Category Archives: Lebanon

Putin to Obama re Paris

Dear Barack, I know you’re unhappy about my recent intervention in Syria and the Republicans say I’m a gangster and the United States must spend more money on defense and build more weapons systems to stop Russian aggression. You and I know that’s bullshit. We knew it was bullshit before Friday night in Paris, and […]

Also posted in Barack Obama, Beirut, Campaign 2016, Germany, Iraq, ISIS, Japan, Middle East, Paris, Ronald Reagan, Russia, Syria, Vladimir Putin, World War II

Saddam Comforts Americans

This story is from the collection “Echoes from Saddam Hussein”

Also posted in Bashar al-Assad, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Middle East, Nouri al-Maliki, Saddam Hussein, Syria

Israel in New Middle East

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Eastern Europe, Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, Israel, Libya, Middle East, Muammar Gaddafi, Palestine

Explosions and Elections in the Middle East

Several days ago Iraqi insurgents in Hilla detonated a massive car bomb scattering body parts and clothes onto a street puddled with blood.  About one hundred twenty people died and many more were wounded.  Most of the victims – typically – were unarmed, unprepared, and lightly guarded recruits for the army and police.  They were […]

Also posted in Afghanistan, Egypt, George W. Bush, Hosni Mubarak, Iraq, Middle East, Palestine, Syria, Yasser Arafat