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The Pan-Arab Revolution: A Perfect Storm of Freedom

February 14, 2011 by


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


[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 […]