Monthly Archives: May 2011

More on Capitalism

The father of capitalism, Adam Smith, envisioned freedom and self interest as the forces that would lead to what is best for Society. In my view these values are still most relevant to the the story of capitalism. The masses … Continue reading

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The nature and power of Capitalism

The real father of Capitalism is generally thought to be Adam Smith,based on his seminal work, The Wealth of Nations. The famous remark in this great works is that each individual if driven by his or her own self interest … Continue reading

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Afghanistan strategy for the future

We must be realistic in assessing our situation in Afghanistan and the prospects for the future. .America is no longer welcome by the Pakistanis and the Afghans in the region.   Without the active support of these local governments, and … Continue reading

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China–the new rising threat in Middle East

  The intrusion of China into the middle of the hotbed turmoil in Pakistan is a troubling development. The increasing strategic alliance between China and Pakistan is  changing the balance of power in that region. China’s position as recently stated … Continue reading

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Obama Middle East Policy DOA

Israel refuses to be the pawn in Obama’s Middle East policy wherein he bows down to Muslim interests, and would plunge Israel into the danger zone of extinction–a position the Israelis will never accept. Reverting to the pre- 1967 borders for Israel is a ludicrous proposal by Obama and … Continue reading

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The strike on bin Laden–is it a game changer in Afghanistan?

The demise of Osama bin Laden  may signal a tipping point in American intelligence operations.The successful raid on bin Laden’s compound  is a significant  indicator of the relentless,lethal and bold tactical capability of America’s special forces, and how they are able to strike the enemy elite at will. This dose of … Continue reading

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The bin Laden photographs

Right now the prevailing news everywhere is on the subject of whether or not the photographs of the slain Osama bin Ladin should be released. President Obama and the majority of his security advisors seem,at least for the present time, to have come down on … Continue reading

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