Published April 25, 2011
The Obama administration is stepping up its response to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s deadly crackdown on protesters, preparing what officials describe as “targeted sanctions” against the regime.
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Posted Feb 22nd 2011 at 5:33 pm
The Federal Reserve’s QE2 stimulus has stoked a fire storm of global of inflation. What began in the Middle East and North Africa as a rebellion against rising food and basic essentials for some of the poorest people on earth has now spread to supposed success stories, like China. Over the weekend, rioting broke out in Beijing, Shanghai and 11 other major cities to the chant of “We want food, we want work, we want housing, we want fairness”. As inflation moves on from food to rising fuel costs and then mounting raw material imports; the U.S. is about to be hammered by the combination of higher prices squeezing consumer discretionary spending and higher material costs hurting business profits. Americans need to be prepared this fall for the economy’s ugliest witch’s brew: STAGFLATION.
Chinese police deployed in large numbers this weekend to quash what is being called the “Jasmine Revolution”. China’s authoritarian Communist leadership is trying to short-circuit dissent before it spins into the type of popular uprisings seen in Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain, Yemen, Algeria and Libya; where over 500 people have died. Although Chinese law enforcement tried to crack down on Internet communications, cell phone pictures and videos of protestor’s resentment and desperation is leaking out.
Americans should not be fooled that these protests are someone else’s problems. We may only spend about 10% of our income on food, but much of the rest of the world spends 1/2 their income on food. When people who have little or nothing see what little they have evaporating, there is no downside to violent confrontation with the establishment.
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By Greg Burke
Published February 07, 2011
Some Christian demonstrators were seen praying peacefully with Muslims, as protests gripped Tahrir Square in Cairo. But with an uprising in the streets and upheaval in the government, Egypt’s Christians, who make up about 10 percent of the population, aren’t likely to end up with someone in power as tolerant of them as even President Hosni Mubarak has been.
“I don’t believe Mubarak is a good man, but he’s at least ten times better than the Muslim Brotherhood is,” a popular tweeter named Maged told FoxNews.Com. “Imagine if they took control with American approval.”
The Muslim Brotherhood is a radical Islamic group that in recent years has tried to tone down its extreme image in search of a greater role in the Egyptian social and political structure, but some argue that the group never really shed its extremist past.
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Friday, January 09, 2009
ATHENS, Greece — Masked youths clashed with police in central Athens Friday in the first major test of the Greek government’s vow to crack down on violent protesters after nationwide riots last month.
A group of demonstrators broke away from a rally by thousands of students protesting government education reforms and hurled rocks and flares at riot police who responded with tear gas and flash grenades. At least six protesters were detained, an Associated Press reporter witnessed.
The rally was the first demonstration since conservative Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis vowed tougher policing to counter the “catastrophic violence” of nationwide riots last month sparked by the police’s fatal shooting of a teenager on Dec. 6.
The new deputy interior minister, Christos Markoyiannakis, whose duties include overseeing the police, has promised a “zero tolerance” approach to crime.
The violence in December left hundreds of stores and bank branches across Greece damaged or destroyed and added pressure on Greece’s increasingly unpopular conservative government.
The rally was one of three demonstrations being held in the capital Friday. About 2,000 protesters staged a peaceful rally earlier against Israel’s attacks in Gaza.
Students and academic staff were guarding buildings at Athens Polytechnic in the center of the city to stop troublemakers from using the campus as a base.
Masked youths in December stockpiled firebombs on the campus before attacking riot police during near daily clashes. Police are forbidden from entering university buildings by law.
“Once protesters enter campuses, the situation becomes more difficult, because there is the risk of injuries,” the rector of Athens Polytechnic, Konstantinos Moutzouris, told The Associated Press. “The main thing is to stop them getting in.”
Last month’s riots revived fears of a resurgence of violence by shadowy far-left militant groups. On Monday, a riot policeman was shot and seriously wounded as he stood guard outside the Culture Ministry in central Athens.
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