August 31, 2011 Links 31 August 2011 August 31, 2011/ Issandr El Amrani In anticipation of new law, Egypt's labor unions in limbo | Al-Masry Al-Youm The life and death of Khanoufa: A personal account of Cairo's "most dangerous thug" | Al-Masry Al-Youm Great story. Former Qaddafi Mercenaries Describe Fighting in Libyan War Very interesting. The Evolution of Kurdish Politics in Syria | Middle East Research and Information Project I got fired by the Jerusalem Post today | Israel Reconsidered An honor, surely. The UN's plan for Libya - CSMonitor.com Has link to UN post-conflict document which assumes troops on the ground. Algeria: North Africa's Exception? | Chatham House Claire Spencer. Dispute over control of $65bn Libya fund - FT.com Gaddafi’s female bodyguards say they were raped, abused by the Libyan leader Utterly sick, and makes all the jokes about the "Amazons" v. misplaced.