Guide to Understanding the Middle East

The Middle East, explained in one (sort of terrifying) chart
By Max Fisher

Published: August 26

What could be simpler than the Middle East? A well-known Egyptian blogger who writes under the pseudonym The Big Pharaoh put together this chart laying out the region’s rivalries and alliances. He’s kindly granted me permission to post it, so that Americans might better understand the region. The joke is that it’s not a joke; this is actually pretty accurate.

Idiots Guide to Middle East

Original post here >>>

[Editor’s note:  It came from the Washington Post.  It must be true…]

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Syria NOT Our War NonPartisan Rally at OKC Capitol July 12th

Syria Not our War

 

 

Syria NOT Our War

NonPartisan Rally

Friday July 12, 2013 7PM

Musical entertainment begins at 6PM

Oklahoma State Capitol South Plaza

Join us in opposing US military intervention in Syria

Rep Paul Wesselhoft (R-Moore) * Nathaniel Batchelder

Come join us!

“We don’t want no war no more

Bring our boys home to our shores

We don’t want big government 

Or the Bilderberg group that pays for it” ~ Amiee Allen

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Rand Paul: Romney’s wrong on Middle East, defense spending

Rand Paul: Romney’s wrong on Middle East, defense spending

CNN
October 10, 2012

This week, I will campaign for Gov. Mitt Romney. I believe this election will and should be about moving America back from the edge of the abyss on which we stand, where our debt and spending threaten to overwhelm and drown us. Romney’s belief in free markets, limited government and trade make him the clear choice to lead our country come January.

I do not, however, support a call for intervention in Syria. And, if such intervention were being contemplated, it is absolutely necessary that Congress give any such authority to the president. No president, Republican or Democrat, has the unilateral power to take our nation to war without the authority of the legislature.

At times, I have been encouraged by Romney’s foreign policy. I agree with his call to end the war in Afghanistan sooner rather than later and with his skepticism of, and call for reform in, foreign aid, but I am a bit dismayed by his foreign policy speech Monday, titled “Mantle of Leadership.”

Related News:

Mitt Romney’s Foreign Policy Speech Promises Bigger Government and New Wars
http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/pol…t-and-new-wars

Mitt Romney’s Foreign Policy Shows Strong CFR, Neo-con Influence
http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews…4-romney-forei

 

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