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West refuses to read old warning signs

In an interview ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, speaking with Charles Moore of the Telegraph, discussed the unfolding reality of the Middle East. Blair admitted after 9/11 he underestimated the bad “narrative” of Islamists that the West oppresses Islam and Muslims. Any objective reading of recent history […]


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Something is rotten in the U.S.

The Huma Abedin flap, as I noted last week, illustrates how unserious Washington’s political establishment remains about the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamism. Huma Abedin is deputy chief of staff in Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s office, and the troubling aspect of this flap is Republican Sen. John McCain’s conduct. Instead of questioning the Obama administration’s […]


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Professors and Politicos Fooled by the Muslim Brotherhood

Originally posted at Campus Watch blog by Cinnamon Stillwell,  Jul 27, 2012 at 5:01 pm   Engagement with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is the consensus among elite opinion and certainly among the ranks of North American Middle East studies academics, the “experts” tasked with informing the public and, often, policy-makers on foreign policy in the region. […]


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Troubling questions of loyalty in Washington

While the civil war in Syria intensifies, a flap has broken out in Washington revealing the inside-the-beltway politics in the U.S. capital. It is over Huma Abedin, deputy chief of staff in the office of the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and concerns raised by a few Republican members of the House led by Congresswoman […]


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Assad: The devil we know.

We do not understand the Arab world. We think we do, we like to think we do, but we don’t. It’s far more complex and nuanced than we give it credit for, and few parts of it are as multifaceted and layered as Syria. The struggles of the Middle East are seldom about good and […]


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The military’s shrewd gambit in Egypt

JIZEL, Algeria — The landscape around Jizel, east of Algeria’s capital Algiers on the Barbary Coast, appears like an artist’s hidden paradise in some remote corner of the world. The view of the Mediterranean framed by the mountains is spectacular, and it tells me why the French fought so long and hard to remain here. […]


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Women continue to pay the price

A year ago on Dec. 17, 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi, a Tunisian street vendor, set himself on fire in despair with poverty and absence of any hope. He saw himself caged, as did so many others, in his native country turned into a prison of daily abuse from where there seemed to be no exit. Bouazizi […]


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“Ruthless men hide behind veil of religion”

Revolutions are known to devour their children, and popular uprisings driven by the promise of change for the better have been notorious for turning into nightmares. The so-called Arab Spring is another dark night unfolding across the Middle East. This was predictable, and inevitable. The Tunisian fruit-seller who sparked this Arab Spring by self-immolating was […]


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Democratic Egypt to Ban Bikinis, Beer and King Tut

Remember when every Ron Burgundy out there was giddy as a schoolgirl telling us that Egyptian “freedom fighters” were getting rid of that old meanie Mubarak and were headed for a “democracy” in the land of Pharaoh? I sure do. I particularly remember the reporters selling us that smack during the outset of the Arab […]


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NPR exec meets with supposed *Muslim Brotherhood*; smears regular Americans

We know the mainstream media supports and defends NPR. They’re all liberals and progressives as a general matter. But check out the corporate sponsors of NPR (latest report available by NPR is 2008). More on that later. The mainstream media news is, today, running to the defense of NPR and whitewashing the latest NPR gaffe […]


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O, Muslim Brotherhood, Who Art Thou?

Followers of the Religion of Peace are currently going nuts in Egypt, aren’t they? Isn’t it weird that when Muslims start burning crap down that the Blame Stream Media (BSM) calls them “revolutionaries, lovers of freedom, peace, kitty cats and cotton candy,” and an “oppressed people” who “yearn for democracy”? Really? They hanker for “democracy […]


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Memories of Iran

What is so particularly unnerving about the coverage of the Egyptian uprising is how eerily similar it is to the media’s reporting on the Shah of Iran’s fall from power. We were told then by our liberal masters that Shia Islam was gentler than the Sunni branch, that the mujahadeen were progressive and enlightened, how […]


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Egypt is bruised, but not broken

History lessons are useful, and when events are in flux it is the past that can shed light on what the future might hold. Autocracies, as I have indicated in recent columns, have shelf life. But there are caveats in any generalization, and the shelf life of any particular autocracy could get extended beyond its […]


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