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  • Paul is first major-party candidate to court pot donors

    07/01/2015 1:01:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WAFF-TV / The Associated Press ^ | June 30, 2015 | Kristen Wyatt
    DENVER (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul courted donors from the new marijuana industry Tuesday, making the Kentucky senator the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly seek support from the legal weed business. Paul's fundraiser at the Cannabis Business Summit - tickets started at $2,700, the maximum donation allowed for the primary contest - came as the marijuana industry approached its first presidential campaign as a legal enterprise....
  • JENNIFER RUBIN: Trump, Cruz and Paul emerge as Todd Akin Republicans

    06/30/2015 5:18:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | June 30, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin, Queen of the CINOs
    In 2012, then-Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) took a winnable Senate race and turned it into a debacle for the whole party. His comments on rape were front and center at the Democratic National Convention. One news cycle after another was devoted to his ignorant remarks. He lived up to the cartoon portrait of a clueless misogynist and made the party once again seem like the party of rich, old white guys who cannot relate to modern America. In the 2016 election, Donald Trump appears on the scene popping off about immigrants and spewing nasty rhetoric. It was enough to cause...
  • [Sen. Rand] Paul meets rancher Cliven Bundy

    06/30/2015 9:04:20 AM PDT · by Plummz · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 30, 2015, 08:35 am | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) met rancher Cliven Bundy on Monday, along with several dozen supporters and land rights activists during a presidential campaign swing through Nevada. The Associated Press reported the two met at a stop northeast of Las Vegas, where Paul fielded questions on public land control, a major issue in the state, where much land is owned by the federal government. "I think almost all land use issues and animal issues, endangered species issues, ought to be handled at the state level," Paul told the AP. "I think that the government shouldn't interfere with state decisions, so if...
  • Ted Cruz unloads on Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul in new book

    06/29/2015 8:48:30 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/29/15 | MANU RAJU
    Cruz accuses McConnell and GOP leadership of maneuvering to dry up his fundraising and plant hit pieces in the press aimed at hurting him politically. He says GOP leaders cowered from joining him in big fights over the debt ceiling, Obamacare and gun control, accusing his colleagues of “mendacity” and capitulating to Democrats to avoid bad headlines.He contends that McConnell misled him in vowing to stay out of primaries when Cruz accepted a senior-level position at the National Republican Senatorial Committee. And he accuses a GOP rival, Rand Paul of Kentucky, of parroting McConnell’s talking points by seeking to “undermine”...
  • Rand Paul: Government Should Get Out of the Marriage Business Altogether

    06/28/2015 10:08:50 PM PDT · by z taxman · 78 replies
    Time ^ | June 28, 2015 | Rand Paul
    ...The Constitution is silent on the question of marriage because marriage has always been a local issue. Our founding fathers went to the local courthouse to be married, not to Washington, D.C. Ive often said I dont want my guns or my marriage registered in Washington. Those who disagree with the recent Supreme Court ruling argue that the court should not overturn the will of legislative majorities. Those who favor the Supreme Court ruling argue that the 14th Amendment protects rights from legislative majorities. Do consenting adults have a right to contract with other consenting adults? Supporters of the Supreme...
  • 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 strive for the complete elimination of their current government, according to a new report. Calling the military-backed government a criminal and murderous regime, 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 legitimate elected president. [] According to the Sharia, it is the duty of the ummahits leaders and its peopleto oppose this regime and strive for its complete elimination by...
  • Our Muslim Brotherhood President 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. -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 nations 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...
  • Egypt is Preparing for War with Israel

    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 Egypts military buildup in the Sinai Peninsula, as it fights terrorist organizations there. Speaking to Israel Hayoms Emily Amrousi from her new home in Haifa, Hashad was asked to give her take about Egypts 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). Thats all for show, 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 Irans 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 Lebanons 18 religious sects and establishing a nonsectarian, democratic state. Although [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. Whats 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 Iraqs Muslim Brotherhood party, met with the president and Vice President Joe Biden as part...
  • Obama speech in India: On him being Muslim, as if that were somehow a bad thing

    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. There have been times where my faith has at times been questioned by people who dont know me, or theyve said that I adhere to a different religion, as if that were somehow a bad thing, Obama said. What is a bad thing is that Obama is a pathological liar, and he has hidden so much from the American people, its...
  • The Long Arm of Qatar

    07/28/2014 12:00:09 PM PDT · by Praxeologue · 5 replies
    misterchambers.com ^ | July 26, 2014 | Randall Stevens
    Why Israel? Why now? Though few Americans paid any attention at the time, in November of last year, Secretary of State John Kerry announced to the world that this summer would be defined by violence against the Jewish state. Almost as he had been tipped off, the Secretary of State warned Israel to make a deal with the likes of Hamas and Fatah, Palestinian parties who do not acknowledge Israels right to exist, Kerry said, Does Israel want a third intifada? I believe that if we do not resolve the issues between Palestinians and Israelis; if we do not...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood: Cut off at the roots (Egypt)

