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Syria

It should seem obvious to everyone (except apparently himself) that Bashir Assad’s term as Syria’s President is drawing towards an end.  Alas that end cannot come soon enough.  Transiting Pluto conjunct Syria’s Sun until August 8 suggests a protracted struggle … Continue reading

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9/11, 3/11, and 2011

With this 10th anniversary of course we commemorate those who died in the attacks on the WTC and the Pentagon; and we remember the heroes of flight 93 who knew their own death was inevitable,  but fought back to save … Continue reading

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Before we dispel Qaddafi, can we spell it?

A pedantic non-astrological note here about the apparently fluid spelling of the dictator’s name: Having studied a bit of Arabic I can tell you that transliteration is not easy, nor very standardized, and it’s complicated by broad variations in dialect. … Continue reading

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Libya: The revolution is being televised!

The revolution is being televised! Al-Jazeera shows Libyan Air Force Colonels defecting to Malta, refusing to participate on air strikes on civilians; mercenaries in Benghazi shooting at demonstrators; Libya’s UN Ambassador speaking for the people, against the regime. Has Qaddafi … Continue reading

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A little quick and dirty….

No, this is not about my ex or yours! While all Hell is busting loose in the Middle East, I’m at a conference, a bit too busy to address the uprisings in the specific countries involved, but very dynamic mundane … Continue reading

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Keep an Eye on Yemen!

Yemen (May 22, 1990 12 Noon, Sanaa, Yemen) already has special challenges and the current uprisings could lead to a new line on the map… or restoring an old one. The current borders of Yemen were set after the merger … Continue reading

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Moroccans Demonstrate in Rabat. Hold onto your Fez!

Unemployed workers started demonstrating in Morocco, challenging the Prime Minister, Abbas al-Fasi for not fulfilling promises to provide work for university graduates. Morocco was independent on May 28, 1956 at 11:00 AM GMT, born with a Jupiter-Pluto conjunction rising. That … Continue reading

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