The articles presented here were written by Si Frumkin during the last year or so. These articles are written in English but are then lovingly, respectfully and accurately translated to Russian by his bonus wife, Ella, (see “Three Hats and a Bonus” of May 2006 article). Some of these articles can be found in the “Graffiti” page, others are only on this page. There is no prize for determining which is which except for the ability to read both the Russian and English versions if you happen to be bilingual and thus having double the pleasure and double the fun (like in the Doublemint chewing gum commercial).
MARCH 2009 - "YOU CAN EXHALE NOW!" - Did you feel the breeze as the world exhaled? Did you hear the incredulous laughter as the "New Team" fell apart? I did.
FEBRUARY 2009 - WHEN FRANCE WAS ISRAEL'S GREATEST FRIEND - Mon nom est Bond. Jean-Jacques Bond! A true account of the times when the French spied for Israel and vice-versa.
FEBRUARY 2009 - CHAVEZ FOREVER- OR MAYBE NOT - On February 15 Venezuela will - or will not - make Chavez its President-For-Life. Thos is a very important issue for the U.S. that has not been noticed by our media. In any case, he will still be clowning around at least until 2013.
JANUARY 2009 - THE SECRET MONEY IN YOUR WALLET - You already are getting a stimulus bonus but no one is mentioning it. Is it because it isn't coming directly to your wallet without being filtered and diminished by Washington? Hmm...
DECEMBER 2008 - FIGHTING THE ROBOTS - There are those among us who would reason with a killer robot hoping to change its mind. I think that powerful explosive would be more useful than reason.
December 2008 - THE STATE OF FEAR ON CALIFORNIA'S BORDER - What comes to mind when you look at an article headlined "State of Fear"? North Korea? Zimbabwe? Darfur? Well, no. As far as the New York Times is concerned it is right on California's and Nevada's borders.
NOVEMBER 2008 - MEMO TO THE NEW PRESIDENT - Is Israel really at the heart of the Middle East conflict, should the new President be concerned with other aspects of this troubled region and what the White House should have learned in the last 10 years. The conclusion of a "Commentary" article with an introduction by Si Frumkin.
NOVEMBER 2008 - WHEN MOSES WAS IN EGYPT LAND... - An unexpected presentation to an unexpected audience.
NOVEMBER 2008 - THE OTHER 6-DAY WAR - The international web of conspiracies and plots leads to a peace built (maybe) on Haifa organges.
NOVEMBER 2008 - THE GOOD NOOSE AND THE BAD NOOSE - How do we classify effigies? Is racism like homophobia, sexism and ageism? Is it OK to lynch women and old folk? Who decides what code words may be ignored?
OCTOBER 2008 - ANOTHER MYSTERIOUS CHARITY PUZZLE - Are all politicians stingy with their own money? Do they get more stingy when they get out of politics? And is Joe Biden a secret French agnostic who hides the fact that he is only 35 years old? And what's the story with McCain - does he have to prove that he is old, religious and American? Read all about it! Read about it all!
October 2008 - THE INEXPRIENCED PRESIDENT - How soon they forget! One of our greatest presidents was totally inexperienced in foreign affairs and - according to his many critics - in just about everything else.
October 2008 - O CANADA, O CANADA - The first installment of our trip to Eastern Canada with more to follow in the future.
August 2008 - THE SECRET ORGANIZATION THAT ISN'T SECRET - No, it isn't the Illuminati, the Masons, the Trilateral Commission, the Elders of Zion, the Knights of this and that or any of those other mythical, secret and sinister bodies. This one really exists, has a website, proudly explains its goals, names its leaders and controls policy within one of today's superpowers that hates America and doesn't hide it. It proves again that sometimes the best place to hide is in plain view!
August 2008 - THE EMPEROBAMA GARMENT - Hans Christian Anderson wrote the story about the emperor who had no clothes on and no one noticed. We are now observing a phenomenon of popular support for a man whom no one really knows, who doesn't say what be believes in and probably doesn't know it himself, who speaks in meaningless platitudes and makes vague promises that mean nothing and can be changed without notice or regret. He declames beautifully the texts that were written for him but stammers when forced to speak without a script. He is a beautiful illusion and Americans admire his shining garment that isn't really there.
