Abbas: Hey, Mr President, you know when I had my last election? Trump: Um, um, I am not so good with history. I’ll have to ask Stephen. Abbas: I’ll tell you. I was elected in 2005. Trump: And you’re still in … Continue reading
Where exactly is the line between the Near East, the Middle East and the Far East? I am so old-school, when I am in a remote location, I miss newspapers more than the internet. I have never received as many … Continue reading
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Tagged Cartagena, CouchSurfing, Georgia, India, ISIS, Middle East, Tinder
These two films illustrate – with quite drastic footage, you are warned – what the Allied powers thought of Germany immediately after the end of World War II. They did see, correctly in my view, a continuity of German militarism … Continue reading
When Donald Trump will speak at the annual meeting of the NRA, surely talking about the 2nd Amendment, attendees will have to leave their firearms outside. And I thought more guns were supposed to make every place safer.
If you have doubts about humanity, listen to this podcast about a hospital in Israel treating wounded and sick Syrians. I wouldn’t have thought that many people read articles as long as the one about my decision to return to … Continue reading
Posted in Albania, Cold War, Education, Films, Health, History, Israel, Military, Syria, USA
Tagged Armenia, asylum, cinema, espionage, Finland, Iraq, Iraq war, ISIS, movies, Soviet Union, Turkey, World War I
In Tiraspol in Transnistria, the last remnant of the Soviet Union, this is worth almost as much as “Made in Germany”.
Pro tip: if you want to make historical comparisons, read a bit about history before you do so. Saying about Hitler that “he was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing” displays … Continue reading
Posted in France, History, Holocaust, Military, Politics, Syria, US election 2016, USA, World War II
Tagged Buchenwald, Hitler, Nazis, Sean Spicer