Category Archives: Europe

Terrorism is distracting America

John Kerry was right. In 2004, Kerry said “We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives but they’re a nuisance.” He said he we had to contain it, so “it’s not threatening the fabric of your life.” Bush’s response was predictably insulting, simpleminded and […]

U.S. is burning your money: Space Edition

The NY Times recently published a story about U.S. plans to blow up a dead satellite. There are two hilarious snippets from the NYT article I’d like you to read: President Bush ordered the action to prevent any possible contamination from the hazardous rocket fuel on board, and not out of any concern that parts of the spacecraft might survive and reveal its secrets, the officials said. And: The effort will […]

Kosovo and Serbia: An unnecessary split

A largely forgotten war that took place nearly eight years ago brings to light modern struggles of nationalism in Europe. I’m speaking of Kosovo and its declaration of independence from Serbia. Since 1999, Kosovo has been under the protection of UN forces and, as far as I can see, would still need the aid from […]