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Don’t let your attention wander!

Osama Bin Laden, from one of his video releases in 2004. Image via Wikipedia So the Americans have caught up with Osama bin Laden. No one will grieve too much about that, even if most of the world will not have the public celebrations that started across the US. It is unlikely that the death … Continue reading

Worth a read

For anyone following developments across the Arab world, al-bab.com has some good background at http://www.al-bab.com/arab/background/reform.htm. The early hope, after the way events developed in Egypt and Tunisia, has not continued in Libya, Syria,Yemen or indeed Bahrain. This is disappointing, but there is still hope Arabs across the region will manage to claim back their public … Continue reading

Ramping up the pressure?

I would hate to be the commander of the NATO forces providing protection to Libya‘s citizens. The task is close to impossible: bombs, missiles and planes may be very powerful weapons, but if your brief is to use them to protect without killing people, they have their limitations. The death of Saif al Arab Ghaddafi along with three children … Continue reading