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  • Fox: White House confirms meeting with deputy of banned Muslim Brotherhood cleric

    06/28/2013 12:50:44 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10:41 am on June 28, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    The White House confirmed to Fox News what the Investigative Project on Terrorism reported two days ago ó that the administration met with the deputy of a radical cleric who is barred from entering the United States, and whose organization supports Hamas.† Sheik Abdullah bin Bayyah served as vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, a group headed by Egyptian cleric Yusuf Qaradawi, who has urged Muslim nations to acquire nuclear weapons, demanded the death of American soldiers in Iraq, and defended Hitler. So what did the White House want to discuss with bin Bayyah? Moderation: A senior...
  • Soldier of Fortune? The Proís and Conís to Contracting Overseas

    07/17/2015 11:20:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/17/2015 | Robert Spunga
    Today, there are hundreds of thousands of men and women working overseas on various contracts and making good money, probably two to three times what they can make in the United States. On top of that, they may even be eligible for the foreign earned income exclusion, which in 2014 meant that the first $99,200 of their total income earned overseas was excluded from being taxed at the Federal level (itís higher for 2015). However Ė and I canít emphasize this enough Ė they are earning it! Naturally, the best-paying jobs are in high-threat environments such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria,...
  • Time to Arrest Hillary

    07/12/2015 5:57:08 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 36 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | July 11, 2015 | Mark Tapson
    Fox News analyst and former judge Andrew Napolitano recently posted a Washington Times op-ed called "Hillary's Secret War," in which he declares with certainty that Hillary Clinton "provided material assistance to terrorists and lied to Congress in a venue where the law required her to be truthful." Napolitano came to this conclusion after reading the transcript of an interview with a lawfully licensed American arms dealer named Marc Turi, as well as emails to and from the State Department and congressional officials while Hillary was Secretary of State. In 2011, Turi received approval from the Departments of State and Treasury...
  • GRACE [Charismatic Caucus]

    07/09/2015 7:54:10 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Jedediah, Holy Spirit
    I was torn to lament over situations recently so I asked The Lord to explain His Grace to me and I share it for your consideration . . . Grace is sufficient is more than a statement it is an enactment for many in My Creation ask "Why"? When I have given them the gift to (( ( "DECLARE" ) )) ((( "GRACE" ))) ! And so it is with this enlightenment they "IN FACT" carry the KEY to their own Blessings and Grace ! For I AM GRACE ETERNAL and it is in this manner you must speak and...
  • Al Jazeera Video that Mocks Americans as Fat, Gun-Toting Racists (Independence Day)

    07/05/2015 7:27:11 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07/05/15 | Sharona Schwartz
    Al Jazeeraís digital media platform AJ+ posted a Fourth of July-themed video mocking Americans as fat, cheese-eating, gun-toting, pill-popping, racist porn watchers. While some on social media applauded the creation, others slammed the Qatar-owned network for using the holiday ďto dumpĒ on America. Social media users got particularly riled up by the criticism coming from the channel owned by Qatar ó a country where stoning is a legal punishment under Shariah law, women have second class legal status, writers can be imprisoned for criticizing the emir and abuse of foreign laborers has been repeatedly criticized by human rights groups. The...
  • Fox News: Obama, Hillary, DOJ and Congress Conspired to Arm Terrorists

    07/03/2015 9:44:04 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 84 replies
    The American Report ^ | July 3, 2015 | Editors
    Fox News has reviewed recently released emails from Hillary Clinton and come to this conclusion: Obama, Hillary, the DOJ, and certain members of Congress from both parties conspired to arm terrorists via Qatar. This was in violation of federal law because many of "rebel groups" they armed were designated terrorists groups. Judge Napolitano explains the findings HERE! (link at original) Last July, an article entitled "High Treason: Here's what the GOP is Covering Up for Obama" explained that: Did you know that NATO contracts with Taliban heroin smugglers for logistics in Afghanistan? Did you know that the Obama administrationís two...
  • Antioch breaks communion with Jerusalem over Qatar (Eastern Orthodox Caucus)

    07/03/2015 9:23:59 AM PDT · by NRx · 9 replies
    Byzantine Texas ^ | 07-02-2015 | Holy Synod of Antioch
    This has building for a while. See the full text from the Holy Synod at the sourced link.
  • Hillary Clinton: How much longer can she hide the truth?

