France

ALLONS ENFANTS DE LA PATRIE… (…nos jours de grand boulot sont arrives…) Gallic common sense seems to have prevailed in the recent French presidential elections. Whether the same thing will happen with the National Assembly elections coming up in June…remains

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QUO VADIS FRANCE.. (and can it make itself –belle – again?) The forces driving the furor and turmoil of the upcoming French presidential election cycle are much the same as those that brought about –BREXIT- in the United Kingdom, and     

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PEACE ON EARTH…GOODWILL TO ALL… (…are in very short supply and have become a forgotten ideal) The recent events in Berlin, Germany, and in Ankara, Turkey, along with the barbarities going on in Aleppo and other parts of Syria, all

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THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR… (…is becoming another Humpty Dumpty case never to be put back together again) Civil wars are anything but…civil…these have instead always been the bloodiest and most destructive of all forms of conflict throughout human history. Syria

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HOLDING A BIT OF REAL HISTORY IN OUR HANDS… (…seems a more meaningful thread of connectivity than anything provided by today’s technologies) This is the time of year when we go through an annual ritual of rummaging through a trove

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BARBARISM IS NO LONGER JUST AT THE GATES… (…but reaching well within them now…) This latest terrorist action in Paris, France, is a stark reminder to the rest of our civilized world that barbarism is no longer just at the

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RELEASED FROM THE DEPTHS OF A DEEP BLUE SEA… (…a small fragment may help resolve the mystery of a missing airliner) Eighteen months ago Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 mysteriously veered 180 degrees from its planned flight path to Beijing, China,

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ADAPTATIONS FROM THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE PLAYBOOK… (…as a scenario to create rabid hounds for the spread of jihadist terror…) The recent barbaric assault on the French weekly magazine – Charlie Hebdo – in Paris, should disabuse everyone that the extreme

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TO AID OR NOT TO AID… (it’s a problematic situation which just won’t go away) The international community, especially the Western members of it, is in a quandary about what to do about the Syrian situation. To aid or not

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A CARPE DIEM MOMENT FOR MALI (…to create a mutually beneficial accord with the Tuareg) Thanks to France’s unilateral action to come to the aid of its impotent central government, Mali has been freed, for the moment, from an extreme

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