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After Assad, armed groups seen migrating to Iraq or back home with no incentives to stop fighting

After Assad, armed groups seen migrating to Iraq or back home with no incentives to stop fighting

By Brian M Downing The Syrian civil war has raged for over a year now, ever since peaceful protest turned into armed rebellion. In recent months, rebel groups have become more effective and various armed units have emerged. They have little in common beside opposition to the Assad regime, and their allegiance to any command […]

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Election of an Islamist in Egypt signals strategic impact of a weakened U.S. posture under Obama

Election of an Islamist in Egypt signals strategic impact of a weakened U.S. posture under Obama

Global Information System The announcement on June 24, 2012, of the election to the Egyptian Presidency of the pro-Muslim Brothers (Ikhwan al-Muslimin) Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) (Hizb al-Hurriya wa al-’Adala) candidate Mohammed Morsi, began to hint at the impact of the United States’ effective withdrawal in the past three years from its earlier preeminent […]

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NATO rethinking strategy as Gadhafi survives, oil prices soar

WorldTribune.com LONDON — NATO is seeking options on how to end its no-fly zone mission over Libya. Officials said the Western alliance has been convening to discuss changes in the conduct of the air war over Libya. They said the assessment by most NATO chiefs was that the current war against the regime of Libyan […]

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Obama’s foreign policy chain of disasters: U.S. isolationism may no longer be an option

Obama’s foreign policy chain of disasters: U.S. isolationism may no longer be an option

By Sol W. Sanders Whatever the motives by all parties behind the Libyan intervention, the worst fears expressed in the UN resolution “authorizing” the use of force are coming true. At this writing, half a million civilians in Libya’s third largest port-city of Misurata feel the blast of Muammar Qadhafi’s only half-crippled firepower. Pitifully, they include […]

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Libya mission prompts transatlantic divide: The Paris option

Libya mission prompts transatlantic divide: The Paris option

By John J. Metzler   UNITED NATIONS — As NATO warplanes blast targets throughout Col. Gadhafi’s Libya and enforce a “No Fly Zone” over the North African desert, much of the collateral damage from the operation appears to be diplomatic; especially between the USA and the French/British allies flying most of the missions. After indecisive diplomatic […]

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Former U.S. congressman in Libya to seek Gadhafi's exit

Former U.S. congressman in Libya to seek Gadhafi's exit

TRIPOLI, Libya – A former U.S. congressman invited by Moammar Gadhafi arrived in Tripoli on Wednesday on a self-described private mission to urge the Libyan leader to step down as rebels and pro-government forces waged near stalemate battles. Curt Weldon, a Pennsylvania Republican who has visited Libya twice before, said he leading a private delegation […]

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Dictators and the sizzle factor: Being evil is not enough

Dictators and the sizzle factor: Being evil is not enough

By John J. Metzler    UNITED NATIONS — As the international forces enforce a No Fly Zone against Col. Gadhafi’s Libya which has now morphed into a No Tank Zone, and which resembles a No Plan Zone, the Obama Administration’s conflict by coalition has leveled the Libyan playing field, but has equally strained the NATO alliance, […]

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The case for the U.S. backing Libya's rebels

The case for the U.S. backing Libya's rebels

Shrapnel flies as a tank shell explodes near Libyan rebel fighters defending their last position against Moamer Gadhafi loyalist forces at the north-central key Libyan oil town of Ras Lanuf. / AFP/Roberto Schmidt By Paul Wolfowitz One has to be morally blind not to be moved by the spectacle of brave Libyans standing up to […]

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Kim Jong-Il drops out of sight as Mideast heats up

Kim Jong-Il drops out of sight as Mideast heats up

By Jong-Heon Lee, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, who made a brisk series of public appearances early this year, has dropped out of sight since late February at a time when civil uprisings have ousted long-serving dictators in Tunisia and Egypt and is now threatening Moammar Gadhafi in Libya. Government officials and […]