September 14, 2012

The Agents of Outrage

Bobby Ghosh, Time

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The violence looked spontaneous; it was anything but. Instead it was the product of a sequence of provocations, some mysterious, some obvious. It seemed to start in the U.S., then became magnified in Egypt and was brought to a deadly and sorrowful climax in Libya — all on the 11th anniversary of 9/11.

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TAGGED: Arab North Africa, Middle East, Arab Spring, Islamism


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The Economist
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The Bitter Harvest of the Arab Spring
National Review
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Now Is Not Time for U.S. Passivity
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