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U.S. details troop presence in Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Somalia, Yemen

WASHINGTON — The United States has detailed its military presence in the Middle East. The administration of President Barack Obama has reported to Congress on the U.S. military presence in the Middle East. The administration said the U.S. military was operating in such countries as Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. SUBSCRIBE l LOGIN

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Recalling how Britain responded to the London Blitz: 42,600 civilians died

Recalling how Britain responded to the London Blitz: 42,600 civilians died

By Ed Koch I was struck by an article which appeared in The New York Times on Nov. 19 reporting on the position of the British government on the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. Almost everyone acknowledges that the Hamas government in Gaza started the war, except for their Muslim supporters of Turkey, Egypt, […]

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Critics contrast Obama's Syria policy with those for Libya, Egypt

Critics contrast Obama's Syria policy with those for Libya, Egypt

Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com As civil war continues to rage in Syria, the Obama administration remains unwilling to openly declare military support to the rebels despite repeated denunciations of the Bashar Assad regime. This is in sharp contrast to Libya and Egypt, with President Barack Obama expressing a far more straightforward posture. Particularly disappointing […]

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Rep. West opposes arms deals with Egypt if vulnerable to Muslim Brotherhood

WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Congress is questioning Egypt’s request to continue to coproduce an advanced U.S. main battle tank. The House has heard reservations over a decision by President Barack Obama to approve an Egyptian request for the acquisition of 125 M1A1s, valued at $1.3 billion. A House member has begun to lobby against military sales […]

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President Obama’s hostility: Israel is in danger

President Obama’s hostility: Israel is in danger

By Ed Koch Not since 1973 and the Yom Kippur War when Egypt and Syria – with logistical help from other Arab countries — joined forces in an attempt to crush Israel has the survival of Israel been in question.  Today, however,  Israel is in danger.  In 70 AD, the Jewish nation was sold into […]

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Egypt, lacking Mubarak police, turns to Army to restore order

WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt plans to use the Army to battle a crime wave and restore control in wake of the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. Officials said the new military regime has agreed to transfer tens of thousands of soldiers to bolster security throughout Egypt. They said the soldiers, directed by the Interior Ministry, […]

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Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, China but don't forget . . . Croatia

Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, China but don't forget . . . Croatia

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner The Arab freedom wave has now hit the shores of Europe and in the most unlikely of places: the Balkans. Croatia, an Adriatic nation that straddles the civilizational fault line between Central Europe and the Balkans, has been seething with public unrest and protests. For weeks, thousands of demonstrators have been […]

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Crises, yes – but which is the one?

Crises, yes – but which is the one?

By Sol W. Sanders Clichés come in at least two varieties: those sayings artfully worded, however empty of logic. Others trotted out because they do represent universal truths, vetted over centuries. One of the latter: “history does not travel in a straight line”. Afterward, reinforced with additional retrieved facts and by fads, we concoct a […]

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Iran's 2009 uprising, unlike Egypt's, was about a total regime change

Iran's 2009 uprising, unlike Egypt's, was about a total regime change

By Sheda Vasseghi   It is a no-brainer that President Mubarak was going to eventually meet the demands of the Egyptian demonstrators by stepping down from his never-ending presidency.  Most Egyptians appear to have revolted with sincere intentions, but it would be naïve not to suspect that various forces such as political Islamists jumped on the […]

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Revolution in context and, yes, with common sense

Revolution in context and, yes, with common sense

By Sol W. Sanders A revolution is not a tea party. — Mao Tse-tung Every revolutionary ends up by becoming either an oppressor or a heretic. — Albert Camus All revolutions devour their own children. — Ernst Röhm Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny: they have only shifted it to another shoulder. — […]