Liz HarrisonDateline: elizabethross
First Published: May 06, 2011 / Last Published: Aug 20, 2011
Liz is a mostly-retired veteran political campaign worker, wife, mom, opinionated gal, fiscal conservative, anti-social-conservative, atheist, and foreign affairs/Mid-East politics junkie.
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June 21, 2011
Protests Erupt in Syria After Assad Speech
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad delivers a speech - protesters immediately express their displeasure.
June 20, 2011
U.S. Heading Slow Moving Peace Talks with Taliban
Defense Secretary Gates states that his successor will be left with negotiating for peace in Afghanistan.
June 18, 2011
U.S. Hires Explosive Disposal Companies to Clean Libya
U.S. hires weapons disposal organizations to scour Libya for abandoned missiles.
June 17, 2011
Pakistanis Talk Change Online
Pakistanis enjoy at least a little freedom of speech via the internet.
June 16, 2011
Pakistan Arrests CIA Informants
Pakistan arrests CIA informants. Future relations with U.S. may be in question.
Saudi Arabian Women Still Determined to Drive
Women still determined to drive on June 17th in Saudi Arabia, in spite of threats of violence and reprisals.
June 15, 2011
Pragmatic Woman Building Future of Afghanistan
Sakena Yacoobi is a woman on a mission - her goal to educate an entire nation.
June 14, 2011
Syrian Refugees Continue Fleeing to Turkey
Syrian refugees continue crossing the Turkish border, after attack on Jisr al-Shughour.
Gay Girl in Damascus Hoax
Tom MacMasters is Amina Arraf. Media caught with egg on its face.
June 11, 2011
Robert Gates Lays It on the Line with NATO
Defense Secretary Gates tells NATO that it's time for a change - no more leaving everything on the U.S.