Tag Archives: Syria

An Unnatural Peace

In Shakespeare’s Henry V, which reaches its denouement with the victory of King Hal and the English “happy few” over the mighty French Army at Agincourt (the 600th anniversary of which was celebrated only a few days ago), the final scenes … Continue reading

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The Wrong Side of History

“The strong condemnation that Russian has received around the world indicates the degree to which Russia is on the wrong side of history” -Barack Obama “It was only a very small elite around Yeltsin who were buying [that the collapse … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of Syria

This Saturday, March 15th, 2014, will mark the three year anniversary of the beginning of the Syrian Revolution. Or perhaps it marks the beginning of the Syrian Conflict. Or perhaps the Syrian Civil War. In the name lies the interpretative … Continue reading

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Day 9: Jasna Gora and Sayyidah Zaynab

Recently, while keeping tabs on the war in Syria, I became aware of this excellent article about music and music videos in support of pro-Assad Shi’a militiamen, the Shabiha, in that conflict. Many of these are dedicated to the defenders … Continue reading

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Collapse

“Everything can collapse. Houses, bodies, and enemies collapse when their rhythm becomes deranged.” -Miyamoto Musashi Military adventure and military disaster are in many cases synonymous.  Great defeats abroad more often then not mark ebbs and flows in power in subsequent … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Syria

“…And though your inclinations my words would be powerless, should I advise you to keep what you have, and not expose your present possessions to danger for things which are uncertain and future; yet that neither are you timely in … Continue reading

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