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  • Binyamin Netanyahu humiliated after Barack Obama 'dumped him for dinner'

    03/25/2010 1:32:44 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 770 replies · 19,725+ views
    Timesonline.co.uk ^ | Thursday March 25, 2010 | Giles Whittell,
    For a head of state to visit the White House and not pose for photographers is rare. For a key ally to be left to his own devices while the President withdraws to have dinner in private was, until this week, unheard of. Yet that is how Binyamin Netanyahu was treated by President Obama on Tuesday night, according to Israeli reports on a trip seen in Jerusalem tonight as a disastrous humiliation. After failing to extract a written promise of concessions on Jewish settlements, Mr Obama walked out of his meeting with Mr Netanyahu but invited him to stay at...
  • Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Sacks Gen. Qassem Soleimani From Command Of The Syrian War (Iran's broke)

    06/26/2015 10:25:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 15 replies
    Debkfiles ^ | 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...
  • Muslims Issue A Bulletin Throughout The City Of Jerusalem Calling On Muslims To...

    06/27/2015 5:33:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 6/27/15 | Walid Shoebat
    In Jerusalem flyers were spread throughout the old city claiming to be ISIS.The bulletin which had the ISIS logo demanded that all Christian Arabs must leave eastern Jerusalem by the end of Ramadan accused of being ďIsraeli collaboratorsĒ. ISIS also demanded that in the case the Christians refuse to leave that Muslims in eastern Jerusalem are mandated to kill all the Christians living there.Photo Credit: Islamic State / JerusalemAl-Quds (Jerusalem Newspaper), the main Arab newspaper there had posted a reply from Theodosios (Hanna) of Sebastia, the Archbishop from the Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem. In his reply the Archbishop condemned the...
  • Op-Ed: Fake Iran Deal a Cover-up for Obama's Shallow Legacy

    06/27/2015 3:33:32 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/6/15 | Dr. Joe Tuzara
    As the looming deadline for a final deal approaches, it is not surprising that the Iranian mullah's heads are spinning like centrifuges praising Allah for an unthinkable US enrichment of a 'historic deal' that could pave the way for them to build nuclear weapons. Given the Obama administration capitulation to massive nuke concessions, President Barack Obama's insistence on striking a very flawed nuclear arms deal with the world's foremost state sponsor of terrorism reeks of a major cover up. The most incriminating aspect of Team Obama's deception is the mainstream media lapdogs' broadcasting reports of dangerous disinformation concerning the president's...
  • 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...
  • 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 Israelís right to exist, Kerry said, ďDoes Israel want a third intifada? Ö ďI believe that if we do not resolve the issues between Palestinians and Israelis; if we do not...
  • 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...
  • Egyptian Armyís 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 Egyptís 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 Ė or even month - is beyond the capacity of almost every world power Ė even the US and Russia - in this age of economic distress. The Arab oil colossuses managed to dwarf Iranís 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." 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....
  • 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 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
    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 BROTHERHOODíS PRESIDENT MOHAMED MORSI SWEPT AWAY THE POWERFUL PRO-AMERICAN SUPREME MILITARY COUNCIL HEADS RULING EGYPT SINCE HOSNI MUBARAKíS 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...
  • Putin promises 40 new nuclear missiles in 2015

    06/17/2015 2:04:08 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 30 replies
    UPI.Com ^ | Updated June 16, 2015 at 11:03 AM | By Ed Adamczyk
    MOSCOW, June 16 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday Russia's nuclear arsenal would be would increase by 40 intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2015. Speaking at Army-2015 Expo, an international military trade show near Moscow, Putin said the new missiles could "overcome even the most technically advanced anti-missile defense systems," adding a new long-range early-warning radar "to monitor in the western direction" was also being prepared. It was a reference to plans by NATO to permanently place troops and heavy armaments in Poland, a Russian neighbor and former Warsaw Pact country. In reference to apparent plans to reinforce NATO's...
  • Zarif to join N-talks on Saturday (3 days before deadline)

    06/26/2015 9:56:28 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    MNA ^ | Thu 25 June 2015 - 12:38
    TEHRAN, Jun.25 (MNA) Ė Iranís Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will depart for Vienna on Saturday, June 27th, to attend the nuclear talks. US Secretary of State John Kerry will also fly to Vienna on Friday to take part in the nuclear talks ahead of a self-imposed June 30 deadline Iranís Deputy FMs Seyed Abbas Araghchi and Majid Takht Ravanchi have hold meetings with 5+1on drafting a final agreement on Wednesday. The deadline for Iran and 5+1 to finish writing the text of the final agreement is June 30. However, Iran has announced recurrently that its goal is achieving a...
  • Ted Cruz Scores Another Foreign Policy Victory

