JUAN COLE: The Iranian ‘baddies’ come from a very old school of stock Middle Eastern characters. Wouldn’t it have been a good idea to show why they were angry?
ROB L. WAGNER: Whether it’s American Christian fundamentalists or the Taliban in Pakistan everyone seems to have a view of the ‘true Islam’.
RANIA AL MALKY: Egypt is approaching full circle, masterminded by SCAF: The more things change, the more they stay the same.
AHMED KADHUM FAHAD, CGNEWS: It’s time for politicians within Iraq to seize the unique opportunity that full independence will provide. Are they up to the challenge?
SAUDI JEANS: A weekend spent in the company of Hurricane Irene allowed me plenty of time to sift through the latest release of Wikileaks cables on Saudi Arabia.
JUAN COLE: It’s been a busy few days throughout the Arab World with existing and former dictators finding the going is getting tougher.
STEVE ROYSTON: The Egyptians are lovely people. It’s heartbreaking to see heads breaking and eyes white with hatred. Please God it ends soon.
DAVID ROBERTS: Under a section titled ‘He who got slapped’ someone from the US Embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan reported the confrontation…
NASEEM TARAWNAH: One particular cable is a rather clear reflection of its stance and growing concerns regarding Iran – “Beware the Iranian Tentacles … and Cut Them Off,” reads the summary…