MENA Mashup: Egypt, Russia, Syria, and, a Valentine’s Fray

By: Saturday February 15, 2014 1:08 pm

So while we have no viable options…

Late Night: MENA Mashup

By: Wednesday February 12, 2014 8:00 pm

Meanwhile, Erdogan ups the ante on Bibi…

MENA Mashup

By: Friday January 31, 2014 5:20 pm

So, with 60% of Americans on board, for a Deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program -even if it might not work.

Reading Putin’s Tea Leaves

By: Tuesday December 17, 2013 5:42 pm

Recently a friend emailed me the link to an article by a distinguished American historian, Emanuel Wallerstein, about an interview given by Hamid Karzai to the French paper Le Monde that laid out very clearly Karzai’s position on relations with the U.S. going forward, but which the New York Times only mentioned in passing. Among other things, it revealed that if Karzai continues to refuse to sign the Status of Forces Agreement to regulate the continued presence of American military after the official pullout, President Obama is considering the possibility that it could just as well be signed by another Afghan official! Evidently, the slide away from legality affects not only drone strikes.

Always Enough Time to Do It Over

By: Sunday October 27, 2013 4:00 pm

I have worked on large, complex client-server applications for child welfare databases for various states. I have tested various applications or overseen testing as an IV&V contractor in multiple states. I was not at all surprised to hear that testing had been given short shrift because testing is pretty much always given short shrift. Invariably, the project schedule and “go-live” dates are seemingly graven in stone so when problems crop up, time has to be taken from other areas in order to meet the required date.

MENA Mashup: Bibi’s Bullsh*t, Iranian Intentions, and a Syrian Solution?

By: Tuesday October 1, 2013 7:10 pm

Much has transpired since my last Mashup. Contrary to popular belief, the Iranian Sanctions are not the cause célèbre for Iran’s determined détente efforts

Syria: Chemical Hypocrisy, InterOccupy, and Zogby

By: Sunday September 1, 2013 7:00 am

Let’s be clear here… Chemical Hypocrisy: Lies and Disinformation on the Road to War!

“I Have a Dream…”

By: Wednesday August 28, 2013 4:38 pm

Fifty years ago today, August 28, 1963, I was an eleven year old boy. I do not recall if we had started back to school on this date but may well have. As it was, I was no more than a week or so maximum away from being a sixth grader.

MENA Mashup: Jubhat al-Nusra, McInsane, Morsi, and Qatar

By: Wednesday July 3, 2013 6:10 pm

From the RT blurb… The US claims it has found a way to make sure the arms it sends to the rebels in Syria won’t fall into the wrong hands. This comes after leaked reports from the CIA that it’s about to start funneling heavy weapons to rebel fighters.

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