    07/03/2015 12:20:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-2-15 | Andrew Napolitano
    In the course of my work at Fox News, I am often asked by colleagues to review and explain documents and statutes. Recently, in conjunction with my colleagues Catherine Herridge, our chief intelligence correspondent, and Pamela Browne, our senior executive producer, I read the transcripts of an interview Browne did with a man named Marc Turi, and Herridge asked me to review emails to and from State Department and congressional officials during the years when Hillary Clinton was the secretary of state. What I saw has persuaded me beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty that Clinton provided...
  • Egypt at War

    07/01/2015 4:19:57 PM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies
    Commentary ^ | 07.01.2015 - 3:00 PM | Michael Rubinkam,
    Egypt at War Michael Rubin | @mrubin1971 07.01.2015 - 3:00 PM Over the last few days, Egypt has faced a terrorist wave. First, there was the assassination of Hisham Barakat, Egyptís state prosecutor, the equivalent of the Attorney General. Barakat was the target of Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist animus for his role prosecuting thousands of Islamists since Gen Abdel Fattah el-Sisi overthrew the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated president Mohammed Morsi in 2013. Now, today, a wave of attacks has killed at least 50 soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula. Ominously, several Egyptian security sources are pointing the finger at Turkey, Qatar, and...
  • DEBKA :Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Sacks Gen. Qassem Soleimani From Command Of The Syrian War (Iran's bro

    06/26/2015 10:25:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 16 replies
    DEBKA ^ | June 26, 2015 AST
    Uproar in Iranís Revolutionary Guards Corps: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has relieved Gen. Qassem Soleimani,the Al Qods Brigades chief and supreme commander of Iranian Middle East forces, of his Syria command after a series of war debacles. He was left in charge of Iranís military and intelligence operations in Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon. This is revealed by exclusive Iranian intelligence sources. Since Soleimani last visited Damascus on June 2, in the aftershock of the historic town of Palmyraís fall to the Islamic State, the situation of President Bashar Assad and his army has gone from bad to worse. The Iranian generalís...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Calls for Overthrow Of Egyptian Government

    06/27/2015 9:08:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 23, 2015 12:05 pm | Emma-Jo Morris
    A document released in late May by pro-Muslim Brotherhood clerics incited the Egyptian population to ďstrive for the complete eliminationĒ of their current government, according to a new report. Calling the military-backed government a ďcriminal and murderous regime,Ē the radical clerics said public figures associated with it should be put to death, in accordance with Sharia law. The document also demands the release of Morsi, who it refers to as the ďlegitimate elected president.Ē [Ö] ďAccording to the Sharia, it is the duty of the ummahóits leaders and its peopleóto oppose this regime and strive for its complete elimination by...
  • Our Muslim Brotherhood President Ö and their Presidential Candidate

    06/09/2015 9:39:39 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 17 replies
    The American Report ^ | June 10, 2015 | Editors
    "Islam is the Solution, Allah is our objective; the Qur'an is the Constitution; the Prophet is our leader; jihad is our way; death for the sake of Allah is our wish.Ē -Motto of the Society of Muslim Brothers (Muslim Brotherhood) This week, we were reminded by a number of media outlets of Presidential Study Directive Eleven (PSD-11). This document, issued in 2011, ordered a re-assessment of the nationís allies in the Middle East, and, ordered the U.S. to ally itself with the Muslim Brotherhood, an international terrorist organization. The implications of PSD-11 and of this alliance are both breathtaking and...
  • ĎEgypt is Preparing for War with Israelí

