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Israel and Egypt Attack Sinai Insurrection

Egyptian air force attacks in Sinai for first time since 1973 August 2012 began violently in the Sinai Peninsula. Glowing leftovers from the violence that took place last February erupted into full flames, causing unprecedented attacks from Israel and Egypt. On August 5, Global Jihad militants attacked an Egyptian outpost near Gaza, killed 16 Egyptians, […]

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Egypt Attacks: Mursi’s Impossible First Test

Egypt Attacks: Mursi’s Impossible First Test A member of the Egyptian security forces takes position on a sand dune during an operation in the northern Sinai peninsula on 8 August 2012. (Photo: AFP – Stringer) By: Abdel Rahman Youssef Published Wednesday, August 8, 2012 The Sinai attack could “burn” the Egyptian president by setting him […]

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Color Revolutions –The Hue of Coup d’Etat

In his article Western Leaders Slip into Their Childhood, Thierry Meyssan reviews the color revolutions, their genesis and their commonalities. He also reveals why Syria seems to be a harder nut to crack for such idealistic revolutionaries as Obama and Cameron: not enough young Syrians properly  inspired. * * * *“The slogan “Bashar must go!” was supposed […]

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The UAE: holding back the tide

This article by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen was originally published on Open Democracy under a Creative Commons License. * * * * As a deeply-tribal and largely homogeneous society that has also engaged heavily both in state-branding and institutional partnerships in recent years, the security crackdown in the UAE holds particular resonance, calling into question the […]

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