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  • Egypt: Police officers acquitted of 2011 killings

    02/22/2014 9:56:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2014 11:05 AM EST | Maggie Michael and Mariam Rizk
    An Egyptian court acquitted six police officers Saturday on charges of killing 83 protesters during the country’s 2011 revolution, the latest in a string of trials that rights group say failed to hold the country’s security forces accountable for demonstrators’ deaths. The acquittals come as ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, toppled in July by the military, faces a host of criminal charges. Morsi appeared Saturday in court and shouted from inside a soundproof defendants’ cell, urging his supporters to continue protests and vowing to try the country’s military chief and Republican Guards commander for killing his supporters. The police officers’...
  • Obama’s Statement on Egypt (still sides with Morsi)

    07/03/2013 4:57:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/3/2013 6:57 PM ET
    As I have said since the Egyptian Revolution, the United States supports a set of core principles, including opposition to violence, protection of universal human rights, and reform that meets the legitimate aspirations of the people. The United States does not support particular individuals or political parties, but we are committed to the democratic process and respect for the rule of law. Since the current unrest in Egypt began, we have called on all parties to work together to address the legitimate grievances of the Egyptian people, in accordance with the democratic process, and without recourse to violence or the...
  • Morsi and Military Set to Collide in Egypt

    07/03/2013 7:19:37 AM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 3, 2013 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK, BEN HUBBARD and ALAN COWELL
    Egypt’s top generals summoned civilian political leaders to an emergency meeting Wednesday just hours before the deadline they have set for President Mohamed Morsi to leave power. President Mohammed Morsi addressed the nation in a televised speech on Tuesday. Among those called to the meeting was Mohamed ElBaradei, the former United Nations diplomat protesters demanding Mr. Morsi’s ouster have tapped as one of their negotiators over a new interim government, Reuters reported, citing unnamed official sources. Mr. ElBaradei has been an outspoken critic of Mr. Morsi and his allies in the Muslim Brotherhood, the Constitution they pushed to a referendum...
  • Live Thread: Egypt Revolution 2.0

    07/03/2013 5:56:34 AM PDT · by kristinn · 1,107 replies
    Various sources | Wednesday, July 3, 2013 | Kristinn
    The Egyptian army has set a deadline of 4 p.m. Cairo time for the Muslim Brotherhood government of President Morsi to compromise with the people of Egypt (by stepping down.) Morsi refuses. 18 people were killed and 200 were wounded in clashes at Cairo University last night.A Washington Post report from Cairo on dueling statements from Morsi and the army: Waving his hands and shaking his fists in a 45-minute speech on national television late Tuesday, Morsi swore that he was committed to the democratic process that brought him to power and said that any attempts to subvert the constitution...
  • Egypt army plan to sideline Morsi if no deal reached soon

    07/02/2013 11:57:24 AM PDT · by mojito · 9 replies
    JPost/Reuters ^ | 7/2/2013
    CAIRO - Egypt's army has plans to push President Mohamed Morsi aside and suspend the constitution if he fails to strike a power-sharing deal with his opponents within 24 hours, military sources told Reuters on Tuesday. Egypt's first freely elected leader was still clinging to power with tens of thousands of people on the streets from rival factions. There were some clashes between Morsi's Islamist supporters and those who want him forced out after only a year in office. Military sources told Reuters that once a two-day deadline set by the head of the armed forces expires at 5 p.m....
  • US Denies Urging Early Egyptian Elections

    07/02/2013 12:44:29 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/7/13 | Rina Tzvi
    The State Department is denying reports that the U.S. is calling on Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to schedule early elections. "The reports that we have been urging early elections are inaccurate," State spokesman Jen Psake said at her briefing on Tuesday. She said the U.S. has called for Egypt to allow protests and to respect democracy, both publicly and in private, but that the U.S. had not called for early elections, The Hill reported. Psaki's statement follows a report by CNN that the U.S. had called on Morsi to hold early elections. "We are saying to him, 'Figure out a...
  • US Intervenes in Egypt Crisis

