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  • To Hamas and Back - The Robert Malley Story

    11/11/2008 9:07:06 PM PST · by garetjax · 7 replies · 236+ views
    SurvivingSocialism.com ^ | 11/11/2008 | Garetjax
    Today the hot topic in the conservative blogsphere is the apparent return of Robert Malley. He was Obama’s senior foreign-policy adviser who had been caught meeting regularly with Hamas which Obama had pledged never to do and was subsequently thrown under the bus back in May of this year. Two days after the election he was dispatched by Obama to meet with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Other reports have him leaving for the Middle East just hours after the election results. There is no confirmation from the Obama campaign on Malley but many sources are...
  • Man fatally shot by Ohio police officer identified as UAE student

    12/07/2016 3:21:22 PM PST · by grayboots · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/6/2016 | Kim Palmer
    A man shot and killed after he crashed his car and struggled with an Ohio police officer was a 26-year-old college student and citizen of the United Arab Emirates, officials said on Tuesday. Saif Nasser Mubarak Alameri, a student at Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University, died from a gunshot wound to the head on Sunday and his death has been ruled homicide, the Summit County Medical Examiner's office said. Police officers responded to a call around 3 p.m. about an erratic driver on the Ohio Turnpike in Hudson, Ohio, 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Cleveland, police said in a...
  • Egyptian court confirms 20-year prison sentence on Mursi

    10/22/2016 2:31:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/22/16 | Haitham Ahmed - Reuters
    CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court confirmed a 20-year prison sentence against former president Mohamed Mursi on Saturday, judicial sources told Reuters. The sentence was for a conviction arising from the killings of protesters during demonstrations in 2012. It is the first of Mursi's four convictions to reach the end of the judicial process, and he cannot appeal further against it. Twenty-year jail sentences were also confirmed against other senior figures from the then-ruling Muslim Brotherhood, including Mohamed el-Beltagy and Essam el-Erian. The men were convicted in April 2015 on charges including kidnapping, torture and the killings of protesters during...
  • Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood Egypt Policy – Amateur Hour

    03/24/2016 6:36:56 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 8 replies
    legalinsurrection ^ | March 20, 2016 | Leslie Eastman
    President Obama took the advice of “back-benchers” over experienced security experts to promote the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, creating condition for the usurpation of power by Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi: Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told Fox News that President Barack Obama ignored the advice of his “entire national security team” during the Egyptian coup in 2011 that ousted Hosni Mubarak, the country’s former president. …Gates, who headed the Pentagon during the Egyptian coup, lamented that, while he and the rest of the president’s national security experts advised Obama to handle the situation in Egypt cautiously, the president chose...
  • Directive 11: Obama’s Secret Islamist Plan [What's behind the rise of ISIS and Middle East’s wars]

    06/08/2015 8:29:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/08/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Behind the rise of ISIS, the Libyan Civil War, the unrest in Egypt, Yemen and across the region may be a single classified document.That document is Presidential Study Directive 11.You can download Presidential Study Directive 10 on “Preventing Mass Atrocities” from the White House website, but as of yet no one has been able to properly pry number 11 out of Obama Inc.Presidential Study Directive 10, in which Obama asked for non-military options for stopping genocide, proved to be a miserable failure. The Atrocities Prevention Board’s only use was as a fig leaf for a policy that had caused the...
  • The Fall of Al Jazeera America

    06/17/2015 6:20:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/17/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Muslim Brotherhood and Al Jazeera America were undone by their own hubris. There’s a lesson there, but Qatar’s arrogant rulers aren’t likely to learn it. When Al Jazeera America was announced, the Qatari propaganda network was riding high. Once known as a dump for Al Qaeda videos, the Arab Spring had allowed the House of Thani to project its power across the region, toppling governments and replacing them with its Muslim Brotherhood allies. Qatar had been notorious for its ties to Al Qaeda, but those connections had done little for the oil-rich oligarchy. The Muslim Brotherhood however handed Egypt...
  • Court sentences Egypt's Mubarak, sons to 3 years in prison

