Tag: war

Lack of civility in GOP primaries going to hurt Romney in the end: War is a disaster for winner and loser alike

Filed in Current affairs, GOP, Politics by on January 11, 2012 0 Comments
Lack of civility in GOP primaries going to hurt Romney in the end: War is a disaster for winner and loser alike

Money matters in a political campaign. Money buys votes. Winning New Hampshire for Mitt Romney is like winning in his backyard. The former Governor of Massachussetts has been leading consistently in the polls. His faux pas (“I like being able to fire people”) has been an opportunity for his opponents to attack him. Despite everything, […]

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West involves itself with the Lybian conflict: Eating a lot does not satisfy greediness

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, US foreign policy by on March 21, 2011 2 Comments
West involves itself with the Lybian conflict: Eating a lot does not satisfy greediness

The West’s addiction to foreign oil is certainly what motivates a coalition of  Westerners lead by the French to engage in what would become an inevitable  confrontation with Moammar Gaddafi. The U.N. resolution confirmed once again the international conspiracy against the weak. At least during the time of cold war, the world was more peaceful because the super powers neutralized each other. I […]

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North Korea hits South Korea despite good will: Gratitude of a donkey is a kick

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on November 28, 2010 0 Comments
North Korea hits South Korea despite good will: Gratitude of a donkey is a kick

Tension is still very high on the Korean peninsula. South Korea is one of the rare countries in the world who has sent humanitarian aid to its northern neighbor since the embargo. Despite the good intentions of South Korea, it has been hit twice by its neighbor this year. It is unclear how much more […]

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Charles Taylor’s gift of diamonds: One does not give a gift without a motive

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on August 10, 2010 2 Comments
Charles Taylor’s gift of diamonds: One does not give a gift without a motive

Naomi Campbell‘s saga at Charles Taylor‘s war crimes trial continues. Taylor, the former Liberian president, is accused of trading weapons for diamonds with the rebels in Sierra Leone. Thousands of people died in Sierra Leone in one of the deadliest military conflicts of our time. Mr. Taylor trained and commanded the rebels to kill and rape civilians […]

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North Korea Threatens Fight With South: The danger that threatens the hunting dog, threatens the hunter too.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on May 27, 2010 0 Comments
North Korea Threatens Fight With South: The danger that threatens the hunting dog, threatens the hunter too.

North Korea is cutting all ties with its neighbor South Korea and is threatening milititary action. Tension between the two enemies is very high since the sinking of a South Korean warship, which killed many sailors. The South Korean government blames its communist “brother.” War between the countries is less than likely to happen. But for sure […]

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Sarah Palin Campaigning for 2012? Don’t beat the drums of war unless you’re ready to fight.

Filed in Current affairs, GOP by on May 18, 2010 0 Comments
Sarah Palin Campaigning for 2012? Don’t beat the drums of war unless you’re ready to fight.

Star of the GOP and leader of the Tea Party, Sarah Palin is visible everywhere. She is offering her support to political candidates who think like her and believe in her vision of America. Now, she is endorsing the Arizona anti-immigrant laws. It is unclear if Palin is running for president in 2012. She seems to be […]

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Pakistani Taliban leader killed: It is the path of the needle that the thread is accustomed to follow.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on February 1, 2010 2 Comments
Pakistani Taliban leader killed: It is the path of the needle that the thread is accustomed to follow.

It is unclear whether Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud was killed by a US drone attack. This speculation has forced the Taliban to call the rumor false. If the news is true, it is a major blow for the Taliban. Mehsud was the instigator of the CIA attack last month that killed many of its […]

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The fly that has no one to advise it follows the corpse into the grave.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, Politics, US foreign policy by on November 13, 2009 0 Comments
The fly that has no one to advise it follows the corpse into the grave.

President Obama is considering four options for realigning U.S. strategy in Afghanistan. The decision is a tough one. Despite the call to send more troops by the Republican leaders, who think that the president is too slow in responding to his Generals request, the president should be cautious. For eight years the US Army has […]

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The Army is a school for killers.

Filed in Current affairs, US foreign policy by on November 11, 2009 0 Comments
The Army is a school for killers.

John Muhammad (the D.C. sniper) and Timothy McVeigh (convicted of bombing the Alfred P. Murray Building in Oklahoma, killing 168 people) are connected in one way. They belonged to the military. Despite what they have done, definitely on some level, they are victims of wars. Many of the soldiers who return from war are mentally […]

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Words are like arrows. Throw them only when you know where they will fall.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, US foreign policy by on November 1, 2009 0 Comments
Words are like arrows. Throw them only when you know where they will fall.

Creating a diplomatic brouhaha this week in Pakistan, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that it was hard to believe that no one in the Pakistani government knew where Al Qaeda leaders were hiding. I have to say that it takes a lot of guts to say loudly what everybody thinks in their hearts […]

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