James E. Horn


About James E. Horn

Retired American Diplomat served in American embassies and consulates for 25-years, ten in Islamic societies. I am not a fan of Islam. I do public speaking and have books listed.


Major League Rip-Off

An Update on What you need to know about Community Choice Aggregate (CCA) By James E. Horn President Ronald Reagan once said that the most terrifying thing we can hear is: “I’m from the guvmint and I’m here to help you. Consumers must be beware An phony offering or promising (with abundant sweet talk, fuzzy math, and vague promises) to bring reduced electric bills Community Choice Aggregates is commonly known as a Regional Council of Governments (RCOG) or something similarly named. A Regional Council of Governments (RCOG) derives from or is subordinate to a state Association of Councils of Government […]


France, dying

France: je ne t’aime plus encore! … (France: I don’t love you any more!) James E. (Jim) Horn The French-American love/hate relationship has always been in flux. I’ve traveled to France several times, enjoyed its art, culture, cosine, and night life. I’ve known, partied, and worked with wonderful French people. I won’t consider going there now. France came to our side during the American revolution which we may not have won without French support. France supported the United States in our other conflicts with the British. For this we love and are forever beholding to France. We returned the favor […]


College Admissions

College Admissions Scandals By James E. Horn The College admission process has been a scam for generations. Currently, wealthy parents have been buying the way for their offspring into prestigious schools using all manner of bribes and incentives whether the kids were competitive, had passed SAT’s, entrance examinations, etc. or not. Parents paid professionals to take entry exams for their stupid children, and then paid professors to give passing grades all of the way along through graduation. In some cases, very worthy but less affluent children were disenfranchised. Is this fair? During wartime (WWI, WWII, Korea, VietNam), people could buy […]


War with Iran

Middle East Wars, Round Whatever By James E. Horn The next round is coming, and I suspect it will be within the next 30-days. Israel became independent in 1948, fought a war over the Suez with Egypt in 1956, the Six Day War in 1967, and the Yom Kippur War in 1973 along with a number of incursions into Gaza and Lebanon. Whenever the Islamists have attacked Israel, they have lost. Yet they continue to threaten and attack again and again. It is a part of what they are – a pack of barbarians bent on the destruction of Israel, […]


Donald Trump, Shrewd, Smart, Capable

A very impressive analysis with a couple of small additions by me. Shalom Rabbi Dov Fischer, an attorney and adjunct professor of law, is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Coalition for Jewish Values, congregational rabbi of Young Israel of Orange County, California, and holds prominent leadership roles in several national rabbinic and other Jewish organizations. He has been Chief Articles Editor of UCLA Law Review, clerked for the Hon. Danny J. Boggs in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and served for most of the past decade on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council […]


Deep Fake 1

FOREIGN AFFAIRS ESSAYJanuary/February 2019 Issue Deepfakes and the New Disinformation War The Coming Age of Post-Truth Geopolitics By Robert Chesney and Danielle Citron A picture may be worth a thousand words, but there is nothing that persuades quite like an audio or video recording of an event. At a time when partisans can barely agree on facts, such persuasiveness might seem as if it could bring a welcome clarity. Audio and video recordings allow people to become firsthand witnesses of an event, sparing them the need to decide whether to trust someone else’s account of it. And thanks to smartphones, […]


Learn just bit to understand Islam better

*Terms, practices, or words used regularly in Mosques in the USA, in dealings with Americans, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, etc. Arabic/Islamic words and terms that we Kufar (kafirs), dhimmi, non-Moslem infidels will find helpful and clarifying. Understanding Moslem values and ethics will remove your confusion and inability to comprehend Moslem thinking. ABD Arab word meaning Slave. Abdulla, Abdalla and other derivatives means a man who is a slave to Allah. ALWAGAHA Chutzpah, audacity, arrogance AMTULLAH Arab word meaning female Slave to Allah. There are over forty (40) words in Arabic describing female slaves. These words serve to categorize female slaves […]


The Green, or is it red, or perhaps – whatever deal

The Deal and The Plan By James E. Horn Now, there’s the latest new Deal by whatever color. It’s part of the Plan, the Statist Plan. To begin, I will use the word statist which includes bad actors such as Islam – a political organization that hides behind the façade of being a religion, the Democrats, the Socialists, Progressives, the Communists, and fellow travelers. When George H. W. Bush returned from a conference Rio in 1992, he was asked about a treaty that he had signed and responded with a snide: “Welcome To The New World Order”. What did that […]


Kurds, Kurdistan

In the treacherous world of Islam: The enemy of my friend is my enemy. The friend of my enemy is my enemy. Also: It’s me against my brother; It’s my brother and I against our cousins; It’s my brother, I, and our cousins against our neighbors; It’s my brother, I, our cousins, and our neighbors against their enemies; And so it goes. Moslems follow the teachings of Mohammed who demands to this day that all Moslem men must emulate him in every way that they can. Mohammed was a very vengeful person. On July 4th, 1187, Kurdish General, Saladin led […]


Getting Out of Syria

Getting Out of The Syrian Sand Pit By James E. Horn We hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth from the scrambled egg hat wearing brass at the Pentagon. President Trump is pulling out of Syria. I think that is wonderful and shows that President Trump is smart – brilliant. The brass hat generals are little concerned about the many American body bags that have already come home, and the hundreds of shattered, wounded men. They just want more American blood and guts spread in the sands of Syria. The vast majority of those generals and their sycophant staffers have […]