Ending Lebanon is in the Interest of the Peoples of Lebanon

Lebanon under Iranian control is turning increasingly dystopian. The ruling elite refuses to reform the economy and the population is sinking ever deeper into economic misery. The country has been taken over by Hezbollah, the world’s largest terrorist organization and its political system is completely dysfunctional. Lebanese leaders are well aware of Lebanon’s approaching demiseContinue reading “Ending Lebanon is in the Interest of the Peoples of Lebanon”

A Swiss Model for an Independent Kurdistan

Reconciliation between Kurdish political parties is essential for building an independent Kurdistan in the Syrian, Iraqi and Iranian sections of Kurdistan and hence the current diplomatic effort by the US to promote reconciliation among Kurdish political parties. Quickie models for democratization in Muslim countries tend to have the effect of empowering Islamists and thus underminingContinue reading “A Swiss Model for an Independent Kurdistan”

No One will Help Assad

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has no friends in the international community and very few allies and as it turns out even the allies are not reliable.  As Iranian uranium enrichment progresses to a critical level may Israel launch air strikes against the Iranian nuclear weapons program and Iran in turn will order Hezbollah toContinue reading “No One will Help Assad”