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Is public support for refugees in the UK dropping? - BBC News
A new poll indicates that support in Britain for taking in more refugees may be sliding. [...] bc people can't personalise the facts and figures. talk is only about numbers. not individual stories! the voices of refugees are not heard proportionately to what is written about "the crisis." ... rather than a task to do because the west has meddled in the middle east since WW1 in its own interest. the west supported the fall of lybian leader gaddafi, the west supported a regime change in egypt. the west looked away in Syria.
jasminrevolution  Arab-Spring  refugee  crisis  Middle  East  geopolitics  politics  Syrien  Syria  Egypt  Lybia  Libya  Muammar  Gaddafi  public  sentiment  Germany  UK  austerity  Fiscal  Pact  social  safety  net  welfare  state  Schuldenbremse 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
"After Me, The Jihad," Gaddafi Tried To Warn The West, But Nobody Listened | Zero Hedge
Before the French Revolution and its Reign of Terror, Louis XV predicted, “After me, the Deluge.” Before being overthrown, Libya’s secular dictator tried to warn the West of a new Reign of Terror, essentially foretelling, “After me, the Jihad.” This was disclosed with the recent release of phone conversations from early 2011 between Muammar Gaddafi and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Muammar  Gaddafi  jihadist  Middle  East  Libya  Lybia  ISIS  refugee  crisis  Egypt  jasminrevolution  Arab-Spring  history 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
The future of the Egyptian revolution | Books | The Guardian
Egypt may today look like a tragic example of why mass protest is doomed, but the turmoil of the five years since Tahrir Square has unleashed a will for change and a resistance to power among ordinary citizens that could yet transform the country, and maybe the world
Egypt  jasminrevolution  Arab-Spring 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Yemen conflict: Governor of Aden killed in Islamic State attack - BBC News
Islamic State militants say they are responsible for a blast that killed the governor of Yemen's port city of Aden. Jaafar Mohammed Saad and several aides died when their convoy was hit. IS says it detonated a car laden with explosives as he drove by. The group has established a presence in Yemen since its civil war broke out. It is opposed to the government and Iranian-backed Houthi rebels who have seized much of the country, including the capital Sanaa. Earlier this year, Aden was recaptured by government troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition.
ISIS  Africa  Middle  East  Lybia  Yemen  Boko  Haram  islamic  radicalism  islamic  extremism  War  on  Terror  history  radicalization  radicalisation  poverty  Perspektivlosigkeit  Iraq  War  Drone  Strike  Drone  Warfare  Afghanistan  destabalisation  destabilization  Egypt  Arab  League  Saudi  Arabia 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Migratory birds 'lack world protection' - BBC News
Most migratory birds have declined in past decades, from threats such as habitat loss and hunting (ie +3m high nets on the coast of Egypt to the Mediterranean sea)
Egypt  mass  extinction  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  bird  population  pesticide  herbicide  fungicide  Food  Chain 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
VIDEO: ‘Days of Revolt’ With Chris Hedges: ISIS, the New Israel - Truthdig // Hedges begins by pointing out how the Sykes-Picot agreement of 1916, responsible for “carving up the Middle East and turning countries into protectorates,” has been changed only twice—once with the Israeli independence and now with Islamic State. As Hedges put it, the tactics used to redraw the map in the Middle East are both effective and familiar, including the “use of foreign money, use of foreign fighters, tactics of ethnic cleansing and terrorism and this mythical vision—in the case of Israel, the recreation of Judea and Sumeria from the Bible, and in the case of ISIS, the recreation of the seventh-century caliphate.” Alnasseri agrees, opening his response with the observation that “to understand the pheonomenon of ISIS, we need to contextualize it within the setbacks and counter-revolution against the Arab revolutions.“ [...] 'Iraq can not be re-united.'
