After Assad, Naivete is our Worst Enemy
02 Apr 2012

After Assad, Naivete is our Worst Enemy

What makes a human being naive? Which part of his/her brain is so dysfunctional it defies rational thinking and turns lies into hope, deceptions into wishful thinking? After Assad, naivete is our worst enemy. I am referring here to Secretary Kofi Annan making a statement today to the fact that Assad

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No United Nations Trigger System to Save Lives
11 Feb 2012

No United Nations Trigger System to Save Lives

The UN image on the world stage as the organization of choice to resolve global conflicts has taken a considerable beating of late over the tragedy of Syria. Its dominance, in proportion to its failures and successes, is finally catching-up with its conceptual ideology against realistic results. There is no

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The Pelosi Damascus Pilgrimage
04 Dec 2011

Down Memory Lane: The Pelosi Damascus Pilgrimage

We all remember the infamous Pelosi Damascus pilgrimage ex-speaker Nancy Pelosi took to Syria in April of 2007 in support of a ruthless and brutal dictator capable of gassing women and children. That day, and for a brief moment of her Pelosi Damascus pilgrimage, the Speaker of the House cloaked herself

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A friendly reminder to all would-be Kuciniches
29 Jun 2011

A friendly reminder to all would-be “Kuciniches”

Dennis Kucinich, the Ohio congressman who visited Syria recently, claims in an NPR article that he was misquoted for praising the Assad regime. Let’s suppose there is no buyer’s remorse here for a moment even though we do not buy it because Kucinich loves tyrants and dictators. We think what

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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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It's the Cocktails, Stupid!
04 Jul 2010

It’s the Cocktails, Stupid!

When the US State Department engineered sending a high-level technical delegation to Syria, which included such US stalwarts of industry as Microsoft and Dell, it may had one purpose in mind: To continue pushing for a policy of appeasing Assad. One which, after almost 2 years of uninterrupted work, has

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