The Kurds under attack

The essence of the matter can be expressed in one sentence. The United States has found the Kurds to be effective allies in Syria fighting the jihadists; Turkey accuses the Kurds of carrying out terrorist attacks against its citizens. Continue reading

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Top US commander wants more aggressive Afghan push this year

The top American commander for the Middle East wants a more aggressive Afghan military pressuring Taliban and other insurgents over the normally quieter months of Afghanistan’s winter, and then quickly going on the offensive in the spring. It’s all part of a plan the United States hopes will change the course of a war now entering its 17th year. Continue reading

Der Moslem als neuer “Heiliger”

Für die zunehmend orientierungslosen Linken gibt es nach einer langanhaltenden Serie von demütigenden Wahlniederlagen quer durch Europa nur noch ganz wenige Fixpunkte in ihrem ansonsten großteils kollabierenden GutmenschInnen-Universum. Continue reading

War on terror – an action-reaction formula

Amid the ongoing war against terrorism the country has been engaged in for over a decade, there has been an uplift in the terror attacks recently, especially in parts of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, exposing the brittle nature of this war. Continue reading

Is Hamas Fighting in Libya?

A startling claim is buried within a routine new United Nations report: That a Palestinian militant group is operating in Libya. The Panel of Experts on Libya, a United Nations working group, announced that its years-long investigation confirmed longstanding Libyan claims regarding “the presence of Palestinian military experts in Tripoli.” Continue reading

The United Nations and the Palestinians

There is one way in which the Palestinian refugees are unique. The United Nations has created a special organization for Palestinian refugees that both defines them differently and cares for them separately from every other refugee population on earth. In so doing, the international community has been a full partner in helping the Palestinian refugees preserve their status and nurture their grievances. Continue reading

I’m thinking of writing an opera called “Why Michael Brown Deserved to Die.”

What do you think? Do you think if I write a thought-provoking, probingly-artistic contemporary opera on the subject of Michael Brown’s untimely shooting, it will be met with critical acclaim?
Maybe it will be performed by the New York Metropolitan Opera during its 2015 season, and will be described as “dialogue” on a difficult subject. Continue reading