Bill Sykes' Newsletter from America.
An ex-Brit gives his views---(without
fear or favor)---of the American scene.
It must be pretty obvious to the discerning reader, that
as I publish each of these news letters at the beginning
of the month, a majority of the news items are from the
previous month. (In this case, news and comments are for
the month of January 2004).
The 2003/2004 New Year celebrations came and went without
any untoward terrorist incidents being perpetrated upon
American soil. As it is now past the middle of January
2004, I have to decide quickly where to begin, and of
more importance what subjects shall I tackle. I must make
the information in this news letter more realistic and
practical than the subject matter that I chose for the
Christmas Edition. A good friend of mine, an ex-Brit of
over fifty years acquaintance and a severe critic of my
news letters, said that he considered the Christmas edition
to be one of my better efforts---"well written but
totally unrealistic". Praise indeed coming from my
most vociferous critic. Well, it certainly is much better
than his usual critique.
If you take a look at the Christmas 2003 Edition of,
"View from America", you will find that I totally
agree with his assessment, that there is no way the scenario
that I put forward, of an "International Confederation
of Nations", (ICON), would be accepted, and implemented
in a world full of hatred, violence, and political power
Perhaps a good place to start would be to recap some of
the major items of news, and add my comments on events
that happened during the year of 2003.
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