ISIS  History  Middle  East  Iraq  Arab  League  Arab-Spring  Israel  public  awareness  public  perception  public  opinion  Drone  Strike  Drone  Warfare  military–industrial  complex  military  intervention  human  rights  war  crime  USA  UK  geopolitics  Iran  OPEC  public  debate  public  discourse  Career  Politicians  foreign  affairs  Aid  foreign  policy  foreign  relations  Afghanistan  al-Qaida  Taliban  Sunni  Shia  PKK  Turkey  Yemen  Boko  Haram  extremism  Africa  Nigeria  Syrien  Syria  Egypt  Iraq  civil  war  Assad 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
ECFR's World in 30 Minutes: Refugee Crisis by ECFR
&! EU East - West divide on refugee crisis? - //&! [Instability in Libya contributes to the migration crisis - - also mentions Lybia - "crisis everywhere" europe is engulfed and involed in their own crises: sovereign debt, refugees, brexit, grexit, Brussels, political crisis, low growth (deflation fear) ... // &! - The 550 million dollar program launched last year to train moderate Syrian rebel forces did not bring any results. According to the White House "he [ POTUS] had never believed in the strategy, anyway". &! &! - 'Europe is responsible for the current refugee crisis, because it supported the West’s aggressive foreign policy in the Middle East. Such a statement was made by Syrian President Bashar Assad in an interview with Russian media outlets.' // [ EU seems 2be fucked bc only NATO soldiers on ground will work. who will bite bullet first? & also HAVE TO cooperate w Assad-Regime. ]
European  Union  European  History  economic  refugee  Turkey  Lybia  Syria  Syrien  Eritrea  Boko  Haram  ISIS  Assad  Middle  East  Nigeria  Africa  geopolitics  instability  democracy  USA  UK  Iraq  War  Iraq  Afghanistan  Saudi  Arabia  Jordan  Israel  Russia  China  foreign  affairs  foreign  policy  foreign  relations  Aid  refugee  crisis  refugee  political  refugee  refugee  presidency  barackobama  military  intervention  military–industrial  complex  Intelligence  NSA  GCHQ  Drone  Warfare  Drone  Strike  Pakistan  Balkan  NATO  Roma  Egypt  Arab-Spring  Arab  League  Ukraine  Ukrain  Crimea  Crimea  Angela  Merkel  2015  Iran  United  Nations  Security  Council  United  Nations  Dictatorship  David  Cameron  political  theory  Politics  social  contract  No  Representation  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  Career  Politicians  Leadership  diplomacy  Taliban  al-Qaida  islamic  radicalism 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Michael Lüders über den Krieg in Syrien - 10.09.2015 - YouTube
- Russia about to support Assad!? If Assad falls, ISIS all across Syria. West Airstrike tactic/offinsive is only for public posturing. And Saudi Arabia is supplying ISIS. And West has a foot in Iran after atom-negotiations. Israel is another political/geopolitical/religious player. And NATO gives green light to bomb PKK which fights against ISIS. ... LOL. // ISIS, Taliban, al-Qaida is made in USA. // Europe pays price for USA foreign policy! trying to export western values and democracy into Middle East. // 20 year civil war in Middle East followed by decades of USA military intervention. // USA training fighter to fight against ISIS and Assad is not working! // Diplomacy is falling short. Especially w current sactions against Russia by West because of Ukraine/Crimea Crisis. // Complexity of situation can not be solved w bombs and military invasion ... // &! - Book - Middle East history.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Islamkritiker Hamed Abdel-Samad: erstes Interview nach Entführung - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Ich frage mich, wie oft ich von meinem Land noch gekränkt werden muss? Dabei wollte ich nur etwas Gutes für das Land tun. Ich bin so enttäuscht, ich habe wirklich den Glauben an mein Land verloren. Vor allem an die Revolution, denn es hat sich einfach nichts geändert. Die Mentalität bleibt grundautoritär: Der Staat geht mit Menschen so um, wie es ihm passt. Menschen gehen mit Menschen um, wie es ihnen passt.
Egypt  Islam  Islamic  Law  Religion  Fanatismus  fanaticism 
december 2013 by asterisk2a
Plötzlich will Amerika in den Syrien-Konflikt eingreifen, aber das Vorhaben wirkt wenig durchdacht: Wie die Strafaktion ablaufen wird und welche Ziele dahinter stehen, bleibt unklar. Das passt zum diffusen Umgang des US-Präsidenten mit den Konflikten in Nahost. +
Egypt  barackobama  Nahost  oil  price  shock  Syria  foreign  policy  Libya  middle-east  foreignaffairs  geopolitics  presidency 
august 2013 by asterisk2a
Egypt–Ethiopia crisis: “No Nile, No Egypt”
Declaring that any threat to water security would not be accepted by Egypt, he said: “If it loses one drop, our blood is the alternative.” The president’s promise received a standing ovation.
water  security  water  supply  Nile  watersupply  Africa  water  scarcity  egypt  ethiopia 
june 2013 by asterisk2a
Protest gegen Mursi: Größte Demonstration seit dem Sturz von Mubarak - SPIEGEL ONLINE
300.000 Ägypter haben sich auf dem Tahrir-Platz in Kairo versammelt: Sie protestieren gegen Staatspräsident Mursi und die regierenden Islamisten. Die Polizei setzt Tränengas ein - ein 56-jähriger Gegner der Muslimbrüder wird getötet.
2012  egypt 
november 2012 by asterisk2a
Getting away with it while the world’s cop is off duty | Ian Bremmer
The U.S. is willing to do less on the world stage than it has since the onset of World War Two. In the long term, this reset of foreign policy and military initiatives may yield the country a peace dividend. In the short term, there are three international issues where the situation on the ground is deteriorating rapidly and where, in the past, a U.S. president might have intervened. Let’s look at them:


... foreign policy implications of the 2012 election are virtually nil. Americans are consumed by domestic issues like the economy and unemployment.
election2012  foreign  policy  Arab-Spring  jasminrevolution  Israel  egypt  Syria  Iran  middle-east  geopolitics  foreignaffairs  USA  barackobama  hillaryclinton  presidency 
october 2012 by asterisk2a
BBC iPlayer - Wikileaks: The Secret Life of a Superpower: Episode 1
Arab Spring in 2010/11 started in Tunisia Dec 2010. 2 Weeks before Wiki Cable leak.
