Category Archives: International Affairs

In the face of Middle East unrest: Keep on Tweetin’

I found this interesting article online at Foreign Policy magazine. It’s written by James K. Glassman, a former State Department official. Mr. Glassman encourages the use of social media and offers a balanced assessment of the State Department’s efforts, especially … Continue reading

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What Wikileaks cables tell us about Abu Qumu Hamouda — Updated 1X

    I was looking at the Wikileaks cables [To/From Washington & Embassy Tripoli, 2007-2009] and it appears the late US Ambassador Chris Stevens was aware of Ben Qumu Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamouda. Since his name appears on a … Continue reading

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Barack Obama’s Libya intel failure—Editorial – NYPOST.com

I’m pleased that the Obama Administration has come around to my conclusion that terrorists planned the assassination of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Benghazi, Libya. No one, however, has said that the alleged pretext for the Muslim protests was a … Continue reading

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September 11 Memories

  Eleven years ago, it was primary day in New York. I was out campaigning for City Council and had no idea about the WTC incidents until voters at Concourse Village shared the unpleasant news. I remember standing with a … Continue reading

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Pregnancy the #1 killer of teen girls – Metro News

My jaw dropped yesterday when I saw that headline on page 9 of the Metro. According to Save the Children, teen pregnancy is responsible for over 1 million deaths a year in the developing world. The group also claims that … Continue reading

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ADL Backgrounder: Charles Barron

The Anti-Defamation League maintains a dossier on City Councilman Charles Barron. Its material was referenced during Monday’s news conference where his candidacy for Congress was denounced. Pressure maybe applied to AFSCME to withdraw its support following after its local affiliate … Continue reading

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United Nations Concert Remembering the Victims of Slavery & the TransAtlantic Slave Trade

Honoring the Heroes, Resisters and Survivors of Slavery March 25th marked the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. On Tuesday, May 15 2012, a memorial concert takes place at 7PM in the … Continue reading

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Former New York Mayor Giuliani helping Serbia’s nationalists ahead of elections – The Washington Post

For those who believed former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani was a proto-fascist, his latest announced endeavor would seem to confirm that view. The NY Daily News reported, Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani says he could become an adviser to … Continue reading

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