Gaza Strip

Saturday Morning Open Thread: Explosive Happenings, Egyptian Edition

Via ABC News:

Gas pipeline blown up in Egypt

Unknown attackers have blown up an Egyptian terminal supplying gas to Israel near the Gaza Strip, amid raging protests against the regime of president Hosni Mubarak.


The riots continue apace.

In other news, former President George W. Bush had to cancel an appearance overseas, and it looks like it may have been due to the thread of protests coupled with a possibility that he may have been arrested for war crimes.

Today is Saturday, 5 February 2011, and this is an Open Thread.

Rachel Corrie: "Rachel" the Documentary

Rorschach "Rachel"


Perhaps the most interesting aspect of Simone Bitton's documentary "Rachel," which premiered this week at the Tribeca Film Festival, is what's not in it. Bitton, a Moroccan-born Jewish filmmaker who spent many years in Israel and now lives in France, conducts a philosophical and cinematic inquiry into the death of Rachel Corrie, the 23-year-old American activist who was killed under ambiguous circumstances in the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip in March 2003. But the political firestorm that followed Corrie's death, which saw her beatified as a martyr for peace by some on the left and demonized as a terrorist enabler by some on the right, is virtually absent from the film....>>>>>Much More Here