Will Syrians finally leave Al-Qaeda out in the cold?

Since they burst onto the scene in early 2012, their spiritual pledge to the world’s most hated people have stirred up fear and resentment,¬†enough to divert the average American or European away from supporting the rebellion in Syria that their tactics now play a leading role in. These actions, for many, replaced iconic images of … More Will Syrians finally leave Al-Qaeda out in the cold?

Iranian women targeted as Obama and misogynist regime secure Nuke Deal

I planned to touch on this a few days ago. Ever since I read this story about a planned crackdown in Iran on female drivers and subsequently thought of President Obama’s Nuclear Deal with that country’s theocracy — the one that routinely throws his overtures back in his face, regardless of whether he’s aware of … More Iranian women targeted as Obama and misogynist regime secure Nuke Deal

Zamboanga and Mindanao

Over the past years I have had more than a few opportunities to travel across several continents, but there’s still one high-priority area that has eluded me: Mindanao, the southernmost region of the Philippines. Although sidelined by the emergence of the Islamic State last year in the Middle East – when I ended up visiting … More Zamboanga and Mindanao