Mr Trudeau Goes To Washington

Today Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with US President Donald Trump in Washington. While some of Trudeau’s initial shine may be a wee bit smudged after a couple of years in office, a fairly normal occurrence no doubt, I think it fair to say that he enjoys better approval ratings at home than doesContinue reading “Mr Trudeau Goes To Washington”

Canada’s Justin Trudeau Welcomes Refugees: “Diversity Is Our Strength”

On September 11, 2001 while planes that had been hijacked by terrorists from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Lebanon were being flown into the World Trade Center and Pentagon, thousands of other flights were in the air. For obvious reasons the air space over the United States was soon closed and wasContinue reading “Canada’s Justin Trudeau Welcomes Refugees: “Diversity Is Our Strength””

Dear Syrian Refugees

Below is a lighthearted letter I wrote to the Syrian refugees who will be arriving in Canada over the next weeks and months. Last Wednesday, December 16, I sent this to the Montreal Gazette for publication consideration. I have done this several times in the past and have always received some sort of reply; either anContinue reading “Dear Syrian Refugees”

CNN Correspondent Damon Likes To Take The Odd Nip; Smile Arwa, Smile

Senior CNN International correspondent and Emmy Award-winning journalist Arwa Damon is once again on our television screens on a daily basis. Nothing personal Arwa, but that’s not usually a good thing as Damon’s area of expertise is conflict zones. When Arwa’s on there’s usually a war, or military action of some kind underway. Damon’s styleContinue reading “CNN Correspondent Damon Likes To Take The Odd Nip; Smile Arwa, Smile”

Syria’s chemical weapons create job openings

Now that the diplomats are close to an agreement that would see Syria turn over its chemical weapon stockpile, the hard part begins. Step one is finding someone to do it. I suggest the following advertisement. This bit of satire fits in well with today’s Daily Prompt. DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raisedContinue reading “Syria’s chemical weapons create job openings”

Will Syria be used as a distraction for terrorist 9/11commemoration?

Twelve years ago today was one of those days when everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing when they learned of the 9/11 attacks. As with the assassination of John F. Kennedy and, so I’ve been told, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the events of September 11, 2001 are indelibly etched onContinue reading “Will Syria be used as a distraction for terrorist 9/11commemoration?”

Syria: Global Neighbourhood Watch failing

United States president Barack Obama is facing a tough battle in Washington as he tries to sell his plan to engage in a military action in Syria – actually not in Syria, but at Syria as he has made it abundantly clear there will be no boots – US troops –  on the ground. ObamaContinue reading “Syria: Global Neighbourhood Watch failing”