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“This Fucking War”

July 14, 2011 by

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A few days ago I was having coffee with a friend, and she told me about one of her friends who just lost a son in Afghanistan. “This fucking war… I don’t know why we’re even there,” she said sotto voce. “It’s not like we’re going to change their culture,” she added. It’s not like […]

Egypt – Egyptian Military Succession Plans Told to US Embassy

January 28, 2011 by

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Via WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks Staffer, 28 January, 2pm GMT. Original article here. The Egyptian military planned for a “smooth” transfer of power to the president’s son in the event of regime change, according to recently published US diplomatic cables. A senior Egyptian politician told an American diplomat in July 2009 [09CAIRO1468] that the military would safeguard […]