Category Archives: Saudi Arabia

Trump Enlightens Middle East

I love the Saudis more every day and they feel the same about me because, unlike President Obama, I understand we share their values of making the rich richer and keeping them rich forever, of keeping women in their place, and destroying terrorism. I’m frankly quite surprised that fourteen of the nineteen hijackers on 9/11 […]

Also posted in Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Middle East, Terrorism

Madam

drop your cloak and veil

Also posted in ISIS, Islam, Middle East, Terrorism

Saudis Defend Refugee Policies

We in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are most chagrined by quite ignorant insults about our unwillingness to accept refugees from imploding Syria. It’s unconscionable, say arrogant Westerners, that the Saudis can’t welcome some of their Arab brothers and sisters who’ve been displaced by an enduring civil war; these refugees share the same language and […]

Also posted in Germany, Iraq, Middle East, Syria

Saudi Woman Driver

Last night as aroused husband attempted to mount I closed legs and said, “Give me the keys. I’ve places to go in the morning.” “I’ll take you.” “You’ll be at work.” “My brother’ll drive.” “He’ll be late if he comes at all. Give me the keys.” “You can’t drive. It’s contrary to Saudi law and […]

Also posted in Cars & Driving, Marriage, Short Pieces - GTC

America to Afghanistan

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Campaign 2012, Middle East, Oil, Poetry - GTC, Religion, Terrorism

Free and Happy in Saudi Arabia

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, Islam, King Abdullah, Libya, Middle East, Muammar Gaddafi, Tunisia, Women's Rights, Yemen

Criminal Justice in Islam

In blighted but affordable east Bakersfield old bank transformed into new mosque hosts annual Islamic Conference where keynote speaker Main Al-Qudah, PhD in Islamic law and imam at large mosque in Houston, steps to podium. He’s slim, stern, middle-aged, dressed in suit and tie, and resembles prosecutor as power points to screen bearing principles of […]

Also posted in Alcohol, Bakersfield, Crime, Drugs, Islam, Jordan, Main Al-Qudah, Marriage, Middle East, Rape, Religion

George W. Bush on Men and Women

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

Also posted in George W. Bush, Iraq, King Abdullah, Middle East, Osama bin Laden, Sex

Obama’s Letter to the Arab League

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Arab League, Bahrain, Hosni Mubarak, Libya, Middle East, Muammar Gaddafi, Yemen

Egomania Inside and Outside Libya

Let’s remember that Muammar Gaddafi is not the only egomaniac threatening to destroy the liberation movement of the Libyan people. While Gaddafi, using tanks and planes and semi-professional troops against brave but untrained and lightly-armed patriots, is starting to build momentum by regaining some recently-lost cities and territory, there are reports the dictator may be […]

Also posted in Barack Obama, Libya, Middle East, Muammar Gaddafi

What Are the Iraqis and Saudis Going to Do?

We can long debate what the United States should do about the recent beheading of two of its citizens in Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Most will agree the murderers should be captured and punished. But how can that be done? Will a police-style manhunt, orchestrated by the military, be enough? Or, as many in the […]

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