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  • The Obama Administration Is Setting up a Bloodbath in Egypt

    07/09/2012 3:56:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/9/12 | David P. Goldman
    Egypt has enough foreign exchange on hand to cover six weeks’ of its imports (US$7.8 billion in liquid reserves, against a $5.5 billion monthly import bill). It would have run out of cash in June except for emergency loans from Saudi Arabia, which backs the Egyptian military but abhors the Muslim Brotherhood, whose candidate Mohammed Morsi won Egypt’s presidential election last month. Total reserves are listed at $15 billion, but this includes gold, International Monetary Fund (IMF) drawing rights and other non-liquid items. The economic context is necessary to make sense of Egypt’s politics: it points to an important conclusion,...
  • How is Huma Abedin connected to Egypt's new President?

    06/24/2012 3:08:36 PM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 37 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | 06/24/12 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
    It was encouraging to see five sitting US Congressmen – led by Rep. Michele Bachmann – send a letter to the Office of the Inspector General at the State Department recently; it made reference to the familial relationships Huma Abedin – Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff and closest advisor – has to the Muslim Brotherhood. Abedin has much fewer than six degrees of separation (1 or 2 depending on your interpretation) from Egypt’s newly elected Muslim Brotherhood president – Mohammed Mursi. One year ago, when Walid discovered the names of 63 leaders who make up the Muslim Sisterhood –...
  • Egyptian Salafi Leader: “Infidel” Christians Can’t Hold Power In Egypt, “They Can Be Dealt With

    01/25/2012 12:38:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 1/25/12 | Zip
    (MEMRI) — Yassir Al-Burhami: Appointing infidels to positions of authority over Muslims is prohibited. Allah said: “Never will Allah grant the infidels a way [to triumph] over the Believers.” We are not afraid of losing the elections or of not getting votes. We are not trying to ingratiate ourselves before the people. Can the Christians of Egypt be compared to the Jews of Al-Medina? The case of the Jews of Al-Medina is one example of the relations between the Muslims and the infidels. The Muslims can implement any form of conduct used by the Prophet Muhammad. When the Prophet Muhammad...
  • Candidly Speaking: Groveling to the Brotherhood

    01/18/2012 9:27:55 PM PST · by americanophile · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/18/2012 | ISI LEIBLER
    It is profoundly disconcerting to read media reports of the unseemly competition between the US and Western governments to curry favor with the Muslim Brotherhood in the wake of its electoral victory in Egypt. There are chilling parallels between such behavior and the disastrous European policy of appeasing the Nazis which paved the way for World War II. What those attempting to embrace the Muslim Brotherhood fail to comprehend is that this organization represents one of the most fanatical and dangerous of the radical Islamist groups in the region, with a dark record of violence and terrorism imbedded in its...
  • Former Ambassador: Egypt is in a State of Anarchy

    09/11/2011 10:49:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/9/11 | Elad Benari
    Zvi Mazel, who served as Israel's ambassador to Cairo between 1996 and 2001, expressed his concerns on Sunday over the events that took place in the Israeli Embassy in Cairo on Friday night. An angry Egyptian mob tore down the security wall that had been built around the embassy, and then proceeded to enter the embassy, where they nearly broke into a room where six Israeli security men were holed up. Egyptian commandos eventually rescued the guards who disguised themselves in keffiyas, Arab head gear, and in Muslim clothes. The guards, along with the Israeli Ambassador to Egypt and other...
  • Egyptian TV Presenter: No More Negotiations with Israel, No More Subservience to the US...

    08/22/2011 4:16:40 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 37 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | August 20, 2011 | Al-Mihwar TV (Egypt)
    Following are excerpts from an address by Egyptian TV presenter Sayyed Ali, which aired on Mehwar TV on August 20, 2011. Sayyed Ali: The Egypt of today is very different from the Egypt of before January 25. Egypt, the Egyptian people, the Egyptian fighters, the Egyptian spirit, and many other things are not the same as before. This is a message directed outward, not inward. Today, if you asked 86 million Egyptians if they would be willing to fight and be martyred for the sake of their honor, not one would hesitate. If some pin their hopes on the divisions...
  • News Flash: New Phase in War as Terrorists Cross Egypt-Israel Border, Many Dead

