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  • In court, Egypt’s ousted Mubarak defends his rule

    08/13/2014 6:51:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 13, 2014 8:07 AM EDT
    Egypt’s deposed President Hosni Mubarak on Wednesday denied that he ordered protesters killed during an uprising in 2011, in his first lengthy speech to a court as his year-old retrial draws to an end. The 86-year-old Mubarak was speaking from a gurney inside a cage that holds defendants, listing the achievements of his 29-year rule. He said he was not forced from power in 2011 but gave it up voluntarily so that Egypt would avert an “abyss.” “Mohammed Hosni Mubarak would never order the killing of protesters … or shedding the blood of Egyptians,” he said in an emotional plea...
  • Egypt’s Mubarak breaks leg in hospital

    06/19/2014 7:18:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 19, 2014 9:31 AM EDT | Maggie Michael
    Egypt’s ousted President Hosni Mubarak broke his leg at a Cairo military hospital on Thursday, where he is serving a three-year prison sentence in a corruption case, a security official said. The official said the 86-year-old Mubarak slipped in the bathroom and broke the upper part of his thigh bone, adding that he would need surgery. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to media. …
  • Clinton describes daylight with Obama on Egypt

    06/07/2014 4:32:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 6, 2014 9:52 PM EDT | Bradley Klapper and Ken Thomas
    Distancing herself from some of the Obama administration’s handling of the Arab Spring, Hillary Rodham Clinton says in her upcoming book that she pushed for Hosni Mubarak to initiate an orderly transition of power in Egypt but was overruled by President Barack Obama’s call for the strongman to stand down immediately. In her book “Hard Choices,” a copy of which was purchased by The Associated Press, Clinton describes an administration split during the frantic days of Arab protests in 2011. She includes herself among an old guard of cautious realists such as Vice President Joe Biden, national security adviser Tom...
  • How Sisi plotted to become Egypt’s president—even while Hosni Mubarak was in power

    06/01/2014 10:06:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:00AM BST 01 Jun 2014 | Richard Spencer
    Egypt’s new strongman drew up a blueprint for the army to seize power in case of a revolution against ex-president Hosni Mubarak as long ago as 2010, senior advisers have revealed. Abdulfattah el-Sisi, who won 97 percent of the vote in last week’s presidential election, was little known to either Egyptians or the outside world before his swift rise to power. […] Mr. Sisi was seen as Mr. (Mohammed) Morsi’s choice because of his well-documented religious piety. No Brotherhood supporter could have risen so high in the army, but a thesis that Mr. Sisi wrote in 2006 while on secondment...
  • Israel and Russia are getting along. Have the neocons noticed?

    04/16/2014 8:45:25 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 45 replies
    The Week ^ | 4/16/2014 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Russia and Israel seem to have a growing affinity for each other. A few weeks ago, Israel abstained from a vote in the UN censuring Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported [link at URL] that this is a sore spot for the White House and a diplomatic novum on the world scene. A senior Israeli official said that Israel's absence from the United Nations vote was viewed around the world as an extremely irregular measure, a departure from a long-standing Israeli policy of voting with the United States in the UN. While the Americans viewed...
  • AP interview: Female party head doubts Egypt path

    02/24/2014 11:37:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 24, 2014 2:19 PM EST | Mariam Rizk
    The first woman elected to head an Egyptian political party expressed doubt over the country’s transition to democracy on Monday, criticizing the interim authorities’ increasing intolerance of dissent. Hala Shukrallah, a 59-year-old Coptic Christian, condemned the security crackdown that has resulted in mass detentions and trials in the months since the military overthrew the Islamist president last July. […] Hundreds of Islamists have been killed and thousands detained. But by the end of last year and with the issuance of a draconian protest law, the appetite for dissent decreased and the clampdown widened to include some of the main figures...
  • The U.S.-Saudi crackup reaches a dramatic tipping point

    10/23/2013 7:57:34 PM PDT · by Rabin · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 23 at 6:12 pm | DAVID IGNATIUS
    The strange thing about the crackup in U.S.-Saudi relations is that it has been on the way for more than two years, like a slow-motion car wreck, but nobody in Riyadh or Washington has done anything to avert it. Snip//follow on to freep Red Badger//
  • Egypt’s Mubarak to be put under house arrest

