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Michael Collins: Things are Different (and sometimes much better) in the East

  • Posted on: 31 May 2011
  • By: MichaelCollins

Michael Collins

The nation formerly known as the Ottoman Empire is building a strong foundation for a bright future. That nation is also addressing its scandalous recent past as it reaches out to old enemies. The dynamics producing real change in Turkey are well worth understanding. Turkey is on a path to rapid economic growth, cultural liberalization, and will emerge as a key player in world affairs.

The Turkish people elected a new government in 2002. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan became Prime Minister after his AK Party gained an absolute majority in the nation's unicameral legislature. The United States corporate media tagged the AK party as a threat to Turkey's secular democracy. This is, as usual, a perversion of the political and social realities.

Here are the key elements contributing to Turkey's success.

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Veterans Day - Tuesday 11-11-08

  • Posted on: 7 November 2008
  • By: jimstaro

We all know we have a change coming, and it would be great if it happened yesterday, but it will be happening soon enough. That change is in a New President and His Administration who ran on "Change" and bringing along with him a change in the Peoples Representation in both houses of Congress.

Iran? No! Pakistan? Yes! Forgotten Conflict Soon To Expand and Escalate Dangerously!

  • Posted on: 17 July 2008
  • By: jimstaro

I was going to post a followup to a recent post I had done referancing some disturbing news, but suspected, out of Afganistan. That post, a few days ago, followed the extremely sad news about the loss of the nine soldiers, fifteen injured, in a battle at a small fire base they held by Afgan insugents. This U.S. Abandons Site of Afghan Attack is a recent report on that and as the title says the American forces abandoned the base.

Amid Floating Notions

  • Posted on: 21 May 2008
  • By: rba


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There have been so many times over the past few years that it seems like watching news is like watching a poorly-translated film with an out-of-synch soundtrack. Or maybe like being overseas watching a Chinese movie with English subtitles, in a Thai theater where the film guy was also the "live translation".