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Links 06 July 2013

Links and excerpts from my internet reading of 06 July 2013.

Links 05 July 2013

Links and excerpts from my internet reading of 05 July 2013.

Congratulations Egypt, and Shame on You

I can’t help but wonder how it all came to this. Was it really so impossible for either side to reach out to the other, and make compromises that would permit the different factions to work together, until the people could once again be consulted in elections, on schedule and in due time?

Links 04 July 2013

Links and excerpts from my internet reading of 04 July 2013.

Shadow State

“There is a New Cold War but it is not like the old one. It is not country against country. It is the shadow state in every nation against its own people….”

What Palestine Wants

“”For the Palestinians, there can be no ceasefire without an end to the siege on Gaza…[or] Israel pledging that they will not resume their assassinations when things are calmer….”

What Am I Missing?

“‘There’s no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders,’ Mr. Obama said.”

A Word About Drones

“In contrast to things like invading or bombing a country as part of some well-defined and plausibly finite campaign, our drone strike program is diffuse and, by all appearances, endless.”

For Obama’s New Term, Cascading Crises

President Obama has only been reelected for one week, and already the U.S. and the world seem to be hit with a series of cascading crises. It’s as if the world held its collective breath until after the American elections, and is now vomiting all its accumulated bile at once.

Was Obama Distracted?

Why did President Obama seem tired and distracted during last night’s debate with Mitt Romney? My theory.