The Lebanon / Israel Border: Reasons for Peace… Excuses for War!
“No pictures!” growls a burley Lebanese army captain, looking me deliberately in the eyes from not three feet away across his Major's desk, while pointing directly at my Nikon. “No pictures!” he repeats, now staring at my translator. Since we are both seated in his office deep within the heavily armed perimeter of the army's southern command, scores of heavily armed soldiers all around... Read More
Hizbullah Today: Of Power, Money, and… the People.
With the last shot of the 2006 war fired and the IDF moving back into Israel, Lebanon began to heal its wounds. At the same time, Hizbullah, that had so successfully turned back the tides of war, began to rebuild- this time in new ways.
Using the respect it had gained by fighting for all of Lebanon, while the Lebanese army looked on from safe havens to the north, Hizbullah began the... Read More
Hizbullah: “You Don’t See Them…They See You!”
“This is not good!” cautions a new Lebanese friend in a stern tone of warning, clutching this reporters arm for emphasis. “This, where you are going.. it is their neighbourhood... Hizbullah's neighbourhood. They control this completely!”
Protesting that this quest is well-intentioned, no secret and no threat, this friend provides probably the most important council, and most accurate... Read More
Beirut Lebanon: “You’re Not in Turkey Anymore!”
“ We have seen war… too much war. We desire peace. To have peace we must live together as one people. The new government says so. We support our government.”
- Taxi driver on the streets of Beirut.
Author’s Note: This is Part Two in a multi-part series direct and on-scene from the Mid-East. For background info. not repeated here, please see Part One.
Indeed the people of Lebanon... Read More
Erdogan’s Turkey: When Knives Cut Both Ways.
“A Leader should be like a father… he helps the country grow, teaches it, provides for its future. Erdogan? He is no father to Turkey." - Turkish citizen on the streets of Istanbul.
Author’s Note: This is Part One of an on-scene investigative series direct from the streets of Turkey, Lebanon, and Syria.
On the streets, cafes, and carpet shops of Istanbul a very different story than... Read More
The “Iron Fisted” Leader of Hamas in Palestine- Where is Mohammed Deif?
In the ravaged streets of Gaza and the shrinking hills of the West bank, Palestinians- in desperation- scream his name. On the walls of the twelve Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon his name is spray painted-in hope- beneath yellow flags baring the logo of Hamas. In prayer services across Palestine his name is invoked, begging for his return, the return of Palestine and... salvation from the... Read More
When Your Bank Fails, Don’t Walk …Run!
So. The US economy is just fine. The post-recession 2010 Dodd-Frank legislation has cured all. Banks have lots of cash. Congress is your friend and that certain-to-pass Tax Cut and Jobs bill will finally allow you, your family and America to… MAGA. Really?! “I’m sorry, Sir. We are unable to cash this check,” were the … Read More
“…The Biggest Nuclear Blunder Of All Time!”
“This is the biggest nuclear blunder of all time!” – Ray Lutz, Founder/Citizens’ Oversight.
A corruption of human conscience has permitted 3.6 million pounds of highly radioactive nuclear waste to be put in thin-walled steel drums and buried forever – out of sight – in faulty concrete … one hundred feet away and inches above the high tide line of … the Pacific Ocean.
After... Read More
American Blood Lust: From Women And Children To … Wolf Pups And Bear Cubs?!
Are there any limits to American blood lust? This week America answered, “No!” The shrill penetrating screams of innocent foreign children, in their death throes at the hands of an America gone mad, has become all too common – and under-reported. A self-absorbed nation cares not to hear the screams of the innocent. As of … Read More
The Most Important Presidential Election Question…(That no one EVER asks).
For far too long voters, political pundits and presidential opponents have never asked the most important question of any recent presidential campaign. The results are shown today. After repeated four year cycles of a full set of only the wrong questions, the voter is now faced with a Hobson’s choice between arguably the two worst qualified presidential candidates – ethically, socially and... Read More
San Diego Police Help Trump Rabble Attack Peaceful Protesters
-This is Part One of an Exclusive on-scene report for Intellihub from The Trump Campaign rally in San Diego yesterday, Friday May 27, 2016. They say a picture tells a thousand words, so here to start with is a photo chronology of the day in question. Please look for Part Two and Part Three … Continue reading Read More
Trump in San Diego – A Love Fest of Ignorance and Hate.
It’s 9:30 AM. The Trump rally doesn’t start until 11:30 and Trump are not scheduled for 2:00 PM, but already a line stretches beyond the far end of the San Diego Convention Center. It is a very long building that houses three separate huge halls end-to-end one of which will be used today. The … Read More