Tag Archives: Egypt

Hamas & the Kerry Debacle

Why did Hamas launch rockets? Because it sought to end its isolation. Geographically, Egypt’s al-Sisi closed down its east/west corridor to Gaza, leaving only the Gulf of Arden as a the sole viable transport for any Shia, Iranian proxy in … Continue reading

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Obama: Non-Performance Presidency, the Consequences

We should note that having a non-performing Presidency has consequences.  U.S. domestic policy isn’t where one looks to see its reverberations.   But those nations that have aligned with us whose internal political, social or geographic constitutions are unnaturally affiliated … Continue reading

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Kick Ass: the Sequel, Imperial Style

The interim Egyptian President has immediately declared good news, the Egyptians will have a new Constitution and new elections.   What can the West offer? Well, if we had a functioning Pentagon/Defense Dept. that didn’t act like an adult jobs … Continue reading

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Morsi: Toast; Obama: Smoked!!

The dynamics of inept American statecraft were on display today, but you won’t hear it on the networks.  General Sisi, appointed by Morsi, gave him 48 hours to engage and settle what the Supreme Council interpreted as a fatal problem: … Continue reading

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An Emerging Israeli Ascendancy with Saudi Shield: Hitting the Persian Mullah’s

The violent prism of realism remains the best instrument from which to discern the political movement of the major actors in the Middle East conflict.  Daniel Pipes of the Philadelphia based Middle East Forum was correct in his analysis of … Continue reading

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Ancients & Moderns: Measuring The Earth From Ptolemy To Louis XV

It is true that most students hate science.  For the most part the teachers teaching it never studied the historical impact of discovery.  The ancient Egyptians understood how to measure a sphere.  They did so with a plumb line across … Continue reading

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Sudan: Flashpoint & Faultline In Near East

In the ancient world Sudan was considered part of Egyptian civilization because of its year round consistent climate and geography concerning the split of the Nile River.  The bread basket of the Near East was always Egypt; its northern hemisphere … Continue reading

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Fouad Ajami: Egypt & The Role Of Reversal In The Greater Near East

On July 22, 2010 I posted an essay surmising the near death and political paralysis of Egypt during the crisis that is Honsi Mubarak.  Other critical analysts are now weighing the future that is becoming of Egypt.  Faoud Ajami’s op-ed … Continue reading

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