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Bye Bye Bashar (III)

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Syria remains in the news, due more to its proximity to Israel and America’s preoccupation with all things Islamic than to mere body count. Two years of civil war in a country like Zaire or Laos would not cause the papers to dedicate more than a brief note to the ongoing conflict. Now the Syrians have […]

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Kim Jong Il dies and it’s starting to look alot like Christmas…

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2011 has been a very hard year for tin-pot dictators. The roll call of dishonor continues to grow: Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (Tunisia)  – in exile; Hosni Mubarak (Egypt) – under arrest; Muammar Qaddafi (Libya) – dead; Ali Abdullah Saleh (Yemen) – in exile; Kim Jong Il (North Korea) – dead. There is reason to […]

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“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.“

John Adams

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