Latin America’s longest civil war may finally be coming to an end

Congratulations to the people of Colombia and their military, which finally succeeded in killing FARC leader Alfonso Cano on Saturday. This could be the deathblow to the Marxist group, which has been waging a guerrilla war against the Colombian Government for nearly 50 years. At the beginning of the year I spent some time in Colombia’s border … More Latin America’s longest civil war may finally be coming to an end

Sri Lanka’s bitter civil war comes to a close

I felt a strong sense of emotion when I heard that Vellupillai Prabhakaran, the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, was killed in a gunbattle with Sri Lankan soldiers along with his son, several of his top aides, and scores of his dedicated fighters. Its clear that Sri Lanka’s military conflict has drawn to … More Sri Lanka’s bitter civil war comes to a close

The Iraqi Blogosphere + Israel and Palestine debates = Mayhem

While we have watched Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki and the people of Iraq triumph in the face of terrorism, there is another struggle, maybe even a war, that is taking place, and it is happening in the Iraqi blogosphere. First, my friends over at Iraqi Bloggers Central have announced they are closing their doors. … More The Iraqi Blogosphere + Israel and Palestine debates = Mayhem

Where it all began

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam–one of the world’s most fearsome and aggressive (non-Muslim as well) terrorist organizations–proved its ability to continue its campaign of violence when a female suicide bomber blew herself up among Sri Lankan soldiers who were escorting civilians out of the war-ravaged north on Monday. The media has had a fascination … More Where it all began

Fighting for peace…

Some good news to report out of Sri Lanka…the government forces have made headway into the rebel-held Tamil Eelam mini-state, although it has cost the lives of almost 700 soldiers. Because the fighting has gotten so intense, the government has ordered all Aid workers out of the country. While the LTTE may be in its … More Fighting for peace…