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  • Smugglers Galore--How Iran arms its allies (Hamas)

    12/27/2012 9:44:56 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 6 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 31 - January 7, 2013 | Lee Smith
    An explosion in southern Lebanon last week destroyed what is believed to have been a Hezbollah weapons depot. This latest in a series of mysterious “accidents” in Hezbollah-controlled precincts proved, as one Israeli official wryly remarked, that those who “sleep with rockets and amass large stockpiles of weapons are in a very unsafe place.” With the Party of God’s overland supply route through Syria choked off by the 22-month-long uprising against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, and Israel virtually in total control of the maritime route, Hezbollah’s stockpile is being systematically degraded.Yet the arsenal of Iran’s other regional proxy force, Hamas,...
  • Egypt pleads with Italian tourists to return

    06/14/2014 8:04:43 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 22 replies
    The Local (Italy) ^ | 12 Jun 2014 14:02 GMT+02:00
    Tour operators in Egypt have this week held a conference to urge Italian tourists to return, after instability in the country prompted a crisis in the travel industry following the 2011 ousting of dictator Hosni Mubarak. Around 700 tour operators gathered this week at the ‘United for Egypt’ conference held at the Port Ghalib resort, La Stampa reported. Organizers from both countries hoped the meeting would give a much-needed boost to tourism to Egypt, which has seen a dramatic fall-off in recent years. “In 2008 in Egypt there were 1,073,159 Italian travellers. That number literally collapsed and in 2013 local...
  • Arab world: Has the penny finally dropped?

    05/02/2014 8:09:30 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/26/2014 | ZVI MAZEL
    Since the start of the ill-named “Arab Spring,” the Muslim Brotherhood has been very much in the news. Coming to power through democratic elections in Egypt and Tunisia, they were toppled within a short time by the people, who discovered their true intentions. There were some in the West – but not all – who saw the light as well. British Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered a comprehensive review of the movement,... its activities in Britain and its impact on the country’s interests. The decision was made because the Brotherhood is allegedly behind terrorist operations in Egypt, and because...
  • Sinai attacks: Deadly bombing hits Egypt tour bus

    02/16/2014 11:27:13 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 16 February 2014 | anon
    A bomb attack on a tourist bus in the Sinai peninsula has killed at least three South Korean tourists and an Egyptian driver, officials have said. A number of South Koreans were also hurt in the attack, which came as the bus was preparing to cross into Israel. ...
  • Morsi Trial Expected to expose Obama’s ties to Muslim Brotherhood

    10/31/2013 12:21:38 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 80 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10-31-2013 | Ali Al Shamoby
    Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s trial begins on Monday November 4th, (Valentine’s day in Egypt), and intel rumors are rife that the trial will prove President Barack Obama’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. If former Chief of Egyptian Intelligence Murad Muwafi, can prove Morsi’s agreement to the presence of terrorists in Egypt and providing them with protection, he will be executed for the crime of high treason.
  • Muslim Brotherhood supporter gets Homeland Security promotion

    09/13/2013 10:40:47 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    http://www.bizpacreview.com ^ | september 13, 2013 | Michael Dorstewitz
    A controversial Homeland Security advisor who was recently promoted to senior fellow is a self-declared Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and Mohamed Morsi supporter. Mohamed Elibiary, who was appointed to the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council by then-Secretary Janet Napolitano in 2010, tweeted Thursday that his appointment was renewed and his position elevated: Mohamed Elibiary @MohamedElibiary I'm honored to be reappointed to Secretary's Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) and promoted to Sr. Fellow position @DHSgov #Service 12:38 PM - 12 Sep 2013 Elibiary’s tenure on the advisory council created controversy almost from the start. About a year after his appointment, PJ...
  • Does Obama Support the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt?

