The Beginning


With the Trucial Oman Scouts in Oman 1969

Im beginning this blog as one way of capturing my experiences in the Middle East and relating them to the happenings today. Partly I am writing this blog to balance in a very small way the absolute nonsense I see so prevalent in the Middle East academic community and written by journalists who are more interested in being politically correct than write the truth. This is not meant to be a digital hero wall. I have something to say and if it is read, good !  If not I leave it for my grand kids. I shall also comment on my view of where we Americans are going in my unabashed unapologetic old style conservative voice. I hope to write a couple times a week.

About Tex

Retired artillery colonel, many years in a number of positions in the Arab world. Graduate of the US Military Academy and the American University of Beirut. MA in Arab studies from the American University in Beirut along with 18 years as Middle East Seminar Director at the JFK Special Warfare Center and School, Served in Vietnam with 1st Inf Division, Assignments in Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt, plus service with Trucial Oman Scouts in the Persian Gulf. Traveled to every Arab country on the map including Iraq, Syria, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
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