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  •  Arab League and UN Security Council (4+ / 0-)
    0830: The Arab League is also due to meet later on Tuesday to discuss events in Libya. Permanent representatives of its 22 members will convene at 1500 GMT - at about the same time as the UN Security Council is due to discuss Libya in New York

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/...

    15:00 GMT = 10:00 am EST

    •  Neo Pan Arabism (2+ / 0-)
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      is making some buzz, echoing the rejection of colonialism of mid last century.  There may be some talk of a federalized state across the Maghreb.  

      Those who hear not the music-think the dancers mad

      by Eiron on Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 03:31:39 AM PST

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      •  A closer Arabian union seems like the only way to (2+ / 0-)
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        … prevent the various Arabian "provinces" and their local power-holders from being played off against each other by outside powers.

        How do you say, "E Pluribus Unum" in Arabic?

        And as an added bonus, a united Arab federal state would really get Glenn Beck's goat.

        The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war.

        by lotlizard on Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 03:46:11 AM PST

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        •  Yeah, the KhaliPhate menace (1+ / 0-)
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          will make Glenn's blackboard spin, but still.  Might make sense, at least on a regional basis, Egypt to Mauretania.

          Africa, below the sahel is moving closer to a unified economic and security structure.  

          It might be time.  Bad for the foreign multinationals, but they really haven't improved rights and dignity in the client states either, it is a failed model.

          Those who hear not the music-think the dancers mad

          by Eiron on Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 03:53:58 AM PST

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