    08/22/2013 3:30:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 22, 2013 2:37 AM EDT | Sarah El Deeb
    Egypt’s deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak is expected to be freed from prison and placed under house arrest on Thursday after being ordered released the previous day, following more than two years in detention. The development is a new twist in the saga of the long-time president, toppled in Egypt’s popular uprising in 2011, and could potentially stoke tensions in the deeply divided nation. It could also amplify the anger against the military-backed government and Islamist allegations that last month’s military coup against Mubarak’s successor, Mohammed Morsi, was a step toward restoring the old regime. … In a statement, Tamarod warned...
  • Egyptian court orders Hosni Mubarak's release from prison

    08/21/2013 6:52:09 AM PDT · by don-o · 17 replies
    Reuters via UK Guardian ^ | August 21, 2013 | Reuters in Cairo
    The former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak could be freed from prison on Thursday, his lawyer told Reuters, after a court ordered his release in a corruption case that was the last remaining legal grounds for his detention. Leaving the Cairo prison where the court convened, Fareed el-Deeb said: "The court decided to release him." Asked when, he said: "Maybe tomorrow." Mubarak, 85, is being retried on charges of ordering the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that led to his downfall. However, he has served the maximum amount of pre-trial detention permitted in that case.
  • Egypt's Mubarak may be freed; U.S. warns on Brotherhood

    08/19/2013 2:28:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/19/13 | Alistair Lyon and Asma Alsharif
    Newark, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Is 27 the new 18 when it comes to living at your parents' house? According to the US census Bureau, at least 1 in 4 N.J. adults, ages 18-31 live at home and 42% are 24 or older. Experts call it an "epidemic" of millennials leaching off their parents, but does a bad economy and student loan debt crisis justify the situation? A new survey from Coldwell Banker says parents in the Northeast region are more lenient on this than anywhere else in the US on children moving back home. But, according to the survey,...
  • Egypt court orders Mubarak’s release, officials say

    08/19/2013 5:27:00 AM PDT · by don-o · 28 replies
    AP via Boston Globe ^ | August 19, 2013 | HAMZA HENDAWI
    CAIRO — Egyptian judiciary officials say former President Hosni Mubarak could be freed from custody this week. They say a court on Monday ordered his release in a corruption case that alleged he and his two sons embezzled funds for presidential palaces.
  • Clueless about Cairo coup

    07/06/2013 7:13:24 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 15 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 7/5/2013 | Carolyne B. Glick
    Wednesday Egypt had its second revolution in so many years. And there is no telling how many more revolutions it will have in the coming months, or years. This is the case not only in Egypt, but throughout the Islamic world. The American foreign policy establishment's rush to romanticize as the Arab Spring the political instability that engulfed the Arab world following the self-immolation of a Tunisian peddler in December 2010 was perhaps the greatest demonstration ever given of their utter cluelessness about the nature of Arab politics and society. Their enthusiastic embrace of protesters who have now brought down...
  • Statement by President Barack Obama on Egypt (and photo)

    07/03/2013 4:15:30 PM PDT · by kristinn · 77 replies
    The White House ^ | Wednesday, July 3, 2013 | Barack Hussein Obama II
    President Barack Obama meets with members of his national security team to discuss the situation in Egypt, in the Situation Room of the White House, July 3, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) 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...
  • Would Obama rather have no-freedom-of-religion Muslim Brotherhood, or an autocrat that does allow...

    07/01/2013 3:29:44 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 4 replies
    7/1/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    ...freedom of religion? One of the reasons that anti-suppressive government protestors (not merely anti-government protestors) in Egypt are protesting Morsi is the apparent lack of freedom of religion in Muslim Brotherhood-run Egypt. Before Morsi, there was the autocratic ruler Mubarak, certainly not the archetype of representative rule, but one who was light-years ahead of the Muslim Brotherhood when it came to allowing religious freedom. If you can have Democratically-elected rulers, why not have freedom of religion to go along with this as well as freedom of speech? How Democratic are they if they suppress these freedoms? They need NEITHER the...
  • Obama’s Benghazi Propagandist

    05/08/2013 5:35:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 8, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Obama’s Benghazi PropagandistPosted By Matthew Vadum On May 8, 2013 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments A young White House speechwriter may be responsible for concocting the official lies about last September’s deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.The Obama administration’s rapidly unravelling narrative about what happened at the U.S. consulate in Libya’s second-largest city may have been cooked up by creative writer Ben Rhodes, the president’s 30-something Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting.The origin of the administration’s desperate election-season fabrications may come up today as a congressional committee...
  • Does Obama Care More About Benghazi Families, or Himself?

