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Former Ambassador: Egypt is in a State of Anarchy
Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/9/11 | Elad Benari

Posted on 09/11/2011 10:49:49 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

Zvi Mazel, who served as Israel's ambassador to Cairo between 1996 and 2001, expressed his concerns on Sunday over the events that took place in the Israeli Embassy in Cairo on Friday night.

An angry Egyptian mob tore down the security wall that had been built around the embassy, and then proceeded to enter the embassy, where they nearly broke into a room where six Israeli security men were holed up.

Egyptian commandos eventually rescued the guards who disguised themselves in keffiyas, Arab head gear, and in Muslim clothes. The guards, along with the Israeli Ambassador to Egypt and other embassy staff, were then flown to Tel Aviv.

Mazel told Arutz Sheva on Sunday that while there have been civilian demonstrations against the Israeli embassy in Egypt in the past, they had never gotten as bad as it got on Friday.

He said that previously, demonstrators who tried to approach the embassy were blocked by the Egyptian security forces near the University of Cairo, which is located about 250 meters from the Israeli Embassy. He added that in the past, certainly no one would have let the protesters come near the embassy wall.

Mazel emphasized that international conventions require the regime to stop all demonstrations near a foreign embassy and that Egyptian authorities should have followed up on their required duties.

"This was cowardly behavior on behalf of the Egyptian authorities," Mazel said, stressing that the new Egyptian government believes it is important to maintain the peace treaty with Israel but at the same time the military forces controlling the country "fear the street," as he put it.

"From the moment the army seized power they've been weak and have let the street dictate their conduct," Mazel added. "It's very serious. These generals do not know how to run a....."

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: anarchy; arabspring; egypt; egyptcrisis; embassy; foreignpolicy; israel; israeliembassy; middleeast; military; muslimbrotherhood; obamunism
Demoncracy in action. Spring has sprung. Da street has riz. I wonder where da ambassadors is.
1 posted on 09/11/2011 10:49:52 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Maybe they can call Howdy Doody and he’ll go there and give one of his so-called famous speeches...um..wait...he already did that. Jinx


2 posted on 09/11/2011 11:05:04 PM PDT by mardi59 (Time to turn off the tv so I don't break it..)
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To: Eleutheria5

Today the Israeli embassy, tomorrow ours.

Perhaps we should increase the amount of financial aid we anually send to Egypt.


3 posted on 09/11/2011 11:07:31 PM PDT by 353FMG (Liberalism is Satan's handiwork.)
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To: 353FMG

Israelis should buy more Nile Perch. If we eat enough of their bleached, polluted fish, maybe they’ll like us again./sarc


4 posted on 09/11/2011 11:11:28 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5
send Cooper there
5 posted on 09/11/2011 11:16:17 PM PDT by traumer
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To: Eleutheria5

Allow them to implode into anarchy.

Let them eat each other alive.

Not one penny or US trope to stop mass killings that will take place.


6 posted on 09/11/2011 11:17:45 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Democrats are violent. Prisons are overflowing with democrats convicted of violent crimes.)
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To: NoLibZone

Isaiah 19


7 posted on 09/11/2011 11:43:57 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Eleutheria5

Pharoh! Let those people go!

Go at it, I mean...


8 posted on 09/12/2011 12:26:33 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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Thanks Eleutheria5.
Mazel emphasized that international conventions require the regime to stop all demonstrations near a foreign embassy and that Egyptian authorities should have followed up on their required duties. "This was cowardly behavior on behalf of the Egyptian authorities," Mazel said

9 posted on 09/12/2011 12:30:53 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: NoLibZone

Obie created this.... part of his plan, whatever that is.


10 posted on 09/12/2011 12:32:32 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Eleutheria5

‘The Jews of Egypt began fleeing the country in 1948, and most of the remaining, some 21,000, were expelled in 1956.’

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_exodus_from_Arab_and_Muslim_countries

History repeats itself. Russians came in as Jews were leaving in the ‘50s. Now the marxist in chief is on the same mission. His first overseas trip was to Cairo. He has visited Israel as president zero times. The US gives $ billions to Egypt. They would not trash the Israeli embassy without the green light from Omullah.


11 posted on 09/12/2011 2:12:18 AM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Eleutheria5

Of course Egypt is in anarchy.. it was planned this way. The fall of Mubarak initially brought jubilation, then uncertainty, more demonstrations and now the anarchy stage. Next up will be the Muslim Brotherhood, who will establish itself and gain popular backing as the one force that can establish order.. under strict sharia, of course.

Islamists are playing this like a fiddle. It worked for them in post-Soviet-occupation Afghanistan and Iran, following the fall of the Shah. And, unfortunately, it`ll probably play out that way after U.S. troops leave Iraq.


