Michael Totten

While You’re Waiting

I’ve had too many things to do all at once, but I’m almost caught up. The publishing schedule around here will be back to normal shortly.
In the meantime, here are some worthwhile links to keep you busy.
Noah Pollak posts a counterintuitive argument at Commentary and says “Gazans crashing through the Egyptian border is good news”:http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/pollak/2031.
The Times of London says “Hamas has been planning to break into Egypt for months”:http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article3238615.ece.
Bill Roggio published a map at the Long War Journal that shows “the shrinking areas of operation for Al Qaeda in Iraq”:http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2008/01/al_qaeda_in_iraqs_sh.php.
The Washington Post reports that the U.S. military now believes that “90 percent of foreign fighters in Iraq entered from Syria”:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/20/AR2008012002609_pf.html.
An Afghan journalist was “sentenced to death”:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7204341.stm for downloading “blasphemous” material about women from the Internet and distributing it.
Raymond Ibrahim translated and edited an important new book called The Al Qaeda Reader. Victor Davis Hanson wrote the introduction. A portion of the profits will be donated to the “Committee to Protect Journalists”:http://www.cpj.org/.