Links for 27.Jan.2009

✪ Ex-U.N. Weapons Inspector in Iraq Is Charged in Child-Sex Sting - NYTimes.com | A sad end to Scott Ritter.
✪ ei: New York Times fails to disclose Jerusalem bureau chief's conflict of interest | Does NYT correspondent Ethan Bronner's son serve in the Israeli army?
✪ Algeria’s Dirty War against the Jihadists « On War and Words | Interesting post on Algeria's dirty war.
Mubarak: Egypt presidential elections will be freer in 2011 - Haaretz | Completely misleading story — there is nothing concrete announced by Mubarak.
✪ BBC - BBC Radio 4 Programmes - Classic Serial | For fans of George Smiley.
✪ الموقع الرسمى للحملة الشعبية المستقلة لدعم وترشيح البرادعى | Website for Mohammed ElBaradei as president of Egypt in 2011.
✪ Palestinian parliament expires four years after Hamas electoral upset / The Christian Science Monitor | So now neither the West Bank nor Gaza have a legitimate government.
✪ U.S. playing a key role in Yemen attacks - washingtonpost.com | Interesting that CT operations in Yemen began before Christmas "crotch bomber" incident and current focus on Yemen.
✪ Amour, gloire, beauté et envers du décor « SN | A review of two recent Egyptian movies, in French.
✪ Watching Yoav Shamir’s Defamation « P U L S E | A film about the ADL's scare-mongering.
✪ Interview: Mohamed ElBaradei | Foreign Policy | Excerpts of forthcoming interview.
✪ After Cairo: From the Vision of the Cairo Speech to Active Support for Human Dignity | Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) | Report urging Obama administration to do more on democracy-promotion and more.
✪ Arab silence is no substitute for policy on a troubled Iran - The National Newspaper | Emile Hokayem on the need for a regional security arrangement in the Gulf.
✪ Bush Pentagon Hired Conspiracy Theorist As Al Qaeda Specialist | TPMMuckraker | Analyst who pushed Saddam being behind 9/11 commissioned to write history of al-Qaeda for Pentagon.
✪ Al-Masry Al-Youm defies Cairocentrism | Al-Masry Al-Youm | Paper launches Alexandria edition.