    07/02/2013 12:37:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/7/13
    Mercury News reports, fearing a political-military implosion that could throw its most important Arab ally into chaos, the Obama administration has abandoned its hands-off approach, delivering pointed warnings to the three main players in the crisis, according to Mercury News: Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi, protesters demanding his ouster and the powerful Egyptian military. U.S. officials said Tuesday they are urging Morsi to take immediate steps to address opposition grievances, says Mercury News, telling the protesters to remain peaceful and reminding the army that a coup could have consequences for the massive American military aid package...
  • White House backing away from Morsi in record time

    07/02/2013 1:16:44 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 2, 2013 | Dan Murphy
    The withdrawal of support for Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi by President Obama is the latest bit of bad news for Egypt's leader and the Muslim Brotherhood movement that catapulted him to power as the country's first freely elected head of state. The US hasn't publicly abandoned Mr. Morsi, whom the State Department has repeatedly hailed as a democratically elected leader. But via anonymous spokesmen it's done everything but, and the distancing has come in record time – just three days since mass protests broke out. When protests against President Hosni Mubarak broke out in January 2011, the US struggled mightily...
  • Top News Exclusive: Egypt army plan would scrap constitution, parliament - sources

    07/02/2013 9:45:08 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    reuters ^ | 7/2/13 | Yasmine Saleh and Asma Alsharif
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's armed forces would suspend the constitution and dissolve an Islamist-dominated parliament under a draft political roadmap to be pursued if Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and his opponents fail to reach a power-sharing agreement by Wednesday, military sources said. The sources told Reuters the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) was still discussing details of the plan, intended to resolve a political crisis that has brought millions of protesters into the streets. The roadmap could be changed based on political developments and consultations. Chief-of-staff General Abdel Fattah El-Sisi called in a statement on Monday for Mursi...
  • Egypt rivals take to streets ahead of Morsi deadline

    07/02/2013 9:36:09 AM PDT · by don-o · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | July 2, 2013
    Opponents and supporters of Egypt's president have gathered in the capital, Cairo, as the deadline set by a protest group for him to leave power passed. Tamarod (Rebel) had given Mohammed Morsi until 17:00 (15:00 GMT) to resign or face a civil disobedience campaign. The ultimatum was issued on Monday, hours before the military itself warned it would intervene unless he reached an agreement with the opposition. Mr Morsi criticised the statement, saying it "might cause confusion". The president met the head of the armed forces, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, for the second day in a row on Tuesday. They...
  • Egypt forces arrest Brotherhood leader's guards

    07/01/2013 1:54:59 PM PDT · by mojito · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/1/2013
    CAIRO - Egyptian security forces arrested 15 armed bodyguards of the number two in the ruling Muslim Brotherhood, Khairat El-Shater, on Monday after an exchange of fire in which no one was injured, security sources said. The Brotherhood's political party, the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), denied the report, and quoted Shater as saying his private driver had been kidnapped after shooting in the area. The sources said the shootout occurred when security forces went to arrest the guards for alleged unlawful possession of firearms they are suspected of having used to shoot at protesters attacking the Brotherhood's headquarters on...
  • Foreign reporter raped in Tahrir Square

    07/01/2013 7:34:43 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 14 replies
    YNet News ^ | July 1, 2013 | Roi Kais
    Egyptian media reported Sunday that a Dutch journalist was raped by several men in Cairo's Tahrir Square a few days ago.   Dina Zakaria, a journalist reporting for the "Egypt 25" news channel affiliated with the January 25 revolution, shared the incident on her Facebook page Sunday: "A Dutch journalist in Tahrir was raped by men who dub themselves revolutionists. Her condition is severe and she is hospitalized." Meanwhile, a state hospital issued a statement that the journalist was admitted after being raped by five men several days ago. She underwent surgery and has been released. It was also reported that...
  • US Embassy to Remain Closed Tuesday; Obama Says Protecting US Missions Top Priority

