Tom and Bill met daily during their lunch break at a nearby café. One day, Tom took out a colorful plastic key chain from his pocket and showed it to Bill, explaining that he had just purchased it at the flea market for $ 2. Bill was instantly taken by its beauty and insisted on Continue reading “The Crypto “Key Chain” – Eureka, Easy Wealth!”
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?”
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”
The past few decades saw the birth of a new entity in in the world. Its name has not yet been revealed, but rumor has it to be “New Sparta”.
The original Sparta was a smallish ancient Greek city state that was renowned for its military prowess, aggressiveness and viciousness. And, Continue reading “New Sparta”
The august, International Criminal Court at The Hague, recently began the trial of a leader of the Islamist Militants (Ansaru Din), who took over Timbuktu, Mali in 2012. The Islamist ruled the city for ten months and installed strict Sharia law and, in the process, killed residents and destroyed some old buildings and ancient manuscripts.
It was an open and shut case, as the leader on trial, who is also an Islamic scholar, immediately admitted to the charges, said he was really sorry and asked for forgiveness! That was pretty Catholic of him, and probably, was a shrewd defense strategy, with the cards well stacked against him. Continue reading “TIMBUKTU ELEPHANTS”
The Middle East Chess Game – Part Two
The US, Turkey and their friends set out, five years ago, to topple Assad of Syria. They encouraged and armed a hodgepodge mixture of Arab and non-Arab militants to the job. A good part of these militants turned out to be terrorists with an agenda of their own.
This medley group almost succeeded in ousting Assad, but the Russian cavalry appeared, at the last minute, and began routing the militants. Turkey, in a reflex action, struck back directly at Russia, which triggered a snowball that began rolling from the top of the mountain. Continue reading “The Middle East Chess Game – Part Two”
It Is The Gulf Of Mexico, Stupid!
CNN and the other unbiased media, reported the unprofessional and unsafe actions of the Iranians, who, last week, sent their small patrol boats to harass two US naval ships, a destroyer and a missile carrier. The puny boats got as close as quarter of a kilometer, before the ships fired warning shots to ward them off.
The Pentagon was indignant that the Iranians were so brash, to flaunt the Freedom of the Seas Law, and bother innocent ships routinely transiting the Gulf, and in international waters. Continue reading “IT IS THE GULF OF MEXICO, STUPID!”
Kerry Here, Kerry There, Kerry Everywhere!
John Kerry, the globe-trotter, has recently visited the following cities or countries, some more than once: Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Hiroshima, Kabul, UK, Saudi, Georgia, France, Egypt, Mongolia, Iraq, Belgium, China, Norway and others.
He has managed, in those visits, to sort out a myriad of problems, including wars, covering the so-called Ukrainian, Syrian and Iraqi civil wars, Poland’s and the Baltic States’ insecurity and fear of a Russian imminent invasion, the unjustified Russian rejection of NATO surrounding it, selected the vegetables to add to the South China Sea boiling stew pot, bring Iran to its senses regarding its alleged atomic program, arrange to install atomic ballistic missiles in Poland and Romania as a deterrent to the Arab/Islamic atomic threat likely to materialize in the next two to three decades, and a plethora of critical issues that threaten world peace and doom our, one and only, earth. Continue reading “Kerry Here, Kerry There, Kerry Everywhere!”
SATIRE : A SHORT STORY
THE WILY FOX
A severe drought hit the jungle, and the pastures became barren. The herbivores either died of starvation or migrated to greener leas. The carnivores also suffered as their prey shrank, and they verged on cannibalism. After a series of urgent meetings, the carnivores decided the immediate short-term solution lay in their invading the neighboring jungle and enslaving a stock of herbivores to last them until matters improved.
Accordingly, the next morning an army of carnivores set out under the leadership of the Lion. It was made up of six brigades representing the Lions, Tigers, Leopards, Hyenas, Wolves and a brigade for the rest of the carnivores. The Fox tried to obtain the prestige of a separate brigade for the foxes, but was rejected by the Lion who sarcastically replied: “Thank your stars that we classify you as carnivores, otherwise we would have had you for breakfast together with the two lambs we enjoyed. Go back to your brigade, runt”. The Fox had no choice but to accept the Lion’s decision, however it left such a bad taste in his mouth that he promised himself to pay it back, with interest. Continue reading “THE WILY FOX”