12 posted on 09/12/2011 2:17:24 AM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: FlyingEagle

What about those sent packing in 1967, after all men and boys ages seven to seventy were briefly detained in a concentration camp?


13 posted on 09/12/2011 2:17:29 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: FlyingEagle

What about those sent packing in 1967, after all men and boys ages seven to seventy were briefly detained in a concentration camp?


14 posted on 09/12/2011 2:17:34 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Yes, exactly, that was the final confiscation and expulsion under Nasser. It is mentioned further down in the wiki website in connection with the “Protocols” fabrication/publication.

‘In 1960, the Protocols of the Elders of Zion were the subject of an article by Salah Dasuqi, military governor of Cairo, in al-Majallaaa, the official cultural journal.[40] In 1965, the Egyptian government released an English-language pamphlet titled Israel, the Enemy of Africa and distributed it throughout the English-speaking countries of Africa. The pamphlet used the Protocols and The International Jew as its sources and concluded that all the Jews were cheats, thieves, and murderers.[41] In 1967, Jews were detained and tortured, and Jewish homes were confiscated.[1]’


15 posted on 09/12/2011 2:25:42 AM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: FlyingEagle

Of course, the US is the real villain, because they interned Japanese citizens in WW II. Those poor innocent Egyptians were just naively following America’s bad example./sarcastic parody


16 posted on 09/12/2011 2:30:43 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Oh come on..., they got rid of Mubarak. Everything is blissful and we all know it...

/s

There’s a very good chance the Egyptians are going to long for the days when Mubarak was in control.


17 posted on 09/12/2011 2:42:11 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain 5 yrs Left/1 year right "BAD!" - Republicans 3 yrs Right 1 year Left to elect RINOs. "Good?")
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To: ScottinVA

The speed Obama is moving toward a 3,000 troop level in Iraq, you can bank on that. That _er would sell out anyone and anything to get re-elected.


18 posted on 09/12/2011 2:45:00 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain 5 yrs Left/1 year right "BAD!" - Republicans 3 yrs Right 1 year Left to elect RINOs. "Good?")
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To: DoughtyOne

Well, not quite blissful. Arab pride and dignity continues to suffer the unendurable shame of being at peace with Israel, and those pesky Copts are still breathing.


19 posted on 09/12/2011 3:13:52 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Is the arab spring anything like springtime for hitler?


20 posted on 09/12/2011 4:02:21 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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It’s more like Irish Spring without the pleasant fragrance.


21 posted on 09/12/2011 4:06:42 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Just why does the “arab spring” smell like sulfur?
22 posted on 09/12/2011 4:25:20 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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23 posted on 09/12/2011 4:47:03 AM PDT by SJackson (Free Palestine, return it to the inhabitants who had the land taken by the Romans, Alan West)
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To: Eleutheria5

“From the moment the army seized power they’ve been weak and have let the street dictate their conduct...These generals do not know how to run a state.”

No law without order, no freedom without law. Simple.


24 posted on 09/12/2011 5:25:37 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change. " Robert Anthony)
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To: Eleutheria5

“Mazel emphasized that international conventions require the regime to stop all demonstrations near a foreign embassy and that Egyptian authorities should have followed up on their required duties.”

Or what? What are they going to do? Get that dumb a$$
Obama to shake his finger at them? The U.S. is the only
country that is held accountable for these so called
“international conventions”. Soon Obama will be out there
apologizing to Egypt for the existence of Israel.


25 posted on 09/12/2011 5:37:54 AM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: ScottinVA

Of course, Egypt is not Afghanistan or Somalia. It has nearly 85 million people. Unlike Gaza, it cannot be kept afloat with UN aid. If it implodes, its going to be Hellfire and Brimstone chaos like hasn’t been seen since WWII.

And...I’m okay with that.


26 posted on 09/12/2011 5:43:27 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: Eleutheria5

Anarchy, Islamic Theocracy or Military Dictatorship - take your pick.

The ONLY alternatives available in an Islamic Country.


27 posted on 09/12/2011 5:44:07 AM PDT by ZULU ( Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam)
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To: Eleutheria5

By the time Nov 2012 rolls around, both Europe and the Middle East will be basket cases, Iran will probably dominate Iraq, and the US Economy will still be a shambles with more debt than ever.

But the MSM will be all about how “smart and cool” Obama is.


28 posted on 09/12/2011 5:46:34 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: Eleutheria5

Yep, but I have confidence that’s about to change.

You’re right on target.


29 posted on 09/12/2011 2:40:13 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain 5 yrs Left/1 year right "BAD!" - Republicans 3 yrs Right 1 year Left to elect RINOs. "Good?")
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