What are Arabia’s princesses like? Unlike the royal families of Europe, who are more symbolic icons of their countries than actual law-makers (see the Windsors of England), the royal families of Arabia lead in all aspects of the word, most of all as examples of great hypocrisy. The Arab kingdoms-Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United … More Arabian Princesses: Morality and Justice
Palestine. Israel. Gaza. Rockets. Unrest. Death. For the umpteenth time, the small strip of land known as Gaza in “Palestine” is under siege.This might not phase the people of gaza as much as it might if it happened elsewhere, given the constant trading of fire between israel and palestine that their everyday life is usually … More The Shelling of Gaza, part 95859220339494934….
Finally, a royal kingdom is getting its due. And if it falls to the protesters, there’s no telling what the regional consequences will be. Bahrain is the tiniest country in the Middle East, a royal island ruled by the al-Khalifa family (at this time, His Majesty Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa) and highly … More The Battle of Bahrain
Sometimes nature steps in just to show men just how stupid their, well, man-made, quarrels are. Nature-and especially natural disasters-show us how ridiculous we humans are, going about creating our own problems and issues when nature enough can come in and literally wash away all those quarrels and problems if she wants (ah, if only … More Concern/Schadenfreude: the Middle East on Hurricane Sandy