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Movie theater shooting victims mourned at funeral services in Colorado, Ohio … – Washington Post

July 29th, 2012 Comments off

Movie theater shooting victims mourned at funeral services in Colorado, Ohio
Washington Post
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — A man who saved his girlfriend's life at the Colorado movie shooting was remembered for his selfless sacrifice Saturday, while an aspiring sportscaster was praised for her boundless energy and an Air Force reservist as a good friend
Funerals held for 3 Colo. shooting victimsNewsday
Photos: Funeral for Aurora theater shooting victim Matthew McQuinnDenver Post
Colorado Shooting Victim Laid To RestOhio News Network

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Defection of a broadcaster in Syria

July 28th, 2012 Comments off
From Akram:  “O’ola Abbas, a Syrian news broadcaster in “Al-Ikbaryyia Assouryia”, a state-owned TV station, attacked last month. A’abbas defected and issued a statement on this issue (Arabic).

Her motivations are unclear: she could have been paid for or she simply and sincerely defected. The lesson to be learned from this short and insignificant story is the following:

would she be there at the time of attack, she wouldn’t have the chance to defect 20 days later. The FSA gangs would slaughter her as a, female, Alawite and Shabyiha”.

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Iran begins stockpiling 3-month food supply

July 28th, 2012 Comments off

An Iranian news agency is reporting the country has begun to stockpile a three-month supply of foodstuffs for its population.
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‘Special’ controversy has Biden attacking, Romney denying – CNN (blog)

July 26th, 2012 Comments off

Globe and Mail

'Special' controversy has Biden attacking, Romney denying
CNN (blog)
(CNN) – Mitt Romney said Wednesday that a racially charged anonymous quote in a British newspaper slamming President Barack Obama for his understanding of the United States' 'special relationship' with Britain did not come from him, and did not reflect
As Romney, Obama spar over 'you didn't build that,' small businesses add contextWashington Post
"Anglo-Saxon" quote overshadows start of Romney tourReuters
Norfolk, Va., caught in crossfire of campaign attack adsLos Angeles Times
Fort Worth Star Telegram –ABC News –Neon Tommy
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Good news for Arab peoples

July 18th, 2012 Comments off
The Americans remain committed not to “democracy” but to stability, a strategy identified by US academic and government consultant Samuel P Huntington in his classic academic book of 1968 on the importance of political order and stability in the changing Third World for imperial interests. That democracy is seen as inherently unstable and dictatorship as ensuring stability is no longer a viable course of action for members of the US administration, though they are still undecided on whether this understanding should be abandoned in some countries while maintained in others. Whereas the region continues to lack the democracy for which its people have been fighting for more than a century, despite the “Arab Spring” and the regime changes it elicited, the main achievement of the uprisings has so far been an instability that could end up changing the strategic rules of the game that the United States introduced to the region after World War II. And that is good news for the Arab peoples.”

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3184 only

July 18th, 2012 Comments off
I am not making this up.  Saudi media are highlighting the news that the Saudi royal human rights commission has announced that there is “only” 3184 political prisoners in Saudi Arabia. They are bragging.  

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Conspiracy galore in Egypt

July 17th, 2012 Comments off

The Lede’s Robert Mackey has a great round-up of how the conspiratorial thinking that led to the protest against Hillary Clinton’s visit in Egypt started:

The news that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s motorcade was pelted with shoes and tomatoes by Egyptian protesters, who also taunted her by chanting “Monica! Monica!” as she left the U.S. consulate in Alexandria on Sunday, delighted conservative bloggers in the United States.

What has attracted less attention, however, is the extent to which the Egyptians who vented their rage during Mrs. Clinton’s visit appear to have been inspired by fears that the Obama administration harbors a secret, pro-Islamist agenda which originated with American conservatives.

You really have to read the whole thing, especially the bit where some idiotic tweep thinks the regular aid given the Egyptian military was given to the Brotherhood.

I am frequently astounded by the level of stupidity in Egyptian political discourse but the current felool/secularist/Coptic alliance (although I think a minority of these respective groups are taking part, they are quite vocal) against Morsi in the current deadlock is both moronic and incredibly unpatriotic and undemocratic. That protest against Clinton was led by Tawfik Okasha — these people deserve to be held in just as much contempt as he is. The silver lining is that they are making themselves irrelevant, doing everyone else a favor in the process.

(Edited because an error had left pasted text from above-linked article)

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The new Egypt: in other news, Thomas Friedman said that Egyptian Uprising has no foreign policy goals

July 16th, 2012 Comments off
Protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s motorcade on Sunday during her first visit to Egypt since the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. A tomato struck an Egyptian official in the face, and shoes and a water bottle landed near the armored cars carrying Clinton’s delegation in the port city of Alexandria.  A senior state department official said that neither Clinton nor her vehicle, which were around the corner from the incident, were struck by any of the projectiles.  Protesters chanted: “Monica, Monica”, a reference to Former President Bill Clinton’s extra-marital affair. Some chanted: “leave, Clinton”, Egyptian security officials said.”

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Sylvester Stallone’s son Sage found dead in Los Angeles at 36 after overdosing … – New York Daily News

July 14th, 2012 Comments off

New York Daily News

Sylvester Stallone's son Sage found dead in Los Angeles at 36 after overdosing
New York Daily News
Sylvester Stallone's 36-year-old son, Sage Moonblood Stallone, was found dead in his Los Angeles home Friday, police said. The website reported the cause was an apparent overdose on pills. But a rep for the LAPD told the Daily News it was too
Sage Stallone, son of actor Sylvester, dies in LANewsday
Sylvester Stallone's son found dead at Hollywood homeReuters
Sylvester Stallone's 36-year-old son found
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One year on, South Sudan’s liberation incomplete -Kiir – Reuters

July 9th, 2012 Comments off

One year on, South Sudan's liberation incomplete -Kiir
* Independence seen as prize after decades of war * New nation struggling with economic crisis * Border fighting with Sudan keeps tensions high (Recasts with Kiir's independence day speech) By Hereward Holland JUBA, July 9 (Reuters) – South Sudan's
Why do the Sudanese protests get so little news coverage?Christian Science Monitor
South Sudanese migrants subdued on 1st anniversary of independenceHaaretz
South Sudan One Year On From –Reuters UK
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