    06/24/2015 1:25:57 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 30 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | June 24, 2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    One week after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced legislation to fine the State Department for delaying its annual report on Iranís human rights record, the Obama administration is acceding to his demand and finally producing the report.
  • ĎSaudi Cables release is just one tenth of what we haveí Ė WikiLeaks to RT

    06/23/2015 9:26:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    RT ^ | June 23, 2015
    Journalists have established the authenticity of the first tranche of the top secret Saudi documents published by WikiLeaks, as Saudi Arabia has warned not to distribute them, spokesperson for the WikiLeaks told RT adding that Ďitís just the beginning.í ďWe are seeing how the oil money is being used to increase influence of Saudi Arabia which is substantial of course - this is ally of the US and the UK. And since this spring it has been waging war in neighboring Yemen,Ē Icelandic investigative journalist and spokesperson for the WikiLeaks organization Kristinn Hrafnsson told RT. On Friday, the whistleblowing website...
  • Netanyahu says potential Iran nuclear deal is 'terrible' (Video)

    06/23/2015 7:31:18 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Tuesday June 23, 2015
    The anticipated nuclear deal between Iran and world powers is a "terrible deal," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday. "This deal is getting worse by the day, and it should not be signed," Netanyahu said during an address to Jewish Agency leaders in Tel Aviv. "It has been said, better no deal than a bad deal, better no deal than a terrible deal." During a meeting with Netanyahu on Sunday, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said it was unclear whether an international deal could be reached on Iran's nuclear program by a June 30 deadline. Fabius had said...
  • Obama: Major Embarrassment As Iraqís Shiite Government Plans To Execute 7000 Sunnis In Iraq

    06/22/2015 8:20:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | June 21, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    The media began its speculation as to why resident Barack Obama appeared to snub Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on a park bench at the G-7 summit. The answer to the question might have much to do with Haider al-Abadi who is running Iraq as a state of militia gangs presenting seven thousand Sunnis for mass execution on the altar of sacrifice for political gain with Iran. .... The disintegration of the Iraqi army being at least three years away from being fully retrained and reassembled, according to the Pentagon and now that Iran calls the shots on who lives...
  • Iran's Parliament Bans Nuclear Inspectors from Military Sites: 'Death to America'

    06/21/2015 3:03:34 PM PDT · by xzins · 56 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 21, 2015 | AP
    <p>With some lawmakers chanting "Death to the America," Iran's parliament voted to ban access to military sites, documents and scientists as part of a future deal with world powers over its contested nuclear program.</p> <p>The bill, if ratified, could complicate the ongoing talks in Vienna between Iran and the six-nation group ó the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany ó as they face a self-imposed June 30 deadline. The talks are focused on reaching a final accord that curbs Iran's nuclear program in return for the lifting of economic sanctions.</p>
  • US rebuffs Israelís last-ditch bid for nuclear constraints in Iran accord

    06/21/2015 2:56:57 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | June 21, 2015, 7:52 PM (IDT)
    Israelís National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen was invited to join two top US officials for dinner in Washington on June 15 to try and make Israelís case for amending the disastrous nuclear accord taking shape in Vienna between the six world powers and Iran, before it was too late. This meeting is reported here by debkafile for the first time. It was hosted by US National Security Adviser Susan Rice and senior US nuclear negotiator Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman. The occasion was arranged by CIA Director John Brennan at the end of his visit to Jerusalem in the first...
  • Egypt foreign minister criticises US calls for change

    02/10/2011 4:07:14 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/10/11 | BBC
    Egypt's foreign minister has rebuffed calls from Washington to speed up the pace of political reform. Rejecting a US demand to lift a state of emergency, Ahmed Aboul Gheit said Washington should not "impose" its will on "a great country".
  • The ĎCourt Jewí Controversy Re-Erupts New reality for an old phenomenon: How Obama and Israel

    06/21/2015 10:08:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Tablet Mag ^ | 6/16/15 | Lee Smith
    Last week an issue that has simmered for some time in private conversations burst out into the openóin a very unpleasant way. At the Jerusalem Post conference in New York on June 7, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew offered a stirring defense of the White Houseís proposed nuclear deal with Iranóand was nearly booed off the stage mid-speech. It wasnít civil or nice of the audience to do this, as many pundits have already noted. Then again, many would say itís not very nice of the Obama Administration to keep trying to sell the currently configured Iran deal to the pro-Israel...