With sadness, I learned this morning of the passing of a giant in Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz after battling colon cancer for two years. Prince Sultan was not an ordinary man and his life of triumphs was anything but ordinary. When I was a very young man in the
There are two kinds of Syrian experts, the “to be” experts who follow Syria closely, almost 24/7 and the “to bee” ones whose limited knowledge can be detected right away. To be or not to bee. The “to be” experts know the regime, Syria’s people, its opposition, culture, and political
The US Ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, visited Hama today to highlight his solidarity with the demonstrators. The videos trickling show at least 500,000 Syrians are out demonstrating in the city of 800,000 residents. This, to my recollection, is the first time a US Ambassador joins a demonstration for freedom
The minorities in the Middle East are under siege by Islamists who, finding it more difficult to terrorize the U.S. and, to a certain degree, Europe, have turned their violence against the low hanging fruit one finds in pacifist and unprotected Christian communities. Extreme Muslims simply cannot stop their terror,
In the lexicon of politics, â€œideologueâ€ and â€œpragmaticâ€ are two words used often to describe how negotiable a politician and his positions are.
One does not celebrate a victory by planting one’s flag on the soil of the enemy unless he is occupying that land or intends to occupy it. If the Mosque is to be built in New York next to Ground Zero, then we might as well move Iwo Jima Memorial