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Syria, Alawis, Assad, Child Molestation, Legitimacy, Pale, the, Beyond


The Honorable Syrian Arabic Republic My ranking of resistance to change among Middle Eastern and North African nations has generally started with Saudi, Syria, Libya and down from there.  For a time Libya represented the sine qua non because of … Continue reading

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North African Calculus, The End Game.


A blog from the West Bank, Notes From Amedinah , has posted an insightful article with a juxtaposition of positions by Edward Peck and James M Dubik who contribute to Foreign Policy magazine.  This informative post balances Pack’s non-intervention and Dubick’s … Continue reading

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Sociopathy in Libya: Gaddafi’s Revenge


 Update 8/20/11  Tripoli under siege, will he go or will he die?   7//3/11  I originally posted this back in March but it’s worthwhile putting it at the top of my list for a bit of retrospective review.  Gaddafi, of course, is … Continue reading

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The Mad Martyrdom of Gaddafi


As Fire Rains Down From the Heavens… I wrote in an earlier post that Gaddafi might choose martyrdom or suicide as an endgame option.  Three weeks later it seems martyrdom will be his choice (suicide is a loser’s end in … Continue reading

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Will Gaddafi Die a Martyr or a Suicide? II


The morning after the revolution It is clear that the Gaddafi clan will fail.  What will follow? From where will come the government of national reconciliation?  The jubilation of success will only last until the realization that the economy must be … Continue reading

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Captured: Mercenaries with Passports!


I suggest that Gaddafi is no longer in control of the country.  The more likely seats of power are his sons who have their own special militias. They are well connected, capable, and stand to lose the most.  I say … Continue reading

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The Pain Felt Afar: Libya


The Flame Burns Slower as sub-Saharan Mercenaries Arrive … I’m getting quite fatigued suffering the pain of revolution in Libya.  I, here, in California, they on the streets of Benghazi and Tripoli.  My spirit flies at night to the smell … Continue reading

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