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Friday, February 21, 2014

Signs of the Apocalypse, or What?

I'll let you make up your own jokes, but I'm not sure this advances peace or democratic change in the Middle East:

Justin Bieber will play in Cairo in April.

And Lady Gaga will be in Tel Aviv in September.

Update: on the other hand, the Rolling Stones, still drawing crowds though they're older than I am, recently played in Abu Dhabi.


Anonymous said...

If there isn't a UN Security Council Resolution imposing at a minimum sanctions for this sort of behavior, shouldn't there be one?

Michael Collins Dunn said...

I think it may already be against the Geneva Conventions.