    05/06/2013 3:37:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 6, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    The Benghazi scandal is easy to understand, and that’s what makes it so dangerous for the White House. Simply, the Obama administration’s narrative — that al-Qaeda was on the run, that Hosni Mubarak had to go, and that the Arab Spring was a good thing — was proven false when four brave Americans were killed. Because the administration was a slave to their own narrative, rather than aggressively fighting al-Qaeda, rather than recognizing the $50 billion investment in Mubarak’s stability, and rather than realizing that the upheaval they sponsored in the Middle East empowered Muslim Brotherhood radicals, they lied repeatedly...
  • The Game of Thrones in North Africa

    01/18/2013 1:14:36 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 14 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | 13 January 2013 | Michael J. Totten
    It feels strange visiting a country like Morocco and listening to people extol the virtues of a political system my country waged a revolution against. Morocco has a king, and he’s a real one too, not some kind of a figurehead. But I went there, I listened, and after almost ten years of visiting Middle Eastern countries wracked by tyranny, terrorism, botched revolutions, and wars, I was perhaps a bit more willing to hear what they had to say than I might have been a decade ago. A monarchy is a tough sell for Americans. The founders of our country...
  • Egypt’s Mubarak taken to military hospital after fall

    12/20/2012 2:24:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    France 24 ^ | 19 December 2012 - 22H11 | (AFP)
    Egypt’s ousted president Hosni Mubarak was transferred on Wednesday to a military hospital almost a week after slipping and injuring himself in a prison shower, a security official said. Mubarak was taken by ambulance from Torah jail to the Maadi military hospital in Cairo under heavy police protection, the official said, adding that the former strongman was due to undergo a head scan. …
  • Hillary Stumbles, Suffers A Concussion, Won’t Testify

    12/15/2012 1:26:09 PM PST · by Starman417 · 57 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-15-12 | Skookum
    Some might wonder if it was the cervesa or the stomach flu, but it looks like Hillary took a dive and is down for the count. From The Department of State: While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion. She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors. At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office soon. How convenient, she is looking forward...
  • Egypt's Mubarak hurt after slipping in prison shower: report

    12/15/2012 6:20:24 PM PST · by null and void · 16 replies
    France24 ^ | 15 DECEMBER 2012 - 19H32 
    AFP - Egypt's ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak, who is serving a life sentence, was injured when he slipped in a prison shower on Saturday, the official MENA news agency reported. The former president, who was sentenced over the killings of protesters during the uprising that toppled him last year, was being treated for a head wound and bruising in the medical ward of the south Cairo prison, MENA reported. Mubarak, 84, ruled Egypt for three decades before he was forced to resign on February 11, 2011 following 18 days of mass protests. He was sentenced to life in June along...
  • Egypt's Mursi Leaves Palace as Police Battle Protesters

    12/04/2012 9:55:46 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 4, 2012 | Yasmine Saleh and Marwa Awad
    (Reuters) - Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said. Police fired teargas at demonstrators angered by Mursi's drive to hold a referendum on a new constitution on December 15. Some broke through police lines around his palace and protested next to the perimeter wall. Several thousand people had gathered nearby in what they dubbed "last warning" protests against Mursi, who infuriated opponents with a November 22 decree that expanded his powers. "The people want the downfall of the regime," the...
  • Morsi declares expanded powers, bans breakup of assembly penning constitution

    11/22/2012 1:50:57 PM PST · by Founding Father · 10 replies
    RT ^ | 22 November, 2012
    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi made several decrees Thursday that will shape the country’s constitution and, he says, safeguard its “revolutionary” future. They include a ruling that none of his decisions can be overturned by any authority. Morsi gave the Constituent Assembly a two month deadline to finish drafting a new constitution, ruling that no authority may dissolve it until the country's defining document is completed. He further ruled that no authority may dissolve the Shura Council, the upper house of Egypt's parliament. In a move likely to bring criticism that the Egyptian president is inappropriately expanding his powers, he also...
  • Egyptian Sheikh Behind Mubarak Assassination Plot Released (Morsi pardons Luxor leader)

