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Obama & Mubarak & the Age of Incrementalism

February 1, 2011 Politisite 0

From The BAZ File: For the Obama administration catching up with the uprising in Egypt is like chasing a runaway locomotive on a bicycle. From its initial public support for doomed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak to its need to appear to be hands-off, the White House is saddled with an event it fears will end in a train wreck. President Obama had a chance tonight to outright derail criticism that […]

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Egypt shuts down Al Jazeera leaving residence sanitized State Television

January 30, 2011 Politisite 0

Egypt’s decision on Sunday to close the offices of Al Jazeera illustrates the leading role the Arabic broadcaster has taken in reporting unprecedented popular revolts against Arab rulers. Egypt has often harassed the Qatar-based channel since it began in 1996, setting off a revolution in Arab media in the face of state-controlled information, but it had never before tried to shut down its operations completely. But the channel led the […]

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Did the U.S. Plan Egypt? Wikileaks Cables say so

January 29, 2011 Politisite 0

“The U.S. government had been planning to topple the Egyptian president for the past three years _ that is, according to diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks,” RT reported Saturday. The Jerusalem Post said a 2008 cable revealed the American plans. “The cable outlines how the State Department helped an Egyptian pro-democracy activist attend a “Youth Movements Summit’ in New York and how the unnamed activist presented an ‘unwritten plan’ for […]

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Internet ‘Kill Switch’ Legislation Back in Play – Egypt anyone?

January 28, 2011 Politisite 0

The Government said they would only use this measure during a cyber attack but never for social unrest. Does anyone really Believe that? Consider this Tweet: RT @Politisite ” The world has indeed changed.. when demands are not for food or shelter but Twitter and Facebook” #Egypt Legislation granting the president internet-killing powers is to be re-introduced soon to a Senate committee, the proposal’s chief sponsor told Wired.com on Friday. […]

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Al-Qaeda Targeted Alexandria Church

January 2, 2011 Politisite 0

Al-Qaeda in Iraq released a statement two weeks ago targeting the Alexandria Coptic Christian Saints Church. The order was posted online. 21 Christians were murdered last night when a car bomb exploded as they were leaving New Year’s Mass. A man mourns over a family member killed in a car bomb attack on a Christian church in Alexandria on January 1, 2011. A suspected suicide bomber blew himself up outside […]