Arab Journalist Abdel-Moneim Said writes in AL-AHRAM
"The end of the Cold War is to a large extent responsible for the misunderstandings that characterised Arab reactions to 11 September. The experience of Arab ruling and non-ruling elites had been shaped by the Cold War division of the world, a situation that allowed Arab governments, both within and without the non-aligned movement, to play the bi-poles one against the other in order to win material and other gains.
Perhaps more importantly, the justices will also decide whether RICO allows groups, individuals, or perhaps the government to demand the kind of far-reaching suppression of protests in the future. I hope youíre following this because itís headed right for Big Brotherís ever increasing reach into our civil liberties