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Conservative commentator Ann Coulter shrugged off a few hecklers and took aim at liberals and President Barack Obama during her University of Wyoming speech intended to counterbalance an appearance at the school last year by a former 1960s radical.
President Obama is presiding over the end of American dominance in the Middle East. Across the region, U.S. power is receding - and radical Islam is filling the void. Mr. Obama has betrayed our allies and emboldened our enemies. He is slowly helping make the Middle East safe for jihadists, thereby undermining America's national security.
In 1956, Britain's Prime Minister, Sir Anthony Eden, saw Egypt's new president, Gamal Abdel Nasser, as a fascist riding a dangerous new wave of Arab nationalism. When Nasser seized control of the Suez Canal from its British and French owners, Eden was sure Nasser was an Arab Hitler and rejected any alternative to direct military action as "appeasement." Guy Mollet, the French premier at the time, shared Eden's opinion and joined with Britain and Israel in the attack on Egypt to remove Nasser.
President Obama's advisers give him credit for energizing the Arab revolts and saving the Libyan rebels. For al Qaeda's leadership, this is all a gift from Allah.
Revolutions are always unpredictable, depending on the way always unpredictable people adapt to them. That's true of high-tech revolutions as well as revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and a lot of other places. Humans are curious creatures.
Italian security officers listened, via hidden microphones, as an instructor lectured a group of aspiring terrorists in Milan. Apparently brandishing a mobile phone, he said, "Do you see this? This was created by an enemy of God. You can't imagine how many operations this has made fail and how many arrests it has caused. You can use it to communicate. It's fast. But it causes you huge problems. They created it, and they know how to intercept it."
Members of an ultraconservative Muslim sect clashed with villagers south of Cairo over demands that a liquor store and coffee shops be closed, officials said Tuesday, a sign of the increasing assertiveness of the fundamentalist Salafi movement.
Facebook on Tuesday removed a page calling on Palestinians to take up arms against Israel, following a high-profile Israeli appeal to the popular social-networking site.
Overlooked in the welter of fast-moving events throughout the Arab world was a Saudi Arabian call for transforming the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council into "an entity identical to the [27-nation] European Union" - plus nuclear weapons.