ISIS

MURDER MOST FOUL… (…by another mad-dog rampage of mayhem and slaughter…) The recent suicide bomber attack in Manchester, England, was murder most foul…by another mad-dog rampage of mayhem and slaughter. It once again makes clear that the world community faces

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AS OUR WORLD TURNS IN TRANSITION… (…its known order of things seems to be falling apart) Long ago, as a mush-brained freshman at Georgetown University, one of our favorite courses was something called – The History of Civilization – .

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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 FIRST DEBATE…EQUIVALENT TO A NASTY FOOD-FIGHT… (…between two kids squabbling over which one is offering us the better brownbag menu) The first debate of the 2016 Presidential campaign flooded out over the broadcast channels last night. As usual, it

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THERE ARE CYBER VANDALS…THEN THERE ARE CYBER VANDALS… (…and the latter seem to be displaying some kind of redeeming social value…) In one of our earlier issues, we suggested that a probably more effective means of defeating ISIS, other than

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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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THERE’S NO DELIGHT IN TURKEY THESE DAYS… (…thanks to a misdirected American strategy for the region) The latest suicide bombing attack at Turkey’s Istanbul airport (apparently an ISIS inspired one with a Chechen twist) is yet another blow against one

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JIHADISM…. (a Hydra-headed cartel of criminality) The recent series of terror attacks in different parts of the world…Paris, Brussels, Lahore, Ankara, Abidjan, and ben Bardane…are the latest manifestations of what can only be described as a criminally inspired mental disease.

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RESOLVING THE SYRIAN SITUATION (with some perspectives on how best to salvage something from it) After nearly five years of civil conflict during which several hundred thousand have been killed, millions displaced as refugees, and the rise of extremism in

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RESOLVING THE ISIS CRISIS… (perhaps requires a more creative approach to do so…) In the aftermath of the San Bernardino terrorist act, everyone, from the President, various members of Congress, down to all those candidates campaigning for the Oval Office

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