    07/01/2013 8:17:58 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 9 replies
    CNS NEWS ^ | 7-1-2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    July 1, 2013 US Embassy to Remain Closed Tuesday; Obama Says Protecting US Missions Top Priority by Patrick Goodenough (CNSNews.com) – As Egypt’s turmoil continued overnight the U.S. Embassy in Cairo said it will remain closed for a third consecutive day on Tuesday, and President Obama said that ensuring U.S. diplomatic facilities there are protected is his “number-one priority.”Demonstrators who are calling for President Mohammed Morsi to step down by Tuesday celebrated after the military leadership threatened to intervene if Egyptian politicians did not “meet the people's demands” in 48 hours. The statement was viewed by many as an ultimatum...
  • Huge Crowds Turn Out in Egypt in Largely Peaceful Protests Against Morsi

    06/30/2013 1:11:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 73 replies
    McClatchy ^ | Sunday, June 30, 2013 | Nancy A. Youssef
    In highly anticipated protests to mark the first anniversary of President Mohammed Morsi’s inauguration, millions of Egyptians took to the streets across the country in unprecedented numbers Sunday to demand his removal from office, three years before his term expires. The protests were largely peaceful after days of worries that they would unleash violence between pro- and anti-Morsi camps. But in those places where they came together, the two sides kept their distance, with Morsi’s supporters vastly outnumbered by the president’s opponents. This normally bustling city set aside its usual business what in Egypt is the first day of the...
  • Egypt protesters gather to call for Morsi's ouster

    06/30/2013 9:10:21 AM PDT · by don-o · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 30, 2013
    CAIRO – Tens of thousands of opponents of Egypt's Islamist president massed in Cairo's Tahrir Square and in cities around the country Sunday, launching an all-out push to force Mohammed Morsi from office on the one-year anniversary of his inauguration. Fears of violence were high, with Morsi's Islamist supporters vowing to defend him. Waving Egyptian flags, crowds packed Tahrir, the birthplace of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, and chants of "erhal!", or "leave!" rang out. On the other side of Cairo, thousands of Islamists gathered in a show of support for Morsi outside the Rabia al-Adawiya Mosque...
  • Egyptian Liberals, Moderates Angry Over American Support for Muslim Brotherhood

    06/29/2013 8:47:03 PM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Saturday, June 29, 2013 | Betsy Hiel
    As tension mounted here in anticipation of Sunday protests against President Mohamed Morsy, another foe emerged for many Egyptians: the United States. SNIP For months, Egyptian liberals and moderates have grown angrier over what they say is inexplicable U.S. support for Islamists. In Tahrir Square, Cairo's epicenter of protest since 2011, graffiti near the Egyptian Museum declares: “Down with the Brotherhood, Down with America!” On a downtown building, a poster shows a distorted portrait of U.S. Ambassador Anne Patterson over the words, “Crone, Go Home.” On a nearby corner, another poster says, “Obama supports terrorism.” SNIP In a recent speech,...
  • American Dies in Egypt Protests as Country Begins Days of Unrest Over Morsi’s Rule

    06/28/2013 8:19:08 PM PDT · by kristinn · 14 replies
    McClatchy ^ | Friday, June 28, 2013 | Nancy A. Youssef, Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Amina Ismail
    A photograph of U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson is burned outside the Ministry of Defense in Cairo, Egypt | Keith Lane/MCT An American citizen and at least three other people died Friday in demonstrations in Egypt that ushered in what was expected to be days of civil conflict over the rule of President Mohammed Morsi. At least another 65 people were injured, most of them by birdshot in Alexandria, in turmoil that included crowds burning photographs of the U.S. ambassador and calling for the return of military rule. In perhaps the biggest irony of all, protesters brandished images of...
  • (Live Thread) Egypt: American Killed During Violent Clashes (Egypt about to blow up)

