Menafeeds | Grandi Manovre tra Iran e Caucaso [update: fatwa]
– DEBKAfile |Egyptian sources: Israel prepares to strike Iran from Gulf and N. Iraq | Arab voices were fanning Middle East war fever Wednesday night, Feb. 3. debkafile’s military sources report that not only are Syrian leaders beating war drums […] but Egyptian military sources have put out information purporting to outline Israel’s preparations to strike Iran. [Se fosse vero come lo definiremmo? Difesa preventiva o attacco premeditato?]
– Joshua Foust (Registan.net) | I’ll Have What He’s Smoking | Who is General McChrystal’s hashish dealer? Because that stank be good. [Perché in AfPak, come lo chiamano i global conquistadores, ‘stiamo facendo benissimo’ …]
– Evan Hill (The Majlis) |U.S. casualties in Pakistan reveal expanding role | Apologies for taking a day to cover the the roadside bombing of a U.S. convoy in Pakistan, but sometimes good things come to those who wait: in this case, a Jeremy Scahill article in the Nation that provides some nice context to the first-ever U.S. military deaths in the country. [Sempre AfPak, adesso tocca al Pak però …]
– [Update] Joseph Mayton (Bikya Masr) | What you didn’t know about the Islamic fatwa | CAIRO: Breast feeding. Yes, breast feeding, was the cause for controversy after Al-Azhar University lecturer Ezzat Atiyya issued a fatwa that suggested women should allow their male colleagues to breast feed in order to limit sexual harassment.