Western China violence comes to Beijing

I have been following the low-level insurgency in China’s western Xinjiang Province for years, from the chaos that coincided with the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2009 riots to the recent disturbances earlier this year…but this was surprising. It appears to be some semblance of a suicide car bombing, but the details are still murky … More Western China violence comes to Beijing

Priorities must be reconsidered immediately

Outrage over the anti-Islam film reaches the UN as more serious issues plague the Middle East and beyond My follow-up column in the Canada Free Press, which was published on September 25th: Over the weekend I maintained hope that on Monday my words from last week’s column about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his visit … More Priorities must be reconsidered immediately

The Middle East could have done so much better

I have refrained from saying this since the beginning of last year, because it will almost certainly offend a number of people. I’m going to be honest though, and announce that I was never inspired by the uprising that swept Egypt and ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak. Yes, the elderly autocrat was a low-life who saw … More The Middle East could have done so much better