North Korea: Bluff, Show-Biz Or Both?

North Korea: Bluff, Show-Biz Or Both?

Trump’s powerful “armada” ordered to the North Korean coast seems to have splintered. On April 19th, it was reported that part of the fleet had veered off in the opposite direction towards the Indian Ocean, another towards Australia. The Press was aghast. It expected a mini Armageddon Continue reading “North Korea: Bluff, Show-Biz Or Both?”

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The Village Building


The Village Building

Once upon a time, there was a rural village that lay beside a beautiful serene lake. The villagers were envious of the city dwellers, and wishing to emulate their perception of civilization and modernity, decided to build a multi-story building that houses a supermarket, offices, and apartments Continue reading “The Village Building”

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Kuwait Population Structure Remedies?

Kuwait Population Structure Remedies?

Al Qabas newspaper published on April 17, 2017 a report on the preliminary proposals made by the government committee responsible to find remedies for the skewed population structure of Kuwait. Continue reading “Kuwait Population Structure Remedies?”

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Poker and US International Relations


Poker and US International Relations

We all know that Donald Trump (Pres.) is a shrewd and street-smart business wheeler-dealer. And we also know that bluffing and bullying are essential tools of street business… as well as poker. However, for these tools to work successfully, they must be accompanied by a clear vision and specific objectives. Otherwise, they soon spend themselves out and lose their effectiveness. Continue reading “Poker and US International Relations”

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Saudi Banks And Companies Sued In American Courts For Terrorism

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Saudi Banks And Companies Sued In American Courts For Terrorism

MARSAL COMMENTS: First, specially designed US legal weapons (The Alien Tort Statute & JASTA) were created and lined up. Now, they have begun their barrage. First the venerable “Arab Bank of Jordan, and now a batch of Saudi Banks and companies are being sued for “aiding and abetting” terrorism. Continue reading “Saudi Banks And Companies Sued In American Courts For Terrorism”

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The Crazy Wonders of Stock Markets

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The Crazy Wonders of Stock Markets

MARSAL COMMENTS: The price of the shares of Tesla, the American electric car manufacturer, has risen in the stock market to a point where its value is greater than that of General Motors! Its market value has reached US$ 51.5 Billion, while General Motors’ market value is US$ 50.2 Continue reading “The Crazy Wonders of Stock Markets”

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Arab Bank Sued In US Courts For Terrorism

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Arab Bank Sued In US Courts For Terrorism

MARSAL COMMENTS: The US Supreme court will hear a case against the respectable “Arab Bank” of Jordan, for acting as a bank used by terrorists. The plaintiffs, approximately 6000 victims of terrorist acts dating as far back as 1995 up to 2005, are claiming millions in compensation. Continue reading “Arab Bank Sued In US Courts For Terrorism”

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A Negative Outlook Of The American Economy

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A Negative Outlook Of The American Economy

MARSAL COMMENTS: It is unlikely that Trump will succeed in jump-starting the American economy by his stimulus package or tax reductions. So, thinks David Stockman, President Reagan’s Director of Budget and an ardent believer of Supply-Side economics. Continue reading “A Negative Outlook Of The American Economy”

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Russia And China Setting Up An Alternative To The Dollar?

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Russia And China Setting Up An Alternative To The Dollar?

MARSAL COMMENTS: On March 14th, Russia opened a branch of its central bank in Beijing, and earlier, China had opened a clearing bank in Moscow. Their objective is to facilitate trade settlement in Rubble, Yuan and of course, gold. Continue reading “Russia And China Setting Up An Alternative To The Dollar?”

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