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Eight foreigners were killed Friday after demonstrators protesting a reported burning of the Muslim holy book stormed a U.N. office in northern Afghanistan, opening fire on guards and setting fires inside the compound, a top Afghan police official said.
"Red Heat: Conspiracy, Murder, and the Cold War in the Caribbean" (Henry Holt), by Alex von Tunzelmann: "George W. Bush's War on Terror was not the first time the United States declared war on an idea," writes Alex von Tunzelmann in her latest historical narrative, "Red Heat: Conspiracy, Murder, and the Cold War in the Caribbean." In the 1950s, it was the perceived threat posed by communism that obsessed many U.S. officials and empowered the Soviet Union, she writes.
As the United States debates its future participation in the Libyan conflict, Defense Department officials slammed the brakes Thursday on any major American role in aiding opposition groups and insisted that America should not be the one to arm the opposition force.
Libyan dissidents and relatives of those killed in the bombing of an airliner over Scotland in 1988 said Thursday that Col. Moammar Gadhafi's former foreign minister must be held accountable for his suspected role in acts of terrorism, despite his defection from the regime.
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 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.
Even under NATO command, the U.S. military will do the bulk of the fighting in Libya — even as the Obama administration argues that this is Europe's conflict to lead, not America's.
Britain on Thursday refused to offer Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa immunity from prosecution after his apparent defection but said his departure would hearten rebels fighting to topple Col. Moammar Gadhafi's regime.
The Israeli military on Thursday released a map detailing what it says are nearly 1,000 underground bunkers, weapons storage facilities and monitoring sites built by the militant Hezbollah guerrillas in southern Lebanon.