Skip to main content


Sun May 24, 2015 at 04:52 AM PDT

10 Years on DKos !

by Lepanto

Joined on 24 May 2005, soon after the closing of Billmon's Whyskey Bar and found myself orphaned and in need of somewhere else suitably progressive.

Haven't been much of a diary writer, but I constantly read  the numerous diaries of interest to me and appreciate the many robust and feisty discussions where I do not hesitate to intervene with comments.

Needless to say, with strong memories of 2008, I'm particularly looking forward to 2016.

Thanks to one and all for a forum and a community which has become very much a part of my daily routine.

Discuss

Mon Mar 02, 2015 at 03:27 PM PST

Obama responds to Netanyahu

by Lepanto

In an interview with Reuters President Obama responded to PM Netayahu's intrusion by qualifying it as a "distraction." Insists on need for Iran to halt nuclear process for 10 yrs and on importance of diplomacy in dealing with issue.

Continue Reading

Tue Dec 16, 2014 at 01:22 PM PST

Jeb Bush to run in 2016?

by Lepanto

Jeb Bush has announced that he will be exploring the possibility of a presidential run in 2016

Jeb Bush’s announcement this morning that he will “explore the possibility of running for president of the United States” has shaken up the 2016 landscape, making him not only the first Republican candidate to make such a move, and by far the biggest name, but also sends a clear message to donors to stay put.
more here:

http://abcnews.go.com/...

Continue Reading

Mon Apr 14, 2014 at 11:31 PM PDT

Guardian, WaPo win Pulitzer

by Lepanto

for Snowden NSA revelations

Guardian and Washington Post win Pulitzer prize for NSA revelations

Pair awarded highest accolade in US journalism, winning Pulitzer prize for public service for stories on NSA surveillance

more here

http://www.theguardian.com/...

Poll

deserved or not deserved?

87%21 votes
12%3 votes

| 24 votes | Vote | Results

Discuss

Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 04:50 PM PDT

Kuwait to deny visas to gays, glbts

by Lepanto

Kuwait and other Gulf states plan to deny entry visas to gays and transgenders. In order to do so, these countries plan to introduce a medical examination to "detect" gays and transgenders to which persons planning to visit there, and especially to work there, will have to submit themselves.

Continue Reading

Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 08:09 PM PDT

McCain to write for Pravda

by Lepanto

It appears that Senator McCain will write a response to President Putin's Op-ed which appeared in the NYT and it will be published in Pravda.

Continue Reading

Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 04:19 AM PDT

Breaking: Kerry issues ultimatum !

by Lepanto

Secretary Kerry announced in London that Syria must hand over its CWs within a week or it will be attacked by the US.

US gives Syria one week to surrender chemical weapons or face attack

The US secretary of state has said that President Bashar al-Assad has one week to hand over his entire stock of chemical weapons to avoid a military attack, but said he had no expectation that the Syrian leader would comply.

John Kerry also said he had no doubt that Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack in east Damascus on 21 August, saying that only three people are responsible for the chemical weapons inside Syria – Assad himself, one of his brothers and a senior general. He said the entire US intelligence community was united in believing Assad was responsible.

Continue Reading

Thu Feb 24, 2011 at 05:02 AM PST

Eyes on Egypt & Region Liveblog #125

by Lepanto

You are in the the 125th Child Diary of the Liveblog of the 2011 uprisings throught North Africa and the Middle East. We stand with our international friends and their courageous struggle for dignity, self-determination and human rights.

PLS REC this diary. PLS UNREC the previous diary.

The liveblog is for witnessing, for other actions see the group page.
The latest intervention diary by conchita is here.

LIBYA: Tuesday we witnessed a very surreal speech from Gaddafi. Blaming the U.S. and drug-addled kids for the unrest in his country. Ramblng on about how he doesn't blame the kids because they're just vulnerable to influence, and then turning around and saying that he would punish them with execution. He also said he can't leave the country. He can't step down because he has no position to step down from, yet he's "higher than other leaders" in the world. So, he's powerless, but he's high king of the planet. And, no, I'm not exaggerating. More details here. The main take-aways from the mostly incoherent speech was that he's want to die in Libya and he will make war on his own people to do so.

