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Egypt: Morsi’s Out in Military Coup

July 3, 2013

Egypt has been in massive social, political, and economic turmoil lately, which has now led to the Egyptian military seizing power, ousting a democratically-elected President while suspending the nation’s constitution until further notice.  Some groups cheer, while others are trying to figure out what to do next.  The situation remains fluid. Ousted Egyptian President Morsi [...]

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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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Romney vs. Obama on 9/11 Embassy Attacks

September 12, 2012

Yesterday, the US embassy in Egypt and the US consulate in Libya were attacked, leaving four dead including our ambassador, and tarnishing American prestige even more in the region. These events are still in flux as more information seems to be coming out by the hour.  The catalyst for the violence is a 14-minute film [...]

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Harassing the Christians in Egypt

October 10, 2011

Say one thing about Hosni Mubarak:  being ensconced all those years by American bucks also allowed him be cool with Israel and the Coptic Christians in the Mideast’s most populace Muslim nation.  Not so much with the current interim military junta!  Here’s the latest, this time against the Copts: Full coverage here.  Seems to me [...]

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Egyptian Protesters Attack Israeli Embassy

September 10, 2011

Seven months since the American-condoned ouster of long time Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak, the people are restless.  The country has no planned elections and a military junta still reigns over the Earth’s largest Arab nation.  With a sense of rising expectations, small incidents take on deeper severity. It is in this context that Egyptian protests [...]

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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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Egypt’s “Mission Accomplished” Moment

February 11, 2011

A new day dawns in Egypt.  Mubarak’s out but the military is still in charge over in Egypt. Listening to Beck on my Sirius/XM radio today I heard about one particular sign the protesters held up: I remember that it was May 1, 2003, when Dubya landed a plane on that carrier and declared major [...]

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Confusion from Mubarak in Egypt

February 10, 2011

With protests still growing on the streets of Egypt, Egyptian dictator President Hosni Mubarak gave a speech today to tell his people he’s leaving.  Well, leaving in September after an orderly transition by his self-selected Vice President Omar Suleiman, to whom Mubarak has ceded his authority.  Kind of. So, is Mubarak still in power, not [...]

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Mubarak Against the Wall

January 28, 2011

With new details breaking every few minutes what we know at this moment is that the protests in Egypt have begun to affect political change.  Egyptian dictator President Mubarak is clinging to power, but asked his cabinet to resign in a speech he gave at 12:30 am local time.  He called for perfunctory reforms, but [...]

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Egypt in Turmoil

January 27, 2011

In the wake of Tunisia’s pro-democracy “Jasmine Revolution” the Egyptian street has been emboldened to wreak havoc on the regime of dictator President  Hosni Mubarak.  Egyptians are fed up with their government’s lack of transparency and legitimacy.  Couple that with renewed religious violence against Christians and that Mubarak seems to be setting up his son [...]

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King Tutankhamun Had a Rough Life

February 16, 2010

It looks like that famous Egyptian Pharaoh King Tutankhamun really drew the short straw in life’s lottery.  According to an AP report on his DNA test results, King Tut: was a frail boy who suffered from a cleft palate and club foot. He died of complications from a broken leg exacerbated by malaria and his [...]

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