I'm working on a few things at the moment--a novel and an opinion piece about Egypt and Libya. So I'll have more for you here shortly. In the meantime, here are some links I posted over at Instapundit.
LIBYA’S GOVERNMENT announces that all militias will be disbanded. The Supreme Security Council, a quasi-government militia under the command of the ministry of interior, responds by storming the Rixos Hotel, a headquarters of sorts for the new Libyan government.
I’VE NEVER EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT publishing fake reviews on Amazon.com, not for my own books or any other products, but thriller author Joe Konrath just posted a whole bunch of them and shows that they’ve become a genre unto themselves and are worth protecting.
WOW, REALLY? “The newly appointed Syria peace envoy gave a bleak assessment of the stalemated war there on Monday, telling Security Council diplomats that the government of President Bashar al-Assad had no wish to change and that there was no immediate prospect for a diplomatic breakthrough.”
WALTER RUSSELL MEAD: Get ready for Syrian Kurdistan.
ONE OF THE BEST New York Post covers ever.
LIBYA’S ARMY is going after the country’s militias with some success. Libya had better succeed. The last thing the world needs is an oil-rich Somalia or Yemen across the water from Italy.
NEITHER A PUPPET NOR A NEOPHYTE: James Kirchick on Paul Ryan's foreign policy views.
JAMES LINVILLE: In the Middle East, where is the indispensable nation?
MONA ELTAHAWY was arrested by New York subway police for spray-painting over an incendiary ad. I've been tempted to pull down offensive posters in my own neighborhood, but I resist because it's wrong. Some people have to learn things the hard way, I guess.