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Putin supports Egypt efforts to halt Gaza violence
AFP ^ | November 16, 2012

Posted on 11/16/2012 1:49:15 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

President Vladimir Putin told Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi in a telephone call that Russia supports Egypt's efforts to halt the escalating violence in Gaza, the Kremlin said Friday.

“The Russian President said that he supports Cairo’s efforts directed at normalizing the situation,” the statement said.

“The Russian head of state underlined the need to stop the armed confrontation and called on the sides involved in the conflict to exercise restraint and stop military actions resulting in civilian deaths,” it said.

The remarks followed a visit to Gaza by Egypt’s Prime Minister Hisham Qandil, who vowed to intensify Cairo’s efforts to secure a ceasefire and called on the international community to take responsibility for stopping aggression.

“Egypt will not hesitate to intensify its efforts and make sacrifices to stop this aggression and achieve a lasting truce,” he told reporters.

President Mursi later called Israel’s air strikes on the Gaza Strip a “blatant aggression against humanity”.

(Excerpt) Read more at english.alarabiya.net ...


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1 posted on 11/16/2012 1:49:19 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Egypt’s efforts to halt Gaza violence”...

translation: OPENING A SECOND FRONT???


2 posted on 11/16/2012 1:51:49 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Halt Gaza violence” = increase anti-Israel violence.


3 posted on 11/16/2012 1:52:17 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Putin is in favor of a regional war in the ME and 0bama has the flexibility now to support Putin.


4 posted on 11/16/2012 1:55:26 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So what are they going to do? Go to Gaza and tell Hamas to “Now you guys cut that out”!


5 posted on 11/16/2012 2:00:04 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Putin is inviting the muslim brotherhood to be a boil on his backside.

But that's just the START!!!

6 posted on 11/16/2012 2:09:07 PM PST by FixitGuy (By their fruits shall ye know them!)
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To: FixitGuy
Chechen leader raps Qaradawi for calling Russia "enemy of Islam" - Grozny, November 12, Interfax - Chechnya's head of administration, Ramzan Kadyrov, has attacked Egyptian Islamic theologian Yusuf al-Qaradawi for calling Russia an "enemy of Islam" and said Qaradawi's words represent an attack on the millions of Russian Muslims.

86-year-old Qaradawi is seen as one of the spiritual leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood. A 2008 online poll run by Foreign Policy magazine put him at number three among the world's top 20 public intellectuals.

"The Muslims of Russia hope that Qaradawi will once again think about his statement, make a critical assessment of it, and realize the erroneous and destructive character of such statements. And - which particularly important - ask himself who would benefit from representing the Islamic world and Russia as standing in contrast to each other. We call on him to do so," Kadyrov said.

"Qaradawi's statements had given rise to amazement among the Muslims of Russia," the Chechen leader said.

"There live about 30 million Muslims in our country. Hundreds of mosques are built for them yearly. Thousands of believers perform the hajj. The Constitution guarantees freedom of worship," he said.

He cited Russian President Vladimir Putin as announcing that "Russia has always been and remains the best partner for Islamic states."

"This is extremely important for Russian Muslims, who, for many decades, were deprived of the possibility to pray in mosques, study the Koran, and visit holy sites in Mecca and Medina. From this perspective, Qaradawi's public appeals sound offensive, illogical," Kadyrov said.

"It is not Russia that is supplying weapons and money for the thousands of mercenaries from all over the world who have flooded Syria and are committing daily terrorist attacks, in which the blood of women, old people and children is shed," he said.


7 posted on 11/16/2012 2:18:12 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Currently Russia is like any other Country I consider axis of evil. Israel was not the aggressor and to take the rocket shots without cleaning Gaza's clock would be the most stupid thing Russia could suggest. Screw Egypt and Russia.
8 posted on 11/16/2012 2:48:50 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Israel should put another drone up and cap Mursi.


9 posted on 11/16/2012 4:10:21 PM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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