Monthly Archives: January 2011

Ni Hao, Mr. Bond.

I didn’t realize how much evidence is available in the public sphere about the deliberate US targeting of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade back in 1999…. This story is as up to-the-minute contemporary espionage as it gets. Advertisements

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Interesting Data

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Another take on the military’s role

Conveniently, Egypt’s military Chief of Staff just happened to be in DC last week From “Will the Chief of Staff of the Egyptian military play a new role for the United States?” by Marwan Bishara, Al-Jazeera’s “senior military analyst”: The … Continue reading

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Riveted by the Live Stream on Al-Jazeera

Police have disappeared. Army doing little. Wealthy parts of Cairo feeling vulnerable. A lot of looting apparently by armed gangs. Many questions. What are the orders to the army? Will they enforce the curfew? This is what one tank commander … Continue reading

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What about those humans? On the edge of extinction, they still make history

Amazing how slowly the owl of Minerva flies and how long twilight lasts. This is the best live coverage I can find: http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/ As the Arab peoples rise up, Al Jazeera may well become a superpower in the media world, … Continue reading

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Is that the fat lady singing?

From the Telegraph: In what could be a sign of things to come, some army units in Suez, the eastern city that has seen some of the worst of the violence, reportedly refused orders to disperse protesters yesterday.

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Stoller keeps telling the truth

From Yves Smith at NC (no link): The FCIC report is destined for the same dustbin of history as that speech. It is a document of and by well-meaning insiders that just can’t deal with the corruption they were supposed … Continue reading

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