Category Archives: Near East

Benghazi & How Ideology Blinds

Some years ago I spent time with a Catholic Priest who is Pastor of a Parish in an affluent Westchester County neighborhood; who explained to me his experience of living through the terror attacks that rocked the entire Near East … Continue reading

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The Fragility of Persia: Domestic Unrest & A Wavering West

It isn’t hard to see that the Mullahs are showing signs of panic, now would be a good time to hit Iran given its proclivity towards domestic unrest and real poverty. Throughout Persia, the tentacles of Iran have taken to … Continue reading

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The Mullah’s & The Bomb

Seventy years ago this past week marks the very first controlled nuclear reaction which took place under the bleachers of the old Stagg Field at the University of Chicago.  There America found how to harness the power of the atom … Continue reading

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Morsi, The Egyptian Brotherhood & American Naivete

We should’ve known better.  Minutes after leaving Israeli airspace, the Secretary of State was notified of two contradictions.  One, that Morsi would consolidate his power as dictator; two, he would continue to model himself as a useful idiot to the … Continue reading

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An Emerging Israeli Ascendancy with Saudi Shield: Hitting the Persian Mullah’s

The violent prism of realism remains the best instrument from which to discern the political movement of the major actors in the Middle East conflict.  Daniel Pipes of the Philadelphia based Middle East Forum was correct in his analysis of … Continue reading

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Hezbollah In South America

The recent news that the Islamic Republic of Iran has developed extensive ties to narco-terrorist regimes throughout South America should not surprise anyone with a modicum of knowledge regarding how Teheran funds its proxies.  What is alarming is the effect … Continue reading

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The Dogs of War: Unmanned Ariel Vehicles & The Science and Law Of Licit Killing

Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAV’s) are remote controlled aircraft equipped with elaborate sensors and weapons that deliver lethal strikes by eyes far away in New Mexico, Nevada or Florida.  They are currently being used by the CIA in the Pakistan tribal … Continue reading

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The Sleep of Reason Breeds Monsters

Fredrick W. Kagan along with Fouad Ajami and Bernard Lewis were the primary ideological agents that gave fortitude to the Bush administrations push to surge in 2006 under Dr. David Petraeus.  Kagan’s expertise in asymmetrical warfare is incomparable to any … Continue reading

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The Morality Of Political Realism: Fortitude For The American Imperium

What are we witnessing in the political and therefore spiritual morass that is a craven European Union, especially geopolitically and strategically?  “Idealism” is a tough sell in American Foreign Policy, but most often it has been alloyed to the social … Continue reading

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Persian Designs In Mesopotamia

War and diplomacy is filled with role reversals, ironies, contrasts that are fit for Sophocles and Shakespeare, for the social and political impact of war is always unmanageable.  When the American’s established a Shia power grab after the fall of … Continue reading

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