Tag Archives: Egypt

GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Our reality’s gatherings: Science: New tech monitors people through walls (Report) (Soon, only government will have secrets) Mysterious sonic attacks continue to harm U.S. diplomats (Report) Egypt: A young Lebanese tourist sentenced to 8 years for complaining (Report) Turkey: Heads … Continue reading

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Yemen: Arab Invaders, Local Rebels, Iranian Meddlers and Qat.

Ancients today may remember the lyric: “Bloody Mary’s chewing betel nut” from the musical “South Pacific.” Pacific Islanders chewed it for the low grade high it provided, ignoring, as it is addictive, the accompanying red smile it produced. In Yemen, … Continue reading

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Egypt, On Our Minds…

What are we to think of the reports from Egypt? The place hasn’t devolved into a Syria—yet—but people are dying in front of us. Our President has said he will not take sides but he is plausibly accused of favoring … Continue reading

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Things Are Seldom What They Seem (Skim Milk Masquerades As Cream…)

Gilbert and Sullivan have passed into history, but their cautionary advice is no less useful than it was when they gave it. Three reports from non-American sources make the point. I don’t know whether or not you’ll enjoy them but … Continue reading

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The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend…Unless He’s an Enemy, Too!

President Obama has been helping the Syrian ‘rebels’ but declines to admit how much aid has occurred. No, Congress hasn’t approved the help and the entire situation is murky, not only the President’s refusal to chronicle his aid. Conservative observer … Continue reading

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