News and Analysis (3/22/11)

As a “US Jet Crashes in Libya; Fighting Rages in Cities” and “rebels struggle to retake territory, despite UN help“; “We don’t depend on anyone but God, not France or America. We started this revolution without them through the sweat of our own brow, and that is how we will finish it” – Ahmed al-Aroufi, front-line Libyan rebel fighter:

Calling high level defections a “coup” and warning of a civil war if he is not allowed to remain in office until a successor is elected, Saleh is rebuffed by demonstrators who declare, “”What was acceptable yesterday is not acceptable for us today”:

Trophy pictures show US soldiers posing with corpses of Afghan civilians they are accused of killing for sport:

“Residents of the city of Daraa had been demanding [the governor’s] departure after security forces violently suppressed three straight days of protests by thousands of people calling for political freedom and an end to corruption”:

Complaining that foreign films usually “show very bad face of woman in Afghanistan. They wear burka, don’t go in the street,” the Afghani woman who made  the film “Half Value Life” says, “We do have this kind of woman. But we also do have active woman, who try to do something, they are helpful””:

Turning his back on the Bible’s command “Judge not, lest ye be judged,” Terry Jones “presides as judge over mock execution of Islamic holy book after jury finds it guilty of crimes against humanity”:

“”Home-grown” terrorists are driven by alienation, not by religion or poverty”:

“A Turkish court ordered five military officers and two civilians jailed Monday in a probe into the 2007 killing of three Christians, including a German national, over allegations that the attack was part of an alleged plot to topple the government”:

“At least 17 people have been injured by a series of Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian medics say” from the nine reported explosions:

In July, Tunisia, where the Arab revolts started, “will vote on a 200-member assembly that will elect temporary leaders and write a constitution in anticipation of new elections”:







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