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Carving Up the Middle-East in 1916

The Sykes-Picot Memorandum I watched Lawrence of Arabia all the way through yesterday, for the first time in years. The Sykes-Picot Agreement was referenced in the movie. That got me to thinking: would it be possible to create the chart … Continue reading

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Why Does This Happen in One Place and Not Another?

Beirut Blast (August 4th, 2020 @ 6:07 pm local time) All through this year, we are being subjected to a combination of planets that would be best illustrated by this blast in Beirut, last Tuesday evening. But I cannot see … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia: Same as It Ever Was?

We watched this gem of a film on Netflix last night. I knew from the opening sequence (above) that it would be amusing, to say the least. The culture clash between America and Saudi Arabia is quite extreme and Tom … Continue reading

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The “Least Successful” British Prime Minister in History

Anthony Eden (Jun 12, 1897 – Jan 14, 1977) The title might seem a little cruel but Eden stood on the threshold of a new world situation, but decided to use World War II tactics to defeat his enemy, Nasser, … Continue reading

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A Recipe for Disaster?

Cheese Curd Turkey Sausage Burger Donald Trump has served the world a ‘new’ version of a Middle East classic… A few Kurds on the side of a Turkey sausage meal, heated on a Syrian frypan. It’ll leave a bad taste … Continue reading

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