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Egypt’s Tahrir Square November 18 2011 protest seen today

      The shadow of the Arab Spring looms. A cynic could point to the fact that in Egypt Hosni Mubarak is at home, acquitted of all charges, and his democratically elected successor, Mohamed Morsi, is dead, ground down … Continue reading

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Bahrein: U.K. helicopters,small boats

One hundred Royal Marines from the U.K.’s new naval base in Bahrain will police the strait from helicopters and smaller boats due to rising tensions with Iran [February 15 2011 clashes after protest deaths ] The demonstrations in Bahrain on … Continue reading

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U.S. troops, DoD civilians in Mid East

The Pentagon is employing 5,508 contractors in Iraq and Syria — 2,869 of whom are U.S. citizens, 760 of whom are locals and 109 are third country nationals — according to a quarterly report released in April.   In January, there … Continue reading

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SCAF takes over Egypt pending election results

Egypt’s ruling military council has issued a constitutional declaration that curtail the president’s powers by giving it the authority to pull together a committee to write a new charter and other powers, including oversight of its own budget. The Muslim … Continue reading

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Crowd at egyptian magles el sha3b

The Israelis were ”‘shocked’ by [President Hosni] “Mubarak’s aged appearance and slurred speech” but very impressed by Omar Suleiman (spelled “Soliman” in this cable), the intelligence chief who in January 2011 was named vice president. Continue reading

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