Reports of armed groups of Alawite in the Latakia region reveal all the more the sectarian struggle between Sunna and non-Sunna; Review of the movie "Ted"; Are Kings getting a free pass this Arab Spring; and Arabs in the Iron Man.
“The Formation of Alawite Militias in the Kassab region,” by Mohammad D.
"There are important new developments in Lattakia and its surrounding recently. The violence that started a few months back in the East and North of the city itself has not subsided.
Yesterday a rumor spread that the FSA had shelled al-Qurdaha, something its leaders have been wishing to do from day one. I think it is just a rumor, but, the big news is that the Alawis have started to form armed groups in some of the villages which are in direct contact with the Sunni villages."
As usual Seth MacFarlene comes through with raunchy and rude comedy with a lot of wit just using a Teddy Bear. Mark Walhberg plays the big kid with a live Teddy Bear, and they do the craziest things, just like big kids.
It has its very funny moments and you can tell its got a touch of Family Guy humor in the movie, and I love how they bring Flash Gordon into the movie. Surprisingly the one thing that is off is Mark Walhberg.
“What does it mean that no Kings have thus far fallen in the Arab uprisings while four non-monarchical rulers (Ben Ali, Mubarak, Qaddafi and Saleh) have toppled from their (non-royal) thrones and a fifth has plunged his country into a brutal civil war? Is there a monarchical exception in the Arab world?
Some members of The 3 Club competed in Ironman Austria recently and they were featured in a short documentary of the event. Ironman is a brutal long-distance triathlon race that consists of a 3.86km swim, 180.25km bike ride followed by a 42.2km run. It’s insane!