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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
 

Top Stories, Tuesday, March 22

Early 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

For more of the day's top stories, check out the Intelwire Daily Brief.

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