Cable leaks also had lots of intricate details of the relations between Egypt (Mubarak Regime) & the US. Displaying deteriorating affairs. But the Cables show also an out of touch US diplomats in Cairo. US, Barack Obama/Clinton did put themselves on the wrong side of history.
Due 2 the Cable Gate, people saw the US doing just lip service for the dictators. US Diplomats & Intelligence Service seeing one thing, knowing one thing ... and just doing the other.
Showing that the US failed on many levels on their own foreign agenda - freedom and democracy.
Al-Masri case; CIA acknowledged mistake, but pressured Germany not 2go 4 an international arrest warrant 4 CIA people involved in al-Masri abduction. Showing when key US interests are at stake, justice counts for little. The dark side of US; obstructing foreign justice, courts and criminial proceedings through politics. VERY Idealistically.
CIA  al-Masri  jasminrevolution  egypt  tunisia  foreignaffairs  diplomacy  cablegate  Arab-Spring  wikileaks 
march 2012 by asterisk2a
G-8-Gipfel: IWF warnt vor gigantischer Finanzlcke in Arabien - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Wirtschaft
"Die Region muss sich auf einen grundlegenden Wandel ihres Wirtschaftsmodells vorbereiten", teilte der Fonds mit - und forderte die G-8-Staaten und reiche arabische Länder auf, einzuspringen.
"In naher Zukunft muss das Vertrauen in die öleinführenden Länder wieder hergestellt werden", so der IWF. Die Staaten litten unter anderem an den weltweit steigenden Rohstoffpreisen. Länder wie Ägypten, Jordanien, Marokko, Tunesien, Syrien und der Libanon würden wegen der höheren Lebensmittel- und Energiepreise mit einem höheren Inflationsdruck zu kämpfen haben. Weil an den Finanzmärkten Unsicherheiten über die politische und wirtschaftliche Entwicklung herrsche, müsse die internationale Gemeinschaft in den kommenden 18 Monaten den Großteil der Hilfen stemmen.

Zur Unterstützung beider Länder werde die Bundesregierung noch in diesem Jahr 30 Millionen Euro einsetzen. In den nächsten Jahren sollen 100 Millionen Euro zusätzlich bereitgestellt werden.
G8  2011  Arab-Spring  middle-east  jasminrevolution  IMF  tunisia  egypt 
may 2011 by asterisk2a
YouTube - How Will Mubarak's Trial Shape Egypt's Transition?
After months of agitation by protesters, Egypt's former President Mubarak and two sons will stand trial on charges of murder, attempted murder and abuse of power. Margaret Warner discusses how the legal action could shape Egypt's transition with Arab Reform Bulletin's Michele Dunne and Georgetown University's Samer Shehata.
egypt  2011  middle-east 
may 2011 by asterisk2a
YouTube - Lies that launched a war
If only the people went on the street. back in 1998/99.
tunisia  egypt  jasminrevolution  Iraq  history 
february 2011 by asterisk2a
Arabs Battling Regimes See Turkey's Muslim Democracy as Model - Bloomberg
Erdogan has been elected twice, presided over an economic boom that’s tripled average incomes while Egypt’s remained stagnant, and shifted ... popularity has spread to the Arab world, where he was named the most favored leader last year in a survey by Zogby International and the University of Maryland.
Turkey is cited as a model by opposition leaders competing for power as the region’s rulers struggle to quell a wave of protests. The head of Tunisia’s Islamist party, who returned from a 22-year exile this week after President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was toppled, said his country can emulate Turkey, and opposition groups fighting to oust Hosni Mubarak in Egypt and win political rights in monarchical Jordan cite similar aims.

“Turkey is the model for all the Muslim parties,” said Kazim Mezran, a professor of international relations at Johns Hopkins University’s campus in Bologna, Italy. “Islamic parties across the area are now saying, ‘Look at them, that’s what we want to become.’”
Arab  Turkey  2011  Change  Europe  Egypt  leader  Tunisia  Islam  Muslim 
february 2011 by asterisk2a
According to Merrill Lynch’s Sabine Schels, a commodity analyst, the breaking point for the global economy is when the size of the energy sector hits 9%.  With the sector currently at 7.8% Schels says the breaking point is $120 oil:
“Whenever the size of the energy sector in the global economy reached 9 percent, we went into a major crisis,” said Sabine Schels, a commodity analyst at Merrill Lynch.”It was in the 1980s and it was the same in 2008. Right now we are at about 7.8 percent and if you go above $100 per barrel to $120 per barrel, you get to that 9 percent level.”
oil  price  stability  recession  breaking-point  instability  crisis  Egypt  2011  bubble 
january 2011 by asterisk2a

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