Paul Salahuddin Armstrong After the elation of the World Cup Final game last night I've been a little baffled with response of some culturally challenged people who have been commenting on the traditional gold hemmed robe that Lionel Messi was graciously gifted by the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. This garment is…Read more Emir Al Thani’s gift to Messi
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
Give Peace a Chance
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem Aggression feeds further anger and hatred, continuing ongoing violence... Leaders on both sides in Palestine and Israel need to calm down and sit around a table, and AGREE a permanent settlement to end SIX DECADES of violence. Which eventually, at some point they must. The longer that takes, gives some indication of…Read more Give Peace a Chance