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Reflecting on the Amina hoax - coverage, analysis and investigation | The Electronic Intifada

Reflecting on the Amina hoax - coverage, analysis and investigation | The Electronic Intifada: "When we broke the story last Sunday of who was really behind the “Amina” the “Gay Girl in Damascus” blog, revealing it to be Tom MacMaster, an American graduate student living in Scotland, we knew it would get a lot of attention. But even we did not anticipate quite how broad the interest would be.

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Gaza Freedom Flotilla 2 to sail with Turkish group's support, but without Mavi Marmara | The Electronic Intifada

Gaza Freedom Flotilla 2 to sail with Turkish group's support, but without Mavi Marmara | The Electronic Intifada: "“Our destination is Gaza. Our means are non-violent. Our goal is to lift the illegal siege, completely and permanently and freedom for the Palestinian people.” So says a press release sent by IHH, the Turkish charitable organization that is part of the international coalition planning to set sail for Gaza near the end of this month.

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   The Saudi Arabian Moment – An Analyses  :      Information Clearing House: ICH

   The Saudi Arabian Moment – An Analyses  :      Information Clearing House: ICH: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"
June 20 2011 "Information Clearing House" -- The Saudis do not like President Barak Obama and his administration. The reason is straightforward. They do not like the what the administration says to them. They say things that Riyadh does not want to hear and, in their ears, sound downright dangerous. For instance, the Obama administration has advised the Saudis, and the rest of the rulers in the Arab world, to get out ahead of the region’s growing protest movements and make democratic reforms. The Saudis have no tradition of democracy beyond the tribal advisory council. Before they were kings and princes, they were desert sheiks. Obama’s advice sounds like an erstwhile ally telling them to surrender. In the Bedouin tradition strong leaders do not surrender without a struggle.