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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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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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2012: What a year and it's just starting!

2012: What a year and it's just starting!

By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — It’s once again time to peer into the foggy crystal ball and try to decipher the future political trends and events. Indeed, after the roller-coaster year of 2011, it’s hard to imagine that 2012 could hold some equally disquieting social, political and economic turmoil. But few predicted the […]

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Congratulations Libya, but please do not call this a revolution

Congratulations Libya, but please do not call this a revolution

By Sumantra Maitra Moammar Gadhafi is dead. Every dictator meets his destiny eventually. And the end is usually bloody. However, make no mistake: This was NOT a revolution. Call it a regime change, call it a bloody barbaric revenge on one tribal warlord, by the other tribe with foreign help, but don’t call it a […]

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Ousted from his sandbox, a petrodollar-funded playboy terrorist is at large in the Sahara

Ousted from his sandbox, a petrodollar-funded playboy terrorist is at large in the Sahara

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Two years ago the North African state of Libya was celebrating the 40th anniversary of the military coup which brought Col. Muammar Gadhafi to power and subsequently established the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.  Lavish festivals and garish spectacles, fueled by petrodollars and regime hubris were held throughout […]

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Syria, Libya, Nicaragua flunk the smell test for UN Human Rights Council

By John J. Metzler  UNITED NATIONS — It’s one of the traditional Rites of Spring at the United Nations, the election of new members to the Human Rights Council, the 47 member deliberative body viewing and monitoring the pulse of civil and political rights the world over. The full 192 member General Assembly votes for […]

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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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Prospect of political Renaissance no comfort for civilians caught in the crossfire

Prospect of political Renaissance no comfort for civilians caught in the crossfire

By John J. Metzler  UNITED NATIONS — Amid the maelstrom of violence and uprisings sweeping the Middle East like a  sandstorm, comes the cherished and oft-naive hope of a Pan Arab Spring, a kind of political Renaissance from which democracy, human rights, and the sweet nectar of freedom will flow into the long-parched political landscape. […]

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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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Pentagon lost debate with key Obama women on use of force in Libya

Pentagon lost debate with key Obama women on use of force in Libya

Compiled by Bill Gertz, Geostrategy-Direct.com The Obama administration was divided over whether to launch another costly military operation in the Middle East with unclear objectives at a time when defense forces are stretched thin from conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates defended the political divisions within the administration on whether […]