Operation Desert Storm 25 years later

Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait and the American response dramatically impacted the politics of the Middle East

Operation Desert Storm 25 years later//  desert storm  desert storm [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.wpmudev.host/2016/01/operation-desert-storm-25-years-later/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on Operation Desert Storm  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.wpmudev.host/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] TORONTO, Ont. Jan 20, 2016/ Troy Media/ - I don’t know about you, but Operation Desert Storm – the name the Americans gave to the campaign that evicted Saddam Hussein’s…

Every religion has its lunatic fringe

Those of us who are Christians have ours, and the Muslims do, too

Every religion has its lunatic fringe// lunatic fringe lunatic fringe, lunatic fringe [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.wpmudev.host/2016/01/every-religion-has-its-lunatic-fringe/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="http://www.troymedia.wpmudev.host/tag/religion/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]religion[/popup] and the lunatic fringe  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.wpmudev.host/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] TORONTO, Ont. Jan 12, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The familiar refrain of the Right goes something like this: “not all Muslims are terrorists, but…

War is an ugly thing, but our hypocrisy is uglier

Sometimes the only way to truly solve a problem is to take up arms

War is an ugly thing, but our hypocrisy is uglier//  war, hypocrisy  war, hypocrisy [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.wpmudev.host/2015/12/war-is-an-ugly-thing-but-our-hypocrisy-is-uglier/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="http://www.troymedia.wpmudev.host/tag/war/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]war[/popup] and [popup url="http://www.troymedia.wpmudev.host/tag/hypocrisy/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]hypocrisy[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.wpmudev.host/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] WHITEHORSE, Yukon Dec. 29 2015 /Troy Media/ - It’s easy to feel good watching the footage of the first Syrian refugee families arriving…

Finding the silver lining in a gloomy year

So long, farewell, good riddance

Finding the silver lining in a gloomy year [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.wpmudev.host/2015/12/finding-the-silver-lining-in-a-gloomy-year/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on finding a silver lining  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.wpmudev.host/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] CALGARY, Alta. Dec. 18, 2015 /Troy Media/ – It’s hard not to say “good riddance” rather than “goodbye” to a year like 2015. There were good moments, for sure, but plenty more reasons to…

COP21 the latest ‘last chance’ for humanity

ISIS and the delegates to COP21 are all purveyors of apocalyptic ideologies

COP21 the latest ‘last chance’ for humanityDownload this column on COP21 Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY OUT CALGARY, Alta. Nov 27, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Oliver Tickell, website editor of the British magazine The Ecologist, wondered whether the ISIS attacks in Paris were motivated by a desire to undermine the UN climate summit opening next week, the 21st in the series…

We can win the war on terror by not giving in to fear

With each new challenge to national security comes the danger that we will repeat mistakes of the past

We can win the war on terror by not giving in to fearDownload this column on the war on terror Terms and Conditions of use NEW YORK Nov. 22, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The best news for Syrian refugees might be that an incoming prime minister and a departing president have refused to join the orgy of fear taking hold in some quarters. Both Prime Minister Justin…

Terrorism a perversion of the human condition

Islamic terrorists are not the only group of religious people who commit violence

Terrorism a perversion of the human conditionDownload this column on terrorism Terms and Conditions of use TRAIL, B.C. Nov 19, 2015/ Troy Media/ - “La foi n’a rien à voir avec la morale.” Faith has nothing to do with morality. We came upon this piece of graffiti three years ago while in Tournon in southern France. It could have been written yesterday…

Canada has no moral choice but to take refugees

"By making Syrian refugees the enemy, we are playing into (the terrorists') hands"

Canada has no moral choice but to take refugeesIf ever there was a lame excuse to turn away Syrian refugees, it is to be found in the straw man that opening our doors to desperate people will allow terrorists to sneak into our country. No question, Justin Trudeau’s pledge to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by Jan. 1, 2016 will strain our authorities to…

The smarter way to fight terrorism at home

With new defence minister Harjit Sajja at the helm, Canada stands a fighting chance of averting a devastating terrorist attack

The smarter way to fight terrorism at homeDownload this column on terrorism for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, Alta. Nov. 12, 2015 /Troy Media/ – On Nov. 27, 2005, Mubin Shaikh met, in Toronto, with members of a terrorist group. The group was establishing a terrorist training camp in a wooded area near Orillia,…

What constitutes a Good War?

War should not be judged by its difficulty or even its outcome, but by the merit of its cause

What constitutes a Good War?FROM THE ARCHIVES WHITEHORSE, Yukon, Nov 11, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Remembrance Day is our most important national holiday. While it is a somber occasion, it elicits a sense of unity among Canadians that we rarely feel around the normally divisive subject of war. On November 10th, we may stand separately under our political colours…