    08/23/2013 7:35:59 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | Aug 23, 2013 | Jay Newton-Small
    Yet Egyptians remain convinced that President Obama is backing the Muslim Brotherhood and deposed President Mohamed Morsi. At a lunch at the Egyptian Ambassador’s residence on Thursday, Dr. Mohamed Abou El-Ghar, head of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, bluntly warned a small gathering of journalists and policy wonks that he fears, “America is losing Egypt…There is a very strong perception that they are supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and they are against other parties,” he said. ... The latest evidence of Obama’s purported proclivity towards the Brotherhood came in Thursday’s State Department briefing, which has made headlines in Egypt. In it,...
  • McCain and Graham Meet With the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

    08/07/2013 1:09:36 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8/7/2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Arizona Senator John McCain is in Egypt with South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham just weeks after the new government, run by the Muslim Brotherhood, was overthrown by the military. Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was heavily protested by millions of people as he tried to turn the fragile State into a dictatorship under Sharia law. More from The Daily Beast: During their whirlwind tour of Cairo Tuesday, two top GOP senators held the most extensive meeting to date between U.S. officials and senior officials in the embattled Muslim Brotherhood, whose supporters are fighting in the streets to overturn last month’s...
  • Psaki: ‘We Have Determined That We Do Not Need to Make a Determination’ on Egypt

    08/06/2013 5:54:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/6/13 | Staff
    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told Matt Lee of the Associated Press Tuesday that the U.S. had “determined that we do not need to make a determination” over whether or not the ousting of Mohamed Morsi in Egypt was a coup. Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) called it a coup Tuesday, but the Obama administration has deliberately avoided using the word:
  • Egyptian Belly Dancer Protests President Obama's Muslim Brotherhood Support in a Viral Music Video

    08/05/2013 7:37:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/04/2013 | ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    • Egyptian anti-Obama video goes viral, blames him for siding with Muslim Brotherhood US President Barack Obama appears to have angered supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, as well as supporters of the army coup that toppled him on July 3. Leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is at the vanguard of the street protests against Morsi’s ouster, claim the US supported the coup. Those opposed to the Brotherhood claim Washington has been and still is supporting the Islamists. An example of the vitriol in the country can be seen in a new video clip featuring a song by...
  • Al Qaeda leader releases new message claiming US plotted to oust Morsi in Egpyt

    08/03/2013 3:16:31 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 26 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 3 August 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    On the same day that the U.S. Department of State issued a global terrorism warning, a message suspected to be from al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was posted on multiple jihadist web forums on Friday. In the 14-minute audio message, the 62-year-old al-Zawahiri criticizes the ouster of Muslim Brotherhood-backed former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy, blaming the military coup that resulted in his removal on Americans and 'Zionists.' The crusaders, the seculars, the Americanized army, (former Egyptian President Hosni) Mubarak's thugs and some members of Islamic parties with the support of Gulf money and American plotting, all agreed to topple Mohamed...
  • Egypt army launches Sinai operation to root out terrorists

    07/28/2013 5:31:33 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Saturday, July 27, 2013 | Yaakov Lappin
    The Egyptian military has launched an operation in the lawless Sinai peninsula to counter terror and violence against security forces which has intensified in the area since the overthrow of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, Egyptian media quoted military sources as saying Saturday. Operation "Desert Storm" comes amid a spike in attacks in Sinai which have killed around 20 policeman and soldiers since Morsi's ouster on July 3. During a tour of the southern border on Tuesday, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said that Egypt was poised to launch a large counter-terrorism operation against radical Islamic cells in Sinai. "We receive...
  • A Jewish-Thai conspiracy to stop the Turkish spaceship

    07/15/2013 12:21:11 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | July/03/2013 | BURAK BEKDİL
    Egypt’s deeply troubled president, Mohamed Morsi, proved to be too uncreative compared to his Turkish brothers in arms when he blamed the mass protests against his Muslim Brotherhood regime on foreign countries only. He could have been better inspired by his Turkish comrades. Even Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay was able to add some (well, the usual) sauce on his "evil foreign powers recipe": The Turkish unrest had been sparked by the Jewish diaspora. So, where, President Morsi, in your assessment of "Tahrir Square – Revisited," are the Jewish conspirators, Western capitals, financial lobbyists, global capitalists, BBC, CNN International,...
  • With dozens dead, U.S. tells Egypt to pull 'back from the brink'

