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Monday, February 13, 2012

The Arab Spring: One Year Later, Part 1

Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the uprising in Bahrain. In the past few weeks the Bahraini government has essentially shut the borders, denying visas to human rights monitors and journalists. To say there is tension surrounding the anniversary is an understatement.

Meanwhile, the failure of the revolution in Egypt is painfully obvious, what is yet to come in Libya and Tunisia in unknown, and the Syrian government is slaughtering its own while the world steps back because that's what Vladimir Putin wants it to do.

Just to remind everyone that we are talking about actual people and not some amorphous foreign entity, here's a quick video of families rescuing children from an apartment after a government mortar strike:

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