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If you are dancing with your rivals, don’t close your eyes.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, US foreign policy by on October 22, 2009 0 Comments
If you are dancing with your rivals, don’t close your eyes.

Despite Tehran saying its nuclear program is intended solely for peaceful purposes, many in the West believe that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons capabilities. Recently, Iran has accepted a draft agreement that calls for some uranium produced in Iran to be sent abroad for further enrichment in France and Russia. How the world can take […]

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When a plate is covered, its contents are hidden.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on October 13, 2009 1 Comment
When a plate is covered, its contents are hidden.

Pakistan has been hit by a series of bombs in the last seven days, confirming that — despite financial and material support from the US — what appears to be the war on terror by the US is in reality the Pakistani’s problem. The flow of US dollars to support the Pakistani government does not […]

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He who does not look ahead always remains behind.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on August 24, 2009 0 Comments
He who does not look ahead always remains behind.

Convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi flew home from a Scottish prison on Thursday, freed by the Scottish government on compassionate grounds because doctors say Megrahi’s cancer will kill him within three months. This decision has generated a lot of criticism from the US and British governments. What creates the fury among the families […]

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The tracks of the elephant cancel those of the antelope.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on August 5, 2009 0 Comments
The tracks of the elephant cancel those of the antelope.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has issued a special pardon to two American journalists convicted of crossing into the country illegally. He ordered their release during a visit by former U.S. President Bill Clinton. This a good news for American diplomacy and it is a good news for the families of the two journalists. […]

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One fire brand after another keeps fire burning.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on August 3, 2009 0 Comments
One fire brand after another keeps fire burning.

Three American citizens were arrested in Iran for crossing into their territory illegally. The scenario is the same as that of the two American journalists who crossed into North Korea this year: they were “tourists” (in this case, hikers) crossing illegally into enemy territory. The examples can go on and on. Imagine if they were […]

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Many words do not fill a basket.

Many words do not fill a basket.

Top Israeli and US officials are meeting to discuss the options on the table to engage Iran regarding its nuclear program. We all know that this matter has been in the news for a while. Both sides are not giving any sign of backing up. Iran is claiming that its nuclear program is peaceful. The […]

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Lying and stealing are next door neighbors.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on June 14, 2009 0 Comments
Lying and stealing are next door neighbors.

The elections in Iran are over. President Ahmadinejad was reelected by a big margin. The news was like a earthquake for his political opponents and also for the rest of the world who saw in this election an opportunity for a regime change in Iran — a hope for a more moderate regime. The rumor […]

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Even a soft speech has its own poison.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on June 5, 2009 0 Comments
Even a soft speech has its own poison.

The awaited speech of President Obama to the Muslim world has been seen by many politicians as one of the greatest speeches of our time. President Obama is offering a new beginning between the US and the Muslim worlds. It’s too early to say if his speech will have an immediate impact in the Muslim […]

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Two lightning flashes cannot come from one cloud.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on May 13, 2009 0 Comments
Two lightning flashes cannot come from one cloud.

Roxana Saberi, the Iranian-American journalist convicted by an Iranian court of spying for the U.S. and sentenced to eight years in prison, was released. Was she accused falsely? It is difficult to say. Who could believe years ago that Valerie Plame, the wife of the US ambassador in Niger, was a CIA agent? What is […]

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One muddy buffalo makes the whole herd dirty.

Filed in Current affairs, US foreign policy by on April 17, 2009 0 Comments
One muddy buffalo makes the whole herd dirty.

The Bush memos were officially released. Now the whole world knows the details about the methods of torture used by the Bush administration. If George W. Bush was president of a developing country, the International court of justice would bring him to justice. George W. Bush and his entourage have done a lot of damage […]

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