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Five Hurt as Regime Agents Disperse Rallies in South Syria
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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Understanding the Arab mind. Yes, there is a difference.
Dated, but still quite relevant.
An excerpt:

Peter A. Naffsinger

George Washington
you remember him,
American children are told, having cut down his father's favorite cherry tree, showed his sterling character by confessing to the deed. An Arab hearing this story,
shaking his head
not only fails to see the moral beauty of such behavior but wonders why anyone would ever compromise his integrity by admitting thus his guilt
or tree chopping labor.
As to Washington's explanation that "I cannot tell a lie," the Arab asks how a man could rise to the presidency if he were not suave enough to use a well-concocted falsehood as a tactic in emergency behavior.

Sound like anyone we know?
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/18/2011 19:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A perfect storm of Arab cultural fOrked-upedness. I blame the JOOoos!
Posted by: SteveS || 04/18/2011 20:31 Comments || Top||


International-UN-NGOs
Who benefits most from Arab turmoil: Iran or Turkey?
Posted by: ryuge || 04/18/2011 13:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:


Iraq
Does Obama understand the stakes in Iraq?
By Max Boot
Posted by: ryuge || 04/18/2011 13:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under:

#1  1. No! 2. Or doesn't care.
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/18/2011 15:26 Comments || Top||

#2  That's a gross assumption that BHO can understand anything!
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 04/18/2011 15:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Enlightened visionaries operate on a higher plane of existence. Don't foist trivial issues on the Great One.
Posted by: Granter the Obscure7832 || 04/18/2011 16:18 Comments || Top||

#4  Of course he understands: what's at stake in Iraq is power in the US.
Posted by: Grunter || 04/18/2011 16:29 Comments || Top||

#5  He does. He and the Democrats were absolutely committed to losing Iraq back in 2004, 2006 and 2008, and they're damned sure going to make sure it happens.
Posted by: Steve White || 04/18/2011 17:56 Comments || Top||

#6  I feel there is a war coming in the Gulf.

Will it be Arab v Persian or Sunni v Shiia?

I see signs it will be the latter.

Iraq allied with Iran is ominous to say the least.
Posted by: phil_b || 04/18/2011 22:38 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Useful idiot strangled in Gaza
Posted by: ryuge || 04/18/2011 03:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Reading the editorial, I sense the Jooos had the most to gain by waxing Arrigoni.

Just sayin'.
Posted by: Bobby || 04/18/2011 6:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Just your run of the mill arrogant left leaning needy person wanting to feel important and "help"

Stretch and Pancake make a great pair.

Furthering terrorism in the name of helping the oppressed.

The US kicks in more money for Gaza than Saudi Arabia.

If the "palestinian state" is so important to Moslem sensibilities, why don't Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and maybe the dilitantes in the UAE kick in and provide some jobs?
Posted by: Bill Clinton || 04/18/2011 12:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Yawn. Plenty more where he came from.
Posted by: mojo || 04/18/2011 13:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Lay with dogs, get bitten by fleas.
Posted by: Cyber Sarge || 04/18/2011 14:56 Comments || Top||

#5  "Lay with dogs, get bitten eaten by fleas. "

FIFY
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 04/18/2011 17:10 Comments || Top||

#6  No self-respecting dogs or fleas would have anything to do with this.
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/18/2011 17:44 Comments || Top||

#7  On Thursday a small, Al Qaeda-linked group calling itself Tawhid and Jihad (Monotheism and Holy War) released a video of Arrigoni with a beaten, bloodied face and someone clutching the hair of his head.

They wanted a trade? And then they denied they had anything to do with it. And then they blamed it on the Jews?

And why would anyone believe the muslim version?
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/18/2011 17:47 Comments || Top||



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Two weeks of WOT
Mon 2011-04-18
  Five Hurt as Regime Agents Disperse Rallies in South Syria
Sun 2011-04-17
  Egypt: Justice orders the dissolution of the former ruling party
Sat 2011-04-16
  Qaddafi bombards Misrata
Fri 2011-04-15
  Pro-Hamas Italian activist hanged in Gaza
Thu 2011-04-14
  Pro-Hamas Italian Kidnapped By Salafists In Gaza
Wed 2011-04-13
  AU Libya Peace Plan Flops
Tue 2011-04-12
  Syrian soldiers shot for refusing to fire on protesters
Mon 2011-04-11
  Metro blast in Minsk kills several
Sun 2011-04-10
  Shooting erupts in seaport of Baniyas, Syria
Sat 2011-04-09
  22 Syrian protesters killed, hundreds wounded
Fri 2011-04-08
  Gulf states expect Yemen's Saleh to quit: Qatari PM
Thu 2011-04-07
  Rebels push back toward Brega
Wed 2011-04-06
  Gaddafi troops force retreat towards Ajdabiya
Tue 2011-04-05
  Suicide kabooms kill 30 at Pakistani shrine
Mon 2011-04-04
  Gaddafi in Tripoli, crushes officers revolt

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