We need more than a genie on a flying carpet to get out of this mess. Baghdad, if you’ve looked at the latest maps of the IS progression, is surrounded.
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When I heard, today, that the Norwegian Nobel Committee had awarded the 2014 peace prize to Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India, I was thrilled.
Not so long ago I wondered what kind of trade off the Turks made with IS to get their diplomats back. Whatever it was it worked.
Not to take away anything positive that’s being done in the fight against IS, I must say the grand coalition has it’s weaknesses. While growing in numbers daily, they all seem to be doing the same thing. Bombing in Iraq. Not Syria.There are of course reasons for this. Syria hasn’t asked for help. Iraq has. […]
“I have made it my life’s mission to spread awareness about mesothelioma and the dangers of asbestos.” Heather Von St. James Mesothelioma Awareness Day: Get Involved! Photo of Heather and her Family Mesothelioma Awareness Day: Get Involved! Facts & Graphic Do you know what Mesothelioma is? According to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation), […]
Yes. There has been another beheading. This time a French citizen by an al Qaeda splinter group in Algeria. Why? Because of France’s part in the fight against IS.
Okay. We’re not even 24 hours into what we’re finally calling a war. That we’ve taken the action we have is good. That Arab countries joined in is even better
Me thinks Turkey with their Islamist leader may be another can or worms for the United States and the region.
Personally, I’m glad the United Kingdom will remain “united,” but I couldn’t resist this re-posting: And, in celebration of Scotland’s wisdom, we share the late Robin Williams’ history of golf: BBC News: Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after voters decisively rejected independence. With the results in from all 32 council areas, the […]
I’m just back from our short hiatus and am sorry to say the smoke from the fires in Oregon and California had moved into Glacier obliterating all that fantastic scenery. Other topics, however, seem to be perfectly clear. I only scanned the papers that I’ve missed but I see both Iraq and Iran have told […]
What the President really told us… September 17, 2014 Robert Robinson I am afraid what we learned today from President Obama’s speech at MacDill Air Force Base, is not necessarily about combating the Islamic State group, instead, we heard the President outline a job description for a global police and rescue force to be most […]
What has happened to us? It seems the world has ceased to know how to function in unity no matter how dire the straits we face.
Listening to the Sunday morning Talk shows I note that the Democrats are still espousing the President’s strategy and the Republican are saying it’s not enough. A couple of things occurred to me after hearing that a British aid worker has joined the ranks of sacrificial lambs to western politics. Two arguments go against the […]
“The living owe it to those who no longer can speak to tell their story for them.” Czesław Miłosz Haiku: In Remembrance… World Trade Center Buildings, NY On a clear fall day Steel birds falling from our skies The World Trade Center Two hijacked planes crashed A third smashed The Pentagon A fourth in a […]
“Peace is more than the end of armed conflict. Peace is a mode of behavior.” It is a “deep rooted commitment to the principles of liberty, justice, equality and solidarity among all.” Yamoussoukro Declaration Reflections: UN Forum On The Culture Of Peace – UN Sec Gen, Ban Ki-Moon speaks Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the […]