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Dubai: The Golden Mirage

Posted July 28, 2010 | 16:50:48 (EST)

The ongoing ordeal of a U.S. businessman who has been rotting in a Dubai jail for more than two years, deprived of his civil rights, should serve as a warning to Americans and Westerners alike doing business with Dubai, a constituent monarchy of United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Shahin, a...

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Defund the Taliban

Posted May 6, 2010 | 10:25:45 (EST)

Drug money is funding the Taliban's increasingly numerous and bolder attacks in Afghanistan. Yet, the United States has shifted its policy from eradicating poppy fields - the source of the high-grade cheap heroin that feeds at least 93% of the world's opiate addiction - to interdiction. The U.S. now targets...

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If We Want to Protect America's Airports, We Must Profile

Posted March 8, 2010 | 14:34:24 (EST)

The Christmas Day attempted bombing of Northwest Airlines Flight 253 brought our minds sharply back to the threat our nation faces on a daily basis from terrorist organizations and financiers.

In 2003, then-Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, commenting on new Al-Qaeda threats to conduct a series of homicide hijackings of...

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Ahmadinejad -- the Economic Reformer

Posted September 3, 2009 | 11:59:08 (EST)

On September 9, Iran will stage one of its biggest economic shams, seemingly selling fifty percent of its telecommunication company, Iran Telecom (TCI), to private investors. The well-advertised "privatization" of the company, described as "the biggest of its kind in the history of Tehran Stock Exchange," is expected...

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Libyan Oil Is Thicker Than American Blood

Posted August 21, 2009 | 17:08:57 (EST)

In a chillingly cynical excuse scotland/8197370.stm">Scotland released the former Libyan intelligence agent Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi who blew up Pan Am flight 103 in December 1988 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The pretext "compassion" for the allegedly terminally ill Libyan, barely disguised the real reason -- oil buried deep in the...

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California Acts to Stop Libel Tourism

Posted May 5, 2009 | 16:18:46 (EST)

Afflicted with one hazard of globalization -- the spread of the swine flu epidemic -- California's state Senate took measures to protect its citizens from another less deadly, yet terrorizing hazard -- the chilling effects on their freedom of expression by foreign libel judgments.

California...

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Does Iran Harbor Osama bin Laden?

Posted April 2, 2009 | 14:40:00 (EST)

Osama Bin Laden is in Iran, asserts Alan Howell Parrot, the director of The Union for the Conservation of Raptors (UCR), who for many years served as a Falconer for the rulers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and members of Saudi Royal family. In that capacity he was a...

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Defeating Narco-Terrorism

Posted March 17, 2009 | 17:15:00 (EST)

Narco-terrorists and the international criminal organizations that thrive on the illegal drug trade now threaten the national security of many nations. The nexus between transnational criminal organizations and terrorist groups does not end with illegal drug trafficking. Their partnerships are complex, linking illegal drugs, money, geography and politics. Yet, U.S....

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Misery Pays

Posted March 9, 2009 | 16:14:00 (EST)

Giving $5.2 billion to the Palestinian Authority (PA) will do little to bring real change in the condition of the Palestinian refugees or security in the Middle East. Instead of rebuilding the "shelters" in the refugee camps as the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the...

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New Yorkers Blaze Free Speech Trail

Posted December 8, 2008 | 16:04:29 (EST)

Most Americans take their freedom for granted. Coming from the Middle East and working all over the world, I know better. Elsewhere, free speech and a free press are regarded as privileges, not a sacred right.

Take England for example: in January 2004 I was sued in...

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