    09/27/2012 6:47:41 PM PDT · by kristinn · 26 replies
    Ahram ^ | Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya leader Mostafa Hamza, detained for terrorist activity and attempt on Hosni Mubarak's life, released Tuesday by President Morsi's pardon Egypt's security authorities released, Tuesday, Mostafa Hamza, a prominent radical Sheikh charged with attempting to assassinate former president Hosni Mubarak in Ethiopia in1995. Hamza, a leading member of Islamic organisation Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya, was extradited to Egypt from Iran in 2004. He was detained following terrorism-related charges that included being a member of Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. SNIP(The wire services are ignoring this news. We learned about it via FrontPageMag which highlighted that Hamza was behind the Luxor massacre. FPM excerpted...
  • Feds Arrest Somali-Born Teen After Car-Bomb Sting at Oregon Christmas Tree Ceremony

    11/26/2010 10:39:29 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 149 replies
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  • In Arab Spring, Obama Finds a Sharp Test (and Fails Utterly)

    09/25/2012 3:15:12 PM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 9/24/2012 | HELENE COOPER and ROBERT F. WORTH
    President Hosni Mubarak did not even wait for President Obama’s words to be translated before he shot back. “You don’t understand this part of the world,” the Egyptian leader broke in. “You’re young.” Mr. Obama, during a tense telephone call the evening of Feb. 1, 2011, had just told Mr. Mubarak that his speech, broadcast to hundreds of thousands of protesters in Tahrir Square in Cairo, had not gone far enough. Mr. Mubarak had to step down, the president said. Minutes later, a grim Mr. Obama appeared before hastily summoned cameras in the Grand Foyer of the White House. The...
  • The Smoking Gun: Smuggling the Sheikh's Documents

    06/04/2002 9:54:06 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 111+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 3, 2002
    FBI affidavit details Abdel-Rahman's jailhouse pipeline JUNE 3--Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman laughed at the ease with which his legal team improperly smuggled messages that allowed the Muslim extremist to continue directing terrorist operations while serving a life sentence in a Minnesota prison cell, according to a sealed FBI affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun. Abdel-Rahman joked that "trained doves" were transporting messages to his disciples. "I really would like that they arrest those doves. I wish that one day I read, 'The FBI was able to arrest the doves that are contacting the Sheikh.'" The convicted terrorist then added, "as...
  • Stunned NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent Wonders Why Obama Supported Mubarak Overthrow

    09/13/2012 10:35:47 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 53 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 13, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Quick! Get NBC's Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel a chair. Engel claims that he was so shocked at Barack Obama's statement that he now considers Egypt neither an ally nor an enemy that he "almost had to sit down."  So if this is true, why did Obama support the overthrow of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak who was very much our ally, Engel wonders. Here (and below the fold) in this video is Engel in desperate need of a chair over the shock administered by Obama's uncertainity about whether Egypt is friend or foe.
  • Debunked: The myth of a caring Obama White House

    09/03/2012 4:34:26 PM PDT · by xzins · 6 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 3 Sep 12 | Gidon Ben-Zvi
    The administration of US President Barack Obama reacted sharply to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s recent comment that Obama had “thrown allies like Israel under the bus” regarding Iran’s nuclear weapons program. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters that assistance “… provided to Israel by the United States has never been greater than it has been under President Obama. We have an extremely close relationship with Israel, which is appropriate given our unshakable commitment to Israel’s security.” Barack Obama an erstwhile supporter of the Zionist enterprise? Such drivel may stick with Hollywood’s glitterati, but outside of Tinseltown, the...
  • Ailing Egypt seeks $4.8 billion IMF loan

    08/22/2012 6:22:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/22/12 | Maggie Michael - ap
    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt formally asked the International Monetary Fund for a $4.8 billion loan on Wednesday, seeking a desperately needed rescue package for its faltering economy but raising the possibility of painful restructuring in a country still reeling since its revolution more than 18 months ago. The loan deal, which Egypt says it will reach by the end of the year, presents a major test to the Muslim Brotherhood-rooted president, Mohammed Morsi, the country's first ever freely elected leader, brought to power after the fall of Hosni Mubarak. The IMF has avoided making specific conditions for a loan but...
  • When Jihad Came to America (Omar Abdel Rahman)

