Saturday, February 19, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/19/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/19/2011The unrest in the Middle East has spread to the tiny nation of Djibouti on the western shore of the Red Sea, where street protesters are demanding the ouster of the current regime. Violence continues in Bahrain, where an undetermined number of protesters have been shot and killed by police, who were forced to pull back from Pearl Square, the focal point of the street demonstrations. Some analysts believe that Shi’ites in Bahrain, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia are taking to the streets under the influence of Iranian infiltrators. Meanwhile, fundamentalist mobs burned down several brothels in Tunis.

In other news, an Afghan soldier in Baghlan province turned his gun on a group of German soldiers, killing three of them. Up until that point the Germans had considered him a trusted ally.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, DF, Insubria, JD, Mary Abdelmassih, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Incitement to Murder in Jakarta!

Hesperado said...

"...the tiny nation of Djibouti on the western shore of the Red Sea..."

I'll be damned, Djibouti is on the African Continent! All this time I thought it was on the Arabian Peninsula.

Jewish Odysseus said...

Djibouti is even less of a "country" than other African states, it is really just a Western airbase on the Horn of Africa.