A drum that is sounded loudly will soon split

Filed in Current affairs, Politics, US presidential elections by on August 11, 2013 0 Comments
Hillary Clinton for President: A drum that is sounded loudly will soon split

Hillary Clinton for President is now a slogan. More than three years before the next US Presidential election, the name of Hillary Clinton is back in the news as a potential Democratic candidate and future “Madam President.” It is too soon to project her victory but it is surely wise not to be overconfident that […]

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Al-Qaeda leaders’ talks sparked US embassy closures: Don’t cough in a hiding place.

Filed in Current affairs by on August 5, 2013 0 Comments
Al-Qaeda leaders’ talks sparked US embassy closures: Don’t cough in a hiding place.

   

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US promise no death penalty for Snowden: Evening promises are like butter: morning comes, and it’s all melted

Filed in Current affairs, Justice by on August 1, 2013 2 Comments
US promise no death penalty for Snowden: Evening promises are like butter: morning comes, and it’s all melted

The US attorney general is courting the Russians to hand over Snowden, promising that the U.S. will not seek the death penalty against the ex-CIA contractor. He still faces many years, probably life, in jail. The US may change its mind once Snowden is in custody. As the Arabs of Morocco say, “Evening promises are […]

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Lindy Boggs dies at 97: Every time an old person dies, it is as if a library has burnt down

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on July 28, 2013 3 Comments
Lindy Boggs dies at 97: Every time an old person dies, it is as if a library has burnt down

Death is always big news, especially the death of Lindy Boggs. As a congresswoman, she worked very hard to elevate American women by being their advocate in Washington. She died at 97, after almost a century of living, having witnessed the changes in America. As always, as the Bambara of Mali say, “Every time an […]

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Weiner sexting scandal: A good man gone wrong is usually a bad man found out

Filed in Current affairs by on July 23, 2013 1 Comment
Weiner sexting scandal: A good man gone wrong is usually a bad man found out

It is unbelievable that Anthony Weiner is back in the news–not as candidate for New York mayor, but for sexting, even after the scandal that forced him to resign as Senator in the first place. Bad behavior does not change overnight. His candidacy for New York mayor was a bad decision. Only psychologists can speculate […]

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