ISLAMIC STATE BRINGS HIGH DEFINITION BEHEADINGS TO LIBYA

I just watched the latest Islamic State video where they simultaneously beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians on the Libyan coast, and while horrifying to watch, I am struck by the way these made-for-social media productions  eerily resemble something which director Michael Mann would construct: beautiful, vacation-like scenery wihich is paired with bloody violence. As typical with […]

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CONFUSED ABOUT KERRY’S EGYPT VISIT?

    Let’s quickly replay what happened in Egypt during the past four years and four months, leading up to US Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent talk with Egypt’s President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The US supported a brutal Egyptian strongman in the form Hosni Mubarak for decades… …then turned around and requested that Mubarak step […]

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EGYPT’S LATEST REVOLUTION

  I’m not near my laptop at the moment, so I’ll post my thoughts about Mohamed Morsi’s forced departure from Egypt’s presidency and the country’s broader problems from my mobile phone. I get how Americans — with the mainstream media’s help — are pretty shocked over the idea that Egypt’s military can arrest Morsi and […]

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EGYPT AND ETHIOPIA’S WATER WAR

In case you didn’t get the notice, water is the new oil, and we could see a war between Egypt and Ethiopia over the not-so-slick stuff flowing through the Nile River. Hearing Egyptian President Mohamad Morsi’s version of the story – a version that I’m sure is partially driven by the prodding of his government colleagues and his desire […]

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