    03/28/2008 2:08:28 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 6 replies · 371+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | March 2008 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    When Jihad Came to America by Andrew C. McCarthy On May 2 and 3, 1990, the U.S. embassy in Cairo alerted its counterpart in Khartoum that Egypt’s “leading radical,” Omar Abdel Rahman, was on his way to Sudan. Warning that his ultimate plan might be to seek exile in the United States, the Cairo embassy asked its colleagues to pass along any information they might learn about his activities on Sudanese soil. What did U.S. officials already know about Abdel Rahman in 1990? As the 9/11 Commission would later determine, they knew that he had been arrested repeatedly in Egypt...
  • Hosni Mubarak 'clinically dead'

    06/19/2012 2:44:39 PM PDT · by marthemaria · 27 replies
    http://www.wjla.com ^ | June 19, 2012 - 05:30 pm | Staff
    Mubarak was moved out of prison to a military hospital Tuesday after the 84-year-old ousted leader suffered a stroke and his condition rapidly deteriorated, officials said, adding a new element of uncertainty just as a potentially explosive fight opened over who will succeed him, with both candidates claiming to have won last weekend's presidential election. The developments add further layers to what is threatening to become a new chapter of unrest and political power struggles in Egypt, 16 months after Mubarak was ousted by a popular uprising demanding democracy. The campaign of Mubarak's former prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, said Tuesday...
  • Egypt: Mubarak's health said deteriorating

    06/06/2012 1:36:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 6, 2012 1:05 PM ET | HAMZA HENDAWI and MAGGIE MICHAEL
    Hosni Mubarak's health entered a "dangerous" phase on Wednesday, and doctors had to administer oxygen five times to help the deposed Egyptian leader breathe, according to security officials at his prison. Mubarak's health crisis came days after he was sentenced to life in prison for failing to stop the killing of protesters in the uprising that unseated him last year. The officials at Torah prison south of Cairo said Mubarak, 84, was suffering from shock and high blood pressure as well as breathing problems. Specialists were called in to examine him, and a transfer to a military hospital was being...
  • From pharaoh to prisoner: Hosni Mubarak given life sentence for murder

    06/02/2012 11:53:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 5:46PM BST 02 Jun 2012 | Nick Meo, Cairo
    For nearly 30 years he was the pharaoh-like ruler whose word was law; the plunderer of billions of pounds of government money and controller of Egypt’s brutal police state. On Saturday night Hosni Mubarak began a new life as a convicted murderer. A broken and humiliated man of 84, he was flown by helicopter to Torah prison—where many of his enemies had once been jailed—just two hours after hearing a Cairo judge pronounce a life sentence on him for complicity in the murder of 850 protesters. He appeared to be in tears and at first refused to leave the plane...
  • Obama's Chickens Come Home To Roost In Egypt

    02/14/2012 5:48:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | February 14, 2012
    Mideast: As the president sneaks more money in the budget for Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood thugs he helped install in Cairo show their gratitude by threatening to attack Israel. For three decades, the U.S. essentially paid Egypt not to attack our closest ally in the region. The policy worked to maintain peace. But Obama nullified that deal by backing Islamist revolutionaries against reliably pro-U.S. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Now the bribe has lost its effect. The new Egyptian leadership, led by the virulently anti-Jewish Muslim Brotherhood, this week issued a warning to Washington that it should understand that "what was...
  • A portrait of Muslim Brotherhood's supreme authority

    03/01/2011 11:49:43 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/02/2011 | THE MEIR AMIT INTELLIGENCE AND TERRORISM INFORM
    Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, who preached in Tahrir Square 10 days ago, loathes Israel, justifies suicide bombings against its civilians. 1. Sheikh Dr. Yusuf Abdallah al-Qaradawi is a central figure affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood. He was expelled from Egypt and found refuge in Qatar, operating from there throughout the Muslim world. 2. Many consider him the supreme religious and ideological authority for the Muslim Brotherhood, although he is not officially its leader. (In the past, he refused to accept the title of the Muslim Brotherhood’s General Guide). He is influential in Egypt and considered one of the most important Sunni...
  • ElBaradei pulls out of Egypt vote, faults generals

