Category: The Middle East

Rights and wrongs are rather more complex

Syria’s Shades of Gray By William Dalrymple, June 07, 2003   The United States has probably never been more engaged in the Middle East than now, with an American army of occupation in Iraq and President Bush promoting a Israeli-Palestinian road map to peace. Yet the Bush administration has virtually ignored Syria, which physically links …

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Fertile shores of the 700 Club

Dear editor, A couple of nights ago, channel-surfing landed me on the fertile shores of the 700 Club. The Reverend Pat Robertson was doing a spectacular job of keeping a straight face as he “logically” connected the dots for his audience, directly linking natural disasters in these United States — fires, floods, tornadoes, and hurricanes …

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War coming

 A talk given at Long Branch Plantation, Clarke County, Virginia, on February 9, 2003… It’s been almost exactly a year since I was here talking about the subject of terrorism. The title of my talk last year was “Terrorism — Some Unconventional Perspectives.” This year I’m going to talk about a closely related subject, but …

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