    06/28/2013 3:58:06 PM PDT · by kristinn · 1,089 replies
    CBS News ^ | Friday, June 28, 2013
    Egyptian security and medical officials say an American has been killed in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria during clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt's embattled President Mohammed Morsi. Alexandria security chief Gen. Amin Ezz Eddin told Al-Jazeera TV that an American was killed Friday in Sidi Gabr Square while photographing the battles between opposition youth and members of the Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails. A medical official told The Associated Press the American was wounded by gunshots and died at the hospital. SNIP Six Egyptians have been killed in days of clashes ahead of nationwide protests Sunday...
  • Out of Precaution, Marines on Ready to Go to Egypt to Protect U.S. Embassy, Citizens

    06/28/2013 4:10:35 PM PDT · by kristinn · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | Friday, June 28, 2013 | Barbara Starr
    U.S. Marines stationed in southern Europe have been put on alert as a precaution in advance of expected large demonstrations and potential unrest in Egypt this weekend, CNN has learned. About 200 combat capable Marines in Sigonella, Italy, and Moron, Spain, have been told to be ready to be airborne within 60 minutes of getting orders to deploy, according to two administration officials. The units have several V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft that would carry troops and infantry weapons to Egypt to protect the U.S. Embassy and American government personnel and citizens if violence broke out against Americans. The planned demonstrations are...
  • Middle-class rage sparks protest movements in Turkey, Brazil, Bulgaria and beyond

    06/28/2013 2:58:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 28, 2013 | By Anthony Faiola and Paula Moura
    Around the globe, this is the summer of middle-class discontent, particularly in the developing world. From Istanbul to Rio de Janeiro, from Bulgaria to Bosnia, the pent-up frustrations of an engaged citizenry are being triggered by a series of seemingly disparate events. Thousands of protestors, including an outpouring of middle-class citizens, are expected in Cairo’s Tarhrir Square this Sunday. They return to the touchstone plaza of the Arab Spring in a nation that exchanged a dictator for what many Egyptians now see as a new government unwilling or unable to fix a corrupt bureaucracy and inefficient economy.
  • Clashes break out at protests in northern Egypt

    06/28/2013 12:30:30 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/28/2013 | BBC
    Supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi have staged rival rallies across the country but there has been violence in the north. Tension has risen ahead of a mass protest planned by the opposition for Sunday. Thousands of Morsi supporters rallied outside the main mosque in Cairo's Nasr district. At least one person was killed in Alexandria as protestors stormed a local Muslim Brotherhood office. Dozens more were injured when anti-Morsi protestors and Islamists clashed in the northern city, the second biggest in Egypt. The office of the Muslim Brotherhood, which backs Mr. Morsi, was set ablaze and birdshot...
  • Now Obama Using Troops To Prop Up Cairo's Islamofascists (Fort Hood)

    06/28/2013 9:14:45 AM PDT · by opentalk · 16 replies
    Foreign Policy: In the latest twist in our upside-down war on terror, President Obama withdraws troops fighting terrorists in Afghanistan and sends others to Egypt to protect a regime that supports terrorists. According to reports, the commander-in-chief is deploying a riot-control unit from Fort Hood to Egypt to help the Islamofascist regime there repel its own citizens protesting increasing human-rights violations. More than 400 Army soldiers from the Texas base will soon man posts throughout Egypt as part of a nine-month "peacekeeping mission." They've been trained to respond to threats, including protests and riots. "Soldiers encountered Molotov cocktails and other...
  • Riot Control Training (troops to Egypt)

    06/21/2013 11:05:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    KCEN TV ^ | 6/21/13 | staff
    (KCEN) -- A group of soldiers are preparing for their deployment to Egypt with riot training on post. They're planning ahead for violent protests or riots and the possibility of protecting the country's border with Israel. Soldiers encountered Molotov cocktails and other dangerous items in the training. Lt. Matthew Wilkinson says, "Just what I've seen over the course of the past week than we were a week ago."
  • Protesters return to Egypt streets: Down, down with Morsi!

