Friday, May 20, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
In Ireland there was a change of gov't due to the budget crisis.
In Burma there was a change from military to civilian gov't.
In both places the places the people had no idea what was going on.
In the middle east there was Arab Spring and we had our Cairo visit cancelled.
In Japan we switched our airplane landing from Tokyo to Hong Kong because of the nuclear meltdown.
While we were in the Persian sea, Osama Bin Ladin's body was buried in that sea.
Our trips have crossed paths with many interesting events.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
The visit to Israel and other Arab Nations changed my opinion.
I still feel Iran should be allowed to have an atom bomb as Israel probably has about 200.
On the tour I was told that Saudi Arabia has missiles from China and they are pointed at Iran, not Israel. Since the Saudi's paid for the Pakistan nuclear weapon program, the Saudi's probably own a atom bomb that is stored somewhere nearby.
I am against preemptive strikes by America.
Deterrence held back Stalin and Mao. Whoever uses the atom bomb first or a terrorist dirty bomb will have hell to pay. I know those views are not widely shared. I had read the book, the Israeli Lobby and strongly advise people to read it. I believe it gives a fair analysis of the Israeli situation.
However, it is clear to me the Israeli's are kept to a higher standard than the Arab states.
Black September was when the King of Jordan kicked the Palestinian refugees out of his country.
The West Bank of Palestine is a stones throw from Jerusalem.
I was on the old road called Carda, with a group of Israeli school children. I didn't see the usual armed soldiers to protect them when they go on an outing. I found out there was one parent to every five children. Each of the parents was armed with a gun to protect the children if there was a terrorist attack. If this situation existed in America, there would be no West Bank of Palestine.
We need to let the Israeli's do what they need to do and we need to not interfere with the affairs of the Middle East. We can't afford these wars anymore.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Posted by Brian Scott Edwards MD at 4:30 PM
Labels: Sharm El Sheikh
Sunday, May 1, 2011
"This is Deir el-Bahri (Arabic الدير البحري ad-dayr al-baḥrī), and it's exactly where terrorists from the Islamic Group and Jihad Talaat al-Fath ("Holy War of the Vanguard of the Conquest") massacred 62 people in 1997. Since then, Egypt's tourism industry went drastically down, until this day.When entering the site, it is hard not to think of this story and and focus on the historic value of the site, as the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II."
Our guide told us that there was only one guard for this site when the massacre occurred. President Mubarak flew down to the site and was filmed kicking his Interior Minister for letting this happen.