Category Archives: Foreign Affairs

Here We Go: Egypt’s Civilian Cabinet Resigns

I’m pretty protestors want the military rulers to resign and may be ambivalent towards the civilian Cabinet. Here we go. The military-civilian crony capitalism regime of Egypt didn’t go away when Mubarak resigned. If these protests move to seek removal … Continue reading

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British Government To Admit Economy Too Awful to Reach Deficit Reduction Target

Because of the slow economy, Prime Minister Cameron will announce that Britain will not be able to reduce its structural deficit at target. I don’t know how many times Paul Krugman and co. can be right about their predictions, and … Continue reading

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Tunisia Moderate Islam Party Ennahda: Probably Not That Different from the Republican Party

Just how Islamist will the likely dominant Tunisian party be? This question’s going to be asked a thousand hundred times (Tunisia probably won’t get that much coverage – we’ve got like 9 Republican candidates to lazily gossip about) in the … Continue reading

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I Don’t Often Read ‘The Hill’, But When I Do

I find most of the comments to be insane: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/188959-foreign-aid-shouldnt-be-first-thing-on-the-chopping-block I am mad at myself for clicking this link. Of note, widely circulated previously but again: Americans think foreign aid is 20% of the budget, and believe it should be … Continue reading

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So Many Disgusting People in One Place!

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/63984.html Neocon’s are just circling to get their next champion of Israeli lebensraum. Zombie ideologies can’t die, they just decay further and become more disgusting.

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Governor Perry and the Vienna Convention

On the evening of Thursday, July 7th, Texas executed Humberto Leal Garcia, a Mexican national convicted of a 1994 rape and murder. A background: This case blew up in terms diplomatic when it was revealed after his conviction that he … Continue reading

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$20.2 Billion/Year for Air Conditioning in Iraq and Afghanistan, But Poor US Kids Get Less Food Aid

When the US spends $20.2 billion a year on a convenience for troops at military bases in the far flung corners of the world but Republicans cut $868 million or 13% of the entire program from food supplement programs from … Continue reading

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Syrian Blogger Abducted – Read Her Story – UPDATED

Well, can’t believe everything you read. http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/06/13/syria.blogger/index.html ***** Yesterday, a prominent Syrian blogger was abducted by one of the 18 police organizations in Syria. You may have already heard about A Gay Girl in Damascus, but if you haven’t, the … Continue reading

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A Possible Lesson on the Efficacy of Foreign Aid in Promoting Security

“U.S. aid to Pakistan is not a reward for good behavior,” says Nancy [Birdsall]. “We have to think about aid as an investment in the future of U.S. security. If you keep in mind the proposed $1.5 billion a year … Continue reading

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I Still Cannot Believe Zionists Committed Ethnic Cleansing in 1948

Only 3 years after Hitler made a good run of wiping out all European Jews. Since Palestinians weren’t all exterminated like vermin in the numbers Jews were just 1,000 days before, it doesn’t resonate with a sense of injustice like … Continue reading

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