Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Sphinx & Sisi

Of the 7 billion inhabitants of planet earth there are few who know not of the silence of the Sphinx. Silent for thousands of years he threatens to speak: such has been the magic of Sisi. Consider the facts, in … Continue reading

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Egypt Cries Today

There is much that is wrong with Egypt . Many people simply look at her and say I love you but can not fix what ails you or I simply dont know how. There are rare souls who give everything … Continue reading

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Abbas:Ineffectual or Traitor?

‘He is a traitor’ is a phrase you will hear, with the frequency of breathing, when asking Palestinians what they think of Mahmoud Abbas, their president. Feelings are so strong that quotes should be attached to the term ‘president’. Indeed, … Continue reading

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The Gandhi Principle & The Middle East

“The function of a civil resistor is to invoke a response’, one of the wisest men once said.  The notion that ‘ 100,000 Englishmen simply can not control 350,000,000 Indians if those Indians refuse to cooperate.’ amazed me at a … Continue reading

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Souls Lost. Souls remembered

The idea forced its way to the surface: whether one person reads this, or 1 million, the soul I mourn must be remembered. Regardless of your beliefs two facts are universal: we are born and at some point in our … Continue reading

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Look @ the Birdy: Egyptian style

‘Look at the birdy‘ is a phrase few childhoods, the world over, are free of. But, whereas, those languid memories bring smiles and pleasure as children when we encounter the same dynamic, as adults, only trouble is our partner. Egypt, … Continue reading

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Egypt , Israel : Propoganda Inc.

If you are unjust, If you are an autocrat, propoganda is both your pillow and blanket. Egyptian and Israeli leadership, with Sisi and Bibi at the helm, both understand this political subtlety; it is a subtlety that hits with a … Continue reading

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