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The Pan-Arab Revolution: A Perfect Storm of Freedom

February 14, 2011 by

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During the final days of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s dictatorship, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said “the Middle East is facing a perfect storm”. Senator John McCain called the protests a “virus”. This was, to be certain, not the most complimentary of things to be said, by the self-proclaimed most free country on […]

Special Envoy Statement Disowned by US Gov’t

February 5, 2011 by

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[The first part is before US government issued an explicit disowning of Wisner’s statement. See edit below this section for my followup comments.] According to US special envoy Frank Wisner, the US government wants popularly rejected Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak to stay in power. As the BBC archly noted, “[t]he remarks appear to contradict previous […]