Wednesday, November 23, 2011

blowback

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Literally and metaphorically, this picture seems to sum up the discontents around this nation and around the world. In this Reuters photo by Abdallah Dalsh, a protester in Tahrir Square in Cairo returns a tear gas canister lobbed at those protesting yesterday.

Whether it's income inequality or the result of more obvious dictatorial rule, the words of a Somali intelligence officer talking about piracy off his shores ring true: "If you do not share your wealth with us, we will share our poverty with you."
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