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Mass Street Protests in Egypt

egypt-angerAn August 2009 Council on Foreign Relations Steven Cook report headlined, "Political Instability in Egypt," saying:

Facing possible instability, (m)ost analysts believe that the current Egyptian regime will muddle through its myriad challenges and endure indefinitely (with) enough coercive power to ensure" it.

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Ben Ali Tunisia was model US client

Ben Ali, leftby Richard Falk

Almost six years ago, President George W. Bush's otherwise inconsequential Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice, gave a speech at the American University in Cairo that grabbed headlines.

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Washington's Mideast Dilemma

Secretary of State ClintonSpeaking of U.S. ally Egypt, Secretary of State Clinton piously intoned at a news conference in Washington that "We support the fundamental right of expression and assembly for all people and we urge that all parties exercise restraint and refrain from violence.”

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The Canadian Zionism Question

flag-pins-canada-israelA fruitful research avenue for tenured university professors?

Here we have Israel as an internationally recognized thug, keeper of the largest open-air prison on earth, regularly practicing war crimes against civilians, targeting civilian infrastructure and continuously disregarding the Geneva Conventions – virtually unanimously denounced by the international community, by every human rights watch group on the globe, and by international civil society for the last many decades [1] – and how do Canadian politicians and parliamentarians respond?

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Lebanon: Sunnis Fighting Sunnis

al-haririIn a clear reference to former Lebanese prime minister Hariri (junior), the press office of Sunni member of parliament Mohammed Safari held those responsible for inciting violence to be responsible, as well as those committing the violence. The offices of Sunni lawmaker Safari were attacked by Sunni protesters angry at his support for the new Lebanese prime minister, the Sunni businessman and briefly prime minister in 2005 Miqati.

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