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Arab Spring

Egypt’s Revolution Turns Again

July 1, 2013

The Arab Spring, which is still bloodying the Mideast, continues in Egypt.  In early 2011, the Mubarak regime capitulated to angry crowds (and Washington pressure) with relatively little blood as the military took over to maintain stability.  After initial passions subsided, the military yielded to popular elections, which brought the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood to power, [...]

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Egypt Still in Flux

June 14, 2012

Democracy in Egypt, huh?  Not quite yet. After months of trying to get a popularly-elected parliament organized, Egyptians faced a complication earlier today.  Egypt’s clearly Jeffersonian-sounding “Supreme Council of the Armed Forces” ruled that nearly 1/3 of the seats in parliament were invalid! Coincidentally, their presidential election run-off is only a few days away and [...]

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Israeli Protesters Demand Their Goodies Too

September 4, 2011

With the United Nations on the verge of royally screwing Israel by arbitrarily declaring Palestine an independent state (by the way, who will run it, Hamas or Fatah?), the recipient middle class across Israel has been taking to the streets to demand “social justice” and economic reforms from the Netanyahu government.  The protesters want, among [...]

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Libyan Rebels Take Most of Tripoli

August 22, 2011

It usually follows that when security forces ordered to shoot the rebels generally decide not to, your regime is about to collapse.  That’s basically the story from Tripoli, as the once down-and-out rebels entered the Libyan capital in their month’s long attempt to oust long-time dictator Muammar Qaddafi. As of this morning, the rebels hold [...]

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Obama Just Screwed Israel

May 19, 2011

Israel, we’ve found a new Yasser Arafat for you — Barack Hussein Obama, who just threw red meat to an “Arab Spring” crowd all primed and ready for Israeli blood. Today, President Obama endorsed a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian problem, as many have including Israel herself.  However, part of the plan is Israel accepting [...]

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