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Christians Targeted in Latest Round of Egyptian Violence

August 16, 2013

Nearly 700 people have been killed along with thousands of others wounded in this week’s violence in Egypt, capped by today’s “Friday of Anger,” spurned by the Muslim Brotherhood.  Last month’s coup of the Morsi regime, which also ousted the Muslim Brotherhood from power and replaced them with an interim military-controlled government, has reached a [...]

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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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On the Latest Violence Between Israel and Hamas

November 19, 2012

I only have a few things to say about what has been happening the last six days between Israel and Hamas, and none of it favors Hamas.  My whole life I’ve seen the same story play out:  Israel gets hit one time too many and decides to retaliate as suddenly the international community gets apoplectic [...]

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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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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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