    04/06/2015 3:31:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    INN ^ | 4/6/2015, 12:07 PM | Ari Yashar
    Noha Hashad (51), an Egyptian nuclear scientist who fled the Nile state in 2011 after her support of Israel made her a target for torture over many long years, has exposed troubling insights regarding Egyptís military buildup in the Sinai Peninsula, as it fights terrorist organizations there. Speaking to Israel Hayomís Emily Amrousi from her new home in Haifa, Hashad was asked to give her take about Egyptís actions in Sinai, where the Egyptian army has been fighting radical groups such as Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, a group that recently swore allegiance to Islamic State (ISIS). ďThatís all for show,Ē appraised...
  • Iran-Backed Hezbollah Pushes For 'Nonsectarian, Democratic' Lebanon...

    03/02/2015 12:39:13 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    IBTimes ^ | March 2, 2015 | Alessandria Masi
    Hezbollah is funded, trained and controlled by Iranís Shiite government and includes both a political party represented in Lebanon's parliament and an armed wing, and considered a terrorist organization by the European Union. The U.S. has put the entire organization, which has operations in dozens of nations, on its terrorist list. Ali Fayyad, a Hezbollah member of parliament, said his party is ready to put aside its religious stance in the interest of defending all of Lebanonís 18 religious sects and establishing a ďnonsectarian, democratic state.Ē ďAlthough [Hezbollah] is a Muslim party we believe that all those fighting against imperialism,...
  • Arabs: Why is Obama Siding with Supporters of Terrorism?

    02/28/2015 1:13:53 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 36 replies
    gatestoneinstitute.org ^ | February 26, 2015 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Many Arabs and Muslims see the meeting between Obama and Qatar's al-Thani as a gift to Qatar for its continued support of Islamic radical groups across the Middle East, including Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. On the eve of Obama's meeting, Egyptian sources revealed that Qatar was providing weapons and ammunition to members of the Islamic State in Libya. The sources said that 35 Qatari aircraft were involved in transferring munitions. Arab political analysts are also concerned about Obama's ongoing attempts to appease Iran, which continues to expand its presence in Arab countries such as Yemen, Iraq...
  • Obama Inc. CONSPIRES With Muslim Brotherhood:Toppling President al-Sisi & Empowering MB In America.

    01/31/2015 7:02:11 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 28 replies
    "Adina Kutnicki, A Zionist & Conservative" ^ | January 31, 2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    Respond to this post by replying above this line New post on Adina Kutnicki Obama Inc. CONSPIRES With Muslim Brotherhood:Toppling President al-Sisi & Empowering MB In America. Whatís The End Game? Commentary By Adina Kutnicki by Adina Kutnicki Muslim Brotherhood lobbyist Anas Altikriti standing next to Iraqi Parliament Speaker Usama al-Nujaifi shaking hands with President Obama Anas Altikriti standing next to Iraqi Parliament Speaker Usama al-Nujaifi shaking hands with President Obama - Anas Altikriti, a top British lobbyist for the Muslim Brotherhood whose father heads Iraqís Muslim Brotherhood party, met with the president and Vice President Joe Biden as part...
  • Obama speech in India: On him being Muslim, ďas if that were somehow a bad thingĒ

    01/28/2015 7:12:13 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 34 replies
    Pamela Geller.Com ^ | 1/28/2015 | Pamela Geller
    ( President Barack Obama walks from the stage with first lady Michelle Obama after his speech at the Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi, India.) Obama] noted the persistent false rumors that he is a Muslim, not a Christian. ďThere have been times where my faith has at times been questioned by people who donít know me, or theyíve said that I adhere to a different religion, as if that were somehow a bad thing,Ē Obama said. What is a ďbad thingĒ is that Obama is a pathological liar, and he has hidden so much from the American people, itís...
  • Turkey And Iran Accused Of Oil-For-Cash Sanctions Scheme

