(7 comments) SHARE Friday, March 30, 2007 Persian Gulf Ship Inspectors-- The Brits Captured by Iran
I'm wondering what is going through the mind of Cdr. Nick Lambert, Royal Navy. Nick is the commanding officer of HMS Cornwall whose sailors and marines are in the hands of the Iranians.
I may have a unique perspective on the small boat operations in the Persian Gulf, having served as both a boarding officer leading sailors on these missions and also having served as the commanding officer of a ship conducting these missions
I listened with extreme interest and I am a retired military officer myself. The event did not look or feel anything like a stunt to me. The three retired officers were forthright and direct in their criticism.
SHARE Saturday, July 22, 2006 Internet Freedom of Speech Restricted
Internet Freedom of Speech Restricted discusses freedom limits in China, Vietnam and other places. The issue is the subject of a major Amnesty International campaign.
(7 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 8, 2007 China and the Food Supply: The Ugly Story of China's Culture of Corruption
SARS. Bird flu. Contaminated dog food. Contaminated pharmaceuticals. Chickens held off the market. Pigs dying.
"Food fear" is real. There is and should be real fear about the way China, or at least many Chinese firms involved, handle their responsibilities in food and feed manufacturing and development.
SHARE Friday, September 29, 2006 On Family and Caring for the Ageing
One of the unique perspectives I may have on the American "system" of caring for the ageing comes from my marriage: my wife and more than half my family is Vietnamese.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 12, 2007 War By Every Possible Means
Just as when ancient Rome became decadent and soft and hired more and more mercenaries to fight its wars; we Americans are discussing gay marriage at political debates while China and Russia make deals to oppose the U.S. plan to throttle Irans nuclear program.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 8, 2007 China: You Won't Get The Truth
Why does China “not get it”? Why, when a crisis or scandal breaks, does China at first issue a denial and only reverse course once the mess is a firestorm?
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 26, 2006 A Few Questions For Kofi Annan... about the Hizbollah Nation
Using the most despicable trick known to man: hiding behind innocent civilians including women and children, the terrorists Hezbollah nation (you heard me right: "nation") has found a way to antagonize Israel to such a point that the Israeli's feel compelled to respond.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 19, 2006 Who Is Rebuilding Lebanon: An Update
Thankfully, the shooting, bloodshed and death have stopped in Lebanon and Israel. At least for now.
What to do about the tremendous damage is now the order of the day.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 29, 2006 Confessions of a "Mad Blogger"
When a conservative web site denies postings from a nationally recognized conservative writer who contributes to The Washington Times; They have adopted the kind of internet censorship used in Vietnam, North Korea and China.
(11 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 31, 2007 Eyes on China: Warnings From Several Sources
What Do Senator John McCain, Missile Expert Jim Hackett, The U.S. Navy, and India have in Common During the Last Several Days: All Are Issuing Warnings About China....
(8 comments) SHARE Friday, July 28, 2006 John Bolton: The Man America Needs At the UN
This is the the Bushcentric view of Bolton, not satire, though most OpEdNews readers will find it a mix of hilarious and infuriating. Have fun commenting. The author expects you to "be enraged."
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 17, 2007 Iraqi, Afghani War Refugees Need Our Help
The Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Refugees, held hearings on Tuesday to probe the issue of the plight of refugees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 9, 2006 Without Military Merit
Several things are staggering about the situation in Lebanon and Israel. First, one wonders how a terrorist group could have so many tools of a national army? And how can Hezbollah be putting up such fierce resistance to the legendary Israeli Defense Force?
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, August 11, 2006 Changing Moral Outlook?
The nuclear balance during the cold war was based on the idea, on both sides that a war would cause an unacceptable amount of death. Terrorists who have embraced suicide bombing don't have that restraining philosophy. The risk of nuclear war is, accordingly, much greater.