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View Diary: Well Now. Muslim Brotherhood HQs across Egypt are being torched by protesters this morning. (247 comments)

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  •  Why It is So Hard to get Factual Information (11+ / 0-)

    If you support Israel that you just know that it was the Palestinians that did something underhanded and they are to blame. If you support the Palestinians then you just know that it was the Israelis who did something monstrous and are to blame.

    The truth is that it always really hard to maintain a cease fire because they are going to be independent actors on both sides - whether it be intentionally or out of ignorance - break the agreements and both sides are just itching for a reason to claim that the other side broke it first.

    •  Please multiply my rec by 50. (2+ / 0-)
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      It's also very strange that people are seeing this through the lens of I/P.  Egypt has very serious issues right now and they are in that dangerous, immediately-after-birth period where they are shaping a new government.  Anyone one actor has huge incentive to control the entire chess board so as to write the rules by which Egyptians may govern themselves for 10, 20, or even 200 years.

      "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

      by auron renouille on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 03:48:28 PM PST

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    •  There can be no peace if every jackass with a (1+ / 0-)
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      hand grenade gets veto power.

      "the Agency continues to verify the non-diversion of declared material at these facilities and LOFs."

      by JesseCW on Sat Nov 24, 2012 at 12:58:08 AM PST

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