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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Top Stories, Tuesday, March 22Early reviews of the "Arab Spring" found that Al Qaeda was refreshingly irrelevant to the wave of secular protests that started in Tunsia and Egypt. Today, the story is looking a bit more grim. The Al Qaeda movement doesn't need to seize power in Middle Eastern countries to make gains. What it thrives on is failed states. And there are plenty of those on the horizon.
Yemen: Saleh offers to step down later, opposition balks
Coalition seeks to shore up wavering support for Libyan NFZ
Families of Islamist detainees in Egypt demand general pardon
On the home front, we're seeing a lot of domestic terrorism and related activities from the racist sector.
Wife of Aryan Brotherhood of Texas "general" arrested on tampering charges
FBI joins probe of California cross burning
Spokane backpack bomb case before grand jury
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