The people respond:

hibatullah Feb 22, 11:03pm via web

RT @khaledmohi: Dictator Muammar #Gaddafi stated that he "will fight until the very end." #Libyans have bravely responded, "And so will we." #Libya #Feb17


they have left fear behind. I heard an interview on Anderson Cooper with a Libyan who went on about how wonderful it felt to be free. He knew that scary times are upon them and that by continuing to speak out he was risking his life, but he was euphoric from the first experience of being freed from terror in 42 years. I found myself thinking, "this freedom is so profound that even if he dies tomorrow, he thinks it's worth it. What have I been willing to die for? When have I even had to consider it?"
althawra Feb 21, 5:53pm via web
gaddafi fucking majnun, man.


(I know majnun as a character from a Muslim story, Layla and Majnun, Majnun goes crazy from being separated from the love of his life, Layla. Libyans know that Gaddafi is crazy.

More regional tidbits after the fold....

PLS REC THIS DIARY! We are changing the "mothership" practice, for now, as we navigate our new DK4 environment and the changing nature of events which we are following. Will you please do the following to keep our dKos community eyes on our international friends risking their lives for self-determination:

1. Rec this diary. (click that star just under the title)
2. "Follow" " Eyes on Egypt and the Region"by clicking on the link and then scrolling down the group box on the right-hand side and clicking "Follow".
3. Get the word out by putting links in FP threads and telling all your friends.
Thank you!

Continue Reading

Wed Feb 09, 2011 at 10:49 PM PST

Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #84

by Lepanto

You are in the the 84th Child Diary of the Liveblog of the 2011 Egyptian Uprising and other uprisings spreading throughout the Mideast.  We stand with our Egyptian friends and their courageous struggle for freedom.

DO NOT REC THIS DIARY!  Rec the Mothership here.

(The idea is to keep the Mothership visible on the rec list, with links therein to the child diaries where we can discuss the events.  This prevents multiple liveblog diaries taking up slots on the rec list.)

Continue Reading

Mon Feb 07, 2011 at 02:06 PM PST

Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #77

by Lepanto

You are in the the 77th Child Diary of the Liveblog of the 2011 Egyptian Uprising and other uprisings spreading throughout the Mideast.  We stand with our Egyptian friends and their courageous struggle for freedom.

DO NOT REC THIS DIARY!  Rec the Mothership here.

(The idea is to keep the Mothership visible on the rec list, with links therein to the child diaries where we can discuss the events.  This prevents multiple liveblog diaries taking up slots on the rec list.)

Continue Reading

Sat Feb 05, 2011 at 09:05 AM PST

Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #67

by Lepanto

You are in the the 67th Child Diary of the Liveblog of the 2011 Egyptian Uprising and other uprisings spreading throughout the Mideast.  We stand with our Egyptian friends and their courageous struggle for freedom.

DO NOT REC THIS DIARY!  Rec the Mothership here.

(The idea is to keep the Mothership visible on the rec list, with links therein to the child diaries where we can discuss the events.  This prevents multiple liveblog diaries taking up slots on the rec list.)

Continue Reading

Wed Feb 02, 2011 at 05:56 PM PST

Egypt Liveblog: Sub-Diary #42

by Lepanto

You are in the the 42nd Child Diary of the Liveblog of the 2011 Egyptian Uprising and other uprisings spreading throughout the Mideast.  We stand with our Egyptian friends and their courageous struggle for freedom.

DO NOT REC THIS DIARY!  Rec the Mothership here.

(The idea is to keep the Mothership visible on the rec list, with links therein to the child diaries where we can discuss the events.  This prevents multiple liveblog diaries taking up slots on the rec list.)

Continue Reading
You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.

RSS

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site