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Egyptian Skeptics Silenced: Morsi's Letter was no Fake
Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/10/12 | Annie Lubin

Posted on 10/18/2012 3:59:30 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

A letter from the desk of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is sparking controversy in Egypt leaving people in disbelief that the Muslim Brotherhood leader had actually referred to the Israeli president as a "great friend."

Yet skeptical Egyptians who have called the letter a "Zionist fabrication" have now been silenced, as a spokesman for Morsi confirmed on Thursday the authenticity of the letter, which was given to Shimon Peres by Atef Salem, Egypt's ambassador to Israel, on Wednesday at an official ceremony in the president's residence.

The contents of the letter, which were leaked to the press, caused an uproar among Egyptians.

“Great and good friend,” Morsi wrote to Peres, “being desirous of maintaining and strengthening the cordial relations which so happily exist between our two countries, I have selected Mr. Atef Mohamed Salem Sayed El Ahl to be our ambassador…" Morsi then closed the letter, by expressing “highest esteem and consideration.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; Political Humor/Cartoons; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arabspring; egypt; foreignpolicy; greatfriends; israel; mohammedmorsi; morsi; muslimbrotherhood; peres; usforeignaid; waronterror
Why can't we be friends? Why can't we be friends?...
1 posted on 10/18/2012 3:59:35 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Sounds like taquiyah to me


3 posted on 10/18/2012 4:04:13 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

Exactly what it is. Mandated by the filthy, stinking TP roll, koran POS.


4 posted on 10/18/2012 4:11:42 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The 0bummer Penguin: I played this country like a harp from hell.)
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To: Eleutheria5
It won't be long before the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists are at each others throats.
5 posted on 10/18/2012 4:13:30 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Is this something like the “Beltway Syndrome” that we have over here? Morsi wants to buddy buddy up with the Israelis now because they throw the best parties on the ME diplomatic circuit?


6 posted on 10/18/2012 4:27:26 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Eleutheria5

He is simply acting like a responsible adult who is a president of a country, wanting cordial relations. It is his followers who want Egypt to have bad relations with their neighbors that are the problem.


7 posted on 10/18/2012 4:32:16 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Boogieman

It’s probably just boiler-plate credential language, but the Egyptians are getting all bent out of shape over it. The shame. We must pretend to be friends. Boohoo. Reminds me of boys age 8 who don’t want to sit next to girls.

Did they expect the letter to say:

Accursed President of the Zionist Entity Peres:

It is with great disgust that I actually address words towards you. You are the son of a pig and a monkey, and suffer from head trauma. But in order to get American money, I must keep the piece with you, so let’s get it over with. This is my ambassador. Do not murder him to use his blood for Purim pastries, of which you are overly fond, and we will only kill your ambassador if we’re really pissed off about something or other, and he can’t get out the window in time. But in the interim, we’ll talk business with him, and shower afterwards, as will our ambassador after he deigns to speak to the likes of you. You pig. You monkey. You Jew.

Sincerely,

President Morsi


8 posted on 10/18/2012 4:38:59 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Those American Billion Dollar pay-days make a difference. (snort)


9 posted on 10/18/2012 4:44:16 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Eleutheria5

Toss in an “I fart in your general direction” and by Jove, I think you’ve got it!


10 posted on 10/18/2012 4:45:16 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Eleutheria5

Do the Egyptians still have all that armor and artillery in the Sinai?


11 posted on 10/18/2012 4:45:54 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Eleutheria5

The flowery language of diplomacy, delivered with a smile as the knife is being readied.


12 posted on 10/18/2012 4:46:05 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Why not eliminate the middle man and have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney directly?")
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To: Vince Ferrer
Maybe he thinks Romney is going to win and that a pro Israel President will be in the White house soon. Best not to poke the tiger.
13 posted on 10/18/2012 4:50:20 PM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Eleutheria5.
A letter from the desk of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is sparking controversy in Egypt leaving people in disbelief that the Muslim Brotherhood leader had actually referred to the Israeli president as a "great friend." ... "Great and good friend," Morsi wrote to Peres, "being desirous of maintaining and strengthening the cordial relations which so happily exist between our two countries, I have selected Mr. Atef Mohamed Salem Sayed El Ahl to be our ambassador..." Morsi then closed the letter, by expressing "highest esteem and consideration."
oddly enough, probably no one in Israel believed it either. ;')


14 posted on 10/18/2012 5:55:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ConservativeMan55

“Temporary” peace with Israel resulted in billions of dollars in aid that helped him prop up his regime and feed his people.


15 posted on 10/18/2012 6:15:20 PM PDT by tbw2
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16 posted on 10/19/2012 5:04:15 AM PDT by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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To: Eleutheria5

Hahahahaa


17 posted on 10/19/2012 5:27:53 AM PDT by mgist
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