The War of Terror is spreading with the ugly violence in Kenya and now Nigeria. Here is some background on Somalia and Algeria - two important countries in Africa.

The year that Star Trek episode aired Iraq invaded Kuwait. Osama Bin Laden wanted the Saudi government to use the irregular forces raised in Afghanistan - he saw Saddam Hussein as a Secular Arab Nationalist and an enemy. The Saudis instead worked with the UN and supported American operations in the Gulf. Just as the space terrorist decided he had to destroy the Enterprise and draw the Federation into his conflict - Bin Laden set his sights on America…

Star Trek: The Next Generation 3x12 - an interesting episode that deals with the moral uncertainties of separatism, terrorism, and Stockholm Syndrome. Pretty impressive TV for 1990. I have to get this season on Blu-Ray sometime when I can afford it.

The episode was censored in the UK because Data mentions terrorism leading to ‘Irish Unification’ in 2024.

As we are seeing in Syria, the television game show “Cowboys and Terrorists” is going off the air.

As we are seeing in Syria, the television game show “Cowboys and Terrorists” is going off the air.