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By John McAfee
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Middle East Institute In Washington
The Obama administration's decision to provide military support to the Syrian opposition is a timely one that will help create "a level playing field" in the war against Bashar Assad's regime, senior Turkish officials said on Friday.
Ripples of unrest spreading across the Arab world are prompting some governments there to brace for a tide of protests over unemployment and longtime autocratic rule.
A leaderless uprising in Egypt rallied Sunday around Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei, with the Muslim Brotherhood, the country's largest opposition group, saying it will support him in negotiations with President Hosni Mubarak's regime.