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''My people decide the truth in sixty countries every morning. And in every one it's different.''

Updated: 2018-01-15T11:35:31.133-05:00


In response to CBC, US State Dep denies not listing Hay'at Tahrir el-Sham as terrorist organization, based on statement in Arabic only!


Click for bigger image Update, July 23, 2017: AlQaeda issues statement urging Hay'at Tahrir el-Sham and Ahrar el-Sham to stop the infighting in Idlib. Today, the CBC published a damning report on the refusal of the US State Dep to list Hay'at Tahrir el Sham, the latest creation of al Qaeda in Syria, as terrorist organization, and how Canada, following suit, could be unable to prosecute al

Au revoir monsieur Normal


It was the summer of 2012. France had just gotten rid of the agitated Sarkozy and was heaving a sigh of relief.  It had replaced the Bling Bling of Sarkozy, his Rolexes, and his wives, by the self declared Mr. Normal. We were in Paris, the city that was our home for twelve years, during Mitterrand's two Septennats.  We had voted for Hollande and were happy to see a socialist return to power.

The unraveling of Saudi Arabia and its alliances in Yemen.


On Jan 29, US conducts  special ground op in Yemen targeting alQaeda.  Allegedly, US special ops miss their target, mainly kill civilians. Hadi gov protests the operation. On Jan 30, Houthis torpedo a Saudi frigate.  Saudi refuse to acknowledge it was a torpedo. On Feb 5, Houthis launch a ballistic Borkan-1 SCUD missile on Saudi military outpost near Riyadh. On Feb 7, Saudi backed Yemen

Making sense from chaos: the first two weeks of the Trump presidency.


The uncertainety felt by many, in the streets and in political office, about the Trump administration, has not been helped by the fact that there is little commentariat trying to understand. Most condemn. That’s because pundits are focused on Trump as a person, his (mostly bad) manners, his personal partisan tweets, his provocations, and on each and every detail of them, losing the big picture