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  •  For better coverage of what's going on in (7+ / 0-)

    Egypt (and across the Middle East) there is always the Al Jazerra English website which offers excellent coverage of what's happening there and gives extensive background information.  For informed commentary and even more background info there is Juan Cole's excellent site, Informed Comment.  

    Why would DKos need to spend much of its valuable time and space on rehashing domestic news reports of Egyptian events?  Of much more immediate concern to readers of this website is what our politicians, both federal and state, are doing and the reactions of our citizens.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 05:31:08 AM PDT

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    •  for example (3+ / 0-)
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      Former State Dept. lawyer John Bellinger explains Obama's legal options re: Egypt and the "c" word http://t.co/...
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      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 05:36:01 AM PDT

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    •  BBC World Have Your Say has been (3+ / 0-)
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      talking with Egyptians on all sides since the demonstrations began.  NPR has done a lot of background stories.  Muslim Brotherhood is taking major hits, even prior to the demands that Morsi resign they were being bombed or shot at.  

      From what I've heard there are two major drivers of the overthrow:  Morsi doing too little to improve the economy and too much to create an Islamic state.  Some of the people who were talking on WHYS were lamenting the disrespect shown for the first democraticly elected leader, others said he revealed his Islamist intentions too soon, most said they didn't want a religious government they wanted jobs and infrastructure to bring Egypt into the 21st Century.

      Too bad we don't respond to Republicans with such vigor.

      There's a lot more underneath the condensed versions of what's happening, and it's complex.  I'm grateful for BBC and NPR coverage, and for the time they spent sans pundits, talking to citizens.  

      I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

      by I love OCD on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 07:37:40 AM PDT

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