    08/19/2011 4:24:41 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 52 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 8/18/2011 | Barry Rubin
    This isn’t just another terrorist attack — it’s a major escalation, a new phase in the Arab-Israeli conflict in two ways. First, it is the bitter fruit of the U.S-backed downfall of the government of President Husni Mubarak in Egypt, opening the Egypt-Israel border as a new front in the war. Second, it is probably the first successful al-Qaida attack on Israel. (The Palestinian Popular Committees, a Gaza-based al-Qaida affiliate is the prime suspect.) A group of up to 20 terrorists from the Gaza Strip travelled through Egypt using vehicles, then went through the Egyptian border area without any apparent...
  • Why Dr Hawass Resigned [ Egyptian Minister For Antiquities !!! ]

    07/17/2011 7:03:56 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 55 replies
    Dr. Hawass' weblog ^ | Sunday, July 17, 2011
    "I am leaving because of a variety of important reasons. The first reason is that, during the Revolution of January 25th, the Egyptian Army protected our heritage sites and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. However, in the last 10 days the army has left these posts because it has other tasks to do. The group now in charge of the protection of these sites is the Tourist Police, but there are no Tourist Police to do this either. Therefore, what happens? Egyptian criminals, thieves (you know, in every revolution bad people always appear…), have begun to destroy tombs. They damaged...
  • Egyptian general admits 'virginity checks' conducted on protesters

    05/30/2011 9:21:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/30/11 | Shahira Amin
    A senior Egyptian general admits that "virginity checks" were performed on women arrested at a demonstration this spring, the first such admission after previous denials by military authorities. The allegations arose in an Amnesty International report, published weeks after the March 9 protest. It claimed female demonstrators were beaten, given electric shocks, strip-searched, threatened with prostitution charges and forced to submit to virginity checks. At that time, Maj. Amr Imam said 17 women had been arrested but denied allegations of torture or "virginity tests."
  • Egypt Opens Rafiah Crossing

    05/28/2011 5:01:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/5/11 | David Lev
    Hordes of Gaza Arabs rushed through into Sinai Saturday morning, as Egyptian authorities opened the Rafiah crossing, this time on a permanent basis, they said. Egyptian officials said that the crossing operated smoothly on its first day, and Gaza Arabs interviewed by reporters praised the opening, calling Egypt “very brave” for the move. The crossing is set to be open every day, except Fridays and holidays, between 10 AM and 5 PM. Women, and individuals under age 18 and over age 40 will be permitted to enter Egypt without a specific permit, while others will have to receive a visa....
  • What the West Can Do in Egypt to Stymie the Muslim Brotherhood

    04/03/2011 10:35:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 3, 2011 | Michael Armenious
    Western leaders must invest not in military hardware, but in Egypt’s nascent civil society, which is clearly under threat. It’s all over but the shouting. The Muslim Brotherhood is going to dominate the political life of Egypt at least for the next few years. That’s the result of the referendum vote that took place on March 19. Voters approved by a wide margin — 77 percent — a plan for the country to elect a new parliament and a new president by September. Aside from the largely discredited National Democratic Party (NDP) associated with the Mubarak regime (whose headquarters were...
  • Must Read: Arab Communists Meet - Plan Major Changes for Middle East

    03/06/2011 8:23:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    New Zeal ^ | March 07, 2011 | Trevor Loudon
    Representatives of several  Arab communist parties met in Beirut on the 18th and 19th of February  in an Arab Left Forum meeting  organized by the Lebanese Communist Party. Arab Left Forum, February 2011 The urgent meeting was called to coordinate communist response to the wave of revolutions sweeping much of the Arab World. If successfully implemented, the decisions laid out at this meeting, will affect not just the Middle East, but the entire planet. Some excerpts from the statement issued by the Exceptional Meeting of the Arab Left Forum, with emphasis added. These two revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt have...
  • Is History Repeating Itself in Egypt?

