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
I would like to invite everyone to read Faction, a short story I published through the Voice of Kurdistan about the Syrian Civil War. Prior to putting this together it had been a while since my last effort at fiction, but I felt compelled to act over the Summer when my desire to actually visit Syria … More Faction: my mystical journey into Syria
It didn’t take long for followers of Alex Jones to respond to my Canada Free Press column that was published last week. Some were tepid and mildly critical of how I called the radio host out over his appearance on Iran’s Press TV, a news channel where reality usually meets a violent end under the gazing eyes … More The faithful make their voices heard
Human rights groups and international observers say that March was the deadliest month in Syria since the uprising broke out 2 years ago, with over 6,000 deaths. The killings are mostly combatants — rebels and government soldiers — but hundreds of civilians are said to be among them. Even if Bashar steps down (unlikely he’s … More Syria: Only getting worse…
In an act similar to the explosion that rocked a police station in Istanbul last year, a committed Marxist ideologue self-detonated outside of America’s embassy in Ankara, the Turkish capital. When I first read this I thought it would be Al-Qaeda, but apparently Turkish revolutionaries on the left are looking to attack Americans too. A … More Another leftist blows himself up
Last week I had the privilege of writing about my favorite local restaurant here in the Bay Area. Check it out…and if you are nearby, go for a visit. This place helped quell some of the depression that I felt when I came back to India, so I promise you it’s worth your time.
Every now and then I forget why popular television shows always prove to be a waste of time, a letdown, and a front for getting people to open up their wallets for the advertisers. For all the times I have gone off on reality TV and mindless entertainment, I myself have occasionally become caught up … More Forget the action shows and go live your own adventure