Checkers and Chess in the Middle East and Africa

       What’s happening in the Middle East, more pointedly in the country of Syria and its surrounding neighbors, is a game of one hegemonic beast, the US, playing checkers, while another less militarily powerful but still a country to be reckoned with, Russia, playing chess.      When a super power has all the military might necessary to control […]

Congressional Circus Charades

        What’s happening in this country of ours?         A most bizarre confluence of events has invaded our political scene and yet the response is overall lukewarm complacency, lethargic resignation, or the usual relentless drive towards more entertainment and escape from reality.         A man, an indictable war criminal, from a country that earlier this last year slaughtered over […]

Burnt Alive vs. Shock and Awe

     Most Americans have responded to the recent burning alive in a cage of a Jordanian jet fighter pilot shot down by ISIS with SHOCK. FOX News added to that shock by showing extended coverage of the actual burning to its viewers. This done by FOX despite its denunciation of such coverage during the […]