    07/27/2013 5:08:58 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 minutes ago | Yasmine Saleh and Matt Robinson; Editing by Philip Barbara
    The United States urged Arab ally Egypt to pull "back from the brink" after security forces killed dozens of supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and opened a dangerous new phase in the army's confrontation with his Muslim Brotherhood... Washington, treading a fine line with an important Middle East ally and recipient of over $1 billion in military aid, urged the Egyptian security forces to respect the right to peaceful protest... U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to two senior members of Egypt's army-installed interim cabinet, expressing his "deep concern." "This is a pivotal moment for Egypt," he...
  • Obama Finds Foreign Affairs Do Not Bend to His Whims

    07/16/2013 3:30:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Foreign policy is hard. That's a lesson Barack Obama has been learning throughout his presidency. The world is not responding as he expected. It looks simpler from the outside. Promise to get out of Iraq and Afghanistan, proclaim yourself the tribune of hope and change, receive the adulation of giant crowds in Europe and accept the Nobel Peace Prize.Obama entered office, as many presidents have, with the assumption that his predecessor's policies were wrongheaded and could readily be reversed. Because he didn't look like other presidents, in his phrase, he believed he could change the attitudes unfriendly leaders had towards...
  • Pay Attention to Egypt

    07/11/2013 9:46:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2013 | Michael Reagan
    Overseas the Arab Spring is turning into the Arab Nightmare that everyone but the Obama administration always saw coming. At home the Obama Crew is fighting to socialize all of America's health care system, strangling the energy industry with new emissions regulations, and being exposed for ordering federal employees to spy on each other. And what do our mainstream media think is the most important issue of the day? The minute-by-minute play-by-play of the Zimmerman trial. Yes sir, America. Don't worry your little heads about the coming chaos in the Middle East. Or how the Obama administration's neutral position in...
  • Libyan official ties Morsi to Benghazi attack

    07/10/2013 10:39:11 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 26 replies
    WND ^ | July 10, 2013 | JEROME R. CORSI
    A letter by a top Libyan official blames the attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens on Mohamed Morsi, the now deposed president of Egypt...
  • Obama Wings it in Egypt

    07/10/2013 8:05:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Who says President Obama isn't a unifier? Last week, Edmund Sanders of the Los Angeles Times reported from Cairo: "As rival camps of Egyptians protest for and against the toppling of President Mohamed Morsi, there is a rare point of agreement: America is to blame." Both the Muslim Brotherhood and the coalition arrayed against it believe that the United States is against them. And, amazingly, both sides have a point. Obama supported Hosni Mubarak, our geriatric dictator-client, right up until the moment Mubarak needed us most. But when events, or just the news cycle, made that support difficult, Obama abandoned...
  • Islamists Not Ready For Democracy

    07/09/2013 5:56:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    The military coup that ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi marks another failure in U.S. foreign policy over several administrations, which have erroneously promoted the notion that American-style democracy in Islamic lands will produce a nation more like ours. The Founders wrote a Constitution. When properly read and obeyed, it guards against pure democracy and makes "we the people" subject to laws that cannot be abolished by popular vote. Benjamin Franklin properly called what the Founders wrought a "Republic." Representative government would guard against the passions of a majority. No such safeguards apply in Egypt, or for that matter throughout most...
  • Morsi Spurned Deals, Seeing Military as Tamed

    07/07/2013 8:55:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 6, 2013 | David D. Kirkpatrick and Mayy El Sheikh
    CAIRO — As President Mohamed Morsi huddled in his guard’s quarters during his last hours as Egypt’s first elected leader, he received a call from an Arab foreign minister with a final offer to end a standoff with the country’s top generals, senior advisers with the president said. The foreign minister said he was acting as an emissary of Washington, the advisers said, and he asked if Mr. Morsi would accept the appointment of a new prime minister and cabinet, one that would take over all legislative powers and replace his chosen provincial governors....
  • Another Day, Another Pharaoh