    12/29/2013 9:26:51 AM PST · by sunmars · 16 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Jamie Dettmer
    An unfolding corruption scandal in Turkey has uncovered transactions that may have allowed Tehran to circumvent harsh U.S. and E.U. sanctionsóa revelation that could destabilize Obamaís nuclear deal and threaten the government of Prime Minister Erdogan. A massive unfolding corruption scandal in Turkeyówhich has already forced the resignations of three government ministers and threatens to upend the Islamist government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoganó is fast acquiring an international dimension amid accusations that Iran is enmeshed in Ankaraís political crisis. What started out as a domestic scandal involving shady real estate deals and allegations of bribery and kickbacks among...
  • Western Investigators: Muslim Brotherhood Assassinated The US Ambassador In Libya

    11/17/2013 3:56:28 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 54 replies
    Eman Nabih ^ | November 17, 2013 | Eman Nabih
    Western Investigators: Muslim Brotherhood Assassinated The US Ambassador In Libya James and Joan Moryalti Western Investigators In Libya: The Libyan Security provided documents to Washington which revealed involvement of Morsi Former President of Egypt and Brotherhood Organization for the assassination of ‚ÄĚ Chris Stevens US Ambassador in Libya on 11/9/2012.Barack Obama financed Brotherhood terrorist activities in Egypt. James and Joan Moryalti were interviewed on ‚ÄúVoice Of Russia‚ÄĚ Radio station and they are Western Investigators who stayed in Libya during the NATO invasion. They are a part of a non-governmental organizations. They are observers and informers of war crimes in Libya....
  • Abbas Rakes Obama over the Coals for Plan to Attack Syria

    09/02/2013 8:21:01 AM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 23 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | Sept. 2, 2013 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The closer the Palestinian Authority gets to become a country, the more it spits in the face of those who feed it. Abbas says Obama should stay out of Syria; PA media blame Obama for the civil war and 9/11.
  • Conservatives Split Over Continuing U.S. Military Aid to Egypt

    08/21/2013 2:12:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 21, 2013 - 4:37 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    As administration officials mull a response to the turmoil in Egypt, conservative foreign policy experts and commentators remain divided over the question of U.S. aid and how to deal with the military following its takeover and the recent bloodshed. Those who favor continuing aid cite the need to protect key U.S. regional interests, topped by a secure Suez Canal and the Egypt-Israel peace treatyóinterests more likely to be safeguarded by the Egyptian military than the Muslim Brotherhood administration it overthrew on July 3. Ö
  • Obama on Egypt: The Clueless Presidency

    08/18/2013 10:37:52 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 32 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | August 18, 2013 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Thereís some soul searching going on in the Obama administration as it ponders how they got sidelined in Egypt as the situation there got out of control in a spiral of violence. As the New York Times details in a post-mortem of U.S. policy, the administration went all out to persuade the military that had overthrown the Muslim Brotherhood to compromise and allow the Islamists to rejoin the government. Among other efforts to cajole them or to threaten aid cutoffs, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel made 17 often-lengthy phone calls to Egyptian General Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi trying to get him to...
  • Gaza jihadists call for 'jihad' against Egypt's el Sisi

    08/16/2013 10:46:41 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | August 15, 2013 | David Barnett
    Abu Hafs al Maqdisi, the leader of the Gaza-based Jaish al Ummah (Army of the Nation), today called on Egyptians to wage "jihad" against Egyptian army commander General Abdul Fattah el Sisi. Al Maqdisi, who was released from a Hamas prison in December, also called on Egyptians to overthrow "the tyrant" (el Sisi) and establish an Islamic state. In addition, al Maqdisi said he hoped that one of el Sisi's bodyguards would kill him. Al Maqdisi further stated, according to press reports, that although Jaish al Ummah does not currently coordinate with any Salafist groups in Egypt, it is...
  • Egyptian Blood on Obamaís Hands

    07/29/2013 5:15:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 29, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    When Obama went down to Cairo in the spring of í09, his speech, titled ďA New Beginning,Ē was little more than a thinly disguised call for regime change. It wasnít so much the words that mattered as the message behind them that the Mubarak government no longer enjoyed backing from Washington, D.C. The alliance between Egyptian liberals and Islamists that overthrew Mubarak, in a coup mediated by the military, was cheered as an expression of popular will. What it actually was, was the whistling sound of air escaping into a post-American power vacuum. Obamaís call for regional regime change led...
  • Will Morsi's Overthrow Lead To Egyptian Civil War?

