War Looms Closer

I’ve been expecting this, but that doesn’t lessen how upset I feel about it. War is evil and despicable, and it is yet again being thrust upon an Israel that has done what it can to promote peace. It makes me sick to think that we are on our way to another round of senseless … Read more

Turkey Drifts Away

I’ve spent a lot of time in Turkey. In fact, I’ve spent more time in Turkey than in any other country in the Middle East, outside of Israel. I do not like Turkey. True, they are people like anyone else, and yes they’ve made herculean efforts to westernize. They’ve lobbied to join the EU. They … Read more

Something Rotten in the State of…

There is something rotten in the state of… …Kurdistan. This one caught me a Little by surprise, but it makes so much sense… well, I don’t know why I wasn’t talking this one up. Let me try and make up for lost time. There is something really rotten going on among the Kurds. Kurds? Like curds, but with a … Read more


I’ve been thinking about Ahmadinejad’s confident claims that he can take out the US and Israel – and achieve dominance for Islam. How could he possibly do that without the help of thermonuclear bombs in the multi-megaton range? We also call them hydrogen bombs, or H-bombs, and they are beyond his capability to make. And, I … Read more

Here We Go Again

The Associated Press is reporting that nuclear bombers of the Russian Air Force have been ordered into the air again. It has been 15 years since Russia had nuclear bombers on an active nuclear patrol. Why the change now? What threat has arisen that would cause Russia to take this expensive step? With the price … Read more