Category Archives: Terrorism

Iraq: A Rushed Decision

April Glaspie shakes hands with Saddam Hussein

Friendly or Fauxy

In early 2003 Saddam Hussein had, at the very least, access to materials and designs for the production of weapons of mass destruction; furthermore, he would soon have had at his disposal the unfettered wealth of Iraqi oil fields. At that time President Bush appeared to be faced with a dilemma: either live with the coming critical mass of oil wealth and homicidal mania, or launch a preemptive war.

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Reduction and Transportation of Nuclear Waste

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With the looming energy crisis, it is clear that we must revive the licensing of nuclear reactors by securing both their radioactive fuel and waste in use, storage, or transit from mishaps accidental or seismic; as well as from seizure or explosive scattering by terrorists.

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Middle East Revisited: Terrorism

I write here of distortions in terrorist relationships to heritage and to self, not about their finding my country, the United States, to be a detriment to either. Stripped of these distortions, any disappointment in our involvement would not be constantly upstaging its own agenda.

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Nuclear Assault

U.S. and USSR/Russian nuclear weapons stockpil...

Nuclear stockpiles

There is something missing from the current confrontations with Iran and North Korea: a clarification of those less obvious actions constituting a nuclear assault. Likely to be misconstrued as saber- rattling, in fact, such a declaration would bring, with its openness, a fairness both to those who might be otherwise confused and to those down wind from that confusion. Remember that détente was grounded in an ongoing mutual clarity.

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Wondering Through the Middle East

Where there is trust, the shortest route to a person’s beliefs is a straight question, but at this time where in the Middle East is there trust. Instead there are inner convictions, unspoken and often misguided, militating against peace. People are surely too complex and my credentials too sparse for more than guesses, so take much of what follows as such. Since often questions say more than they ask, also freely discard those of mine that seem to say too much and take the rest as starting points.

The inquiry addresses these topics:

  • Terrorism throughout the region
  • Palestinians and Israelis
  • Iraq and the Coalition
  • The quest for peace

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