The Sarcastic Cynic™

Sarcastic and cynical view of the world.

Another view: What do we do with Qatar? — June 8, 2017

Another view: What do we do with Qatar?

 

By Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

The Washington Post reports:

“Four Arab nations led a diplomatic break with Qatar on Monday, moving swiftly to isolate the small but influential country after accusing Qatar’s rulers of supporting terrorist factions and stoking regional conflicts.

“The countries – Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain – released separate and apparently coordinated statements saying they would cut air, sea and land links with Qatar, which hosts a forward base for the U.S. military’s Central Command and is home to the widely watched Al Jazeera network.

“Some other countries later joined the four-nation bloc in cutting ties with Qatar, which is also the venue for the 2022 World Cup.Eye_of_Horus_Right.svg Continue reading

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CBS’ Lara Logan reveals she was stripped, nearly scalped in Egypt sexual assault; women ‘saved’ her — March 26, 2017

CBS’ Lara Logan reveals she was stripped, nearly scalped in Egypt sexual assault; women ‘saved’ her

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CBS’ Lara Logan reveals she was stripped, nearly scalped in Egypt sexual assault http://nydn.us/1Gmb68d

CBS war correspondent Lara Logan, stripped naked by a mob of crazed men in Egypt‘s Tahrir Square, was rescued by a woman dressed head to toe in black religious robes.

“Just her eyes, I remember (I could see) just her eyes,” Logan told “60 Minutes” in a dramatic and painful interview on Sunday.

“She put her arms around me. And oh my God, I can’t tell you what that moment was like for me. I wasn’t safe yet, because the mob was still trying to get at me. But now it wasn’t just about me anymore.

“It was about their women and that was what saved me, I think. The women kind of closed ranks around me.” Continue reading

25 years on, Colombia still mourns Escobar plane bombing, still wants answers — November 6, 2015

25 years on, Colombia still mourns Escobar plane bombing, still wants answers

BOGOTA – Twenty-five years after late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar ordered the bombing of a Boeing 727 to kill an enemy who turned out not to be on board, victims’ families are still demanding justice.

Read more:
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/11/28/world/crime-legal-world/25-years-colombia-still-mourns-escobar-plane-bombing-still-wants-answers/#.Vjx3ya6rRjQ

Is there a similarity to the supposed bombing of a Russian Airbus that took off from a resort in Egypt?  The airplane was headed to St. Petersburg.

Clashes In Egypt Intensify Following Death Sentences — January 26, 2013

Clashes In Egypt Intensify Following Death Sentences

Fans verdicts spark Egypt unrest

At least 30 people are killed and 300 hurt in Port Said in Egypt, officials say, as death sentences passed on local people over football riots spark clashes.

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http://gate.ahram.org.eg/SiteMediaVideos/3405/2.aspx

Strange people!  Thirty people who were not condemned to die, die,  because 21 people were condemned to die.  This just doesn’t make sense at all.  What has happened to  all these Arab nations?  Has the Arab Spring improved the lives of these people? The world was safer when Moammar Khadafi, Saddam Hussein, and Hosni Mubarak ruled.

Muslim mayhem in Egypt—Michael A. Walsh – NYPOST.com — December 30, 2011
Trying to Quell a Revolution, Egypt has — January 31, 2011

Trying to Quell a Revolution, Egypt has

shut down its last operating Internet Service Provider to prevent the masses from communicating instantly with each other.  What was ignited a few weeks ago in Tunisia, with the successful overthrow of President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, has given hope to the Egyptian masses who have rallied to force changes in Hosni Mubarak’s administration.  The swearing in of a new  cabinet and a new Vice-President, Omar Suleiman, who has promised new elections, constitutional reform, and an open dialogue with political parties, have not extinguished the flames of discontent.  Adding to the uncertainty of President Hosni Mubarak ‘s continued rule, is the role of  The Egyptian army which has said it will not use force against protesters who have taken to the streets to demand his resignation.  There is a climax to this revolutionary drama which will probably end with the exile of Mubarak to France or the United States  and the continued rule of the military with a puppet president at its head.  Fearing the wild fire of unrest are the other Arab nations, whose loyal allies have always been the United States and England.

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2043557,00.html

http://english.aljazeera.net/

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