The Passing of a Giant
22 Oct 2011

The Passing of a Giant

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

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To be or not to bee
20 Aug 2011

To be or not to bee

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

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The Cleverest Move Yet By Ambassador Robert Ford
08 Jul 2011

The Cleverest Move Yet by Ambassador Robert Ford

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

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Save the Christians of The Middle East
25 Jan 2011

Save the Christians

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,

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The Art of No Compromise
18 Dec 2010

The Art of No Compromise

In the lexicon of politics, “ideologue” and “pragmatic” are two words used often to describe how negotiable a politician and his positions are.

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Freedom of Religion? Not When Islam Acts Like a Conquering Army
06 Aug 2010

Freedom of Religion? Not When Islam Acts Like a Conquering Army

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

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