Monday, February 16, 2009


I neglected to add to Syria's list of "virtues", its association with N. Korea in trying to build nuclear weapons.Incidentally,N. Korea looks ready to fire off a missile.Diplomacy with them is the same as with Iran- long, arduous and untrustworthy.

It is disconcerting to read this morning that Pakistan has signed a deal with the Taliban,allowing them to use Islamic law in exchange for a truce in a major section of the country.Of course the Taliban who rigidly interpret the Sharia,will use the truce to consolidate their positions to attack US forces in Afghanistan.
More serious is the future of Pakistan, which has nuclear weapons,and which the world cannot allow to be captured by the Taliban-Al Queda.

My son Elli, if he has the oppportunity will blog the rest of the week as we go on a short cruise.