Category Archives: Middle East

The Lebanese diaspora is growing, and growing …

“Lebanon has been left without electricity, plunging the country into darkness amid a severe economic crisis. A government official told Reuters news agency the country’s two largest power stations, Deir Ammar and Zahrani, had shut down because of a fuel … Continue reading

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Posted in As The Borg Turns, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East | 6 Comments

“Inside every —— there is an American trying to get out …”

I wrote the other day about the responsible job that I thought Austin, Milley and McCkenzie did in their testimony before Congress.  I stand by that judgment but would like to expand my thought in that post. Several times during … Continue reading

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Posted in Afghanistan, Borg Wars, government, History, Iraq, Middle East, Religion, The Military Art | 44 Comments

“Emails Reveal Hunter Biden Requested $2 Million Plus ‘Success Fees’ To Help Dem Donors Unfreeze Libyan Assets” Jarrett

“Citizen Free Press reports that an insider has provided unbelievable emails indicating the unethical lengths which then-vice president Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, went to. “Two previously unpublished emails sent by business contacts of Hunter Biden indicate that the president’s son requested an annual retainer of … Continue reading

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Posted in Chinagate, government, Justice, Middle East | 9 Comments


While it is certainly a good thing that President Biden signed a recent Executive Order mandating a speedy declassification of the thousands of pages of FBI files on Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the September 11, 2001 attacks, the other side … Continue reading

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Posted in government, Middle East, Saudi Arabia | 14 Comments

Deterrent Balance 7

“Operation Deterrent Balance 7 is the most recent in a series of large-scale missile and drone attacks by the Houthis against Saudi Arabia. Operation Deterrent Balance 1 targeted the Shaybah super-giant oil field in southeast Saudi Arabia on August 17 of … Continue reading

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Posted in Iran, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, The Military Art, weapons, Yemen | 12 Comments

The desert will bloom.

Comment: I have been involved with reverse osmosis de-salination since I left the government. It was an interest of a former employer. This is not reverse osmosis. IMO this is a major innovation that will open up vast areas without … Continue reading

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Posted in Middle East, Science, The economy | 14 Comments

The jihadis vs the post-Westphalia world system

The Muslims, in particular the Jihadi Sunni, do NOT accept the organization of the world into nation states as was envisioned by Europe in the Treaty of Westphalia in the settlement of the 30 Years War. That war had been … Continue reading

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Posted in History, Iraq, Middle East, Religion | 30 Comments

“Is there any hope for this place?”

“In recent decades Lebanon has been a place of relative calm in a turbulent region. Now it is living through a once-in-a-century economic meltdown. The collapse, rippling through all levels of society, has been accelerated by the lasting effects of the … Continue reading

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Posted in Lebanon, Middle East | 11 Comments

“This dog won’t hunt…”

“Fighting is raging around three major cities in southern and western Afghanistan as Taliban militants seek to seize them from government forces. Taliban fighters have entered parts of Herat, Lashkar Gah and Kandahar. They have made rapid gains in rural … Continue reading

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Posted in Afghanistan, As The Borg Turns, Middle East | 8 Comments

“Syria shot 7 of 8 Israeli missiles, Russian military says.”

“Syria’s air defense forces shot down seven out of eight missiles launched by Israeli warplanes during a raid that targeted the Syrian province of Aleppo, the Russian military said Tuesday. Rear Adm. Vadim Kulit, the head of the Russian military’s … Continue reading

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Posted in Israel, Middle East, Russia, Syria, weapons | 9 Comments