    04/07/2013 7:45:50 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    Middle East Online ^ | April 7, 2013 | Samer al-Atrush
    Protesters battled police in several Egyptian cities on Saturday, with at least eight people reported injured, after rallies to mark the anniversary of a key opposition movement turned violent. In central Cairo, police fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters outside the Superior Court, which also houses the offices of the public prosecutor who had opened investigations against several dissidents. Protesters were chanting "The people want to topple the regime. Down, down with Morsi!” "We are Muslims but we want a civilian state," said a protester on the Cairo march. Live television showed footage of protesters chanting, throwing stones at...
  • Egyptian Protesers Defy Morsi's Imposed Curfew

    01/28/2013 3:06:56 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/1/13
    Hundreds of protesters flooded the streets of Port Said, Ismailia and Suez Monday night, defying Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's imposed curfew as part of the state of emergency he declared... The anti-government crowds chanted "Down with Mohamed Morsi, down with the state of emergency."
  • White House Condemns Wave of Violence in Egypt

    01/28/2013 3:15:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/1/13
    The White House strongly condemned the wave of violence... President Barack Obama called on Egypt's leaders to declare that violence is totally unacceptable. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Washington welcomed the call of President Mohammed Morsi to hold a national dialogue.
  • Islamic law: Muslim Brotherhood government shooting people from rooftops

    01/27/2013 4:11:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/27/13 | Pamela Geller
    Obama, backer of these murderers, remains silent. He is furnishing these jihad killers with F16s, tanks and 1.5 billion dollars. Miss Mubarak yet? "Egyptian Snipers shooting people from Rooftops " Liveleak (thanks to Golem) Egyptian Snipers shooting people from Rooftops this is in Port Said, new reports state that there have been over 45-50 deaths so far in the past 3 days, after large Protests againstt the Muslim Brotherhood and a recent court verdict sentencing 23 people to death over soccer riots. These snipers look to be situated on an Egyptian govt building so they are shooting people with the...
  • Egypt imposes curfew following deadly clashes

    05/05/2012 1:01:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    cnn ^ | Sat May 5, 2012
    Cairo (CNN) -- Egypt imposed an overnight curfew in Cairo's central Abbasiya district on Saturday after deadly clashes between protesters and security forces consumed the area the day before. One person died and more than 300 were injured Friday when clashes broke out in Cairo as protests against the country's military government turned violent, state media reported. Video from the scene showed some protesters throwing rocks at security forces, and the security forces spraying water cannons at the demonstrators, who were protesting near the country's Defense Ministry. One person was killed and 373 were injured in the clashes in the...
  • Egyptian troops, (Islamist) protesters clash in Cairo

    05/04/2012 10:26:44 AM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies
    Google/AP ^ | 5/4/2012 | MAGGIE MICHAEL
    Egyptian armed forces and protesters clashed in Cairo on Friday, with troops firing water cannons and tear gas at demonstrators who threw stones as they tried to march on the Defense Ministry, a flashpoint for a new cycle of violence only weeks ahead of presidential elections. For the first time in Egypt's stormy transition, hardline Islamists were in the forefront of street fighting with the troops, a shift for groups that previously had largely stayed out of direct confrontation with the ruling military. The clashes centered around a sit-in that has been held for a week in a square several...
  • Egypt: two killed, hundreds injured and 170 arrested in Cairo clashes

    05/04/2012 4:47:17 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/4/2012 | Foreign Staff
    At least two people have been killed, one of whom was a soldier, in clashes between antimilitary protesters and soldiers in Cairo following skirmishes outside the defence ministry, according to hospital officials. Almost 300 people were also hurt in the clashes, which took place three weeks ahead of presidential elections, according to the official MENA news agency. The Egyptian army also arrested 170 people. On the day Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak turned 84, hardline Islamists were in the forefront of street fighting with the troops for the first time, a shift for groups that previously had largely stayed out...
  • Police Flood Streets of London As City Shuts Down {“Violent Consumerism"-Photos/Videos}