    07/06/2013 8:46:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    The revolution that overthrew Egypt's last pharaoh and installed a new one in his place now has been overthrown itself -- by military decree. As fully expected. Chaos breeds a demand for order, for clear authority, and what could be more authoritarian than military rule? This familiar process isn't confined to our own time, or just the Middle East. It may be the natural course of modern revolutions, which still follow the pattern set by the French one, and that make the American Revolution the great exception to a dismal rule -- a revolution that somehow brought liberty and order,...
  • Finessing Egypt's Second Spring 2013

    07/03/2013 2:08:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2013 | Austin Bay
    When Egypt's Arab Spring rebellion began in late January 2011, the most critical near-term uncertainty involved the Egyptian military. Just how would the military respond? How the military promoted, thwarted and/or helped mediate the inevitable redistribution of power among individuals and factions within the country would shape the next 50 years of Egyptian history. If the military acted with the long-term economic and political interests of the Egyptian people as its guide, the subsequent three or four decades of trial and error, adaptation and modernization -- scarred by occasional outbursts of violence and chaos -- would economically reward the Egyptian...
  • Egypt-Ethiopia water dispute escalates after threatening remarks

    06/08/2013 2:48:38 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 6, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman
    CAIRO — A battle over water has turned into a war of colorful rhetoric between Ethiopia and Egypt over the flow of the Nile, which begins in the African highlands but keeps Egypt from being swallowed entirely by desert. An ambitious Ethiopian dam project is diverting Nile waters that Cairo says will reduce the river's northward flow. The Egyptians have stumbled into crisis mode: At a meeting hosted by President Mohamed Morsi this week, several politicians, unaware TV cameras were rolling, suggested sabotaging or threatening to bomb the dam. Egypt can coordinate with Ethiopian rebels and "use them as a...
  • Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood says UN proposal on women will destroy the world

    03/14/2013 12:38:15 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/14/2014 | Dan Murphy
    The Muslim Brotherhood of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has greeted a UN proposal designed to reduce violence against women with unabashed horror.
  • Thomas Friedman Finally Admits the Arab Spring is a Disaster

    04/11/2013 5:21:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 10, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Deep Thoughts by Thomas Friedman But don’t worry, the term “admits” is a bit strong. It’s more like the weatherman who predicted there wouldn’t be a flood for a month straight clinging to an antenna on the roof of his house and trying to find reasons why he was right all along even while the sharks are circling his chimney. The standard fallback position for Tahrir’s international cheerleaders is to argue that we were expecting positive results too quickly. The term “Arab Spring” has to be retired. There is nothing springlike going on,” Friedman says. “It’s best we now speak...
  • Mursi warning stirs fears in Egypt opposition

    03/24/2013 1:02:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    AL Reuters ^ | 3/24/13 | Tom Perry
    (Reuters) - Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi threatened on Sunday to take unspecified steps to "protect this nation" after violent demonstrations against his Muslim Brotherhood, using vague but severe language that the opposition said heralded a crackdown. In remarks following clashes outside the Brotherhood's Cairo headquarters on Friday, Mursi warned that "necessary measures" would be taken against any politicians shown to be involved in what he described as violence and rioting. "If I am forced to do what is required to protect this nation, then I will do it. And I fear that I might be on the verge of doing...
  • The Obama Admin, NY Times, and the Islamist

    03/10/2013 11:32:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 10, 2013 | Michael Youssef
    Not only is The New York Times editorial page known for often being thin on facts, it is known for its cheerleading of the Obama administration—especially the administration’s shortsightedness regarding the Middle East. To prove that point, they recently published their March 4 editorial: Egypt Needs to Act. In the course of attempting to make their argument, the Times not only butchered the facts, they praised the terrible decision by the Obama administration to hand Egypt wads of US money. Go figure. They hailed Obama’s decision to send $250 million of hard-earned, taxpayer money to the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt...
  • Egyptians protest for army to return to power

    03/15/2013 11:15:23 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies
    France 24 ^ | 3/15/2013
    Hundreds of Egyptians demonstrated in Cairo on Friday to press for the army to assume power in a country plagued by unrest and instability two years after a revolution which toppled president Hosni Mubarak. The protest was held in eastern Cairo in response to a call by retired army officers and groups opposed to the Muslim Brotherhood, the party of President Mohamed Morsi. "The army must return" to power and "Down with the power of the guide," they chanted, referring to the Brotherhood's spiritual guide Mohamed Badie, as they waved portraits of General Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, the armed forces chief....
  • News Flash: Jews Are 'Apes And Pigs.' So Why Is Egypt's Morsi The Elephant In America's Newsrooms?

