Monthly Archives: January 2011
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.
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
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
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
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.