    06/21/2014 6:07:54 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Ahram ^ | Friday 20 Jun 2014 | Ahmed Eleiba
    The Egyptian government continues concerted attempts to dismantle the Muslim Brotherhoods sources of funding. In Contrast to President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisis overtures to Muslim Brotherhood members not involved in violence in the post-30 June 2013 period, the government is continuing to follow through on policies aimed at politically eliminating the Islamist organisation and cutting off its sources of funding. Most recently the Teachers and Pharmacists Syndicates, long time political platforms for the Brotherhood, were sequestrated. Earlier this week the assets of Zad and Seoudi supermarket chains, owned by leading Brotherhood members Khairat Al-Shater and Abdel-Rahman Seoudi, were seized. Though it sometimes...
  • 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. sanctionsa revelation that could destabilize Obamas nuclear deal and threaten the government of Prime Minister Erdogan. A massive unfolding corruption scandal in Turkeywhich has already forced the resignations of three government ministers and threatens to upend the Islamist government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is fast acquiring an international dimension amid accusations that Iran is enmeshed in Ankaras 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 ” 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 “Voice Of Russia” 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.
  • President Obama's Arab Spring Nightmare

    08/22/2013 4:13:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    With the Egyptian military killing Muslim Brotherhood in the streets and Muslim Brotherhood members burning down churches and parading nuns through those same streets, President Barack Obama took to the microphone from a golf course in Martha's Vineyard to clarify America's perspective. Here were his inspiring words: "America cannot determine the future of Egypt. That's a task for the Egyptian people. We don't take sides with any particular party or political figure. I know it's tempting inside of Egypt to blame the United States or the West or some other outside actor for what's gone wrong." There is a reason...
  • 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
    Theres 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 Obamas 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 09, his speech, titled A New Beginning, was little more than a thinly disguised call for regime change. It wasnt 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. Obamas 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'tat?"

    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'état 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'état (/ˌkuːdeɪˈtɑː/; plural: coups d'état), 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—typically the military—to depose the extant government and replace it with another body, civil or military. A coup d'état 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...
  • Egyptian Armys Financial Coup: 12 Billion Petrodollars from Saudi, UAE, Kuwait

    07/10/2013 5:23:37 PM PDT · by drewh · 7 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | July 10, 2013, 9:11 AM (IDT)
    In a dazzling display of monetary muscle, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates poured $8 billion in a single day into the coffers of Egypts army rulers in cash, grants, loans without interest and gifts of gas, a dizzying life-saving infusion into its tottering economy. Forking out sums on this scale in a single day or even month - is beyond the capacity of almost every world power even the US and Russia - in this age of economic distress. The Arab oil colossuses managed to dwarf Irans pretensions to the standing of regional power. Tuesday, July...
  • 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." Irans...
  • 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 “a democratically elected civilian government” rather than “the democratically elected civilian government,” 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
    Irans Foreign Ministry on Sunday criticized the Egyptian militarys toppling of the nations Islamist president, calling the move improper in its first official reaction. We do not consider proper the intervention by military forces in politics to replace a democratically elected administration, said ministry spokesman Abbas Araghchi, according to the official news agency IRNA. Egypts military ousted Mohammed Morsi Wednesday after four days of mass protests against him.
  • 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 guards quarters during his last hours as Egypts first elected leader, he received a call from an Arab foreign minister with a final offer to end a standoff with the countrys 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....
  • International reactions to Morsi's removal

    07/05/2013 7:28:42 AM PDT · by bert · 29 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 07/05/13 | staff
    World leaders weigh in after Egypt's army commander announces that president had been removed The Egyptian army's suspension of the constitution and removal of President Mohamed Morsi has drawn mixed responses from world leaders: European Union The EU has called for a rapid return to democracy in Egypt. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said: "I urge all sides to rapidly return to the democratic process, including the holding of free and fair presidential and parliamentary elections and the approval of a constitution, to be done in a fully inclusive manner, so as to permit the country to resume and...
  • 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 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 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 Morsis Brotherhood regime because its in Americas 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 and they said they had underlined to Egypts 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. Egypts 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! "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) 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...
  • Morsis 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 - Morsis 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 ayatollahs 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. allyReza Shah Pahlavi and Hosni Mubarak respectivelywas abandoned in favor of the radicals.In Irans 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
    HAVING GAINED CONTROL OF THE EGYPTIAN PARLIAMENT, GOVERNMENT AND PRESIDENCY, THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD HAS MADE ITSELF THE UNCHALLENGED RULER OF EGYPT. DEMOTING THE HEADS OF THE MILITARY LEAVES THE MB IN CONTROL OF THE BIGGEST ARMY IN THE ARAB WORLD. TWO MONTHS AFTER ASSUMING THE PRESIDENCY, THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOODS PRESIDENT MOHAMED MORSI SWEPT AWAY THE POWERFUL PRO-AMERICAN SUPREME MILITARY COUNCIL HEADS RULING EGYPT SINCE HOSNI MUBARAKS OVERTHROW. SUNDAY. AUG. 12, HE FIRED THE EGYPTIAN DEFENSE MINISTER, FIELD MARSHAL MOHAMED TANTAWI, THE EGYPTIAN CHIEF OF STAFF GEN. HAFEZ SAMI ANNAN AND THREE MORE GENERALS AND APPOINTED FIELD MARSHALL ABD AL-FATAH SISSI...
  • 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 treatyinterests more likely to be safeguarded by the Egyptian military than the Muslim Brotherhood administration it overthrew on July 3.
  • Glenn Beck: Too Libertarian for FOX