    01/13/2013 11:11:23 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/11/2013 | Richard Behar
    Last Friday, the sitting president of Egypt – the world’s 15th most populous nation — was exposed for calling Jews “apes and pigs.” And he did it in a TV interview (in Arabic) in 2010, less than two years before he took office. Needless to say, this was HUGE NEWS for American mass media! Only it wasn’t. (Knock, knock, New York Times? Anybody home?) In fact, to be fair to the paper of record, not a single major outlet has covered it. Not AP or Reuters. Not CBS News or CNN. Not Time magazine or U.S. News & World Report....
  • Egyptian Court Overturns Mubarak’s Conviction

    01/13/2013 11:23:18 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | Sunday, January 13, 2013 | David D. Kirkpatrick
    An Egyptian appeals court on Sunday overturned the life sentence of former President Hosni Mubarak for directing the killing of protesters, a ruling that could prolong a politically fraught legal battle over the fate of Egypt’s deposed autocrat two years after he was ousted. The court is said to have ordered a new trial. Although expected, the decision may also put the issue of retribution for Mr. Mubarak and his inner circle back in the news just as a campaign begins for new parliamentary elections, which are scheduled for April. The decision may also bolster the prospects of the Islamist...
  • The Year the Dreams Died

    12/27/2012 2:30:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/27/12 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The year 2012 saw the triumph of cold reality over pie-in-the-sky fantasies. Barack Obama in 2008 won an election on an upbeat message of change amid hopes that the first black president would mark a redemptive moment in American history. Four years later, the fantasies are gone. In continuing dismal economic times, Obama ran for reelection neither on his first-term achievements — Obamacare, bailouts, financial stimuli, and Keynesian mega-deficits — nor on more utopian promises. Instead, Obama’s campaign systematically reduced his rival, Wall Street financier Mitt Romney, to a conniving, felonious financial pirate who did dastardly things, from letting the...
  • Sharia the centerpiece of Egypt's new constitution. Thanks, Barack

    12/12/2012 9:38:50 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/12/12 | Doug Book
    Thanks to Barack Hussein Obama’s Arab Spring scheme of turning the Egypt of Hosni Mubarek into a “representative democracy,” the US is now reduced to watching as a former friend and ally morphs into an America-hating, Sharia-based theocracy. Six months after promising to build a government based on “freedom and social justice,” Egypt’s newly elected president Mohamed Morsi authored a decree granting himself a level of dictatorial authority which even Mubarek did not enjoy. As a result, demonstrations began throughout the nation culminating last week in Morsi fleeing the presidential palace in Cairo. (1) Though he has since rescinded most...
  • PHOTO: Hilarious Anti-Morsi Demonstrator Sign With Message to Obama

    12/04/2012 4:21:17 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 46 replies
    Self | December 4, 2012 | PJ-Comix
  • Some Egyptian police are siding with anti-Morsi protesters?

    12/04/2012 2:41:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Mohamed Lotfy@mlotfyamnesty Important question, are the police & army genuinely loyal to president or would they let him down at the first opportunity? #Egypt #Morsi 4 Dec 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Good question. Somebody loyal to President Mohamed Morsi is reportedly shooting tear gas at protesters from the Presidential Palace. On the other hand, according to unconfirmed reports from numerous Twitter users, some Egyptian riot police sympathize with the protesters. This Tweeter says some Egyptian police took off their uniforms, left them in a heap on the ground, and joined forces with the anti-Morsi protesters: Ashour@mhmmdashour Police get rid of...
  • Why Won’t Morsi Back Down? Read His Resume

    11/30/2012 11:20:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The New Republic ^ | November 30, 2012 | Eric Trager
    From the moment that tens of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets to protest President Mohamed Morsi’s power-grabbing constitutional declaration, western journalists largely assumed that Morsi would back down. From their vantage point, criticism of Morsi’s move from within his own government, threats of judicial strikes, and the sheer magnitude of popular anger could force Morsi, in the words of The New York Times, “to engage in the kind of give and take that democratic government requires.” So when Morsi met with judges on Monday evening and promised that his newly declared powers only applied to ill-defined “acts of...
  • Is the promise of U.S. troops in the Sinai an outright lie?

