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The end of dictatorships in the Arab world? When the ducks are quacking, the frogs take it as a warning

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on January 28, 2011 0 Comments
The end of dictatorships in the Arab world? When the ducks are quacking, the frogs take it as a warning

The Arab world has the best opportunity ever to end dictatorships in many of their countries. The Tunisian people have shown the example. It is like a fire in the jungle. Egypt is burning now. Egypt is not Tunisia, but they have some similarities. I do not know how much it takes a dictator to quit […]

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President Zine Ben Ali of Tunisia, who next? A tree that refuses to dance will be made to do so by the wind

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, Justice by on January 24, 2011 0 Comments
President Zine Ben Ali of Tunisia, who next? A tree that refuses to dance will be made to do so by the wind

The fall of President Zine Ben Ali in Tunisia has inspired the whole Arab world in need of democracy and freedom. The Arab governments known for governing with iron hands are worried about the spread of movements for change from Tunisia, Algeria, or Yemen. Hosni Mubarack of Egypt and Muammar Kaddafi of Lybia must be holding their breath. Dying by […]

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The Tea Party needs to condemn the incitation of violence: A person who does not speak out against the wrong is a mute devil

Filed in Current affairs, GOP, Politics, Tragedy by on January 9, 2011 0 Comments
The Tea Party needs to condemn the incitation of violence: A person who does not speak out against the wrong is a mute devil

The Arizona shooting is a reminder that America is a Wild West society. Without hesitation, we can speculate on the connection between inflamatory political rhetoric and what happened in Arizona. We have seen the “White Talibans” in the US inciting people to violence, claiming their country back. I wonder what Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, or the Tea […]

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A future Christian-free zone in the Middle East? A tree is known by its fruit

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, Tragedy by on January 4, 2011 0 Comments
A future Christian-free zone in the Middle East? A tree is known by its fruit

The killing of Christian copts in Egypt is another tragedy that we are witnessing now against non-Muslims in the Arab world. There is clearly a connection between what is happening in Iraq and what just happened in Egypt. Should we condemn Pastor Terry Jones of Florida who made headlines for threatening to burn the Koran? Are […]

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China, be proud of Liu Xiaobo: The eyes are of little use if the mind be blind

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, Politics by on October 10, 2010 2 Comments
China, be proud of Liu Xiaobo: The eyes are of little use if the mind be blind

The Nobel prize committee has selected the Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. It is a shock in Beijing. Mr. Xiaobo’s fight for basic human rights and freedom of expression is very known for those who follow politics in China and the transformations happening there. It is a well deserved prize. As expected, the […]

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Lessons from a civilized election: At the narrow passage there is no brother and no friend

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, Politics by on October 2, 2010 0 Comments
Lessons from a civilized election: At the narrow passage there is no brother and no friend

The Labour party in England has chosen its leader after a fierce fight yet civilized election between Ed Miliband and his older brother David Miliband. The younger Miliband has won by a very small margin. This is an example that many countries around the world should follow, especially in the developing countries where machettes and AK-47s […]

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Helen Thomas Resigns: He who plants thorns must never expect to gather roses.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on June 8, 2010 0 Comments
Helen Thomas Resigns: He who plants thorns must never expect to gather roses.

The well-known and respected Helen Thomas, White House correspondent from the Kennedy administration to the Obama administration, was forced to resign for speaking out against the state of Israel. As usual, if you criticize Israel, you are accused of being anti-Semitic and you have to pay very heavily. Where is the freedom of speech of which […]

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Benjamin Netanyahu Defends Israel’s Attack: Excuses are always mixed with lies.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on June 3, 2010 0 Comments
Benjamin Netanyahu Defends Israel’s Attack: Excuses are always mixed with lies.

Despite world condemnation of the raid on an humanitarian ship that led to the death of nine people, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is still defiant, justifying the commandos’ actions. A great leader has the capacity to accept that mistakes were made and to apologize. Turkey is one of the rare Muslim countries to recognize Israel. […]

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Michael Brown Accuses President Obama: Never speak untruth and falsity knowingly.

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on May 6, 2010 0 Comments
Michael Brown Accuses President Obama: Never speak untruth and falsity knowingly.

Michael Brown, the former FEMA chief under George W. Bush, has accused President Obama of taking political advantage of the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.  Does he really think that a president who is under pressure to keep people at work with unemployment near 10% enjoys seing hundreds of fishmen lose their income […]

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Gays and Lesbians Persecuted in Egypt: There is no cure for him who hides an illness.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on April 16, 2010 1 Comment
Gays and Lesbians Persecuted in Egypt: There is no cure for him who hides an illness.

Like the Jews in Germany during the Adolph Hitler era, Gays and lesbians in Egypt are being persecuted. Homosexuality is against the law. Allah does not allow it. Gays and lesbians use cyberspace to meet. While it is difficult to be gay in the West because of the prejudice, it is even harder in a Muslim […]

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