    01/15/2012 3:38:58 AM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    Mohamed ElBaradei pulled out of the race for the Egyptian presidency on Saturday, the Nobel Peace Prize winner saying "the previous regime" was still running the country which has been governed by army generals since Hosni Mubarak was deposed. "My conscience does not permit me to run for the presidency or any other official position unless it is within a real democratic system," said the former head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog, once seen a leading contender for the presidency.
  • BREAKING: Ayman al-Zawahiri is Al Qaeda’s New ‘Emir’

    05/20/2011 2:59:50 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 27 replies
    Global Freedom ^ | Michael van der Galien
    This is breaking news: Ayman al-Zawahiri has officially been named ‘emir’ of Al Qaeda. This makes him the successor of Obama bin Laden, who was taken out by a team of Navy Seals earlier this month. Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports that it has read classified documents from the Dutch secret intelligence organization (AIVD). According to the documents, Al-Zawahiri was appointed as Al Qaeda’s new leader during a meeting on May 9, a week after the death of OBL. “On May 9, the leadership of Al Qaeda elected Al-Zawahiri during a meeting in the tribal areas, between Afghanistan and Pakistan”,...
  • Hosni Mubarak: Egypt prosecutors seek death penalty

    01/05/2012 9:57:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/05/2012
    Prosecutors at the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak have demanded the death penalty for him. Mr Mubarak is being tried in Cairo on charges of ordering the killing of demonstrators during unrest which led to his overthrow last year. The demand also applies to former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly and six other former security chiefs. More than 800 protesters were killed during an 18-day revolt before Mr Mubarak was ousted on 11 February. "Any fair judge must issue a death sentence for these defendants," prosecutor Mustafa Khater said, according to AFP. "He [Mubarak] can never, as the head...
  • Ganzouri to become Egypt's prime minister, military says

    11/24/2011 3:47:16 PM PST · by ColdOne · 5 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 11/24/11 | CNN Wire Staff
    Cairo (CNN) -- Kamal Ganzouri has agreed to become Egypt's prime minister and will form a new government, an Egyptian army spokesman said Thursday. This development -- announced by Lt. Col. Amr Imam -- comes days after former Prime Minister Essam Sharaf and his government quit en masse, and just days before Monday's parliamentary elections, which Egypt's military rulers vowed Thursday will go on despite ongoing violence and unrest. Ganzouri, who was Egypt's prime minister between 1996 and 1999 under President Hosni Mubarak, could not be reached to confirm his appointment. He met Thursday with Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, field marshal...
  • Egyptian Report: Israeli Assassins Captured

    10/27/2011 6:18:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/10/11 | Elad Benari
    Egyptian security forces recently foiled an Israeli attempt to assassinate former President Hosni Mubarak and other senior Egyptian officials, the Egyptian weekly Rose al-YÅ«suf reported on Thursday. According to the report, the attempt was foiled after the members of the group were arrested. The group numbered four people, including one Egyptian citizen and three Israelis, the report said. A senior Egyptian security official told Rose al-YÅ«suf that the assassination was supposed to be carried out using a sniper, while Mubarak was hospitalized in Sharm el-Sheikh following his ouster earlier this year. The four were caught after one of the group...
  • Analysis / Mubarak falls, Sinai terror rises

    08/18/2011 10:19:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 8/18/11 | Anshel Pfeffer
    The series of terror attacks that took place early Thursday afternoon on the road leading from the Israeli-Egyptian border to Eilat did not come as a surprise to Israel's senior security officials. They had expected it would occur at some stage or another. The escalating security situation in the Sinai Peninsula, continuous work on the new border barrier and the frustration of terror groups within the Gaza Strip who - for some time now - have not managed to successfully carry out a terror attack from within the Strip, all pointed at the likelihood of an attempt to attack via...
  • No Way To Treat A Dictator

    08/03/2011 5:51:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 3, 2011 | Staff
    Rule Of Law: What does it say about the prospects for democracy in Egypt when its military rulers put former dictator Hosni Mubarak, caged and on a gurney, through a show trial? Very little, if history is any guide. The Arab world is cringing with apprehension at the hasty, desperate trial of the former despot, who until February ruled Egypt with an iron hand for 30 years. It's not that the charges against Mubarak — corruption and violence against protestors — are likely false. It's that this trial has all the earmarks of mob-pleasing revanchism that will shake citizens' trust...
  • On first day of trial, lawyer charges Mubarak is an imposter

