How wonderful! How tragic… Iraq in the 1950’s

First they came for the Jews…

First they came for the Jews And I did not speak out Because I was not a Jew Then they came for the Yazidis And I did not speak out Because I was not a Yazidi Then they came for the Shi'a And I did not speak out Because I was not a Shi'a Then…Read more First they came for the Jews…

Russian naval facility in Tartus, Syria

The Russian naval facility in Tartus refers to a military installation of the Russian Navy located in the port of the city of Tartus, Syria. Russian official usage classifies the installation as a Material-Technical Support Point (Russian: Пункт материально-технического обеспечения, ПМТО) and not a "base". Tartus is the last Russian military facility outside the former…Read more Russian naval facility in Tartus, Syria

How to stop the killing in Syria?

The question is being asked: Without military intervention, how are we going to stop the killing of civilians in Syria? Whatever world leaders decide to do, the frightful situation in Syria is certainly not going to be easy to resolve. While it's true, civilians are already being killed, airstrikes will certainly kill more and are…Read more How to stop the killing in Syria?

No War With Syria

I'm deeply concerned about the frightful situation in Syria. Nevertheless I do not believe racing into yet another war is the answer. Wars are easy to start, but incredibly difficult to finish. Then there's the rebuilding afterwards. Are Iraq and Afghanistan really in any better shape after years of conflict? The consequences of which all…Read more No War With Syria

Salam, Shalom, Peace is the Way! ^_^