    08/09/2011 12:25:29 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 90 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk, ^ | Tuesday 09 August 2011 | NEWS Staff
    16,000 officers deployed across capital • Shops and businesses close early • Ealing resident critically ill after clash with rioters... Reader's Riot Photos-criminal subculture to blame
  • KUHNER: Arab revolts spread to Europe

    03/13/2011 11:30:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Wahington Times ^ | 3/13/11 | By Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    The Arab freedom wave has now hit the shores of Europe and in the most unlikely of places: the Balkans. Croatia, an Adriatic nation that straddles the civilizational fault line between Central Europe and the Balkans, has been seething with public unrest and protests. For weeks, thousands of demonstrators have been assembling almost daily in the capital, Zagreb, and across other cities in this country of 4.4 million. They are demanding that the government step down and call snap elections. The situation is volatile - and could turn violent. The protests should come as no surprise. Croatia is on the...
  • Islamist Role Rising as Egyptians Plan Victory March

    02/19/2011 4:29:02 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/17/11
    CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian youth leaders moved to set up a new political party on Thursday as the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood played an increasingly important role in preparing for post-Mubarak elections promised within six months. Pro-democracy leaders plan to bring one million people out on the streets for a "Victory March" on Friday to celebrate Mubarak's ouster, and perhaps remind the generals now in charge of the power of the street that ended Hosni Mubarak's rule. Inspired by Egypt, and a Tunisian revolt before that, protesters have taken to the streets across the Middle East and North Africa. Bahrain has...
  • Niall Ferguson Explains How Obama "Blew It" With Egypt (Destroys MSNBC numskulls)

    02/14/2011 10:57:19 PM PST · by Islander7 · 61 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Feb 14, 2011 | MSNBC
    "President Obama is one of the least experienced men in terms of foreign policy to ever occupy the White House and yet he has advisers around him who are frankly, second, if not third-rate and you just can't do that. It's far too risky, it's far too dangerous of a world and some of us said this when he ran for election that it was a huge risk to put somebody of that kind of inexperience into the position like Commander-in-Chief of the United States. And what we saw unfold in Egypt reveals the truth of that segment," Professor Niall...
  • Newsweek (?!?) Demolishes Obama Foreign Policy

    02/14/2011 6:22:40 AM PST · by Neoavatara · 19 replies
    Neoavatara ^ | February 14, 2011 | Neoavatara
    In a piece from this week's Newsweek, Niall Ferguson, the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and William Ziegler Professor at Harvard Business School, totally destroys the fallacy on going that the Obama Administration's policy toward Egypt during this recent crisis was purely successful. He writes:
  • U.S. slaps down Suleiman

    02/08/2011 10:40:38 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Feb. 8, 2011 | M. Alex Johnson
    Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman has ticked off the Obama administration, but the White House is sticking to its position that he's in charge of the transition to a new government that it won't determine. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs made it clear at his daily briefing for reporters that the administration strongly disagrees with Suleiman's contention that Egypt isn't ready for democracy, calling them "particularly unhelpful comments." In the language of diplomacy, that's a major slam. In case anyone doubted what that meant, Gibbs declared: "I speak for the president of the United States."
  • REVOLUTION IN EGYPT AND THE HIDDEN HAND

    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...
  • Top 5 Revolutions Backed By George Soros

    02/06/2011 1:22:36 PM PST · by HorowitzianConservative · 3 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | Feburary 6, 2010 | Lisa Graas
    Multi-billionaire George Soros has been using his vast wealth at least since 1984 to “build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens”, in his words. He has been “credited” or, more accurately, blamed for providing funding for several revolutions in which his preferred people took power. If you are a leftist, of course you might consider this to be a good thing as the groups Soros funds to do his dirty work are invariably leftist, including an enormous chunk of the radical Left here in America. Here are the top 5 revolutions, some ongoing, which have...
  • U.S. open to a role for Islamists in new Egypt government (OBAMA SUPPORTS MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD)