    08/03/2011 3:02:22 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 18 replies
    On the first day of the trial of former Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak, a lawyer in the courtroom declared that Mubarak had actually died in 2004 and that the man believed to be Mubarak was an imposter imposed on Egypt in some Israeli-American conspiracy, according to Britain’s Telegraph newspaper.
  • "Justice" Who are they kiding? Nothing changed in oppressive hypocritic [Arab-Muslim World] Egypt

    08/03/2011 6:54:58 AM PDT · by Righting · 7 replies
    Egypt sit-in despite concessions‎ BBC News - 12 Jul 2011 Protesters complain that nothing has changed, and believe the military rulers ... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-14128073 Daily Life in Egypt after the Revolution Remains the Same; but One ... 12 Jul 2011 - In terms of the everyday life of the people, nothing has changed in Egypt after the revolution... http://hetq.am/eng/news/2870/ Humbling of the pharoah | Anne Penketh | Independent The ... blogs.independent.co.uk [3 August, 2011] The received opinion in the West in recent days has been that nothing has changed in Egypt since the downfall of Mubarak... http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2011/08/03/the-humbling-of-the-pharoah/
  • Will Mubarak of Egypt be Hanged Like Saddam Hussein?

    08/02/2011 10:32:57 AM PDT · by pinochet · 16 replies
    8/2/11 | Pinochet
    The latest news from Egypt, is that former President Mubarak will be put on trial, for ordering the shooting of demonstrators. If he is found guilty, he will be executed. This was one of the demands that was made by the demonstrators at Tahrir Square. A news story on the coming trial: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle-east/mubarak-trial-a-decisive-moment-for-egypt/2011/08/01/gIQAfYCNpI_story.html Do you think he will be executed like Saddam Hussein?
  • Egyptians fear army rulers acting as new Mubaraks (imagine that!)

    07/17/2011 9:53:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    AP ^ | 7/17/11
    The soldiers shouted, "Raise your head high, you're Egyptian." It was one of the most inspiring chants by young protesters during Egypt's revolution, encapsulating the newfound pride of a people rising up after a lifetime of humiliation under authoritarian rule. From the soldiers, it was a taunt. They barked it over and over at an activist lying belly down on the ground, stripped to his boxers, his hands and right leg tied behind his back. Each time Ramy Issam obeyed, he said, a soldier would stomp his head back onto the marble of the courtyard in Cairo's Egyptian Museum. To...
  • Mubarak's lawyer says ex-president suffered stroke

    07/17/2011 12:13:13 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    Hosni Mubarak's lawyer said Sunday that the ousted Egyptian president suffered a stroke and is in a coma. However a top medical official with knowledge of his condition denied the report and said Mubarak was stable.
  • Former Egyptian President Mubarak in Coma, Lawyer Says

    07/17/2011 10:51:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 17, 2011 | AP
    DEVELOPING: CAIRO -- Hosni Mubarak's lawyer and state television are reporting that the ousted Egyptian president has suffered a stroke and is in a coma.
  • Mubarak suffers cardiac arrest, in a coma, lawyer says

    07/17/2011 10:47:51 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 40 replies
    Jeruselem Post ^ | July 17th 2011 | via Reuters
    Former Egyptian president, 83, due to stand trial for the killing of protesters and abuse of power on August 3; news of cardiac arrest follows reports that he's suffering from cancer. Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak suffered a cardiac arrest and is currently in a coma, his attorney said on Thursday. Last month, Mubarak's lawyer said the ousted Egyptian leader was suffering from cancer. Mubarak, 83, was forced from office in February after a popular uprising. He is due to stand trial on Aug. 3. for the killing of protesters and abuse of power, charges he denies. He has been...
  • Thousands Of Egyptians Flood Cairo Streets Demanding Justice And Democracy

    07/08/2011 3:50:01 PM PDT · by edpc · 19 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 8 July 2011 | AP
    Tens of thousands of Egyptians braved scorching summer heat to hold one of their biggest protests in months Friday, filling streets in Cairo and other cities to demand trials for members of Hosni Mubarak's regime and express frustration with the slow pace of change. The exhilaration of Mubarak's ouster on Feb. 11 after 18 days of mass protests has yielded to widespread frustration that "the revolution" has stalled. The economy remains sluggish and many are confused about what comes next. Some are demanding that the country's military rulers, who took power after Mubarak, push back parliamentary elections set for September...