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Tag: Egyptian Revolt
  • Obama’s Doublethink in Egypt

    Federal law prevents the United States from sending money to a regime that has been removed by a military coup. Normally a ‘coup’ is whenever an established leader is overthrown by another faction of the government. So, when Mohamed Morsi was removed by leaders of its own military, the White House conspicuously began referring to …

  • The Egyptian Revolution Explained

      I am fairly confident that I am not the only one who has been embroiled over the past week in fierce Facebook debates regarding the most recent Egyptian uprising. That being said, I have noticed that there is a lot of confusion about what the revolution actually means, how politics in Egypt actually work, …

  • Egyptian Military Brutalizes Protesters

    The struggle for democracy continues in Egypt. The below footage shows the military ganging up on a single protester and beating the prone protester into bloody submission. Not for the faint of heart. According Reuters, 10 people are dead in clashes in Cairo: Soldiers beat demonstrators with batons in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Saturday in …

  • Obama’s Silent Complicity in the Egyptian Crackdown

    Kristen Chick reporting on the Obama Administration’s silent complicity in the brutal crackdown of protesters at Tahrir Square by the Egyptian military: In recent months, Egypt’s military rulers have become increasingly repressive – torturing with impunity, jailing bloggers, sending more than 12,000 civilians to military tribunals, and using excessive force against protesters, killing dozens. Yet …

  • Foolish Foreign Policy, Again

    In Tunisia, where the Arab Spring so unexpectedly started, the Islamist Ennahada Party took a plurality of votes in the October election. In Morocco, Mohammed VI avoided a Ben Ali dethroning but has been pressured to begin incremental reforms. Moroccans took to the voting booths and picked the Justice and Development Party, another Islamist organization, …

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  • Could Yemen Be Next?

    Cross posted at Interest of the State. As the downfall of the Gaddafi regime now looks imminent, could Yemen’s government be the next to fall? Yemen’s president Ali Abdullah Saleh has already announced that he will not run again in 2013, which, if not deposed, will have given him 33 years as top dog in …

  • Arab soldiers doing what’s right

    Amidst the protesting that is currently occurring across the entire Middle East, Libyan pilots received an order to fire on protesters from their aircraft.  At least a few pilots did not follow that order — the two colonels instead flew their jets to Malta.  The LA Times reports: The pilots of two Libyan military jets …

  • The Vindication of Noninterventionism

    Who would think spreading Democracy in the Middle East and North Africa could be done in the absence of the US military?  Yet that is exactly what could be happening in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, and Libya — to name just a few of the countries demanding freedom from their oppressive governments.  Ceaseless war in …

  • Cosmetic “Change” in Egypt

    The first tidal wave of the Egyptian revolution has cleared. But while Mubarak has been dispossessed from his office, the country’s government remains firmly ensconced in the grip of foreign (Israeli and American) interests: Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman was long seen by Israel as the preferred candidate to succeed President Hosni Mubarak, secret U.S. diplomatic …