For the life of me I could not understand why in the heck the US was involved in Syria, except in response to a few media bleeding heart sites saying “we need to help them”. Then, when Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that the US may be supplying weapons to the Syrian rebels, here,… Continue reading Cold War Reinvented: Syria and Iran
Website Showcasing News From Around the World Debuts Today March 18, 2013 http://www.globalnewsdashboard.com/#tab=latest/regions=all/entities=all/media=all/pagenumber=1 Washington, DC – Breaking international news gathered by one of the world’s most extensive networks of journalists can now be found in one place thanks to a new online initiative by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Today marks the launch of the… Continue reading Website Showcasing News From Around the World Debuts Today
As the protests begin to subside in the Maghreb, the Middle East and Southern Asia, I have been involved in discussions centered on who might have been working behind the scenes. Spontaneous uprisings rarely occur, people are seldom moved to action outside their comfort zone on their own, so the conclusion is that someone or… Continue reading Welcome to the 13th Century!
A very senior and very respected former intelligence official approached me today about my opinion of a rumor that was floating around. The rumor was that the film that supposedly caused the rioting in Libya and resulted in the death of four great Americans had an Al Qaeda connection, possibly they funded it or helped… Continue reading Rumor: Al Qaeda involved in making video
If you read this blog objectively, I don’t say that Al Hurra, Radio Sawah, RFE/RL, Marti or any other Public Diplomacy efforts by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) are doing a good or a bad job. I don’t have any Measures of Effectiveness (MOE), so I can’t say. The Measures of Performance (MOP) that… Continue reading BBG and Public Diplomacy: Are you using my money well?
Iran confident Israel won’t launch ‘stupid’ attack AFPAFP – 10 hrs ago Iran on Tuesday said it is dismissing Israeli threats of an imminent attack against it, explaining that even some Israeli officials realised such a “stupid” act would provoke “very severe consequences.” “In our calculations, we aren’t taking these claims very seriously because we… Continue reading Iran confident Israel won’t launch ‘stupid’ attack – Yahoo! News
Today Iran threatened to sue… uh… “cyber terrorists” because of their development and use of Stuxnet, Flame and DuQu. Gauss was not mentioned. The FARS News Agency published a piece, here, stating they would pursue the case in international courts. Thomas Wingfield, PhD, international law expert at the Marchall Center in Garmisch, Germany stated: I… Continue reading Iran to sue!