    02/01/2011 12:02:31 PM PST · by mojito · 51 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/31/2011 | Paul Richter and Peter Nicholas
    The Obama administration said for the first time that it supports a role for groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, a banned Islamist organization, in a reformed Egyptian government. The organization must reject violence and recognize democratic goals if the U.S. is to be comfortable with it taking part in the government, the White House said. But by even setting conditions for the involvement of such nonsecular groups, the administration took a surprise step in the midst of the crisis that has enveloped Egypt for the last week. [....] Gibbs' remarks came after a White House meeting at which administration...
  • WH: No US contact with Muslim Brotherhood

    01/31/2011 2:26:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/31/11 | Staff
    <p>Washington - The White House says the Obama administration has had no contact with the Muslim Brotherhood, the deeply conservative Islamic organization that constitutes the biggest organized opposition group in Egypt. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters Monday that before dealing with opposition groups the administration would want assurances that they adhere to the law, that they are non-violent and that they are willing to be part of a democratic process. Gibbs said there would be no contact with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt unless those assurances were offered.</p>
  • Obama, Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood Ally Code Pink Directly Involved With Cairo Protests

    02/01/2011 7:11:58 AM PST · by kristinn · 32 replies
    Sunday, Janaury 30, 2011 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
    Tighe Barry, left, and Medea Benjamin of Code Pink protest in Washington, D.C. On the heels of a Big Government article asking whether the Muslim Brotherhood and other anti-Mubarak organizations in Egypt have been learning their tactics from Obama allies Bill Ayers and Code Pink (as a result of connections made in Egypt one year ago) comes news that Code Pink is in Cairo and is involved in the protests. An audio file of a phone call by leftist activist David Swanson that day to Code Pink agitator Tighe Barry in Cairo was posted late Friday. Barry, in Egypt...
  • The Rest of the World Has Gone Mad — Why Shouldn’t Egypt?

    02/01/2011 8:23:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 31, 2011 | Barry Rubin
    Obama is openly calling for the downfall of a 60-year-old regime that has been allied with the U.S. for about 40 years in the most important country in the Arab world. What could go wrong? “The world has gone mad today, and good’s bad today.”— Cole Porter, “Anything Goes”Mad indeed. But let’s limit ourselves to two points.First, the White House is now calling for a smooth transition in Egypt. In other words, after one week of not-so-gigantic demonstrations, President Barack Obama is openly calling for the downfall of a 60-year-old regime that has been allied with the United States for...
  • (Vanity) Muslim Brotherhood now has all American secrets

    01/31/2011 8:50:11 PM PST · by The Comedian · 159 replies
    The mind of The Comedian | Jan 31, 2011 | The Comedian
    The Muslim Brotherhood, partner of the Nazis and enemy of infidel freedom, is now in possession of all American embassy communications to Egypt. There is no longer any American supremacy in the war for freedom based on intelligence. This is an Alinsky/Mohammad Red Alert. Prepare.
  • Food and failed Arab states

    02/01/2011 8:29:56 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 17 replies
    Asia times ^ | Spengler
    Even Islamists have to eat. It is unclear whether President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt will survive, or whether his nationalist regime will be replaced by an Islamist, democratic, or authoritarian state. What is certain is that it will be a failed state. Amid the speculation about the shape of Arab politics to come, a handful of observers, for example economist Nourel Roubini, have pointed to the obvious: Wheat prices have almost doubled in the past year. Egypt is the world's largest wheat importer, beholden to foreign providers for nearly half its total food consumption. Half of Egyptians live on less...
  • What's Behind Egypt's Problems?