    02/21/2011 5:57:03 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Email from friend | 02-21-2011 | MICHAEL R. FOX PHD
    Events in Egypt with Mubarak resigning and thousands of jubilant Egyptians in the streets have brought joy and hopefulness to people in Egypt and around the world. We hear the siren words of freedom, liberty and justice from the Egyptians in the streets, while the media portray these events as joyous blessings and the end of a tyranny. Perhaps. We seem to be, again, without any history context. With more of this important context, the need for caution would be obvious. For these words of freedom, liberty, justice (a supremely vague term) have all been heard before, and they did...
  • The Huge Clue Everyone Is Missing re: Sign of the Radical Islamic Focus of Egyptian Overthrow

    02/11/2011 11:01:17 AM PST · by MindBender26 · 68 replies
    Video from FNC, CNN, others
    The overthrow of the Egyptian government is being led by the hard-corps Islamics, and there is video to prove it. We are repeating history. In 1962, a group of senior enlisted USAF photo interpreters was secretly slipped into the back door at the White House. They were there to brief President Kennedy. There had been unconfirmed rumors of a significant Russian military presence in Cuba, but the CIA agents on the ground were supplying conflicting information, and no proof of anything. In addition, no one had reported the missile crates being unloaded from Russian ships in Cuban harbors. The crates...
  • Harvard’s Niall Ferguson Rails Against Obama’s Foreign Policy On Morning Joe

    02/14/2011 2:05:27 PM PST · by jackv · 16 replies ^ | 2-14-11 | staff
    Niall Ferguson, Harvard professor and Newsweek columnist, rained on the Morning Joe parade this morning by arguing President Obama blew it in Egypt and has now left the country in a fragile state potentially susceptible to domination by the Muslim Brotherhood. Prior to hearing Ferguson, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough thought Obama did pretty well with the situation, however Ferguson passionately attempted to convince them otherwise. Brzezinski claimed “looking at all the different reports coming in, and the pictures, and the peacefulness on the streets of Cairo, so far so good it actually seems like it went pretty damn well.”...
  • ElBaradei: Road Map by Friday or Demonstrations May Resume (Threats from Iran NukeBoy)

    02/13/2011 3:27:53 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | 2/13/11 | Coral Davenport
    Mohamed ElBaradei, the Nobel laureate and Egyptian opposition leader, said this morning that the Egyptian military needs to reach out to the civilian opposition groups to begin planning a road map for a transition government -- and that if that doesn’t happen by Friday, street protests may begin anew. ElBaradei is uncertain about what will come next for his country after Egypt’s Supreme Military Council suspended the constitution, dissolved parliament, and announced in a communiqué that it will run a transitional government before overseeing the process of the next presidential and parliamentary election. “I have frankly started to get worried,...
  • Obama rejoices for Egypt

    02/11/2011 12:44:17 PM PST · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 02/11/11 | MATT NEGRIN & MJ LEE
    President Obama celebrated the resignation of Hosni Mubarak on Friday, declaring that the president of Egypt “responded to the Egyptian people’s hunger for change.” “Egypt will never be the same,” Obama said in a statement, optimistically. “But this is not the end of Egypt's transition. It's a beginning. I'm sure there will be difficult days ahead, and many questions remain unanswered.” Obama called on the Egyptian military, which is now in charge in Cairo, to oversee a transition to power peacefully by protecting the people, lifting an emergency law and revising the constitution. Referring to the Berlin Wall and to...
  • Egypt Protest Organizers Tied to Code Pink Efforts to Aid Terror Group Hamas

    02/10/2011 11:14:11 AM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 36 replies
    Feb. 10, 2011 | Kristinn Taylor & Andrea Shea King
    More revelations from Code Pink. Medea Benjamin, leader of the left-wing, pro-Islamist-terrorist group Code Pink said in an interview Wednesday the group had previously worked with organizers of the campaign to overthrow the Egyptian government when Code Pink agitated in Cairo the year before.  Code Pink worked on behalf of the terrorist group Hamas against the government's blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza. At the time, Code Pink said their safety in Gaza was guaranteed by Hamas. Code Pink has acted as a go-between from Hamas to President Barack Obama. In 2009, Hamas gave Code Pink a letter for Obama. Code Pink...
  • Chaos in Egypt: Mubarak about to step down? Update: Transferring power to military council?

    02/10/2011 12:47:16 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 11:57 am on February 10, 2011 | Allahpundit
    Update: Army will “act” if protesters reject Suleiman Question mark in the headline because Egypt’s information minister insists it’s not a done deal. As I write this, though, Mubarak’s preparing to speak on state TV (which has gradually turned against him) and Fox News is citing a senior Egyptian official as saying he’s ready to quit.Gird your loins. Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak is to step down tonight, two sources told NBC News, amid widespread protests against his 30-year rule that have gripped the country.Following an all-day meeting of the country’s supreme military council, the army said all the protesters’...