Июль 2008, ВИЛЛА В ДЖУНГЛЯХ - Необычное интервью с необычным ученым потверждающим что Израилю мир не нужен.
MAY 2008 - I HATE IT WHEN WOMEN CRY! - But this was a happy occasion and they were tears of joy and love.
March 2008 - HOW I SPENT THREE WEEKS AT AN ARMY BASE 15 YEARS AGO - PART 5 - I wrote about Gaza 15 years ago and it sounds like I did it yesterday.
March 2008 - IT HAPPENED 38 YEARS AGO TO ZEV AND ME - How we became experts on the Tangguts people. Who? Well, the ones with facial hair, who played the lute and raised yaks and camels.
March 2008 - "YOU ARE NO LONGER ALONE!" HE SAID - A meeting with an extraordinary Christian Zionist pastor who made me cry.
February 2008 - HOW I SPENT THREE WEEKS ON AN ISRAELI MILITARY BASE - PART 4 - I hoped to become the Israeli Kilroy, maybe have a street named after me, but it wasn't to be....
February 2008 - THE 12 SUGGESTIONS FOR THE CANDIDATES - How to get to the White House by using common sense - too simple by far...
February 2008 - 3 WEEKS IN ISRAEL 15 YEARS AGO - Part 3 - Secrets, shmeekrets - not if you're cute!
January 2008 - THREE WEEKS IN ISRAEL 15 YEARS AGO - PART 2 - Powdered eggs, broken tanks and stolen uniforms - continuing saga of work on a Israeli army base.
January 2008 - THREE WEEKS IN ISRAEL 15 YEARS AGO - Memories of a good friend and of three weeks that should have been horrible but weren't
December 2007 - HAPPY NEWS FOR A HAPPY YEAR! - Yes, I too found it hard to believe but it is true - the bad news isn't all that bad and it is getting better!
Декабрь 2007 - ХОРОШИЕ НОВОСТИ К НОВОМУ ГОДУ - Трудно поверить, но это правда!
Декабрь 2007 - СВИНЬЯ В СТАЛИНСКОМ ОГОРОДЕ - Мсье Карр был прав: "Чем больше изменений, тем меньше перемен".
Декабрь 2007 - НЕЗАМЕЧЕННОЕ ПОСЛЕДСТВИЕ - Даже если Иран приостановил свою ядерную программу в 2003 году, то это было сделано по незамеченной причине о которой раши СМИ не пишут.
December 2007 - STRANGELY IGNORED CONSEQUENCE - The Iranians supposedly stopped the nuclear weapon program in 2003. Is there are a reason they picked that year and why doesn't anyone notice the significance?
December 2007 - THE UNHOLY TRINITY - Millions were displaced from Beijing to make room for the Olympics and improve the environment. Will Beijing join Berlin and Moscow in disgrace? Will Putin's Sochi host Olympics in 2014?
Декабрь 2007 - НЕ ОЧЕНЬ СВЯТАЯ ТРОИЦА - Вы думаете, МОК понял, что Олимпийские игры не должны проходить в странах с репрессивными диктатурами? Очевидно, нет.
December 2007 - THE MYSTERIOUSLY MISPLACED BILLIONS - A tale of crime and punishment? Well, not really. A lot crime and hardly any punishment...
Декабрь 2007 - ТАИНСТВЕННО ИСЧЕЗНУВШИЕ МИЛЛИАРДЫ - Преступление и наказание? Или только преступление?
November 2007 - TWO QUESTIONS AND A PREDICTION - What does the American War of Independence have in common with the scarcity of Turkish and Iranian suicide bombers? And what do they have in common with the Lebanese presidential crisis? Actually, quite a bit...
