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Bye Bye Bashar (III)


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 […]


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


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 […]


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

John Adams


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