Tag Archives: terrorism

Did We Negotiate?

It is difficult to write an opinion piece when you don’t have a firm opinion on a topic.  I find myself in just such a quandary as a result of the release of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.  While I, like … Continue reading

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Of Girls And Men

My non-American readership has been growing at a faster pace of late. I attribute that to the attention I have been giving to the situation in Ukraine and the fact that I do not have the typical political blinders that … Continue reading

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The Terrorism Of Tolerence

Notice: The following is a work of political fiction, but it has non-fiction implications. The moonlight lit the team’s path across the Elk River as the raft neared the shore.  Upon hitting the bank four men with dark skin and … Continue reading

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The Kenyans Are Smarter Than A Republican Icon

Monday night I was listening to the BBC radio broadcast when a Kenyan government official stated that despite the terrorist attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi his government would not be intimidated into backing down in Somalia, in fact … Continue reading

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A Prudent President

  Sunday 19 American diplomatic facilities, primarily in the Middle East and Northern Africa, were closed and it appears they will remain closed for at least a week.  By all reports this is based on credible intelligence of a possible … Continue reading

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It’s About American Values

Too many Americans have an “us versus them” mentality about too many things.  This taints the views of many on religion, immigration, homosexuality and especially foreign relations.  This is magnified when it comes to terror suspects – even if they … Continue reading

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Whose Agenda?

The Republicans have long been obsessed with their agenda to the point of neglecting the needs of the people they profess to represent.  Of course their true agenda includes representing the desires of their financiers.  Recent events have made that … Continue reading

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What Do We Really Know?

One week ago this afternoon the focus of the world shifted to Boston because of the bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.  As of this writing, (Sunday morning), unfortunately we know precious little more than we did … Continue reading

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Brief Statement On The Tragedy In Boston

It has been nearly 24 hours since the tragedy at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.  My silence is not an indication of my ignorance of the event.  In fact I knew of it with the earliest news reports.  … Continue reading

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If A Than B

Monday President Obama put forth the name of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense.  What interested me was why and what does that tell us.  Hagel, the former Republican Senator from Nebraska, had been rumored to be in line for … Continue reading

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