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    Re: Tunisian Rioters Overwhelm Police Near Capital

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    Egypt Stocks Drop Most in Six Weeks on Concern Tunisia Unrest May Spread - Bloomberg

    is anyone following last week's happenings in lebanon, on the brink?

    My Way News - Government fall plunges Lebanon into uncertainty

    what's hillary's position over at foggy bottom regarding these significant geopolitical events, does she even have one?

    her hi profile palestinian peace talks in september went kerplop

    Israeli and Palestinian peace talks in jeopardy, as Israel nears end of settlement moratorium

    Palestinian leaders: No peace talks without broad settlement freeze - CNN

    Israel eyes huge east Jerusalem settlement project - Yahoo! News

    aside its ESCALATION of afghanistan and his one sided start treaty, obama's state dept has effectively no foreign policy

    oh well, back to the drawing board

    White House seeks new ideas about Mideast peace - Laura Rozen - POLITICO.com
    The bad thing about Lebanon. Its that Hezbollah is winning the people's hearts and minds. The US views Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. So if the current Lebanonese government falls, Hezbollah is going to win. And that will be the majority of the people for Hezbollah which will embarass the US.

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    Re: Behind Tunisia Unrest, Rage Over Wealth of Ruling Family

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/14/wo...isia.html?_r=1

    It looks like the oppressive and brutal regime of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali is finally getting what it deserves. And unlike in other countries that seemed primed for revolution, the protesters actually seem to be winning.
    This was one of the least likely of African regimes to fall, and it took a vegtable salesman without a permit to spark the flame.

    It was unexpected, like 911, like the Beruit bombings, like anything unexpected... the unexpected will always be unexpected.

    Now we hear the people speaking about the possible spread of this virus of democracy in the ME. Quite interesting, as I recall some during Gulf War II stating the people in the ME may not be disposed to democracy.

    Once again, Bush was right and correct to state repeatedly that people all over the world having a thirst for freedom and the freedoms democracy bring.

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    Re: Behind Tunisia Unrest, Rage Over Wealth of Ruling Family

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Now we hear the people speaking about the possible spread of this virus of democracy in the ME. Quite interesting, as I recall some during Gulf War II stating the people in the ME may not be disposed to democracy.

    Once again, Bush was right and correct to state repeatedly that people all over the world having a thirst for freedom and the freedoms democracy bring.

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    All it shows zimmer is that Islamic countries can gain and should gain freedom WITHOUT the need of invasion from external forces. Which is what people like me have argued all along, you cannot force it. Tunisia has done more in a week and with less than 200 lives lost than what America has done in 5 years in Iraq with hundreds of thousands of more lives lost and countless ruined.

    A lesson should be learnt here.

    I hope Tunisia all that they desire.
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