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Bloggingheads 10-08-2011 08:08 PM

Worldwise: The Maghreb's Comeuppance (Issandr El Amrani & Kal)
 
Note: Kal's face as been hidden to preserve his anonymity.

willmybasilgrow 10-09-2011 08:50 AM

Re: Worldwise: The Maghreb's Comeuppance (Issandr El Amrani & Kal)
 
As someone extremely interested in Tunisia, I read the Hitchens' piece. I was expecting it to be worse than it was, the way the BHers were talking about it. Honestly, it's the reaction many people have to the country (pre-revolution). People are impressed by the little city-state in the desert. And, he did express dismay at the dictatorness of the dictatorship.

The he way I see it, Hitchens is going to pretty much be against anything with even a drop of so-called Islamicism about it. He loathes the "Islamicists." So, he loves the Kurds. It's getting to be a bit much, he's going to back himself into a corner soon, if he hasn't done so already, but this FT piece wasn't THAT bad.

apple 10-09-2011 12:06 PM

Re: Worldwise: The Maghreb's Comeuppance (Issandr El Amrani & Kal)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by willmybasilgrow (Post 227768)
The he way I see it, Hitchens is going to pretty much be against anything with even a drop of so-called Islamicism about it.

What a horrible person!

AemJeff 10-09-2011 12:09 PM

Re: Worldwise: The Maghreb's Comeuppance (Issandr El Amrani & Kal)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by apple (Post 227773)
What a horrible person!

Considering all of the qualifications she included in her actual post, this doesn't seem particularly pertinent.

bkjazfan 10-10-2011 09:22 AM

Re: Worldwise: The Maghreb's Comeuppance (Issandr El Amrani & Kal)
 
Last night's "60 Minutes" program had a segment on Egypt. Apparently, things are back to Mubarak days with the generals running the show which includes mass arrests, torure, and a state of emergency. Included is a step up in fighting amongst muslims and the minority christians. It didn't take long for the arab spring there to wither.


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