Gazans Explain What They Want From Any Ceasefire

By: Wednesday July 23, 2014 7:52 am

The news today is full of talk about John Kerry going to Cairo and insisting on a ceasefire in the war on Gaza. Obama’s UN Ambassador, Samantha Power, who normally is a warrior for R2P made the same argument at the United Nations, also calling for a ceasefire – though mostly from the Gazans since she began by stressing Israel’s right to self-defense. Of course, no one mentions the Palestinians right to same.

 

Tomgram: Juan Cole: Waiting for the Arab Summer

By: Monday June 30, 2014 7:15 pm

Three and a half years ago, the world was riveted by the massive crowds of youths mobilizing in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to demand an end to Egypt’s dreary police state. We stared in horror as, at one point, the Interior Ministry mobilized camel drivers to attack the demonstrators. We watched transfixed as the protests spread from one part of Egypt to another and then from country to country across the region. Before it was over, four presidents-for-life would be toppled and others besieged in their palaces.

Secretary Kerry Calls Conviction Of Journalists In Egypt ‘Chilling’ As Junta Set To Receive Billion Dollars From US

By: Monday June 23, 2014 12:52 pm

That makes sense right? That’s how you show you disapprove of something, by rewarding it. I am very unhappy about your tyrannical behavior, here is a billion dollars in aid I know you and your friends will steal to show you I mean business.

When Is a Rose Not a Rose?

By: Tuesday June 10, 2014 5:50 pm

You may be noticing the slightly confused expression on Obama’s face when he talks about the foreign affairs these days: he almost seems to be apologizing for contradictions that are obvious to even the most casual observers.

Tomgram: Dilip Hiro, Behind the Coup in Egypt

By: Saturday June 7, 2014 2:45 pm

Egypt remains one of the top recipients of U.S. foreign aid, with the Pentagon continuing to pamper the Egyptian military with advanced jet fighters, helicopters, missiles, and tanks.

MENA Mashup: The I/P, Egypt, Libya, and Turkey

By: Saturday May 24, 2014 11:15 am

Col. Pat Lang penned an excellent retort to Oren’s brazen attempt to whitewash the IDF…

Late Night: MENA Mashup

By: Saturday May 17, 2014 8:00 pm

I’m certainly looking forward to Ali Abunimah’s FDL Book Salon…!

Now, delving into the muck and mire of the MENA, from Al Jazeera, talk about real Benghazi redux…

Chalk up another “victory” for spreading democracy

By: Tuesday April 29, 2014 1:30 am

We’re so good at this, we may just bankrupt ourselves back into a Hobbesian state of nature.

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