News and Analysis (12/24/13)

The Muslim Brotherhood has condemned the lethal attack, which in any case was not aimed at civilians, that doesn’t stop Cabinet spokesman Sherif Shawki from using the incident as an excuse to brand the Brotherhood as a terrorist organization:

In retaliation for the killing of a “man … shot in the chest while working on the border fence near Nahal Oz”, the Israelis kill a three-year-old Palestinian girl:

As the regime arrests yet another election winner, this one for the “crime” of “failing to implement a court ruling to renationalise a textile firm” …

… others imprisoned by the regime “who include senior aides to deposed President Mohammed Morsi, say they have been denied family visits and access to medical care”:

Suu Kyi explains her defense of the persecution of  Muslims by saying she is a politician, and that the depiction of her as a human rights icon for which she was awarded the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize “was a depiction that was imposed on me by other people”:

Is Iran turning its back on the free markets of Muhammad (saws) and ibn Khaldun to embrace the crony capitalism of Washington, or is it the victim of a disinformation campaign by Reuters?

“The United Nations envoy to Yemen says that the country’s political representatives have signed an agreement that draws a new political map for Yemen, giving its regions self-rule. Jamal Benomar said the new agreement “paves the way for establishing a unified state, on the basis of federalism and democracy”:

“I am willing to go to court and do whatever it takes, because I am confident that this is merely a charade” — Abd al-Rahman al-Nuaymi, “one of two men listed as global terrorists by the U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday, in a step that puts Qatar, a U.S. ally, in an awkward position:

“African Union (AU) troops have opened fire on protesters in the Central African Republic (CAR), killing one person, witnesses said. About 40 people were also wounded, mostly in a stampede, caused by the shooting near the airport in the capital”:

“The oath of allegiance is not an oath of secrecy. That is an oath to the Constitution. That is the oath that I kept that Keith Alexander and James Clapper did not” — Edward Snowden, American patriot:

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