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What will happen to Syria?

Jean-Pierre Filiu, who teaches at Sciences Po in Paris after a career in France’s diplomatic corps which included tours of duty in Jordan, Syria and Tunisia, argues in his new book, From Deep State to Islamic State, that the Arab revolutions (as he calls them) have been foiled – Tunisia apart – by successful counter-revolutions organised by the ‘deep state’. 627 more words

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Israel will not prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power

Iran does have nuclear weapons. These are non-strategic nuclear weapons. I mean these are not ICBMs with a range of more than 5,500 kilometers… As for the danger of Iran’s attack on the United States, the danger is zero. 781 more words

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War is a choice

Russia was a help on this. I’ll be honest with you. I was not sure given the strong differences we are having with Russia right now around Ukraine, whether this would sustain itself. 110 more words

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weekly photo challenge; inspiration

Those 4 images are very special to me, even if they are reminders from the same war …. so fare from each other. The images are inspirational to me because they proven that the people have the force to stand up when beaten and carry on with life … and to rebuilt countries, homes and lives. 117 more words

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Video Fridays: R.I.P. Omar Sharif & How Lawrence Of Arabia Explains A LOT

Sad news today, of the passing of actor Omar Sharif.

I can’t say that I’ve been a HUGE Sharif fan, having seen him in only a relative few of the movies in which he appeared. 277 more words

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''time-dependent bias.''

How much time must pass until one who evidently exerted little to no effort that wasn’t entirely self-serving, is practically deified?

To be honest, Alexander did little, though he is called ”The Great.”. 200 more words