    01/29/2011 3:53:29 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 64 replies
    The Oil Drum ^ | January 29, 2011 - 6:15pm | Gail the Actuary
    Posted by Gail the Actuary on January 29, 2011 - 6:15pm Topic: Economics/Finance Tags: egypt, food subsidies, fuel subsidies, natural gas exports, oil exports [list all tags] We have all been reading about Egypt in the newspapers, and wonder what is behind their problems. Let me offer a few insights. At least part of Egypt’s problem is the fact that in the past the government has threatened to reduce food subsidies. Now it is planning to hold food subsidies level and raise energy subsidies, but it is not clear that the dollar amount of subsidy will be enough. The government...
  • Admin Official: Obama "not ruling out legitimacy" of Muslim Brotherhood for New Egypt Gov't

    01/31/2011 8:18:18 PM PST · by kristinn · 183 replies
    Monday, January 31, 2011 | Kristinn
    An Obama administration official, speaking anonymously to the Washington Post, said the administration is open to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood being in the government of Egypt that will likely replace the rule of Hosni Mubarak:The official said that while the administration was concerned about "some elements" of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and other non-secular groups participating in the demonstrations, it was "not ruling out their legitimacy" and place in a future government. Obama was aware that the Muslim Brotherhood and others were in the audience when he spoke of "a new beginning" in a 2009 speech in Cairo that was...
  • Tunisian Revolt: Another Soros/NED Jack-Up?

    “Spontaneous” demonstrations of thousands of youths pouring out into the streets with such force as to compel the flight of a long-time president… To which country are we alluding: Georgia, Serbia, Myanmar,[1] Ukraine, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Iran, Hungary…? This time it is Tunisia. All of these “revolts” followed the same pattern. Already the Tunisian revolt is being called a “color revolution” by media and political pundits, and it has also been provided with a name; the “Jasmine Revolution,”[2] like the abortive “Green” and “Saffron” Revolutions, and the successful Velvet, Rose, Orange, and Tulip Revolutions, etc. These “color revolutions” all have a...
  • Obama green-lighting Muslim Brotherhood participation in Egyptian government

    02/01/2011 9:27:47 AM PST · by Nachum · 71 replies
    hot air ^ | 2/1/11 | Ed Morrissey
    Welcome to the new reality of cold, hard choices in Egypt, and the consequences of democracy in regions where radicalism thrives. In order to stay ahead of the crisis in Egypt, the Obama administration yesterday signaled that it supports the participation of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egyptian politics as long as they renounce violence and commit to democracy: The Obama administration said for the first time that it supports a role for groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, a banned Islamist organization, in a reformed Egyptian government. The organization must reject violence and recognize democratic goals if the U.S. is...
  • The American Left’s Role in Leading Mid-East Regime Change

    01/30/2011 6:58:22 PM PST · by penelopesire · 20 replies
    Redstate ^ | January 30th at 12:30PM | Redstate
    "For all the lack of clarity on where the Obama administration stands, one thing is becoming more and more clear: Signs are beginning to point more toward the likelihood that President Obama’s State Department, unions, as well as Left-leaning media corporations are more directly involved in helping to ignite the Mid-East turmoil than they are publicly admitting" (snip) "Among the panelists that spoke at the 2008 summit were Sam Graham-Felson, Director of Blogging and Blog Outreach for 2008 Obama Campaign, Scott Goodstein, External Online Director for Obama for America, Joe Rospars, New Media Director Barack Obama 2008 Presidential Campaign, as...
  • Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Eyes Unity Gov't Without Mubarak (With Mohammed ElBaradei!)

    01/31/2011 6:25:17 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 15 replies
    The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's largest opposition group,is in talks with other anti-government figures to form a national unity government without President Hosni Mubarak, a group official told DPA on Sunday. Gamal Nasser, a spokesman for the Brotherhood, told DPA that his group was in talks with Mohammed ElBaradei - the former UN nuclear watchdog chief - to form a national unity government without the National Democratic Party of Mubarak. Nasser said his group would not accept any new government with Mubarak. On Saturday the Brotherhood called on President Mubarak to relinquish power in a peaceful manner following the resignation of...