Posts Tagged ‘Libya’

Holding Assad to Account

May 7th, 2013

During the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, a 17-year old deserter successfully made his way to the West in 1981. But he found life there much different from the structured, disciplined lifestyle under which he had been raised in the Soviet Union. He felt uncomfortable with so many options in life demanding decisions. For him, it

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Gaddafi: May he Never Rest in Peace!

October 24th, 2011

Published in Family Security Matters, October 24, 2011 In 1969, two entirely unrelated events occurred, linked only by the fact they involved men of violence. One was based on the life of a man who had made history more than half a century earlier; the other on the life of a man who would start making

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Honor Killings: Moderate Muslims Must Move to “Execute the Executioner”

September 6th, 2011

Published in Family Security Matters, September 6, 2011 It is disheartening to hear a high profile personality make a statement on political issues about which he knows nothing–only giving his outlandish observation visibility due to his celebrity status. Recently making a profoundly dumb observation about Islam is the singer “Prince,” 53. “It’s fun being in Islamic countries,

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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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Sleepless in Tehran?

March 24th, 2011

Published in Family Security Matters March 24, 2011 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may now better understand the caveat “be careful what you wish for.” When protests occurred in Egypt to force President Hosni Mubarak to resign in February, Ahmadinejad supported the protestors. He heralded the “wave of rage” in the region as the dawn of a new

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Moammar’s Murderous March of Madness

March 23rd, 2011

Published in Family Security Matters March 23, 2011 On March 19th, coalition air forces hit military targets in Libya to enforce a United Nations resolution authorizing “all necessary measures” to stop Moammar Gadhafi’s murderous onslaught of his countrymen. Although Tripoli claimed a self-imposed ceasefire after the resolution was passed, it proved only to be a meaningless

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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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