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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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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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Lawrence of Arabia: Man and Mystery

Thomas Edward Lawrence (Aug 16, 1888 – May 19, 1935) Since Lawrence died today in 1935, I thought it might be time to look at this enigma more closely (i.e. astrologically). If anything, we may get a hint as to … Continue reading

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More “Fake News”?

Would I lie to you? “For the record, I have no financial interests in Saudi Arabia (or Russia, for that matter). Any suggestion that I have is just more FAKE NEWS (of which there is plenty)!” (from a recent Trump … Continue reading

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How to Save “Face” on the World Stage

  The Canada-Saudi Arms Deal In early 2015, the Harper Government announced an arms deal with Saudi Arabia. There were some very happy people that this sale went ahead. Others were quite unhappy. It was suspected that the Saudis would … Continue reading

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