    02/10/2011 11:43:05 AM PST · by FromLori · 24 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 2/10/11 | Tyler Durden
    From Stratfor, citing BBC Arabic. EGYPT: MUBARAK HAS ALREADY LEFT COUNTRY - REPORT Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has reportedly already left the country, and his speech scheduled for the night of Feb. 10 has been pre-recorded, BBC Arabic reported. Some reports indicate Mubarak will speak within two hours, while other unconfirmed reports say he left the country as early as yesterday.
  • Mubarak is staying

    02/10/2011 12:55:52 PM PST · by Waverunner · 89 replies
    Fox News | 02/10/11 | Live Broadcast
    Just listening to Mubarrak - He's staying, not bowing to foreign pressure( Adios Hillary)
  • "Unrest in Egypt" Mubarak Speech Live right now

    02/10/2011 12:56:07 PM PST · by pillut48 · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/10/11 | Hosni Mubarak
    "I have laid down a clear vision on how to resolve the crisis"--
  • Mubarak refuses to stands down

    02/10/2011 1:14:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    RNW ^ | Feb. 10, 2011 | Nicola Chadwick
    Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak has announced he is will not stand down until elections have been held. In a televised address, the president said he refused to be the subject of foreign pressure. He said those responsible for violence will be punished. He promised to scrap emergency laws as soon as the situation in Egypt is stable. Rumours spread earlier this evening that the resignation of the president was possibly imminent after Egypt's military announced earlier it was taking measures to preserve the nation and aspirations of the people. The Higher Army Council held an ongoing meeting without President Mubarak...
  • McCain: Obama Should Call for Mubarak to Resign

    02/10/2011 5:17:30 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 57 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2011-02-10 | David A. Patten
    Arizona senator and 2008 GOP presidential nominee John McCain is warning that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s decision not to step down could touch off “a much more dangerous situation,” and he called for the Obama administration to tell Mubarak he must resign immediately. “The volatility of the situation was already very high,” McCain said on Fox News, “and I think it’s been ratcheted up dramatically. “I think the United States had better be more clear in our message to President Mubarak, that we are very clear in our message that he needs to step down,” McCain said. Asked by host...
  • WHAT NOW? ....Barry Punked by Hosni

    02/10/2011 1:57:25 PM PST · by milwguy · 51 replies
    politico ^ | 2/10/2011 | p
    President Obama watched Hosni Mubarak's speech to Egyptians from the conference room on Air Force One, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs tells the pool. Obama is now headed to the White House for a meeting with his national security team, moments after Mubarak said he wouldn't step down but that he had given some powers to his vice president.
  • Mubarak-backers fire back at U.S. (/the rookie Hussein)

    02/10/2011 1:27:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Timmins Press ^ | 2/10/11 | YASMINE SALEH AND PATRICK WERR
    Mubarak-backers fire back at U.S.By YASMINE SALEH AND PATRICK WERR REUTERS Updated 8 hours ago CAIRO -- The government of embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak hit back on Wednesday at what it called U.S. attempts to "impose" American will on a loyal Middle East ally, saying rapid reforms would be too risky. But as pro-democracy protesters consolidated a new encampment around Cairo's parliament building, the White House again said that Egyptian ministers must do more to meet the demands of demonstrators, who want an immediate end to Mubarak's 30 years of one-man rule and sweeping legislative changes. **SNIP** "When you...
  • 'He just lit the final fuse' (Dem Rep. Gary Ackerman)

    02/10/2011 2:06:36 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Feb. 10, 2011
    Rep. Gary Ackerman, D-N.Y., chairman of the Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, called Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's address "a sadistic tease" and predicted that demonstrations could turn violent. "He just lit the final fuse," Ackerman said in an interview on MSNBC TV. "And now I think the situation is going to verge on the explosive over the next 24 hours."
  • Oops!