    11/28/2012 9:32:40 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/28/2012 | Doug Book
    Is the Gaza cease fire agreed to by Benjamin Netanyahu based on a lie told the PM by Barack Obama? Egypt’s president Mohamed Morsi should be forever beholding to Barack Hussein Obama. After all, Obama’s calculated ouster of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek gave Morsi the job of ruling the Middle East’s most populous nation. And ruling is the right word as Morsi has granted himself both dictatorial power and immunity from prosecution by Egypt’s courts. I “may take the necessary actions and measures to protect the country and the goals of the revolution,” writes the Egyptian president in Article...
  • 'Pharaoh' Morsi

    11/27/2012 5:35:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    The diplomatic hosannas for Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi following his brokering of the recent ceasefire between Hamas and Israel were still being heard even as the former head of the Muslim Brotherhood started behaving like a pharaoh. Morsi "temporarily" seized new powers that, among other things, forbid judicial review of his policies. What ought to amaze us is how many times Western and especially U.S. diplomats have gone to the Arab-Muslim well, believing they will find something different at the bottom. Egypt, Hamas and even Iran string us along like a cad with a bevy of women in his orbit...
  • Egypt's Morsi assumes sweeping powers, branded new pharaoh (0bama taking notes?)

    11/22/2012 4:32:37 PM PST · by Arthurio · 18 replies
    CAIRO — Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi assumed sweeping powers on Thursday, drawing criticism that he is seeking to become a "new pharaoh" and raising questions about the gains of last year's uprising which ousted Hosni Mubarak. The move is a blow to the pro-democracy movement that toppled the long-time president, himself derided by many as a pharaoh, and raises concerns that Islamists will be further ensconced in power. Opposition forces denounced the declaration as a "coup" and called for nationwide protests on Friday. "The president can issue any decision or measure to protect the revolution," according to a decree...
  • Left Wants Multiculturalism to Trump Free Speech

    10/04/2012 4:06:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The American Left used to champion free expression. We were lectured -- correctly -- that the price of being repulsed by occasional crude talk and art was worth paying. Only that way could Americans ensure our daily right to criticize those with greater power and influence whom we found wrong and objectionable. When 1950s comedian Lenny Bruce titillated his audiences with the F-word and crude sex talk, liberals came to his defense. They reminded us that vulgar speech is not a crime: The First Amendment was not just designed to protect uplifting expression, but also rarer blasphemous and indecent speech....
  • Can’t Promote Freedom Abroad as it Disappears at Home

    10/01/2012 3:29:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2012 | Star Parker
    Baseball player Yogi Berra once said “you can see a lot just by looking.” Simple wisdom, that President Obama is not likely to heed. In order to see you have to want to look at the truth that’s actually out there. With reality so different from how our president wishes to portray it, he has little interest in seeing things as they really are. The president delivered a “Kumbaya” appeal this past week to the current session of the United Nations General Assembly. The pitch, about peaceful resolution of disputes, tolerance, and free speech, was clearly aimed at Muslim nations....
  • Who Needs Reform Most: Egypt or America?

