Posts Tagged ‘door’

The Moor on MUJWA

June 1st, 2012 Comments off

Kal at The Moor Next Door has a lengthy piece on the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJWA), which has been playing a role in the events in northern Mali and whose exact relationship with Al-Qa‘ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is still a bit murky. An important piece I think for anyone interested in jihadist movements, the Maghreb, Sahara, or Sahel, etc.

And a reminder that his blog is a good resource for North Africa generally but especially for Algeria and Mauritania, as well as, increasingly, the whole Azawad separatist conflict.

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The Moor Does His Pie Charts on the Algerian Elections

May 15th, 2012 Comments off

Kal at The Moor Next Door has checked in with his assessment of the Algerian elections, and since he frequently puts together useful charts on regional politics, he offers a plethora of pie charts.

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November 15th, 2011 Comments off

And since I’ll be busy, here’s another good read: The Moor Next Door offers an extended assessment of Bouteflika as a “gerontocrat,” with many video links. Essential reading for anyone interested in the cults of personality that accumulate around aging Arab autocrats.

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Paging Kal of TMND on the Tea Party

August 20th, 2011 Comments off

Kal of the Moor Next Door — one of the best blogs on the Maghreb and one of the best English-language Aran world blogs tout court — cites my recent National piece on the Tea Party approvingly, but takes an issue with oen thing:

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" Washington, its allies, & the Western media are mindlessly opening the Syrian door not to democracy, but to the growth of Islamic militancy"

April 11th, 2011 Comments off
I’d love to agree with Scheuer, that Islamic militancy (as he calls it) would spell doom for the barbarians in israel, but the fact is that Arab revolts are facing a menace more terrible than anything Zionist: they are being gerrymandered and co opted by the Wahhabis in their alliance with the Zionists!
“…Today’s bottom line, then, is that Syria has entered the so-called “Arab Spring” with a president who is not as fully in control of the country as was his father; who is dealing with Islamist leaders who are more powerful and popular than at any time since his dad tried to settle their hash at Hama; and who is under intense pressure to accommodate protestors’ demands from Western leaders, most of whom seem to have no clue that the change they want in Syria likely means the slaughter of al-Assad and his Alawite minority sect — about 10-percent of the population — and a greatly increased role for Islam in any post-Assad regime. As in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and Yemen, Washington, its allies, and the Western media are mindlessly opening the Syrian door not to democracy, but to the growth of Islamic militancy..
If the West’s mindless democracy mongering succeeds in helping to topple the three Levant tyrannies in favor of Islamist-influenced regimes, Israel will face greatly increased infiltration and rocket attacks from mujahideen in each country, a costly and bloody form of war-making for Israel to fight and for which its WMD deterrent is largely irrelevant. Perhaps most ironic is that major pro-Israel U.S. pundits—Max Boot, Eliot Cohen, Charles Krauthammer, Elliot Abrams, Paul Wolfowitz, and William Kristol, for example—have been shaking their pom-poms for the destruction of Arab tyrannies, an aspiration which, if attained, will—as did their support for destroying Saddam—put their signatures on Israel’s death warrant….” (Amen!)

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March 25th, 2011 Comments off

"Far from wanting him to find every door closed around the world, Washington and London are eager that some country should be identified that will grant him a haven: “We don’t want a cornered rat,” in the words of a British player, “we want a rat with somewhere to run to.”"
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Experiments in Map-Making « The Moor Next Door []

October 27th, 2010 Comments off

Mapping Maghreb-Sahel influence and power.
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Door to Israeli-Palestinian peace must stay open, Ban tells Arab leaders

October 10th, 2010 Comments off

Recently revived efforts to resolve the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict must not falter, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today, calling for statesmanship and wisdom by all to keep the…
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Algerian Succession Struggles?

March 5th, 2010 Comments off

I know I cited The Moor Next Door just last night, but here’s another good recent post on the murky power struggle for succession in Algeris, in the wake of the assassination of ‘Ali Tounsi. I commend it to you.

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Israel’s IDF video shows "junk" loaded on a truck …

October 15th, 2009 Comments off

The much trumpeted Israeli video “proving Hezbollah stored weapons at the site” of an explosion in Tayr Filsah, was nothing but a video showing the removal of junk and a “rolling garage door” of the said site (AsSafir shows footage of UNRWA soldiers checking the blown out “door”) 

‘Sanford & Son’ would have been real proud! Hear that Elizabeth? The IDF is coming to join you honey … with their tail still between their legs!

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