    02/10/2011 2:58:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies · 2+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 10, 2011 | Richard Fernandez
    Although Saudi King Abdullah warned Barack Obama not to push Mubarak over the edge, according to reports by the Times of London, CIA director Leon Panetta believed the Egyptian president would step down.Just a few minutes ago, the New York Times reported that Mubarak refused to step down. Not only did the speech prove U.S. estimates wrong, it casts doubt over whether their game plan was ever working at all. Even as Mr. Mubarak spoke, angry chants were shouted from huge crowds in Cairo who had anticipated his resignation but were instead confronted with a plea from the president...
  • White House Corrects DNI Clapper's Claim That Muslim Brotherhood Is 'Secular'

    02/10/2011 3:12:42 PM PST · by tobyhill · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/10/2011 | fox news
    The Obama administration took the rare step Thursday of correcting its own intelligence chief after the official claimed Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is "largely secular." Director of National Intelligence James Clapper discussed the Islamist group during a hearing on Capitol Hill earlier Thursday. He testified that the organization has "pursued social ends" and a "betterment of the political order," and downplayed its religious underpinnings. "The term 'Muslim Brotherhood' ... is an umbrella term for a variety of movements, in the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion...
  • Mubarak speech surprises U.S.

    02/10/2011 2:18:30 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 53 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Feb. 10, 2011
    U.S. sources closely involved in the government's handling of the Egyptian crisis told NBC News that they were "taken by surprise" by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's announcement and that it appears "Mubarak is going nowhere." The officials told NBCs Jim Miklaszewski that they were especially concerned about Mubarak's apparent declaration that he would "federalize the streets." They said, however, that their reaction was based on an initial translation of Mubarak's remarks. "We have assurances, both private and public that the military would not fire on the people," one of the officials stressed.
  • Anyone else noticed that Hilalry Clinton has "vanished?"

    02/10/2011 12:10:40 PM PST · by ken5050 · 48 replies · 1+ views
    one man's opinion...
    As the situation in Egypt heats up all day today..where's our Secretary of State? Just a few dayys ago, she made the rounds of ALL the Sunday talk shows. Today..nary a peep...What's up?
  • There's An Unconfirmed Report Going Around That Saudi King Abdullah Has Died

    02/10/2011 3:25:12 AM PST · by speciallybland · 28 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 02/10/2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    This just hit the internet, and we don't know if it's true. It's on IslamTimes, and frankly it doesn't read credibly because it ties his death to discussions about Egypt. Needless to say, were it true, it would only further concerns about Mideast stability at an already fragile time. Oil prices originally jumped on the news, but then that faded, perhaps indicating the market's disbelief in the rumor.
  • Gibbs doesn't get Palin's criticism

    02/07/2011 1:36:43 PM PST · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 02/07/11 | ABBY PHILLIP
    The White House won’t take the bait on Sarah’s Palin’s latest criticism, in which she said President Obama’s response to the crisis is Egypt was like a 3 a.m. phone call that was ignored. “This is that 3 a.m. White House phone call,” Palin said on CBN’s The Brody File, reviving an image from the 2008 campaign. “It seems that that call went right to the answering machine, and nobody yet has explained to the American public what they know ... and surely they know more than the rest of us know who it is who will be taking the...

    02/07/2011 11:40:17 AM PST · by USSR Didnt Fall · 5 replies
    Financial Sense ^ | Feb 4, 2011 | JR Nyquist
    Egypt is in the grip of revolutionary violence. The longstanding regime of Hosni Mubarak may be overthrown. If this happens, the consequences will be far-reaching. Egypt has the largest population and the strongest military in the Arab world. If a revolutionary Jihadist regime takes power in Egypt, then Saudi Arabia and the Gulf emirates will probably not survive. In that event, the oil-rich Persian Gulf will fall into the hands of radicals who are likely to use oil as a weapon against Europe, Japan and America. Following the pattern of other revolutionary regimes, the radicals will realign their respective countries...
  • Gibbs pushes Wisner away

    02/07/2011 11:32:38 AM PST · by ColdOne · 8 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 02/07/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    The White House said Monday that the former ambassador President Obama sent to Cairo doesn’t speak for the administration, even after he carried a message from Obama to Hosni Mubarak. The envoy, Frank Wisner, said over the weekend that Mubarak’s “continued leadership is critical” in Egypt and that “it’s his opportunity to write his own legacy,” while the White House has suggested that Mubarak needs to leave power sooner rather than later. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters on Monday that Wisner “is not an employee of the government” and that he wasn’t speaking for the administration when...
  • W.H.: Resignation of Mubarak son not enough

