Category Archives: Suicide

Suicide by Slight of Hand

In an article, Middle East Revisited: Terrorism, I wrote of my belief that beneath the layers of public reasons for a suicide bomber to take others with him or her is the urgent need to abandon a disappointing life and enter into and take over that of a victim. The details drawing me towards this conclusion can be found in the above mentioned article.

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Middle East Revisited: Towards Peace

When one nation attacks another, the international community may retaliate against or impose sanctions on the aggressor. Without such possibilities international laws on aggression would be moot.

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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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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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