Thursday, July 29, 2010
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
To the President of Syria, Mr. and Mrs. Bashar al-Assad
Mr. and Mrs. President Bashar al-Assad:
At the tender age of 17 months my severely ill daughter Sofia, an American
citizen, was abducted by her mother on Monday, July 26, in Istanbul, Turkey,
and taken to Syria.
Fox News: ▸ video ▸ story
I was informed yesterday by Sofia's mother that she will not be coming back
to the United States nor will she allow Sofia to return home.
Sofia has been diagnosed with a severe medical condition that requires
immediate treatment in the United States. It was scheduled to start on July
27, 2010, in New Jersey, the day after her abduction and was supposed to last
until she reaches the age of 3.
Any delay in the urgently needed treatment will result in a life-long
disability for Sofia and make her dependent for the whole of her a... (more)
New Media on Ulitzer
Last week we were accidentally copied in on an internal e-mail from a
software company with a market cap in excess of five billion dollars. As I
read through this long e-mail thread, which included references to our
company, I couldn't help but reflect on the past. I forwarded this e-mail to
their CEO and he acknowledged its receipt. History is repeating itself, I
realized, and I wanted to share my thoughts with our readers and with the CEO
of this software company.
In 1985-86 I worked at IBM as a market research analyst in White Plains, NY,
at the company'... (more)
SYS-CON Media headquarters is located at the two story marble building where
President Richard Nixon maintained his offices between November 1988 and
April 1994, at the time of his death. He spent a good portion of every day in
this building, deep in his writings. He was visited here by a parade of
national and international figures, including President Ronald Reagan. A
plaque was erected in the lobby of the building by Mario Paul Perillo of
Perillo Tours (you may remember the late Mr. Perillo's "Mr. Italy" TV
commercials from the 1980s) in recogn... (more)
iPad on Ulitzer
Cloud Computing Expo - The debut of the iPad promises significant
opportunities well beyond just Apple.
The iPad promises to energize the emerging tablet PC segment, creating a
potential semiconductor opportunity of over US$4.1 billion in 2014 reports
Other component vendors will capitalize on the new opportunity for batteries
and displays, as well.
iPad Summit and iPad Expo by SYS-CON Events
SYS-CON Events announced on Monday that the first International "iPad Summit"
(www.ipadsummit.net), will take place November 1, 2010, at the Santa Clara
The US State Department on Monday said that it has ordered some non-essential
US embassy officials in Damascus and all embassy dependents to leave Syria
because of the "uncertainty and volatility" in the country.
Fox News: ▸ video ▸ story
As of this morning, and since July 2010, my abducted daughter Sofia Kircaali,
a US citizen, remains in Syria and in harm's way.
Feras Bankosly, M.D.
Last Known Employment Address: Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare Medical
Education: University of Aleppo - Syria
Over the Easter weekend and on Monday, the Syrian government’s crackdown
against proteste... (more)