    02/05/2011 10:11:44 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 87 replies
    Politico ^ | Feb. 5, 2011 | Glenn Thrush
    The White House is now openly pushing for replacing Egypt President Hosni Mubarak with a temporary caretaker government that includes the military and is applauding a decision by Mubarak’s son to step down as head of the country’s ruling party. But a senior administration official said those steps weren’t enough - and suggested that Mubarak needs to take “additional steps” to quell the chaos in the streets of Cairo, which is threatening to sink Egypt’s already foundering economy. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking to a conference of allies in Munich, Germany, on Saturday, expressed support for a transition effort...
  • U.S. Envoy to Egypt: Mubarak 'Must Stay' for Now (Obama Humiliated by Special Envoy)

    02/05/2011 1:59:09 PM PST · by kristinn · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | Saturday, February 5, 2011 | Bridget Johnson
    Amid calls for President Hosni Mubarak to not wait until the end of his term to step down, the U.S. special envoy to Egypt told the Munich Security Conference that the 30-year ruler needs to stick around fro now. Frank Wisner, a former ambassador to Egypt deployed there this past week to apparently urge Mubarak to hand over the reins, said Saturday that the transition "is an ideal moment for him to show the way forward." Wisner spoke to the conference via video link from New York. "We need to get a national consensus around the pre-conditions for the next...
  • Wisner: Mubarak 'must stay'

    02/05/2011 3:03:12 PM PST · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    Politico44 ^ | | 02/05/11 | MJ LEE
    Frank Wisner, a former ambassador to Egypt who was sent to Cairo earlier this week by President Obama meet with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, said Mubarak “must stay in office” to guide his country through important transitions in the coming months. “You need to get a national consensus around the pre-conditions for the next step forward,” Wisner told the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. “The president must stay in office in order to steer those changes through.” Wisner said he considered Mubarak’s continued leadership in his country “critical.”
  • Egypt unrest: Hosni Mubarak must stay - US envoy [Obama Massive Fail]

    02/05/2011 10:46:39 AM PST · by SvenMagnussen · 105 replies
    BBC News ^ | Feb. 5, 2011 | staff
    US special envoy Frank Wisner has said that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak should remain in power to oversee a transition to democracy. The remarks appear to contradict previous US calls for Mr Mubarak to begin an immediate transition.
  • Anderson Cooper decides to leave Egypt after constant violence

    02/05/2011 2:01:32 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    Examiner ^ | 2/5/11 | Matt Carter
    Anderson Cooper of CNN has clearly been one of the most active journalists in Egypt over the course of the past weeks, having done his best to report on the streets and also in the midst of near-constant violence. He has been punched on many accusations, had a car he was in destroyed, and at one point he was even trapped inside of an undisclosed building in order to keep both and his crew safe. So with all of this in mind, Cooper's announcement Sunday should not come as too great of a surprise. Here is what Anderson had to...
  • Deconstruction or Renewal - The Time is Now (Vanity)

    02/02/2011 2:33:01 PM PST · by shibumi · 33 replies
    shibumi's brain | 2/2/2011 | shibumi
    We humans see patterns, plans and plots everywhere. Whether it’s our observation of nature, the cosmos, our history or our personal lives, we seek to ascribe shape and purpose to all we encounter. Even to the seasoned observer, the events of the last several years have been the stuff of puzzlement and consternation. We have seen the near collapse of our banking system and auto industry. We have also watched the greatest departure ever from our original laissez faire capitalism into full blown fascist partnership between government and industry, with the government calling the shots while overtly robbing the equity...
  • Bloody in Cairo: A Firsthand Account

    02/04/2011 5:50:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 4, 2011 | Greg Palkot
    CAIRO, Egypt – It was Wednesday afternoon. We were covering the clashes between pro- and anti-government protesters near Tahrir or Liberation Square in Cairo. A short time after we started our shooting, cameraman Olaf Wiig was threatened by a small group of pro-Mubarak thugs. We ducked down an alley. It turned out to be a dead end, so we dashed into a nearby building. At first it was a perfect vantage point to cover the street battle. Then it quickly turned into a battle station for the pro-government side. Olaf, producer Ibrahim Hezbroun, a Canadian journalist, and myself hunkered down...
  • I Was Evacuated from Egypt