    09/27/2012 5:34:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    Prior to leaving Egypt for the United Nations General Assembly, Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi told The New York Times the United States needs to "fundamentally change" its approach to the Arab world. That includes, he said, showing greater respect for Arab values, as well as helping to build a Palestinian state. Is there an Arab equivalent for the Yiddish word "Chutzpah"? It isn't the policies and attitude of the United States toward the Arab world that need changing. It's the attitude and policies of the Arab world that need to change. For a former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood,...
  • Richard Haass Schools Gullible Andrea Mitchell As She Gushes Over Morsi

    09/24/2012 6:16:00 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How many times have gullible—or cynical—Americans tried to convince themselves and others that dangerous foreign leaders were really "moderates"? Take Hillary Clinton, for example. Little more than a year ago Clinton proclaimed Bashir Assad, the brutal Syrian dictator whose hands are stained with the blood of his people, a "reformer." Now comes Andrea Mitchell, gushing over Mohamed Morsi, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood turned President of Egypt. On today's Morning Joe, Mitchell excitedly reported that visiting American business execs said he "sounded like a Western European leader." Mitchell assured viewers that "there's a lot of hope about what Morsi represents."...
  • The Consequences of Obama's Bungled Mideast Policy

    09/17/2012 1:17:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2012 | Michael Barone
    In Libya, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three colleagues were murdered Tuesday. Earlier that day, protesters in Egypt stormed the U.S. embassy and tore down the American flag. It was "the day the roof fell in," proclaimed blogger and historian Walter Russell Mead. Barack Obama's "efforts to reconcile the U.S. and moderate Islamism -- in part by distancing the U.S. from Israel -- have angered Israel without reducing Islamist bitterness against the United States." In other words, his Middle East policies are in shambles. His assumption that a president "who doesn't look like other presidents" would endear America to Arabs...
  • Was the revolution lost in Tunisia and Egypt?

    09/05/2012 10:30:41 PM PDT · by Rabin · 1 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 05 Sep 2012 | Not Identified
    First it was the media, now it is the artists. Censorship in the birthplace of the so-called Arab Spring - Tunisia - is back. The government has already been accused of clamping down on reporters. And now, two Tunisian artists have been charged. Their crime: creating sculptures that the authorities say are harmful to public order and good morals. Nadia Jelassi's work is of a veiled woman surrounded by rocks and suggests she is being stoned, while Mohamed Ben Slama's work is of a child with ants streaming from a schoolbag that spelt out "God". Meanwhile in Egypt, two journalists...
  • Morsi 'to Make Changes in Camp David Accords'

    08/15/2012 10:13:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 8/14/2012, 3:36 PM | Gil Ronen
    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will discuss, in coming days, making changes in the Camp David Accord signed with Israel. The changes will allow Egypt "to implement its full sovereignty over the Sinai Peninsula." …
  • In Upheaval for Egypt, Morsi Forces Out Military Chiefs

    08/13/2012 2:13:31 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 12, 2012 | KAREEM FAHIM
    CAIRO — President Mohamed Morsi of Egypt forced the retirement on Sunday of his powerful defense minister, the army chief of staff and other senior generals, moving more aggressively than ever before to reclaim political power that the military had seized since the fall of Hosni Mubarak last year. Mr. Morsi also nullified a constitutional declaration, issued by the military before he took office on June 30, that had gutted the authority of his office. On Sunday, he replaced it with his own declaration, one that gave him broad legislative and executive powers and, potentially, a decisive role in the...
  • Egyptian elected 'fascist Muslim Brotherhood' Mohamed Mursi's FACTSHEET

    06/18/2012 9:30:57 AM PDT · by Milagros · 9 replies
    Egypt's fascist Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Mursi, growing danger against Women, Christians, Israel... Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Candidate Wants Christians to "convert, pay tribute, or leave." Christian Post, May 31, 2012. http://www.christianpost.com/news/egypts-muslim-brotherhood-candidate-wants-christians-to-convert-pay-tribute-or-leave-the-country-75821/"Egypt's Copts back Shafiq as anti-Islamist bulwark," Egyptian Gazette, June 16, 2012. http://213.158.162.45/~egyptian/index.php?action=news&id=26152&title=Egypt's%20Copts%20back%20Shafiq%20as%20anti-Islamist%20bulwark Egypt's presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq has tried to establish his democratic credentials and said his Muslim Brotherhood rival would bring back the "dark ages". Shafiq added the Muslim Brotherhood tried to blackmail the Christian Copts and prevent them from exercising their voting rights. While on Tuesday, his competitor Mohammed Morsi vowed to ensure the full rights of...