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  • Global Economic Recession - For Dummies

    Economy / Global Economic Recession - For Dummies

    The trick of the media is to repeatedly pour in all sorts of opinion on a matter so that eventually the viewer is left totally baffled and indecisive, over several possible scenarios, that all make some sense, but never totally link in.

  • Afghanistan and the Democratic Process

    Afghanistan / Afghanistan and the Democratic Process

    The Afghans have been a pivot between powerful imperialist contenders for centuries at a stretch, and every Afghan ruler had to ally with either the Russians or the British in order to survive in the Great Game of power.

  • Syria – In the Arab World

    Middle East / Syria – In the Arab World

    It is easy to understand that a nation that had been fighting for several decades, first against the Turks and then against the French for independence, self-determination and for an Islamic Arabism – that it would never be happy under a minority control – a minority of heterodox Muslims, that many Sunni Arabs did not even accept to be an authentic form of Islam – many Syrian Sunnis regard the Alawite as a sect more heretical than the Jews.