Monthly Archives: March 2011

Supporting your country vs supporting your government

I have noticed that some Americans are shocked that some Libyans support Qaddafi. I’m sure there are Libyans who support him for a number of reasons, but lets be honest, some are supporting him because they think that supporting the … Continue reading

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Ajdabiya has fallen to the rebels

After a string of setbacks for the rebels, they can now count one important victory.  The strategic city ofAjdabiya, with the help of coalition strikes, has fallen to the rebels and reports indicate that they have begun their march onto … Continue reading

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Transfer of power “looming” in Yemen

See video update here.

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Iraq’s Maliki says Bahrain may ignite sectarian war

Reuters: We did not move to support the Shi’ites in Bahrain but we called for interference in Bahraini affairs to be stopped and don’t want to make it a sectarian issue. Because if it happens, it will be like a … Continue reading

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Arab spring: an interactive timeline of Middle East protests

The Guardian has really showed its worth through its coverage of the revolutionary movements in the Middle East. Here’s its latest gem, an interactive timeline of Middle East protests.

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Islamist Group Is Rising Force in a New Egypt

If the Muslim Brotherhood was a force even during times when he had to operate in relatively secrecy, it makes sense that it’s power is growing faster than before now that it can operate freely. NYT: In post-revolutionary Egypt, where … Continue reading

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Revolt in Syria

See the video.

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Calls on Facebook for a 3rd Palestinian Uprising

In keeping with recent history, organizers are now using facebook to call for a third intifada, or uprising, in “all” of Palestine. Here’s the link. It has been reported that Israeli authorities have asked facebook to take down this page. … Continue reading

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Celebrity Deaths Happen in Threes

They say celebrity deaths happen in threes. After these history-making moments, they’ll look back and say “Arab dictators fall in 3s” or 4s or 5s.  First Ben Ali, 2nd Mubarak, and now Saleh and Gaddafi cutting in front of each … Continue reading

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In U.S. poll, 60 percent back Libya military action

Reuters: “Sixty percent of Americans support the U.S. and allied military action in Libya to impose a no-fly zone to protect civilians from forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday found.” You know what this tells … Continue reading

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