Nonetheless, the disclosures are likely to fuel charges by the Assad regime that the protesters are "dupes" for "foreign agents" working to promote chaos in Syria.
The efforts of the Obama administration to grant funding to the Arab countries experiencing the travails of democracy hit a snag after Congress, which is concentrating on more necessary expenses like balancing the national debt, blocked the grant.
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Congress didn't wield the budget knife against the biggest social safety net programmes this year, though many analysts say significant deficit reduction won't happen until those programmes are dealt with.
Republican leaders say they want $39 billion cut from the budget, Democrats say $38 billion. Some ideological differences remain, meaning federal workers went home on Friday afternoon not knowing whether they'll come back to work on Monday.
Most egregiously, Obama delayed any decision regarding Libya until Gaddafi was on the verge of crushing his opponents. Confusion as far as the eye can see.
Why had so many Afghans in this anti-Taliban stronghold turned against the UN, a symbol of solidarity with the Afghan people, and why had they reportedly demonstrated with the slogans "Death to America" and "Death to Israel"?
Indeed, the investment bank Goldman Sachs expects the Chinese economy's total size to surpass that of the United States by 2027.
We do not know what the People’s Bank of China (PBOC, the central bank) is doing at the moment in the bond market. What we do know is that China should have begun exiting gradually from US government securities long ago.