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Afghanistan Exit Strategy: “Fight, Talk, Build” Working (for Fight, Anyway)

November 1st, 2011 Comments off

Is Qadhafi Looking for an Exit Strategy?

August 19th, 2011 Comments off

NBC News is saying cautiously that Qadhafi may be preparing to flee Libya; citing some similar reports in the Arab world, Juan Cole remarks:

This report is plausible if only because Qaddafi’s performance on Sunday, in which he released a jumbled and mostly inaudible speech to state media for broadcast, raised questions as to whether he is all there.

Despite my snarky tendency to say, “how does that differ from any other Qadhafi speech in recent months?,” these reports may be real this time, but they may also be deliberate disinformation, rebel propaganda, wishful thinking, or fantasy. An incoherent Qadhafi speech is hardly new. Remember the umbrella?

For the sake of his own people and the city of Tripoli, I hope it’s true. But experience tells me (actually, fairly screams at me), that the opera isn’t over till the strange colonel scrams.


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Germany and ‘radicalisation’

June 22nd, 2010 Comments off

Der Spiegel, Had It with Jihad: Germany to Launch Exit Program for Militant Islamists, 22 June 2010 "Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, will launch the so-called exit program at the end of June, agency chief Heinz Fromm announced Monday, speaking at the presentation of the service’s annual report for 2009 in Berlin. The agency is to
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Israel’s best friend in the Middle East: Saudi Arabia

November 9th, 2009 Comments off

“But after four years of working as a maid in Saudi Arabia, she lacks both her passport and the exit permit that would allow her to return to the Philippines. So for three months Delacruz has lived on the pavement under a massive elevated eight-lane highway in central Jeddah, hoping to be rounded up by immigration police, then given documents and a ticket home. Around her maybe 1,000 other Asian men and women sit in darkness under the flyover in the bustling Red sea port. All have been trying for months to get deported.”

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Japan PM ‘to quit over poll defeat’

August 30th, 2009 Comments off

Exit polls show landslide victory for opposition ending decades of LDP rule.
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