“Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.” That is a quote from a March 1776 letter Abigail Adams wrote to her husband John. I’m not sure that is completely true, but it seems to me that all the world’s current tyrants and wannabe tyrants are male. If you, like the majority of my readers, is an American you can do something about not allowing the membership of the club to grow.
Americans are famous for looking at a newborn and saying that they may grow up to become president. Perhaps we shouldn’t wish that on them. The Middle East has been a mess for centuries and it appears to be getting hotter once again.
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?
When I go back-to-back with this format it usually indicates that a lot of bad things have happened in American politics or I’ve avoided it for a bit. In this case it is a little of both.
Today is Valentines Day, a day to celebrate love. Nobody loves uncertainly and today I want to get into three cases of it.