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?
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
The movement for a free Kurdistan in Syria and the Middle East is finding support from all corners of the globe. Take a look at a graffiti slogan I encountered while strolling through the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina during a trip to South America earlier this month that was sparked by other … More Kurdistán está inspirando el mundo
Make no mistake: the war everyone fears is already here Below is a column I authored for the Canada Free Press. It aims to deconstruct the growing belief that the Iranian Government can be a partner in the fight against terror or a trustworthy signatory to a nuclear deal. These are critical times…so please share … More Peace and a new beginning are not on the horizon
Somewhere between tales of deflated footballs, movie fury and the United States facing one foreign policy headache after another is the fate that befell Argentine federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman on January 18. Far flung from the power vacuum gripping the Middle East but tirelessly working on a piece of the puzzle behind it, Nisman was in the … More A death in Buenos Aires will not rewrite the past
Below are some (mostly) reliable interactive maps drafted by a Wikipedia network that show the current situations in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen – four countries once caught up in the “Arab Spring” revolutions that are now wracked by factional warfare with no end in sight anytime soon. I’ve included a brief description and a … More Mapping out who controls what in the disintegrating Middle East
My latest article in the Brentwood Press — this one is about the situation in Kirkuk, Iraq. It’s important for me to note that my experience in this diverse, rough, and intriguing city was made possible by the kindness of a local Kurdish family who took me in and hosted me during my stay. Walking … More Iraqi Kurds fight to preserve American sacrifices