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Two Dead as Egypt Islamists Overrun Opposition Tents
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Africa North
The decline and fall of the Muslim Brotherhood
Posted by: tipper || 12/06/2012 11:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [243 views] Top||

#1  The writer describes the MB as having two components, when it's actually three. The third being technocrats (like Morsi) doctors, lawyers, educators, etc. It's this third group that the White House and the Western powers in general are so infatuated with.
Posted by: Pappy || 12/06/2012 13:21 Comments || Top||

#2  I hope the scenes in Cairo are beginning of the end for MB.
Posted by: Jomoling the Bald6942 || 12/06/2012 14:20 Comments || Top||

#3  I believe most countries have a level of technocrats that our own elites fall in love with and assume speak for the entire country. Usually they are wrong about that.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 12/06/2012 14:40 Comments || Top||

#4  MB use Obamas lack of knowledge of the middle east for their advantage.
Posted by: Jomoling the Bald6942 || 12/06/2012 16:07 Comments || Top||

#5  Yeah ... when your leader declares himself the Pharaoh - it's hard to feel like you've still got a voice in management. :-)
Posted by: Raider || 12/06/2012 20:11 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
The GOP Is Dying Because The Liberty Movement Is Thriving
Posted by: tipper || 12/06/2012 14:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [251 views] Top||

#1  Keep thinking those happy thoughts, Tyler. I, too, was disappointed with Mitt Romney. Gingrich and Perry gave it their best shots but Romney ran the best campaign in the primaries. I didn't see anybody else. Ron Paul? Sorry. Not viable. Too old. Too kooky. Not enough testosterone. So in November, in the absence of a third party with viable candidates, I was left to choose between voting for Mitt or staying home. I voted for Mitt. Staying home doesn't accomplish anything.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 12/06/2012 17:54 Comments || Top||

#2  The question I've seen raised in the past few days is how the Democrats will fare once Barack Obama is no longer their candidate. After all, their previous two candidates -- Al Gore and John F. Kerry -- lost against George W. Bush, who was no Ronald Reagan. And certainly the Democrat's next candidate isn't likely to be groundbreaking, so he or she will have to run on his/her actual record, not the nobility of casting one's vote in his direction.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/06/2012 21:03 Comments || Top||

#3  The Mensheviks helped overthrow the Tsar, then got wiped out by the Bolsheviks, so why the surprise about RINOS + Fascists-for-Communism + Nationalists by the DemoLeft + Commies + Globalists???

The National Socialists by the Global Socialists???

But I digress ...
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 12/06/2012 21:18 Comments || Top||

#4  An unhappy divorce is definitely in the works between the Secular-happy Commies + Islamo-Socialists, + its not clear iff the former will be able to survive.

Made a deal wid the Devil but forgot that the Devil is Lord over his dominion/domain.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 12/06/2012 21:21 Comments || Top||

#5  Democrat's next candidate isn't likely to be groundbreaking

Samuel L. Jackson would disagree - he thinks Michelle Obama would be awesome.
Posted by: Glenmore || 12/06/2012 22:18 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Better Spies, Not More
Posted by: tipper || 12/06/2012 14:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top||


Obama¬'s Middle East policy hurts America's economy
By Liz Peek
Not a popular opinion among the commenters at the link.
Posted by: ryuge || 12/06/2012 05:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [248 views] Top||

#1  Only the Mideast policy hurts the American economy? What about all the others?
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/06/2012 8:49 Comments || Top||

#2  You have a point...
Posted by: Steve White || 12/06/2012 9:05 Comments || Top||

#3  What about all the others?

Call it the "pet project" syndrome.
Posted by: Pappy || 12/06/2012 13:23 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Chilling act
[Dawn] EVEN in a country where unspeakable violence is inflicted on the living as a matter of course, the visceral hatred evident in Monday's attack on an Ahmadi graveyard in Lahore is chilling. Shortly after midnight some 10 to 15 masked men scaled the walls of the burial ground. Armed with weapons and excavation tools, they either destroyed or pulled off the headstones of over 100 graves. Half an hour later, the last abode for those meant to rest in peace had been rendered a wreckage of broken stone and tile. The message sent out could not have been starker, signalling the extreme hatred shown by certain sections -- perhaps not too many numerically but inclined always to employ violent means -- towards a persecuted community. The latter's scars from the May 2010 massacre of scores in twin attacks on Ahmadi places of worship in the same city have not yet healed. That Monday's attack occurred in the Model Town locality and a stone's throw from the family home of the Sharif brothers is a matter of deep shame.

In the context of Monday's vandalism, the police have said that an FIR will be registered and an investigation launched. Tellingly, however, they say that it will not be possible to deploy coppers outside such graveyards. While the desecration must be condemned in no uncertain terms, criticism must also be reserved for this attitude -- which is far from restricted to police ranks. The Ahmadi community has long faced serious levels of persecution from various quarters, not least the state. Hostile legislation has been passed, people have been targeted and there are other instances of burial grounds being desecrated. The state needs to step up to its commitment to protect all citizens. Resources have to be found to protect members of the Ahmadi community and their properties.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [227 views] Top||


International-UN-NGOs
Benghazi bungle an attempt to advance Islam?
The Obama administration may be trying to use the al-Qaida terror attacks on U.S. operations in Benghazi, Libya, to advance a growing global movement to protect Islam from criticism, according to one expert.

The issue is the ¬"defamation of religions¬" resolution pending at the United Nations. It was introduced by Islamic nations and coalitions to criminalize any negative reference to Islam or Muslims.

Clare Lopez, a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on the Middle East, national defense, WMD, and counterterrorism, said that after the attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others, the Obama administration made an impromptu decision to advance the Islamic agenda item it already had endorsed.

¬"The Obama administration, and especially the Department of State led by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, are coordinating closely with the [Organization of the Islamic Conference] to achieve implementation of U.N. Human Rights Commission Resolution 16/18, which despite some cosmetic wording changes, remains the vehicle through which the OIC is determined to work toward the criminalization of the criticism of Islam in U.S. law,¬" she said.

She also has specific areas of expertise in Iraq and Iran, having spent 20 years with the CIA. Now a private consultant, she is vice president of The Intelligence Summit and is professor at the Center for Counterintelligence and Security Studies.
Posted by: tipper || 12/06/2012 21:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [224 views] Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Olmert's nonexistent partner for peace
Posted by: ryuge || 12/06/2012 05:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top||



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Thu 2012-12-06
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Wed 2012-12-05
  Hundreds of thousands besiege Egypt's presidential palace to protest draft constitution
Tue 2012-12-04
  Syria FM Spokesman 'Defects' from Regime, Leaves Syria
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Fri 2012-11-30
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Wed 2012-11-28
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