LIVE STREAM at Noon: From the Frontlines of an Arab Revolution with Al Jazeera’s Ayman Mohyeldin

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Tune in TODAY at noon for a discussion between New America Foundation/American Strategy Program senior fellow Steve Clemons and Ayman Mohyeldin, the Cairo-based Middle East correspondent for Al-Jazeera English.
With over a decade of reporting experience, Mohyeldin has covered Egypt, Lebanon, the Gulf, and Israel-Palestine (where he was one of the only international journalists based in Gaza during the 2008-2009 Israeli war). Now based in Cairo, his coverage direct from Tahrir Square provided a frontline view of the tumultuous events in Cairo that ultimately led to the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak. Ayman will also speak to the ongoing reality of revolution and revolt in the region, as well as the considerable risks international and local journalists have faced including arrest, abduction, and even murder.
— Jordan D’Amato

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8 comments on “LIVE STREAM at Noon: From the Frontlines of an Arab Revolution with Al Jazeera’s Ayman Mohyeldin

  1. DakotabornKansan says:

    America, the CIA, Torture, and the Arab Revolution
    Scott Horton, America and the Arab Revolution of 2011, Remarks for

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  2. Don Bacon says:

    “Obama signals willingness to arm Libyan rebels.”
    That means the U.S. is already doing it. Desperation is setting in. Of course we’ll have to send advisors and trainers to show them how to load and aim the weapons. The mission is creeping. He might have to give another speech.

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  3. Don Bacon says:

    The coalition IS aiding the insurgents. Canadian and UK planes, and US warships are a part of the coalition offensive actions.

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  4. Dan Kervick says:

    So is the coalition going to help the rebels in Misrata?

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  5. DonS says:

    Via Greenwald – Obama wallows in the trough of Amnerican “exceptionbalism”:
    “:the most enthusiastic praise for Obama’s speech came from Bill Kristol in The Weekly Standard, who gushed that with this speech, “President Obama had rejoined — or joined — the historical American foreign policy mainstream”
    http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2011/03/29/exceptionalism/index.html
    Glenn does a nice job of revealing ‘exceptionalism’ for the cultish and stupidly dangerous formulation it is. Best I’ve seen since Bill Moyers some years back, when reflecting on the now ubiquitous, and therefore meaningless, flag pin declaration of one genuine creds as and ‘american’. None dare call it treason.
    http://www.pbs.org/now/commentary/moyers19.html

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  6. Kathleen says:

    Ayman are you aware that Facebook is being pressure to take down anything down having to do with Palestinian protest from Facebook. Claiming that they are anti semitic.
    Are you surprised by the “wave of change” moving from Tunisia, Egypt etc and then our MSM jumps right over Palestinian protest and hit Iran.
    US MSM still ignoring the Palestinian protest and that conflict and how it effects the situation in the middle east. Chrisitane Amanpour, Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, Gloria Borger, Fareed Zakaria etc all ignoring that conflict.
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    Also could you discuss how long it took Al Jazeera to get through the wall put up by the MSM to keep them out for so long here in the states

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  7. Kathleen says:

    Ayman were you shocked by Obama when he said that the “US is different” that we never turn a blind eye to a humanitarian crisis. The Palestinian massacre in the Gaza. You were there.
    Obama was in office
    Also think it is interesting that few in the blogosphere or in the MSM are talking about his not so subtle warning to Iran. The Israeli lobby and Israel are clapping and pushing.
    The talking heads on MSM Sunday news programs (most of them recycled Iraq warmongers) always took the Libya conversation to Iran.
    Gloria Border who was in for Fareed Zakaria on GPS led the round table to Iran by saying something about the 300 pound gorilla which she said was Iran. Not one person mentioned the I/P conflict and how this conflict has undermined US National security for years. Gloria Borger did the I lobbies bidding. Guest happy to go right with her lead

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  8. questions says:

    The Syrian gov’t just resigned.
    http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/news/2011/03/syrian_government_resigns_state_television.php?ref=fpa
    Reuters report via TPM.
    “But the move was unlikely to satisfy protester demands since the cabinet has little authority in Syria, where power is concentrated in the hands of Assad, his family and the security apparatus.
    Tens of thousands of Syrians held pro-government rallies on Tuesday, awaiting a speech in which Assad was expected to announce a decision on lifting emergency laws that have served to crush dissent for almost 50 years.”
    So here we have something like political responsiveness, but highly insufficient on its own.
    Does this lead to the fall of the house of Assad?
    Will Syria offer to pay every citizen 2500 dollars in hush money?
    Did the Libya campaign re-enliven the Arab spring, which clearly it was meant to do?
    (Let’s face it, no amount of Samantha Powers’s begging would have made a damned bit of difference if there weren’t something really good to come out of the bombing campaign. Probably, in one of those funny reversals the world is filled with, we hardly give a damn about the people we’re defending, but we need to signal other protesters, other governments, and other loyalists. But the humanitarian argument makes for a good cover. (And there are seriously genuine humanitarians out there, as well, I won’t deny.))
    For the answers to these, and more, questions, stay tuned to the world.

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