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P, P & E

I often have unusual (if you weren’t being polite, you might say weird) thoughts. The other day I recalled a conversation I had subsequent to the 2012 Obama campaign with a young volunteer who I had tremendous respect for. That was the catalyst that got me thinking. If, as I hope, you’ll suffer through my thoughts for a bit  you will read on.

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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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It’s Getting Hot Over There

Timestamp: Saturday morning

Friday night we got word of a second US-led attack on Houthi positions in Yemen in response to Houthi attacks on shipping in the Red Sea. And those are only the most recent developments in the region. You saw the timestamp because I’m sure it’s far from over. And it’s much more complex than just that. Continue reading It’s Getting Hot Over There

Reflections Of An Old Man

I’m the somewhat rare Baby Boomer who will tell younger people they have it much harder than I did. That is simply the truth. I also have great hope for what my grandchildren’s (mainly today’s young adults) generation is capable of. Keep those two sentiments in mind as you continue to read this piece.

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It’s At Least Eight Years Old

This article was written well ahead of scheduled publishing in order to accommodate my travel plans.

The American-led West is in a second cold war with (now) Russia which also has a definite proxy war component. Although neither side will publicly admit it, the situation has existed for at least eight years.

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