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[19 Dec 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
The Lessons in Leaving Iraq

Over the last week the U.S. military officially pulled out of Iraq after almost ten years of war and occupation.  The last of the remaining combat troops and equipment were moved across the border to Kuwait, and loaded on board vessels for the trip home to America.  There were no triumphant  speeches from American politicians, nor were there jubilant celebrations by the military for their great sacrifices and accomplishments.   However, in a dusty corner of a soon-to-be abandoned air base, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, along with a few Generals …

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[4 Dec 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
The Iranian “Third Reich”

In the early years of the 1930′s, all the signs were present that something extraordinary was going on in Germany.  The German people, impoverished by years of economic recession, and angry with the crushing burden of war reparations, began to turn their attentions to a charismatic ex-army corporal from Austria named, Adolph Hitler.  Desperate for a strong leader, and willing to believe the lies of Hitler and the  Nazi party, the German people abandoned all of the individual rights afforded them by the constitution, and put into power a maniacal …

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[8 Nov 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
Mutually Assured Annihilation in Middle East?

Over the last year or so the world has witnessed a truly remarkable movement within many countries in the Middle East.  It has been a concerted effort by popular uprisings of common citizens to rid themselves of long-standing despots and dictators.  The struggle for freedom is far from over, as bloody conflicts and government back assassinations continue in places like Syria, Yemen and Bahrain. Although the ultimate outcomes of these rebellions will change the relationships between nations within the region, and perhaps relationships with Western nations, they will not profoundly affect …

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