Will Syrians finally leave Al-Qaeda out in the cold?

Since they burst onto the scene in early 2012, their spiritual pledge to the world’s most hated people have stirred up fear and resentment, enough to divert the average American or European away from supporting the rebellion in Syria that their tactics now play a leading role in. These actions, for many, replaced iconic images of… More Will Syrians finally leave Al-Qaeda out in the cold?

Iranian women targeted as Obama and misogynist regime secure Nuke Deal

I planned to touch on this a few days ago. Ever since I read this story about a planned crackdown in Iran on female drivers and subsequently thought of President Obama’s Nuclear Deal with that country’s theocracy — the one that routinely throws his overtures back in his face, regardless of whether he’s aware of… More Iranian women targeted as Obama and misogynist regime secure Nuke Deal

Zamboanga and Mindanao

Over the past years I have had more than a few opportunities to travel across several continents, but there’s still one high-priority area that has eluded me: Mindanao, the southernmost region of the Philippines. Although sidelined by the emergence of the Islamic State last year in the Middle East – when I ended up visiting… More Zamboanga and Mindanao