September 28, 2009

Hands Off Honduras

The United States government, along with the rest of the Western Hemisphere

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Something is Rotten in the State of Egypt

Occasional guest-blogger and former Cairo resident Lee Smith picks up where I left off a few days ago:

The Obama administration's Arab-Israeli peace process is in more trouble than even the White House realizes. To be sure, the Israelis and Palestinians are both dug in, and when the president sought baby steps from the Arabs toward normalizing relations with Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Kuwait rebuffed the administration. But now even Cairo, where Obama hit his reset button with the Muslim world, has made its stand, albeit much less publicly. The campaign against Egyptian editor and analyst Hala Mustafa for meeting with Israel's ambassador to Cairo is sufficient evidence that the first country to have a peace treaty with Jerusalem is no closer to normalization than it was when Anwar Sadat signed the Camp David Accords 30 years ago.

Read the whole thing in the Weekly Standard.

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September 26, 2009

Censoring Afghanistan

Michael Yon's latest dispatch about British censorship of media reports from Afghanistan should be required reading

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September 25, 2009

The Arab Preference for War

Egyptian playwright Ali Salem visited Israel in 1994 to

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September 24, 2009

Qaddafi Crazies It Up for 86 Minutes

It's always fun to read about this guy: Colonel Moammar Qaddafi, Brother Leader of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, crazied it up at the United Nations for 86 minutes yesterday.

UPDATE: Here he is sticking up for the Taliban.

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September 20, 2009

Is the U.S. About to Dump Syria?

Hussain Abdul-Hussain reports in Kuwait

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September 17, 2009

Bear With Me

I'm having a hard time concentrating and writing right now because I picked up a virus. It's not the dreaded H1N1, but it's enough to sap my productivity. If I had an office job, I would stay home. Sigh. It's mild enough, though, that I don't think I'll be out of sorts for very long.

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September 15, 2009

Back Shortly

I spent the last couple of days with my family

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September 8, 2009

The Warlord in His Castle

"This country is like a cake. On the top it is cream. Underneath it is fire."

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