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  • Sustaining Ukraine's breakthrough: EU expertise and markets are essential [Soros]

    02/27/2014 12:38:34 PM PST · by annalex · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 27 February 2014 | George Soros
    Following a crescendo of terrifying violence, the Ukrainian uprising has had a surprisingly positive outcome. Contrary to all rational expectations, a group of citizens armed with not much more than sticks and shields made of cardboard boxes and metal garbage-can lids overwhelmed a police force firing live ammunition. There were many casualties, but the citizens prevailed. This was one of those historic moments that leave a lasting imprint on a society's collective memory. [...] I established the Renaissance Foundation in Ukraine in 1990 – before the country achieved independence. The foundation did not participate in the recent uprising, but it...
  • Knives Come Out for U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson

    07/03/2013 11:41:38 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 64 replies
    The Cable ^ | 3 Jul 2013 | John Hudson
    As the violent standoff between the Egyptian military and President Mohamed Morsy continues, U.S. ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson has become a lightning rod for critics of U.S. policy in the country. The tip of the spear for U.S.-Egypt diplomacy, Patterson's June 18 speech discouraging street protests has come to symbolize the administration's inability to recognize the potency of Egypt's liberal opposition. "Some say that street action will produce better results than elections," Patterson said. "To be honest, my government and I are deeply skeptical." Now, with the Egyptian military's 48-hour deadline for Morsy to yield to protesters demands passed,...
  • Louie Gohmert Fumes: If Not For John McCain ‘Benghazi Would Not Have Happened’

    06/02/2013 7:54:22 AM PDT · by DFG · 143 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 05/31/13 | Evan McMurry
    Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert has unearthed a new culprit in the Benghazi saga: fellow Republican John McCain. Conservative radio host Frank Gaffney asked Gohmert to comment on McCain’s “hobnobbing with jihadists” during his recent trip to Syria. Gohmert brought up a similar trip of McCain’s to Libya, where he feels McCain’s policy to depose Muammar Gaddafi unleashed the Muslim extremist forces that later attacked the American Consulate in Benghazi.