Will We Prove Worthy?

By Ari Bussel

There is a generation that understands the term “dodging the draft.” A war raged, far away from America’s shores, and many were convinced we should not be involved. Those were the days of flowers, peace, drugs and free love. War did not fit into this lifestyle.

Decades passed. More wars were fought, in Iraq then in Afghanistan. The American resolve that was ironclad ten years ago weakened with the passage of time from the attacks on U.S. soil. The reason for going to war in 2003 against Saddam Hussein—as crazy and cruel as he was to his people—proved nonexistent, and so a shaky belief in military intervention dwindled even further.

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The Too Enticing Smell of Death

By Ari Bussel

The United States of America under President Barack Obama will be accused one day of bringing about the next world war.

It was President Obama who demanded President Mubarak of Egypt to leave. With an equally heavy hand, he demanded Libyan leader Gaddafi’s exit. It worked successfully with Mubarak, America’s closest Middle Eastern ally after Israel. It shocked many because no one expected a friend to sell out a friend, and the lesson left a very deep impression across the Arab world and Israel.

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The Spring Revolution

By Ari Bussel

Not much information is allowed out of Syria, other than pronunciations that “foreign elements are at work and must be quashed, while anyone peacefully protesting is protected.” Syria is launching an independent investigation as to the events unfolding, mimicking the UN inquiry. The results of both could not be further apart, teaching that the best defense is a good offense.

Yesterday, a headline in an Israeli newspaper quoted a Syrian protestor calling for Israel to conquer Syria. The End of Days, a Syrian revolutionary looking for salvation from Israel? Clearly, no Arab is afraid that Israel might conquer other lands, for they know no harm will then befall them. Israel remains the one beacon of sanity in the Middle East that even an Arab can respect.

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