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14 ?

Timestamp: Saturday evening.

If you will accept my counting Palestine (I have to give Gaza a name) and Yemen as countries, as of this writing fourteen counties are to some degree involved in the current conflict in the Middle East. They are: Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, The Netherlands, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, The UK, The USA and Yemen.
Some are more involved than others. My list is based on open source information. How many countries, if any, did I miss? Are there any other(s) who are involved but their involvement is not publically known?

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A Seat At The Table

I’m old enough to remember when African-Americans were totally shut out of most governmental and business decision making bodies. Back then the initial objective was literally a seat at the table. They realized that they needed to be in the mix before they could make an impact; but that if they weren’t represented they weren’t even in the discussion. They worked hard to get those initial seats. Continue reading A Seat At The Table

Abject Failure – Part One

Much has been made of President Trump’s first 100 days in office which won’t officially end until this Saturday. I decided to review them a bit ahead of time which will entail a few predictions. Today’s article is part one and it will be followed by parts two and three on Wednesday and Thursday respectively. All the articles will be written a day or days prior to publishing. Let’s explore; Saturday you can see how clear my crystal ball was. Continue reading Abject Failure – Part One

My President Is Pitifully Incompetent

No person has every talent necessary to run something as large and complex as the American federal government. Knowing your weaknesses and getting people on your staff that can plug those holes is a large part of being a competent manager. The technological advances that have come with the passage of time only exacerbated that challenge. President Trump and I are close in age and have a very similar education from world class management schools. When we were in school the laptop computer didn’t exist. As President he has the entire federal bureaucracy at his disposal. A competent manger would use that to his advantage. Donald Trump is incompetent. Let’s explore.       Continue reading My President Is Pitifully Incompetent