Ноябрь 2007 - ДВА ВОПРОСА И ОДНО ПРЕДСКАЗАНИЕ - Зачем американские колонисты воевали с Англией? Почему так мало турков и иранцев среди международных террористов? А будет ли грaжданская воина в Ливане?
November 2007 - SWINE FOR STALIN'S GARDEN - Stalin thought it was funny, clever and worth repeating - and so it was, again and again. Now Putin agrees with Uncle Joe. I still don't think that it's especially funny, clever or even polite.
Ноябрь 2007 - МАГИСТРАЛЬНЫЙ ПУТЬ МЕЖДУ ОКЕАНАМИ - ПАНАМА ЧАСТЬ 3 - Как строился канал, как ловили комаров, как он безцеремонно открылся.
Ноябрь 2007 - ХОРОШИЕ, НО БЕЗОТВЕТНЫЕ ВОПРОСЫ - Почему я не люблю организацию которая никого не представляет?
Oктябрь 2007 - VIVA PANAMA LIBRE! - Kак американец и француз создали независимую республику за 50 миллионов долларов.
Октябрь 2007 - СМЕРТЬ ОТ РУКИ ВРАЧЕЙ - Запрещенные английские слова и врачи с недостатками.
October 2007 - VIVA PANAMA LIBRE! - Part 2 - Little known history of a proud - sometimes funny - human accomplishment that was helped along by a postage stamp, assasination of a czar and the man after whom the Teddy bear was named.
Сентябрь 2007 - ПОЧЕМУ ЕВРЕИ НЕ ПОХОЖЫ НА АРАФАТА?
August 2007 - PROPHETIC PYRAMIDS - A follow-up (with diagrams) to the "Youth Bulge" explanation of what has endangered humanity for centuries and is threatening all of us again. And no, it isn't Global Warming!
Август 2007 - ПРОРОЧЕСКИЕ ДИАГРАММЫ - Добавочная информация о страшном цунами молодежи которое хочет - и может - нас уничтожить (cм. графики выше).
August 2007 - THE LAWYER, THE BUMPKIN AND THE COWBOY.
August 2007 - HEBREW WITH A CHINESE ACCENT.
August 2007 - SOME EMPIRE WE ARE.
July 2007 - OPEN LETTER TO GEORGE CLOONEY
July 2007 - LITHUANIAN TOLERANCE IN 3 ACTS
July 2007 - SACRED SOUNDS ON THE HOLLYWOOD FREEWAY
July 2007 - THE CURSE OF THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH
June 2007 - CONTINENT OF LOSERS - PART 1
June 2007 - CONTINENT OF LOSERS - PART 2
June 2007 - MY THREE WATCHES
June 2007 - A LETTER FROM A GEORGIAN PRISON
Май 2007 - ДРУГОЙ ХОЛОКОСТ
May 2007 - THE SHARED HOLOCAUST
Май 2007 - ПУТЕВОДИТЕЛЬ ПО ПАЛЕСТИНЕ
May 2007 - MIDDLE AGED TOURIST ON A DONKEY
April 2007 - OCCUPATION? OPPRESSION? LOOK AGAIN!
The International Red Cross wasn't much help to Jews - including myself and Jewish GIs in W.W.II - and it still isn't. But now it has a Jewish symbol - a square with its point down that doesn't resemble the Star of David.
Апрель 2007 - ЕВРЕЙСКИЙ ГЕНИЙ
April 2007 - JEWISH GENIUS
Апрель 2007 - ОККУПАЦИЯ? ПРИТЕСНЕНИЕ?
Март 2007, А ЧТО ОТВЕТ?
March 2007, ИСТИННЫЕ ДРУЗЬЯ ИЗРАИЛЯ
February 2007, ПРОСТИТЕ МЕНЯ, ТОВАРИЩ ЛЕНИН!
February 2007, CORPORATIONS WE LOVE TO HATE
January 2007, BLESS THE HUDDLED MASSES. They came, they went, they stayed - and God blessed America!
January 2007, THE MORE IT CHANGES, THE MORE ETC., ETC., ETC.... When Lenin was right and the capitalists are still selling rope to the Russians.