The US military will not succeed where the Russians failed. The war against the Taliban is not a winnable war. Events lately only confirm this: An escape tunnel was dug to free 480 prisoners, an Afghan pilot shot and killed 8 US soldiers and a contractor out of anger. The US must leave both Afghanistan and […]
Master diplomat Holbrooke dies: Death is a black camel that lies down at every door. Sooner or later you must ride the camel
The death of high profile diplomat Richard Holbrooke is big news. Some faces symbolize America internationally. Richard was one of those faces. Holbrooke achieved a lot for peace in Kosovo and was very critical of Hamid Karzai’s government involvement in corruption. Holbrooke and Karzai did not like each other very much. For sure, he served his country with […]
$600M bill to secure US-Mexico border passes: It’s the tortoise’s shell, ugly and hard that protects its life long journey on earth
It is very rare to see Democrats and Republicans agree on the same thing. US lawmakers have passed an emergency fund of $600 million to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border. Facing the epidemic of each state wanting to find its own solution to illegal immigration, drug smuggling, and violence — where the federal government has […]
The Taliban justified the slaying of ten aid workers in Afghanistan, accusing them of teaching Christianity. There is no excuse for such brutality. This crime reminds us of the irrationality of the Taliban and the danger Westerners in Islamic countries are in. Behind all these killings is a secret religious war. Unfortunately, as in Iraq, Christian evangelical missionaries […]
The Media is Our Own Worst Enemy: If you close your eyes to facts, you will learn through accidents.
Leaking US military secrets is unpatriotic. America’s worst enemy is its own media. The person who leaked the information is as guilty as the media who published the document online. For years, the media has been the source of information for America’s enemies. While the media — such as CNN — is an instrument of the […]
The discovery of valuable mineral resources by US geologists in Afghanistan has been received like a bomb. Afghanistan, seen for many years as a source of opium, a country of wars, and place of poverty is seen now as a country of interest. It is not a secret that under the cover of war, there […]
President Karzai, the Afghan president, has left the US after three days of talks. Mr. Karzai has been in the news for controversial statements made by him against the US. He certainly needs to explain himself on many issues such as corruption, drugs, and his dangerous liason with Iran. President Karzai is trapped between the West […]
Hamid Karzai Threatens To Join Taliban: It is not by watching a newly wed wife that she is going to become pregnant.
Hamid Karzai has lost his mind. First, he was accused of committing election fraud. Now, he is threatening to join the Taliban if the US and the West keep pressuring him about fighting corruption and making reforms. Hamid Karzai certainly is putting himself in a vulnerable position. In old times, the CIA “took care” of a […]
Discrimination is wrong! Discrimination against gays and lesbians in the US military is even worse. In the face of danger, a gay or lesbian service member faces the same danger as a straight service member. A bullet does not discriminate. I have never seen a casket of a dead soldier from Iraq or Afghanistan labeled […]