Lesson of Greece: Don’t hold Referendums that you are going to ignore

Drudge reports there are riots in Greece: The fighting between citizens and police tonight seems to be the first incident of large-scale violence on the streets of Athens since this crisis began. These riots are preceding a key vote on the latest bailout Greek politicians are in parliament tonight, and will soon vote on whether … Continue reading Lesson of Greece: Don’t hold Referendums that you are going to ignore

The Clock is Ticking in the Ukraine

He gives me the ball, I take one step and there's a hole, and I'd never seen a hole, playing for Temple,  and I said, "God, a hole!" Bill Cosby Why is their Air?  Hofstra 1965 It's a critical week for the Ukrainians looking to get a semblance of a free society back. I was … Continue reading The Clock is Ticking in the Ukraine

Well Egypt will have to live with it

Experience keeps a dear school, but Fools will learn in no other. Ben Franklin 1743 I am the state, your majesty. Let us say it privately so that we never need to discuss it in public. I am France, Louis. I am the state. Cardinal Richelieu The Three Musketeers 1948 A lot of people are … Continue reading Well Egypt will have to live with it

And democracy in Egypt rolls forward…

...begging the question: "Do we want to stop funding these guys and maybe save a couple of billion?" Egypt’s Islamist-dominated parliament unanimously voted on Monday in support of expelling Israel’s ambassador in Cairo and halting gas exports to the Jewish state. As we've stated before it's the army that's actually in charge so what does … Continue reading And democracy in Egypt rolls forward…