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Vote Like An Egyptian..!

 

Egyptians don’t seem to be in a hurry in their lives, usually late, and take their time.  They have mastered the art of sitting and doing nothing as a form of civil disobedience. last Saturday, however, millions  were rushed to  decide on a constitutional  amendment referendum that would give Abdel Fattah el-Sisi more power and the possibility of staying in office until 2030. The current constitution limited the president to only two terms, four years each, el-Sisi already in his second term. The referendum wasn’t debated, discussed in public, and nobody knows the exact details and ramifications. Egyptians have to take el-Sisi’s word for it, and mark Yes on the ballot.

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Arab Spring Finally In Algeria, Commentary

Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the ailing Algerian president whose candidacy has spawned weeks of protests in his tightly controlled nation, announced Monday that he would not seek a fifth term in office.

The announcement was a concession to citizens who have turned out in ever-increasing numbers on the streets of Algeria’s cities to demand that Mr. Bouteflika give up plans to extend his 20-year rule.

But the same statement also canceled the election that had been scheduled for April, raising questions about how long the president would remain in power.

“There will be no fifth term,” a statement released to the official news agency in Mr. Bouteflika’s name said Monday night, adding, “and for me there has never been any question of it, my health and my age giving me only as my final duty to the Algerian people contributing to the founding of a new republic as the framework for a new Algerian system.” NT

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THE MUSIC OF ARAB SPRING, MY CONVERSATION WITH ARABOLOGY RADIO HOST, DR. SALTI

 

 

8 years ago millions of arabs went to streat demanding change , freedom and dignity.. some say Arab Spring is dead, but the music that came from the streets of Tunisia and Tahrir square .. still alive.., Dr. Salti is taking as in a musical journey of Arab Spring tunes..

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THE KILLING OF JAMAL KHASHOGGI, REACTIONS AND ANALYSIS

 

Everyone knows by now, unless you live in Saudi Arabia, that Washington Post writer and Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi was kidnapped, interrogated, and tortured, dismembered inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey in the presence of the Saudi consulate himself. The horrible fate of Mr. Khashoggi was undertaken ‘mafia style’, taken directly from the Corleone family’s bloody playbook. The killing of Mr. Khashoggi, reported was on the order of the highest level of the Saudi family. Which probably means MBS himself who, after taking power from his ailing father, is running the Royal Saudi family as the hard-headed Sonny of the Corleone family,
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When Head of States, Act like Thugs…, the killing of Jamal Khashoggi!

 

Everyone knows by now, unless you live in Saudi Arabia, that Washington Post writer and Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi was kidnapped, interrogated, and tortured, dismembered inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey in the presence of the Saudi consulate himself. The horrible fate of Mr. Khashoggi was undertaken ‘mafia style’, taken directly from the Corleone family’s bloody playbook.

The killing of Mr. Khashoggi, reported was on the order of the highest level of the Saudi family. Which probably means MBS himself who, after taking power from his ailing father, is running the Royal Saudi family as the hard-headed Sonny of the Corleone family,

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