Category Archives: Middle East

The Peace Of Zion

Israeli leader Ariel Sharon’s life spanned the history of his country. He was born in Palestine and joined the Haganah at age 14 in 1942. The teenager fought during the partition of Palestine and later joined Unit 101, which specialized in cross-border raids and committed massacres in revenge for attacks by the fedayeen. Sharon fought [...]

A Dead Man’s Triptych

Last week Christie of New York auction off a Francis Bacon triptych for a record $142 million to an unknown bidder. The rich and even more rich were ecstatic with the result, since the high-altitude sale reinforces all recent purchases of trophy art by dead painters. The Guardian wrote, “There can be no doubt the [...]

The Order Of St. Tranny

My friends accuse rt.com of anti-American bias. I don’t blame them. They have reporters reporting reportages, instead of talking heads reading words from a teleprompter in front of a blue screen, however I had to admit that RT has a pro-Russian slant on Syria. Since the Cold War the Assad regime had been supplied with [...]

Heads Or Tails

Koln was devastated in World War II. The US Army Air Force stated that the bombardiers avoided hitting the famous medieval cathedral. In truth they used the stone church for a point of reference and the cathedral was struck on many occasions. The massive structure only remained standing thanks to the workmanship of Middle Age [...]

Jesus’ Tomb

“What is Jerusalem worth?” the knight at the end of KINGDOM OF GOD asks Saladin, the leader of the Muslim army.  “Nothing.” Saladin answered and walked away, then turns and says, “Everything.” For centuries faith has determined the worth of Jerusalem for the Jews, Christians, and Muslims. As an atheist I think they’re all wankers, [...]