    07/27/2013 8:25:02 AM PDT · by Yiorgos · 17 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 27, 2013 | Steven Simpson
    In the irony of ironies, the first democratically elected president of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, was overthrown on July 3 by the Egyptian military, ostensibly to save Egypt's fledgling "democracy." Doubtlessly, Morsi's organization, the Muslim Brotherhood (al-Ikhwan al-Muslimin), was in the process of dismantling any vestiges of democracy and installing an Islamic dictatorship. Yet the intervention of Egypt's military has produced a situation in which the Ikhwan claim to be the victims of a coup. Simultaneously, the disparate -- and desperate -- secular opposition have aligned themselves with the very military that only two years ago they...
  • Was the Egyptian Ouster of Morsi a Military "coup d'ťtat?"

    07/13/2013 11:38:57 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 10 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 13, 2013 | Dan Miller
    For purposes of withholding funding, it should not be so characterized.There have been many Coups d'√©tat and other more or less related events have been given that label. Generally, coups have involved the military (1)¬†taking over and (2) then running a country¬†(3)¬†indefinitely. Here's a definition from Wikipedia: A¬†coup d'√©tat¬†(/ňĆkuňźde…™ňąt…Ďňź/; plural: coups d'√©tat), also known as a¬†coup, a¬†putsch, or an¬†overthrow, is the sudden deposition of a government,[1][2][3][4]¬†usually by a small group of the existing state establishment¬ótypically the military¬óto depose the extant government and replace it with another body, civil or military. A coup d'√©tat is considered successful when the¬†usurpers¬†establish their dominance....
  • Exclusive: US bankrolled anti-Morsi activists (Obama Lied Again)

    07/11/2013 6:16:59 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 18 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 10 Jul 2013 | Emad Mekay
    Exclusive: US bankrolled anti-Morsi activists Documents reveal US money trail to Egyptian groups that pressed for president's removal. Al Jazeera 10 July 2013 President Barack Obama recently stated the United States was not taking sides as Egypt's crisis came to a head with the military overthrow of the democratically elected president. But a review of dozens of US federal government documents shows Washington has quietly funded senior Egyptian opposition figures who called for toppling of the country's now-deposed president Mohamed Morsi. Activists bankrolled by the programme include an exiled Egyptian police officer who plotted the violent overthrow of the Morsi...
  • Iran's Ayatollahs Blame Morsi's 'Pro-Israeli, Pro-U.S.' Stance For Egypt Crisis

    07/07/2013 2:07:53 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    rferl.org ^ | July 05, 2013 | Golnaz Esfandiari
    "Islamic Awakening" was the Iranian establishment's term of choice for the popular uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa that began in late 2010. Tehran described the unrest as a sign of the defeat of U.S. influence and of people's desire to embrace Islam. Now, the crisis in Egypt has posed a fresh challenge for Iran, sending it scrambling to explain how Egypt's "Islamic Awakening" went wrong. Tehran has so far said little about the crisis, with the Foreign Ministry calling simply for the Egyptian people's "legitimate demands" to be fulfilled and warning of "foreign and enemy opportunism." Iranís...
  • Israel: Say, that border fence on the Sinai is coming in handy, huh?

