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Another 'leading-from-behind-triumph': Syria's 'nationalist' disaster makes way for something worse

Another 'leading-from-behind-triumph': Syria's 'nationalist' disaster makes way for something worse

By Sol W. Sanders Whatever develops out of the bloody, chaotic mess Syria has become, it is unlikely that the short-term outcome will be good or the long-term prospects much brighter. One has only to recall the dozens of post-World War II coups that preceded the arrival of the Assad/Alawite/Baathist dictatorship in 1970, a dictatorship […]

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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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Memo to Tom Friedman and liberal experts: Explain again why 'Arab Spring' was a dream come true

Memo to Tom Friedman and liberal experts: Explain again why 'Arab Spring' was a dream come true

By Ed Koch The chickens are coming home to roost in the Middle East. The experts who supported the removal of President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, e.g., The New York Times’ Tom Friedman and many others, are perhaps now wondering if they were right to do so. Hosni Mubarak was certainly an authoritarian ruler. His […]

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United States of Islam: The logic behind the emerging Arabic Caliphate

United States of Islam: The logic behind the emerging Arabic Caliphate

Arabic Caliphate is not a figment anymore: fragments of the Middle Eastern regimes will soon form a group of islands called The Muslim Archipelago

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Arab Spring plus U.S. policy equals Arab Winter

Arab Spring plus U.S. policy equals Arab Winter

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — After the heady and often dizzying political changes optimistically described as the Arab Spring, many of these same Middle Eastern states may be heading for what sadly looks like an Arab Winter. The seasonal political shift was predictable, but the end results remain in flux. The three great […]

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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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Muslim Brotherhood forms party in Egypt, plans for upcoming election

CAIRO — The Muslim Brotherhood has raised its political profile in Egypt. The Brotherhood, banned by Egypt for nearly 60 years, said it would openly campaign for parliament in elections scheduled for September. The Islamic movement, which played a major role in the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak in February, has established the Freedom and […]

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How the West imagines the Middle East, and how it really is

How the West imagines the Middle East, and how it really is

By Alexander Maistrovoy In the middle of the 15th century the waters of Lausanne lakes were flooded with bloodsuckers that afflicted the population of the city. To stop this misfortune, rich citizens asked for assistance from famous Heidelberg ecclesiastics. A criminal case was initiated against the contemptible creatures. Some of them were brought to court to […]

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Opposition protests alleged fraud in Egypt vote

Opposition protests alleged fraud in Egypt vote

CAIRO – Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters protested outside vote counting stations, scuffling with police and denouncing what they called widespread fraud in Egypt’s parliament elections on Sunday, as the government appeared to determined to ensure its monopoly on the legislature in uncertain political times. The protests in Cairo and in the Mediterranean coastal city […]