    06/27/2015 12:55:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Former FOX and CNN commentator and show host Glenn Beck appeared on the Howard Stern show last week. What follows is a partial transcript of those segments where he discussed Third Party voting as well as those portions where he explicated (his version of) libertarianism. Stern: Its Glenn Beck who used to be on FOX news. . . Beck: Its good to see you. . . . Beck: One of the reasons Im here today is because weve got to stop. We have to find the people who may vote different, may be different, have different philosophies, but weve got...
  • Rand Paul Is Winning the Pot Reform Primary

    06/26/2015 3:17:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | June 26, 2015 | Steven Nelson
    A large pro-legalization group ranks Paul above all Democratic candidates.Sen. Rand Paul bested his rivals for the White House in a candidate report card issued Friday by the Marijuana Policy Project, one of the largest organizations pushing to regulate the drug like alcohol. The group gave the Kentucky Republican an A- in recognition of his efforts to overhaul federal drug laws and his support of states right to legalize marijuana. Second place a B+ went to former Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., who has not officially announced a bid, and Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, a former Republican seeking...
  • After a tepid start, Ted Cruz plans to play hard in Iowa (Joni Ernst's father supporting Cruz)

    06/26/2015 1:59:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Washington Post's Politics ^ | June 26, 2015 | Katie Zezima
    RED OAK, Iowa Sen. Ted Cruz wound his way through the small towns and rolling hills of western Iowa last week, doing the gruntwork of retail campaigning: shaking hands, posing for photos, giving stump speechesand, most importantly: making entreaties for support in a state that could determine the trajectory of his presidential campaign. Whether we win or lose, this race will be decided by the men and women gathered here, he said last Friday to a group of mostly older people sitting on folding chairs in a conference room. Iowas first-in-the nation caucuses are often a high-stakes event for...
  • Christie Finally Figures Out the Confederate Flag is 'Divisive' (Many other GOP contenders agree

    06/24/2015 4:16:37 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6/23/2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    On Tuesday, after the entire Republican primary field - including Donald Trump and George Pataki - had taken a position on the Confederate flag, and after the Republican governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, had asked for its removal from the state capitol grounds, Chris Christie seemed to calculate that it was politically safe to do the same. The New Jersey governor said in a statement that Haley had "demonstrated what it means to be a leader" and that he commended her decision. ... Every Republican presidential candidate, including the not-yet announced ones, had said something, even if it was,...
  • Citizens United Poll: Trump Surges, Rubio Collapses (Cruz a strong third place)

    06/24/2015 11:24:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 24, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Results of a new poll show that Americans are fed up with career politicians and the establishment Republican base. In a Citizens United poll, Dr. Ben Carson came out as the top pick out of 2016 GOP presidential candidates. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came in second by just .1 percent. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) came in third at 15.9 percent, and real estate mogul Donald Trump came in at fourth place with 13.1 percent. Citizens United, an organization for limited government, surveyed its members across America to find out whom they are currently supporting in the full field of GOP...
  • Rand Paul Backs Confederate Flag Removal, Calls It Symbol of Racism and Murder

    06/24/2015 10:57:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Reason ^ | 06/24/2015 | Robby Soave
    Sen. Rand Paul said he agrees with South Carolina Gov. (and fellow Republican) Nikki Haley that the Confederate flag should be removed from its previous place of honor on the grounds of the State House. In a radio interview this morning, Paul referred to the flag as inescapably a symbol of human bondage and slavery, as well as a reminder of Dylan Roofs horrific murders: I think the flag is inescapably a symbol of human bondage and slavery, and particularly when people use it, you know, obviously for murder and to justify hated so vicious that you would kill somebody,...
  • Rand Paul: Confederate Flag Inescapably A Symbol Of Human Bondage And Slavery

    06/23/2015 8:52:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | June 23, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski, news reporter
    I think to every African-American in the country its a symbolism of slavery to them and now its a symbol of murder for this young man and so I think its times to put it in a museum. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he believes the Confederate battle flag is inescapably a symbol of human bondage and slavery and needs to go. No, I agree, I think the flag is inescapably a symbol of human bondage and slavery, and particularly when people use it obviously for murder and to justify hated so vicious that you would kill somebody I...