Arab Spring Becoming Arab Fall
While America watched the Arab nations rebel against their governments this spring, many believed we may have been witnessing an overthrow of dictatorial government, and waited for the democracies to take hold. Now they have, and they hate America. Arab Fall is now upon us, and it is looking like an early winter.Why Katyn Still Haunts Us
New evidence hints FDR knew who committed the Katyn Forest massacre. Even today, we tend to give allies a pass on inhumanity.What Respect Means to the World
Americans have historically paid little attention to the impact their views about rights and freedoms can have on people of other cultures. Our traditional values presuppose that self-reliant individuals can succeed by their own efforts. As our interdependence on world neighbors becomes more evident, however, we need to revisit our attitude toward respect if we want to be good citizens on the world stage.Will Libya Slip Back Into a Civil War Without Government Control?
If a government is weak and the population divided, it only takes a spark to set a full-scale revolution in progress. If you have religious sects vying for control, you are already half way there, throw in a bit of international influence, and it’s very hard to prevent. Okay so, with all this known and with my “citation” being “history” let’s go ahead and talk about Libya in 2012 and moving forward shall we?A Better Fit – Academic Vs Skills Vs Character Vs Age
How do you decide the best fit for a job. Are you just looking at one area and neglecting other aspects which will influence society. There are many issues underlinings our actions and decisions. If you are an employer and a decision maker then you might find some truth that you have never considered before.Does The Qur’an Preach Violence?
In fact, every Qur’anic reference to fighting in a war is qualified by some moral condition of restraint. Muslims are commanded not to commit injustice, they are not to use violence disproportionate to that which threatens them, and they are not to use violence at all when credible avenues to peace are available.Can We Turn the Middle East Into a Perpetual Oasis With Rivers and Lakes? Yes
Is it possible to create artificial rivers in the Middle East? Can we create a perpetual oasis, a modern city with rivers and lakes and water features? Is it even possible that we can do it in such an arid region of our planet? Why not? What if we did this in all of the Arab nations that could afford the creation of such abundance thanks to their oil sales? Consider if you will that the United States sends over $180 billion a year to oil-producing nations? Obviously, they have the money to create a watery abundance, but should they you ask?World Book Night – Spreading the Love of a Lifetime
World Book Night is a recent phenomenon which started in the UK in 2011. It has now spread to the US and other countries as a way to reach out with great reading to those who have not yet discovered this passion – or to those who have forgotten just how enriching a good book can be.Will the Human Race Become Extinct?
Will the human race become extinct? What a joke, impossible. Our numbers runs into billions and the birth rates are not going to stop. I agreed with you all, but have you consider the family tree. In some countries it is diminishing and we are not talking about nuclear, earthquakes, tsunamis, war etc. Some families trees are becoming extinction due to choices made by the individuals…On Your Marks, Get Set, Africa!
Africa, with all its angst and chaotic history and struggle with social upheaval is showing a resilience and sense of survival at which we can marvel. South African Businesses are waking up and scrabbling in an attempt to expand into Africa as it continues to grow.China, Philippines, and Last But Not Least, USA
There are two main issues regarding Philippines that are surfacing at the moment; the first is the territorial conflict between the two nations mainly involving the Huangyen islands in the South China sea, while the second is the anti-governmental armed protests in Philippines by the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). One notable point in the two occurrences is that the Chinese believe that the United States of America is deeply involved in both issues – and in a very negative way.