Monthly Archives: February 2011

Follow the Bouncing Bahrain…

While the headlines are focusing lately on Libya, and to a lesser extend, Jordan, Lebanon, et al, the most significant country in terms of the immediate impact on the United States, and indeed the rest of the world, is Bahrain. … Continue reading

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Democracy – 100,000, Theocracy – 1,000,000

Funny, but I have yet to see on the front page of my daily NY Times, or in that bastion of “news” that the President pushes, the Huffington Post, any stories about the speech given on Friday by the spiritual … Continue reading

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Egypt: The Distance Between Enthusiasm and Reality

MORE SUPRISINGLY ACCURATE INFORMATION FROM STRATFOR AND GEORGE FRIEDMAN By George Friedman On Feb. 11, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned. A military council was named to govern in his place. On Feb. 11-12, the crowds that had gathered in Tahrir … Continue reading

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More background: Egypt, Israel and a Strategic Reconsideration

I am not a huge fan of George Friedman, a name being heard more and more frequently because of his site Stratfor. Generally I find his analysis’ simplistic and superficial.  He is widely read, however. Here, his concluding statements reflect … Continue reading

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Background heah, get ya’ background heah, Egypt background heah’…

I realize that few people have as big an interest in the Middle East as I. Egypt is one of my particular area of interests. Why? Well, lots of reasons. One unique thing about Egypt that separates it from the … Continue reading

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