Syria crisis: No to war, blow to Cameron

David Cameron was forced to abandon plans for Britain to participate in military strikes against Syria after suffering an unprecedented Parliamentary defeat.

Robert Winnett The Telegraph [UK] 29 Aug 2013

Dozens of Conservative MPs refused to support the Prime Minister and sided with Labour in opposing a Government motion which supported the principle of military […]

Lights Out on Free Speech

Mark Steyn National Review Online 3/19/2013

On the end of freedom of the press in Britain, Messrs O’Sullivan, Cooke and Stuttaford have had their say below. I think our friend Iain Murray Tweets it well:

Let me get this right: Parliament will hold the press to account? Words cannot begin to express how bass-ackward that […]

Arab Spring dictator: Morsi expands powers in ‘blow to the revolution’

World Tribune 11/23/2012

Egypt’s first Islamist president, five months after his election, has assumed dictatorial powers.

President Mohammed Morsi has issued a decree that makes his decisions immune from parliamentary oversight or judicial appeal.

“Morsi today usurped all state powers and appointed himself Egypt’s new pharaoh, a major blow to the revolution that could have […]

Egyptian President Mursi reverses parliament dissolution

BBC News 8 July 2012

Egypt’s President Mohammed Mursi has ordered parliament to reconvene, a month after it was dissolved.

The Supreme Court had ruled parliament unconstitutional as party members contested seats reserved for independents. The military, then running the country, enforced the move.

But Mr Mursi, whose Muslim Brotherhood won most seats, said the […]

Mubarak in call to Israel: ‘…the result will be radical Islam…’

Mubarak Slammed Obama During Call With Israel Before Resignation, “He Doesn’t Know What He’s Talking About, the Result Will be Radical Islam”

Zip Weasel Zippers 2/12/2011

Sad day when I have a 100% more faith in Hosni Mubarak than the President of the United States.

(Haaretz)- Hosni Mubarak had harsh words for the United States […]