Posts Tagged ‘Iraq’

Iraq’s Terrorist Groups as Seen Through the Eyes of “Bizarro”

September 20th, 2011

Published in Family Security Matters, September 20, 2011 More than fifty years ago, DC Comics introduced a dark and sinister foil to Superman–“Bizarro”–who was from a planet where everything was the reverse of Planet Earth. Bizarro’s planet was cube-shaped; “good” was “bad”; what was said was opposite of what was meant. In examining a troika of

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Saddam’s Foreboding Last Words

June 22nd, 2011

Published in Family Security Matters, June 21, 2011 The final drawdown of US forces in Iraq is scheduled for year’s end. What fate awaits Iraq’s democracy? In the early coal mining days, miners took a canary into the bowels of the earth, closely watching it as a sign danger may be lurking within. A dying canary signaled

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Muslim “Children of a Lesser God?”

June 14th, 2011

Published in Human Events, June 14, 2011 Nothing reveals more about man’s soul than how he treats a child.  Manipulation of a child’s innocence or taking a child’s life to further man’s grander objective is pure evil.  It is worrisome when a culture gives rise to a mindset where this happens as children fall victim

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U.S. Must Defend Anti-Iran MEK, Not Dicey Libya Rebels

April 13th, 2011

Published in Human Events April 13, 2011 When violence in other parts of the world endangers lives, the U.S. must selectively choose where to intervene and where not. Two groups of rebels endure death and destruction today.  President Obama has opted to help one–which has done nothing to show itself worthy of risking a single

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Riding The Tsunami of Rage to an Information Highway?

March 14th, 2011

Published in Family Security Matters March 14, 2011 There are common elements involved in how totalitarian regimes succeed in maintaining control over their people. For example, such regimes prohibit or severely restrict the existence of opposition parties. Therefore, in places like the late Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, it was no wonder sham elections often won him a

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As to Ahmadinejad’s Intentions, It’s “Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign”

February 15th, 2011

Published in Family Security Matters February 15, 2011 According to the findings of a recently released US Senate report investigating the November 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage that claimed 13 lives, accused murderer Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan’s words and actions prior to the attack created warning signs that went unheeded. Concerning the acts and

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Attacking The Iranian Octopus

January 8th, 2011

Published in Human Events January 7, 2011 The April 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico provides a parallel lesson on how to conduct U.S. foreign policy. An oil rig explosion there triggered the largest accidental marine spill in petroleum industry history, releasing oil pollutants into the environment for three months until the

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Media Slow To Show WikiLeaks Justified Iraq War

January 5th, 2011

Published in Human Events January 5, 2011 While the media have been quick to run with WikiLeaks’ U.S. State Department cable releases to undermine Washington’s efforts to effect stability in unstable parts of the world, it is slow, if not silent, in giving credit where credit is due. Although other credible sources confirmed it before

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Is Iran’s Day Of Reckoning Within Sight?

August 20th, 2010

Published in Human Events August 20, 2010 Interestingly, there was a time–after Tehran’s mad extremist clerics came to power–that Middle East foes Iran and Israel found themselves sharing a rare common goal: the elimination of a regional nuclear weapons threat. Today, as Israel is down to its last option in preventing Iran from acquiring such

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Osama Is No Chessmaster in Iraq

April 28th, 2010

Published in Human Events, April 28, 2010. In the game of chess, the late Russian chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower said: “Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.”  The same is true in war. The evening of April 18, two important leaders of al Qaeda in Iraq — Abu Avyub al-Masri and Abu

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