    05/09/2015 7:54:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 9, 2015 2:19 PM EDT | Brian Rohan
    A Cairo court sentenced Egypt’s deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to three years in prison on corruption charges on Saturday—a punishment that authorities may deem as having already been served but one which, if it withstands appeal, would officially establish Mubarak as a convicted criminal years after the 2011 popular uprising that toppled him. The case—dubbed the “presidential palaces” affair by the Egyptian media—was a retrial charging that Mubarak and sons embezzled millions of dollars’ worth of state funds over the course of a decade, diverting money meant to pay for renovating and maintaining presidential palaces to...
  • U.S. 'Paid a Price' on Egypt

    10/05/2011 10:42:54 AM PDT · by mojito · 14 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10/5/2011 | Eli Lake
    In a blunt assessment, President Obama’s first national security adviser told a private audience this week that there is a “chasm” between the United States and its Gulf Arab allies that has yet to heal since the White House very publicly ushered Egypt’s president out of power in February. Retired Marine Gen. James Jones, who served as national security adviser in 2009-10, told a private meeting at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that the United States’ Persian Gulf allies interpret the president’s handling of the Egyptian revolution as a sign that Washington will dump their monarchies or governments if enough...
  • NBC’s Engel: King Abdullah ‘Could Not Stand President Obama’

    01/27/2015 6:29:55 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | Jan. 23, 2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    NBC’s Richard Engel found the White House’s glowing tribute to King Abdullah ironic, since the late Saudi leader “could not stand President Obama.” After the 90-year-old monarch passed away Thursday evening, the Obama administration released a statement praising the long-time American ally. “I have always valued King Abdullah’s perspective,” the president wrote, “and appreciated our genuine and warm friendship.” But Engel said that King Abdullah “did not like President Obama. In fact, a lot of people I know that are quite close to the late King Abdullah said that the king could not stand President Obama, because the president was...
  • Video: State Dept. Spokesperson Stuck to Her Lines… Until She Thought Her Mic Was Off

    12/04/2014 6:02:30 PM PST · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | december 4, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    U.S. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki was seemingly caught on a hot mic calling one of her prepared statements on one of America’s policies on Egypt “ridiculous” following a press conference. When reporters, including the Associated Press’ Matt Lee, pressed her to comment on the acquittal of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, she provided a pre-written response. “Generally, we continue to believe that upholding impartial standards of accountability will advance the political consensus on which Egypt’s long-term stability and economic growth depends,” she said. “But beyond that, I would refer you to the Egyptian government.” She refused to say anything...
  • Psaki caught on hot mic calling her own statement ridiculous (Video at link)

    12/06/2014 11:51:34 AM PST · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec 6, 2014
    US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki has been caught on a hot mic calling one of her prepared statements about the acquittal of Egypt’s ex-leader Hosni Mubarak “ridiculous.”
  • One Dead in Cairo Clashes After Mubarak Acquitted

    11/29/2014 5:04:19 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/11/14 | Ben Ariel
    One person was killed in Cairo on Saturday night, in clashes that erupted after an Egyptian court dismissed a murder charge against former President Hosni Mubarak over the deaths of protesters during the 2011 uprising. The ruling enraged Mubarak’s opponents, with about 1,000 converging on a central Cairo square to denounce the government, according to the AFP news agency. A health ministry official said one person was shot dead after police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters, resulting in scattered clashes. Police arrested at least 100 protesters. Seven of Mubarak's security commanders, including former interior minister Habib al-Adly, had...
  • Egypt: Ex-ruler Hosni Mubarak, accused in deaths of hundreds, cleared of charges

    11/29/2014 8:19:23 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 10:41 AM EST, Sat November 29, 2014 | Jason Hanna, Sarah Sirgany and Holly Yan,
    A Cairo judge capped a months long retrial by dismissing the death charges -- reversing the former strongman's convictions in 2012 -- and finding Mubarak not guilty of corruption.
  • Egyptian court dismisses charges against Hosni Mubarak

    11/29/2014 4:43:48 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    An Egyptian court on Saturday dismissed murder charges against former president Hosni Mubarak in connection with the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising that ended his nearly three-decade reign. The ruling marks another major setback for the young activists who spearheaded the Arab Spring-inspired uprising nearly four years ago -- many of whom are now in jail or have withdrawn from politics -- and will reinforce the perception that Mubarak's autocratic state remains in place, albeit led by a new president, former military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Saturday's verdict concludes Mubarak's retrial along with his two sons, his security chief...
  • 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...