Bio-terrorism dates back to the New Stone Age. The Scythians (7th century BC - 4th century AD), the Gauls (Celtic people, 5th century BC - 3rd century AD), the ancient Romans (first and second centuries AD), the Aztecs, and the Mayans have used … [Read more...] about Countering BioTerrorism 2020*
Russia responsible for Iran’s behavior in Syria
Left: Iran has provided military support to Syrian government forces since at least 2012. Credit, RFE/RL file - It has been a slow burn for a while, but the latest incident in northern Israel resulting in the shoot-down of an Israeli F-16 tells us … [Read more...] about Russia responsible for Iran’s behavior in Syria
Trump Not Reluctant to Use the ‘Big Stick’
United States President Theodore Roosevelt is often remembered for this succinct bit of foreign-policy advice: “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” He took his advice when he ordered a flotilla of naval vessels painted white and then dispatched it … [Read more...] about Trump Not Reluctant to Use the ‘Big Stick’
US Ground Troops for Syria: A Really Bad Idea
The president is being asked by the Pentagon to provide U.S. ground troops to fight ISIS in Syria. If the president is wise, he will run as fast as he can the other way. There are four potential traps here: The cost in American lives; The … [Read more...] about US Ground Troops for Syria: A Really Bad Idea
Mr. Kerry in Wonderland
There is an old disputed argument that extensive air travel causes physical injury and distorts cognitive thinking. [Stewardesses did remark that during the changeover in the mid-20th century from internal combustion and jet-prop engines interrupted … [Read more...] about Mr. Kerry in Wonderland
A Solution for Syria?
Left: Kurdish Areas in Syria A respected Turkish journalist, Mahmut Borzarslan has told about an important Russian initiative to broker a deal to set up an autonomous entity in Syria for the Syrian Kurds. Borzarslan’s article was translated from the … [Read more...] about A Solution for Syria?
Obama’s Refugee Screening Default*
* The article was published in the American Thinker, on September 26, 2016. One hot-button issue in the first Presidential debate will be the Syrian and other refugees that are allowed into the country. The vetting process of asylum seekers for … [Read more...] about Obama’s Refugee Screening Default*
Is the F-35 Good for Israel?
Like it or not, the increasingly aggressive Iranian posture toward Israel suggests that sooner or later their conflict will develop into a ground and air war. Actions by Iran and its surrogates in the area of the Golan Heights already caused some … [Read more...] about Is the F-35 Good for Israel?
Obama’s Syrian Legacy*
It would be hard to exaggerate the mess in the Middle East that Pres. Barack Obama is leaving his successor. While the five-year Syrian civil war continues unabated, pitting different armed groups against each other with their foreign sponsors, … [Read more...] about Obama’s Syrian Legacy*
The Turks are Back*
Almost a century after the Turks evacuated the Arab Middle East at the end of World War I, they are back. Not just with bombing or artillery fire, but a full-scale, old-fashioned invasion of Syria. This, just after dismissing or jailing a very large … [Read more...] about The Turks are Back*