    07/07/2013 12:46:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/07/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    It seems as though everyone has an opinion on what the Egyptians should do with their country and government. Iran wants the Muslim Brotherhood restored to power; Russia is worried about civil war; most of the West wants new elections and an end to military rule. The US is currently debating on whether to call the coup a coup at all, as that designation would force a suspension of American aid to the Egyptian military. The Obama administration demanded the restoration of ‚Äúa democratically elected civilian government‚ÄĚ rather than ‚Äúthe democratically elected civilian government,‚ÄĚ a nuance that was not lost...
  • Iran says overthrow of Egypt president improper

    07/07/2013 12:07:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 7, 2013 10:03 AM EDT
    Iranís Foreign Ministry on Sunday criticized the Egyptian militaryís toppling of the nationís Islamist president, calling the move improper in its first official reaction. ďWe do not consider proper the intervention by military forces in politics to replace a democratically elected administration,Ē said ministry spokesman Abbas Araghchi, according to the official news agency IRNA. Egyptís military ousted Mohammed Morsi Wednesday after four days of mass protests against him. Ö
  • 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 ó As President Mohamed Morsi huddled in his guardís quarters during his last hours as Egyptís first elected leader, he received a call from an Arab foreign minister with a final offer to end a standoff with the countryís 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....
  • Egypt coup against Morsi is rooted in a decades-long struggle

    07/04/2013 12:04:40 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    LATimes ^ | July 3, 2013, 5:24 p.m. | By Jeffrey Fleishman
    Since 1952, Egypt's identity has been in a tug of war between Islamists and a secular military state. CAIRO ó The passions fueling Egypt's political turbulence arose directly from the "Arab Spring" of 2011, but they have deeper roots in a decades-long struggle over the nation's identity between two authoritarian forces ó Islamists and a secular military state. Egypt won its independence from Britain after a 1952 revolution by army officers led by Gamal Abdel Nasser. From the start, the military was set against the Muslim Brotherhood, a growing and at times violent underground Islamist movement. Strong in the...
  • Obama Inc Threatens to Cut Military Aid to Egypt if Morsi is Overthrown

    07/02/2013 4:17:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Front Page ^ | 7/2/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    Kerry and Co. have been insisting that we have to keep plowing money into Morsiís Brotherhood regime because itís in Americaís national security interests. Those claims never held much water and they hold even less water now that unnamed Obama officials are warning the military that if it takes power, it will face a loss of that same military aid. U.S. officials said Washington has suggested to Morsi that he call early elections, though they underlined they were demanding specific steps ó and they said they had underlined to Egyptís military that a coup would have consequences for U.S. aid....
  • 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...
  • Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Protests in Egypt: Largest Political Event in World History

    06/30/2013 7:08:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/30/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    The demonstrations that began Sunday in Cairo, Egypt against the Muslim Brotherhood government of President Mohamed Morsi have attracted "millions" of supporters and many counter-demonstrators as well, making the protest the largest political event in the history of the world, according to the BBC. The protests in Tahrir Square and throughout Egypt exceed those that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in 2011 in the key event of the Arab Spring. Two years later, after constitutional reforms and elections that saw Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood move to aggrandize their power, the public backlash is immense.
  • Morsi's rule said threatened by impending protests

    06/13/2013 3:57:15 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 13, 2013 | Aaron Kalman
    [snip] Egyptian Chief of Staff Sedki Sobhi announced the military would prevent the regime from violently dispersing the protesters. "The Egyptian army will be in the streets" if there are millions of people to protect, he was quoted as saying. Egyptís military has warned the Muslim Brotherhood not to allow armed security personnel to get involved in the demonstrations or try to disperse them, the source said, because "the army will violently intervene." [/snip]
  • Are Democratically Elected Dictators Hostile to Freedom "Good" Dictators?

