I moved back to my hometown of Augusta, Georgia 13 years ago after an absence of 18 years, except for visits. Shortly thereafter, I bumped into a person whom I considered a friend from high school. We exchanged pleasantries and became friends on Facebook. At some point, this former friend (“FF”) objected to some of my political posts, and, after some online back-and-forth on these matters, we stopped being friends on Facebook (and I don’t remember who “defriended” whom), although we do have mutual friends there. We haven’t, to my knowledge, met again IRL. Continue reading
Front page news in France is all about Mali and the liberation of Timbuktu from hardline jihadists. The French army has helped dislodge the wild extremists who terrorized parts of northern Mali, but France has no intention of occupying the area. It wants the locals to fend for themselves, with…
A friend raised to me questions about Libya’s revolution. I tried to gather materials which the point of view which defends the Libyan government or criticizes the rebels.
I don’t necessarily subscribe to these views.
Two-hour discussion on Atlanta’s WRFG, March 7, 2011