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Flashback, 2000: At a military checkpoint on the side of a road in Lesotho, an officer pointed an automatic weapon at me, and asked for $20. I took out my business card, I handed it to him, and I ...
by Alan Grayson
Comment Count 32 comments on Fri Sep 26, 2014 at 02:22 PM PDT with 59 Recommends
For seven years the Gaza Strip and the West Bank have been governed separately - by Hamas in the Gaza Strip and by the Palestinian National Authority in the West Bank. For five and a half years the ...
by InAntalya
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Jul 20, 2014 at 09:45 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal is [endorsing President Obama's authorization for military action against Syria.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/01/saudi-arabia-syria_n_3853460.html] This ...
by bastrop
Comment Count 127 comments on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 02:43 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Fast changes are happening in the Middle East. I believe they are of utmost interest to us, here in the U.S., therefore should be followed closely. Our media, as usual however, is busy inspecting ...
by zenox
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 08:51 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
No one has a solution for the continuing civil war in Syria. China and Russia are opposed to any international intervention. However, as the civil war takes share and the death rate ...
by niccolo caldararo
Comment Count 28 comments on Sat Jul 21, 2012 at 11:37 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
New material on the on going massacre in Douma has been moved to a new diary here . LiveStreaming the Massacre Late Wednesday evening I wrote a ...
by Clay Claiborne
Comment Count 21 comments on Sat Jun 30, 2012 at 10:17 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Remember: It is the people in the streets that are driving this process, amidst this weekend's flurry of great power diplomatic activity, and in spite Assad's unprecedented military assault on them, ...
by Clay Claiborne
Comment Count 24 comments on Fri Jun 29, 2012 at 09:00 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
This is stuff I just published to the end of my diary yesterday, which was breaking news in itself: BREAKING: Douma, Syria under massive attack, another massacre feared But then I thought "THIS ...
by Clay Claiborne
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 12:51 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Russians Taking a Stand in the Sand: China Russia Iran and Syria have one concern these days; the West and specifically, the United States. Clearly making a statement and a serious power play to ...
by lbines
Comment Count 45 comments on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 07:04 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
As Reuters today reports Syrian forces bombarded districts of the city of Homs in their drive to crush a revolt against President Bashar al-Assad... "Tens of shabbiha (militiamen loyal to Assad) ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 118 comments on Sat Feb 11, 2012 at 07:47 PM PST with 46 Recommends
CNN: A U.N. Security Council draft resolution intended to pressure Syria to end its months-long crackdown on anti-government demonstrators failed on Saturday after China and Russia ...
by kestrel9000
Comment Count 20 comments on Sat Feb 04, 2012 at 09:28 AM PST with 12 Recommends
Juan Cole (Wikimedia Commons)
by Laurence Lewis
Comment Count 78 comments on Fri Oct 21, 2011 at 08:59 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Not me saying it. Bill Clinton: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is responsible for the inability to reach a peace deal that would end the conflict between Israel and the ...
by Paleo
Comment Count 59 comments on Fri Sep 23, 2011 at 05:46 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
MSNBC reported that Gadhafi and Family may be leaving Libya and Tunisia has offered asylum UPDATE: hopefully true BUT this is only covered by NBC/MSNBC at moment and could turn ...
by DEMonrat ankle biter
Comment Count 197 comments on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 04:40 PM PDT with 95 Recommends
Lately there has been much written about the US/NATO attacks on Libya, with much ‘cheering’ ...
by Edger
Comment Count 80 comments on Sat Jul 16, 2011 at 03:59 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Today, the Arab League "suspended" the Middle East peace process , citing the absence of a willing, good-...
by David Harris Gershon
Comment Count 35 comments on Sat May 28, 2011 at 05:42 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
I think everyone understands that it's hard work spreadin' freedom to oil barons and "our" dictators, but there should be a limit to this bipartisan approach and somebody is going to have to step up ...
by Edger
Comment Count 35 comments on Fri Apr 01, 2011 at 10:05 AM PDT with 28 Recommends
By Medea Benjamin and Charles Davis When all you have is bombs, everything starts to look like a target. And so after years of providing Libya's dictator with the weapons he's been using ...
by medeabenjamin
Comment Count 24 comments on Wed Mar 23, 2011 at 07:56 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
by lbines
Comment Count 44 comments on Wed Mar 23, 2011 at 05:25 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Crossposted [http://antemedius.com/ from Antemedius]
by Edger
Comment Count 103 comments on Mon Mar 21, 2011 at 12:24 PM PDT with 4 Recommends