    02/04/2011 5:34:01 PM PST · by Baladas · 16 replies
    AOL News ^ | Feb 4th 2011 | Michele McPhee
    Amanda Patterson got the call at her apartment in Cairo from an evacuation insurance agent at 4 a.m. Tuesday – sparking what she called a "saga" that would get the Tulane University student out of Egypt and back to her native Massachusetts on Thursday. "He said, 'Pack as if you are never going to see your stuff again. You are on a flight to Paris this afternoon,'" Patterson told AOL yesterday from her home in Lynnfield, Mass. "It was a hard decision. I really didn't want to leave. But the embassy wanted Americans out, the school wanted us out, and...
  • Breaking News: Failed Assassination Attempt on Egyptian VP Kills Two Bodyguards

    02/04/2011 4:23:50 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 172 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 4, 2011
    Breaking News: Failed Assassination Attempt on Egyptian VP Kills Two Bodyguards, Sources Tell Fox News Only a banner so far.
  • How Pacifism Led to the Great War -- and Could Lead Us into the Next One

    02/04/2011 7:23:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/03/2011 | Robert Morrison
    When then-Sen. Barack Obama made a short video for the "peace caucus" delegates to the 2008 Iowa Caucuses, he captured the enthusiastic support of his party's pacifist wing. It was enough to propel him to the Democratic nomination. Hillary Clinton's ad -- showing a red telephone ringing at 3 a.m. -- only emphasized to party pacifists that Obama was their man. And, of course, leading antiwar figures like George Soros heavily bankrolled and other liberal media outlets -- all echoing the same pacifist line. Pacifism -- as the name implies -- ought to lead to peace. But it too...
  • Beck’s Matthews Mocked Conspiracy Confirmed: Video US Communists, Socialists & Muslim Brotherhood

    02/04/2011 7:31:23 AM PST · by Pacothecat · 35 replies
    Beck’s Matthews Mocked Conspiracy Confirmed: Video of US Communists, Socialists & Labor Unions Working With Muslim Brotherhood Associated Groups
  • Obama's Response To Egypt Crisis Makes Chris Matthews "Ashamed As An American"

    02/04/2011 10:38:27 AM PST · by pissant · 78 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/4/11 | Glynnis McNicol
    Every once in a while when Chris Matthews isn't idiotically railing on Michele Bachmann, and Sarah Palin, and lately Glenn Beck, says something interesting, or at least out of character. Case in point: This morning he popped up on Morning Joe for a Lent segment during which he strongly criticized America's reaction to the Egyptian uprising and Obama's treatment of Mubarak.
  • Could Palin Use Speech to End Silence on Egypt?

    02/04/2011 1:18:09 PM PST · by onyx · 146 replies
    NYT ^ | February 4, 2011 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Could Friday night be one of those defining moments in the career — and potential presidential candidacy — of Sarah Palin?Egypt is on the brink of a revolution that could transform American and global foreign policy for years — a crisis that is testing President Obama and makes clear the life-and-death stakes for anyone who might think about replacing him.And as it happens, Ms. Palin, the former governor of Alaska, is scheduled to give a major speech Friday night at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, Calif., in honor of what would have been the 40th president’s 100th...
  • EDITORIAL: The next Mideast war--Obama policies are pushing volatile region to the brink

    02/04/2011 3:55:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 4, 2011 | Editorial
    The Obama administration is pressing a reset button to return the Middle East to the bad old days of open Arab-Israeli warfare. The White House is requiring participation of the Muslim Brotherhood in any prospective new Egyptian government, while the brothers themselves are telling their countrymen to “prepare for war.” The current crisis in Egypt and the Obama administration’s maladroit response are forcing strategists to consider conflict scenarios that had been mothballed since the 1970s. The Camp David Accords have formed the bedrock of U.S. security policy in the Mideast region since they were signed in 1978. The strategic logic...
  • We Are Witnessing the Collapse of the Middle East

    02/03/2011 5:48:40 PM PST · by NCjim · 120 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 3, 2011 | James Simpson
    If Egypt should fall, it will mark the beginning of the end for what little remaining stability there is in the Middle East. Jordan is facing similar unrest, as are Algeria and Yemen. Lebanon and Tunisia fell in January. It is highly unlikely that these events are unrelated. A combination of leftist and Islamist forces provoked the protests, and we are likely looking at a ring of radical Islamic states rising up to surround Israel. Once their power is solidified, perhaps in a year or two, they will combine forces to attack Israel. If Israel falls, the United States will...