    12/19/2012 12:54:09 PM PST · by DanMiller · 9 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 19, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Democracies sometimes reject freedom. It's MY constitution.Egypt has a new new democratically elected dictator and Venezuela still has her old one. Since they were elected by majorities of the voters they must be good democratic rulers who give the majority what they want. Suppose the majority want to have blasphemers' heads removed? Suppose the majority want to have money taken from the rich because they have been told that will help the poor? Giving the majority what they want is democratic and an effective way to get elected again. Individual freedom? Freedom is unnecessary in some democracies and may even...
  • 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!Ē "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...
  • Mohamed Morsi approves martial law in Egypt, state media reports

    12/08/2012 11:12:13 AM PST · by dynachrome · 71 replies
    New York Times via times of india ^ | 12-8-12 | David D Kirkpatrick
    CAIRO: Struggling to subdue continuing street protests, the government of PresidentMohamed Morsi has approved legislation reimposing martial law by calling on the armed forces to keep order and authorizing soldiers to arrest civilians, Egypt's state media reported on Saturday. Morsi has not yet issued the order, the flagship state newspaper Al Ahram reported. But even if merely a threat, the preparation of the measure suggested an escalation in the political battle between Egypt's new Islamist leaders and their secular opponents over an Islamist-backed draft constitution. The standoff has already threatened to derail the culmination of Egypt's promised transition to a...
  • Is Egypt about to become the new Iran?

    11/28/2012 3:38:51 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11/28/2012 | Con Coughlin
    It is not only the anti-government protesters in Egypt's Tahrir Square who should be concerned about President Mohammed Morsi's audacious power grab. Mr Morsi's claim at the weekend that "God's will and elections made me the captain of this ship" has echoes of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's claim during the 1979 Iranian revolution that his mission to overthrow the Shah enjoyed divine guidance. Since his announcement that he was granting himself sweeping new powers, Mr Morsi has been trying to reassure sceptical Egyptian voters that he has no ambition to become Egypt's new Pharaoh. But you only have to look at...
  • Egypt's Morsi assumes major role in Mideast

    09/26/2012 6:44:49 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/26/2012 | STEVEN R. HURST
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) ó Egypt's new President Mohammed Morsi assigned himself the heavyweight's role in the Middle East on Wednesday, declaring in his first speech to the United Nations that the civil war raging in Syria is the "tragedy of the age" and must be brought to an end. In a wide-ranging address that touched on all major issues confronting the region, Morsi also decried Israeli settlement-building on territory Palestinians claim for a future state and condemned a film produced in the United States that denigrates Islam's Prophet Muhammad. He urged all U.N. member nations to join in an effort...
  • Morsiís Egypt Eyes Nukes

    09/18/2012 5:25:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 18, 2012 | P. David Hornik
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Morsiís Egypt Eyes NukesPosted By P. David Hornik On September 18, 2012 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments There are certain obvious parallels between the 1979 rise of the ayatollahsí regime in Iran and the 2012 rise of the Muslim Brotherhood regime in Egypt. In both cases, the political takeover was enabled by a Democratic U.S. president who had some degree of sympathy for it. In both cases, a moderate U.S. allyóReza Shah Pahlavi and Hosni Mubarak respectivelyówas abandoned in favor of the radicals.In Iranís case, it took another ten years...
  • Muslim Brotherhood anti-army coup in Cairo. Tanks move up to Israel border

    08/13/2012 10:21:03 AM PDT · by eak3 · 22 replies
    DEBKA File ^ | Aug 13, 2012 | DEBKAFile
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    06/25/2015 5:00:07 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-25-2015 | Michael van der Galien
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    06/24/2015 9:35:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 24 Jun 2015 08:26 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
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    06/17/2015 6:20:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/17/15 | Daniel Greenfield
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    06/07/2015 7:50:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 6/07/15
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) -- A 2007 email shows FIFA President Sepp Blatter and then-South African President Thabo Mbeki held "discussions" over $10 million that ultimately went to allegedly corrupt soccer executives as payback for supporting the country's World Cup bid, a newspaper claimed Sunday. South Africa's Sunday Times reported that the email from FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke to the South African government asks when the $10 million will be transferred. The newspaper said that in the email, which was not published, Valcke wrote that the $10 million was "based on discussions between FIFA and the South African...
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    06/06/2015 5:17:56 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 7, 2015 | Nick Harris
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    05/31/2015 11:54:39 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 33 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | May 31, 2015 | Elhanan Miller
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    05/31/2015 4:39:46 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
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