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.

MENA Mashup: Al Aqsa, Egypt, and Yemen

By: Thursday April 17, 2014 5:50 pm

And, for sh*ts and giggles, The Mustache of Fury, flaps his lips… BOLTON: A ‘three-state solution’ for Middle East peace. Reality calls for attaching Gaza to Egypt and the West Bank to Jordan.

MENA Mashup: I/P Peace Farce, Egypt, Iran, and Turkey

By: Tuesday April 1, 2014 7:20 pm

Looking at the Israeli actions… Israel puts in tenders for more settler units in the east Jerusalem. As talk of releasing Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard infuriates US intel community.

Did State Department Fail American Peace Activist When She Was Detained at Cairo Airport?

By: Monday March 10, 2014 9:00 am

An American peace activist and co-founder of the group CODEPINK was planning to go to Gaza as part of a delegation on women. However, she flew to Cairo. She was detained in the airport, held for hours and then, before Egyptian security officers tried to deport her, she was roughed up and had her arm broken.

MENA Mashup: Egypt, Russia, Syria, and, a Valentine’s Fray

By: Saturday February 15, 2014 1:08 pm

So while we have no viable options…

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Hugh Wilford, America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East

By: Saturday February 1, 2014 1:59 pm

One of the most enduring changes in American government occurred in the years after the Second World War, when the United States created its first permanent foreign intelligence agency, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Authorized by the National Security Act of 1947 and built from the bones of the wartime Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the CIA had an immediate impact on American activities in all regions of the globe, especially the Middle East.

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